Bob James – Birthday mix

Bob James/Don’t Mess With Mister Bob. To celebrate Bobs birthday on December 25th, I put together this 3-track mix of some great tracks he bought us, among many. I have more than one hundred albums in my collection that Bob has worked on. I’ve seen him live three times, once in the early 1980’s and twice recently. Bob is still […]

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RIP Allee Willis

Allee Willis passed away on Christmas Eve, 2019. Phenomenal song writer, a full bio, plus discography etc. can be found on discogs. Allee wrote dozens of great song lyrics, @Verdine_White bought Allee to@MauriceWhiteEWF and Allee wrote lyrics for both September, Boogie Wonderland and many other tracks for @EarthWindFire and many other artists. As far as I’m aware, while I have Allee […]

SACD Version of Don Sebeskys Giant Box available

Many will not have noticed that Dutton Vocalion in the UK have been quietly remastering quite a few of the Creed Taylor releases over the past 8-years, and releasing them as hybrid, multichannel, stereo, quadraphonic super audio CDs. Of all the albums to release in this format, Don Sebeskys, 1973 double album, Giant Box, seems like one of the best. […]

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Hank Crawford – Born day

Happy born day to Hank Crawford, born December 21st, 1934 and died in 2009. Loads of great music on #kudu Records, some of it never released on cd or digital due to the masters being lost I the great Universal Music fire. Overtime I’m working on as best versions I can get from Vinyl. Enjoy this sample from Hanks 1975 […]

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Baddest – Grover Washington, Jr.

Baddest likely took its lead and title from earlier CTI albums, “The Baddest Hubbard” and “The Baddest Turrentine” and was the last in the line. Right at the point where the CTI Records was struggling financially, and Washington was leaving the label for Motown, a temporary stop before settling at Electra. His first Motown release, “Reed Seed” was as a […]

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Bob James meets Robert Elms on BBC Radio London

I’ve been a listener to the Robert Elms BBC Radio London show from at least the late 90’s, possibly earlier. I’ve been on the show in three listener segments, I was a London Weekender, and have done two Funk Friday cocurrator segments with Robert, most recently the CTI Special, August 16th this year. I’d always wanted to get Bob James […]