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Kia ora and welcome to Issue #6 of the Soultearoa Shakedown fanzine. Wherever you are reading this ‘zine during our summer, whatever you’re listening to, whomever you’re with – the NZ Soul All Dayer family says ‘look after yourselves and look after each other’. This is where we get to thank everyone who has performed at the NZ Soul All Dayer events: Jay Jeffrey | Gene Rivers | Campbell Ngata | Kris Holmes | Tyra Hammond | Si Res | Selecta Sam Scott ‘Doughboy’ Towers | Jubt | AWDJ | J.Bluevibe | KXVGXN* | Kirk James | Dustin Lindale Pat Kingi | Matene Karena | Kirsty Hargreaves | Ayesha Kee | Vanessa Stacey | Bobby Brazuka Jennifer Zea | Bevan Keys | Simon Grigg | Sene | Peter Mac | Tido | Ad.One | Toni Cooper Lisa Tomlins | Greg Churchill | Jeremy Toy | Hudge | Lo Key | Dan Paine | P-Money Murray Cammick | Submariner | Dylan C | Pete Nice | Exile | Kina Cuts | Grantis | Nyntee And thanks also to Matthew, Nick, Laura, Henry, Lenni and all the staff at the Golden Dawn. While our community of soulful music lovers may be small – it is MIGHTY! And remember: SOUL music isn’t a genre – it’s a FEELING! Edited by: David ‘Nyntee’ Carroll We’d love to hear YOUR stories about SOUL music! Get in touch: _______________________________________________________________________________ Get the NZ SOUL ALL DAYER t-shirt Sizes in WOMENS and MENS from SMALL to 5XL Get the NZ SOUL ALL DAYER 12” slipmats Beautiful 16oz thick felt slipmats for your turntables If you would like to represent NZ’s premier soul music event by wearing the famous ‘Soul Tiki’ on your chest, or on your turntables, Please contact:


Top 5: Digging Essentials 1. Headphones 2. Internet-connected phone 3. Your most ambitious wants list 4. A pocketful of Yen 5. Time and patience

Top 4: Tokyo Digging Spots 1. Disk Union Shibuya 2. Recofan Shibuya 3. Next Records Shibuya 4. Disk Union Shinjuku ………

And many others I never noted the names of, including the mad one Scott Towers found whilst searching for another more famous store, packed to the gunwales with factory-sealed funk, jazz and Latin. Gotta mention the generally amazing staff, the food, and perhaps more surprisingly, a bunch of great craft beers watering holes: perfect for quenching the post-dig thirst. Listen to Jubt on ‘The Boil Up’, 8pm Thursdays, on Base FM

JAY JEFFREY Top 5: Blaxploitation Films And Soundtracks

1. Petey Wheatstraw – The Devil’s Son-In-Law 2. Rudy Ray Moore – The Human Tornado 3. Curtis Mayfield and Mavis Staples – A Piece Of The Action 4. Herbie Hancock – Fat Albert’s Rotunda 5. Willie Hutch – Foxy Brown _______________________________________________________________________________ KINA CUTS Top 5: Soulful Favourites

1. War – Lowrider This sets me back in the late ‘70s riding in the whanau charger. 2. Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft One of my best last-song-of-the-night picks. 3. Aretha Franklin – Rocksteady Darn straight she said “It’s what I feel now”. 4. Marvin Gaye – Mercy, Mercy Me The man himself, so blessed he left us with such memorable music. 5. Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing This is a track which reminds me of when I first met my wife Elesha x Listen to Kina Cuts on ‘5 Finger Discount’, 2pm Sundays, on Base FM Also check out for your haircare needs. _______________________________________________________________________________ LO KEY Top 5: Current Soulful Favourites (In No Particular Order)

1. Slakah The Beat Child – Miscommunication (BBE) 1. Peter Brown – Without Love (T.K. Records) 1. BJ The Chicago Kid with Kendrick Lamar – The World Is A Ghetto (Universal) 1. Electric Light Orchestra – Wishing (Jet Records) 1. Shafiq Husayn – It’s Better For You (Eglo Records)

PETER MAC Top 5: Kiwi Cover Art

1. Howard Morrison Quartet – Pot Pourri (1960) Strictly local styles, starting with Uncle Howie… that’s Sir Howard to you. I first saw this on the back cover of the book ‘Stranded In Paradise’ by John Dix. It’s such a great set up for a photo shoot. 2. Te Atue Maori Club – Hakas In HiFi As the liner notes say, “Introducing some of the famous Maori Hakas of olden times.” Six song, 45RPM extended play record on Viking Records, mid-1960s. 3. Patea Maori Club – Poi E (1987) The album apparently took so long to come out because they were waiting on the cover art drawings by Joe Wylie, from the animated movie Maui. 4. Herbs – Whats’ Be Happen? (1981) Their debut album, with a dramatic cover photo of the police evicting protestors off Bastion Point in 1978, told you where Herbs were at, politically. 5. Nick Nicholson and the Neketini Brass – Exciting Brass (1968) Think Tijuana Brass-style covers of popular Maori songs. Somehow this cove art ended up being lifted for a Fela Kuti album released in Nigeria a few years later. True story. Listen to Peter Mac on ‘Sound The Alarm’, 10am Saturdays, on Base FM Check out his excellent website for cultural commentary and observations; and buy his recent book of interviews with Kiwi artists, ‘I Believe You Are A Star’ _______________________________________________________________________________ DJ TIDO aka KURT DYER Top 5: Sexiest Funk Album Covers

1. Ohio Players – Honey (1977, Mercury) 2. Hi-Gloss – Hi-Gloss (1981, Prelude) 3. Leon Ware – Musical Massage (1976, Motown) 4. Jack McDuff – Sophisticated Funk (1976, Chess) …and one for the ladies… 5. Herbie Mann – Push Push (1971, Embryo) Listen to Tido on ‘Actual Proof Radio’, 10am Wednesdays, on Base FM

CAMPBELL NGATA Top 5: December 2014 – Flavours International

1. Tony Gregory – I’m Gonna Break Down (1976, Forward Records) Under-rated toon, comped recently in a few places, this is Jamaican rare groove AOR of the highest order, kinda thinking Boz-Scaggs-takes-Caribbean-holiday. Tony as in the Dragonaires with Byron Lee… later I found out he was in Family Tree! (You know, on Ananda!) 2. Tihomir Pop Asanovic – Berlin I (1974, Jugoton) The JBs all over this Yugoslavian joint (Hot Pants Road). Hammond specialist Tihomir delivers a killer European funk jam, but the whole album, ‘Majko Zemljo’, is some pretty decent funk rock thing. A few very useful tunes on there. 3. Bebe Manga – Lokognolo (1980, SIIS) Cheap afro-disco killer, Ivory Coast record but might have been recorded in France. This LP is entitled ‘Ami-Oyomiya’, and while the rest is sub-par, I love this tune. Bummer, mine is pressed a little off centre, but still sounds wicked after a few craftys. I pitch mine down a bit too. Is that wrong? 4. The Judge’s Nephews – Glorioso San Antonio (1976, Audio Latino) I thought this was South American until I read the cover. Actually recorded in Miami for the Latino market, the Nefs bang out a cool version of the Antonio Carlos Jocafi-penned number. Horrible looking cover though. But it ain’t about that… 5. Merit Hemmingson – Du Har Latit Din Karlek Fa Forsvinna (1971, EMI Columbia) Mellow folky Swedish jam, roughly translated it means ‘I like to get down at the NZ Soul All Dayers’. This is a short track lifted off the ‘Huvva! – Svensk Folkmusik Pa Beat’ album that’s got “downtempo summer rare groove set opener before nobody has turned up at the gig” written all over it. Then that’s another five for another time… stay tuned. Listen to Campbell Ngata playing records on most Saturdays at Astrolabe, Mount Maunganui. _______________________________________________________________________________ OMEGA B Top 6: Current Favourites

1. Angela Bofill – People Make The World Go Round (GRP Records) 2. Foster Sylvers – Misdemeanour (Mr K. rmx) (Pride Records) 3. Tilt – Arkade Funk (D.E.T.T. Records) 4. Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers – Bustin’ Loose (Source Records) 5. Brother To Brother – Monster Jam (Sugar Hill Records) 6. Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine (Mercury Records) Listen to Omega B (4 Corners / Aotearoa Zulu) on Wednesday Night Jam Zulu Transmission’, 9-11pm Wednesdays; and ‘The Soul Affair’, 7-9pm Sundays, on Radio Active

“HERE WAS BARBARA LYNN” Written by Kris Holmes November saw the reissue of Texas singer/guitarist Barbara Lynn’s 1968 Atlantic LP ‘Here Is Barbara Lynn’. I want to tell a story about Barbara that not a lot of people know about, or remember. A unique talent of the time (a female triple-threat writer, singer, guitarist), Barbara Lynn’s story is easily found online. It’s no secret that I’m a huge Barbara Lynn fanatic: I’m paid up in full essentially, own all the original records, have had her sign records etc. She still performs in the US and although she is getting older, she is fantastic. Her stuff is out there in reissue-land and well worth hearing. So it knocked me out several years ago at a record fair here in Auckland when local collector John Phillips and I were chatting and he said “Oh yeah, Barbara Lynn, I saw her play live once, she was great”. I asked him where in the US and how long ago. His reply “No, it was here, back in the ‘70s” was a surprise, to put it mildly. How had I never heard of this happening? One of my favourite artists played here, close to her prime and there has been no record of it! He said that it was definitely the ‘70s, at a place over behind Panmure, with a local pickup band and maybe half a dozen people in the crowd. She played fantastically but was disappointed at the turnout. He said he only went because he’d noticed a tiny ad in the Auckland Star which essentially read “Barbara Lynn, the female BB King”. Unbelievable. Panmure?! Could it be true, really? Over the next few years I asked around a few of the older local cats, but details were thin. Phil Gifford worked at the Auckland Star from ’70‘79 and recalls attending “a club in Panmure and a tall, stately woman in a floor length evening gown, singing beautifully and playing great guitar” in the ‘70s. The name of the club and the exact year elude him, but he said Jamaican ska singer Millie Small and NOLA R&B singer Clarence “Frogman” Henry appeared at the same club on different occasions. New Zealand music writer Garth Cartwright tried to get Barbara to come here a few years ago (in the 2000s) and she wasn’t interested, saying she’d been already back in the ‘60s and giving the vibe that it wasn’t an altogether amazing concert experience back then. Obviously she had her decades muddled, but that does happen a lot with artists. So, the mystery remains. Barbara Lynn, from Beaumont, Texas, in New Zealand, in the 1970s, at Cleopatra’s in Panmure, poorly advertised, playing to half a dozen people, and still close to her prime? You cannot tell me you wouldn’t wish to have been there. Listen to Kris Holmes on ‘The Boil Up’, 8pm Thursdays, on Base FM _______________________________________________________________________________ A couple of weeks back I was playing Marvin’s ‘Here, My Dear’ longplayer. I play it often as it’s my favourite Marvin Gaye album, as messed up as it is emotionally. Somebody I know well asked me “Who’s this?” and I was a little taken aback. “What do you mean ‘Who’s this?’” What a question. Everyone knows this. And then I quickly understood that maybe they don’t. It was something I had to repeatedly force myself to understand when I was doing radio – not everyone knows who these people are, what this supposedly ingrained classic might be. I’m doing that again with Audioculture – what do you mean you’ve never heard The La De Da’s? And when you force yourself to understand this simple reality, you check yourself too – or at least you should. I check my sometimes slightly elitist arrogance and rediscover the pleasure of helping someone else discover the wonderfulness of [insert name], a process that arguably is more pleasurable than simply sitting back and thinking that said record is glorious. It’s something that more than a few DJs working in the rare recording sphere maybe need to understand again from time to time – somebody opened a door for them sometime, somewhere and they walked through it to discover a new world. You do wonder sometimes when they forgot that. Written by Simon Grigg | go to for more from the horse’s mouth.

SELECTA SAM Top 5: Boogie Synth-Bass Lines 2014/2015

1. Goldie Alexander – Spend My Life With You 2. Feel – Let’s Rock (Over And Over Again) 3. Simon and McQueen – Let’s Get Into It 4. Bill Summers and Summers Heat – Throw It Down (Shake Your Body) 5. Starpoint – I Like It Listen to Selecta Sam on ‘The Dose’, midday Saturdays, on George FM _______________________________________________________________________________ VANESSA STACEY Top 5: Amusing Things Said To Me At Gigs (OK, so maybe not the Top Five – some just aren’t print-worthy!) 5. “Oh my God, you’re just like Adele!” (I feel this has more to do with me being a fat ginger, than the music…) 4. “I’ve got a mate who makes beats…” or “Can you sing [insert lame ‘80s pop song here]?” 3. “Baby, let’s make a baby.” (Sung to me. Hehe.) 2. “No, seriously, you’re like New Zealand’s Adele!” (My new response to this henceforth shall be “Thank you, that’s very flattering. She’s the most successful singer in the world, and meanwhile I’m… here, singing for you…”) 1. “Is that us?” (OK, so this one may have worked…) Special mention: I once had Tana Umaga say to me after a gig, “I just want to thank you for singing for me – I know you were singing for me, aye.” (Ahhhhh…) Listen to Vanessa Stacey when she sings. Please, do. It’s really quite wonderful. _______________________________________________________________________________ NYNTEE aka DAVID CARROLL Top 5: Christmas Album Covers

1. Jackie Gleason – All I Want For Christmas 2. Rudy Ray Moore – This Ain’t No White Christmas! 3. Ross Christmas with Patty Jay Maria and the Hal Bradley Orchestra – Space Age Santa Claus 4. Bordell Mamas – Julvisor 5. Akim – Santa Claus Is A Black Man Listen to Nyntee on ‘Base Breakfast’, 7.30am Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays, on Base FM

PAT KINGI Top 5: Albums Inherited From Friends and Family

I’ve been lucky to have had so many records passed as presents or trades or both by many mates over the years. These ones listed here were the first ones I came across in my current faves crate. 1. Lou Rawls – Unmistakably Lou (Mum and Dad) I inherited the Lou Rawls one from my parents in 1989, along with many other soul goodies that first got me started. Includes dance floor filler I’ll See You When I Git There. 2. Marvin Gaye – The Troubleman soundtrack (Campbell Ngata) The Troubleman soundtrack is an all-time favourite album, with Marvin playing most of the instruments. The cover is a gatefold that opens down instead of across, showing a big picture of Marvin Gaye chillin’ in his troubleman seat. I inherited this legally or illegally from Campbell – can’t really remember. (I’m sure he’ll be happy to clarify that for us all now! – Ed.) 3. Bill Withers – +Justments (Jubt) Jubt gave me the Bill Withers ‘+Justments’ album at his party before he left to go on his OE about ten years ago, hoping he would find this again overseas. Hope you found one bro! Heartbreak Road is an all-time favourite. 4. Johnny Osbourne – Truth and Rights (FJ) ‘Truth and Rights’ is in my top five albums of all time. Pure soul music from Jamaica. My close mate Finn gave this to me in the ‘90s and I have been hooked on Studio One soul ever since. 5. I Gotta New Dance – Vampisoul compilation (Hamish Kuka) The Vampisoul comp stays in my faves crate; it’s full of soul, funk and latin goodies. Hamish helped me with ‘The Boil-Up’ on Base FM while Jubt was overseas. We used to swap records regularly and I’ve been sitting on this since the last swap. One thing about vinyl is that you always treasure it and every piece of vinyl has a story attached to it – where you found it, how you got it, story of the cover, where you played it, who liked it, etc. This is not a relationship you can establish with mp3s. _______________________________________________________________________________ DUSTIN LINDALE Top 5: Afrobeat Jams

5. Mulatu Astatke – Tezeta 4. Rob – Make It Fast, Make It Slow 3. William Onyeabor – Better Change Your Mind 2. Cos-Ber-Zam – Ne Noya 1. K. Frimpong and his Cubano Fiestas – Kyenlyen Bi Adi M’awu Listen to Dustin Lindale by dropping into Conch Records, 115A Ponsonby Road You should check out the new Conch Kitchen and Bar too |

KRIS HOLMES Top 5: Boogaloo Soul 45s (In No Particular Order) 1. Bobby Rush – Sock Boo Ga Loo (Checker) Journeyman soul and blues singer Bobby Rush comes correct on this stomping slice of ‘60s funky soul. Very much in a Syl Johnson vein on this; in 1967 Syl was riding high with Come On Sock It To Me, so I guess Bobby took the feel of that record and figured “Hey, if I combine the Sock and the Boogaloo, then there’s no chance this can miss”. Bobby Rush is still doing it, but in a much more blues-based vein today but unfortunately his songs like this don’t get much of an airing. 2. Tom and Jerroo – (Papa Chew) Do the Boo-Ga-Loo (Jerry-O) You know a record is rushed out when the artist owns the label but can’t even take the time to spell his own name correctly in the credit. Jerry-O hit it big in 1965 with his first release, just called Boogaloo. It was pretty much the jumping off point for the ‘60s soul boogaloo craze. That first 45 saw them credited as “Tom and Jerrio” so who knows what they were trying to achieve as “Jerroo” on this one. It was definitely rushed out to capitalize on the first (which was picked up nationally by ABC) but such is the law of diminishing returns, this one was nowhere near as successful, nor picked up by a major label. Jerry Murray spent the rest of the decade essentially re-releasing his boogaloo 45 a dozen more times on four different labels and only changing the titles slightly while trying to cash in on the latest dance fad. They’re all good records though, but not terribly inventive. 3. Bobby Williams – Boogaloo Mardi Gras (Seven B/Capitol) This is New Orleans’ entry in the boogaloo craze but obviously spiced up with their own mardigras theme. This is essentially a funk bomb disguised as a boogaloo. The Bobby Williams group was a band that Eddie Bo worked with a lot at the time and in this instance everyone just let loose to create a stylus-melter of a 45. Originally released on the Seven B label, it was then picked up for national distribution by Capitol (the same deal which saw them also pick up Bo’s Lover and A Friend 45, it may even have been cut at the same session; but although Eddie remembered the same musicians as being involved and the 45s came out at the same time, he couldn’t be exact about it being the same session). The track is split over two sides of the 45 with confusingly Part 1 actually being Part 2 and vice versa. Raw only begins to describe it and how on earth Capitol thought they could get a hit from it is beyond me. 4. Booker T and The MGs – Booker Loo (Stax) The boogaloo goes to Memphis with this one. The guys slow the tempo down and take it to a real gutbucket southern groove. Steve Cropper’s guitar comes in and nearly rips your face off. Added points for the play on the name, genius. Booker T and The MGs are legendary but this is kind of one of their lesser-known jams. There is killer colour footage of them doing this live in 1968 at a New Year’s Eve party where they pick up the pace a bit, check it out on Youtube. 5. Brothers Two – Boogaloo (Soul) Party (Crimson) Crimson was a Philadelphia label but I don’t know much about these guys. I do know that male soul duos have created some of the most party-on wax from the late ‘60s though. This one came out in ‘68 and essentially they take an uptempo boogaloo track and then tear it up, trading and doubling lines about how awesome the boogaloo party they’re going to attend is gonna be and that everyone should attend. To add some soul (and flimsy lyrical content) they then spend the next couple minutes calling out all the other (much more) famous soul singers who will also be attending said party. I think probably the Brothers would have to be the openers because they call out Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Stevie Wonder, Sam and Dave, Jackie Wilson; essentially everybody’s gonna be there and all the girls will be wearing miniskirts too. Sign me up. Listen to Kris Holmes on ‘The Boil Up’, 8pm Thursdays, on Base FM Kris is the resident 45 fiend at the NZ Soul All Dayer


1. Bettye LaVette – Let Me Down Easy 2. Smokey Robinson – Cruisin’ 3. Raphael Saadiq – 100 Yard Dash 4. The Staple Singers – The Weight 5. Erma Franklin – Can’t See My Way One-time AK residents, Mukuna creators, beautiful folks and our favourite Americans. _______________________________________________________________________________ MARK ROBINSON Top 5: Soul Tunes (In No Particular Order)

So why these tunes? All of them would get me on the dance floor and as a cynical old man who has travelled from the nightclubs of Slough, through the Jazz Dance gigs of West London, through countless UK All Dayers, All Nighters and Weekenders; through the heady days of George FM’s “The Sunday Crew” to regular radio shows in Melbourne and now Adelaide, it is no mean feat to be able to get me to shake my tail feather. 1. Holland Dozier Holland – Why Can’t We Be Lovers This is a long-time favourite of the finale sets of Chris Hill at UK weekenders and is such a power message from a man who has lost his lover and doesn’t quite know why. I love the melancholy of the song and as a Jazz Broadcaster I adore the soprano sax solo. 2. Andrea Henry – I Need You Like A Baby This just sums up Northern Soul groove and passion and reminds me of Parkers in Manchester circa 1992-94 (aye Lyn Bailey). 3. Collins and Collins – Top Of The Stairs This has an infectious groove and chorus and hints of hot sordid sex at the top of the staircase; and isn’t soul music all about that! 4. Soul II Soul – Keep On Movin’ I grew up as Soul II Soul grew up and this track takes me back to my roots. Still a killer tune and bass line to this day. 5. Curtis Mayfield – No Goodbyes Curtis Mayfield has done a million tunes and everyone reading this will have their favourite. No Goodbyes was a 12” single in 1978 and I just love the combination of soul and disco. So that’s me. Today this is my favourite Top 5 but it may change tomorrow. Listen to Robbo on ‘Primetime Jazz’, on Radio Adelaide |

KIRK JAMES Top 5: Boogie Tracks From Last Year

1. LJ Reynolds – Trust In Me 2. Switch – You Pulled A Switch 3. Confunkshun – If You’re In Need Of Love 4. Patrice Rushen – I Was Tired Of Being Alone 5. McFadden and Whitehead – One More Time Top 5: Boogie Tracks From This Year

1. Twennynine with Lenny White – Find A Love 2. Klique – I Can’t Shake This Feeling 3. Breakwater – Say You Love Me Girl 4. Rene and Angela – Free and Easy 5. Spinners – Can’t Shake This Feeling Top 5: That Nearly Made It; or, Top 5: For Good Measure

1. Melba Moore – Love Me Right 2. Twennynine with Lenny Wright – Movin’ On 3. Starpoint – Wanting You 4. Norman Connors – She’s Gone 5. Steven and Sterling – Can I Be With You Tonight Listen to Kirk James on ‘A Groove Theory’, 10am Mondays, on Base FM _______________________________________________________________________________ OUR NEXT NZ SOUL ALL DAYER EVENT: 1pm-1am, Saturday 3rd January 2015 Astrolabe Brew Bar, Mount Maunganui


5. Five Special |4. Natural Four |3. Three Rivers Blues Band |2. Two Tons Of Fun |1. One Way Listen to Kirsty on ‘The Bounce’, 10am Tuesdays, on Base FM _______________________________________________________________________________ EXILE aka ANDREW COOK Top 5: Soulful Faves

1. Jade – Don’t Walk Away (Mack Daddy Stroll remix) 2. Mary J. Blige and Notorious B.I.G. – Real Love remix 3. Gregory Abbott – Shake You Down 4. Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home To Me 5. Curtis Mayfield – Let’s Do It Again Listen to Exile on ‘Fire Starter’, 6pm Saturdays, on Base FM _______________________________________________________________________________ MATENE KARENA Top 5: Tracks/Albums That Motivated My Lazy Ass During University

These were a go to point during hazy and lazy times at Waikato Uni during the mid-nineties. Spent many a long night complaining about that lack of good music in the bars in Htizzle. Found solace to these tracks in my garage in Silverdale Ave talking shit, painting, procrastinating and sculling copious amounts of Waikato. Back then it was 18 bucks a crate! 1. Main Street People – Everybody Loves The Sunshine, from ‘Music, Sex and Mathematics’ (1994, Yo Mamas Recording) 2. Repercussions – Earth and Heaven (1996, Warner Bros) (The Whole album!) 3. Nuyorican Soul – Masters At Work (1997, Talking Loud) (Again the WHOLE album!) 4. Masterworks – The Essential Kenlou House Mixes (1995, Harmless) (The first track from Shanice is a killer!) 5. The Sindecut – Tell Me Why? (1990, Virgin)

SCOTT TOWERS Top 5: Current Favourite Soulful Japanese Tunes Recently I was lucky enough to visit Tokyo. It was hands down the most overwhelmingly awesome record shopping I’ve experienced – please go there.

1. Tatsuro Yamashita – Dancer (1977, RCA) Yamashita is one of the dons of Japanese modern soul. The standout track from the Spacy LP as featured on the Dennis Kane / Chairman Mao mixtape ‘Select Cuts 001’. Drums! 2. Junko Ohashi – Ain’t No Sunshine (1976, Phillips) Calling the hip hop heads! There are a million good versions of this tune, but the intro to this version is a freaked-out, dusty-fingered gem. 3. Yasuko Agawa – LA Nights (1984, Invitation) A complete rip of London Town by Brit-funkers Light Of The World who recorded their version four years earlier. Just the right amount of wack-out-of-keyness to make it dope. 4. Tatsuro Yamashita – Merry-Go-Round (1983, Moon) Another Tatsuro monster, this time from the early ‘80s ‘Melodies’ LP. A thunderous boogie monster. 5. Herbie Hancock – Nobu (1977, CBS/Sony) OK – slight curve ball, but you’ll forgive me as this was recorded in Tokyo in a single session. Deep as the Kermadec Trench and funky as hell thanks to Herbie’s skull cracking Rhodes chops. ESSENTIAL. Listen to Scott Towers playing sax in popular local group Fat Freddy’s Drop. _______________________________________________________________________________ GENE RIVERS Top 5: Things I Look For When Record Shopping 1. Artists I know or am familiar with – a winning track record is the best place to start. 2. Record labels with a history of releasing cool shit or that I’ve had previous joy with. 3. Featured musicians – if they feature ill musos there’s a high chance there’s gonna be some goodness inside too. 4. Cover art – an afro on the cover is a good sign if you know nothing of the artist, musicians or label. Multiple afros increase the odds. 5. Friends recommendations – especially friends with dope collections. Word of mouth has a high hit rate of discovering dope records. Happy digging. Listen to Gene Rivers on ‘Chocolate Sundae’, 4pm Sundays, on George FM

LISA TOMLINS Top 5: Drinks You Can Buy Me While I'm Working 1. Dark n’ Stormy 2. Champagne 3. Vodka Soda (fresh lime ONLY – lemonade or tonic will NOT be considered!) 4. Pinot Gris 5. A good cuppa tea… Top 5: Favourite Yum Cha Dishes 1. Roast Pork 2. Deep Fried Taro Balls 3. Chinese Broccoli 4. Prawn Coriander Dumplings 5. Pork and Chive Dumplings I thought about doing a ‘Top 5 Outfits’, but that would’ve required photos. (I was hoping for a ‘Top 5 Pairs Of Sneakers I Own’, but that would’ve required photos – Ed.) Listen to Lisa Tomlins singing with all sorts of people, very often, all around the country. _______________________________________________________________________________ J.BLUEVIBE Top 5: 1978 Hiding Under A Table Drinking Beer At A Family Party Songs

Some of the first places I heard soul was at big family parties when I was a young’un, hiding under tables drinking beer with my brothers. Always thought it was ironic they used to play Band Of Gold at EVERY UK wedding in the North – a song about a husband leaving his wife! 1. Freda Payne – Band Of Gold 2. Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted 3. R. Dean Taylor – There’s A Ghost In My House 4. Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – The Night 5. Donna Summer – I Feel Love J.Bluevibe aka Jason Fishwick is the man who held the original NZ Soul All Dayer event. _______________________________________________________________________________ BASE FM 107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | TuneIn App And streaming live on




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