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Groove On – Bella’s Playlist 1

We’re opening out an invitation for people to create playlists for the Corona time. This will maybe give us all some fresh tunes to listen to, for the many people who are not able to go to work, are working from home, are involuntarily unemployed, or are juggling massive amounts of unscheduled childcare. So we’re wondering if anyone wants to help by creating a playlist for us? We’ll be making and sharing great music each day to help people self-isolating. Here’s how it works – we want music in any genre/any mix – of between 12 and 24 tracks and we’re doing it on Soundcloud. This is a potluck supper. Bring anything. Extensive sleave notes are welcome. There’s a variety of other ways Bella will be trying to be helpful in the following weeks. More tomorrow. To kick us off here’s Stewart Bremner’s taster of 60s and 70s classics:

Harlem River Drive by Harlem River Drive from Harlem River Drive, 1971
Black California by P. Cannizzo from Vroommm: Funk Cinematique, 1976
Death Of Fiona by John Barry from Thunderball, 1965
Next by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band from Next, 1973
Sampans by Lalo Schifrin from Enter The Dragon, 1973
The Man From Takoradi by Mandingo from Tiger In The Night, 1977
Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba from Pata Pata, 1968
Five, Four, Three by Novi Singers from Vocal Jazz From Poland 1965 – 1975, 1974
The Bird Wave by Jimmy McGriff from Electric Funk, 1969
Iron Wood by Manu Dibango from Pop Boutique
The Sundown by Ennio Morricone from The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, 1967
Cherry Red by The Groundhogs from Split, 1970
Put Your Thing On Me by The Grodeck Whipperjenny from The Grodeck Whipperjenny, 1970
Spill The Wine by Eric Burdon & War from Eric Burdon Declares “War”, 1970
Supernature (12″ Mix) by Cerrone from Supernature 12″, 1977
Thank You For Talkin’ To Me Africa by Sly & The Family Stone from There’s A Riot Goin’ On, 1971
Journey In Satchidananda by Alice Coltrane from Journey In Satchidananda, 1970


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  1. gerard connolly says:

    Me and Julio down by the school yard. With the queen of Corona. Paul Simon.

    1. Jo says:

      Good one!

    2. gerard connolly says:

      What will we do when we have no money. Raidie Peat.

      1. gerard connolly says:

        Dont let us get sick .Warren Zevon.

        1. gerard connolly says:

          Lungs. Townes Van Zandt.

  2. Bruce McQuillan says:

    Chill out Mix

    Nightmares on Wax – Les Nuits
    Cornish Waters – Walking
    Jhelisa – Freedom from Pity
    D’Angelo – Africa
    Donny Hathaway – What’s goin on ?
    Subterraneans – Taurus Woman
    Galliano – Slack Hands
    Botany Five – Love Bomb (Slam Mix)
    Idlewild – Scottish Fiction
    Nitin Sawnhey- The Immigrant
    Leah Delaria- Black Hole Sun
    Cinematic Orchestra – To build a home.
    Lamb – Angelica
    Stormzy – Cigatettes and kush
    Maverick Sabre – I Need
    Michael Franti – Oh My God
    Floetry – Butterflies
    Badmarsh and Shri – Sajanna

  3. Stewart Bremner says:

    This is after midnight music. Something for when it’s dark and quiet outside. There are no liner notes here, just me talking – a bit quietly – in between the tracks with just a wee bit about each of them.

  4. Eddie Cairney says:

    Cricket in the rain https://eddiecairney.bandcamp.com/track/cricket-in-the-rain
    A lesson on how to carry on regardless.

  5. Andy P says:

    La Monte Young’s masterpiece “The Well-Tuned Piano.” 5 hours of utter genius. It’s available in its entirety on YouTube:


  6. Indyman says:

    Enigmatic Insomniac Machine by Principal Edwards Magic Theatre – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czUdYjXFMV8&list=RDczUdYjXFMV8&index=1

  7. Pete Donald says:

    Stewart, just a thanks for 90 minutes of much needed sanctuary. Thoroughly enjoyed discovering new tunes and enjoying one’s I had not heard for a while. A well thought out mix. Well done also BC for making a positive contribution to the nation’s collective mental energy. We will need all we can muster. Thank you

    1. Thanks Pete – we have a series in the pipeline

    2. Stewart Bremner says:

      You’re very welcome Pete. It was my pleasure to put it together and helped me to stay away from the situation for a while. Volume 2 has just gone up.

  8. Douglas Robertson says:

    The Groundhogs, Cherry Red, 1970, well Mike now you are talking. Whole Split album worth a listen for those that like Split. If you dont, there is no help for you. Groundhogs still going.

  9. Alice says:

    Thankyou for the great music Stewart..I’m here in Portugal enjoying the only decent stuff i can – thanks to my Mum forwarding me your link …here without my radio… muito obrigada!

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