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John Leo Waters has added a great article on MOD JAZZ with a compilation of tracks ‘loosely’ defined as Jazz that he remembers from his days as a Mod.
What do you think? John would be interested to hear other members comments and/or any additions he may have forgotten?
Here is part of his compilation - go to MOD JAZZ for more (plus John's notes on each track)
Incidentally - Here a few tracks that didn't quite make in on to the compilation but are well worth checking out;
Jimmy McGriff - The Worm
Freddie Roach - Money
Triumphs - Burnt Biscuits
Tony C - Everything I do Gonna be Funky
Red Holloway - Big Fat Lady
Louis Jordan - What'd I Say
Billy Larkin - The Midnight Hour
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
Bro Jack McDuff - Hot Barbecue
Dave Baby Cortez - Yeah Yeah
Jimmy Smith - Respect (the whole LP!!)
Hank Jacobs - Hank's Groove
Ramsey Lewis - Dancing in the Street
Freddie Roach - I Know
Bro Jack McDuff - Too Many Fish in the Sea
Joe Cuba - Sock it to me
Sandy Nelson - Unchain my Heart
Red Holloway - Monkey Sho Can Talk
Val Bennett - The Russians are Coming (Take Five)
herbie hancocks bring down the birds from blow up movie captured my interest.
In The Clubs I frequented in the 60,s it was nearly all Soul/R&B, But the odd Jazz track would creep in now and again, Soul Sauce was one, by Cal Tjader, Why don,t you do right, by Mark Murphy, Elaine Delmar, Sneaking up on you,The Fife Piper, by the Dynatones a big R&B/ Jazz sound at the Wheel, Then a much later one, The Bottle, by Gill Scott Heron, a 70,s favourite at Blackpool Mecca/Wigan Casino, Good stuff.
This is my sort of music. I am loving listening to JLW's Jazz Mod comps tonight.
I also love the modern jazz sounds of Miles, The Mad Monk, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane etc, but that might be something to do with me getting older!
fantasticly cool playlist a few new tunes to me there so thank you john, really loved el bang bang. now how do i get volumes 1 and 2. cheers
Did you go to the article? That's what the post is all about...
John - i just hit you up on private message but have just seen the article you posted in Mod Jazz - interesting. lets talk via PM. thanks
Jazztastic :-) I listened to all three volumes in one go! Not a bad track amongst them. Well done John.
Nice? Wonderful!! Just love the mix John. KTF. :)
Thanks for the kind comments.
my Sunday morning soundtrack... great selection.