Was discussing the blog with an mate of mine over a few beers at weekend, and we starting pondering over what mixes should be given the dubious honour of being featured as part of the ‘Mixtape Madness’ series. A fair few names came up and will show up on the blog over the next few weeks and months, but the first one that both of thought of was this beaut, and I got an understandable barracking for not having put it up yet. This is a terrible ommision and will be sorted forthwith.
RJD2’s Your Face or Your Kneecaps is an example of crate digging par excellence – a slew of 60s, 70s and 80s beat heavy funk records combined with a bunch of acapellas and snippets of Wild Style – there are even a few rough version so tunes which appear on his debut album, Deadringer.
Most of the 39 tracks on the mixtape are only listed as ‘Poorboy Lover Megamix’ and people still haven’t managed to work out what quite a few of them are. The most up to date list is below, but if you can contribute any more, the guys over at Vinyl Vulture would love to hear from you.
1. Jim Ingram – Black Woman
2. The Nite Liters – Tango Boo Gonk
3. Gilbert O’sullivan – Alone Again Naturally / Wild Style Dialogue – Zorro & Fab 5 Freddy
4. Donny Hathaway – Magnificent Sanctuary Band
5. Timmy Thomas – Sexy Woman
7. Oliver Sain – St Louis Breakdown
8. Hot Ice company- I Got the love you need
10. Syl Johnson – Concrete Reservation
11. Albert King – I’ll play the blues for you
12. Jethro Tull – Cross Eyed Mary / Volume 10 – Pistol Grip Pump
13. Different Strokes – Sing a Simple Song / Ike and Tina Turner – Bold Soul Sister / Sly and the Family Stone – Sing a simple song / Charles Earland – Sing a simple song
14. Southside Movement – I’ve Been Watching You
15. Lighthouse – The Love of a Woman
16. RJD2 – ?? / Double Trouble – Stoop Rap (from Wild Style OST)
17. Watts 103rd St Rythm Band – Giggin Down 103rd
18. King Curtis – Sweet Inspiration /?
20. Eddy Senay – Aint no Sunshine
21. Charles Whitehead – Between The Lines
22. African Music Machine- Mr.Brown
26. Allen Toussaint – Worldwide
27. Steve Colt – Dynamite
28. Rare Earth – (I Know) I’m Losing You
29. Toddlin Town Sounds – It’s your thing
30. Ray Bryant – Above The Rock
31. Eric & The Vikings – Get off the Streets Y’all
32. Jimi Castor Bunch – Bad
35. Sisters and Brothers – Jed Clampett
36. RJD2 – Let The Good Times Roll Part II / ??
37. RJD2 – Let The Good Times Roll Part I/Eric B & Rakim – Follow The Leader (accapella)