Playlist – 15 December 2011

CJ celebrated jazz on vinyl with a special programme co-hosted by another addict of the black stuff – local listener and DJ Palmer Stallings. His unrivalled collection of jazz vinyl was dusted off and CJ listeners were treated to a special jazz mix of rare grooves.

  1. Joyce & Tutty Moreno – Penalty
  2. Gabor Szabo – Little Boat (O Barquinho)
  3. Paolo Fedreghini and Marco Bianchi – Oriental Smile
  4. Sonny Rollins – Sais
  5. Alto Summit – Native Lands
  6. Ramon Morris –  Sweat
  7. Sonny Fortune – In Waves of Dreams
  8. Bennie Maupin – Water Torture
  9. The Interpreters – Time is of the Essence
  10. Tubby Hayes Quintet – Voodoo Session
  11. Quartet Tres Bien – Voodoo Man
  12. Nat Adderley Sextet – Space Spiritual
  13. Andy Bey –  Trust Us to Find the Way
  14. Ramon Morris – Don’t Ask Us
  15. Freestyle Fellowship – Park Bench People
  16. Rudolph Johnson – The Highest Pleasure
  17. Yusef Lateef – Brother John

After the startlingly good Sais from Sonny Rollins, DJ Palmer’s mix drew on great jazz across four decades. Here’s the detail:

The Interpreters track came from the album The Knack, released on Cadet in 1965 and The Nat Adderley Sextet gave us the standout Space Spiritual from the 1972 The Soul of the Bible on Capitol. Andy Bey’s Experience and Judgement gave us Trust Us to Find the Way and the re-release on Groove Merchant of Ramon Morris’s 1972 Sweet Sister Funk was matched by Freestyle Fellowship’s Innercity Griots from 1993.

Finally, Palmer ended with a rarity on the great Black Jazz label from Rudolf Johnson’s 1973 album The Second Coming. Sandwiched between all this was the ultimate limited release: 666 copies only on Trunk Records and from a Tubby Hayes stage appearance in the iconic Dr Terror’s House of Horror film (which also featured the young Roy Castle…) a 7 inch single called Voodoo Session! You can find out much more about this rarity here.

It’s time for the return of the videoclip and so here’s another treat set in the mid 70s. It’s an amateur piece of video which captures the New York of that era through its street scenes – and especially those infamous ‘land barges’. The music is archetypal 70s jazz funk – and one of the best around – Herbie Hancock’s Hang Up Your Hang Ups. Apologies for the ad. I like this – reminds me of watching US cop shows as a teenager. Palmer – this one’s for you, with thanks!



2 thoughts on “Playlist – 15 December 2011”

  1. I notice, with interest, that former ‘Stars and Garters’ stalwart and 60s pop favourite Kenny Lynch appears on the ‘Voodoo Session’ recordings with Mr Hayes. This, you’ll doubtless remember, is the man who co-wrote the Small Faces teen anthem ‘Sha La La Lee’. Amazing! In all seriousness, I’ve long enjoyed his records – any chance of playing ‘You Can Never Stop Me Loving You’ on next week’s show ? I’ve got an ex-juke box copy on HMV if you can’t manage to locate it …well, it was worth a try anyway. Enoyed Palmer’s records, by the way! Sounds like some collection!
    Merry Christmas to all you diehard CJers out there … and a groovy New Year as well …

  2. Glad you enjoyed the show and Palmer’s choices. He does have a great collection of vinyl and knows how to put them together. He’ll be back.
    Round up of the best of the year this week – tune in!

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