The Basement: Guru’s Jazzmatazz Special – BBC 1Xtra

Science dropped by Martini & Jopparelli. Apr-20-2010

Let’s re-up this very old post.

Hey Guru, I will always remember you, Jeru and Afu, back in the 94/95, trading Swatches with t-shirts. Read the whole story here! R.I.P.

Legendary hip hop MC Guru and his new producer Solar spin tunes from 10 of the best artists they have worked with on the ‘Jazzmatazz’ album series.




The Blackbyrds | Rock Creek Park | (Fantasy)
The Blackbyrds | Do It, Fluid | (Fantasy)
Donald Byrd | Flight Time | (Blue Note)
Common | I Used to Love H.e.r. | (Relativity)
Common ft Lauryn Hill | Retrospect for Life | (Relativity)
Common | The Light | (MCA)
Common ft Erykah Badu | The Light (Remix) | (Motown)
Roy Ayers | Everybody Loves the Sunshine | (Polydor)
Roy Ayers | Running Away | (Polydor)
Roy Ayers | Searching | (Polydor)
Jamiroquai | Emergency on Planet Earth | (Sony)
Jamiroquai | Space Cowboy | (Sony)
Jamiroquai | Virtual Insanity | (Sony)
Bob James | Take Me to the Mardi Gras | (CTI)
Bob James | Nautilus | (Castle)
Bob James | Angela (Theme from Taxi) | (CBS)
Soul II Soul | Back to Life | (Ten)
Soul II Soul | Keep on Movin’ | (Ten)
Caron Wheeler | UK Blak | (EMI)
Rufus ft Chaka Khan | Tell Me Something Good | (MCA)
Rufus ft Chaka Khan | Sweet Thing | (MCA)
Rufus ft Chaka Khan | Do You Love What You Feel | (MCA)
Angie Stone | No More Rain | (Arista)
Angie Stone | I Wish I Didn’t Miss You | (J)
Angie Stone | Brotha | (J)
Omar | There’s Nothing Like This | (Talkin’ Loud)
Omar | Say Nothin’ | (RCA)
Omar | Tell Me | (Epic)
Herbie Hancock | Rock-It | (CBS)
Herbie Hancock | Watermelon Man | (CBS)
Herbie Hancock | I Thought it was You | (CBS)




13 Responses to “The Basement: Guru’s Jazzmatazz Special – BBC 1Xtra”

  1. Mike says:

    please no sendspace links. sendspace sucks, it’s too slow and it dies quick. thanks anyways.

  2. Marty says:

    Hi Mike, thanks to stop by with regularity!

    You are right, sendspace sucks.

    Do you know some other file hosting site that allowed uploads up to 300 mega?

    The best is mediafire in my opinion but it just allowed up to 100 mega. And often is not enough.

    If anybody have any suggestion, please let us know.

  3. escapista says:

    this one doesn’t work anymore…

  4. as far as I know Megaupload allow up to 1gb

  5. blacksteel33 says:

    Great tribute an a Hip Hop Legend!


  6. Moze says:

    I ask myself why at this time are you posting something that put together the name Guru with the name of “sohimselfcalled” super producer solar.
    too many strange issues are around the last Guru’s letter.
    I mean what he wrote about his “ex-dj” and the role of solar near Guru during the last days of his life.
    I follow your blog,and i like too much,but i think something more it would be said about the death of Guru.
    thank you.

    • Thank you for your comment Moze.

      Actually we are not interested in all this post-death beef that is spreading out now.

      Guru worked with Solar for the past six years and the decision to leave Premier was entirely up to him. I respect his choices as a man and artist.

      Of course Guru will be remembered for his legendary work with Premo, see I have no problem admitting that. But that’s another story. This selection was nice to us, that’s all. We would have posted it even if Adolf Hitler was involved as we care only about music here.


  7. Dont know how I found this site but glad I did find it. Think I was looking for something else on google. Dont think I agree 100% with what you say, hopefully you will be adding to this site. Great website

  8. Natty says:

    Thanks for this …It’s not only machine’s listenin’ !!! i often wonder what happens to these BBC shows once their 7 days of freedom riding the airwaves has expired ? Do they go to digital heaven only to be extracted when a great artist dies? …. Guru RIP.

  9. Thanx for your comment Natty, I was afraid this blog was read only by machines, LOL.

    Digital heaven? Could be. For sure the best shows get re-upped by blogs like ours over and over, thus they live a long life.

    thx for stopping by


  10. breeny says:

    Was looking for this for ages – thank you!!