25 Songs To Go Back To Your Roots

Science dropped by Martini & Jopparelli. Jan-16-2011

Here’s a new selection for our worldwide-appreciated 25 songs series. This time we’re focused on a particular album by the great songwriter that goes by the name of Lamont Dozier. That’s why we named it “Goin Back To My Roots Selection” after one of his most fortunate tunes.

The playlist as usual floats around the sounds we dig here (I am not going to repeat a genres list once again…you already know the deal), and the Lamont Dozier part comes from his great album “Peddlin’ Music On The Side” .

Let’s see what we got. At the end you’ll get also a 25 mins cut-n-paste minimix i did with all the tracks above and other stuff, it’s nice don’t miss it…

Classic soul comes courtesy of Syl, his voice is always surprising and the instrumental is a killer one, so RZA-esque.

Syl Johnson – “Thats Just My Luck”

Speakin of magic voices check the track by Minnie, I love the guitar intro and the deep emotional tension she manages to build.

Minnie Ripperton – “Every times he comes around”

Movin on with the selection, we got a couple of raw funk tunes brought to light by Keb Darge‘s legendary deep funk series:

Krunchberry Beast – “The Rappers”

Norwich Street Extension – “Can’t Fight The Feeling

Minnie Riperton – Every Time He Comes Around

And then here come a few tunes from the big names in that kind of jazz-fusion electric experimentations exploded from the last 70s. I love that kind of stuff and I’m always buyin that type of records, so expect more to come in the future:

Herbie Hancock – Wiggle Waggle

Herbie Hancock – Hang Up Your Hang Ups

Deodato – Funk Yourself

Deodato – Crickets

I threw in a couple of Reggae tunes to change the pace a little bit, one rare Coxsone record reissued by Soul Jazz Records recently and a classic Horace Andy tune. “You see a man’s face but you don’t know his heart”, agree?

Liberation Group – Namibia

Horace Andy – You See A Man’s Face

Now I’m not going to reveal all the tracklist, there are some surprises inside, but how could I not point out a fantastic proto-disco track sampled by Method Man? Remember that tune? It was great indeed, here it is:

Montana – Warp Factor II

Method Man – Retro Godfather

Well, that’s pretty much all, now download the selection and listen my cut-n-paste mix!

Listen! 25 Songs To Go Back To Your Roots (mp3 separate tracks)

Download the cut-up mix here

Jopparelli – Cut N Paste Mix 2011 by Martini & Jopparelli on Mixcloud