1. Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds – Gym Fight
2. Maceo & All the kings men – Maceo
3. Lloyd Price -They Get down
4. Chambers Brothers – Funky
5. Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns – Four play
6. Joe Thomas – Polarizer
7. Jimmy Mcgriiff – The Bird
8. Larry Young – Turn off the lights
9. George & Gwen McGrae – The rub
10. The 3 Pieces – Shortnin bread
11. The Blackbyrds – Blackbyrds theme
12. Hank Crawford – Baby ! this love I have
13. Soul – S.O.U.L (full version)
14. James Brown and The Famous Flames – Let yourself go
Mr Dirty Hairy edit: When I started playing funk around 1998/99 these tracks were part of my set list. I started DJ’ing as an extension of being a producer / musician /collector / digger or whatever and enjoyed finding a lot of the samples that were used in hip hop.
Everytime I would play in these little student bars and intimate venues It was sort of me revealing my finds to my crowd (to show em I’m out there in the trenches diggin!!).
I never really recorded a mix with these tracks since I often try to go a little obscurer these days. However having played 5 times at Ljubljana’s Zeleno Sonce night and using my time there to test drive new digs blended with well known funk jams, I was happy to throw together this little (requested) mix for the Ljubljana massive. It takes me back to just starting out and well. This was a very easy to throw together. I hope that you enjoy it. This was the best of 3 takes .
(100% Vinyl mix recorded live).