For those just tuning in, our San Antonio brother JJ Lopez has been a regular on the Fully Fitted blog for some time now. I recently got the request from Mr Devlin to see if Ol' JJ would be interested in doing a Live @ Home mix, and here it is. Seems like we just keep getting deeper and deeper.
Here are some words from JJ...
"I could have done this mix an infinite number of ways. There is just too much great music from this period to capture in one mix. None the less, presented here are a few classics of the mid to late 1970s R&B and Jazz scene. The Mizell Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Donald Byrd, and the current sounds of El Michels Affair are really the inspiration here. I've made a few popular stops. I have also included the local San Anto sounds of Jimmy Edwards and managed to squeeze in Pi-R-Square, "Fantasy" on Wee for the deep heads. I wanted to do a mix for everyone to enjoy all summer long. It's very much on the deep vibe and just perfect for a hot Texas day, enjoy."
JJ Lopez Live @ Home part 19
Donald Byrd "Stepping Into Tomorrow" Blue Note
Gwen McCrae "90% of Me" Cat
Jimmy Edwards "When You're Down (Funky Mambo) GCP
Heliocentrics "Distant Star" Now Again
Bob James "Nautilus" CTI
Donald Byrd "Wind Parade" Blue Note
El Michels Affair "Cream" Truth & Soul
Curtis Mayfield "Do Do Wop" Curtom
Experience Unlimited "EVGroove" Experience Unlimited
Leroy Hutson "Lucky Fellow" Curtom
Bobbi Humphrey "Chicago Damn" Blue Note
Dexter Wansel "Theme from the Planets" Philadelphia International
Pi-R-Square "Fantasy" Wee
Lonnie Liston Smith "Devika (Goddess) Flying Dutchman
The Expressions "These Moments" Truth & Soul
For those that are not in the San Antonio area, you can tune into JJ's radio show every Saturday from 1-3 central standard time on WWW.KRTU.ORG.