So here we are back in the Zone for another Mezze of Black Music.
This week Peter Nero treats us to a great instrumental to start our journey.
First some fine R&B flavours, including the original version of You Don’t Love Me by Willie Cobb made famous by Dawn Penn. In direct response to James Brown’s message of “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” (1968), Cobbs wryly observed that Brown was a millionaire by that point, as Cobbs retort was “Sing It Low – I’m Black and I’m Poor”.
Other highlights along the way are the Mighty Ryeders, Natasha Watts and The Pipe.
Another brand new tune from Dele Sosimi. A dark ditty from Granada’s Calagad 13. An amazing remix from Hippo Sound System of Onipa’s Free Up Your Mind leads us into Bill Laswell an interesting musician who has worked with many people over the years. He has been involved in thousands of recordings with many collaborators from all over the world. His music draws from funk, world music, jazz, dub and ambient styles. Bill co wrote and produced Herbie Hancocks 1982 hit Rockit. Bill also produced albums for Sly and Robbie, Mick Jagger, PiL, Motörhead, Ramones, Iggy Pop and Yoko Ono.
He also worked with Bootsy Collins the artist on our penultimate track in this week’s MoBoZonE.
Finally Michael Kiwanuka serenades us out with Cold Little Heart.
Please be sure to listen to the MoBoZonE again next Sat and checkout all the old shows here
Till then cool runnings from the RiDDimCheF ✌?
1. Soulful Strut – Peter Nero
2. Daddy Rolling Stone – Derek Martin
3. Fanny Mae – Mighty Sam
4. Here Come The Girls ( Andy Smith & K5 reboot)
5. Blowin Up My Mind- The Exciters
6. Caught You In A lie – Robert Parker
7. You Don’t Love Me – Willie Cobb
8. Chica Boo – Google Rene Combo
9. Party Is A Groovy Thing – People’s Choice
10. Tom The Peeper -Act One
11. Fatbackin – The Fatback Band
12. E-Man Boogie – Jimmy Castor Bunch
13. Hot Pants Rd – The JBs
14. You Are The One – AM/FM
15. Evil Vibrations – Mighty Ryeders
16. Love Who You Are – Natasha Watts
17. Ask Me ( Danny Krevitt re edit) – Ecstasy Passion & Pain.
18. Perfect Day -Bobby Cole
19. Wade In The Water – The Pipe
20. Gu Du, Gu Du Kan – ( Daz -I – Kurtaine remix) – Adele Sisimi
21. Mulatu Astatke – Heliocentrics
22. Broken – 12 Shades of Fantasy
23. Witness ( jester mans Bionic Barkay re rub ) – Roots Manuva
24. The Application- Cecille & Ms Dynamite
25. Rapto de Amor – Calagad 13
26. Free Up – Onipa Hippo Sound System remix
27. Upright Man – Bill Laswell
28. Munchies For Your Love – Bootsy Collins
29. Cold Little Heart – Michael Kiwanuka