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Wake Up People

Welcome to a new Soul & Jazz music mix and with a tribute mix to Joe Sample (The Crusaders), who passed a couple of days ago. Another issue is the legendary Prestige Records Label. In the mix you can listen to The Rolling Stones, Kate Bush, new music from Aphex Twin, Raury, Renegades of Jazz and a floor killer track by Shakleton. What more is needed to start in the weekend.

Prestige Records was a record label, founded by Bob Weinstock in New York and had his best time in the 50s and 60s. For most of the 1950s and 1960s, the great recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder was responsible for the recordings. Prestige Records contains a significant number of jazz classics, among other things: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and many others. The main characteristic was that an album normally contains of 5 tracks. Without recording trial or a screen test, Weinstock was able to produce and to publish faster. Still he used failed tapes and published nearly everything. That´s the reason why Prestige Records has nearly less alternative takes. If you are interest in Jazz, have a look on records from Prestige Records.

Listen. Relax and Enjoy!

This way please, click → Wake Up People…Soul & Jazz and Beyond (40) (YouTube-Link)

1. Heem The Music Monsters – Wake Up People
2. Bernard Purdie – Theme from Shaft (Prestige Records)
3. Little Dragon – Pretty Girls (Lil Silva Remix)
4. Raury – God’s Whisper
5. Idris Muhammad – Superbad (Prestige Records)
6. Aphex Twin – minipops 67 [120.2]
7. Kate Bush – Army Dreamers
8. Otis Redding – You Don’t Miss Your Water
9. Shackleton – Vor Und Zuruck
10. Rusty Bryant – Fire Eater (Prestige Records)
11. The Players Association – I Like It
12. Raury – Woodcrest Manor Master
13. The Rolling Stones – Miss You
14. Renegades Of Jazz – Brownout
15. Bobby Womack – If You Think You’re Lonely Now

Alternative Link, click:→ Wake Up People…Soul & Jazz and Beyond (40) (YouTube-Link)

Joe Sample Tribute
Jazz funk innovator, keyboardist and Jazz Crusaders founding member Joe Sample redefined jazz starting out in the 60’s and for the following four decades. He passed a couple of days ago. DJ Smash selected some tracks for a tribute mix. Beginning in the early 1980s, he started a successful solo career and was guest musician on many recordings by other performers and groups: Miles Davis, George Benson, Jimmy Witherspoon, B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan and many more.

This way please, click → Joe Sample Tribute Mix by DJ Smash (Soundcloud-Link)

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Feeling Good

Welcome to a new Soul & Jazz Mix with the next common star FKA twigs, Soul Treasures from Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and others more and some amazing cover versions. And you can watch to a wonderful Jazz movie trailer. Then you can listen to the debut album from Raury, which is big stuff.

FKA twigs aka Tahliah Barnett. She is a British singer. FKA stands for Formerly Known As. Her debut was released in August. She became known as twigs for the way her bones crack. Her style in music: she makes trip-hop for a new time. Then I am glad to share one of my all time favorite Jazz standards „The Stolen Moment“. Speedometer playing a jazzy version of „Happy“. We have Northern Soul in the mix and finally three soul giants: Donny Hathaway with his wonderful Live version of „The Ghetto, Marvin Gaye and King Curtis Live at the Filmore west. Then I found three treasures, deep in the cellar: Ananda Shankar with his „Dancing Drums“, one of my favorite track from Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra and the Brazilian Tamba Trio with „Desafinado“.

Listen, relax and enjoy!

This way please, click → Feeling Good…in the mix (38) (YouTube-Link)

1. Andy & The Bey Sisters – Feeling Good
2. Al Wilson – The Snake
3. Alice Smith – Love Endeavor (Maurice Fulton Remix)
4. Eddie Lockjaw Davis – The Stolen Moment
5. Speedometer – Happy
6. Nick Hakim – I Don’t Know
7. FKA twigs – Water Me
8. Dorian Concept – Draft Culture
9. Tamba Trio – Desafinado
10. Ananda Shankar – Dancing Drums
11. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Arkansas Coal Mine Suite
12. Earl Van Dyke and The Motown Brass – Six By Six
13. FKA twigs – Two Weeks
14. Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto (Live)
15. Marvin Gaye – I Want You
16. King Curtis – Memphis Soul Stew

Alternative Link, click:→ Feeling Good…in the mix (38) (YouTube-Link)

By surprise I found the trailer for a Jazz Movie: „All Night Long“ with the recently passed actor and director Richard Attenborough together with Jazz Giants like Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus. I have never heard about the film, but the trailer with the music is fantastic and makes me curious.
All Night Long – Trailer (YouTube-Link)

For the BBC, it was the album of the week: Raury with his album „Indigo Child“. He is still 18 years young and his sample style where he mixed Folk with Soul Elements to a unique sound is great.
Listen to his debut: Raury – ‘Indigo Child’
Find more from Raury on Soundcloud