7 Jan 2012

Stay loose by expressyourselve....

is one of my last soul/funk/jazz mixes for some time.

In general it will be in next time, in second online year mostly or more weight on Rock&Roll and other musical direction as well, blues & boogie woogie.

The following painting is made by Miles Davis.

So this one I would like to dedicate to my followers from team Police.

They had made all possible to sabotage the work, you can’t imagine how often I was writing and correcting my posts, playlists, how often I heard some differences in mixes, small but when you are into you hear it, sometimes I just left it as they fixed.

There was correcting the font size, it was not possible to handle with entire options and many many other things not only here on the blog other sites and providers as well, I can say it depends who of them is having duty on that day, it real depends in a way….

So this one is for you boys and girls, so Stay loose…..

So let us take a look on the artist of this mix.

The Wild Magnolias is a group founded in the 50’s that is participating in the local "Indian masking" traditions and performing New Orleans Mardi Gras music.
The group's lead member was called the Big Chief, and at least three Big Chiefs are known to have headed the band for short stints prior to 1964: Leon, Flap, and Joe Lee Davis.
In 1964, Bo Dollis became Big Chief of the group, having previously participated in other Mardi Gras tribes such as the White Eagles and the Golden Arrows.

In the 70’s they released two albums, the song (somebody got) soul soul soul you can find on B-Side of their 1974 self-titled album.

AIFF are in long terms Afro Influenced Funk Federation.

The Dutch musicians around DJ and producer Phil Martin and musician Ton van der Kolk play an enormous groove establishing their own version of afro-funk.
Influenced by classic afro funk like Fela Kuti, they try to bring afro-funk to a new dimension. Like other actual afro funk projects, they integrate all their musical influences in their tracks. The favorite styles they melt to their unique sound range from deep-funk, soul and jazz to reggae and afro music.
They just love all kinds of roots music...

AIFF give proof to the fact that young musicians can make music in an Afrobeat way.

The song The seduction you can find on their 2007 album Afro Soul System.

Sugar Pie DeSanto is born as Umpeylia Marsema Balinton, October 16, 1935, Brooklyn, New York and is an American rhythm and blues singer of the 1950s and 1960s and collaborated with Etta James during a successful recording career.

In 1955, DeSanto did some touring with The Johnny Otis Revue. Otis gave her her stage name. From 1959 to 1960, she toured with The James Brown Revue.

DeSanto participated in the American Folk Blues Festival tour of Europe in 1964, and her lively performances, including wild dancing and standing back flips, were widely appreciated.

The woo-pee song you can find on several different compilations like Soul Train from 1988….

Wolfgang Dauner is born on 30 December 1935 and is a German jazz fusion pianist, composer and keyboardist born in Stuttgart, Germany, probably best known for his work in the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and with musicians such as Hans Koller, Albert Mangelsdorf, Volker Kriegel or Ack van Rooyen.
He is the father of famous German drummer Florian Dauner, who is best known for his work with German hip-hop group Die Fantastischen Vier and electronic dance DJ Paul Van Dyk, and is commonly referred to as Flo, the Flower, or the Fallopian.

The song Just bring t out you can find on his album from the year 1974 This is Wolfgang Dauner.

Lefties Soul Connection are a Dutch funk band from Amsterdam.

The band was formed by guitarist Onno Smit and organist Alviz in August 2001, with Cody Vogel joining on drums by the end of the year.

Bram Brosman joined as full-time bassist early in 2002, as the group solidified a mostly instrumental sound influenced by The Meters and Booker T & the MGs.

Their debut full-length, Hutspot, arrived in 2006, with a follow-up, Skimming the Skum, released in 2007. The group toured with Hind Laroussi in 2009.

V2 is to find as 12” vinyl from 2004 and on their debut album from 2006 Hutspot as well.

Jimmy Smith, James Oscar Smith, December 8, 1925 or 1928 – February 8, 2005 was a jazz musician whose performances on the Hammond B-3 electric organ helped to popularize this instrument.

In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that the United States bestows upon jazz musicians.

At the age of six he joined his father doing a song-and-dance routine in clubs. He began teaching himself to play the piano. When he was nine, Smith won a Philadelphia radio talent contest as a boogie-woogie pianist.

Smith switched to organ in 1953 after hearing Wild Bill Davis.

Often called the father of acid jazz, Smith lived to see that movement come to reflects Smith's organ style.

Stay loose you can find on same titled album from 1968.

Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr. is born on March 14, 1933 and is an American record producer and musician.

His career spans five decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.

He is particularly recognized as the producer of the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which has sold more than 110 million copies worldwide, and as the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World”.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song "The Eyes of Love" from the Universal Pictures film Banning.

That same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of the 1967 film In Cold Blood.

In 1971, Jones would receive the honor of becoming the first African American to be named musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony.

He was the first African American to win the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African American, each of them having seven nominations.

At the 2008 BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award. He was played by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biopic about Ray Charles, Ray.

Hicky burr you can find on the 1971 album Smackwater Jack.

Johnny Pate is born on December 5, 1923, in Chicago and is a jazz bassist who late became a music arranger/producer, and a leading figure in Chicago soul as well as pop/R&B music.

Pate was working with and for several outstanding artists like B.B. King, Curtis Mayfield or Wes Montgomery and for following labels Chess, Federal Records or ABC Paramount….

Outrageous is his album from 1970 where you can find the song as well.

Peter Herbolzheimer, 31 December 1935 – 27 March 2010, was a German jazz trombonist and bandleader.

In 1969 Herbolzheimer formed his Rhythm Combination and Brass (RC&B) for which he wrote most of the arrangements.

This big band was unique in that it had an international lineup of eight brasses, but originally only one saxophone, with Herb Geller in that chair.

The list of brass players included Allan Botschinsky (Denmark), Art Farmer (USA), Dusko Goykovich (Bosnia), Palle Mikkelborg (Denmark), Ack van Rooyen (Netherlands) and Jiggs Whigham (USA).

The rhythm section consisted of two keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and percussion and included renowned musicians such as Dieter Reith (Germany), Philip Catherine (Belgium), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (Denmark), Bo Stief (Denmark), Alex Riel (Denmark), Grady Tate (USA), and Nippy Noya (Indonesia). For special events the group was augmented as necessary, but the basic combination remained as such for several years.

Mr. Clean is to find on the album Scenes from 1974.

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela, born April 4, 1939 is a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer.
Masekela was born in Kwa-Guqa Township, Witbank, South Africa.

Since 1954, Masekela has played music that closely reflects his life experience. The agony, conflict, and exploitation South Africa faced during 1950’s and 1960’s, inspired and influenced him to make music. He was an artist who in his music vividly portrayed the struggles and sorrows, as well as the joys and passions of his country. His music protested about apartheid, slavery, government; the hardships individuals were living. Masekela reached a large population of people that also felt oppressed due to the country situation.

The song Dyambo you can find on 1971 album Dyambo.

About Robert Lowe is not much known except this maxi single Back to Funk from 1974 with the song Put your legs up high.

Harold Joseph "Hal" Singer is born on 8 October 1919 and is an American R&B and jazz bandleader and saxophonist.

He became to sing and play in the late 30s, his first own album is from 1948, in same year he had first Nr. 1 instrumental song called “Corn Bread”.

In the early and mid 1950s he recorded with Mercury, toured with R&B artists such as The Orioles and Charles Brown, and increasingly worked as a session musician. In 1958 he began recording with Prestige Records as a jazz soloist and performing at the Metropole Club in New York with leading jazz musicians such as Roy Eldridge and Coleman Hawkins.

Malcom X you can find on 1971 album Blues and News.

Gordon Staples is an American violinist and past concertmaster for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He is known for his work as a leader and conductor of the string section on recording sessions for Motown Records during their heyday in the 1960s.

Although not having attained the same level of fame as the label's better-known singers, his work on hundreds of Motown hit records has therefore been heard by millions of people all around the world. He released a Motown album of his own in 1970 with members of The Funk Brothers, Strung Out, credited to Gordon Staples and the String Thing.

John Cameron is born on 20 March 1944 and is a British composer, arranger, conductor and musician.

He is well-known for his many film, TV and stage credits, and for his contributions to 'pop' recordings, notably those by Donovan, Cilla Black and the group Hot Chocolate. Cameron's instrumental version of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" became a hit for his group Collective Consciousness Society and for many years a version of Cameron's arrangement was used as the theme music for the BBC TV show Top of the Pops.

In the early 1970s Cameron formed Collective Consciousness Society (C.C.S.), a jazz-funk group that included Cameron, Mickie Most, Alexis Korner and Herbie Flowers.

In 1969 John Cameron Quartet released the album Off Centre where the song The Troublemaker can be found.

Claude Bolling is born on 10 April 1930 and is a renowned French jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and occasional actor.

He was born in Cannes, studied at the Nice Conservatory, then in Paris.

A child prodigy, by age 14 he was playing jazz piano professionally, with Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, and Kenny Clarke.

Bolling's books on jazz technique show that he did not delve far beyond bebop into much avant garde jazz. He was a major part of the traditional jazz revival in the late 1960s, and he became friends with Oscar Peterson.

He has written music for over one hundred films, mostly French, starting with the score for a 1957 documentary about the Cannes Film Festival, and including the films Borsalino (1970), and California Suite (1978).

Bolling is also noted for a series of "crossover" collaborations with classical musicians. His Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio with Jean-Pierre Rampal, a mix of Baroque elegance with modern swing, has been a top seller for many years, and was followed up by other works in the same vein. It was particularly popular in the United States, at the top of the hit parade for two years after its release and on billboard top 40 for 530 weeks, roughly ten years.

The song Pop mod you can find on soundtrack from 1973 Le Magnifique.

I hope you will like this mix.


01. Soul soul soul - The Wild Magnolias
02. The seduction - Aiff
03. The woo-pee - Sugarpie Desanto
04. Just bring it out - Wolfgang Dauner
05. V 2 - Lefties Soul Connection
06. Stay loose - Jimmy Smith
07. Hicky burr - Quincy Jones
08. Outrageous - Johnny Pate
09. Mr. Clean - Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass
10. Dyambo - Hugh Masekela
11. Put your legs up high - Robert Lowe
12. Malcom X - Hal Singer
13. Strung out - Gordon Staples & The String Thing
14. Troublemaker - John Cameron
15. Pop mod - Claude Bolling 

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