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Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron

Rest in peace



Wikipedia Bio

Interview video via guardian.co.uk

Gil Scott-Heron Retrospective – vinyl mix by osmose


“It’s Your World”

1 – “Brother” from “125th & Lenox” 
2 – “Middle of Your Day” from “Freewill” 
3 – “No Knock” from “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” 
4 – “Lady Day & John Coltrane” from “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” 
5 – “The Liberation Song” from “Midnight Band: The First Minute of a New Day” 
6 – “Needle’s Eye” from “Pieces of a Man” 
7 – “A Very Precious Time” from “Winter in America” 
8 – “New York City” from “It’s Your World” 
9 – “Song for Bobby Smith” from “Winter in America” 
10 – “Madison Ave.” from “Secrets” 
11 – “Race Track in France” from “Bridges” 
12 – “Is That Jazz?” from “Reflections” 
13 – “Hello Sunday! Hello Road!” from “Bridges” 
14 – “Morning Thoughts” from “Reflections” 
15 – “Show Bizness” from “Secrets” 
16 – “Shut Um Down!” from “1980” 
17 – “It’s Your World” from “It’s Your World” 
18 – “Peace Go With You Brother / Wa-Alaikum-Salaam” from “Winter in America”


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Darondo – Legs, Pt.1


William Pulliam, who performed in the 70s under the name Darondo, was a funk and soul singer who sounded like a combination of Ronald Isley and Al Green. Little known by anyone except serious enthusiasts of that genre, Darondo is highly respected by that audience. The mythology surrounding Darondo is that he was a pimp, although he denies this claim. Still living in the San Francisco Bay area, Darondo has received considerably more attention in recent years thanks to London DJ Gilles Peterson playing his 1973 single, “Didn’t I” on his BBC Radio 1 program.

Darondo recorded three singles and played four shows in the ’70s ,and then stopped and drove home in his Rolls Royce after he opened for James Brown. Later he traveled the world collecting interesting artifacts, became the king of Bay Area cable with three shows per day, and worked as a physical therapist coaxing patients to walk again.

Three singles recorded during the early 1970s were re-released on Luv N Haight an imprint label of Ubiquity Records in 2006.


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Professor Eddy: Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky

Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud


Professor Eddy


Johnny Hammond – Contact Funk (1978)
Bobbi Humphrey – Don’t Knock My Funk (1971)
Marvin Gaye – A Funky Space Reincarnation [Eddy’s Extended 2010 Edit] (1978)
Parliament – P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) (1975)
LaToya Jackson – If You Feel The Funk (1980)
John Ozila – Funky Boogie [Pat Les Stache Re-edit] (1979/2010)
O’Donel Levy – Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (1973)
Constellation Orchestra – Funk Encounter (1978)
The Cover Girls – Funk Boutique [Extended Version] (1991)
The Unemployed – Funky Thing (1970)
Mandre – Final Funk (1979)
Cameo – Funk Funk (1977)
Johnny Guitar Watson – Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty (1977)
Billy Jones And The Stars – Funky, Monkey Monkey (1970)
Brothers Johnson – Ain’t We Funkin’ Now [Todd Terje Radio Miks] (2009)

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