Playing tracks by
Big momma thornton, Little willie john, Lavern Baker, Big Maybelle, Ray Charles and more.
This is a very special mix I did for The 25th Anniversary of Solid Steel Radio Show on Ninja Tune. The reaction was so good I decided to post it here as well with a free DL. THIS is a little bit different in that I don't play 50s music all the time but I wanted to connect a few dots. Ninja is one of those labels that has inadvertently inspired and created so many musical fusions, which in turn have resulted in sub genres and new genres...and in that way, I wanted to show how musical pioneers like Ray Charles laid the path combining elements never mixed before to create a musical revolution, and how that has in a small way evolved to where we are today. And I thought as it's Solid Steel's 25th anniversary, it makes perfect sense!