Sunday March 6 2006

ANDY WILLIAMS on the cut....

1. Billy Brooks - Forty Days
2. Self Scientific- Return
3. A Tribe Called Quest -Electric Relaxation
4. Del the Funkee Homosapien- Undisputed Champs
5. Keith Murray- The MOst Beautiful Thing in the World
5. Ty(featuring Eska)- Sophisticated & Coarse
6. Ab/Normal- Watch Outg
7. Zoo- If You Lose Your Woman
8. A Forest Mighty Black- Tides
9. William/ Dennis Bovell- Untitled
10. Roy Ayers- We Live In Brooklyn Baby
11. Raekwon- Rainy Dayz
12. Evidence/Pharoh MOnch- High Voltage
13. Madlib/Jaydee- The Things You Do
14. DJ Nu Mark/MF Doom- Melody Remix
15. Rubicon- Hit Em Off
16. Mr. Quark- OUIIAAA
17. Stieber Twins- Jester
18. Soul Foundation-Paranoia
19. Mr. Roam- Psyko Nitro
20. Desert Eagle- Self Titled
21. Eric B and Rakim- I know I got Soul
22. Lotek- Percolator
23. Buzz vs BG - Say What
24. Airborn Audio- Miami/the Jungle
25. Tres Delinquents- Self Titled
26. King Geedorah- Next Level
27. El Da Sensei- Live at Home
28. The Society(ft, Ursula Rucker)-Q&A
29. Yesterdays New Quintet- Daylight
30. BB King- King's Special
31. Dr. Octogon- Blue Flowers

SundaY FEBRUARY 26TH 2006

Andy Williams
1. intro
2. Valarie Simpson-I Don't Need No Help (Tamla-Motown)
3. Nikki Giovanni - All I Gotta Do (Right-On Records)
4. Jennifer Holiday- And I'm Tellin You I'm Not Going (Geffen)
5. Langston Hughes- I've Known Rivers (Folkways)
6. Esther Phillips- Scarred Knees (Kudu)
7. NIna Simone- 4 Women (Phillips)
8. Rick Holmes- Remember to Remember (Harmless)
9. Lorenz Alexandria- Baltimore Oriole (Harmless)
10. Donald Byrd- Places and Spaces (United Artists)
11. Aretha Franklin- Hey Now Hey Now (Atlantic)
12. Dylan's Gospel- All Along the Watchtower (Sequel)
13. Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir- I Want to Ride That Glory Train (CSP)

Scott C
14. Benny Sings - New Bed (Sonar Kollectiv)
15. Greyboy - Help is on the way (Ubiquity)
16. Dwele - Eve (White)
17. Patrice Rushen - Razzia (CDR)
18. Amy Winehouse - In my bed (dub) - (Universal)
19. Bugz in the Attic - Once Twice (Bita Sweet)
20. Ty & Kory - Reap (CDR)
21. Common (Jazzanova Remix) - Go ! (MCA)
22. Jamie Liddell - When i come back around (WARP)
23. Dj Spinna - We can change this world (CDR)
24. Jazzanova *(feat : Capital A) Boom Clicky (Compost)
25. Bugz in the Attic - Sounds like (V2)
*-`21QV B B


The GOODS playlist: February 12 2006 - J Dilla Tribute

JAMES YANCEY 1974-2006
by scott c

Last week signaled the end of an era, when MC/ producer James Yancey, aka Jay Dee, aka J Dilla, passed away in Los Angeles as a result of complications from the disease Lupus. Some might remember, back in 2004, when rumours that Dilla was in a coma started circulating, later to be revealed as a health matter under control, generating from problems with malnutrition and his kidneys. That same year, he appeared in an Urb interview with Madlib to push the then-new Jaylib LP Champion Sound, looking unusually plump as a result of his illness.

Then, in late 2005, truly saddening pictures of a tour in Europe and the U.K. did the rounds, showing a frail and emaciated Dilla performing to packed houses from the confines of a wheelchair, his mother watching from the wings. My first thought then was that something was terribly wrong. It was strange for him to be touring in between releases, let alone with his mother in tow, being carried on and off stage by members of his entourage. Why would anyone choose to go out on the road in this condition? Strangely, his management played down the apparent severity of the situation and tried to reassure distraught fans everywhere that everything was fine, stating that Dilla was indeed on the road to recovery. I see now that touring when he did was perhaps his last chance to get out there and connect with true heads, many of whom had never seen the elusive workaholic live on stage.

Now, I’ve been writing about music for a minute, and I’ve been a DJ in love with great musical expressions for even longer, but I have to say that no one artist, group, producer or performer has had a greater impact or influence on me than J Dilla. His body of work is extensive, most notably having worked production magic for A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, the Pharcyde, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Blackstar, Erykah Badu, Bilal, the Roots, D’Angelo, Common and Slum Village. Tracking his remixes might be a bit of an undertaking as well, given his teaming up with names like Jamiroquai, Janet Jackson, Macy Gray, Zhan√®, Spacek, Innerzone Orchestra, DJ Cam, Daft Punk, Four Tet and the Brand New Heavies. The list goes on and on. Dilla had the ability to produce lush, breathtakingly soulful arrangements, or come with the rough, rugged and raw sounds of his hometown Detroit, where his legendary beats saved many a mediocre rapper from complete obscurity.

I consider Dilla one of the greatest hip hop/soul producers ever, and although I never met or spoke to the man, I will miss him very much now that he’s gone. Jay Dee R.I.P.



The Goods Playlist: Sunday February 5th 2006

1. Intro
2. Oneness of Juju- African Rhythms (Strut)
3. Billy Wooten- Chicongo (Counterpoint)
4. Black Rennaisance- Magic Ritual (Luv n Haight)
5. Gil Scott Heron- Song for Bobby Smith (TVT)
6. Coldcut ft. Mpho Skeef- This Island Earth (NinjaTune)
7. Silhouette Brown- Check In (Bitasweet)
8. Public Enemy- Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos (Def Jam)
9. Dorondo- Let My People Go (Ubiquity)
10. Malutu Astatke- Emeke (Soundway)
11. Oriental Bros. International- Tax Drive (Afrodisia)
12. Poly-Rhythmo- Iya Me Dji Ki Bi Ni (Aux Ecoutes)
13. Geraldo 'Pino and the Heartbeats- Man Pass Man (Soundway)
14. Orchestra Bowbab- Kelen Atilen (80)
15. Malutu Astake- Metche Derche (L'Arome)
16. Dan Skatch and His Atomic Dance Band of Aba-Alabeke (HMV)
17. Geraldo Pino-Power of the People (Soundway)
18. Poly-Rhythmo- Minkou E So Non Moin (AIBARIKA)
19. Dynamoe-In Your Own Time/Quantic rmx (Murena)
20. Nairobi Sisters- Pormised Land (Flames)
21. Rico and the Rudie Allstars- Rico's Message (Trojan)
22. Ras Michael- Tribute to the Emperor Rastafari (Trojan)
23. Agutus Pablo/Lee Scratch Perry- Vibrate On (Black Arc)
24. U Roy- War and Friction (Blood and Fire)