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For every delectable rhythm and sound, where quality is found, join Afrocat and some Special Guests here on Slack City, in the Blaxploitation Lounge. [Listen live on Slack City - fortnightly on Saturdays at 7pm]

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Show 1

24 July 2021

This is the first Blaxploitation Lounge show! I’ll be playing heavyweight funk, blues, reggae, dub, Afrobeat, Latino, jazz, a little disco and hip hop perhaps – expect a shot of Studio 54 with international flavour.

  • African Rhythms – Oneness of Juju
  • Love from the Sun – Roy Ayers
  • Mystic Brew – Ronnie Foster
  • Games – Dorothy Ashby
  • Summer In the City – Quincy Jones 
  • For What It’s Worth – Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
  • That’s the Way Love Is – Marvin Gaye
  • Theme from Cleopatra Jones – Joe Simon featuring1 The Mainstreeters
  • Your Mama Wants You Back – Betty Davis
  • Black Rite – Mandingo
  • Love Thy Neighbour – Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics 
  • Harlem – Bill Withers
  • Ball of Confusion – The Temptations
  • Back for More – Marlena Shaw

Show 2

7 August 2021

This edition is dedicated to some of my superheroes across funk, reggae and jazz

  • You Are My Angel – Horace Andy
  • Crying Over You – Lee Scratch Perry
  • Money in my Pocket – Dennis Brown
  • Skin I’m in – Sly & the Family Stone
  • Is That Jazz – Gil Scot Heron
  • Use Me – Esther Phillips
  • Save Me – Aretha Franklin
  • Give Peace a Chance – Lonnie Liston Smith
  • I Know You Know – Esperanza Spalding 
  • What They Do – The Roots

Show 3

21 August 2021

‘Dread Lion is a Humble Lion!’

Join me for Tonite’s Rub-A-Dub Strictly Vinyl Special

  • Dub to Africa – Prince Fari & The Arabs 
  • Reggae Howledering Contemporaneous Musical Study – Dr Alimantado
  • There is fire – Black Uhuru 
  • Memories of the Ghetto – Augustus Pablo 
  • I’m the one to blame – John Holt
  • I love the way you love – Big Youth
  • I’m not a Queen – Marcia Aitken 
  • Mandela – The Abyssinians
  • Buckingham Palace – Dillinger 
  • Eye of danger – Michigan & Smiley 
  • Two Bad Duppy – Kojak & Liza 
  • Bobby Bobylon – Freddie McGregor 
  • Muscle Grip – Shabba Ranks 
  • Mission Impossible – Randy’s Allstars

Show 4

4 September 2021

Expect a side of jazz with everything tonight – hip hop, funk, rhythm and blues, and sweet soul music!

  • Juicy – RH Factor 
  • Certainly- Erykah Badu
  • Conte de fée – Oxmo Puccino & The Jazz Bastards
  • All Good – J Dilla
  • Smithzonian Institute of Rhyme- Blackalicious
  • Devil’s Pie – D’Angelo
  • Quasimodo – EDGE
  • Never – Dee Felice Trio
  • Think Twice – Donald Byrd
  • Sunset – Stevie Wonder 
  • Now You’re Gone – Curtis Mayfield 
  • Straussmania – Daniel Salinas

Show 5

18 September 2021

I’m here tonight with my first special guest on the Blaxploitation Lounge, and my very good friend Joe from Mr Kirk’s Nightmare. We’re doing a little back-to-back with 60s vibes, to South London dub, roots, and a killer blaxploitation spy tune.

  • Cissy Strut – The Meters 
  • Wine in the Wind – Margie Day 
  • Stop – Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper 
  • Beautiful New Born Child – Eric Burdon & War 
  • Pony – Annette Peacock
  • In Pursuit of Shai Hulud – The Sorcerers
  • Bam Bam – Sister Nancy
  • Young Generation – Augustus Pablo, Norris Reid & Bongo Pat 
  • Angelic Symphony Dub – Iration Steppas 
  • Witness the fitness – Roots Manuva

Show 6

02 October 2021

Music has the power to unite, to instil strength, motivate, inspire, uplift and encourage the oppressed and their supporters to never give up , and possesses extraordinary revolutionary powers. Welcome to the Blaxploitation Lounge first Revolutionary Rhythms special.

  • Strange Fruit – Billie Holliday 3:13
  • I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free – Nina Simone 3:08
  • Meadowlands – Nancy Jacobs and Her Sisters 2:24
  • We got to have peace – Curtis Mayfield 4:47
  • Stand Up and Be Counted – The Flames 2:55
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Gil Scott Heron 3:08
  • Wade in the Water – Big Mama Thornton 2;56
  • Rise & Shine – Bunny Wailer 5:18
  • Ghost Town – The Specials 5:52
  • Sound of Da Police – KRS One 4:15
  • Superhero – Afrocat 3:45 
  • 2000 Black – Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers 4:53
  • 47:40

Show 7

16 October 2021

Blaxploitation Lounge Live gig from Presuming Ed’s in Brighton 

Everything I do Gohn be Funky (From Now On) – Lee Dorsey 

Funky Fever- Alan Morehouse & His Bond Street

  • Everything I do Gohn be Funky (From Now On) – Lee Dorsey 
  • Funky Fever- Alan Morehouse & His Bond Street
  • Hey Mr DJ – Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces 
  • Funky Fanfare (Small Group( – Keith Mansfield
  • Afro-Harping – Dorothy Ashby 
  • It’s your Voodoo Working – Charles Sheffield
  • What is wrong with grooving? – Letta Mbulu 
  • You are my Sunshine – Earl Gaines 
  • My Heart Said – Irene Reid
  • Ernie and the Top Notes – Dap Walk 
  • Las Guajiras – Mongo Santameria 
  • Goza Negra – Celia Cruz
  • Do you feel it? Tú lo Sientes? – Joe Cuba
  • Caballo Negro – Nico Gomez and His Afro Percussion Inc 
  • Shaft in Africa – Johnny Pate
  • Superfly- Curtis Mayfield
  • Trouble of This World – Rose Stone 
  • Dig My Feeling – Willie Bobo 
  • Mama Soul – Harold Alexander 
  • Rico Suave bossa Nova – J Dilla 
  • The Big Band Theory – Homeboy Sandman 
  • Cold Hearted – Blu, Exile
  • Sun, Moon, Stars – Mos Def 
  • Rock Steady – Marvels 
  • Respect – Norma Fraser 
  • Do Your Thing – Leroy Sibbles 
  • Supernatural Thing Pt 1 – Ben E. King 
  • Baby Let Me Take You – Detroit Emerald 
  • Dirty Old Man – Irene Reid
  • I Ain’t Got Nobody – Sly & the Family Stone 
  • Going Down – Freddie King
  • Harlem Shuffle – Bob and Earl
  • Purple Haze – Johnny Jones, The King Casuals
  • There Was a Time – James Brown and the Famous Flames 
  • You’ll Never Change- Betty LaVette 
  • I was Made to Love Him – Chaka Khan 
  • Twine Time – Willie Mitchell 
  • I Jool Omo – Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers
  • Brixton Blues – Ram John Holder
  • Stories – Chakachas
  • Ring my bell – Blood Sisters

Show 8

30 October 2021

On Tonight’s Show I’m Joined By My Favourite New Yorker, Chris – Aka Producer Branner Griswell, On An Epic Journey Into Low-Down, Dirty Blues. Time to get some funk in yo trunk

  • Find Yourself – The Meters 
  • Going Down- Freddie King 
  • R u 4 Real – Dr John 
  • Poor Moon – Canned Heat
  • Skin it Back – Little Feat 
  • Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries – Willie Bobo 
  • Leaving Trunk – Taj Mahal 
  • That’s a Pretty Good Love – Big Maybelle 
  • Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack I’m Gonna Make it Alright- Paul Peña 
  • I Walk on. Guilded Splinters- Johnny Jenkins 
  • All Day Sucker – Stevie Wonder 

Show 9

13 November 2021

A live- streamed gig with Afrocat spinning the finest in Afrobeat, Blues, Disco, Funk and Reggae

  • Why Don’t We Do It in the Road – Lowell Fusion
  • I’m a Good Woman- Barbara Lynn
  • God Walked Down – The Allergies
  • Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy – Young-Holt Unlimited
  • The Snake – Al Wilson
  • The Panther – Manu Dibango
  • Disco Dancer – Kiki Gyan
  • I’m in a Dancing Mood – Delroy Wilson
  • Conquering Ruler – Derrick Morgan
  • Welcome to the Party – Har-You Percussion Group
  • Babarantini- Benny More
  • Cleaned Out – The Tibbs
  • He Made a Woman Out of Me – Bobby Gentry
  • Light My Fire – Erma Franklin
  • Woman of the Ghetto – Phyllis Dillon
  • Rocksteady- Byron Lee’s Allstars 
  • Don’t Touch Me Tomato – Phyllis Dillon
  • You’re No Good – Dee Dee Warwick
  • Soul Freedom – Ray Fernandez
  • Engine Number 9 – Wilson Pickett
  • High Heel Sneakers – Jimmy Hughes
  • Think (About It) – Lyn Collins 
  • My Babe – Mitty Collier
  • Attica Blues – Archie Shepp
  • I Can’t Move No Mountains – Margie Joseph 
  • What a Difference a Day Makes- Esther Phillips
  • World War IV – Antibalas 
  • Mista President – The Souljazz Orchestra 
  • Rebel Soldiering – Johnny Clarke
  • You Don’t Care – The Techniques 
  • Dreaded Than Dread – Honey Boy Martin
  • Fever – Junior Byles
  • Cassius Clay – Dennis Alcapone
  • Poison Flour – Dr Alimantado
  • Greetings – Half Pint
  • Champion Sound – Tenor Saw

Show 10

Cocktail Hour
27 November 2021

It’s Cocktail Hour, here on the Blaxploitation Lounge!

Kick off your Saturday with some hypnotic grooves, and some delicious Hammond organ, stripped back funk, jazzy dnb, and a treat for all Enter the Dragon fans!

  • Make the Road by Walking- Menahan Street Band
  • No one’s Gonna Love You- Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators 
  • I can’t Wait until I See My Baby – Baby Washington 
  • Why Can’t There Be Love – Dee Edwards 
  • Mercy, mercy, mercy – Marlena Shaw
  • Baby Hold On – James Hunter Six
  • They Say I’m Different – Betty Davis
  • I Feel Funky – Matata 
  • Headset Jazz – Lalo schifrin 
  • Sunny – James Brown & Dee Felice Trio
  • Brother where are you? – Freddie Cole
  • Elevate your Minds – Linda Williams 
  • Dark Clouds Rain Soul Dub – Breakestra
  • Loud Minority – United Future Organization

Show 11

11 December 2021

Live and direct from the Blaxploitation Lounge Live in Brighton, UK

  • Be Thankful – Donovan Carless
  • Do I Worry? – Derrick Harriott
  • Enter the Dragon – Dennis Coffey 
  • Misery – Barrett Strong
  • You’ll Never Change – Betty LaVette 
  • Getting Nasty – Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm
  • Catch That Teardrop – The 5 Royales 
  • Caesar’s Pad – Googie Rene 
  • Dig My Feeling – Willie Bobo
  • Freak Off – Orquestra Harlow
  • Baby What Do You Want Me to Do – Erma Franklin
  • One Eye Open – Masked Man & The Agents
  • Fire – Gino Parks
  • 100th Street & 5th Avenue – Noro Moralés
  • Las Mulatas de Cha Cha – Cuarteto D’Aida
  • Fever – La Lupe 
  • 007 – Soul Bros
  • Here Comes the Judge – Shorty Long 
  • Sweet Sweetback’s Baaadaasss Song – Earth, Wind & Fire 
  • Got to Get Your Own – Reuben Wilson 

 

Pt II

 

  • There was a Time – Gene Chandler 
  • I’m just a Prisoner – Candi Staton
  •  I can’t stand the rain – Eruption 
  • Tainted Love- Gloria Jones 
  • Sweet Sweet Baby, Dolly Gilmore
  • Party Time – The Heptones
  • Fever – Tenor Saw
  • Big Licking Stick – Hugh Brown 
  • Rebel Soldiering- Johnny Clarke 
  • Jah Jah Me No Born Yah – Cornell Campbell 
  • Joker Smoker – Triston Palma
  • Whole Lotta Love – The Dynamics

Show 12

25 December 2021

Blaxploitation Christmas Day Present Kwaanza Special

Welcome to Christmas Day on the Blaxploitation Lounge here at the one and only Slack City including Afrocat’s Address to Mama Earth! 

I can’t think of a better gift to give or receive than 

mo’ funk reggae disco dub and more…

  • Jah Guide and Protect Us – Tenor Saw
  • Maye Omama- Ebo Taylor
  • Listen Love – Jon Lucien 
  • Liquid Love – Roy Ayers
  • Follow Me – Oneness of Juju
  • Tell Me What to Do – Johnny ‘Hammond’ Smith
  • Got This Happy Feeling – Ghetto Brothers 
  • A Funky Space Reincarnation- Marvin Gaye
  • Dancing Shoes – Brothers Resistance

Show 13

22 January 2022

Psychedelic Funk, Blaxploitation Chic, Latin Boogaloo, Disco Spectacular!

  • I Gotta Be Me – Odetta
  • Ordinary Guy – Joe Bataan
  • Soul Man – Sweet Charles
  • Strange Funky Games & Things – Jay Dee
  • Soul Flow – Paul Kelly
  • Yes it’s You – Sweet Charles
  • Viva Tirado – El Chicano
  • Cynthy-Ruth – Black Merda
  • Take Yo Praise – Camille Yarborough 
  • Listen to Me – Baby Huey
  • Handle with Care – The Three Degrees
  • Skin I’m In – Sly and the Family Stone 
  • I Must Be Doing Something Right – Irene Reed
  • GSTSKDTS – Vera Hamilton
  • That Didn’t Stop Me – Beverly Crosby 
  • Ghetto Brothers Power – Ghetto Brothers
  • Hang on in There – The Stovall Sisters
  • Lupita – Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc
  • I’ll be a Happy Man – The Latin Blues Band & Luis Aviles
  • Jaley Jaley – Frente Cumbiero
  • Mommy, What’s a Funkadelic? – Funkadelic  to 5:40
  • I Got the Blues – Labi Siffre
  • Space Talk – Asha Puthli
  • Take Me to the Bridge – Vera 
  • Love Hangover – Diana Ross

Show 14

3 February 2022

An hour of my finest ethereal jazz-funk tracks, straight from the smouldering 70’s, to you, with love

  • We Have Love – Amnesty 
  • Don’t Let Your Love Fade Away – Gene Williams 
  • Hummin in the Sun – Roy Ayres
  • My Little Girl – Bobbi Humphrey 
  • Can’t We Smile – Johnny Hammond Smith
  • Cafe Regio – Mack Browne
  • Games – Dorothy Ashby
  • Wind Parade – Donald Byrd
  • Grandma’s Hands – Gil Scott Heron 
  • Give Me Your Love – Curtis Mayfield 
  • Do You Realize? – Aquarian Dream
  • Queen of the Minstrels – Mr Day

Show 15

19 February 2022

It’s a killer show tonight, live and direct, here to make the people dance and lift the vibration!

  • I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More – Kellee Patterson
  • The Rub – Gwen McCrae, George McCrae
  • Keep it Up- Milton Wright
  • Give Me the Sunshine – Leo’s Sunshipp
  • You Got the Stuff – Bill Withers
  • Evil Vibrations – The Mighty Ryeders
  • Baby What You Want Me to Do? – Erma Franklin 
  • Born in Chicago – The Paul Butterfield Band 
  • Do It Fluid – The Blackbyrds 
  • Going to See My Baby – Fatback Band 
  • The Magnificent Dance – The Clash
  • Me and The Gang – Bohannon
  • Rocksteady- The Marvels
  • Do It Baby – Susan Cadogan
  • Queen of the Minstrels – The Eternals
  • Mr Money Man 
  • Dancehall Stylee – Sugar Minott
  • Green Bay Killing – Madoo & Kojak
  • Dances Are Changes – Barrington Levy 
  • Dub Cartel – Stalag 17
  • Tenor Saw – Fever
  • Herbsman Smuggling – Yellowman
  • Automatic – Lone Ranger
  • One Blood – Junior Reid 
  • Dead & Gone Mix – Red Spider
  • Love is the Answer – Garnett Silk

Show 16

4 Mar 2022

Ready for Your Musical Massage, Darling? 

Live On Air for an Hour of Theatrical, Epic & Unusual Selections including Spirituals, Egyptian Funk, 1969 Italian Soundtrack, Afro Poetry Jazz Funk and a Fantasy Trip to the Desert!

  • Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child – Kathleen Emery
  • Tell Her – Fred Williams & the Jewel Band 
  • How Can You Say It – Gloria Ann Taylor
  • I Hear the Love Chimes – Syl Johnson
  • Right on For the Darkness – Willie Wright
  • Don’t it Drive You Crazy – The Pointer Sisters
  • Mary’s Theme – Stelvio Cipriani
  • Desert Fairy Princess – Horace Tapscott, Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra
  • Egypt Strut – Salah Ragab Cairo Jazz Band
  • Sunny – Yambu
  • Celestial Blues – Gary Bartz Ntu Troop
  • Sweet Songs – Sarah Webster Fabio

Show 17

19 March 2021

Tonight’s show is live from Presuming Ed’s, Brighton, where I’ll be spinning a little back to back alongside Slack City’s fabulous Different Strokes Different Folks We’ll be streaming live on Slack City, if you’re not in town. It’s always such a great party, with the best tunes in town to shake yo ass to. I have a feeling tonight’s gonna be a good one! 💗

 

Part I Selection includes Hot Chocolate, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Marta Ren and the Groovelvets, Junior Murvin, Trojan, Prince Jazzbo, Nora Dean, Ginger Johnson and his African Messengers, and PLENTY mo’! 😻

 

Part II of my live set at Presuming Ed’s Brighton and streaming live on Slack City, with Roots, Reggae, Rocksteady, Ragga and Steppas 

Part I

  • O’ Baby (I Believe I’m Losing You) – Billy Hawks
  • Break it Up – Julie Driscoll Brian Auger & The Trinity 
  • Good for the Gander – Hot Chocolate (3:30ish of 5:47@)
  • Release Me – Marta Ren & The Groovelets
  • I Was Made to Love Him – Chaka Khan
  • Rock Creek Park – The Blackbyrds
  • I Ain’t Got Nobody – Sly & the Family Stone
  • Love & Happiness – Mr President
  • Lupita – Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc
  • *That Didn’t Stop Me – Beverley Crosby 3:35
  • Mojo Hannah – Esther Phillips 
  • Black Cat – Brian Auger, The Trinity
  • Sweet Sweet Baby – Dolly Gilmore
  • Let’s Talk About the Kids –  Marta Ren & The Groovelets
  • Black Rite – Mandingo 
  • Mannish Boy – Jimi Hendrix 

 

Part II

  • I Jool Omo – Ginger Johnson and his African Messengers 
  • Im Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More – Lloyd Charmers 
  • *Party Time – The Heptones 2:38
  • Cool Out Son – Junior Murvin 
  • Whisper to Me -Cecile Campbell 
  • Fever – Junior Byles
  • Auntie Lu Lu – Nitty Gritty
  • Crabwalking – Prince Jazzbo
  • Leggo Mi Hand – Josey Wales
  • Mammy Hot – Big Youth 
  • Run Down the World – Nitty Gritty
  • Lazy Body – Echo Minott
  • Gimme Some of Your Something – Nitty Gritty
  • Pumpkin Belly – Tenor Saw
  • Dangerous – Conroy Smith 

Show 18

31 March 2022

Tonight on the Blaxploitation Lounge I’ll be playing a track from this delicious Afrobeat album by Monomono that is today’s show cover, along with sonic delights from Mos Def, Baby Huey, Como Mamas, Stanton Davis Ghetto Mysticism, Luca Sapio, Dark Shadows Band, Don Bryant, Dudley Perkins, and Declaime

  • Tire Loma de Nigbehin – Monomono
  • Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti – The Daktaris
  • One Dragon, Two Dragon – Baby Huey
  • Nobody Knows – Luca Sapio, The Dark Shadows
  • A Nickel and a Nail – Don Bryant
  • Woman Got Soul – Hannah Williams and The Affirmations 
  • Out of the Wilderness – The Como Mamas
  • Book of Slim – Gene Harris & The Three Sounds
  • I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You – Leon Haywood
  • All Good Instrumental – J.Dilla
  • Flowers – Dudley Perkins & Declaime 
  • UMI Says – Mos Def
  • High Jazz – Stanton Davis Ghetto Mysticism

Show 19

28 April 2022

I’d like to invite you to jump into this beautiful melting pot tonight. We’re gonna have some free jazz, some sweet soul, disco, and classic blaxploitation

  • Little Sunflower – Dorothy Ashby 
  • If We Had Peace Today – Harlem River Drive
  • Right on For the Darkness – Willie Wright
  • Mister Magic – Kellee Patterson 
  • Ain’t Got the Love of One Girl on My Mind – The Ambassadors
  • Wilford’s Gone – The Blackbyrds
  • It’s Good Enough for Daddy – Clarence Reid
  • Too Late – Black Sugar
  • Soul and Sunshine – Harvey and The Phenomenals
  • Gangster Boogie – Chicago Gangsters
  • Lost in the Crowd – Billy Byrd
  • Miss Hot Stuff – Clarence Reid
  • Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me – Orchestre Poly- Rhythmo de Cotonou
  • Space – Gait MacDermot
  • Viva Tirado – El Chicano
  • Nightbird – The Fabulous Three
  • Black Rhythm Happening – Eddie Gale

Show 20

26 May 2022

You’re tuned into the blaxploitation lounge on slack city welcome For tonight’s trip, where I’ll be taking us through some 70’s casino jazz, psychedelics, funk breakbeat, and closing the show with the pure steel pan joy that is my new favourite tune!

  • Rack em Up – Quincy Jones
  • The Dealer – Chico Hamilton 
  • Incidental Backcloth – Keith Mansfield 
  • Maiden Voyage – Kellee Patterson 
  • Let’s Straighten it Out – O.V. Wright
  • Packed Up and Took My Mind – Little Milton 
  • There’s a Break in the Road – Betty Harris 
  • Gone! The Promises of Yesterday – The Mad Lads
  • Drunk Man – Eddie Harris 
  • Ape is High – Mandrill
  • You’re Losing Me – Ann Sexton
  • Dee Felice – There was a Time 
  • Ashamed – Black Merda!
  • Feelin Alright – Trinidad Oil Company

Show 21

18 Jun 2022

  • Cristo Redentor- Donald Byrd
  • Dom Um Romao – The Angels 
  • jazz Rule 
  • Never Can Say Goodbye – Dennis Coffey
  • Joe Thomas Thank You
  • Tropical –  African Music Machine
  • Who is He and What is He to You Creative Source
  • Natural Soul Brother Danny White
  • Nervous Like Me – The Dap Kings
  • There was a Time Dee Felice Trio
  • Power Struggle – James Polk & The Brothers
  • Knucklehead – The Sound Stylistics
  • Christo Redentor – Ferrante & Teicher

Show 22

16 Jun 2022

  • You Cant Even Walk in the Park – Johnny Pate 
  • The Jungle – Black Heat
  • Mystery of Black pt 1 – Shades of Black 
  • Chocolate – Mickey and The Soul Generation
  • You Can’t Hide Love – Creative Source
  • ripple be my friend
  • hot chocolate so damn funky
  • All The People – Cramp Your Style
  • Give it Up or Turn it Loose – Lynn Collins 
  • Hot Pants Breakdown – Soul Tornadoes 
  • Voices Inside (Everything is Everything) – Donny Hathaway
  • Honda – Giuliano Surging
  • Right On – Clarence Wheeler, The Enforcers 
  • Kissing My Love- Cold Blood
  • Hang Out and Hustle- Sweet Charles
  • Pussycat – Black Sugar 
  • Asante Kwa Wazazi Marehemu  George Mukabi 
  • I Love the Way You Love – Betty Wright
  • Main Theme from ‘The Carpetbaggers’ Jimmy Smith 
  • Second Cut – The Trensetters
  • Acid Rock – The Funkees
  • Let Them Talk – Geraldo Pino
  • Bananaticoco – Max B
  • Dancing Shoes – Brother Resistance 
  • I Can’t Stand it I Can’t Take No More – Brenda George 
  • Harrambee – Jambo
  • 90% of Me Is You – Gwen McCrae

Show 23

17 Jul 2022

  • What it Means to Be a Revolutionary (1972 Black Journal Interview) – Angela Davis
  • Soul Searchin – Horace Silver 
  • Save the People – Bruce Ruffin
  • Message from a Black Man – The Heptones
  • Concrete Reservation – Syl Johnson
  • Eyes on the Prize – Mavis Staples
  • Malcolm X – Philip Cochran & the Artistic Heritage Ensemble 
  • Free Angela – Bayete 
  • Things Ain’t Right – Esther Marrow
  • Damn Right I am Somebody- Fred Wesley and the JB’s
  • Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World) – The Undisputed Truth
  • Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World) – The Temptations

Show 24

16 Jul 2022

  • Don’t Let Me Down – Marcia Griffiths 
  • I Don’t Want to See You Cry – John Holt
  • Chapter Three – Joe Gibbs 
  • 007 A Fantasy Bond Theme – Barry Adamson 
  • Night Stalker Andre Charlier, Daniel Diaz
  • Strollin Blues – The Universal International Orchestra 
  • 60 Minute Man – Rufus Thomas
  • The Pussy’s in the Well – Mary Lou Williams 
  • Greeze – Charles Kynard 
  • 125th St and 7th Avenue – Oliver Nelson 
  • Captain Bicardi – Duke Pearson
  • No Problem – Jerome Richardson
  • Magnum Force Theme – Lalo Schifrin
  • Yegellé Tezeta – Mulatu Astatke
  • De Eso Nada Monada – Ray Fernandez
  • Zimba Ku – Black Heat
  • Alegntaye – Tiahoun Gessesse
  • I Don’t Know What it is but it Sure is Funky – Ripple
  • Baby Don’t Cry – The Third Guitar 
  • Life is a Dance – Chaka Khan
  • Heaven and Hell is on Earth – 20th Century Steel Band
  • Grey’s Groove – Greyboy Allstars 
  • Roy Ayer’s Party on the 69th Floor – MK Groove Orchestra 
  • UMI Says
  • For The People – Pete Rock 
  • 4 Blacks – Black Milk, Nat Turner
  • A Tribute to Troy – Liquid Crystal Project, J Rawls
  • Auditorium – Mos Def
  • Yoyo Waltz – Cinematic Orchestra
Show 24

Show 25

20 Aug 2022

  • God Made Me Funky – The Headhunters 
  • Fire – Jimi Hendrix 
  • Got to Have Your Love- Roy Roberts
  • Its Your Voodoo Working – Charles Sheffield
  • Tramp – Otis Redding & Carla Thomas 
  • Memphis Soul Stew – King Curtis
  • Potato Mash – Ike & Tina Turner
  • Do the Funky Chicken – Rufus Thomas
  • Got to Get Your Own – Reuben Wilson
  • Get a Move On – Quantic Soul Orchestra 
  • Fudge Funk – Organized Konfusion 
  • Afro Cookie – Renegades of Jazz
  • In the Middle (Parts 1 & 2) – James Brown 
  • Get It on Pt 2 – Gloria Jones
  • The Worm – Jimmy McGriff
  • Hand clapping Song – The Meters
  • As Long As I Have You – Garnet Mimms 
  • Twenty Five Miles – Edwin Star
  • The Watts Breakaway – The Johnny Otis Show
  • Here Comes the Judge – Shorty Long
  • Patch It Up – Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers
  • Bring Down The Birds – Herbie Hancock
  • You’re Starting Too Fast – Johnny Pate
  • Black Water Gold – African Music Machine 
  • Second Cut – The Trensetters 
  • Gettin Down – Eugene Blacknell, The New Breed
  • Feeling Happy – Cyril Diaz Et Son Orchestre 
  • Ramon’s Desire – Francisco Aguabella
  • Bobo! Do That Thing – Willie Bobo
  • Summertime Blues – Lebron Brothers
  • Mueve La Cadera – La Playa Sextet
  • Sing a Simple Song – Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound
  • Boogie on – Rob
  • Family Tree – Family Tree, Sharon Brown
  • Sweet Love- Samuel Jonathan Johnson
Show 25

Show 26

25 Aug 2022

  • Too Much Blues – Ram John Holder

  • I’m on a Roll – The Future Shape of Sound & Captain Future

  • Agile, Mobile and Hostile – Andre Williams

  • Spoonful – Howling Wolf

  • Mannish Boy – Muddy Waters

  • Tease Your Man – Koko Taylor

  • Someone’s Acting Like a Child – John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

  • I’m Tired – Where Am I – Savoy Brown

  • I Feel So Good I Wanna Boogie by Magic Sam, Mack Thompson, Mighty Joe Young, Stockholm Slim  and Odie Payne III

  • Instant Groove – King Curtis

  • Grits Ain’t Groceries (All Around the World – Little Milton

  • Rough Rider – The Hygrades

  • Home Town – WITCH

  • I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – Eddie Hazel

Show 27

17 Sept 2022

Afrocat is On Air for another edition at @aajamusic Sat 17 Sep 3-5pm uk time, Channel 2! 

Tune in live or in the archives for super rare beauties across Rhythm & Blues, Afro-Funk, Vintage Soul and Blaxploitation.

  • Keep Coming Back – Menahan Street Band 
  • Thinking Black – Ike & The Kings of Rhythm 
  • Going Down for the Last Time –
  • Ronnie Keaton & The Oceanliners
  • Trespassing- Skull Snaps 50th Anniversary
  • The Dance Got Old – Fred Williams, The Jewel Band
  • More Mess on my Thing – The Poets of Rhythm
  • We’re Doin’ It (The Thang) Pt.1 – Eddie Bo, The Soul Finders
  • Get Up Off Your Butt – Darondo 
  • Chilli Mac – Preston Love
  • Morning Broadway – Keith Mansfield & The KPM Orchestra 
  • Funky Thing Pt 1 – Larry Ellis, Blackhammer
  • Bahama Soul Stew – Funky Nassau
  • He Say She Say – Chet Ivey
  • Love You Wholeheartedly – Jackie DeShannon
  • Cookies – Brother Soul
  • Legs – Darondo
  • We Got More Soul – Dyke & The Blazers
  • Funkadelic Sound – Little Beaver 
  • Football – Mickey and The Soul Generation
  • Day of Rest – Marvin Holmes and The Uptights
  • Gimme Some Lovin’ – Matata
  • Jump Back – Eugene Blacknell & The Savonics
  • Mad Mouth Woman- Wayne Carter & The Organ Twisters
  • Brand New Girl – Billy Garner
  • Soul Brothers Testify Part 1 – Chester Randle’s Soul Senders
  • Odyssey Revised -The Fabulous Three
  • Crawlin’ The Crawl – The Untouchables 
  • Since I Fell For You – Jimmy Preacher Ellis
  • The Way You Do – Jimmy Nolen
  • I Likes to Do It – People’s Choice
  • Aynotchesh Yererfu – The Budos Band
  • Positive Force – Nostalgia 77
  • Jujus/Alchemy of the Blues – Sarah Webster Fabio
  • Wind it Up – Clarence Carter
  • Have Some Boogaloo – Timmy Thomas 
  • Funky Virginia – Sir Guy & the Rocking Cavaliers 

Show 28

15 Oct 2022

On my Aaja radio show today 3-5pm, we’re gonna start a little easy with some jazz-funk, moving up to 70’s soundtracks, a little gospel-bluesy vibe, some super rare releases…and end up with some of my original disco finds, and of course my latest obsessions! Enjoy! 💗@aajamusic @afrocatmusic #dewolfemusic #jacktrombey #blackbyrds #bobbihumphrey #chocolatemilk #azymuth #weldonirvine #jamesbrown #annpeebles #jeanpierremirouze #nohelanicypriano #renaldodomino #gilscottheron #jonlucien #curtismayfield #leonthomas #24caratblack #corneliusbrothersandsisterrose #eastofunderground #theblackonwhiteaffair #edwinstarr #vickianderson #theundisputedtruth #gladysknight #eddiekendricks #therisingsun #brothersgonnaworkitout #williehutch #littleroyal #chicagogangsters 🐈‍⬛

  • Underlay No 3 – Jack Trombey

  • Wilford’s Gone – The Blackbyrds

  • Chicago, Damn – Bobbi Humphrey

  • Time Machine – Chocolate Milk

  • The Sisters – Weldon Irvine

  • Theme from King Heroin – James Brown

  • Come to Mama – Ann Peebles

  • Daylight – Ramp

  • Lihue – Nohelani Cypriano

  • I’ll Get You Back – Renaldo Domino

  • No Exit – Gil Scott Heron

  • Just in Time to See the Sun – Leon Thomas
  • Would You Believe in Me – Jon Lucien
  • Make me Believe in You – Curtis Mayfield On
  • Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth – 24 Carat Black
  • Rien Ne Va Plus – Funk Factory, Michael Urbanisk
  • Treat Her Like a Lady – Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
  • Chains – Black and Blues
  • Ulla et Georgie – Jean-Pierre Mirouze
  • Close Shave – Keith Mansfield
  • Smiling Faces – East of Underground
  • Brothers Gonna Work it Out – Willie Hutch
  • Easing In – Edwin Starr
  • Your Self-Conscious Mind – Chicago Gangsters
  • Let’s Go Down to Lucy’s – Leon Thomas
  • Mother Popcorn Pt 1 – James Brown
  • Answer to Mother Popcorn – Vicki Anderson
  • Soul Train – Little Royal
  • Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother – The Black on White Affair, Calvin Law, Robbie Hill, Curtis Simeo, Manuel Stanton
  • One Night Affair – The Rising Sun
  • Boogie Down – Eddie Kendricks
  • Law of the Land – The Undisputed Truth 
  • I’ve Got to Use My Imagination Gladys Knight & The Pips

Show 29

15 Oct 2022

Live on air tomorrow 6-7pm @slackcityradio I’ll be hosting @blaxploitation_lounge for a space age samba disco soul power feast for your senses! Look forward to you joining me then…or catching me in the archives, all the links above👆🏽#ohioplayers #gilscottheron #davidruffin #annpeebles #themightyhannibal #masterplaninc #rotaryconnection #undisputedtruth #rokk #archiebellandthedrells #themainingredient #eugenemcdaniels #littlebeaver #thesylvers #michaelhenderson #studio54 #disco #soul #funk #psychedelic #greenpower #radio #selector #afrocat #liveonair 💖 💖

  • Let the Good Times Roll – Little Beaver
  • Euphrates – The Main Ingredient
  • Legend in His Own Mind – Gil Scott Heron
  • I Pity the Fool – Ann Peebles
  • Fool’s Paradise – The Sylvers
  • My Whole World Ended (the Moment You Left Me) – Dennis Ruffins
  • Patience – Rokk
  • Try It (You’ll Like It) – Master Plan Inc.
  • Summer Breeze – The Main Ingredient
  • Green Power – Archie Bell & The Drells
  • Not So Sad and Lonely – Ohio Players
  • Spaced Out – The Undisputed Truth
  • The Truth Shall Make You Free – The Mighty Hannibal
  • Respect – Rotary Connection
  • Lovin’ Man – Eugene McDaniels
  • Let Love Enter – Michael Henderson
  • Black Magic Woman Dennis Brown 
  • Fade Away – Junior Byles
  • All I Know – Soul Sugar Courtney John
  • White Sands Pt 1. – The Fabulous Three 
  • People Makes the World Go Round- Chosen Few
  • Rhapsody in Berlin – Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids 
  • Sad Nile – The Polyversal Souls feat. Hailu Mergia 
  • Joint Session – Mickey & The Soul Generation 
  • Cherrystones – Eugene McDaniels
  • Marriage is a State of Vibes – Dave Hamilton?
  • Words to My Song – Dry Bread Liquid Mood – Timmy Thomas 
  • I Like It – The Emotions 
  • I’m Qualified- Clarence Carter
  • I Got Fever – Charles Sheffield 
  • Love is the Only Way – Matata 
  • Victory Instrumental – Ebo Taylor 
  • Augusta, GA – The Poets of Rhythm
  • Black Magic Woman – Percy Faith & His Orchestra 
  • La Horse – Jean-Claude Vannier 
  • Running – Baby Huey 
  • Extraordinary Woman – The Psychedelic Aliens 
  • Sunshine of Your Love – Rotary Connection 
  • Drug Song – Janko Nilovic 
  • Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
  • Gypsy Woman – Curtis Mayfield
  • Right On for the Darkness – Willie Wright
  • A Day in the Life – Chocolate Snow 
  • The Edge – David McCallum
  • I’m Gonna Leave You – Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears 
  • Light My Fire – Johnny Harris
  • Calling You – Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band 
  • I’m Gonna Leave You – Nina Simone
  • You Know Baby –  Mary Lou Williams Group and Leon Thomas 
  • We Got to Make a Change – Mickey and The Soul Generation 
  • I Got So Much Trouble on My Mind – Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul
  • Falling in Debt – DeRobert & The Half Truths 
  • There He Is Again – The Hues Corporation 
  • Afro Beat Blues feat Ojah – Hugh Masekala
  • Kossa Kossa – The Souljazz Orchestra 
  • Ojo – Tunji Oyelana
  • Street Lady – Donald Byrd 
  • Sweetback’s Theme – Mario Van Peebles 
  • Come and Get It – Ralph Robles 
  • Gypsy Woman – Joe Bataan
  • Let the Good Times Roll – Little Beaver
  • Euphrates – The Main Ingredient
  • Legend in His Own Mind – Gil Scott Heron
  • I Pity the Fool – Ann Peebles
  • Fool’s Paradise – The Sylvers
  • My Whole World Ended (the Moment You Left Me) – Dennis Ruffins
  • Patience – Rokk
  • Try It (You’ll Like It) – Master Plan Inc.
  • Summer Breeze – The Main Ingredient
  • Green Power – Archie Bell & The Drells
  • Not So Sad and Lonely – Ohio Players
  • Spaced Out – The Undisputed Truth
  • The Truth Shall Make You Free – The Mighty Hannibal
  • Respect – Rotary Connection
  • Lovin’ Man – Eugene McDaniels
  • Let Love Enter – Michael Henderson

Show 33

15 Dec 2022

  • Flying Objects – Roger Webb 
  • Chichala – Gitkin
  • Where Are We Going? Alternate Mix – Marvin Gaye
  • Congress Alley – Congress Alley 
  • I Love Music – Lord Echo, Lisa Tomlins 
  • A Momentary Lapse – D Batistatos
  • Love – Junior Delahaye
  • Don’t Follow Babylon – Vibronics, Soom T
  • Neveen – Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band 
  • Push Na Ya – Karl Hector & The Malcouns
  • Mun-Dun-GU – Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks, The Sound Dimension
  • Trinidad – Special Disco Mix – John Gibbs, U.S. Steel Orchestra 
  • Na Real Sekele Fo’Ya – Pasteur Lappe
show 34

Show 34

17 Dec 2022

On air today 3-5pm is my jazz-inspired hip hop, and hip hop inspired jazz radio special – otherwise known as my 2 hour response to anyone who says they love hip hop but not jazz!

Some lofi treats in store – some instrumentals and raps, and some of the original songs and artists who inspired them…Enjoy!

[pic from back in the day @madamejojossoho ]

@aajamusic @afrocatmusic

#thelastpoets #blu #jazzliberatorz #madlib #menahanstreetband #visioneers #olburgerbeats #jdilla #maplesyrupmusic #oxmopuccino #thejazzbastards #antilily #phoniks #elmichelsaffair #blackalicious #blackmilkandnatturner #doncherry #easymobee #horacesilver  #theroots #karriemriggins #philipcohranandtheartisticheritageensemble #hypnoticbrassensemble #mosdef  #gilscottheron #galtmacdermot #ronniefoster #royayers #sampledbeats #jazzyhiphop 💜

  • Jazzoetry – The Last Poets 
  • Amnesia – Blu
  • Loop Prisoner – Jazz Liberatorz 
  • Cue 4 – Madlib
  • Lights Out – Menahan Street Band
  • Replay – Visioneers & Voice
  • So They Say – Ol’ Burger Beats
  • All Good – J Dilla
  • Pajaro – Maple Syrup
  • Conte de Fée – Oxmo Puccino & The  Jazzbastards
  • Blue in Green – Anti Lilly & Phoniks
  • Hey – Maple Syrup
  • Clin D’oeil – Jazz Liberatorz
  • Ego Tripping – Blackalicious 
  • Just a Thing – Black Milk, Nat Turner
  • What They Do – The Roots 
  • C.R.E.A.M.  – El Michels Affair
  • It Ain’t You – Words Worth 
  • B Movie – Gil Scott Heron 
  • Malcolm X – Phillip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble 
  • Let Go, Let Flow – Gray Matter
  • The Sophisticated Hippie – Horace Silver, Easy Mo Bee
  • Starfighter – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 
  • Esperanza – Karriem Riggins
  • Space – Galt MacDermot
  • Mystic Brew – Ronnie Foster 
  • Mystic Bounce – Madlib Synchronise Vibration – Roy Ayers, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge
  • Benoego – Don Cherry
  • UMI Says – Mos Def

Show 35

30 Nov 2022

Edition #4 of @blaxploitation_lounge on  @threadsradio join me @afrocatmusic for my last radio show of a most stunning 2022.

This Wed Dec 28 15:30-17:00 uk time, tune in live or find it in the archives on Threads’ Mixcloud channel or on www.afrocatmusic.com for 90 minutes of the finest #blues #soul #afrobeat #highlife #spiritualjazz
Killer tracks from #robertaflack #lorezalexandria #machito #maryjanehooper #annpeebles #theesacredsouls #electricwirehustle  #scratch22 #leonspencer #sharonjones  #mightyimperials #shuggieotis #warband #parliament  #dukepearson #doncherry #sunra  #carlosgarnett #funkymovements #mercurydanceband #thesorcerersband #mrfloodsparty

Thanks to @iain_neary_photos and @maya_do_well of @last_minuteproductions for the beautiful image djing at sunset in front of the iconic Royal Pavilion, Brighton
@brighton_museums

#digitalradio #selector 😽

  • Compared to What – Roberta Flack 
  • Baltimore Oriole – Lorez Alexandria
  • Conversation – Machito 
  • I’ve Got Reasons – Mary Jane Hooper
  • I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home Tonight – Ann Peebles 
  • Will I See You Again? – Thee Sacred Souls
  • Again (Scratch 22 Remix) – Electric Wire Hustle, Scratch 22
  • Give Me Your Love – Leon Spencer
  • How Do I Get a Good Man Down? – Sharon Jones 
  • Duck Hunt – The Mighty Imperials
  • Ice Cold Daydream – Shuggie Otis
  • WAR – Me and Baby Brother 
  • Let’s Play House – Parliament 
  • The Phantom – Duke Pearson 
  • Brown Rice – Don Cherry 
  • Door to The Cosmos – Sun Ra
  • Mother of the Future – Carlos Garnet 
  • Trouble Maker – Funky Movements Band
  • Envy No Good – Mercury Dance Band
  • Cave of Brahma – The Sorcerers
  • Compared to What – Mr Flood’s Party
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Show 36

12 Jan 2023

  • Morning Sun – SAULT 
  • Trouble You A Trouble Me – Ini Kamoze
  • Approach with Caution (Stalag Riddim Remix) – Quakers, Sampa The Great
  • Here I Am (Come and Take Me) – Marcia Griffiths
  • City of Stone – Pat Lundy
  • Heaven Bound – Sharon Jones, E.L. Fields Gospel Wonders
  • You Know That You Lied – The Whole Darn Family
  • Mary Jane – Bobby Rush
  • Handle It – The Sylvers
  • Walk Tall – Esther Marrow 
  • Groove Making – George Perkins
  • Balumba – Anilza Leoni
  • Think (Pensamiento) Spanglish Fly
  • Soul Punch – Piet Van Meren
  • Donald Austin – Rainy Day Fun +2:11
  • I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes – The Deidre Wilson Tabac
  • Time for Peace – The Little Shadows
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Show 37

21 Jan 2023

Join me for edition 8 of Afrocat on @aajamusic

On air on the Aquarius new moon, Sat 21 Jan 3-5pm is a jam-packed show full of #gospel #deltablues and some firsts too – one widely considered to be the first #disco track, a Jamaican version of the first #hiphop recording, and first female hip-hop release, plus some epic #funk a dash of #dub and #afrofunk from around the continent!

Enjoy live or shortly after in the archives on my site, all links up above 😻

#angeladavis #eddieharris #darondo #rappersdelight #themessage #jimmysmith #harlemriver #sexymama #djformat #jeanknight #annpeebles #femaleartist #christyessien #themightymocambos #africanmusicmachine #earnestjackson #slystone #blackbloodandthechocolatepickles

#blackfemaledj #radio #newmoon #ageofaquarius #onelove 💕

  • Angela – Black Blood and The Chocolate Pickles 
  • It’s Alright Now – Eddie Harris
  • Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love – Ann Peebles 
  • Do Me – Jean Knight
  • I Feel Like Dynamite – King Floyd
  • Funky Broadway – Jimmy Smith
  • Slinky Boots – Speedometer 
  • Take Me Back – Golden Hands 
  • Harlem River Drive Theme – DJ Format Remix – Harlem River Drive, DJ Format
  • Take Life Easy – Christy Essien-Igbokwe
  • God Will Dry My Weeping Eyes – Horace Family 
  • Sexy Mama – Darondo 
  • Mr Brown – African Music Machine
  • Jungle Music – Kelenkye Band
  • Cairo – Dub Specialist 
  • Tonight – Keith & Tex
  • Rapper’s Delight – Xanadu Sweet Lady
  • Rhymin & Rappin – Paulette Winley, Tanya Winley
  • The Next Message – The Mighty Mocambos
  • I Get High on You – Sly Stone
  • Africana – The Propositions
  • Afro Funk – Super Elcados
  • Africa – Steele Beauttah
  • Hogwash – Earnest Jackson
  • Heavy, Heavy, Heavy – Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats
  • It Just Begun – The Jimmy Castor Bunch 
  • Hicky Burr – Caeser Frazier
  • Monkey Hips n Rice – The Nineteenth Whole
show 38

Show 38

25 Jan 2023

Back on @threadsradio this Wed 25 Jan @blaxploitation_lounge with moi @afrocatmusic and a show full of #loveandhappiness with some super #rarefunk #lostgems and plenty of #cratedigging around the #diaspora with selections from #ghana #zaire plus a tune from the #soundtrack to a cult #60s film and some #blaxploitation magic!

It’s gonna be a wild ride! 😻

Tune in live 3:30-5pm gmt or thru the links to my site archive in the bio & on #mixcloud 

#earnestjackson #firstchoice #davehamilton #chicagogangsters #marvinholmesandtheuptights #ogyatanaashowband #guts #leronthomas #laloschifrin #bullitt #enriqueolivarezlosvampiros #enjoy

Genres

#Afrobeat 

#70s 

#psychedelicfunk

#disco 

#highlife

  • Love and Happiness – Earnest Jackson 
  • Joy and Affection (Mood) – Earnest Jackson 
  • Is There Any Love? – Trevor Dandy
  • Highland Sound – Dave Hamilton Why Can’t People be Colors too? – The Whatnauts
  • Searching for Soul Part 1 – Jake Wade & The Soul Searchers
  • My Ship – Chicago Gangsters
  • Do Whatever Turns You On Pt 2 – The Propositions 
  • Let’s Do it Today (Procrastination) – The Us 
  • Look What You Done to Me Pt 1 & 2 – Sheila Skipworth
  • Day of Rest – Marvin Holmes & The Uptights
  • Raggedy Bag – Reggie Sadler Revue
  • Hotel Daniels – Lalo Schifrin
  • Future II – The Personations, Organisations 
  • Al’s Place – Enrique Olivarez Y Los Vampiros
  • Psychedelic Woman – Honey & The Bees Band
  • Disco Africa – Ogyatanaa Show Band
  • Yuda – Dackin Dackino
  • Man Funk – Guts
  • Love and Happiness – First Choice
Feb 9 2023

Show 39

9 Feb 2023

Join me tonight on @slackcityradio with @blaxploitation_lounge live on air, and, for the first time…in front of a live studio audience, down @theactorsbrighton

It’s gonna be the 3rd in my specials – Revolutionary Rhythms – which features music of protest, songs that serve as sources of strength, inspiration, unity, upliftment and motivation, and stories of action that need amplifying.

This sister is Louisa Jenkins, smoking a cigarette as the police try to question her at a protest in 1957.⁣

A novelist, essayist, journalist, university lecturer,
and social activist, she was hired by Universal Studios in the 1950’s to became the first black story analyst in Hollywood’s history.

Member of the Harlem Writers Guild and the Watts Writers’ Workshop (a group created in response to the Watts Uprisings of 1965), her articles and novels received favorable reviews from authors including the iconic James Baldwin

(The Black Past website)

Enjoy some #blues #soul #rhythmandblues #highlife #afrobeat #funk #jazz #gospel

#raw #revolution #getupstandup #action #nojusticenopeace #equality #peace #onelove 🖤

Thurs 9th Feb, 6-7pm gmt

(Links in bio for live/in the archives!👆🏽)

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Show 40

18 Feb 2023

Welcome aboard Afrocat Airways, it’s a pleasure to have you fly with me

On my @aajamusic show this Sat 18 Feb…

We have a regal show in store, featuring #shakazulu #queenofsoul #arethafranklin the #queenofjazz #ninasimone and the Sudanese #kingofjazz #sharhabilahmed as well as some other treasures I’m excited to share with you – nothin but the best on the blaxploitation lounge!

Jump on my magic carpet and let me take you to
#neworleans #westafrica #california #memphis #sudan #nile #congo #houston #milwaukee #lagos #benin #spanishharlem #uganda #cotedivoire

Enjoy the ride…into my mind! ✈️☀️😻

May 20 2023

Show 50

20 May 2023

I’m 1 Year Old!! 🎉🎉on @aajamusic this Sat 20th May 3-4 an hour of the finest funk marks my one year hosting on the lovely Aaja Radio

What a pleasure it is to bring you all of my selections to such a great station ❤️

#deepfunk #jazz #gospel #soul #oneyearold #anniversary #fatbackband #marvawhitney #undisputedtruth #dykeandtheblazers #cymande #maryjanehooper #naomisheltonandthegospelqueens #kcandthesunshineband #hollygolightly #orgone #fannyfranklin #dj #stayblessed 🥂

  • Don’t Cha Hear Me Callin’ to Ya – Junior Mance

  • Genevieve – Cymande
    Party Time – Roy Porter Sound Machine

  • Iron Leg – Mickey & The Soul Generation

  • Am I Asking Too Much? – Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens

  • Move a Little Closer – Mary Love

  • You’ve Got What I Want – Mary Jane Hooper

  • Nothing You Can Say – Holly Golightly

  • I Get Lifted (2004 Remaster) – KC & The Sunshine Band

  • Momma Momma – Betty Barney
    Funky Walk Part 1 East – Dyke & The Blazers

  • Njia Nija Walk – Fatback Band

  • Things Got to Get Better (Get Together) – Marva Whitney

  • Don’t Boom Boom – Lillian Hale

  • Talali Talala – Verckys & L’Orchestre Vévé

  • Help Yourself – The Undisputed Truth

  • Funky Nassau – Orgone, Fanny Franklin

Show 51

14 June 2023

Here we are, Edition number 9 of @blaxploitation_lounge over on @threadsradio this Wed 14 Jun at the new time of 3:30-4:30pm

 

An eclectic selection for you with some roots, funk-rock, reggae versions, jazz, psychedelic Zambian, Egyptian funk, Nigerian electro… and even mo!

 

Thanks to the lovely @erumdahar for the beautiful day, surrounded by roses…and the ice lolly that made me very happy 😽

  • Woman of the Ghetto Reimagined – Marlena Shaw, Melanie Charles

  • Green Grass – Bill Withers

  • Doin that Thing – Les McCann

  • Jungle Fever – Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band  

  • Secret Agent – Tony Allen

  • Black Venom – The Budos Band

  • Kachiri (Remix) – Moris Beat, Kilimanjaro Band

  • Music de Carnaval – Magda Al Hussainy 

  • Lazy Bones – WITCH

  • War – Generation Gap

  • Hang ‘em High – Harry J Allstars 

  • Son of a Preacher Man – The Gaylettes

  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Horace Andy

  • In the Ghetto – Phyllis Dillon

Show 52

17 June 2023

Edition number 13 of my show on @aajamusic is on air Saturday 17, 3-4pm over on channel 2 

Strong Brasilian boogie vibes, Go-Go, French 60’s pop, heavy soul and warm textures of psychedelic funk

Heavenly 70’s shot taken at @supernova.brighton 

Enjoyyy! 😻

#carleenandthegroovers #upsetters #truelovesband #diplomatsofsolidsound #bebeto #dantheautomator #emiliosantiago #billwithers #themightypope #jacquelinetaieb #antoniocarlos #jocafi #sambalanço #gogo #brasiliera #monophonics #timmaia #60sfrenchpop #princesanegra

  • Burnt Toast & Black Coffee – Mike Pedecin

  • Popcorn – The Upsetters

  • Mini, Mini, Afro Twist – The Fabulous Rhythm Makers

  • Gimme One More Chance – Diplomats of Solid Sound 

  • Like Yesterday – Monophonics

  • Right On – Carleen & The Groovers

  • The Dirty – True Loves Band 

  • Nobody Can Live Forever – Tim Maia

  • Brother (Remastered) – Emilio Santiago 

  • Princesa Negra de Angola – Bebeto

  • Pass the Hatchet Part 1 – Roger & The Gypsies

  • Le Couer au bouts des Doights – Jacqueline Taieb

  • Kabaluere – Antonio Carlos & Jocafi

  • Simbareré – Antonio Carlos & Jocafi

  • Ganges a Go-Go – Dan the Automator 

  • It’s Coming Up Again – The Relatives

  • Mr Fortune feat The Mighty Pope – The Hitchhikers, The Mighty Pope

  • The Same Love That Made Me Laugh Bill Withers

  • Let Love Enter – Michael Henderson

Show 53

30 June 2023

The second live show of @blaxploitation_lounge on @slackcityradio comes to you with a special guest selector – @seanvega71 of the Vinyl Junkiez with a grand fusion of gospel, funk, blues rock funk, Afro-Latino boogaloo, jazz & electro!

Catch us live and direct on Jun 30, 6-7pm…and if you’re in Brighton you’re welcome to join us in the studio (upstairs @theactorsbrighton) for a drink while we host the show!

 
  • Burnt Toast & Black Coffee – Mike Pedecin
  • Popcorn – The Upsetters
  • Mini, Mini, Afro Twist – The Fabulous Rhythm Makers
  • Gimme One More Chance – Diplomats of Solid Sound
  • Like Yesterday – Monophonics
  • Right On – Carleen & The Groovers
  • The Dirty – True Loves Band
  • Nobody Can Live Forever – Tim Maia
  • Brother (Remastered) – Emilio Santiago
  • Princesa Negra de Angola – Bebeto
  • Pass the Hatchet Part 1 – Roger & The Gypsies
  • Le Couer au bouts des Doights – Jacqueline Taieb
  • Kabaluere – Antonio Carlos & Jocafi
  • Simbareré – Antonio Carlos & Jocafi
  • Ganges a Go-Go – Dan the Automator
  • It’s Coming Up Again – The Relatives
  • Mr Fortune feat The Mighty Pope – The Hitchhikers, The Mighty Pope
  • The Same Love That Made Me Laugh Bill Withers
  • Let Love Enter – Michael Henderson

Show 54

12 July 2023

Rub-a-Dub Éspecial on todays @blaxploitation_lounge on @threadsradio on air from 3:30-4:30pm uk time

#redgoldandgreen #roots #culture #dub #reggae #jamaica #hereiam #italisvital #marciagriffiths #kingtubby #theobservers #augustuspablo #simplicitypeople #scientist #josephhill #leescratchperry #theupsetters #williewilliams #maxromeo #romanstewart #freddiemckay #selecta #bless 🖤

  • Here I Am (Come & Take Me) – Marcia Griffiths 
  • Dub Star – King Tubby
  • 555 Crown Street – Augustus Pablo
  • 555 Dub Street – Augustus Pablo
  • Two Sevens Clash (Dub Version 2002 Remix) – Culture, Joseph Hill
  • The Galaxy – Scientist 
  • K.G.’s Cross Roads – Simplicity People 
  • Panic in Babylon – Lee Scratch Perry 
  • Rock On – Willie Williams 
  • Fire at Your Heel – Roman Stewart +7.10
  • War Ina Babylon – Max Romeo, The Upsetters
  • I’m a Free Man – Freddie McKay +5.58
  • Fire from the Observer – King Tubby, The Observers

Show 12

1-Nov-23

El Blaxploitation Soundtrack Extraordinaire is here! To mark my 12th show @blaxploitation_lounge on @threadsradio 😻😻

Get ready for furious funk, Rhodes-laced car chases and selections inspired by the Shaft trilogy…all with that unique 70’s flavour

#discogodfather #cleopatrajones #shaft #richardroundtree #lennoxlounge #harlem #blaxploitation #jimkelly #enterthedragon #superfly #marvingaye #curtismayfield #coffy #royayers #joesimon #milliejackson #rudyraymoore #laloschifrin #ithurtssogood 🖤

  • Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye
  • Superfly – Curtis Mayfield
  • Theme from Cleopatra Jones – Joe Simon
  • Cafe Regio’s – Mack Browne & The Brothers
  • Theme from Shaft – The Chosen Few
  • Shaft in Africa (Addis) – Johnny Pate
  • Theme from Enter the Dragon – Lalo Schifrin, Doc Seigel
  • Sweetback’s Theme – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Hoppin John – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • There He is Again – Hues Corporation
  • Coffy is the Color – Roy Ayers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wayne Garfield
  • It Hurts so Good – Millie Jackson
  • Spaced Out – Rudy Ray Moore

Show 48

15 Apr 2023

Sultry smoking psychedelic-flavoured blues awaits you on my show @afrocatmusic over on @aajamusic this Sat 15th Apr 3-5pm, alongside crazy disco from Turkiye and Nigeria, 60’s Italian soundtracks, afro jazz, and a dash of retro soul for good measure!

#buddyguy #charlesbradley #menahanstreetband #fink #jjgreyandmofro #chocolatemilk #karreimriggins #pieroumiliani #blaxsound #sugarpiedesanto #kokoroko #newmastersounds #thesoulinvestigators #goldenrules #nesekarabocek #kingsgoforth

#arabesque #retrosoul #smokin #italianvintage #afrojazz #psychedelicblues #zamrock #highlife #eclectic #studio54 #ukmusic #digitalradio #showtime #sunset ☀️

  • Footsteps – JJ Grey & Mofro 
  • Baby, Please Don’t Leave Me – Buddy Guy
  • Stay Away – Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band 
  • Boneyard Edit – Fink
  • Funky Thithee – Snuggie Otis 
  • All of Your Love – Magic Sam, Earnest Johnson, Mighty Joe Young, Odie Payne, Jr, Stockholm
  • Now I’ve Got a Woman Original Federal Recordings – Freddie King
  • 100 Days, 100 Nights – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
  • 70’s Blues Record Plant Rough Mix – Betty Davis 
  • Hair – Graham Central Station 
  • Fire – Ohio Players 
  • Chocolate Pleasure – Chocolate Milk
  • Troubled People – The Heads of the Family 
  • Lazy Bones – WITCH 
  • Straighten it Out with Your Man – Sugar Pie DeSanto
  • Lady Magnolia – Piero Umiliani 
  • Esperanza  – Karreim Righins
  • Psychic Powers – Jonko Nilovic, The Soul Surfers
  • Plata O Plomo – The Blaxsound, Golden Rules 
  • Çayelinden Öteye/Yali Yali – Nese Karaböcek
  • Get it Down – Livy Ekemezie
  • Night in Zerelda – Manu Dibango 
  • Baba Ayoola – Kokoroko
  • Onfa Nkosi Hwee – Pat Thomas, Kwaahibi
  • Sweet, Sweet Mbombo – Orchestra Baba National  
  • Upper Class – The Poets of Rhythm 
  • Givin’ Up Food for Funk – The J.B.’s
  • Mo’ Hash – The Soul Investigators 
  • Zambezi – The New Mastersounds 
  • Sunday Morning People – Honey Cone 
  • One Day – Kings Go Forth 

 

  • Genre Tags:
    Psychedelic
    Afro-Jazz
    Zamrock
    Turkish Disco
    Retro Soul

Show 47

07 Apr 2023

It’s my 30th edition of @blaxploitation_lounge where it all started on @slackcityradio 💖

It’s gonna be a very good Friday, as this special show will be broadcast live from upstairs @theactorsbrighton with a live audience, so come down if you’re around 5:30-7pm and soak up the vibes with me!

#roots #afrobeats #highlife #funk 

#mulatuastatke #heliocentrics #princefatty #holliecook #uroy #djmerco #mwindamannekin #guiltybeatz #falz #joeyb #themysterylights #lesbaxter #koolandthegang #algreen #eddiebo #marciagriffiths 

#digitalradio #radioshow #onair #liveanddirect #cratedigging #hostesswiththemostess #goodfriday #easter #bankholiday #weekend☀️

show 46

Show 46

24 Mar 2023

On @blaxploitation_lounge over on @slackcityradio Friday 6-7pm, a live set performed @firstpressrecordfair earlier this month @theprincealbertbrighton

I can’t remember exactly what I played so it’ll be a surprise to me when I listen back too..but it’s guaranteed to be a funky surprise!

Thanks to my partner el fabulouso @oztadams for the image… and the amazing tunes of course!

#highlife #funk #afrobeat #jazz #bluenote #analogafrica #strictlyvinyl #recordcollection #cratedigging #recordfair #enjoy 🎶

  • Sunshine of Your Love – Mongo Santamaria 
  • Assez Fait Cancan – Guy Conquette
  • Yabaal – Dur-Dur Band
  • Addis Ababa – Zafari
  • Burning Spear – The Soulful Strings 
  • El Bang Bang – Jackie Mittoo
  • Mission Impossible – Randy’s All Stars 
  • Sweet Beat – I Marc 4
  • Omaca – Sestetto Dino Plana & Oscar Valdambrini  
  • Speak My Mind – J. B. Hutto
  • You Don’t Love Me – Willie Cobbs
  • And That’s Saying a Lot – Christine Perfect
  • Stomp and Buck Dance – The Crusaders
  • In My Body’s House – Gene Chandler 
  • Blockhead – The Monks
  • A Part of Being with You – Professionals
  • Sunshine of Your Love – Rotary Connection 
  • Georges Garvarentz – Haschisch Party 
  • Salt – Hung up
  • Spacing Out – The Invaders
  • Bad Trip – Bo Diddley
  • Come in out of the Rain – Parliament 
  • Sunshine of Your Love – Jimi Hendrix
  • Jealous Moon – The Sugarman 3 
  • Hanky’s Panky – Shirley Scott
  • Nightingale – Dee Felice Trio
  • Sweet Tater Pie – Dave Pike
  • Playmate – Rolf Kühn
  • Slowburner – Swithold
  • The Gas Bottle – The Heliocentrics
  • Superswiss – Max Graef
  • Swamp Fever – John Cameron
  • Chitterlings con Carne – Pucho & Latin Soul Brothers 
  • Who Knows – Marion Black
  • Move Upstairs – The Como Mamas & The Glorifiers Band
  • Acid, Pot or Pills – Horace Silver 
  1. E. L. F. A. R. E. – Antonio Castro
  • I’ve Been Searching – Lonzine Wright
  • Afro Golden Line – Amir Bresler
  • People Let Me Know – Linnie Walker & Black Merda!
  • Funky Message – The Heroes
  • The Rain – The Electric Peanut Butter Company, Shawn Lee, Adrian Quesada 
  • Serious Drug (Instrumental) – Wildcookie, Freddie Cruger, Red Astaire
  • Lima Blues – Bronx River Parkway
  • Coconut – Manu Dibango
  • Groovetime – Monguito Santamaria 
  • Yroco – Jimmy Sabater
  • Talking Drum – Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers
  • Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa! – Nico Gomez and His Afro Percussion Inc
  • What Time it is Part II + I, (Bill Brewster Edit) – General Crook, Bill Brewster
  • Don’t Joke with a Hungry Man, Pt 1 – Spanky Wilson, The Quantic Soul Orchestra 
  • Move Over (Alternate Version) – Janis Joplin
  • Magic Fever – Magic Circle Express
  • Sexy Boogie – Laurel Aitken
  • Disco Connection – Lord Rhaburn
  • Laylat Al Jadba – Fadoul
show 43

Show 43

10 Mar 2023

Join me live on air tonight on @slackcityradio with @blaxploitation_lounge at my new Friday slot from 5:30-7
Plus we’ll be with a live studio audience, so if you’re in the area come on down @theactorsbrighton and start your weekend with us!

So many great tunes to share with you tonight so let’s get it 😻we’re going #downtownlagos #70sbrasil #gambia #louisiana & #accra

#afropsychedelic #deepfunk #highlife

show 42

Show 42

05 Mar 2023

This Sunday! Catch @dj_kobayashi // @hivemindrecords // @oztadams // @afrocatmusic live at @theprincealbertbrighton and on the airways with @slackcityradio – WHAT A LINE UP!

Hit the link in @firstpressrecordfair bio for the low down on these fabulous all vinyl DJs

#firstpress #SlackCity #theprincealbert #brighton #djkobayashi #hivemind #ozadams #afrocatmusic #dj #vinyl #vinyldj #live #djset

Show 41

Show 41

22 Feb 2023

  • Light My Fire – Young Holt Unlimited 
  • Sad Little Girl – Les McCann
  • A Song for Cathy – Lalo Schifrin
  • Taxman – Junior Parker
  • She Shot Me Down – John Lee Hooker
  • Feels So Bad – Junior Kimbrough
  • Feels So Good – Junior Kimbrough
  • Trouble with My Lover – Betty Harris 
  • Mr Cool – Rasputin’s Stash
  • Move Your Hand (Live at Club Harlem, Atlantic City, NJ) – Dr Lonnie Smith
  • The Boys Doin’ It – Hugh Masekala
  • Everything is Everything – Booker T Jones
  • El Jardia – Johnny Pate 
  • Eugene’s Lament – The Beastie Boys
  • Possibilities- The Midnight Hour, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Linear Labs, Eryn Allen
  • Sun, Moon, Stars – Mos Def
  • Bacao Suave – Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
  • Bahama Soul Stew – Funky Nassau
  • Burning Spear – S.O.U.L
  • Come Down – The Beginning of the End 
  • I Who Have Nothing (Am Somebody) – Ray Frazier & The Shades of Madness
  • I’m Your Pimp – Skull Snaps 50th Anniversary 
  • Kidnapping – Karl-Heinz Shafer
  • What They Doin? – The Equatics
  • Black Power – Peace
  • Too Many Girls – The Mystery Lights 
  • Light My Fire – Erma Franklin
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