Category Archives: soul/funk

#441

November 17, 2020

A nice selection of songs and tracks that skirt soul/funk, disco, lovers rock, re-edits and deep house. Everything flows well – I have enjoyed listening to this one! My special fave is the Tavares re-edit, which has been cycling though my head while out on runs (always my best indicator of a track to watch!). Same goes for the re-edit of Marshall Hain (their track Dancing In The City), and the E. Live Ft. Chesta Blake track.

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Artist Song Release Label
Miroslav Vitous New York City Love Saves The Day (A History Of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979) (Part 2) Reappearing Records
Hysteric Letter From The Far East BEST003 La Bestiole Records
Terea Pretty Bird The Ladies Of Too Slow To Disco 2 How Do You Are?
GW & Henry In The CityReworkd Disco Mondo A&R Edits
Unknown Artist B5 Crossed Wires Light Sounds Dark ‎
Tony Verde Calypso Napoli Segreta Volume 2 NG Records
Tavares A Minute (Moplen Edit) A Minute / Can’t Hide A&R Edits
E. Live Ft. Chesta Blake Do Me Like That (Slight Extension Mix) Star Creature Vibes Star Creature
Charisma Everything Is Fine (Chuggy Discomix) Everything Is Fine Emotional Rescue
One Blood Every Dub Everything Is Fine Emotional Rescue ‎

Artist Song Release Label
Bajm Jezioro Szczęścia (Tamten & Fopa Nostalgic Rave Mix) The Very Polish Cut Outs Sampler Vol.7 The Very Polish Cut-Outs
Wilson Pickett Don’t Knock My Love (Part 1) Love Saves The Day (A History Of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979) (Part 1) Reappearing Records
Wilson Pickett Don’t Knock My Love (Part 2) Love Saves The Day (A History Of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979) (Part 1) Reappearing Records
The Patchouli Brothers ‎ Always Dancin Tugboat Edits Volume 15 Tugboat Edits
Al-Tone Simone Manuel Al-Tone Edits Razor N Tape ‎
Payfone Sofian (Loyal Remix) Sofian Leng
Q&A Revolving Mirrors Leng Label Sampler Leng
DJ Kemit Forbidden Love NDATL Special Edition 2020 *Covid Edition NDATL Muzik
Elia y Elizabeth Alegría (Demi Riquísimo Remix) Remixes De Oro Razor N Tape Reserve
Andrea Desidera Lenortape Side B (Excerpt) Copernicus Was My Grandad, Kepler Was My Uncle EN.KI.DU.NU

#439

November 3, 2020

The first hour of this (as usual!) all-vinyl show covers 12″ singles that flirt with various soul/funk/tropical/disco/balearic/dirty ambient sounds, then the second hour starts with three tracks in the ancient future genre, then surrenders to deep house and runs with it for the remainder of the show.

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Artist Song Release Label
Dave Baker Glow of Love (Waxist Dub Version) Glow of Love Favorite Recordings
Ohio Players Pain Al-Tone Edits 0001 Al-Tone Edits
Tone B Nimble Whatcha Doin To Me Edited By Al-Tone Edits 0003 Al-Tone Edits
Escort ‎ Barbarians (Tiger & Woods Remix) Animal Nature Escort Records
Giuseppe Leonardi Earth Flat MenteMente Second Circle
Vox Populi! Shamgah Myscitismes Platform 23 Records
Torn Sail Birds (Tiago Remix) Birds Claremont 56
Blair French Jeans The Art Of Us Rocksteady Disco
Blair French Genes The Art of Us Rocksteady Disco
Moralez feat. Zombierella Metal Gear In The Dark Again 09 In The Dark Again

Artist Song Release Label
Sunken Cages Sounds of the Zanzi Door To The Cosmos On The Corner Records ‎
Guedra Guedra ft Taxi Kabir Couscouse Curtain Door To The Cosmos On The Corner Records ‎
Azu Tiwaline ft Cinna Peyghamy Violet Curves Door To The Cosmos On The Corner Records ‎
Plastic Ivy Ode: In Advance of Loss Spots of Time Kraftjerkz ‎
Jon Dixon Proceed NDATL Special Edition 2020 *Covid Edition NDATL Muzik
Litia~Loe Each Dawn Every Dawn Each Dawn Every Dawn Mixed Signals
Harold Lucious I Like It Reconnected Mixed Signals
Eros Go For It Go For It Mixed Signals
4 A.M. Just Wait And See (Deepest Mix) Beat Per Bar / 4 A.M. EP Mixed Signals
Webb Who Am I? Elevate Mixed Signals

#438

October 20, 2020

Electronic, disco, soul/funk Record Store Day releases from 2020 Drops 1 and 2 in the first hour, quality 12″ singles in the second hour. Special attention to the Long Island NY band Cross Island, and the brand new 2020 A Certain Ratio record. The Bobby Moore track (Call Me Your) Anything Man has been running through my head all week. The second hour closes with tracks from two Ace 45th Anniversary 7”s. All tracks are aces in this show, no matter what label they are on.

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Artist Song Release Label
Caress Catch The Rhythm (7″ Edit By Mr. K) The Mr. K Edits (The Garage Box) Most Excellent Unlimited
Celestial Choir Stand On The Word (Edit By Mr. K) Stand On The Word Most Excellent Unlimited ‎
Human Race Human Race Human Race Gem Records
Marcy Luarks & Classic Touch I Don’t Want To Share Your Love Electric Murder Kalita Records ‎
Gaston Clap Song My Queen Soul Brother Records
RAH Band Float Producers Choice Atjazz Record Company
Halo Let Me Do It (Re-Edit) Let Me Do It (Re-Edit) Expansion
Bobby Moore (Call Me Your) Anything Man (Call Me Your) Anything Man Soul Brother Records
Sweet Music I Get Lifted (Call Me Your) Anything Man Soul Brother Records

Artist Song Release Label
Henry Greenwood Buffalo Dance Buffalo Dance A&R Edits
Cross Island East Of The Apple (Al Kent Remix) East Of The Apple Kalita Records
A Certain Ratio Taxi Guy ACR Loco Mute
Paul Robinson Come On Sister Come On Sister Emotional Rescue
One Blood Be Thankful (Lexx Discomix) Be Thankful Emotional Rescue
Arnold Shuffler And His Friends Love Love Black Pearl Records
Brenda Jones Super Stroke Super Stroke Expansion
James Knight & The Butlers Save Me Save Me Cat
Denise & Abe Ain’t That Lovin’ Ain’t That Lovin’ Ace
Rubba Way Star Way Star Ace

#432

September 1, 2020

What is this show? Maybe better to ask what it isn’t… Starts off consistent with soul funk boogie during the first hour, but in the second hour starts to mutate through beat tracks, 60s Mod, balearic, then ambient to take you on a full trip whose concept was solidified from the first track of hour one. I would direct you to be sure to hear the D-Day and Al Tone tracks. Having listened to this finished show twice, if you want to hear how good an ambient track can be, play the Jonny Nash, Suzanne Kraft track!

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Artist Song Release Label
Jade 4U Rainbows (Midnight Mix) Retour Au Club Meduse Compiled by Charles Bals Spacetalk Records
Bread & Butter Pink Shadow Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986 Light In The Attic
Jarmaz Night City Life (Disco Remix) Night City Life Spacetalk Records
Yves Simon Amazoniaque (La Decadanse Edit) DDR003 Deviant Disco Records
Captain Mustard Quiet Move (Special Dance Mix) Fingertracks: Vol 1 ESP Institute
D-Day Sweet Sultan Magic Carpet : Contemporary Music 1982-1994 Harmonie Exotic
Tom Sanders I’ll Get To That Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987 Light In The Attic
Revelation Feel The Music Love Affairs Tambourine Party Records
Al-Tone Why They Say Al-Tone Edits 0002 Al-Tone Edits
The Masqueraders Do You Love Me Baby? We’re Gonna Have A Party! The Soul Of Wand Records Sundazed Music
The Pearls On And On (Waxist Edit) On And On Isle Of Jura Records
Andrew Kitchen Attack Of The Boogie (TZ + Hersh Edit) Attack Of The Chicago Boogie Star Creature

Artist Song Release Label
African People Aaaaaahh!! Cosmic Discotheque Vol.2 Naughty Rhythm Records
Life Cat’s Eyes Cosmic Discotheque – 12 Junkshop Disco Funk Gems From The 70s Take It Acid Is
The Black On White Affair Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother Kearney Barton: Architect of the Northwest Sound Light In The Attic
Goldie & The Gingerbreads Look For Me Baby Girls With Guitars Know Why! Ace
St. Louis Union Think About Me A North Side Story Wyldwax
Force Five Yeah I’m Waiting Yeah I’m Waiting Wyldwax
Petros Skoutaris Yusurum – Part I Tropika Into The Light Records
Ferdi Fading Away All One Claremont 56
LNS Pizzica Tarantata n.014 rework Tarantismo: Odyssey of an Italian Ritual FLEE
Hear & Now Alba Sol Alba Sol Claremont 56
Jonny Nash, Suzanne Kraft Knife A Heart So White Melody As Truth
Fools Source Fools’ Harp, Vol. 1 Music From Memory

#422

June 23, 2020

Swaying through the reeds on a hot Summer day. Paddling though the mangroves, today you have your accompaniment on Gulls Window Circus. An all-vinyl tropical, Brazilian, Jamaican show that made the heat outside fun and made me wonder why I seldom tread in these genre waters. Even includes a song from a play in Philadelphia (Magic Of Love). The Black Harmony track has been slipping in and out of my head all week, and the As Damas Do Rap track must be heard.

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Artist Song Release Label
Tribo Massahi Timolo Timode Estrelando Embaixador Goma Gringa Discos
Cassiano Central Do Brazil The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio To Sao Paulo (1976-1983) Cultures Of Soul Records
Marthe Zambo Alu Tom Noble & Renata – Edits Hello Sailor
Simplicity For The Love Of You For The Love Of You Athens Of The North
Lilith Todo Amor É Bom (Remix) Street Soul Brasil (1987 – 1995) Hello Sailor Recordings
Benjamin Ball Flash A Flashlight (Original Mix) Flash A Flashlight Cultures Of Soul Records
Risco Connection Ain’t No Stopping Us Now Hustle! Reggae Disco Soul Jazz Records ‎
DJ Dez / Andrés Save Em Save Em Fnr
Marlon Hunter Did You Forget My Number Message In Our Music Volume II SOL Discos
Fernanda Abreu Hello Baby Street Soul Brasil (1987 – 1995) Hello Sailor Recordings ‎

Artist Song Release Label
Pat Thomas & Marijata Let’s Think It Over Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics Mukatsuku Records ‎
Jorge Ben Rio Babilônia The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio To Sao Paulo (1976-1983) Cultures Of Soul Records
Amnesty Can I Help You? Free Your Mind: The 700 West Sessions Now-Again Records
Ernest Ranglin In The Rain Hustle! Reggae Disco Soul Jazz Records ‎
Janice “Nicki” Harisson Magic Of Love Message In Our Music Volume II SOL Discos
Bebeto Mais Loucos (Vibes4YourSoul “Bozo” Rework) TSTD Edits 05 How Do You Are?
Painel De Controle Relax The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio To Sao Paulo (1976-1983) Cultures Of Soul Records
As Damas Do Rap Um Sonho Real Street Soul Brasil (1987 – 1995) Hello Sailor Recordings
George Posse Feat. Toyin Adekale Touch A Four Leaf Clover For The Love Of You Athens Of The North
Black Harmony Don’t Let It Go To Your Head Hustle! Reggae Disco Soul Jazz Records ‎
Don Scott Love With Me Message In Our Music SOL Discos
The Jagger Botchway Group Moko Le Dzen (GRC Remix) Odze Odze Cultures Of Soul Records

#417

May 19, 2020

Both hours are all-vinyl 7″s in the soul/funk category, many are international, and some have gospel roots. This is not a rock show, but it is surely a Gulls Window Circus show all the way.

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Artist Song Release Label
Babalu And His Headhunters Bahamas Gone Independent Bahamas Gone Independent Pressure Makes Diamonds
Jennifer Lara I’m In Luv (Vibes4YourSoul “No Doubt” Rework) Vibes For Your Soul ‎– TSTD Edits 05 How Do You Are?
The Soul Grenades Get Lucky A Blast Of Funk! Mukatsuku Records
Wood Brass & Steel Always There (BlackCash & Theo Edit) Wood, Brass & Steel / Seaquence Galaxy Sound Co. ‎
Georges Ouedraogo Deni Afro Funk & Disco Gems (Volume Nine) Mukatsuku Records ‎
Peter Yamson Everybody Dance Afro Funk & Disco Gems Volume Ten Mukatsuku Records
Al-Tone Edits x Tambourine Party Superstition Edit Superstition Edit / Highlife Jam Edit Tambourine Party Records
Jorge Navarro Funk Yourself Mukatsuku Presents Jorge Navarro Argentina Funk Special Mukatsuku Records
Skymark Flying Fantasy (Exclusive Unreleased Instrumental) Flying Fantasy Mukatsuku Records
Harry Mwale Loving (Edit) Pretty Face Strawberry Rain
Soul Supreme The Message The Message Tugboat Editions
Elaine Kibaro Fajrann Fajrann Emotional Rescue ‎
Jaromír Löffler Tip, Tip, Tip (Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa) Tip, Tip, Tip (Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa) Memory Records Prague
Nina & Její Kapela Ach, Bože Zvedni Telefon (My God Has A Telephone) Ach, Bože Zvedni Telefon (My God Has A Telephone) Memory Records Prague

Artist Song Release Label
Pink Family Don’t Give Your Life Away (Al-Tone Extended Mix) Tone B Nimble ‎– Soul Is My Salvation Rain&Shine
Judy Pollak Featuring 33 1/3 Billy’s Coming Back (Al-Tone Dancefloor Extended) Fascinating Al-Tone Edits ‎
Mckinley Sandifer I Am The Vine (Instrumental) Tone B Nimble ‎– Soul Is My Salvation Chapter 3 Rain&Shine
Eko M’Ongele M’Am Afro Funk & Disco Gems (Volume Nine) Mukatsuku Records
Al Tone Tsunami Al Tone Edits Vol. 7 Al Tone Edits
Tala Am Get Up Tchamassi Afro Funk & Disco Gems Volume Ten Mukatsuku Records
Little Flint Pain Mukatsuku Presents Queen City Soul Dynamite! Mukatsuku Records ‎
The Third Degree Mercy Mercy Mukatsuku Records
Al-Tone Silly Al-Tone Edits Vol. 5 Al-Tone Edits
McNeal & Niles Summertime Summertime Galaxy Sound Co.
Escort ‎ City Life City Life Escort Records
Moments Of Faith Singers Look Up (Al-Tone Extended Mix) Tone B Nimble ‎– Soul Is My Salvation Chapter 2 Rain&Shine
Mixed Company Let’s Go Disco (Waxist Dubby Stem Edit) Mixed Company Rain&Shine
Harry Mwale Sweet Love (Edit) Disco King Tambourine Party Records

#277

March 7, 2017

Just listen to the Evie Sands track if its Friday night and you want to get hyped up. When you get home and are looking to relax, do the Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift track. Following that track with the cover of ‘Bali Ha’i’ might make you want to never go out again though! Lots of good tracks here, some jazzy, some pub, some new wave, some electronic.

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Artist Song Release Label
Brinsley Schwarz Hooked on Love Live Favourites Vogon
The 101ers Silent Telephone Elgin Avenue Breakdown Revisited Astralwerks
Our Daughters Wedding Moving Windows Moving Windows Futurismo
Acid Arab Stil (feat. Cem Yildiz) Musique de France Crammed Discs
Executive Slacks The Bus Executive Slacks Dark Entries Records
Vita Noctis Hade Killed By Deathrock Volume Two Sacred Bones
Soundwalk Collective & Jesse Paris Smith I Will Be Seven Killer Road: A Tribute to Nico Sacred Bones
Khruangbin People Everywhere (Still Alive) People Everywhere (Still Alive) Night Time Stories Ltd.
Evie Sands I Can’t Let Go The Other Side Of Sun ORG Music
Barbara Lynn Maybe We Can Slip Away Here Is Barbara Lynn Light in the Attic

Artist Song Release Label
Ojeda Penn Brotherson Lost Funk & Disco Gems Volume Six Mukatsuku
Felt Penelope Tree Penelope Tree Cherry Red
Further Poor Old Soul Pt.3 Sometimes Chimes Christmas Records
Duran Duran Khanada Careless Memories EMI
The Dukes of Stratosphear Bike Ride to the Moon 25 O’Clock Virgin
The Delgados Under Canvas Under Wraps Domestiques Chemikal Underground
The DBs Espionage Stands for decibels Albion
Johnny Thunders Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be) Que Sera Sera Jungle Records
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Life is Change Life Is Change Tiny Ghost Records
Disconnection Bali Ha’i (Radio Mix) Bali Ha’i Optimo Music
Nicola Cruz Tzantza Cantos de Visión Multi Culti
Chaos In the CBD Background Explorer Global Erosion Yam
Chayell Tropic It’s Never Too Hot Isle Of Jura

#193

May 5, 2015

Electronic/chill/soul show that starts with some known faces, like Coati Mundi (of Kid Creole fame), and known faces riding a step below the surface: Little Sister is Sly Stone, Peace Orchestra is Peter Kruder of Kruder & Dorfmeister. Then there is the Blundetto & Grandmagneto cover of Nilsson’s 1968 track ‘Everybody’s Talkin’and a Jozef Van Wissem & SQÜRL track from the soundtrack to Only Lovers Left Alive.

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Artist Song Release Label
Coati Mundi Voyage Libertad to the Boat Dance Dancing for the Cabana Code In the Land of Boo-Hoo Rong Music
New World Generation Dreamland NWG Now Again
Little Sister Somebody’s Watching You I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower (1969-1970) Light in the Attic
McNeal & Niles Punk Funk Thrust Chocolate Industries
Yves Simon Au Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet (Psychemagik Tour De Force remix) Au Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet Leng
Peace Orchestra Henry Peace Orchestra G-Stone Recordings
Linkwood Expressions Expressions Firecracker Recordings
Joe’s Bakery Controllo Totale (Nassau Torre Di Controllo edit) Diavol Edit Vol. 1 Joe’s Bakery

Artist Song Release Label
Joe’s Bakery Controllo Totale (Nassau Torre Di Controllo edit) Diavol Edit Vol. 1 Joe’s Bakery
Jozef Van Wissem & SQÜRL This Is Your Wilderness Only Lovers Left Alive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ATP Recordings Ltd.
Ilija Rudman Just Remember EP1 Kat
Blundetto & Grandmagneto Everybody’s Talkin (Blundetto & Grandmagneto original 7″ version) Disco Reggae Stix Records
Lafleur Consume Rocksteady Disco #1 Rocksteady Disco
Bottin Ora Lo So Theme From Kaffee 01 Local Kaffee
Bonnie & Klein Beautiful City (ROTLA remix) Beautiful City Uber

#176

November 11, 2014

English disco artist John Schroeder opens this show with his sole release as Hi Voltage Orchestra from 1979 – very nice… US DJ Osmose does a re-edit of James Brown ‘Down And Out In New York City’ on a Smokecloud 12″. There is a 2012 track from Detroit’s Theo Parrish follows. A jazzy MadDisco re-edit. Walter Whisenhunt (promoter for James Brown, discoverer and eventual spouse of Gloria Ann Taylor), collaborates with her on a 70s funk/soul monster. Back to Detroit with Rick Wilhite. Then back to 1981 for Arnies In Love, then forward to 1984 for Pink And Black. That’s just the first hour – explore and enjoy.

Pink And Black

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Artist Song Release Label
High Voltage Orchestra Midnight Blue Down To The Sea And Back Volume 2 Wonk
Osmose I Was Bedroom Disco Smokecloud
Black Merlin Ice House New World Fantasy Common Thread
Theo Parrish Black Mist (Extended Version) Hand Made EP Running Back
MadDisco Sugar Free MadDisco Edits Vol 5 Maddisco
Gloria Ann Taylor and Walter Whisenhunt’s Orchestra What’s Your Word Deep Inside You Music Gallery
Rick Wilhite My Life Is a Minimal Circle The MC Stilove4music
Arnies In Love Invisible Enough Wind Rock Sucks
Pink And Black Miss Fortune (Extended Mix) Sometimes I Wish Emotional Rescue

Artist Song Release Label
Pink And Black Miss Fortune (Extended Mix) Sometimes I Wish Emotional Rescue
Fernando feat Fiorucci Giant Desert (Vocal) Giant Desert Leng
Parada 88 You’re Gonna Miss Me Adventure Party International Feel Recordings
Invisible Menders Affected Porn Wax Eight Porn Wax
DW Edits Track 2 This Is The Music We Dance To Creative Use
Rocky Siffredo Slow In China Diavol Edits Vol. 2 Joe’s Bakery
Joe’s Bakery Una Splendida Giornata (Nassau Balearic edit) Diavol Edits Vol 1 Joe’s Bakery

#172

October 14, 2014

This originally aired as a pledge show on WZBC. It is a rock show in the beginning, a hip hop show at the end. The show starts with 1980 Don Christensen (drummer in The Contortions) as ImpLOG, then 1967 David Bowie covering Velvet Underground. James Williamson covers a 1977 Stooges gem with Austin TX artist Carolyn Wonderland, then two NYC bands come next. In the second hour, 7″s from the Originals label are sandwiched by an Athens Of The North 7″ at the start and the 1983 Bileo track at the end.

Originals - DivineForce

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Artist Song Release Label
ImpLOG Breakfast Breakfast LOG.
The Riot Squad Waiting For My Man The Toy Soldier EP Acid Jazz
James Williamson & Carolyn Wonderland Gimme Some Skin Open Up and Bleed Leopard Lady
Konk Soka Loka Moki Soka Loka Moki 99
Snatch All I Want When I’m Bored Lightning
Sadar Bahar Soul Searching Angel Man Sounds Familiar
Herbie Hancock Just Around The Corner (edit) Twilight Clone Boogie Down
Nova Nova & Peter Hook Low Ends (Thierry Criscione Reconstructed Balearic remix) Low Ends (Part 2) Atal
Stevie Wonder Outta Site (Kan Sano remix) Outta Site Razor-N-Tape
Split Decision Band Watchin’ Out Watchin’ Out Athens Of The North

Artist Song Release Label
Split Decision Band Watchin’ Out Watchin’ Out Athens Of The North
The Meters Same Old Thing Same Old Thing Originals
Pete Rock & CL Smooth Good Life Same Old Thing Originals
Syl Johnson Different Strokes Different Strokes Originals
Divine Force My Uptown Beat Different Strokes Originals
Cymande Bra Bra Originals
Gang Starr Movin’ On Bra Originals
James Brown Make It Good To Yourself Make It Good To Yourself Originals
Percee P Lung Collapsing Lyrics Make It Good To Yourself Originals
Brentford All Stars Greedy G Greedy G Originals
BDP Jack Of Spades Greedy G Originals
Maceo and The Macks Parrty Parrty Originals
Gang Starr Who’s Gonna Take The Weight Parrty Originals
Bileo You Can Win You Can Win Watts City