Archive | October 2007

November 1 playlist

New Orleans Special (Track 1-7):
1. The Meters – Cissy Strut
2. Dr John – I Walk on Guilded Splinters(Gris Gris)
3. Allen Toussaint – My Baby is the Real Thing
4. Galactic – Sweetback (live)
5. Galactic interview with bass player Robert Mercurio
6. Galactic feat. Juvenile and Soul Rebels Brss Band – From the Corner to the Block
7. Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing
8. Chicago Afrobeat Project – superstar pt. 7
9. Mr. Something Something & Ikwunga – Di Bombs
10.The Coup – Fat Cats, Bigga Fish
11.Buck 65 – Way BAck When

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Oct 25 Playlist

1.Fred Wesley and the JBs – Blow Your Head
2.Bill Doggett – Honky Tonk Popcorn
3.H.P. Riot – The Dollar Sign
4.Patrizia and Jimmy – Trust Your Child Pt.1 (from Home Schooled: ABCs of Kid Soul)
5.Marie “Queenie Lyons – See and Don’t See
6.Aretha Franklin – Mr. Big
7.The Daktaris – Eitsuhg Idal Lasiti
8.Mr. Something Something and Ikwunga – You Are Beautiful
9.Moses Mayes – Second Ring
10.Reuben Wilson – We’re In Love
11.Nas – Memory Lane
12.Kay the Aquanaut – Castles Made of Sand (Nothing Lasts Forever)
13.Aceyalone feat Chali 2Na/Bionik – Easy
14.Culture – Two Sevens Clash
15.Johnny Osbourne – Warrior (Summer Records Anthology)

A Little Something Something

Toronto Afrobeat/funk collective Mr. Something Something will release their new album Deep Sleep featuring Ikwunga The Afrobeat Poet on Tuesday October 30th. For the new record,Mr. Something Something has added an element that was missing from their excellent 2005 release The Edge, a genuine Nigerian afrobeat poet in the tradition of the Black President, Fela Kuti. Ikwunga, now living in Baltimore, has the experience of opening shows for Fela’s son, Femi at his club in Lagos in the 1990s. The new album incorporates traditional Afrobeat stylings and spoken word poetry with the band’s more modern take on Afrobeat. Mr Something Something’s uncanny ability to mix genres (Funk/Afrobeat/Reggae) into pulsating rhythms continues with this release and I’m looking forward to these songs being performed live with Ikwunga when they next come out to the West Coast.

IF THIS AIN’T LOVE (DON’T KNOW WHAT IS)

Great video from Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators!

Nicole Willis interview

Check out my interview with the lovely Nicole Willis of Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators which aired on my show a few weeks back. After a few minor technical difficulties setting up the interview from Finland, Nicole talked candidly about the current state of soul music, her band the Soul Investigators, the differences between making music in the US vs. making music in Europe (UK and Finland). A big shout out again to Nicole (for her patience!) and Laura at Spectre Entertainment for hooking it up! Enjoy and let me know what you think…


If you get the chance, check out this article in the new issue of Exclaim magazine, which outlines the rise of the new soul movement and includes interviews and bios of Solomon Burke, Bettye Lavette and Sharon Jones. These are all artists who have paid their dues and have experienced either a rebirth or the most success in their music careers only very recently. Forget about the modern r&b diva, these men and women have true soul and character! A great article indeed! Read the story with the link below:

Soul Survivors

How Classic Rhythm and Blues Has Become Vital Once Again
By Jason Schneider

Oct 11 playlist

1.Willie Hutch – Out There (Foxy Brown OST)
2.Otis Redding – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
3.Funky Music Machine – Love Me a Little While Longer
4.Heliocentrics – Distant Star
5.Eugene Blacknell – Gettin Down
6.Rufus feat. Chaka Khan – You Got the Love
7.Chaka Khan Feat. Mary J Blige – Disrespectful
8.Harvey Scales – Dancing Room Only
9.Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump
10.Ozomatli – Super Bowl Sundae (Peanut Butter Wolf remix)
11.Galactic feat Chali 2na – Think Back
12.K’naan – In the Beginning
13.Johnny Osbourne/Earth Roots & Water – Right Right Time(Summer Records Anthology)
14.Ranking – Chatty Chatty People (Summer Records Anthology)
15.Harlem River Drive – Broken Home

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings new album


Most of you who are regular listeners of the Music of My mind have heard this amazing new album from Sharon Jones, Binky and crew “100 days and 100 Nights. I’ve been playing it every week for the past 5 weeks since it dropped in my bid to get it up to #1 on our CFUV Earshot Top 30 chart. The album has appeared to have plateaued at #2 on the chart. Thanks to all other DJs who have played it and any fans calling in to request it. Check out this album available on CD and LP right now on Daptone Records. Check them out:

Sunday, December 9th, 2007 7:00 PM
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC

October 3 playlist

1. Sly and the Family Stone – Family Affair
2. Stevie Wonder – Love Havin You Around
3. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – Answer Me
4. Lorez Alexandria – I’m Wishin
5. Blackbyrds – Wilford’s Gone
6. The Roots Silent Treatment(Beatminerz remix)
7. Ghetto Concept – EZ on the Motion
8. Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend
9. DJ Vadim – Call Me
10.No Luck Club – Dosa Hut Chase
11.David Axelrod – Songs of Innocence
12.Konono No.1 – Kuke Kule (live)
13.Wayne McGhie and the Sounds of Joy – Cool It
14.Lee Scratch Perry feat. Evan Jones 4 and 20 Dreadlocks

Septmber 27 playlist

1.JBs – Escapism pt.2
2.Bar Kays – Soul Finger
3.Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – When The Other Foot Drops, Uncle
4.Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators – No One’s Gonna Love You
5.Al Green – Full of Fire
6.Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators – Blues Downtown
7.Baby Elephant – Baby Elephants N Thangs
8.Mr Something Something – The Flux
9.Kid Koala – Start Heeeeears Koala/Stoppin’ Traffic
10.John Smith – Crimson Paint
11.Pharcyde – Runnin’
12.Darondo – Didn’t I