Sunday, July 10, 2011

PLAYLIST | Cork | 7.7.11

Eddie Kendricks - Keep on Truckin
Booker T and the Mg's - Hip Hug Her
Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up
The Gap Band - Humpin'
De La Soul - Say No Go
A Tribe Called Quest - Youthful Expression
The Afro's - Feel It
Slick Rick - Mona Lisa
Stevie Wonder - All Day Sucker
2nd II None - If You Want It
Parliament - Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)
A Tribe Called Quest - Luck Of Lucien
Crooklyn - The Crooklyn Dodgers
Gang Starr - Mass Appeal
Alkaholiks - Daaam!
George Benson - Gonna Love You More
Nas - One Love
De La Soul - Much More
Cypress Hill - Hits From The Bong
Warren G - This DJ
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Answer Me
Leon Haywood - I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You
Curtis Mayfield - Tripping Out
Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear
Notorious B.I.G. - Warning
Black Moon - I Gotcha Open
Al Wilson - Show & Tell
Ohio Players - Funky Worm
The Roots - Proceed
De La Soul - Dog Eat Dog
Slum Village - 2U4U
Del the Funky Homosapien - Sunny Meadowz
Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllablicsesquedalymistic
Toots and the Maytals - Time Tough
Biggie - Unbelievable
Zhané - Hey Mr. D.J.
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
Too Short - Blow The Whistle
The Beatnuts feat. Big Pun, Cuban Link - Off The Books
Erick Sermon - React
Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz - Deja Vu
De La Soul - Baby Phat
Grand Master Flash - The Message
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
EPMD - So What Cha Sayin'
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full
Snoop Dogg ft Nate Dogg & Kurupt - Ain't No Fun
Ol' Dirty Bastard feat Kelis - Got Your Money
Ghostface Killah - Cher Che La Ghost
Wu Tang Clan - Method Man - Dirty
E-40 ft Keak Da Sneak - Tell Me When To Go
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
Naughty By Nature - Uptown Anthem
Stetsasonic - Talkin' All That Jazz
Poor Righteous Teachers - Shaykila
A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxtion
Common - The Light
2Pac - I Get Around
The Pharcyde - Drop
Masta Ace INC - The INC Ride
KRS-One - Sound Of Da Police
Jay-Z featuring Foxy Brown - Ain't No Nigga 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

PLAYLIST | The Bitter End Lounge | 7.2.11

One of my favorite sets of all time.  I was really feeling the old school vibe!
Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness
Cymande - The Message
Leroy Hutson - All Because Of You
Raydio FT. Ray Parker JR. - You Can't Change That
Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do for Love
Peter Broggs - A Feeling
UB40 - Tears From My Eyes
Al Wilson - Show & Tell
Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More
The Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why
Teddy Pendergrass - Close the Door
The Roots - Proceed
De La Soul - Itsoweezee
Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllablicsesquedalymistic
The JB's - Same Beat
Toots and the Maytals - Time Tough
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
Brick - Dazz
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Blondie - Rapture
Stevie Wonder - Love Having You Around
Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
The Isley Brothers - For the Love of You
Andrea True Connection - More, More,More
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
Talking Heads - Burning Down the House
Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
O'Jays - For The Love Of Money
Herb Alpert - Rise
The Gap Band - Outstanding
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Talking Heads - Take Me to the River
Jacksons - Enjoy Yourself
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
George Benson - Valdez in the Country
Rene & Angela - I'll Be Good
Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Slave - Just a Touch of Love
De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two
Newcleus - Jam On It
Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock
Michael Jackson - PYT
Eddie Grant - Electric Avenue
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
Laid Back - White Hourse
Run D.M.C. - 30 Days
A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour
Eric B & Rakim - Eric B. Is President
Biz Markie - Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz
Gang Starr - Mass Appeal
Biggie - Juicy
A Tribe Called Quest - Check the Rhime
De La Soul - Potholes In My Lawn
Common - The Light
Black Star - Astronomy
De La Soul - Ego Trippin'
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It
The Pharcyde - Drop
A Tribe Called Quest - Find A Way
Biggie - Hypnotize
Ice Cube - You Know How We Do It
Cypress Hill - Hits From The Bong
Dr Dre - Fuck Wit Dre Day
Warren G & Nate Dogg - Regulate
Run D.M.C. - Down With The King
Whodini - Friends
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full
LL Cool J - Rock the Bells
Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
Beastie Boys - The New Style
Paperboy - Ditty
Del the Funky Homosapien - Mistadobalina
Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours 12"
Ice Cube - Check Yo Self [Remix]
Slick Rick - Children's Story 
Bill Withers - Use Me

PLAYLIST | Rose Alley Ale House | 7.1.11

The JB's - Same Beat (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
Bootsy Collins - Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby
Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
Curtis Mayfield - Tripping Out
De La Soul - Foolin'
Gang Starr - Mostly Tha Voice
The Gap Band - Yearning For Your Love
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
George Benson - Gonna Love You More
Toots and the Maytals - Time Tough
Peter Broggs - A Feeling
A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got)
Busta Rhymes - Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check
Leon Haywood - I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You
Delegation - Oh Honey
Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further
A Tribe Called Quest - Check the Rhime
MC Lyte - Georgy Porgy
Biggie - Juicy
The Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long
Michael Mcdonald - I Keep Forgettin'
Billy Squier - The Stroke
The Guess Who - These Eyes
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Common - The Light
De La Soul - All Good
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It
Faze-O - Riding High
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full
A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
Naughty by Nature - Hip Hop Horray
Erick Sermon - Music
Coolio - Fantastic Voyage
Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies
Kriss Kross - Jump
Naughty By Nature - Everything's Gonna Be Alright
LL Cool J - Doin It
Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
Zapp & Roger - Cutie Pie
Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out
Ice Cube - You Know How We Do It
Biggie - Hypnotize
Dr Dre - Fuck Wit Dre Day
Killer Mike - A.D.I.D.A.S.
Kanye West - Gold Digger
50 Cent - 21 Questons
De La Soul - Baby Phat
112 - Peaches and Cream
Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
Ol' Dirty Bastard feat Kelis - Got Your Money
Dr Dre feat Snoop Dogg - The Next Episode
The Notorious B.I.G. ft Faith Evans - One More Chance Remix
Slum Village - Fall In Love
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
De La Soul - Ooooh
Nas - One Love
Lil Kim feat. 50 Cent - Magic Stick
Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be
Snoop Dogg ft Pharrell - Drop It Like Its Hot
Timbaland & Magoo - Luv 2 Luv U
Rick James - Mary Jane
Paperboy - Ditty
Punjabi MC - Beware Of The Boys
NORE - Nothin
Clipse ft Pharrell
Ron Browz Jim Jones ft Juelz Santana - Pop Champagne
Truth Hurts Ft. Rakim - Addictive
Erick Sermon - React
Missy Elliott - Work It - Clean
L.L. Cool J - Around the way girl
Soul 2 Soul - Back To Life
Teddy Riley - Rump Shaker
Bell Biv Devoe - I Thought it Was Me
House of Pain - Jump Around
Bel Biv DeVoe - Do Me!
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two
Digital Underground - Kiss Me Back
Mary Jane Girls - In My House
Zapp & Roger - Doo Wa Ditty
De La Soul - Me Myself And I
Evelyn "Champagne" King - I'm in Love
Shannon - Let The Music Play
Wham!- Everything She Wants
Cameo - Word Up
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - White Lines
Newcleus - Jam On It
New Edition - Cool It Now
Stevie B - Spring Love
Tony Toni Tone - It Feels Good
Human League - Don't You Want Me Baby
The Jackson 5 - Shake Your Body Down
Tone Loc - Funky Cold Medina
D Train - You're the One for Me
Prince - Raspberry Beret
Stevie B - I Wanna Be the One
Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Funkdown | Kool & The Gang

Kool & The Gang was formed in 1964 in Jersey City, New Jersey.  Original members include Robert “Kool” Bell, brother Ronald Bell, George Brown, Robert Mickens, Dennis Thomas, Claydes Charles Smith and Rick Westfield.  Together, the band has sold over 70 million records.
They band was signed to De-Lite records in 1969 where they recorded their first album.  After some success on the Pop and R&B charts with their first few albums, the band found mainstream acceptance with the release of Wild and Peaceful, which included hits “Jungle Boogie” and “Hollywood Swingin”.  With the release of their next 2 albums Light of Worlds (1974) and Spirit of the Boogie (1975), Kool & The Gang reached the height of their success as a funk band.  Although their single “Summer Madness” gained much attention, the band decided to go in a different direction and test the up-and-coming pop-funk genre.
In 1979 James “J.T.” Taylor joined the group as their new lead singer.  His arrival lead to hits such as “Ladies Night”, “Celebration”, “Get Down On It” and “Joanna”.  “Fresh” and “Cherish” were both Top 20 hits on Emergency, which was released in 1984.
Since then, many of the original band members have retired, moved on to solo careers, or passed away.  However, Kool & The Gang is still touring with Robert and Ronald Bell as the only remaining original members.
Many hip hop artists have sampled Kool & The Gang, such as Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, NWA, Eric B. & Rakim, Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Moon and EPMD.
My mom was a huge Kool & The Gang fan, with either Robert Bell or J.T. on vocals.  They are like 2 totally different bands depending on who is singing.  I prefer the older, funkier Kool & The Gang as opposed to the more pop/r&b group of the 80s.  Whatever your preference, Kool & The Gang will always get people out on the dance floor.