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Messagepar Pari » 22/08/09 21:46

We had a ball at last night's 1990s throwback - our first Acid Jazz Special. We're pretty sure that you will, too. Get the free download right here and let your mind unwind:

http://wrir.org/x/modules/news/article. ... ryid=10687

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- Greyboy feat. Karl Denson - Unwind your Mind (Ubiquity)
- Jeff Brown and 33 & 1/3 - 747 Part In The Sky (Mo Wax)
- United Future Organization - Mistress of Dance (Brownswood)
- Snowboy feat. Noel McKoy - Lucky Fellow (Acid Jazz)
- Outside - Movin' On (Dorado)
- Galliano - Skunk Funk (Talkin' Loud)
- Dodge City Productions - Unleash Your Love (4th & Broadway)
- Main Street People - Release Me (Yo Mama)
- Galliano - Hungry Like A Baby (Talkin' Loud)
- Talbot White - The Old Mission Hall (Boogie Back)
- United Future Organization feat. Galliano - The Sixth Sense (Talkin' Loud)
- Martine Girault - Revival (Remix) (4th & Broadway)
- Mica Paris - I should Have Known Better (Island)
- The Subteraneans - Taurus Woman (Acid Jazz)
- Young Disciples - Step Right On (Talkin' Loud)
- Leena Conquest - Boundaries (BMG)
- MC Toro - Many Ways (Soulciety)
- Opaz - Don't say nothing (4th & Broadway)
- The Solsonics - Keep The Rhythm Strong (EMI)
- Anna Ross with Snowboy - Where Love Lives (instr.) (Soul Jazz)
- Jamiroquai - When You Gonna Learn (orig. demo) (Acid Jazz)
- 10 Bass T - Hip Hop Finger (Ubiquity)
- Incognito - Still A Friend Of Mine (Talkin' Loud)
- Omar - Music (Talkin' Loud)
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Messagepar Wonder B » 25/08/09 02:06

Wowwww glad to see you paying hommage to the last musical wave that I really dug!!! It all went downhill after that!!!
Of course there's always the one personal favourite track that is missing but everyone would have turned a different selection although yours has some of the biggest 'hits' of the era which I love too!
Thanks for this special selection!
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Messagepar funkiness » 25/08/09 09:14

nice selection brother Pari, think there's also some great american acid-jazz in the 90's, mostly released on the luv'n'haight label, am I right ?

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Messagepar Wonder B » 25/08/09 11:02

Probably so Funkiness, but the movement originated from the UK and it's most prominent actors were british. You gotta give credit where credit is due!
The UK has always been the innovator in the music trends these past decades, from the British Invasion in the 60's, to the Punk movement in 1977, Ska & Reggae in the 60's and 70's (of course it came from Jamaica but it gained much of it's international fame because of the england based community), the New Wave in the early 80's, and then acid jazz in the 90's... (and I'm not even mentioning Northern Soul, a typically british movement)

How did they manage to flood the world with all this? When we were never able to do anything worth a mention !?!?
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Messagepar funkiness » 25/08/09 11:15

when it comes to funk my dear Wonder B, Americans are always way ahead !

acid jazz made in USA sounds better to me, check the records I'm talking about

Home Cookin'
Mo' Cookin'
Still Cookin'

(it's actually on the Ubiquity label, a division of Luv'n'Haight)

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Messagepar Wonder B » 25/08/09 11:18

Yes indeed Funkiness but the music movements I mentioned were the ones who flooded the entire planet and sold billions!
I am not so sure I prefer the US version of the acid jazz version although I like it a lot and do posess the albums you mention.
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Messagepar Phil » 25/08/09 11:50

funkiness a écrit :when it comes to funk my dear Wonder B, Americans are always way ahead !


You're right Funkiness. And don't forget SOUL ! :wink:

I won't say anything about acid jazz, these two words don't mean a lot to me... :???:
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Messagepar funkiness » 25/08/09 12:55

and soul as well, of course Phil !

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Messagepar Pari » 25/08/09 13:22

In my humble opinion, Acid Jazz is greatly underrated. I think that's due to a lot of terrible, misguided and dull musical experiements that have emerged from this era. But there are still some great records out there, which is why I decided to do this show.
Acid Jazz is not even a musical genre. Kinda like Grunge, it's a movement, which incorporated many different musical styles, in this case anything from New Soul to vintage Funk to Hip Hop to Jazz and even electronic music.
On my show, I focused on the soulful and jazzy side ... and I really enjoyed listening to some of these tracks again. I may do another edition of Acid Jazz songs sometime in the future.
I think it's worth to give it a listen ...
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Messagepar funkiness » 25/08/09 13:37

Pari a écrit :Acid Jazz is not even a musical genre. Kinda like Grunge, it's a movement, which incorporated many different musical styles, in this case anything from New Soul to vintage Funk to Hip Hop to Jazz and even electronic music.


you're right, the Acid Jazz compilations include indeed many different styles of music

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Messagepar Wonder B » 25/08/09 14:15

Yes Pari & Funkiness, yet they have a common thread that links them together and that's why it's not stale as some other music genres which have reproduced the same formula over and over again. I think that this very diversity that is shown under the Acid Jazz moniker IS what makes it interesting.
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Messagepar Pari » 25/08/09 15:41

Let's not forget that the Acid Jazz movement was partly responsible for the big Funk revival of the 1990s. I got into vintage Funk because of Acid Jazz ...
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Messagepar funkiness » 25/08/09 15:55

oh, that's because you were too young soulbrother Pari :lol:

I'm into vintage funk since the early 80's :wink:

but you're right again, Acid Jazz is partly responsible - as much as rap - for the big funk revival of the 90's

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Messagepar Pari » 25/08/09 16:49

When you're as old and senile as yourself, of course that explains why you have been into Funk since the 1980s. :smile:

However, it wasn't until the Acid Jazz movement that Funk become acceptable in club and DJ culture.
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Messagepar funkiness » 25/08/09 16:54

that's why I didn't enjoy clubs in the late 80's

btw, Wonder B is older than me :lol:

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Messagepar Pari » 25/08/09 19:47

funkiness a écrit :
btw, Wonder B is older than me :lol:


Really? That's impossible! :lol:
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Messagepar Wonder B » 26/08/09 01:18

Oh yes I have been into Funk when it was not vintage but just fresh outtta the press! LOOOOOOOL

Hahahaha Pari when you say that Funk became acceptable for DJ's after Acid Jazz came, you just have to remember that in the 70's and early 80's they were playing NOTHING BUT FUNK (what is called 'vintage' today LOL) on the dancefloors! I know I was sweating my ass off on those songs.

I vividly remember 1978's New Year's party at the disco in Fort de France (French West Indies) where I used to go (and sometimes work as a bartender in order to increase my very shallow monthly pay) and the DJ that night played what could reasonably be called a "dream playlist" in 2009!

Ahhhhhhhh those memories... yes I maybe old but having lived that era makes it all up for it! Boy I am telling you, everybody had a WIDE grin on their faces when dancing back then. It was all about pure fun! A crazy and bygone (alas) era!
Just as the clock stroke midnight that evening and we all went together steppin' into 1979, he sent 'Le Freak' which was only 2 months old at that time and everybody went just nuts!!!!
People could go high just because of the groove! No additives necessary! :lol:
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Messagepar Pari » 26/08/09 14:54

Wonder B a écrit :Hahahaha Pari when you say that Funk became acceptable for DJ's after Acid Jazz came, you just have to remember that in the 70's and early 80's they were playing NOTHING BUT FUNK (what is called 'vintage' today LOL) on the dancefloors! I know I was sweating my ass off on those songs.


Oh, I know. But that was late 1970s, early 1980s Funk. When I mean vintage, I mean OLD. Like 1968 - 1973. The cuts I played on my Rare Funk shows on Midnight Soulstice. That music was never really mainstream - not even in the U.S. - and didn't make it into club culture until the 1990s.

Thanks for sharing the stories. Sounds like good times and is once again proof for how timeless this music is.
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Messagepar Wonder B » 26/08/09 19:55

Yes but discotheques were not even popular in the 60's... music was either listened to at home or seen in concerts. The discos really started to be mainstream in the mid 70's that's why they started making 12" singles and then when the disco boom exploded, they started building those huge temples (54, Le Palace & such)
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Messagepar Pari » 26/08/09 19:59

Wonder B a écrit :Yes but discotheques were not even popular in the 60's... music was either listened to at home or seen in concerts. The discos really started to be mainstream in the mid 70's that's why they started making 12" singles and then when the disco boom exploded, they started building those huge temples (54, Le Palace & such)


That's right .. which is why vintage Funk (pre-1975) didn't really hit the clubs until the 1990s ...

When I moved to the U.S. in 1994, I was one of the first to play old Funk in clubs. It was a concept unheard of, especially the 45 rpm format. To this day, you will find only a few clubs where DJs play vintage Funk. Most Funk parties happen at small bars, restaurants or underground clubs.
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Messagepar funkiness » 26/08/09 20:01

Wonder B a écrit :Yes but discotheques were not even popular in the 60's... music was either listened to at home or seen in concerts. The discos really started to be mainstream in the mid 70's that's why they started making 12" singles and then when the disco boom exploded, they started building those huge temples (54, Le Palace & such)


clubs barely played 60's or early 70's stuff in the late 80's, that's what pari was trying to say. They played boogie-funk, modern-soul, disco and so on. I think he's right. That kind of raw funk he's talking about has never been really popular, not untill the 90's revival

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Messagepar Wonder B » 26/08/09 20:04

Absolutely! Aside from a James Brown session from time to time back then, this music was largely unplayed...
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Messagepar Pari » 29/08/09 20:52

We hope you'll enjoy last night's third edition of our Disco Funk series on Midnight Soulstice as much as we did ... download here:

http://wrir.org/x/modules/news/article. ... ryid=10751

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1-Munich Machine-Get On The Funk Train/Casablanca 1977
2-Donna Summer-Love To Love You Baby/Casablanca 1975
3-Lorraine Johnson-Who Do You Think Your Fooling/Prelude 1978
4-Love And Kisses-Thank God It's Friday/Casablanca 1978
5-Billy Paul-East/Sony Music 1973
6-Barbara Mason & Bunny Sigler-Trying To Find Someone to Love Me/Curtom 1977
7-Bohannon-I Got To Stay Funky/Mercury 1978
8-Vaughan Mason-Rockin Big Guitar/Brunswick 1981
9-Cameo-Be Yourself/Chocalate City 1982
10-Prince-Lady Cab Driver/Warner Bros. 1982
11-Bar-Kays-Tripping Out/Mercury 1982
12-The Salsoul Orchestra-Burning Spear/Salsoul 1979
13-Roberta Flack-Independent Man/Atlantic 1978
14-Hot-One Day At A Time/Big Tree 1978
15-Teddy Pendergrass-Life Is A Song Worth Singing/Philidelphia Intrnational 1978
16-Kongas-Dr Doo-Dah/Crocos Records 1977
17-The J.B.'S FEATURING Maxxi-Just Wanna Make You Dance/Drive 1979
18-Confunkshun-Hide And Freak/Mercury 1982
19-Fatback-On The Floor/Spring 1982
20-Carl Doughlas-Dance The Kung Fu/20th Century 1974
21-Dazz Band-Can We Dance/Motown 1982
22-Eddie Hazel-What About It/Warner Bros. 1977
23-Leo's Sunshipp-Give Me The Sunshine/Lyon's Records 1978
24-Crowd Pleasers-Funkville/Westbound 1979
25-Benny Golson-Killer Joe Rap/Columbia 1977
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Messagepar FredW » 30/08/09 08:55

Pari, my 10 days holidays in Spain were daily enlighted by Midnight Soulstices that I keep preciously on a Sd card...
Getting 2 new Specials while back home is a true gift!
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Messagepar funkiness » 30/08/09 12:45

having a ball on the Disco-funk special :banane: :music99:

it brings back great memories, I used to dance on all these with my dad at home or in night clubs in 1977-1978 :razz:

some tracks are pure funk to me : Be yourself, Lady cab driver, What about it...

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Messagepar in the jungle groove » 30/08/09 22:39

Pari a écrit :And here we goooo .... Rare Funk round two ...

http://wrir.org/x/modules/news/article. ... ryid=10315

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listening to it right now and loving it, great great show! much better than the last one :5badair: :5badair:


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Messagepar in the jungle groove » 31/08/09 09:29

it was meant to be written in very small!!! :mrgreen: :lol:

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Messagepar Pari » 01/09/09 21:44

in the jungle groove a écrit :it was meant to be written in very small!!! :mrgreen: :lol:


Looks like you're not a big Disco fan, are you .. ? :smile:
Or were you referring to the Acid Jazz show?
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Messagepar bluesygirl » 01/09/09 22:05

Pari a écrit :Looks like you're not a big Disco fan, are you .. ? :smile:
Disco music is not for ITJG. :wink:
Period of funk music for him : 1964-1974, sometimes, 1975 max. :cool:


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