Dec 31, 2016

Writer's Block

When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open” – Bob Marley

I have seen things reach their finale in more ways than one. I walk around Montreal and some parts of New York to see stores that I grew up visiting or shopping at closed or about to close. Television shows have had series finales and even some characters have been killed off after twenty years. 

I spoke with a local producer/DJ one summer and asked why the monthly party he was associated with ended at a popular venue. His response was that it was best to end it on a high note rather than have it turn to a word that could in no way be associated with high note.

The idea to create this blog came to me in 2008 after being inspired by the blog of a former local columnist/DJ. The logic was that if The Suite Delight blog developed a following than the readers would be inclined to tune in for my radio show.  However, that presented me with the tasks of promoting not only a radio show but a blog as well. 

I transferred a good amount of creative energy into this blog and the radio show over the last few years. The results were my learning that The Suite Delight show was among my former radio station’s most visited web pages and topped the list on some weeks. After months of disillusionment, that news was confirmation that my efforts were bearing fruit.

It hasn't been easy to blog lately. It had been months since the last posts. I was sitting on a bank of posts for a while and just recently posted them. I've wanted to write more but I haven't been able to. I used to bring paper and pencil almost everywhere I went to write rough drafts.  I have tried to write but it was either too late, I was too comfy, too tired, too preoccupied or had no inspiration. At the moment of understanding I wasn't going to write, I realized I can't write as much as I would like and that this day was approaching.  

This is probably also the time to let the cat out of the bag. I've been working on what I consider my musical masterpiece for the last 3 years.  It is a DJ set list of the best songs I'd want to unleash on a crowd. It consists of personal favourites as well as the best songs I've discovered or heard for the last few years.  These are songs that I've never played on my own Suite Delight radio show or any fill-in guest DJ sets for any other radio show. I haven't even played these songs out in public because they are inspired and designed for a specific Montreal dance floor.  This set list I've been curating won't spin itself. My goal now is to reach a platform that will allow me to deliver this masterpiece. I have been blessed with the opportunities to perform live DJ sets.  That has been where my focus has shifted for at least the second half of 2015. With the new year upon us, I have resolved to direct my energies towards becoming the best DJ I can be. 

I have been proud to have had the visitors, readers and subscribers I achieved over the last eight years.  I thank you for inspiring me to continue to write on the blog for the time you did.  

I guess you're reading the last written Suite Delight blog article. Everything after this post would be for the purpose of promoting my radio show on CKUT 90.3FM, playlists, live DJ sets or any mixes I might create. 

If you haven't already, please make yourself familiar with the links below to bring you up to speed.

The Suite Delight new time slot is Tuesday morning 1-2am EST on & 90.3 FM radio in Montreal.

Click here to listen and download the most recent archived episodes!

Feel free to request songs and artists below in the comments section below as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

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Apr 29, 2016

Prince (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

Prince's last show at Metropolis was my concert of that year and possibly the best concert of my life.

It was also the most expensive concert of my life as well. However, after that Prince experience, money didn’t matter at all that night. That show was worth every penny.

I was ill-prepared when Prince made his last trip to Montreal nearly a decade or so ago. 

It seemed he would breeze in and out of this city without my having seen or heard him. I remembered the show predictably selling out quickly, my inability to have obtained tickets for the show and being intimidated by the Prince ticket price tag. This year, all the stars were in alignment for me to see the superstar live in my city.

The Prince show at Metropolis lasted 4 hours that night. He made multiple returns to the stage due to the crowd’s multiple cries for encore performances.

Another element to the night was Prince being joined by legend Maceo Parker for a number of songs. Although Prince is not outright a jazz artist, I believe Maceo Parker’s saxophone was more than sufficient to compensate for whatever Prince lacked as far as performing in during this year’s Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.

When Maceo Parker performed Pass The Peas, my mind went directly to James Brown. James Brown produced Parker’s Pass The Peas. Brown was instrumental (no better word) in the foundation of hip hop. He influenced Prince as well as Michael Jackson, who too is no longer with us. Seeing and hearing Maceo perform the classic track made my eyes watery. Prince was onstage with his mentor’s main man and I was watching two of my own mentors in front of me.

Speaking of Jackson, Prince squeezed in a mini-Michael tribute. Although Prince did not sing the Michael songs personally, it was well-received by the groove-hungry crowd.

Prince was scheduled to return to Montreal’s Bell Centre not too long after the Metropolis show. I made a conscious and slightly painless decision to not see him again. 4 hours of my life and year were spent with Prince. Heaven knows one minute of Prince, even up in the bleachers, is worth the time and money but I’ve had my fill for a while. I had the luxury of watching him in the rather intimate setting of Metropolis where I consciously suppressed the urge to walk up to the front of the stage. The gladiatorial arena which is Bell Centre won’t allow me that luxury.

Purple Rain celebrated its 30th anniversary recently.  If you're lucky to find the 20th anniversary DVD, you get a bonus disc of classic material from videos to MTV coverage of the film's grand opening.  

To anyone that knows and loves Prince’s music and has not yet seen the movie Purple Rain, must I tell you to gett off your money maker to see it?

History repeated itself when I learned at the last minute he was performing in Montreal days before his death.

Apr 23, 2016

DJ Solespin @ Mod Club Montreal (Bar de Courcelle)

History has a funny way of repeating itself.

Three years ago during the first day of the Puces Pop Record Fair, I was content just to be digging for treasure records.  That was until I heard treasured records being played by two DJs.

Soulful sounds of the 1960s (that I didn't know, had not heard or seen for that matter) burst through the speakers and the expected invitation for the pair to join me on The Suite Delight radio show followed.

Fast-forward to September 2015 and DJ Parka Pat heard my DJ set on the first day of the Puces Pop Record Fair.  An invitation for me to join him for his Mod Club Montreal night at Bar de Courcelle followed. 

Check us out on April 23 at Bar de Courcelle (4685 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec) where I return for another frenzy of vintage 1960s soul, funk & rock on the decks spun on vinyl & 45's. 

The Suite Delight - November 2012 Playlist:

The Incredible Bongo Band - Let There Be Drums
The Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock
Preston Epps Trio - Say Yeah!!
Billy Hambric - New York City Baby
Les Coquettes - Jimmy Mack
Pierre Perpall - Stop Il Faut Arreter
Eddie Spencer - If This Is Love (Then I'd Rather Be Lonely)
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
Gloria Jones - Heartbeat
Dottie Cambridge - He's About A Mover
Les Nobels - Les Oignons Vertes
Marie Claire - Nitty Gritty
Motherlode - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
The Original Caste - Mr. Monday
Phil Flowers - I Saw Her Standing There
Otis Redding - Satisfaction
Pierre Perpall - Satisfaction
Les Hou-Lops - Pas Besoin D'Un Docteur
The Temptations - All I Need
Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover
Black Joe Lewis & The Soul Distributors - Boogaloo On Clark Street
Curtis Lee & The KCP's - Everybody's Going Wild
Tony Roman Cinq - Mickey's Monkey
Nina Simone - Suzanne
Eddie Kirk - The Grunt
Gino Parks - Fire
The Quid - Crazy Things
Jenny Rock - Walkin' The Dog
Bill Cosby - Ursalena
Koko Taylor - Yes It's Good For You
Les Preachers - Respect
Wilson Pickett - Sugar Sugar
Len Barry - Funky Night
Raphael - J'ai Vu
Ginette Reno - In The Year 2525

Apr 15, 2016

DJ Solespin @ Junior Filipino Restaurant Griffintown, Montreal

I'm very excited to share the news of my new DJ residency that I 
have the pleasure of curating right here in Montreal!

The festivities take place at the new restaurant Junior Filipino every Friday of the month from 7pm-11pm E.S.T.

You can catch yours truly in the mix with a hand picked bag of the most soulful vinyl!

Junior Restaurant is located at 1964 Notre-Dame Ouest/Notre-Dame West, Montréal, QC H3J 1M8.

Apr 8, 2016

DJ Solespin Fills In For CKUT's The Goods (April 17, 2016)

I got the call to fill in for CKUT 90.3FM's The Goods on April 17 from 2pm-4pm E.S.T.

The playlists I created for The Goods are available below.  

Click on the title to download the podcast where available.

DJ Solespin - The Goods (July 12, 2015) Playlist:

1. United 8 - Getting Uptown (To Get Down) (Quantic Remix)
2. Shawn Lee`s Incredible Tabla Band - Apache
3. Johnny Gill - Rub You The Right Way
4. London Grammar - Hey Now (Bonobo Remix)
5. Platinum Pied Pipers - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
6. Jay Dee - Rico Suave Bossa Nova
7. Emile Normand Sextet - Mas Que Nada
8. Tippie & The Clovers - Bossa Nova Baby
9. Dream Warriors - My Definition
10. Dream Warriors - Wash Your Face in My Sink
11. Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy
12. Black Moon - Who Got The Props
13. Mos Def - Undeniable
14. Moka Only - More Soup
15. The Protege - Nothing
16. Q-Tip - Move
17. Dela - Big Time
18. Reggie B & Miles Bonny - My Sunshine
19. The Chambers Brothers - Funky
20. Ruby Andrews - You Made a Believer Out Of Me
21. Betty Lavette - Soul Tambourine
22. Donny Hathaway - Magnificent Sanctuary Band
23. Wilson Pickett - Get Me Back IN Time
24. Toni Tornado - Sou Negro
25. Darondo - Legs
26. Larry Williams & Johnny Guitar Watson - Nobody
27. Faze-O - Riding High
28. The Souljazz Orchestra - Celestial Blues

DJ Solespin - The Goods (May 31, 2015) Playlist:

1. Africa - Paint It Black (Harmless Records)
2. Cymande - Zion I (Janus Records)
3. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Chant (Island Records)
4. The Folkes Brothers - Oh Carolina (Blue Beat)
5. Bongo Herman - Chairman of the Board (Soul Jazz Records)
6. Zap Pow - River (Pressure Sounds)
7. Zap Pow - River Stone (Pressure Sounds)
8. King Tubby - Tribal War (Select Cuts)
9. Jackie Edwards - All Shook Up (Trojan Records)
10. Peter Tosh - Ketchy Shuby (Columbia)
11. Tenor Saw - Golden Hen (Uptempo Records)
12. Admiral Tibet - Leave People Business (Maximum Pressure)
13. Pinchers - Agony 
(Jammy's Records)
14. Admiral Tibet - Serious Time (Jammy's Records)
15. Tenor Saw - African Children (Black Roots)
16. Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse 
(Island Records)
17. Gregory Isaacs - 
Sad To Know (You're Leaving) (Island Records)
18. Cornel Campbell - Boxing (Joe Gibbs Music)
19. Mr. Vegas - Do You Know 
(Delicious Vinyl)
20. Les Colocs - 
Tassez-Vous De D’là (Le Musicomptoir)
21. Ariane Moffatt - Montréal (EMI Music France)
22. Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Lights (Reggae Remix) 
(Universal Music Canada)
23. k-os - The Bed's Too Big Without You (Universal Music Canada)
24. Redhead Kingpin & The F.B.I. - Kilimanjaro Style (Virgin Records America)
25. Heavy D & The Boyz - Mood For Love (Uptown Records)
26. Master Ace - Me & The Biz (Extended Remix) (Cold Chillin')
27. Brand Nubian - Who Can Get Busy Like This Man 

DJ Solespin - The Goods (March 2015) Playlist:

1. 3rd Bass - Derelicts of Dialect (Def Jam Recordings)
2. Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - I Gotta Have It (PWL America Records)
3. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician (Wild Pitch Records)
4. Superlover Cee & Casanova Rud - Do The James (Elektra)
5. Antoinette - I Got An Attitude (Next Plateau Records)
6. Brand Nubian - Slow Down (Elektra)
7. Reflection Eternal - Fortified Live (BBE)
8. Chubb Rock with Howie Tee - Mr. Nobody is Somebody Now (Select Records)
9. EPMD - Chill (Def Jam Recordings)
10. The Fugees - Ready Or Not (Ruffhouse Records)
11. Chill Rob G - Let Me Show You (Remix) (Wild Pitch Records)
12. Poor Righteous Teachers - Time To Say Peace (Profile Records)
13. Def Jef - On The Real Tip (Delicious Vinyl)
14. Steady B - On The Real Tip (Jive)
15. Dream Warriors & Gang Starr - I've Lost My Ignorance (Remix) (Island Records)
16. Artifacts - Wrong Side of The Tracks (Big Beat)
17. Black Moon - How Many MC's (Wreck Records)

18. The Pharcyde - Passing Me By (Brixton Flavor) (The Funky Chemist Records)
19. The Beatnuts - Props Over Here (Relativity)
20. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - One In A Million (Epic Soundtrax)
21. A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got) (Jive)
22. Souls of Mischief - Never No More (Jive)
23. Black Sheep - Flavor of The Month (BBE)
24. House of Pain - Word Is Bond (Remix) (Tommy Boy)
25. Gang Starr - Gotta Get Over (Large Professor Remix) (Chrysalis)
26. Common - Resurrection (Large Professor Remix) (Relativity)

DJ Solespin - The Goods (February 2015) Playlist:

1. The Magic Disco Machine -Scratchin’ (Strut)
2. Juice – Catch a Groove (Strut)
3. Esther Williams – Last Night Changed It All (I Really Had A Ball) (Strut)
4. B.T. Express – This House Is Smokin’ (Scepter)
5. The Mighty Imperials featuring Joseph Henry – Joseph’s Popcorn (Daptone)
6. Rick James – Give It To Me Baby (Gordy)
7. Cameo – I Just Want To Be (Chocolate City)
8. Eddy Grant – Walking on Sunshine (Columbia)
9. One Way – Give Me One More Chance (MCA)
10. Mizellstory – N Our Time (Blue Note)
11. Gino Vannelli – People Gotta Move (A&M)
12. Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Sunshower (RCA)
13. Zapp- Doo Wa Ditty (Warner Brothers)
14. Serge Gainsbourg – Javanaise Remake (Mercury)
15. Tenor Saw – Roll Call (Blue Mountain)
16. Shinehead – Know How Fi Chat (Elektra)
17. The Brothers Johnson- The Devil (A&M)
18. Davina- Come Over to My Place (Loud)
19. D’Angelo- Brown Sugar (DMC)
20. Miguel- Adorn (RCA)
21. Prince- Sign “O” The Times (Paisley Park)
22. Creative Source- You Can’t Hide Love (Sussex)
23. Claudia Barry – Love For The Sake of Love (London)
24. Leon Haywood- I Want To Do Something Freaky To You (Harmless)
25. Idris Muhammed- Crab Apple (Kudu)

DJ Solespin - The Goods (December 2014) Playlist:

1. Disclosure - Latch (G. Duppy Reggae Remix) feat. Sam Smith
2. Pharrell - Happy (Cousin Cole Reggae Remix)
3. Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm
4. Garnett Silk - It's Growing
5. Beres Hammond - Move Along
6. Jacob Miller & Inner Circle -None Shall Escape The Judgement
7. The Clash - Guns of Brixton
8. Main Source - Just Hangin' Out (Your Hood Remix)
9. Brand Nubian - Word is Bond
10. Fatlip - Today's Your Day 
11. Michie Mee & L.A. Luv - On This Mic
12. MC Lyte - Cha Cha Cha
13. Brother Ali - Take Me Home
14. Wyclef Jean - Wish You Were Here
15. Mayer Hawthorne - Shiny & New
16. Stevie Wonder - Rocket Love
17. Elton John - Little Jeannie
18. The Bar-Kays - Anticipation
19. Earth, Wind & Fire - Love's Holiday
20. Earth, Wind & Fire - Reasons
21. Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians - What I Am
22. Nikka Costa - Like A Feather
23. Jully Black - 5X Love
24. Groove Theory - Tell Me
25. Mary J. Blige - Love No Limit (Remix)
26. The Blackbyrds - Mysterious Vibes
27. Isaac Hayes - Do Your Thing

DJ Solespin - The Goods (December 2014) Playlist:

1. The Turtles - I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're The Royal Macadamia Nuts)
2. Mike Curb Congregation - Burning Bridges
3. Marlena Shaw - California Soul
4. Erma Franklin - Son of a Preacher Man
5. Cannonball Adderley - African Waltz
6. Mongo Santamaria - Green Onions
7. Lee Dorsey - A Lover Was Born
8. The Isley Brothers - I Turned You On
9. The Delfonics - Ready Or Not
10. The Delfonics - Trying To Make A Fool Of Me
11. Don Covay & The Goodtimers - Come See About Me
12. Solomon Burke - Cry To Me
13. Jean Walls - Have A Little Mercy
14. Al Brown - Here I Am Baby
15. Leroy Sibbles - Express Yourself
16. Norma Fraser - Respect
17. Eugene Paul - Frankie & Johnny
18. Jimmy London - Suspicion
19. Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk
20. Howling Wolf - Back Door Man
21. Ray Charles - Night Time
22. Champion Jack Dupree - Frankie & Johnny
23. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me
24. The Detroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take You
25. Bobby & Jimmy Purify - I'm Your Puppet
26. Aretha Franklin - The Weight
27. Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind
28. Wilson Pickett - I Found A Love, 1
29. Wilson Pickett - I Found A Love, 2
30. Wilson Pickett - Jealous Love
31. Percy Sledge - It Tears Me Up
32. Galt McDermot - Coffee Cold
33. Stevie Wonder - Hey Love
34. The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You

DJ Solespin - The Goods (November 2014) Playlist:

1. Thes One & Raashan Ahmad - Doin' It
2. Marco Polo  - Nostalgia featuring Masta Ace
3. Madvillain - America's Most Blunted 
4. Litte Shawn - Hickeys on your Chest
5. Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo - Butcher Shop
6. Cash Money & Marvelous - Ugly People Be Quiet (Remix)  
7. Just-Ice - Cold Gettin' Dumb 
8. Stezo - Crazy Noise 
9. Chubb Rock with Howie Tee - Talkin' Loud, Ain't Sayin' Jack 
10. The Roots - Right On 
11. Original Concept - Knowledge Me 
12. Sir-Mix-A-Lot - Posse On Broadway 
13. The Clash - Bankrobber 
14. Mikey Dread - Break Down The Walls 
15. Da'Ville - Mirrors 
16. Rahsaan Patterson - Do You Feel The Way I Do 
17. Donnie - Classifieds 
18. The Isley Brothers - Work to Do 
19. Sly & The Family Stone - Let Me Have It All 
20. Average White Band - I'm The One 
21. Rick James - Mary Jane
22. DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah - Make It Last 
23. Donny Hathaway - What's Going On (Live)

DJ Solespin - The Goods (July 2014) Playlist:

1. Damian Marley – Welcome to Jamrock
2. Koushik – Be With
3. Washed Out – Feel It All Around
4. The System – Don’t Disturb This Groove
5. Loose Ends – Hanging On A String
6. Erykah Badu – Bag Lady
7. Feist – Mushaboom (K-os Mix)
8. D’Angelo – Feel Like Makin’ Love
9. Mark De Clive Lowe – Restless
10. Marley Marl – Hummin’ feat. Roy Ayers
11. Charles Bradley – Heart of Gold
12. DJ Spinna – Surely
13. The Pharcyde – Drop
14. Masta Ace Incorporated – The I.N.C. Ride
15. Busta Rhymes – Turn It Up
16. De La Soul – Plug Tunin’
17. Nice & Smooth – No Delayin’
18. MC Tee & Lord Tasheem – Gangster Nine
19. Gang Starr – Code of the Streets
20. Pete Rock – Back on the Block featuring C.L. Smooth
21. Souls of Mischief – Make Your Mind Up (Rock On Mix)
22. Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz
23. Digable Planets – 9th Wonder (Blackitolism)
24. Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – Everybody Loves A Star
25. MF Doom – Dead Bent

DJ Solespin - The Goods (April 2014) Playlist:

1. Aries: Planetary Motivations 
2. Black Heat - Love The Life You Live
3. The Ohio Players - Walt's First Trip
4. African Music Machine - Black Water Gold
5. Dyke & The Blazers - Let A Woman Be A Woman
6. All The People - Cramp Your Style
7. Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Fire Weaver
8. The Blackbyrds - Blackbyrds Theme
9. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Try Me
10. Paul Simon - Mother & Child Reunion
11. Greyhound - Black & White
12. Jackie Mittoo - Toronto Express
13. Ken Boothe - Look What You've Done To Me
14. Delroy Wilson - Ain't That Peculiar
15. Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby
16. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Israelites
17. Tomorrow's Children - Sister Big Stuff
18. The Bar-Kays - In The Hole
19. Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude
20. The 5 Stairsteps - Dear Prudence
21. The Band - Up On Cripple Creek
22. Al Green - I'm Glad You're Mine
23. Gene Chandler - Groovy Situation 
24. Q65 - Get Out of My Life Woman
25. Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm - Gettin' Nasty
26. Clarence Reid - Masterpiece (Kenny Dope Edit)
27. Bo Diddley - Hit Or Miss
28. The Headhunters - God Made Me Funky
29. Richie Havens - Handouts In The Rain
30. Bill Withers - Kissing My Love
31. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Second That Emotion 

In honor of International Women's Day, I dedicated the playlist to my muse.
DJ Solespin - The Goods (March 2014) Playlist:

1. Teena Marie - Square Biz
2. Stephanie Mills - Pilot Error
3. Howard Johnson - So Fine
4. Babyface - It's No Crime
5. Entouch - II Hype
6. Christopher Williams - Every Little Thing U Do (Dawghouse Mix)
7. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You
8. Michael Wycoff - Looking Up To You
9. Womack & Womack - Baby I'm Scared Of You
10. Tara Kemp - Hold You Tight
11. After 7 - Can't Stop
12. Mtume - Juicy Fruit
13. Debarge - Stay With Me
14. Al B. Sure! - Night & Day
15. Tamia - So Into You
16. Troop - Spread My Wings
17. Groove Theory - Tell Me (6 Karat Hip Hop Mix)
18. Monica - Before You Walk Out of My Life (Pete Rock Remix)
19. Davina - So Good (Remix) feat. Raekwon The Chef
20. N'Dea Davenport - Bring It On (Premier & The Guru Mix)
21. Trey Lorenz - Photograph of Mary (Kenlou B-Boy Mix)
22. Club Nouveau - Lean On Me
23. J.C. Lodge - Someone Loves You Honey

DJ Solespin - The Goods (December 2013) Playlist:

1. Dave Cortez & The Moon People – Happy Soul (w/a Hook)
2. Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm – Funky Mule
3. Bo Diddley ‎– The Shape I'm In
4. Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
5. Harmonica Paul ‎– Motherless Child
6. Ramsey Lewis ‎– Mighty Quinn
7. Lonnie Mack - Memphis
8. The George Benson Quartet ‎– Benson's Rider
9. Clarence Carter - Snatching It Back
10. James Brown ‎– Nose Job
11. Five Stairsteps & Cubie ‎– We Must Be In Love
12. David McCallum - The Edge
13. Dyke & The Blazers ‎– You Are My Sunshine
14. Otis Redding - You Left The Water Running
15. Johnnie Taylor - Love Bones
16. The Staples Singers - If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
17. Wilson Pickett - Take That Pollution Out Your Throat
18. Robert Palmer - Pressure Drop
19. Ken Boothe - My Love
20. Gwen McCrae - 90% Of Me Is You
21. The Illusion - Together
22. Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
23. Patrice Rushen - Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up
24. Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
25. Buddy Miles - Down By The River
26. Donovan - Season Of The Witch
27. Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Celestial Blues

DJ Solespin - The Goods (June 2013) Playlist:

1. Bill Cosby - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. Traffic - Heaven Is In Your Mind
3. Allen Toussaint - Sweet Touch Of Love
4. The Meters - Hey Pocky A-Way
5. Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe - Todo Tiene Su Final
6. Wilson Pickett – Bumble Bee (Sting Me)
7. Hank Ballard & The Midnight Lighters - From The Love Side
8. Erma Franklin - Hold On, I'm Comin'
9. Cyril Neville - Gossip
10. Aretha Franklin - Baby, I Love You
11. Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
12. DJ Catalist - Hot Witness
13. Ken Boothe - Live Good
14. Horace Andy - Fever
15. Miike Snow - Animal (Mark Ronson Extended Dub Remix)
16. John Holt - Holly Holy
17. Toots & The Maytals - Redemption Song
18. Toots & The Maytals - Reggae Got Soul
19. George Faith - All The Love I've Got
20. Roots Manuva - Again & Again
21. The Beatnuts - Turn It Out feat. Greg Nice
22. Diamond D - Gather Round
23. INI - Props
24. Taj Mahal - Corinna
25. Taj Mahal - Satisfied 'N Tickled Too
26. Bruce Cockburn - Wondering Where The Lions Are
27. Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You For Talking To Me Africa
28. Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Band - Your Love (Means Everything To Me)
29. James Brown - Your Love

DJ Solespin - The Goods (January 2013) Playlist:

1. Junior Walker & the Allstars - Cleo's Mood
2. Tommy Roe - Dizzy
3. Gary Wright - Love is alive
4. Johnny guitar watson - Lover Jones
5. James Brown - Make It Funky, Pt. 1
6. Ramsey Lewis - Back To The Roots
7. The Chris Hinze Combination - Bamboo Magic
9. The Shocking Blue - Love Machine
10. Grootna - I'm Funky
11. Freddie Scott - You Got What I Need
12. Buddy Miles Express - Train
13. THE EQUALS - The Skies Above
14. Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Stop!
15. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity - Why (Am I treated so bad)
16. Willie Bobo & The Bo - Gents - Come Together
17. Lee Michaels - Do You Know What I Mean
18. Barrabas - Children
19. Day Break - Everything Man
20. Rufus With Chaka Khan - Swing Down Chariot
21. The Flaming Ember - Spinning wheel
22. The Electric Flag - Groovin' Is Easy
23. James Last - I am I said
24. Nancy Sinatra - Fridays Child
25. Percy Sledge - Love Me Tender
26. William Bell - I Forgot To Be Your Lover
27. Gino Vannelli - The Wheels of Life
28. Bobby Bryant - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
29. Ocean - Put Your Hand In The Hand
30. The bee gees - Marley Purt Drive
31. Erma Franklin - Piece Of My Heart

DJ Solespin - The Goods (December 2012) Playlist: 

1. The Jackson 5 - It's Great To Be Here
2. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Tramp
3. Marvin Gaye - T Plays It Cool
4. The Budos Band - Budos Rising
5. Charles Bradley - Golden Rule
6. Lee Fields - Money Is King
7. AYB M.O.D. - Turn Back The Clock
8. M.C. Solaar - Nouveau Western
9. Prince & The Revolution - Pop Life
10. Chuck Stanley - The Finer Things In Life
11. Maxwell - Ascension
12. Esperanza Spalding - I Can't Help It
13. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - A Chance For Peace
14. DJ Sun - Marks On The Keys
15. The Chimes - True Love (Extended)
16. Sybil - Don't Make Me Over
17. feat. Julie Dexter - Lay Me Down
18. Thievery Corporation - Until The Morning (Rewound by Thievery Corporation)
19. Material - Let Me Have It All
20. Landslide feat. Ernesto - Solitary (Simple Time Mix)
21. Rosey - Love (King Britt Remix)
22. The Brand New Heavies - Sometimes (The Ummah Remix)
23. Foxy - Madamoiselle
24. K-os - Heaven Only Knows (West Coast Mix)
25. Main Source - Scratch & Kut

DJ Solespin - The Goods (Puces Pop Record Fair Edition 2012) Playlist:

1. NRBQ - Rocket number 9
2. Mongo Santamaria - Cloud Nine
3. Edwin Starr - Time
4. Junior Walker & the Allstars - Pucker Up Buttercup
5. Chairmen Of The Board - Pay To The Piper
6. The Freedom Sounds feat. Wayne Henderson - R.E.S.P.E.C.T
7. Boobie knight & the soulciety - Soul Ain't No New Thing
8. Eddie Kendricks - Date with the rain
9. The Hitch - Hikers feat. The Mighty Pope - Mr. Fortune
10. Young Holt Unlimited - Funky Is As Funky Does
11. Colosseum - Elegy
12. Joe Bataan - Chick-a-Boom
13. Johnnie Taylor - I Could Never Be President
14. The Spinners - My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
15. Hugh Masekela - Mago
16. Bob Dylan - Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine
17. Bobbie Gentry - Mississippi Delta
18. Wilson Pickett - Mercy Mercy
19. Cannibal & The Headhunters - Land Of 1000 Dances
20. Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
21. Otis Redding - Don’t Mess With Cupid
22. Mongo Santamaria - Spinning wheel
23. Paul Anka - It doesn’t matter anymore
24. The Cougars - Right On
25. Titanic - Something on my mind
26. Madeleine Chartrand - Ani Kuni
27. Stevie Wonder - Don’t Know Why I Love You
28. Nina Simone - To Love Somebody
29. The New Birth - Honeybee
30. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Sweet City Woman
31. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Groovy Situation
32. Dave & Ansil Collins - Double barrel
33. Big Youth - Hit The Road Jack
34. MAX ROMEO - Seasons In The Sun

DJ Solespin - The Goods (March 2012) Playlist:

1. Bongo Rock - The Incredible Bongo Band
2. Back in the USSR - Ramsey Lewis
3. Scorpio - Dennis Coffey
4. Things Have Got To Get Better - Marva Whitney
5. Light My Fire - Erma Franklin
6. Don't Mess with The Messer - Koko Taylor
7. Beggin’ - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
8. Indian Ropeman - Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity
9. Peint En Noir - Nanette
10. Send Me a Postcard - The Shocking Blue
11. I Got A Line On You - Spirit
12. The Kids are Alright - The Last Words
13. Over, Under, Sideways, Down - The Yardbirds
14. If I Were Only A Child Again - Curtis Mayfield
15. Monkey time - Bobby Jay & The Hawks
16. Something You Got - Wilson Pickett
17. Suzanne - Nina Simone
18. Footin' it - George Benson
19. Hey Joe - King Curtis
20. Games People Play - Joe South
21. Sweet Inspiration - King Curtis
22. Baby While You're Young - Andy Kim
23. Sneakin in the back - Tom scott & the l.a. express
24. I keep asking you questions - Black Ivory
25. Reasons - Minnie Riperton
26. Mr. Muhammed - A Tribe Called Quest
27. Give the people what they want - Vicious Beat Posse
28. Somethin' That Means Somethin' - The Pharcyde
29. Just Hangin Out - Main source
30. Build - Diverse
31. Religious - Musiq
32. Dub Be Good To Me - Beats International
33. Wishing On A Star - Fresh 4

The GOODS PRESENTS DJ Solespin Aug 1st 2010 Playlist:

1.Mandrill - Fencewalk
2.The Staple Singers - For What It's Worth
3.James Brown - Ain't it Funky Now
4.Wilson Pickett - Knock on Wood
5.The Byrds - My Back Pages
6.The Shocking Blue - Venus
7.Tamiko Jones - Black is Black
8.The Super Eagles - Love Is a Real Thing
9.The Nite-Liters - Horny Man
10.King Curtis - Teasin'
11.United 8 - Get Uptown (To get Down)
12.Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
13.The Equals - Laurel & Hardy
14.Webert Sicot & Thoray All-Stars - Chaffeur Automobile
15.De La Soul - Say No Go
16.T Connection - Do What You Wanna Do
17.Ramsey Lewis - Spring High
18.James Brown - Body Heat
19.The B-52's - Mesopotamia (Danny Krivit Edit)
20.Mark Ronson - Stop Me Medley
21.Madlib - Distant Bounce
22.B.T. Express - Everything Good To You
23.Kym Sims - Too Blind To See It (Hurley's House Mix)
24.Jomanda - Make My Body Rock
25.The Jungle Bros. - I'll House You
26.Tok - Unknown Language
27.Lee Scratch Perry - Party Time
28.The Ohio Players - Find Someone to Love
29.Aretha Franklin - Think
30.George McRae - Rock Your Baby