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Let The Drummer Get Wicked

Let The Drummer Get Wicked

Playing tracks by

Monk Hughes & the Outer Realm, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach, Bilal, Brian Jackson & Gil Scott-Heron, Bebo Valdés & Javier Colina and more.

The initial idea for this show didn't start out as to involve a lot of drum and percussion solos, it just naturally developed that way.

The show features tracks from Max Roach, Chano Pozo and Otis Jackson Jnr (masquerading as Madlib for Monk Hughes and The Outer Realm).

I've also included two tracks from the new Soil & Pimp Session offering called "Stoned Pirates Radio" and the latest UniverSouLove / Hedonist Remix of a Jose James track.

Enjoy the show..... and don't forget to leave a comment



As always you out do yourself. This week's selections are AMAZING!

The Hedonist

Mark Capanni - I Beleive In Miracles
If you haven’t heard this song yet prepare to be struck down with awe for this is one tune that I guarantee will make your eyes open and jaw drop! Sublime Axelrod-style folk jazz orchestration backs Capanni’s carefree yet poignant vocals on THE original version of the Jackson Sisters ‘I Believe in Miracles’. Recorded in 1973 and performed by Mark Capanni who co-wrote the song, this was completed and ready to go a full 14 months before the Jackson Sisters version hit the streets. Despite the Capanni version having been pressed up it failed to make an impact – too soulful for rock radio but not soulful enough for RnB radio – and the record was pulled. It was the Jackson Sisters with their full-on dancefloor funk that did the business, released in 1974 it’s since gained legendary status, a musical definition of the rare groove era and with a multitude of versions and remixes. BUT it’s only recently that this amazing ORIGINAL version has been discovered, and with original copies of the 45 practically impossible to find, our Jazzman release can only be described as being utterly essential to all DJs, dancers and music lovers, everywhere!

Kieran Lockyear

I'm pretty sure the Mark Capanni version is the original version!


Oh wow, that'a a cool version for sure. Gonna have to track it down. Cheers Sir!

The Hedonist

Or check out the Mark Capanni version which was released on Jazzman Records in April 2010..


Was gonna say the same thing as Fufu aka The Soul Chef. The Soil & Pimp cuts are great. Just in case, the original "I Believe In Miracles" can be heard here:

Peace and SOUL... HSB

The Soul Chef's Fufu Stew

Interesting... The "I Believe In Miracles" cover was outstanding. I found three older Soil & Pimp albums on eMusic, so I will definitely be checking out more from them. Thanks for the tip :)

Peace and blessings.

The Jump!
The Jump!

Awesome mix! Love & Peace.

Tony Poole

Saludos de Espana