Archive | April 2009

Jazz Fest Victoria 2009 Lineup Announced

Alice Russell
King Sunny Ade
The lineup for the 2009 Jazzfest Victoria has finally been announced. This year’s festival runs from Friday June 26 – Sunday July 5th. While last year’s lineup would be incredibly tough to top, festival organizers have once again done an amazing job attracting world class artists to their festival from diverse musical backgrounds. One of the Music of My Mind’s favorites, UK soulstress Alice Russell will open the festival on June 26th. Other highlights include Nigerian Juju legend King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, UK bandleader, producer and DJ, Quantic as well as Aussie soul from Blue King Brown and legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes. Be sure to check out the full schedule here


April 30/09 playlist

1.El Michel’s Affair – Shimmy Shimmy Ya
2.Lee Moses – California Dreaming
3.Serge Gainsbourg – Melody (Histoire de Melody Nelson)
4.Five Alarm Funk – The Night Time is the Right Time
5.Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing
6.Betty Padgett – Never Never
7.Alice Russell/Nostalgia 77 – Seven Nation Army
8.Quantic – Prelude To Happening
9.King Sunny Ade – Ja Fun Mi
10.Langdon Auger – Charlie Hustle
11.Doom – Gazillion Ear
12.K’naan – Fatima

Get Up to Get Down – Live on the Music of My Mind April 30th

On today’s program, Groovin’ Reuven Sussman, drummer of local funk outfit Get Up to Get Down will be gettin’ down with us live on the Music of My Mind (April 30th). Reuven will be co-hosting the show today and letting listeners in on what’s in store for the band in 2009 and beyond.

Thursday April 23/09 Playlist

1.Lonnie Hewitt – It’s Me
2.The Cougars – Right On
3.David Whitaker – Strip Poker @ Caesar’s Palace
4.Betty Padgett – Sugar Daddy Pt. 2
5.Majestic Arrows – Love Is All I Need
6.Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics – Masengo
7.Afro Cult Foundation – The Quest
8.Letta Mbulu – Melodi (Sounds of Home)
9.Extra Golden – Ukimwi
10.Easy Star All Stars – Within You Without You
11.Root Beer feat. Pigeon John- So Good
12.Aceyalone & the Lonely Ones feat. Treasure Davis – Can’t Hold Back
13.K-os – Zambony
14.Modulok – Miseable Existentialist
15.soso & dj kutdown – All Ties Cast Off

Celebrate Record Store Day 2009 – Saturday April 18

Celebrate Record Store Day 2009, this Saturday April 18 at independent music retailers across Canada and all over the world. Here in Victoria, celebrate Record Store Day at Ditch Records on Johnson Street. There will be special deals and exclusive records and CDs available only on Saturday, including the new compilation This LP Crashes Hard Drives featuring great music from Light in the Attic, Numero Group and Vampisoul labels. Celebrate the record store as a cultural institution. Keep supporting them so that we continue to have an alternative to the itunes store.

Thursday April 16/09 Playlist

1.Chocolate Snow – Inflation (Eccentric Soul: Smart’s Palace)
2.King Curtis – Changes (Live at the Fillmore)
3.Booker T – Get Behind The Mule
4.Sahara All Stars – Enjoy Yourself (Nigeria 70)
5.Myron E. & The Soul Investigators – Cold Game (This LP Crashes Hard Drives)
6.Shawn Lee feat. Darondo – Stay Away From Me (Soul In THe Hole)
7.Gilberto Gil/Jorge Ben – Taj Mahal
8.Jackie Mittoo – Hot Milk
9.Junior Murvin – Memories
10.Upsetters – Cold Sweat
11.Easy Star All Stars – Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
12.Mr. Lif – The Sun (See Mr Lif Live @ Sugar Fri Apr 17)
13.Fort Knox Five – Insight
14.Doug Randle – Coloured Plastics

Kutiman’s YouTube mashup Thru You

Israeli musician/producer extraordinaire Kutiman has recently blown away our definitions of what a mashup can be, mashing up multiple Youtube videos into his own original song and video, and true work of art. CHeck out the video right here. Incredible!! For more about the man himself, check Kutiman‘s other music and videos as well. Kutiman was also recently interviewed about Thru You on CBC Radio One’s Spark. Download the interview here

THursday April 9/09 playlist

1.Galt McDermot – Tango
2.Johnny WIlliams – Maggie
3.JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound – Alright
4.The Pharoahs – People Make the World Go Round
5.Chicago Afobeat Project – Nobody Likes A Prima Donna
6.Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens – What is This?
7.Fred Williams & Jewels Band – The Dance Got Old (Eccentric Soul- Smart’s Palace)
8.Kutiman – No Reason for You
9.Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Marcus Garvey
10.Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood Ferguson – Fall In Love(Suite for Ma Dukes)
11.Freeflow – Gone Numb
12.K’naan – People Like Me
13.Langdon Auger – Day By Day
14.Aceyalone & THe Lonely Ones – Push N Pull