Plastic Tales with Sean Rowlands

Plastic Tales with Sean Rowlands

Sean Rowlands and I inflicted our at-home listening habits on the audience of Plastic Tales from The Marshmallow Dimention this past Monday. Amid requests for The Beau Brummels and Vanilla Fudge, Sean managed to draw in quite a few satisfied callers with his take on progressive rock. He’ll be back on ADA proper on August 23rd for our penultimate episode with DJ Spinna and I’ll return to Plastic Tales (9pm-10:30pm) next week, this time with Dan Selzer.

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David Crosby “Orleans”
Soft Machine “Carol Ann”
Milton Nascimento “Pai Grande”
Rubba “Scapement”

Magical Power Mako “Andromeda”
Peter Green “Burnt Foot”
Eddie Fischer & The Next Hundred Years “Either Or”
Ultimate Spinach “Mind Flowers”
Split “Drifting”
Tangerine Dream “Asche Zu Asche”
Fifty Foot Hose “Fantasy”
People “Shomyo Part 1″
Spirit “The Other Song”
500mg “Condition of a Trance”

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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane on A Downtown Affair

Citizen Kane dropped by the studio for a guest set last Friday. He started off his set with a few new releases, including the opener from his own Disques Sinthomme label, before diving into a mix full of brilliant European obscurities alongside some unreleased edits. The entire set has been dedicate to his friend Dru Barnes who recently fell victim to an unprovoked attack in Brooklyn. If you would like to donate to help with Dru’s medical bills, please visit the following funding page.

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Tackleberry:

Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson “A Lovely Day” (Arista)
Patti & The Lovelites “Love So Strong” (LoveLite)
Ned Doheny “Get It Up For Love” (CBS)
Bill Withers “Lovely Day” (Columbia)
Ronnie McNeir “It Won’t Long Before We’re All Gone” (Motown)
Coke Escovedo “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing” (Mercury)

Citizen Kane:

Jose Manuel & Charlotte La Rouge “Les Regret” (Disques Sinthomme)
Jose Manuel “unreleased cdr”
Cosmic Metal Mother & Sal P. “Try” (Panacustica)
The Asphodells “Beglammered (Richard Sen remix)” (Rotters Golf Club)
Hugh Masekela “The Boy’s Doing It” (Casablanca)
ORS “Body To Body Boogie” (Salsoul)
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Isaac Hayes “Moonlight Lovin’ (Menage a Trois)” (Polydor)
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Play It Loud & Stegs

Play It Loud! and Stegs on A Downtown Affair

Last Friday we were joined by two thirds of the former BK disco collective Play It Loud. Doug Gomez and Henry Maldonado put on the much loved monthly party alongside Darshan Jesrani before closing it down a few years ago. We got a chance to feature them on the air back then and later with our good friend Stegs as a preamble to a very special Camp Debonair. On Friday Stegs brought things full circle by joining us as well for one last go on the radio. Be sure to up with the latest from Henry and Doug at Son Of Sound and Drrtyhaze.

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Brenda Russell “Way Back When”
Kellee Patterson “Turn On The Lights”
Eddie Henderson “Say You Will”
Brothers Johnson “Streetwave”
Stevie Wonder “As If You Read My Mind”
Grey & Hanks “Dancing”
Black Science Orchestra “Where Were You”
Richard Davis “Cold Hard Facts”
Emjay “Come ‘N Get It”
Set The Tone “Get Loose”
Kent Jordan “No Question About It”
Amnesie with The Nicolosi Family “Turas”
Take Three “Tonite (All Right)”
Sleeque “On And On”
Yvonne Cage “Garden Of Eve”
Blaze “What You Gonna Do”
Stardom Groove feat. Tonya Wynne “It’s Too Late”
Beat This “Sagitarian”
Vicky Sue Robinson “Give My Love Back”
Konk “Machina Jam”
Julius “Can’t Go This Way Again”
Pandella “Tell Me (What You Gonna Do)”
Ganyamede Ultra “Atlantis”
Romanthony presents Lifestyles “Trust”
Nu Phonic feat. Charvoni “King Street Trackin yah Dub”
Terence Parker “Love Got Me High”
Son Of Sound “Jackknife”
Brother Of Soul “Eyes Of Love”
DJ Spen “Midnight EP”
X-Ray Connection “Replay (Street Mix)”
Hugh Bullen “Alisand”
Steve Pointdexter “Happy Stick”
Steve Pointdexter “Mental Problems”
Lies “2″
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Shane Linehan “Yours Truly”
St. Ettiene “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”

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McBoing Boing & Frantz Barosy

McBoing Boing & Frantz Barosy on A Downtown Affair

McBoing Boing and Frantz Barosy joined us at the station to kick off July. As in the past, each brought a stack of records in their own particular style. McBoing Boing opened up with a fantastic set of soul and disco influenced island music. You can track his deep dive into the world of Caribbean music and more at Tropical Heatwave. Frantz played next with a blend of house and Italo along with some new production work of his own. Keep up with BKMF as his latest project alongside Matt Ro unfolds. Big thanks to each of them for joining us back on the program!

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McBoing Boing:

Double Feature “I Like Calypso Disco” (Jumbo Caribbean Disco)
Carlos Ward “A Taste Of Something Nice” (B’s)
Andre Tanker “River Come Down” (Contraband)
Mexicano “Street Dance (Hustle)” (Village)
Derrick Harriott “Let It Whip” (Ximeno)
Levi John “Feel Like Dancing” (NGS)
Explainer “The More You Look, The Less You See.” (Charlie’s)
Mandingo Brass “Boogie” (Mandingo)
Emancipation Dance Band “Juk On The Sun” (Soltrek)
Casual T “Hands Off” (56 Hope Road)
Sheila Hylton “Lot Of Love” (Jaywax)
Jambalasie feat. Scipio Sarjeant “Chant” (Straker)
Xiomara Alfaro “Nana Burucu” (Zambia)
Exile One “Viel Ou La” (Barclay)
Black Sweat “Black Sweat” (Sweat Inc.)
Lord Shorty “Vibrations Groove” (Semp)
Billard Steel “Comb Your Duck” (Steel City)

Frantz Barosy:

Oscar G. “Gotta Keep Movin’ (Gee’s Main Mix)” (Kumba)
Genoa Mungin “New Way” (Life)
Rahaan “DirtyBoyz”
Los Angeles T.F. “Plastic Paradise” (Proxima Centauri)
Mike Mareen “Dancin’ In The Dark (Galactica remix)” (Night n’ Day)
People Power In The Disco Hour “Romanthony’s Peak Beach Mix” (Astralwerks)
Slimline “If You Can Dance You Can Do It” (Prelude)
Madleen Kane “Music Makes My Night” (Uniwave)
Leon Vynehall “Brother” (CUS)
Romanthony “A Tribute To Tony Humphries (Roman’s radio mix)” (Azuli)
Monie Love “Grandpa’s Party” (Life)
M.J Cole & The Memzee “Comin At Ya” (Eazy Tiger Trax)
Black Jack “Hot Passion” (Pinball)
Esther Williams “I Need Love” (Friends & Co.)
George Gray “Life” (Man)
Laser “His Name Is Charlie” (Moby Dick)
BKMF “So Hot” (MND)
Klatta “My My” (Famous)
Bas Noir “Shoo-B-Doo (Kerri’s Club Mix)” (Atlantic)
Garcons “French Boy” (Philips)

Opening Mic: DOWNLOAD
McBoing Boing: DOWNLOAD
Frantz Barosy: DOWNLOAD
Closing Mic: DOWNLOAD

Plastic Tales

Plastic Tales From The Marshmallow Dimention

Here’s a recent guest set I did for my old rock n’ roll alma mater, WNYU’s Plastic Tales From The Marshmallow Dimention. It was actually the first program I hosted post Grandizer Super Robot before I joined Mike on A Downtown Affair. I’d like to thank the Paisley Piper for inviting me back to revive an old moniker and play some of my favorite records. I’ll likely do a couple more before the summer’s out, perhaps with a guest or two!

Eurotunes “I Got The Beak”
Bobby Brown “Cry Of The Wild”
Annette Peacock “I’m The One”

Cake “Baby That’s Me”
Neil Norman “As The Moon Circles Overhead”
Harumi “Fire By The River”
July “Move On Sweet Flower”

The Flaming Lips “Riding To Work In The Year 2025 (You’re Invisible Now)
Broken Strings “Mars”
Os Mutantes “Ave Lucifer”
Gong “I Am Your Fantasy”
USA “Cloud Song”

Armando Piazza “The House On The Hill”
Elias Hulk “Free”
Battered Ornaments “My Love’s Gone Far Away”
J.K. & Co. “Fly”
Ian McFarlane “Dawn Approach (excerpt)”
Byron Black “Ghost Mall”

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Nydia & Sami

A Downtown Affair with Nydia & Sami

Our episode from a couple Fridays ago was the second in a recent string of modern soul burners, this time from Nydia & Sami Davila. We’ve had Nydia on the show a bunch of times over the years and I’ll admit to poaching many of my favorite soul 45s from her first set back in 2010. She was actually the one to invite Sami a couple of years ago, so it was a real pleasure to have each of them back on the air together. Some really serious plays on this mix which will easily secure it as one to return to in our archives. Enjoy!

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Al-Dos Band “Doing Our Thing With Pride” (Warmer Productions)
Brief Encounter “Human” (Sound plus)
Liason “Life” (A.L.C.)
Timeless Legend “(Baby) Don’t Do This To Me” (Black Forest)
Frederick Robinson III “Love One Another” (TLP)
Jus’ Us “Just Us Together” (Annthonette)
Stride “Come Inside”
The Willow Man “Willowman” (Epic)
Phil Brown & God’s Earth With Love “I Know He’s Watching” (Rejoice)
James “Bootie” Tuten “This Is A Love Affair” (Ultimate)
Junior Tucker “Take A Message” (Tuff Gong)
Sun “Just A Minute of Your Time” (Capitol)
Gwen McCrae “All This Love That I’m Givin’” (Cat)
Steve Abdul Kahn “Gotta Have Your Loving” (3C)
Homegrown Syndrome “Confrontation” (Arista)
Rick James “Fool On The Street” (Gordy)
Africano “Satisfactorize Your Mind” (Hi)
Larry Dixon “Don’t It Make You Dance” (LAD)
The Valentinos “I Can’t Understand It” (Clean)
Master Plan Inc. “Something To Be Done” (Mundo Record Corp)
Unity & The Downbeats “High Voltage” (The Sounds Of Selma)
The Hamptons “Keep On Doin’” (Harace)
Johnny Horton & Nature “I’ve Got You” (Cle-An-Thair)
Al Hudson “Spread Love” (ABC)
Starvue “Body Fusion” (MIR)
Doc Peabody “Here Without You” (Both Sides)
Billy Jones & Solat “You’re Gonna Miss Me” (Poker)
Gold “What About The Child” (MRC)
The Fabulous Fugitives & Their Review “What The World Needs” (J’Ace)
Page One “Thank Goodness Gotta Good Woman” (Norfolk)
Leonard Adair “That Smile Upon Your Face” (Stage Production)
Vee Gees “Talkin” (Sump Off)
Capitol City Star Singers “What He’s Done For Me” (Song Bird)
Sparkling Brown Sugar “Come As You Are” (Cal-Jo)
M. Nance Jr. & Sensuous “Sunshine” (Real Music)
Willie Williams “No One Can Stop Us” (Studio One)
Brown Sugar “Flowers In May” (Shal-Tur)
Sambo “I’m Tired Of Going On” (Paul’s)
Latimore “Let’s Straighten It Out”
Frederick Robinson III “Since I Found My Lord” (TLP)

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Matt Brownell & DJ BLT

Matt Brownell & DJ BLT on A Downtown Affair

Matt Brownell and DJ BLT dropped by the studio last week for another round on the air. Always great to have these two on the program. Matt started off with another brilliant set that helped ramp up the vibe to usher in BLT’s set to follow. Mr. BLT has been on some heavy digging around town since his last appearance on the show and its apparent in this latest batch of selections. Catch Matt at the Wednesday night Atlas party at Bossa Nova Civic Club or alongside Steve Shakewell on Berry Park’s rooftop for Air a Dancer. BLT has another edition of The Party Line at the Graham coming up this weekend!

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Matt Brownell:

Sopwith Camel “Fazon” (Reprise)
Jorge Ben “Oba, La Vem Ela” (Island)
Santana “Tales Of Kilimanjaro” (Columbia)
Wildheart “Day Like This” (Wildheart)
Daniel Ibbotson “Comin’ 2 Get You” (Glasgow Underground)
Mary J. Blige “Be Happy” (MCA)
Soul II Soul “Back To Life (Jam & The Groove)” (Virgin)
Pink Rhythm “Melodies of Love” (Beggar’s Banquet)
Vangelis “Let It Happen (Beatfantatic Remix)” (GAMM)
Lovebirds “Juicy”
Loose Ends “Hanging On A String” (MCA)
Piano Fantasia “Song For Denise (Audiophile Dance Mix)” (BCM)
Lovebirds “Modern Stalking” (Winding Road)
Sunburst Band “Everydub” (Z)

DJ BLT:

Fats Comet & The Big Sound “Zoop Zoop” (World)
Wally Badarou “Novela Das Nove” (Island)
Will Powers “Adventures In Success” (Island)
Thomas Dolby “The Search For Truth I” (Capitol)
Lola “Wax The Van (dub)” (Jump Street)
Electric Mind “Summing Up (inst.)” (Good Vibes)
Herbie Hancock “The Twilight Clone” (CBS)
Herb Alpert “Red Hot” (A&M)
Oliver Sain “Feel Like Dancin’” (Abet)
Juggy Murray Jones “Inside America” (Jupiter)
Amon Duul II “Da Guadeloop” (Atco)
Clandestine feat. Ned Sublette “Radio Rhythm (SIGNAL SMART)” (Sleeping Bag)
Moodymann “Got 2 Make It” (mahogani music)
DJ Sneak “Groovadelic” (Cajual)
Wood Brass & Steel “Funkanova” (Turbo)
Mandrill “Funky Monkey” (Arista)
Michael Wilson “Groove It To Your Body” (Prelude)
The Frequency “Loosen Up” (Hard Boiled Ltd.)
Wood Brass & Steel “Re-Entry” (Sugar Hill)

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Closing Mic: DOWNLOAD

Jonny Paycheck & MX Greens

Jonny Paycheck & MX Greens

Together for the first time, prior guests Jonny Paycheck and MX Greens didn’t disappoint splitting up half the show last Friday evening. Jonny of Good Records was one of the first guests I invited to the program back in our early days and MX Greens brought us one of the best holiday sets we’ve ever had. Jonny started off the night packing a few under the radar cuts while circling the globe along the way. MX Greens opened his set with the dark machine funk of Deekay Jones and closed with the sort of steppers you’ll often hear at the Monday night parties he hosts at Tandem alongside Boogie Man. Big thanks to each of them for coming through!

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Jonny Paycheck:

Amhad Jamal “The World Is A Ghetto” (20th Century)
Al Foster Band “The Night Of The Wolf” (Roulette)
Sunny & The Sunliners “I’m No Stranger” (Key-Loc)
Rahni Harris & FLO “Six Million Steps (West Runs South)
Dillinger “LSD” (Jamaica Sound)
Puzzle People “Salad Dressing” (Puzzle)
Coachhouse Rhythm Section “Nobody’s Got Time” (ICE)
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Tom e Dito “Amanhanga” (Orange)
9th Creation “Much Too Much” (Hilltak)
Velvet Hammer & Walter Smith “I Can’t Believe” (Chila)
Sunset Jubilaires “Togetherness”
Sun Palace “Winning” (Paradise)
Chasman “76 West” (Chasman)
Ernest Honny “Ayi Le Ketso” (Honeybee)
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Teemac “For Heaven’s Sake”
Allspice “Slipped Away” (At-Home)
Side Effect “Keep That Same Old Feeling” (Fantasy)
Risco Connection “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (Dub)” (Black Rose)
Leon Ware “This Is Why I Came To California” (Elektra)
Rudy Norman “Back To The Streets” (New City)
Greg Perry “Come On Down” (Casablanca)

MX Greens:

Deekay Jones “New York New York” (Glass)
Big Foot “Watch Your Step” (Sue Intl.)
Halloween “Come See What It’s All About” (Mercury)
Wood Brass & Steel “Always There” (Turbo)
Alfonzo “Lowdown” (Joe-Wes)
Arlene Bailey “Ain’t That Something” (Cobra)
Old (M) Pressions “Right On” (Brooks Brothers)
Quinn & Shelby Porter “You’ve Got To Keep Yourself Together” (Brother Man)
The Chicago Gangsters “Feel Like Makin’ Love”
Johnny Guitar Watson “Love That Will Not Die” (DJM)
Latimore “Something ‘Bout Cha” (Glades)
Caroline Crawford “I’ll Be Here For You” (Mercury)
Barrabas “Along The Shore” (Atco)
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes “You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good” (CBS)
Bardeux “When We Kiss” (Synthicide)
Backyard Construction “I Want Your Lovin’” (B.Y.C. Productions)

Opening Mic: DOWNLOAD
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Closing Mic: DOWNLOAD

Jussi B & Chairman Mao

Jussi B and Chairman Mao on A Downtown Affair

On a rainy Friday in NYC we took a plunge into the deep end of modern soul with Finland’s Jussi B and returning guest Chairman Mao. Both came with a monster stack of 45s, though there was some disagreement amongst the group as to who won the night. That said, we got a ton of new plays for the show and the term “strobe up” found its way into the ADA lexicon via a cryptic note scrawled on a second hand sleeve. Big thanks to Jussi and Mao for lugging their records out in the weather and also to Nydia and Sami for linking us up!

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Jussi B:

Clarence Coulter “I Can’t Fight The Feeling” (Dyco)
Trace Of Smoke “Let Me Love You”
Strivers Show Band “Love Episode” (Strivers)
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Gem Prewitt feat. Loretta Mathison “My Love Box” (Key)
Milt Williams “Another Day”
Cosmos Universal Band “Third Eye” (api)
Ice “Reality” (ICE)
Al (Alanzo) Wilson “Love You Girl” (Nashville)
Second Re$surection “You Done Let Daylight Catch You” (Stanson)
Freedom “High On You” (Freedom)
Wanda McDaniel & The Ultimate Choice “Gangster Boy” (Appleray)
Unity & The Downbeats “Love Dream” (The Sounds Of Selma)
Astrology “Children of The Stars” (Fleeing Star)
Waymond Hall “Till I Found You” (Jamal)
I-20 Connection “Dreamin’” (Thrille Records)
Popcorn “Song For You” (Shanell)
The Honey-B’s “What Love Can Do” (B’s Wax)
Rideout “Spend Some Time With Me” (Hot Licks)
Rudy Dardy “Searching For Love” (Harvest)
Split Decision Band “Watching Out” (Network)
Ultimate Ovation “If Living This Way” (Ultimate 1999)
Fantastyk “Tell Me All Your Fantasies” (Afrilogic Muzik Group)

Chairman Mao:

Anthony Watson “I Can’t Stop This Feeling” (SRO)
Philip James “Keep On Loving” (Longwood)
Patterson Twins “I Need Your Love” (Malaco)
Raw Soul Express “The Way We Live” (Cat)
Al Hudson “I’m About Loving You” (Atco)
Tony Tourtman “What’s The Use” (Jerri)
Sandra Wright “Midnight Affair” (Truth)
Le. Cop. “Law Order & Peace” (K. Shavonne)
The Intruders “The Peanut Man” (Cargo)
Korla with Klass “Stop Before You Start” (Music Master)
Exportations “I Want You” (Vir-Ro)
Ujima “I’m Not Ready” (Epic)
Bileo “You Can Win” (M.T.U./Watts City)
Cania “Visions” (Tammy Jo)
Marshall, Donovan & Broomfield “Since I Found My Baby” (Augusta)
Four Below Zero “My Baby’s Got ESP” (P&P)
Bessie Banks “Don’t You Worry Baby, The Best Is Yet To Come” (Quality)
The Saints “Feel Like Makin’ Love” (Sound Hut)
The Twenty Dollar Friendship “People Say We’re In Love” (Career World)
2001: Black Essence “Change In My Life” (JWJ)

Jussi B: DOWNLOAD
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Closing Mic: DOWNLOAD

Disco65 & Chino3

Disco65 and Chino3 on A Downtown Affair

Our third round with Disco65 and Chino3 saw each if them deviating slightly from their prior sets. Disco65 started off the night with a bit of heavy percussion from Krautrock mainstays Amon Duul II before settling back into territory that’s a bit more familiar to the program. Chino3 took over the second half and went off piece with Italo, electro and Kraftwerk medley to close. Always a pleasure to have each of them on the show. You can hit them up on Facebook to keep up with their events around town.

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Disco65:

Amon Duul II “Da Guadeloop” (Atco)
Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr. “The Riot” (Bell)
Norman Connors “Kwasi” (Buddah)
Manu Dibango “O Boso” (Fiesta)
Mandrill “The Lord of The Golden Baboon” (Polydor)
Irakere “Anung Anunga” (Columbia)
Crown Heights Affair “Far Out” (De-Lite)
Gil Silverbird “Fool’s Paradise (inst.)” (T.C.)
Ricky Womack & Christian Essence “I Need You (Joey Negro Edit)” (ZR)
Sandy’s Gang “Hungry” (Sunrise)
Claudja Barry “Take It Easy” (Philips)
Rice & Beans Orchestra “Rice & Beans Theme” (Contempo)
Chris Craft “Casablanca Is Alright For Dancing Tonight” (WEA)
Al Foster Band “The Night Of The Wolf” (Roulette)
Jean-Luc Ponty “As” (Atlantic)
Hi Tension “If It Moves You” (Island)

Chino3:

Angela “I Gotta Little Love” (EMI)
N.o.I.a. “The Rule To Survive (Looking For Love)” (Italian)
Skatt Brothers “Walk the Night” (Casablanca)
Nancy Martin “Can’t Believe” (Atlantic)
Q “Voice Of Q” (Philly World)
Gino Soccio “Try It Out” (Atlantic)
Starlight “Dancer” (BMC)
Kraftwerk Medley
Number Of Names “Shari Veri” (Quality)

Opening Mic: DOWNLOAD
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