Dr Bob Jones: 50 Years A DJ
These 20 Tracks Define The Career of DJ Dr Bob Jones.
We are pleased to announce that at last we have finally pinned down the legendary Dr Bob Jones to come in for his interview. He celebrates 50 years in the business this year and we will be looking back at the music that defined his career which has brought back a lot of memories for us all. Whether listening to Terry Callier or The Blackbyrds these twenty tracks evoke memories of the talent that he has brought to the forefront of the soulful music scene and these artists are even more relevant today.
Gordon Mac will be in conversation with Dr Bob Jones talking about a career that has spanned half a century and playing through this definitive list of undeniable music history on Thursday 8th June from 7pm
MOSE ALLISON – PARCHMAN FARM [1959 – PRESTIGE / USA]
First heard this wonderful slice of Rhythm & Blues via my love of Georgie Fame.
JAMES BROWN - NIGHT TRAIN [1962 SUE RECORDS / UK]
Starting collecting UK Sue Records in the 60s, this was one of my early buys. Quality Rhythm & Blues from the funk master.
TERRY CALLIER – LOOK AT ME NOW [1968-CADET / USA]
Sublime 60s Soul stepper from one of the best voice ever put to wax. Stunning!
JIMMY SMITH – THE CAT [1968 VERVE / UK]
Big lover of the Hammond B3, Jimmy is one of my heroes. Big band 60s Jazz Dance!
MARVIN GAYE – WHAT’S GOING ON-LP [1971 TAMLA MOTOWN / UK]
Finally released in 1971 after 2 years on the shelf. A faultless , ground breaking release that moved soul music into a higher place.
GEORGE McCRAE – ROCK YOUR BABY [1973 JAY BOY / UK]
70s Miami Soul that has hints of Disco in it’s production. Commercial, yes BUT oozes quality.
BLACKBYRDS – GUT LEVEL [1974 FANTASY / USA]
LP only track from their debut album and a ‘hard’ Jazz Dancer that still fills a floor after 40+ years. PROPER JAZZ-FUNK!
IDRIS MUHAMMAD- COULD HEAVEN EVER BE LIKE THIS [1977 KUDU USA]
Such an understated slice of 70s Jazz-Funk, it’s layered production with a hint of Disco is ground breaking. Wonderful!
IVAN ’BOOGALOO JO’ JONES – BLACK WHIP [1973 PRESTIGE / USA]
Superb Jazz Dance given to me by UK Jazz DJ / Producer Paul Murphy, massive plays for me at London’s Wag and early Dingwall Sessions.
JOHNNY LYTLE – SELIM [1967 TUBA / USA]
Discovered the ‘New & Groovy’ Album via Soulbowl Records back in the day. A Monster find and play for me on UK’s unique Jazz Dance Scene.
OTIS CLAY – THE ONLY WAY IS UP [1982 P-VINE / JAPAN]
The original recording that I played to Coldcut, who with Yaz had a No.1 in 16 Countries. Brilliant, timeless Southern Soul.
TONY TROUTMAN – WHAT’S THE USE [1985 GERRI USA]
Another Southern Soul independent 45 that was popular at London’s Modern Soul Clubs and at Southport Weekends.
TEMPTATIONS – THE JONES( SURGERY MIX) [1991 MOTOWN / UK]
One of my early remixes that I did at Ray Hayden’s Opaz Studios , that was sampled heavily in Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince’s ‘Boom, Shake The Room’
CAMELLE HINDS- SAUSALITO CALLING [1995 BLACK ON BLACK / UK]
The 1st UK release of Camelle Hind’s iconic Brit Soul tune on my debut label Black-On Black.
VARIOUS – STOP & LISTEN VOL.1 DR BOB JONES [1996 BBE /UK]
Various soul/ Jazz and Nu Dance that signalled the 1st release on UK’s BBE Records.
EAST WEST CONNECTION- EAST WEST[1998 CHILLIFUNK UK]
A superb Nu Jazz Dancer , written & produced with my good friend Lofty Harper, via my A&R days at Chillifunk Records.
DJ SPEN & JASPER ST COMPANY – SOLID GROUND
Early Gospel Dance from Baltimore that introduced me to Basement Boys & the talent that is DJ Spen.
DJ OJI & UNA – WE LIFT OUR HANDS TO THE SANCTUARY
Went out to Washington DC in 2000 and discovered a club called ‘RED’ where my friends DJ Oji & DJ Pope were resident and this tune was massive for me and my days at Southport Soul Weekender.
GERARDO FRISINA – CUBANA [2002 SCHEMA / ITALY]
Introduced to me by my good friend DJ / Sports broadcaster Mr Mark Webster. Ground breaking Nu Jazz Dance that gave Gerardo a UK Fan base.
BLACK COFFEE & BUCIE - SUPERMAN [2010 JELLYBEAN / USA]
One of the early slices of Afro Soulful Dance released via USA Jellybean Benitez