Kicks on My List

From ‘Ain’t That A Kick In The Head’ to ‘Get On The Good Foot’ , we have mixed 20 ‘Jazz & Soul‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Soccer‘. “Kicks on My List” has John Coltrane, Art Van Damme, Otis Redding, Michael Bublé and many more.

IMAGE : holdin’ ’em off Photo by popofatticus

d o u g l a s p a y n e : Masekela began recording extensively with Miriam Makeba and can be heard adding his trumpet, singing and arranging talents to some of the singer’s very best records. By 1963, the trumpeter had recorded his first solo album, TRUMPET AFRICAINE, and the following year, Makeba and Masekela were wed.

Music on the Web : In many ways Belgian tenor player Bobby Jasper was to Paris what Ronnie Scott was to London. Always one of the best players around and always heard in the best company that the country could produce.

S p a c e A g e P o p M u s i c : Van Damme never had a problem finding a gig, and performed at clubs and hotels throughout Europe and the U.S. Over the course of over fifty years of performing, he traveled to Europe nearly 40 times and played everywhere from the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, to the Blue Note in New York, to Disney World in Florida.

Find A Grave : James “Kokomo” Arnold, often described as being one of the greatest bluesmen to come about in the period following the Great Depression, was born in the town of Lovejoy, Georgia.

Metronome All-Stars @ Wikipedia : The Metronome All-Stars were a collection of jazz musicians assembled for studio recordings by Metronome Magazine, based on its readers’ polls. The studio sessions were held in the years 1939-42, 1945-50, 1953, and 1956, and typically consisted of two tracks which allowed each participant a chance to solo for one chorus. Earlier recordings feature more swing style, while the later sessions tend more toward bebop.

A Tribe Called Quest : Often wearing their hearts on their sleeves, ATCQ scored a number of successful singles and albums with their creative approach to rap music. In 1990, the group released People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm scoring several memorable songs including ‘Bonita Applebum,’ ‘Can I Kick It,’ and ‘I left my Wallet in El Segundo,’ but it would be their sophomore effort, considered one of the greatest follow-ups in Hip Hop history, The Low End Theory, that would solidify them as legends in the present and for the ages.

Funky16Corners : ‘Iron Leg’ by Mickey and the Soul Generation. The tune (which you’ll hear if you click on today’s MP3 link) opens with a jarring slash of guitar feedback, followed shortly by fuzz bass and drums. When the feedback ends the band drops into a funky groove, led by Hammond organ.

Sammy Davis, Jr. : In the 1960’s the Rat Pack created their own language. It was a mixture of slang and cool terms that helped make them undisputably the ‘kings of cool’ in this the heyday of Vegas. big-leaguer a resourceful man who can handle any situation … bombsville any kind of failure in life; see ville

PLAYLIST : John Pizzarelli – Ain’t That A Kick In The Head (2.18) . Professor Longhair – Ball the Wall (3.18) . John Coltrane – Up ‘gainst The Wall (3.13) . Mickey & The Soul Generation – Iron Leg (2.14) . James P. Johnson’s Blue Note Jazzmen – Victory Stride (3.59) . A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It (4.27) . Doris Duke – Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You (2.21) . Bobby Jasper – Nory`s Kick (2.30) . Otis Redding – Match Game (2.53) . The Metronome All Stars Feat. Charlie Parker – Victory Ball (4.13) . Jackie Davis – Love Is Just Around The Corner (2.48) . Michel Petrucciani – Shooting Stars (5.30) . Kokomo Arnold – The Twelves (3.12) . Art Van Damme – I’m Shooting High (2.46) . Four Lads – Standing on the Corner (2.50) . Stan Getz – Split Kick (2.55) . Michael Bublé – Stuck in the middle with you (3.38) . James Brown – Get On The Good Foot (3.30) . Hugh Masekela – Grazing In The Grass (2.37) . Sonny Criss – I Get a Kick Out of You (2.48) .


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