Saturday, 31 August 2013

A Morpheus Soul Pod-Cast {31st Aug '13}

"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language" [Herbie Hancock].

I always feel good about posting up a brand new episode of your favourite artists, favourite pod-cast and today is no different; as I've been jammin' to a trailer load of real good music over the past couple of weeks. It's Saturday, and I'm ready to set sail with another two hours [plus] of the very best in progressive soul & hip-hop loveliness. On this supa-ill edition I'll be droppin' beats, rhymes and life with Morpheus Soul favourites & future classics featuring Klaus Layer, Jazz Spastiks, Anthony Valadez, Moka Only, Rapsody, Malik B, Tensei, Blitz The Ambassador, Rich Kidd, Arima Ederra, 14KT, The Yancey Boys, Peven Everett, Bluey, The Politik, Fat Joe, Common, Scram Jones, Michael Olatuja, Adrian Marcel, Peter Hadar, Terrace Martin, Blu, The Kid Daytona, Betty Ford Boys, Kil Ripkin, J Dilla, Pete Rock & DJ Premier.

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Parental Advisory Explicit Content. Link after track-listing: ENJOY!

Blitz The Ambassador ft. Sarkodie - Internationally Known
(The Warm Up EP) Jakarta Records

The Politik {Mark De Clive-Lowe & Bembe Segue} - The Essence
[Co-Prod By. Wajeed] (The Politik) 2007 Antipodean Records
Peter Hadar - Deep In Love (Memories Of The Heart) 2006
Peven Everett - Baby Mama With Sense (King Of Hearts) Makin Moves

Peven Everett - When I Want Someone It’s You (King Of Hearts) Makin Moves
Bluey - Take A Chance On Me (Leap Of Faith) Dome Records

Betty Ford Boys (Brenk Sinatra, Dexter & Suff Daddy) -
Papa Was (A Junky), Too (Leaders Of The Brew School) Melting Pot
Blu - The Clean Hand [Prod By. Pete Rock]
14KT ft. Ozay Moore - Imonit! (Nickel & Dimed) Mello Music Group

Rapsody - Kingship [Prod By. DJ Premier] (She Got Game)
Fat Joe ft. Action Bronson - Your Honor [Prod By. DJ Premier] (Darkside III)
Malik B & Mr.Green - Definition (The Unexpected) Okayplayer

Ransom & Statik Selektah - UnExplainable (The Proposal)
Kil Ripkin - Mother Sister (The Quickening 2: Acceleration)
Blitz The Ambassador ft. Nneka & Ty - Bisa (The Warm Up EP) Jakarta Records

Arima Ederra - Characteristics Of An Aquarian [Prod By. Cam] (Earth To Arima)
Michael Olatuja ft. Andrew Roachford & Lynden David Hall - Hold On
(Speak) 2009 Backdrop

The Kid Daytona - Hilary [Prod By. Just Music Beats] (Savoir Faire EP)
Tajima Hal x Child Midori - Get Down (After Hours)
Rich Kidd ft. Denzil Porter & Lord Quest - A Vibe Called Quest [Prod By. Lord Quest]
Moka Only - Pulsating (Doctor Do Much) Urbnet

Klaus Layer ft. Blu - Illest In Charge
(The Adventures Of Captain Crook) Redefinition Records
Jazz Spastiks ft. Sleep Sinatra - Time To React (Time To React)
Terrace Martin ft. Kendrick Lamar - Triangle Ship (3ChordFold)

The Yancey Boys ft. Common & Dezi Paige - Quicksand [Prod By. J Dilla] (Sunset Blvd)
Tensei - Mr. Mansfield
14KT ft. MED & KoKane - W.C.E.F. (Nickel& Dimed) Mello Music Group
Kil Ripkin - Electric Boogie (The Quickening 2: Acceleration)

AZ - I Excel [Prod By. Cookin’ Soul]
Fat Joe - 9th Wonder [Prod By. 9th Wonder] (Darkside III)
Scram Jones - WildStyle (Dead Giveaway EP)
P.R. ft. Skyzoo & Substantial - Moment In Time (Set The Scene) Cult Classic Records

Rice Master Yen ft. Othello - Keep It Movin (Rice Collaborations 2)
Moka Only - The Ride (Doctor Do Much) Urbnet
K-Def ft. Blu - The Meeting (The Meeting EP) Redefinition Records
Kil Ripkin - Can’t Believe It (The Quickening 2: Acceleration)

Arima Ederra - Old New School Love [Prod By. Airlocke]
Rapsody ft. Common - Feel Like [Love Love] [Prod By. KaSh] (She Got Game)

Arima Ederra ft. Sham - Natures Commodity [Prod By. Nabeyin] (Earth To Arima)
Adrian Marcel - My Life [Prod By. Beatroc & Raphael Saadiq] (7 Days Of Weak)
Anthony Valadez ft. Joya Mooi - Looking Backwards (Just Visiting) Plug Research


Sunday, 25 August 2013

A Morpheus Soul Pod-Cast {Live in Concert Volume Two}

"For you / There might be another song / But in my heart your melody will stay with me".
[Stevie Wonder].

Yes Soul People, It's on once again! This is the second of two Bank Holiday Weekend Specials and it's also Volume Two for the "Live in Concert" series. On this incredible edition I'll be taking you back down memory lane with fantastic live performances from the world of soul, jazz & hip-hop. Legendary superstars right here on this very episode include Stevie Wonder, 
Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Prince & The Jacksons, plus  
Morpheus Soul favourites John Legend, Tony Toni Tone, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu,  
Angie Stone, The CrossRhodes, Eric Roberson, D’Angelo, Sy Smith & Lady Alma all make an appearance. There's also jazz niceness with Wayne Shorter, Candy Dulfer & Kaidi Tatham and hip-hop hero's this time around are Boogie Down Productions, The Roots, Talib Kweli,  
J. Period & Little Brother... It's your favourite artists, favourite pod-cast and It's A Live Ting. Peace & Love.

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Parental Advisory Explicit Content. Link after track-listing: ENJOY!

The Jacksons - Opening/Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Live) 1981 Epic
Aretha Franklin - Respect (Live At Fillmore West) 1971 Atlantic
Stevie Wonder - Another Star (Natural Wonder - Live In Concert) 1995 Motown

Eric Roberson - Right Back To You (ERRO Live Vol: DC) 2006 Blue Erro Soul
Prince & The New Power Generation - Dorothy Parker
(One Nite Alone… Live!) 2002 NPG Records
Lady Alma - Running 4 Nothing (All About The Musick: Live)

D’Angelo - Brown Sugar (Live)
Erykah Badu - Back In The Day (Dave Chappelle’s Block Party) 2006 Geffen Records
The CrossRhodes {W. Ellington Felton, Raheem DeVaughn & Kyle Murdock}
ft. Sy Smith - 3 Sides Live

Marvin Gaye - All The Way ‘Round (Live At The London Palldium) 1977 Tamla
Candy Dulfer ft. Angie Stone - For The Love Of You (Live In Amsterdam) 2001 Ariola
Prince & The New Power Generation - I Wanna Be Your Lover/Joy In Repetition
(One Nite Alone… Live!) 2002 NPG Records

J. Period & Black Thought - Thought @ Work (Live Mixtape: Illadelph Edition) 2010
Boogie Down Productions - Still #1 {Freestyle} (Live Hardcore Worldwide) 1991 Jive

Little Brother
- The Becoming/Yours Sincerely/Effabeat Medley
(The Commercial Free EP) 2006 Atlantic 
The Roots - MellowMy Man/Jusufckwithis (The Roots Come Alive) 1999 MCA Records
Talib Kweli ft. Erykah Badu - The Blast
(Dave Chappelle’s Block Party) 2006 Geffen Records

Wayne Shorter - Aung San Suu Kyi (Footprints Live) 2002 Verve Records
Kaidi Tatham - Night With Jude Live @ jazzre:freshed (Jazz re-freshed Live - Prelude) 2012

Jill Scott - Gettin’In The Way
(Experience:Jill Scott 826+) 2001 Hidden Beach Recordings
Tony Toni Tone - It Never Rains/Anniversary
(All Hits At The House Of Blues) 2003 Pookie Entertainment

Teddy Pendergrass - Come Go With Me
(Live! Coast To Coast) 1979 Philadelphia International Records
Stevie Wonder - Ribbon In The Sky (Natural Wonder - Live In Concert) 1995 Motown
Bill Withers - Grandma’s Hands (Live At Carnegie Hall) 1973 Sussex

John Legend - Introduction/Lifted
(Solo Sessions: Live At The Knitting Factory) 2003 CDR
Stevie Wonder - Visions (Funkafied Rainbow)
Recorded Live At The Rainbow Theatre London 1974
Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto (Live) 1972 ATCO Records


Saturday, 24 August 2013

Morpheus Soul {Love Is...The Lost Tape: Side C}

"I've always gone against the grain, Something in my soul" [Diggs Duke].

This is the first of two Bank Holiday Specials that I've decided to bless your ears with this weekend soul people. It's the third of the "Love is..." series and I chose to give it the sub-heading of "The Lost Tape" because I originally started putting this together a few months back, but due to a power cut half way through recording, it wasn't saved so I put it on hold until now. I changed it up a little bit, made a few alterations and finally it's complete. So hop aboard and let's raise the anchor and raise our glasses as we take another extended cruise where; today...Love once again is definitely the main course. On this special edition of your favourite artists, favourite pod-cast  you'll begin your journey by inserting the cassette {side c}, pressing play, where you'll be greeted by sublime music and Morpheus Soul favourites featuring Joy Jones, Floetry, Vivian Green, Lewis Taylor, HEAVy, Peven Everett, Tony Ozier, Bilal Salaam, Jaguar Wright, Choklate, Frank McComb, Algebra Blessett, Jamie Hawkins, Erik Rico, Lady Alma, The Politik, Esperanza SpaldingVenus Malone, Iman Williams, Diggs Duke, Marlon Saunders, Platinum Pied Pipers, Häzel, Braxton Brothers & Soul:ID.

Also featured is the Brand New Single from the simply brilliant Colonel Red from his forthcoming album "Red Light" and an unreleased joint from 2006 from songstress Támar.

Please Feel Free to Share & Spread The Love. Peace & Blessings.
Link after track-listing: ENJOY!
Side C

Marlon Saunders - The Beginning Of Never (Enter My Mind) 2003 Black Honey Records
Diggs Duke - Something In My Soul (Black Gold EP) 2011
Häzel ft. Ebrahim - This Is Dope (Lost Tapes) 2012 The Beat Down

Brigette - MuchToo Much (Starlite Lounge) 2005 Expansion
Platinum Pied Pipers ft. Tiombe Lockhart - I Got You (Triple P) 2005 Ubiquity Records
Iman Williams + Bobby Blunt - Before [Prod by. BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble] 2011

Bilal - You Are (1st Born Second) 2001 Interscope Records
Braxton Brothers ft. Ledisi & Monet - Better Than Nothing
(Both Sides) 2002 Peak Records
Soul:ID - Beauty & Sin (Sex, Love & Philosophy) 2007 ABB Soul
Venus Malone - Eye On The Prize [Prod by. J. Rawls]
(Pretty On The Inside) 2002 Groove Attack Productions/Upgrade Records

The Politik {Mark De Clive-Lowe & Bembe Segue} -
Xtra Sensory (The Politik) 2007 Antipodean Records
Lady Alma - Gotta Be A Way (Pressure EP) 2007 Antipodean
Joy Jones - Glass Boxes (Godchild) 2009 Future Soul Records

Esperanza Spalding ft. Joe Lovano - I Can’t Help It
(Radio Music Society) 2012 Heads Up International
Erik Rico - Making Love (Journey Back To Me) 2007 LifeNotes Music

Jamie Hawkins - Lost My Mind (Jamie Hawkins) 2000 EastWest Promo
Algebra Blessett - U Do It For Me (Purpose)2008 Kedar Entertaiment Group
Choklate - Bigger Than You (Choklate) 2006 Kajmere Sound Recordings

Frank McComb - Never Letting Go (The Truth: Volume One) 2003 Expansion
Musiq Soulchild ft. Aaries - Settle For Your Love {Intermission}
(Aijuswanaseing) 2000 Def Soul
Jaguar Wright - Self Love (Denials,Delusions & Decisions) 2002 MCA Records

Bilal Salaam - Blah (Blah Time Between Asleep And Awake) 2007 Octave Japan
Tony Ozier - It’s True (Mental Candy) 2006 Beats Galore Records
Billy Porter - Borrowed Time (Untitled) 1997 DV8Records

Peven Everett - Everyday Girl (Studio Confessions) 2001 Genuine
HEAVy - mylittlesong (Jazz Money$$) 2007 BBE Records
Lewis Taylor - Betterlove (Lewis Taylor) 1996 Island Records

Vivian Green - Sweet Memory (Beautifully Young) (Vivian) 2005 Columbia
Floetry - Getting Late (Floetic) 2002 Dream Works Records


Colonel Red - Believe In Me (Red Light) Ink Rebellion

Joy Jones - Over (Godchild) 2009 Future Soul Records
Támar - All Eye Want Is U (Milk & Honey) 2006 Unreleased


Saturday, 17 August 2013

A Morpheus Soul Pod-Cast {Live in Concert Volume One}

"Midnight at the oasis, Sing your camel to bed,
Shadows paintin' our faces, traces of romance in our heads". [David Nichtern].

Soul People Yes! On this very special edition I'll be taking you back down memory lane with incredible live performances featuring the very best in progressive soul & hip-hop niceness. This is Volume One and it's jam packed with legendary concert audio spanning five decades. I've been blessed to have witnessed the majority of artists featured on this episode perform live in the flesh including James Brown, Boogie Down Productions, Ledisi & D'Angelo. Legendary Super Stars here also include Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Donny Hathaway & Teddy Pendergrass, plus Morpheus Soul regulars The Brand New Heavies, Goapele, 
The Foreign Exchange, Eric Roberson, Jill Scott, Raphael Saadiq, Anthony Hamilton, Erykah Badu, W. Ellington Felton, Maxwell & Dwele all make an appearance. That's not all folks, Hip-Hop's finest also grace your ear lobes on your favourite artists, favourite pod-cast and this time around it's Nas, The Roots, De La Soul, J. Period, Common, Mos Def, Joe Scudda, Jay Electronica & Little Brother all taking to the stage... It's A Live Ting.

Please Feel Free to Share & Spread The Joy. 
Parental Advisory Explicit Content. Link after track-listing: ENJOY!

Ledisi - Soulsinger {Live @Yoshi’s} (Soulsinger - The Revival) 2003 Le Sun Music
Eric Roberson - Don’t Change / Rock With You {Interlude}
(Erro Live Vol: DC) 2006 Blue Erro Soul
Anthony Hamilton - Comin’ Where I’m From
(Comin’ Where I’m From, Live & More) 2005 Arista

The Brand New Heavies - Midnight At The Oasis (Live In Paradiso, Amsterdam) 1994
Raphael Saadiq ft. Ledisi & Goapele - DifferentTimes
(All Hits At The House Of Blues) 2003 Pookie Entertainment

Donny Hathaway - Little Ghetto Boy (Live) 1972 ATCO Records
Bill Withers - Use Me (Live At Carnegie Hall) 1973 Sussex

D’Angelo - Send It On (Yoda:The Monarch Of Neo Soul Mixtape) 2007  
Maxwell - The Lady Suite (MTV Unplugged) 1997
Erykah Badu - Otherside Of The Game (Live) 1997 Universal Records

The Roots ft. Common - Love Of My Life (The Roots Come Alive) 1997 MCA Records
Mos Def - Universal Magnetic (Dave Chappelle’s Block Party) 2006 Geffen Records
Black Thought - Gin & Juice [J. Period Live Remix]
(J. Period Live Mixtape: Illadelph Edition)  
Recorded Live at the Manifesto Festival, Toronto. Sept 26th 2010
De La Soul - Potholes In My Lawn
(De La Mix Tape: Remixes, Rarities & Classics) 2004 Rhino Records

Common - Break My Heart (Universal Mind Control) 2008 Geffen Records
Jay Electronica - Googly Eyes (Pre-ACT II Greatest Hits Bonus Disc)
Little Brother ft. Joe Scudda - Lovin’ It (The Commercial Free EP) 2006 Atlantic

Boogie Down Productions - Jack Of Spades / South Bronx
(Live Hardcore Worldwide) 1991 Jive
James Brown - Give It Up Or Turn It A Loose (Revolution Of The Mind) 1971 Polydor
The Roots & Nas - Get Down (Live @ The Roots Picnic) 2011

Jill Scott - Slowly Surely (Experience: Jill Scott 826+) 2001 Hidden Beach Recordings
Teddy Pendergrass - Close The Door
(Live! Coast To Coast) 1978 Philadelphia International Records
Erykah Badu - Searching (Live) 1997 Universal Records

Dwele ft. Roy Hargrove - Red Clay Revisited (Live Session At Maida Vale) 2003
W. Ellington Felton - Destiny’s Okay [Live] (Outrospective: Me Then, Me Now)
The Foreign Exchange - The Greatest Weapon of All Time 
(Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange)

Marvin Gaye - Distant Lover [Live]
Earth, Wind & Fire - Reasons (Gratitude) 1975 CBS