Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tune of the day! Solange

Big one from last year Solange finally stepped out of her famous sisters shadows with "I Decided" and this was a superb follow-up utising some classic drums!



Drums

Friday, December 04, 2009

One for the late night crew! L.T.D.

One for the late night crew

"What we have is so much more"

the heads will recognise, but the original needs love too

Monday, November 09, 2009

Footsteps part 3 was a great success here is a free 3 hour mix



Great night last night!

Free download of last nights set HERE

3 hours of soul, funk, disco etc

Also, the next Footsteps is a Motown influenced soul, disco special which also acts as a Movember party details here

Ain't It Funky Now James Brown
Superfly Curtis Mayfield
Who Is He And What Is He To You Creative Source
Papa Was A Rollin' Stone The Temptations
Make Me Believe In You Patti Jo
Time To Get Down The O'Jays
Don't Take Away The Music Tavares
The Love I Lost Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Got To Give It Up, Pt. 1 Marvin Gaye
Get On The Floor Michael Jackson
Tell You (Today)(Vocal) Loose Joints
Jingo Candido
I Got My Mind Made Up Instant Funk
Good times Chic
Rappers Delight The Sugarhill Gang
The Breaks (Instrumental Version) Kurtis Blow
The Breaks Kurtis Blow
Rockit Herbie Hancock
I Feel For You Chaka Khan
Dr Beat Miami Sound Machine
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson
Another Star Stevie Wonder
Everybody Dance (12" Mix) Chic
Low Rider - War War
Teardrops Womack & Womack
Rock The Casbah The Clash
Super Freak Rick James
When Doves Cry Prince
Gotta Tape I Wanna Play (GW Edit) Talking Heads
Party Music ESG
I Love Music The O'Jays
One Nation Under A Groove Funkadelic
Street Player
Get Up Offa That Thing James Brown
Me And Baby Brother War
Dance To The Music Sly & The Family Stone
Can You Feel It The Jacksons
Lipps Inc - Funky Town (Original 12 Inch Version)
I Feel Love Donna Summer
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Full Length Larry Levan 12" Remix)* Inner Life
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes (instrumental) Motown Vaults
You Keep Me Hangin' On Diana Ross & The Supremes
The Way You Do The Things You Do The Temptations
Diana Ross - Love Hangover Soul
He's The Greatest Dancer Sister Sledge
I Want Your Edit Chic
Single Life Cameo
West Coast Poplock Ronnie Hudson
So Ruff, So Tuff Zapp & Roger
Dance Floor Zapp & Roger
Doin' It-Gwen McCrae
Give me the night George Benson
Rock With You Michael Jackson
Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton
If I Can't Have You Yvonne Elliman
Band Of Gold Freda Payne
Everyday People Sly & The Family Stone
Rock Steady (Danny Krivit Edit) Aretha Franklin
I'm Coming Out Diana Ross
Lost In Music Sister Sledge
Weekend Class Action
Get Down Saturday Night ) Oliver Cheatham
Love Sensation Loleatta Holloway
Let No Man Put Asunder First Choice
Relight My Fire ( 12 Inch ) Dan Hartman
Million Dollar Bill Whitney Houston
Rescue Me Fontella Bass
You've Got the Love [Original Mix] Candi Staton / The Source

Friday, October 23, 2009

One for the late night crew! Pharoah Sanders

One for the late night crew

Politicians can soundbite all they want;but Pharoah said more in 7 minutes than many of you did in your entire careers

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

One for the late night crew! John Coltrane

I'm wiped out-gonna chill and read for awhile before sleep gotta collect Theo Parrish bright an early an amazing weekend of music awaits-this is my parting shot; at a previous jazz weekend the one and only McCoy Tyner signed my vinyl copy!

Talking all that Jazz! Hip-hop jazz at it's finest parts 7, 8, 9

Say JAZZZZYYYYY



Massive

Primo and Branford Marsalis with a Showbiz remix yeahhhh



"Grow on this when you're feeling kinda small
Grow on this to get through life all"

Blue Mitchell updated

Talking all that Jazz! Hip-hop jazz at it's finest parts 4, 5, 6

"it was music.. great to dance to

Great to romance to with a lot to say to you

Relaying a message, revealing the essence

of a jazz thing"



"hip-hop gains a classic"



"Yo i be getting lit listening to sun ra"

Talking all that Jazz! Hip-hop jazz at it's finest parts 1, 2, 3

"Then cool out to the music cuz it makes ya feel serene"



Best ever use of "Expansions" and they had lyrics to go!
"this jazz contains a new format".......This is one of the best ever defenses of hip-hop for me, "think rap is a fad you must be mad..rap brings back old r&b and if ...we did not people would have forgot..we stand up for the music we live and play"

100% DOPE



A Touch of Jazz

One for the late night crew! D'Angelo

One for the late night crew!

D'Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, and Questlove = soul classic

sorry ladies the original video is disembedded!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

One for the late night crew! Creative Source

One for the late night crew!

My favourite version of a pure dynamite track

On the live mix I upped earlier here

One for the late night crew! Sonny and Cher

I always loved this and used always spin it unbelievably amazing lyrics, delivery and production must drag out the 7" haven't played it in a few years!

"Then put your little hand in mine there ain't no hi...ll or mountain we can't climb"

Etta James has a great version too

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Footsteps opening night was fantastic-we have great plans for the future!








It's "Discos Revenge" Thanks to everyone coming out for a great night

I have some big plans for this night including

*a free all day disco event (ran one with John Daly, Rick Heff and Ben Philpott years ago and it was class gonna do one in the Pavilion in December, I just wanna make sure it doesn't clash with any other nights around first)

*a record exchange meet up where collectors and DJ's can swap and trade tunes

*a more regular footsteps (details coming soon)

*another soul and disco weekender in 2009

*some early evening guest spots at our all dayer (not just disco but also soul and jazzy stuff)

and lots more; info coming soon



Here is the opening night for free download

Excuse the odd bit of mic action and the encore of a track that was already played!

I'm sure i've left out a few but anyway


FREE DOWNLOAD PART 1




Tee's Happy 12" Northend feat Michelle Wallace Touch Me (All Night Long) Wish Feat. Fonda Rae I'm Every Woman Chaka Khan Moment Of My Life Inner Life I'm In Love Evelyn "Champagne" King He's The Greatest Dancer Sister Sledge Upside Down Diana Ross Soup For One Chic Best Of My Love The Emotions Got to be Real Cheryl Lynn Rappers Delight/BEP/Queen beats Tom La Rock Rappers Delight (Long Version) The Sugarhill Gang Ain't no stoppin' us now McFadden & Whitehead Rock With You Michael Jackson Give Me The Night (Single Version) George Benson Street Life (featuring Randy Crawford) The Crusaders Never Too Much Luther Vandross Chic Cheer Chic Love Like This Faith Evans Thinking Of You Sister Sledge More Than A Woman Bee Gees Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton The More I Get, the More I Want Teddy Pendergrass Me And Baby Brother War Me and the Gang Bohannon I Love Music The O'Jays Let No Man Put Asunder First Choice Street Player Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson

PART 2

FREE DOWNLOAD




Forgot a few but here!

Teardrops Womack & Womack When Doves Cry Prince Last Night Diddy Forget Me Nots Patrice Rushen I Want Your Edit Chic Who Is He And What Is He To You Creative Source Papa Was A
Rollin' Stone The Temptations Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Full Length Larry Levan 12" Remix) Inner Life Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste Of Honey I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince Jump to It (Original 12" Mix) Aretha Franklin Get Down Saturday Night Oliver Cheatham Weekend Class Action You Can't Hide Your Love (Larry Levan Remix) David Joseph We're Getting Stronger (the Longer We're Together) Loleatta Holloway Million Dollar Bill Whitney Houston Love Sensation Loleatta Holloway Runaway (Original Flava 12'') Nuyorican Soul Love Thang (12" Mix) First Choice All I Do Stevie Wonder DJ Sneak - Show Me The Way (original mix) Show You the Way to Go The Jacksons Love Hangover Diana Ross Lost In Music Sister Sledge

Friday, October 02, 2009

One for the late night crew! T Power

One for the late night crew!

Played this for the first time in years the other evening, big tune

For my Free La Funk late night crew

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

One for the late night crew! Air

One for the late night crew!

Air v Nina Simone = big track for many years played it for the first time in a long time last night at Sunday Times

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Some classic mixes for fans of hip-hop, soul and disco!

FREE MIXES!








Back Bar Classics Volume 1

The infamous Sweat at Sir Henrys is widely regarded as being a pioneering night for clubbing in Cork. I was resident there for many years and for my 5th anniversary in 1998 i put together a couple of mix-tapes-here is part one; and here is my account of Sir Henrys

http://steviegblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/gonna-make-you-sweat.html



Sir Henrys Back Bar Classics Volume 2


The infamous Sweat at Sir Henrys is widely regarded as being a pioneering night for clubbing in Cork. I was resident there for many years and for my 5th anniversary in 1998 i put together a couple of mix-tapes-here is part one; and here is my account of Sir Henrys

Footsteps Volume 1

Footsteps is a brand new disco night i'm launching soon in The Pavilion-here is a preview mix of mainly classics, heavy on the Nile Rodgers vibes as I had just seen him at the Electric Picnic with Chic and they are one of my all time favourites! Some Philly styled soul and disco in there too aswell as one or two early 80's bit don't forget to check out the club night coming soon! We are gonna party like it's 1979!

Thinking Of You Sister Sledge
My Forbidden Lover Chic
I'm Coming Out Diana Ross
Change Of Heart Change
Music Is My Way Of Life Patti LaBelle
High Society Norma Jean
Soup For One Chic
K-Jee M.F.S.B.
Movin' Brass Construction
I'll Always Love My Mama The Intruders
The More I Get, the More I Want Teddy Pendergrass
Strut Your Funky Stuff Frantique
Jam Jam Jam (All Night Long) People's Choice
Me and the Gang Bohannon
Don't Stop K.I.D.
All About the Paper Loleatta Holloway
Ain't No Stopping Us Now McFadden & Whitehead
Was That All It Was Jean Carn


Footsteps Volume 2


Footsteps is a brand new disco night i'm launching next Sunday The Pavilion-here is another preview mix of mainly classics with some Philly styled soul and disco in there too aswell as one or two early 80's bits-don't forget to check out the club night coming soon! We are gonna party like it's 1979!

Message In Our Music The O'Jays
Don't Take Away The Music Tavares
Blow Your Whistle The Soul Searchers
Hang On In There (Stovall Sisters) The Stovall Sisters
Love Is You Carol Williams
Only You Teddy Pendergrass
Conscience Re Edit Womack & Womack
The Groove Line Heatwave
Family Affair MFSB
I'll Do Anything For You (Red Astaire - Philly Mix) Lee McDonald
I Can't Stop John Davis and the Monster Orchestra
Take That to the Bank Shalamar
Keep on D Train
A Lover's Holiday (A Jim Burgess Mix) Change
Number One Patrice Rushen
Nu Kicks Motion
Clouds Chaka Khan
You Fooled Around Sister Sledge
Strike Up The Band Chic
Are You My Woman D. Krivit Edit Chi-Lites
All This Love That I'm Giving Gwen McCrae
Do Your Dance Rose Royce
Seconds [Shep Pettibone 12"Mix Edit] Loleatta Holloway
Encore Cheryl Lynn
Do It (Out In The Sticks Edit) Game
Goin’ to See My Baby Fatback Band
Good Times Charanga '79
Native New Yorker Odyssey
Show You the Way to Go The Jacksons
Love & Happiness First Choice

Sunday, September 20, 2009

King Britt returns to Cork!

King Britt is one of my favourite DJ's and I was delighted that we had him back in Cork at the Pavilion last night for Go Deep. I've been following this guy for years and back when I started doing radio in the mid-90's his first Sylk 130 album was in heavy rotation on my show-I'm a lover of all Philadelphia music, from soul and disco to house and hip-hop, and the influence of King Britt can never be under-estimated as he has released some terrific stuff under many different guises and continues to do so. It wasn't a great turn out but King Britt still showed his class, and to top it off he one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. I can't wait for his next album!



























Thursday, September 17, 2009

Some for the late night crew! The Beatles covered!



My main man Choice (DJ Scope of http://www.choicecutsonline.com/ ) posted "Times Up" today and got me thinking of this-i only have it on some vinyl compilation but a great Beatles cover and a terrific break! This and a recent article at Soul Sides got me thinking of one or two more of my favourite Beatles covers. There's hundreds of amazing ones, off the top of the dome here are ten off mine!



O.C.



Here are some more great Beatles covers

Ramsey Lewis



Al Green



Smokey Robinson (couldn't find the amazing Detroit Emeralds version on youtube)



Fiona Apple



Ike and Tina



Blendcrafters (this was huge for me)



Marvin Gaye



Stevie Wonder



The Five Stairsteps



And another killer Ramsey Lewis

Give me the night-Rare Pleasure-Let me down easy

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

One for the late night crew! The New Holidays

Mayer Hawthornes version is one of the best tunes from this years best soul album, but we need to give love to the original too!



and of course

Give me the night with Naught by Nature

Okay, it's obvious
okay, they jacked fellow jersey Tony D on the Jackson 5 sample (RIP)
okay, i had a hoody in the early 90's with the NBN logo (thanks RW)
okay, i may not be down with it anymore
as okay, i ain't ...a young whipper snapper livin' da single life now either

but "when you do it do it well and make sure that it counts
You're now down with a discount"

Tune of the weekend! Tom Waits

(Monday doesn't exist!)

I dropped this in Body and Soul on Saturday afternoon; one of my favourite tunes and singers!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Give me the night with the Turntable Orchestra

Classic house from back in the day!

Spread a little love and JAM!

JAM AT THE PAVILION SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009



DJ's Stevie G and Colm Kenefick accompanied by

Friday September 11th
THE INFOMATICS (live hip-hop from an amazing group, Irelands finest rap act)
11pm 5 euros



Friday October 9th
GREG WILSON (legendary UK DJ makes his first Cork appearance)
11pm 7 euros (Free if you are at the BRIAN DEADY album launch b4 starts 8pm)





THE GUINNESS CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE PAVILION PRESENTS
Friday October 23rd
THE HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE (Incredible U.S. live brass band return to Cork)
10pm 15 euros (including booking fee)



Sunday October 25th
DAM-FUNK (The hottest LA DJ in the game also makes his Cork debut)
11pm 10 euros (including booking fee)



Friday November 6th
To be confirmed

Friday November 20th
MIKKI DEE & MYSTRO (Live session from UK MC and a going away party for New Zealands finest)
11pm 5 euros



SPREAD A LITTLE LOVE AND JAM!

Define the decade?

The whole Decades thing last weekend got me thinking of the decade that is nearly passed. I remember only a couple of years ago finding it hard to categorize the 90's but now we are on the verge of another decade ending and this one is even harder to pin down! It is a very difficult task trying to define a music decade and it may take a good few years to decide what this decade really meant. But it's definitely interesting trying. Since the column is pretty much based on the hip-hop and soul side of things, that's what i'll be paying the main attention here!

On the surface this current decade is not over-flowing with music artists who really made an amazing mark. Many of the big players were already established from the 90's and there hasn't really been a major sound revolution in the music for a good while. The impact of the great producers such as the Neptunes and Timbaland has become even more pronounced but both of these were well known already in the 90's. Both have enjoyed huge crossover commercial success and there is no doubt that hip-hop and r&b producers are now massively in demand in the pop world too. Of the artists to capitalise on this Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake have done best, and both are unlikely r&b stars in 2009, alongside the Ushers and Ne-Yo's of the world.

In commercial terms it must also be recognised that another two huge names, Kanye West and Alicia Keys, were both very much products of this decade music wise. Both were schooled on the great music of the past, but both have made credible strides forward this decade while selling millions of records; a pretty difficult task! Alicia Keys is is total control of an impressive young career and she already has at least 3 or 4 classic soul singles to her name. Kanye has become bigger than ever while taking lots of risks, and it's not bad for a guy who was written off as a nobody when he first came out. The other commercially successful artist who has defined this decade is Amy Winehouse, remarkably so given that her first album was a slow-burner that didn't sell.

Mark Ronsons involvement in the second album helped, and his own style echoed another of this decades trends; live funk instrumentation rather than just samples. You can find this in much of the best soul and hip-hop these days and it's a welcome development. Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild and many more soul and r&b artists continue to make quality music, and it's fair to say that there is a better appreciation of the past than ever before aswell. In hip-hop this is also the case, and we now have live jazz bands paying homage to hip-hop classics that sampled jazz originally! But hip-hop, as much as it thrives underground, has had a more conflicting journey through commercial success.

There's more rappers selling more music than ever before, but the charts are awash with lightweight pop rap. In a way, this was always the way, and we should be thankful for the great hip-hop that still comes out today. Again, many of the best are not exclusively from this decade. Jay Z, MF Doom and even Missy Elliot, are three i've picked who have had a good decade, but all are rap veterans. This decade saw the world accept that the late J Dilla was one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, but many of the true heads knew this back in the 90's. Dr Dre, another great producer but one who sells lots of records, has helped define 3 different decades of music now but he is also not new. Hip-hop in the 00's will live under the shadow of previous decades.

In similar terms to Dre but with less hype, the soul singer and producer Raphael Saadiq has been doing it for years under his different guises but in truth i could mention many more. It is great to see artists such as M.I.A. and Santogold mixing up various styles into something new, and it's the same for the amazing Outkast and Cee-Lo of Gnarls Barkley (another 90's veteran). His side-kick Dangermouse is even more eclectic and produced seminal music all decade, as did Madlib and plenty others too. The more i think of it, when we look back in 20 years time, this decade may start to look better than it does right now!

Here are some tunes from the decade gone by! (Check out the Jay Z vid with Timbaland too)





















Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tune of the day! Angie Stone

One of my favourite tunes of the decade a proper soul classic



amazing footage of the original sample by The O'Jays



Old skool Angie Stone with Sequence

Friday, August 28, 2009

Give me the night with The Mary Jane Girls

Tune of the day-The Pharcyde

When the 12's of this dropped in late 95, the Back Bar was never the same again!

Jay Dee long before Dilla, and tune of the day!

Amazing remixes from Dilla and Rae and Christian, plus the original sample below!







Thursday, August 27, 2009

JAM AT THE PAVILION SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

JAM AT THE PAVILION SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009



DJ's Stevie G and Colm Kenefick accompanied by

Friday September 11th
THE INFOMATICS (live hip-hop from an amazing group, Irelands finest rap act)
11pm 5 euros



Friday October 9th
GREG WILSON (legendary UK DJ makes his first Cork appearance)
11pm 7 euros (Free if you are at the BRIAN DEADY album launch b4 starts 8pm)





THE GUINNESS CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE PAVILION PRESENTS
Friday October 23rd
THE HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE (Incredible U.S. live brass band return to Cork)
10pm 15 euros (including booking fee)



Sunday October 25th
DAM-FUNK (The hottest LA DJ in the game also makes his Cork debut)
11pm 10 euros (including booking fee)



Friday November 6th
To be confirmed

Friday November 20th
MIKKI DEE & MYSTRO (Live session from UK MC and a going away party for New Zealands finest)
11pm 5 euros



SPREAD A LITTLE LOVE AND JAM!

Give me the night with Stevie Wonder "Too High"

Free download of this and the rap classic which loops it at

http://djstevieg.podomatic.com/entry/eg/2009-05-04T12_27_33-07_00

Tune of the day-Shot "Main Thing"

Used have this on a Mastercuts casette in the early 90's until i finally tracked it down on one of their comps soon after-used spin it in the Back Bar and at Mor Disco with Angi what a groove and what a lost classic!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One for the late night crew! Minnie Riperton

One for the late night crew

This is my shit under-rated singer with the voice of an angel

Give me the night with Heatwave

Cockney violence marred by footballing outbreak

There was surprise last night after a football match broke out during a violent assault by a bunch of cockneys on another bunch of cockneys to decide which cockneys were hardest.

The violence occurred between two groups of psychopathic cockneys, each with a penchant for football teams separated by a few hundred yards.

One football hooligan told us, “When those cockneys come onto our manor, us cockneys see it as taking a fackin’ liberty.”

“So we rounded up those cockneys, and us cockneys gave those other cockneys a right good hiding.”

The violent confrontation was marred by a 3-1 victory for West Ham, in an unprovoked football match which broke out in the midst of the savage fighting.

“It was disgusting, I could hardly see this one cockney having his head repeatedly rammed into a plastic seat because of these blokes in bright shirts kicking a ball backwards and forwards in front of me.”

“My ticket put me almost 100 yards away from the real action, so all I could see were athletic men running around and the odd goal.”

“If I wanted to see that sort of behaviour, I wouldn’t support Millwall, would I?”

Organisers of both ‘firms’ have been quick to denounce the behaviour of West Ham and Millwall football clubs.

“How are we supposed to finally decide which is the tidiest set of cockneys if they insist on playing football right in the middle of our fights?”

“Is it any wonder attendances are down and proper cockneys are falling out of love with the game when their clubs behave like this?”

Both firms have claimed victory, and the fight is due to go to a replay at the earliest possible opportunity.



Thaks to Actin the Sham from the PROC!

One for the late night crew double bill! Wu tang/Gladys Knight!

Back in the summer of 94 in the States this was our shit---going out to all of those people who want to go to a football match without meeting morons!



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Give me the night with Gwen mcCrae

Tune

500th post-and tune of the day! Erykah Badu

Gonna dedicate this to all the good people at Fat City records in Manchester. Thanks for all the great memories and thanks for a promo copy of this back in the day!

One for the late night crew! A Tribe Called Quest

"My man Ron Carter is on the bass, yeah my man Ron Carter yes he on the bass!"

It's 20 years since i wrote down on a bit of paper for my old lade who was heading to London, a brand new album was out

"A T...ribe Called Quest-Peoples Instinctive Travels and the Paths of rhythm"

She got it too!

The rest is history

This, from the second album, was on heavy rotation in my late teens! My love of jazz grew during this era

My man Ron Carter was on the fucking bass as the greatest hip-hop crew of them all took it deeper than ever-also check for Vinja Mojica on backing vocals!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Give me the night with Janet jackson

Give me the night on RedFM

I think i posted this recently but what the hell Pete Rocks favourite James Brown tune "Papa don't take no mess" used to the max (also used on "Vapours" of course"



great footage of the Godfather



Radio, Tv and even the press (the instrumental)

Tune of the day-Alicia Keys

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One for the late night crew! Isaac Hayes

Ready to drop after another long days work

Here is one for the late night crew by the mighty Isaac Hayes

Redman and of course Michael Jacksons "Butterflies" remix used it

Download the mix free at http://djstevieg.podomatic.com/entry/eg/2009-08-16T16_30_44-07_00

The next few nights will be even later so i'm off to bed soon!

Give me the night with Bobby Womack!

Give me the night on RedFM

A classic to get us in the mood for our 70's night on Friday at Jam

"I was the third brother of five,
Doing whatever I had to do to survive.
I'm not saying what I did was alright,
Trying to break out of the ghetto was a day to day fight.

Been down so long, getting up didn't cross my mind,
I knew there was a better way of life that I was just trying to find.
You don't know what you'll do until you're put under pressure,
Across 110th Street is a hell of a tester.

Across 110th Street,
Pimps trying to catch a woman that's weak
Across 110th Street,
Pushers won't let the junkie go free.
Across 110th Street,
Woman trying to catch a trick on the street.
Across 110th Street,
You can find it all in the street.

I got one more thing I'd like to y'all about right now.
Hey brother, there's a better way out.
Snorting that coke, shooting that dope man you're copping out.
Take my advice, it's either live or die.
You've got to be strong, if you want to survive.

The family on the other side of town,
Would catch hell without a ghetto around.
In every city you find the same thing going down,
Harlem is the capital of every ghetto town.

Across 110th Street,
Pimps trying to catch a woman that's weak
Across 110th Street,
Pushers won't let the junkie go free.
Across 110th Street,
A woman trying to catch a trick on the street, ouh baby
Across 110th Street,
You can find it all in the street.
Yes he can, oh

Look around you, just look around you,
Look around you, look around you, uh yeah"

One for the late night crew! The Originals

One for the late night crew!

a killer soul monster from my mix here

Beautiful!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Give me the night with Elvis Presley (and more)

A few great versions of a classic tune produced by Memphis legend Chips Moman

Elvis



Candi Staton ripped it up in the Pav with this in February this is from the same tour



Dee Dee Warwick



Mark James (original)



Elvis night on Sunday in the Pavilion!

Tune of the day-Kool and the Gang

Tune of the day

Their better days were gone, and they were no longer a cutting edge funk band, but what a groove and what a tune!



Best use was by Paid in Live and Lauryn Hill! Dude in Paid in Live was Robert "Kools" son!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Give me the night with Sam Cooke

Give me the night on RedFM

One of the greatest soul singers of them all

Tune of the day-R Kelly

Tune of the day

This and "Happy People" are two of the biggest tunes this decade

Also worth checking is "Your Body's Callin" from way back in the mid 90's plus loads more! Thanks to Frankie Jez for putting R Kelly on my mind this week

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Give me the night with Chic

Give me the night on RedFM

seminal

Ripped off by everyone from Queen to a million rappers, the best rhythm section in pop music history???

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    I'm a DJ from Cork in Ireland. I work with RedFM, presenting Red Drive, The Hitlist and my specialist show, Black on Red. I'm probably best known for being one of the main hip-hop/soul DJ's in Cork and Ireland. I've been DJing in Cork since the early 90's in legendary clubnights such as Sweat in Sir Henrys, Mor Disco, Free La Funk, Yo Latino and also Jam and Jam Junior at the Savoy and the Pavilion. I've also held down long term residencies at clubs around Ireland such as Brown Sugar at the Kitchen in Dublin, U-Turn at Ri Ra in Dublin, Jazz Juice at the GPO in Galway, Thompson Garage in Belfast, the Soul Clinic, Dee-Bop, Meltdown and Mo Bounce in Limerick and i've played abroad in the United States and the U.K. on numerous occasions. I also write a music column for the Evening Echo and i'm a regular contributor to the U.K.'s Blues and Soul, the longest running black music magazine in the world. These days i run the Pavilion, a music venue in Cork, which hosts my Jam night every few Fridays http://www.pavilioncork.com also you can catch me at http://djstevieg.podomatic.com