Funky 16 Corners – An Hour of Soul and Funk Instrumentals

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Larry Grogan’s http://funky16corners.com/ was the first blog I discovered. The blog / site has been going for the last 12 years and even before that, Larry was writing his webzine. I started my site in 2007, 9 years ago and so I asked Larry if he’d be up to do another guest mix… He has done a few guest mixes before, now all gone and lost in the digital space.

Thanks again to Larry and enjoy one hour of soul and funk instrumentals.

Funky 16 Corners – An Hour of Soul and Funk Instrumentals

Booker T and the MGs – One Mint Julep (Stax) / Brothers and Sisters – Shake a Lady (Capitol) / Travis Wammack – Karate Time (Atlantic) / Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band – Brown Sugar (WB) / Chip and Dave – 7th Round (Sure Star) / Daddy Kae Trio – Shug!!! (Fairmount) / Lloyd Price Orchestra – I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Turntable) / E Rodney Jones – R&B Time Pt2 (Tuff) / Marketts – Richie’s Theme (WB) / Buena Vistas – Here Comes the Judge (Marquee) / Ricky Allen – Skate Boogaloo (Bright Star) / Sam Rhodes – Shake Your Soul Honey (Inst) (Capitol) / Alvin Cash and the Registers – No Deposit No Return (Mar V Lus) / Soul Machine – Twitchie Feet (Pzazz) / Leon and the Burners – Crack Up (Josie) / Johnny Watson – Coke (Okeh) / Little Sonny – Latin Soul (Revilot)
Gravities (Johnny Newton’s Band) – Do the Whip (Inst) (Mercury) / Sandy Nelson – I Don’t Need No Doctor (Imperial) / El Dorados – New Breed (Port) / The Peddlers – Steel Mill (CBS UK) / EJ’s Ltd – Black Bull (Back Beat) / Noble Watts – F.L.A. (Brunswick) / Les Demerle – The Raven (UA) / Soul Continentals – Bowlegs (Sound Stage 7)

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Follow Me To The Popcorn – The Untold History of the Belgium Popcorn Scene

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The Untold History of the Belgium Popcorn Scene.

Originating in Belgium at the tail end of the 1960s and into the 70s, Popcorn was a music and dance scene with an emphasis on often obscure black American records of the then recent past. Drawing immediate parallels with the UK’s Northern Soul scene from approximately the same time, young people would flock from all corners of Belgium to cram into a converted farmhouse barn to dance to these exotic sounds. But whilst Northern favoured an often uptempo, stomping 60s soul sound, popcorn focused almost entirely on slower, moodier numbers.

The 2LP gatefold with download card and free sticker also includes never previously published vintage flyers and photographs.

Available on Jazzman Records september 9 on Vinyl, CD and digital

The Do Yo Thangs – One Plus One

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One Plus One is the five track debut EP by Melbourne band The Do Yo Thangs – a collection of sensual slow jams and bumping future soul dominated by rich, four-voice harmonies. If you’re into intellectual R&B and bumping future soul à la Hiatus Kaiyote, Frank Ocean & Stevie Wonder, the 5 track EP will be available on Spotify/Apple Music, Bandcamp and CD alongside a limited edition vinyl 7 inch, in stores September 9th.

Pre-order your CD or limited edition 7″ vinyl now

iLLspokinn & This Is Tomorrow – Tag With Dragons

2 years ago I worked on and recorded an album that was supposed to be released on BBE Music. But things didn’t work out so now I released it on my own here. This track was done around the same time and my friend and amazing MC, Illspokinn from Brooklyn / NYC was kind enough to add some very nice rhymes to the beat.

Now available on soundcloud as a free download. Feel free to download, like, share…

El Michels Affair feat. The Shacks – Strange Boy

El Michels Affair are back with a 45 of original material that features a new NYC band called The Shacks. The Shacks are made up of the enigmatic Shannon Wise, and studio wunderkind, Max Shrager. Their dreamy, voyeuristic sound was born in Michels’ Queens, NY studio in 2015.

When this stunning lil two sider was recorded, Shannon was only 16 and Max was 18. Since then, they have made nearly two records of material that will be introduced to the world in the coming year on Big Crown Records. Stay tuned…

Available now on Big Crown Records on 7″ vinyl and digital.