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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)
Really liking these,any way to download them to i-pod,or get them on i-tunes?
Sorry mate - technology and me !!! I could put them on CD's but that is the limit of my capabilities I'm afraid.
theres a way to get these to play in itunes. how i did it (and there may be other ways) is
1) download RealPlayer (its free)
2) when installed play the video that JLW has posted here. once its playing hover your mouse over the video and you will see a pop up stating Download this video. click on this
3) this will download the 'video' to your my documents/my videos/realplayer downloads/ folder.
4) the file will be MP4 extension and this will play in itunes - havent ported it to an iPod or anything but it plays on my laptop.
i meant to say that Realplayer can also convert to Ipod or straight Mp3.
John, I'm listening to your mix right now and absolutely LOVING it! This is the music that just really gets me going! When I was in college, I took a documentary film class and my project was a documentary on Mods (from my era, of course) and the first song used was 'The Cat'... the Jimmy Smith version. This Zoot Money was is crackin'!
Also, as a dj, I started delving so much more into jazz and put out a 'jazz' club called 'Soundscape' with some friends (including Nick Waterhouse who has gotten huge lately with his brand of R&B). We tried to get back into these sounds, along with jazz of today. My next blog post, in fact, is going to cover my top 10 current (of the past 10 years, that is) jazz tracks.
Your selections could be put onto a CD and played for an entire night of dancing! So many GREAT tracks on this listing!!
By the way, were 'The Sidewinder' by Lee Morgan or 'The Worm' by Jimmy McGriff every played around? Those are my two fave 45s to spin!
Carlos - both those tracks were on my list but I resolved to keep list to sixty so I could fit them on to three CD's for Stephen. I had a about 20 other tracks that I could have added but once you start .... where do you stop!!!
Carlos - you don't still happen to have a cop of that documentary do you?
Thanks Paul. Its a bit daft I know but as I said I never considered myself a jazz fan but once I started going through the tracks I realized just how important jazz was in shaping our musical tastes back in the day.
wade in the water(love little sonnys version too though)
Me too, fella! Great version