Monday, December 03, 2007

THE OZONE - 9/29/02
posted by O.W.

I often times forget that when I'm too busy to do a full post, I still have roughly 10 years worth of radio shows to draw from so long as I remember to digitize them once in a while. Here's a show from about five years ago (christ, I can't believe 2002 = five years ago. Damn, I feel old). I like how I talk about a "new segment" on the show but I'm pretty sure I stopped doing the "Under the Covers" segment after only a handful of times...not for any particular reason besides laziness. Still, some good "Cissy Strut" action there for Meters' fans.

So far, I've digitized the first two hours:

The Ozone, hosted by DJ O-Dub. 90.7 FM, KALX

9/29/02 - Hour 1
    Primeridian: Jigsaw
    The Meters: Cissy Strut
    Hoctor Records: Cissy Strut
    Trinidad Steel Band: Sissy Strut
    Earl Van Dyke: Cissy Strut
    Rod Piazza: Cissy Strut
    Ni Double Ki: Movin On
    Rupert Cobbett: Seven Heaven
    Nancy Ames: Pow, Pow, Pow (Mas Que Nada)
    Jadell: Spanish Fly
    The Cabilidos: Barrio Bueno
    Lee Dorsey: Yes We Can
    Sly and the Family Stone: A Trip To Your Heart
    The Vibrettes: Humpty Dump Pt. 1
    Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings: Cut the Line
    Lilith: Pick Up the Pieces

Hour 2
    James Brown: The Payback Mix
    Instant Funk: I Got My Mind Made Up
    Michael Jackson: Billie Jean (instr)
    Fat Larry's Band: Lookin' For Love
    Latasha: I'm Every Woman (from "Hustle!")
    Andy Loore: Mixed Drums
    West Coast Revival: Feelin' Alright (from "California Soul")
    Electric Church: We Had a Love (from "Welcome to the Newsroom")
    Horace Silver: Acid, Pot Or Pills
    Mickey and the Soul Generation: Football
    The Aquarians: Bayu-Bayu
    Bobby Paunetto: Fenway Funk


Monday, July 16, 2007

The Ozone - July 5, 2000
posted by O.W.

Another retrieval from my radio past at KALX FM in Berkeley, CA. This clip comes from a show that's just a little over seven years back. Yowzers. Apart from the usual mix of styles, I included a short set of "Spinning Wheel" covers.

Here's the playlist:
    Mike Longo: Angel of Love
    Johnny Jenkins: I Walk on Guilded Splinters
    Too Def: I Am Who I Am
    Bizzie Boys: Droppin It
    De La Soul: Ooooh!
    Allen Toussaint: Louie
    Lee Dorsey: Four Corners
    Eddie Bo: Friend and a Lover
    Cannonball Adderley: Capricorn
    Junior Mance: Spinning Wheel
    Peggy Lee: same
    Wade Marcus: same
    Bruce Kelly's New Oregon Singers: same
    Howard Roberts: same
    Joey Chavez: Worldwide II
    Big Dro: Spank
    J. Sands: Won't Stop

JUST ADDED: I've been dealing with computer problems the last few days so that's slowed my output. Just to hold folks over, here's part 2 of that July 5, 2000 radio show:

    John Dankworth: Return From the Ashes
    Michal Urbaniak: Ekim
    Fela Kuti: Fight to Finish
    Public Enemy: Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos
    The Aquarians: Jungle Fever
    BW Souls: Marvin's Groove
    Frank Lucas: Good Time Man
    Betty Everett: I'm a Woman
    The Brothers Two: You Got It
    Calypso King and the Soul: Damper Down Popcorn
    Black Madness: Wild Brooklyn Bandits
    Main Source: The Atom
    Jurassic 5: Quality Control
    Elaine Brown: Child in the World
    Jimmy McGriff: Tiki
    Mangum: It's the Music That Makes Us Do It
    Annette Peacock: Survival
    Cold Blood: When I'm Kissing My Love
    George Shearing: Slippin Into Darkness

Speaking of mixes: DJ Pump's Jeepney Mix Vol. 6 is . Cop this!


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Ozone, 10/14/03 Pt. 2 and 3
posted by O.W.

First of all, a quick SSV2 update: I finally got in everything: LPs and CDs. LPs all went out over the weekend. CDs are packaged and ready to ship but I'm nursing a stomach flu bug that's kickin' my a-- right now so I wasn't able to take stuff down to the post office today. Hopefully, by tomorrow, I won't be laid out as badly.All CDs went out on 6/13.

Second, congrats to J. Thorton who won the copy of the Mingering Mike book for correctly guessing the eight record label logos in the new banner. They are, in order: Black Jazz, Tommy Boy, Stax, Tico, Prestige, Wackies, Motown and Def Jam. Most people got everything except for Tico and Wackies was especially tough for many.

Lastly, here's parts 2 and 3 from my old radio show.
    RH Factor: Poetry
    Leroy Hutson: As Long As There's Love Around
    Philip Upchurch: Midnight Chile
    Tito Rodriguez: Descarga Malanga
    Ju-Par Universal Orchestra: Funky Music
    Jimi Entley Sound: Charlie's Theme
    Spirit of Atlanta: Buttermilk Bottom
    Carl Davis and the Chi-Sound Orchestra: Windy City Theme
    Frankie Nieves: Ten Cuidado
    Aztec Zodiac: Ain't Nothin' But a Party
    Calbido's Three: El Sonida Azul

    Round Midnight Mix
    High and Mighty: Take It Off
    Krown Rulers: Kick the Ball
    The Roots: Silent Treatment remix
    A Team: GB In Your Life
    Apani B Fly MC: Abracadbra
    Styles of Beyond: Mr. Brown remix
    Kool G Rap: Bout That remix
    Oh No: Chump
    Diverse: Explosive
(Just to note: the mix was done without the benefit of a mixer or crossfader. I had to mix it through the studio board).

Hopefully, I'll feel less like dying tomorrow. Cheers!


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Blast from the past
posted by O.W.

The Ozone Show, Tuesday, October 14, 2003
90.7 FM, KALX, Berkeley

It's been a long time coming but I've been meaning to digitize a few of my old radio shows. For those of you who didn't know, I did college radio for over 10 years, all at KALX in Berkeley. This was one of my last shows, in late 2003, before I left radio and - coincidentally - started audioblogging. Seems like a good time to bring it full circle, plus give ya'll some tunes to listen to while I'm busy with some writing work that's keeping me from blogging more. The total show was actually 2.5 hours but I edited out the first hour. I also cut out most of my "radio DJ" dialogue out (save for the first bit) since, really, you don't need to hear me talking about ride share programs and other PSAs. Here's the playlist of what's included:
    Memphix: Keys to Go
    Eugene Blacknell: The Trip
    The Temprees: Explain It To Her Mama
    Fania All Stars: Viva Tirado
    The Politicians: The World We Live In
    Memphix: Comfortable With Failure
    Crystal Mansion: And It Takes My Breath Away
    Abel: Music Maker
    Oliver Sain: Comin Down Soul
    Johnny Pate: Constant Wind
    Chester Thompson: Powerhouse
    Bjarne Rostvold and Perry Knudsen: Magonde
    Joe Cain: Wild Horses
    Dorival Caymmi: Promessa De Pescador
    Caetano Veloso: Trio Electrico
    Roy Ayers: Green and Gold
    Rare Function: Disco Function
    Gary Davis: Got To Get Your Love