Welcome once again to Winter (at least here on the right coast)… We’ll see how it goes. With all new heating appliances recently installed, it should actually be quite efficient where the pocketbook is concerned… and as I have said so many times before, winter also means another hella hectic holidaze (dusting off the Grinch gear)…
I intend to make the best of it, including another birthday celebration in a little over a week.
Now this is gonna be another one of those huge posts, complete with not one but THREE new offerings to get you through just like I promised. I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to do a Thanksgiving special this time (what is that thing they call “real life issues” anyway), but consider this a special holiday triple threat nonetheless. Come hungry and read on…
First up is another super-sized helping from my friend Tony C. I really can’t call him a guest this time though, because as the long-standing tradition in my family’s respective households goes, once you’ve visited us more than three times, you’ve become a member of the family with most of the perks that go with it. Help yourself as it were. Drop in anytime and all that. Tony did indeed drop by.
Hello, Firstly many thanks to Vincent for allowing me back into the new and improved Soul Kitchen. This latest mix is one that I thought about in the Summer when the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon landings were being acknowledged and it has taken me until now to get it sorted. ‘Real life issues’ as they say in (the blogisphere)… and you ain’t never lied, Tony… we’re all feeling that. Anyway here is “Space: The Vinyl Frontier!!”, an eclectic mix of Cosmic tunes and Voices. Enjoy!!
Cheers Tony C.
Please download and enjoy Space: The Vinyl Frontier!!, 94 MB. As always, it’s a pleasure to have you drop by with the heat, Tony. Much respect.
That’s the first one…
The next one is a little something I finished yesterday, not necessarily on the fly. As you all should know, this month marked the fifth anniversary of everybody’s favourite Soul museum, the legendary Funky 16 Corners… Well, I’d say about four years ago was the first time I ever visited when volume twelve of the radio podcast series first dropped. Check out the archive if you need a refresher. It was then that I was forever hooked… on the blog… and on the mighty Hammond. With that said, here’s my tribute to both… Yep, that’s right, another collection of mega-groovy organ-type workouts that have in some cases, been in the pantry for many, many years.
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra-Rhoda Scott
02 Tomorrow Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life (from Salvation) (excerpt)-The Free Design
03 Turtle Walk-Lou Donaldson
04 Comin’ Home Baby-El Chicano
05 Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf-The Graham Bond Organisation
06 Good Groove-Booker T & The MG’s
07 Organ Blower-Keith Mansfield/Alan Hawkshaw
08 Don’t Touch My Popcorn-Diplomats Of Solid Sound
09 The Commerce Thang-Chamber Of Commerce
10 Sock It To Me-The Deacons
11 Pygmy-The Delegates
12 Soul Circle-Spot & The Blotters
13 Tippi Toes-The Meters
14 I Know Who You Been Socking It To-Dave Cortez
15 Kiko-Jimmy McGriff
16 This Little Girl Of Mine-The Peddlers
17 Spill The Wine-Jimmy Smith
18 Sahara ’72-The Bobby Hughes Experience
19 There You Go-Fania All Stars
20 The Greasy Spoon-Hank Marr
21 Chalito Pt. 1-The Three J’s
22 Hot Funky And Sweaty-The Soul Lifters
23 Soul Zone ’65-Googie Rene
Please also download More Organic Fufu, 95 MB.
I ain’t done yet…
Here’s one that was really, really done on-the fly about two weeks ago. This time, the premise was a rather fast-paced collection of hodgepodge. It really feels good when I slap this one in the truck and put the pedal to the floor (at least when the authorities ain’t lookin’)… If you’ve got a need for speed and a lead foot like I do, then I think you’ll dig this thing that I call
01 Move Move Move-Alan Parker-Alan Hawkshaw
02 What Would It Be Like Pt. 2-Freddie Wilson
03 My Mind set Me Free Pts. 1&2-The Houseguests
04 Heavy Heavy Heavy-Geraldo Pino
05 You Got It All-City Council, LTD
06 Don’t Let Go-The Graham Bond Organisation
07 The Love Bounce-Johnny Cool
08 Let’s Do That Thing-Flip Flop Stevens
09 Soul Poppin’-Johnny Jones & The King Casuals
10 Tighten Up Tighter-Roosevelt Matthews
11 Solid Funk-Flame & The Sons Of Darkness
12 Blow Your Top-The Soul Destroyers
13 Speedway-Nick Ingman
14 There Was-The Naturall Band
15 Take Five-Kashmere Stage Band
16 Hardheaded Woman-US Warren
17 Banana Fana-The Jaguars
18 Nothin’ But A Party Pt. 2-The Blenders
19 The Mystery Track???
20 Jenkins Got A Funky Thing-The Cal Jenkins Revue
21 Shake What Your Momma Gave You-Allison & Calvin Turner
22 Hugh’s Hefner-Diplomats Of Solid Sound
23 Boogaloo Investigator-The Exotics
24 Too Many Fish In The Sea-Earl Van Dyke
25 Noise With The Boys-Al White & The Highlighters
Please download and enjoy Speed Freaks too, 94 MB.
Whew! That was a mouthful to say the least. Now my truck is satisfied, and I hope that you are too. I’m gonna commence to prepare to get ready for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidaze now. I did give Sandy Claw my wish list though, not that it’s any surprise what I asked for I’ve got another three weeks to get through in this term, and then I can start thinking about the third anniversary of my little corner of the bolgisphere. For those of you with Thanksgiving plans, be sure to eat a lot first of all… Have a great day, and whatever you do, do it good. And even if Thanksgiving isn’t in your scheme of things to do this Thursday… as long as you have health, happiness and friends to share a good day, then my wishes for you all have come true. Last thought:
“Smoke steams from under the lid that’s on the pot,
ain’t never had a lot but thankful for the little that I got…”
– Cee-Lo Green, 1994
Have a good week full of fun(k), and as always, please be safe.
Peace and blessings.
P.S. To everyone who lent a hand this time, I give a BIG round of thanks and much respect. Any thoughts, kids??? I’d love to hear from you. Thank you so much for your continued patronage.