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by Ricardo Gutierrez

Hey y'all. I've been busy starting to move into the new studio this week. The move should be complete by next week. So for this installment I didn't have the time to try anything too fancy. I went with the type of set you could catch me playing at the start of a night; as people are arriving, ordering their first few rounds and before Dionysus loosens them up. I'm not digging too deep in the proverbial crates for these, but I like them.

I should've played all of "Gentle Smiles", the whole song is great, but I was already over on time so I played it from the sample point onward. It might also be a touch too loud, sorry about that. That track is in honor of A Tribe Called Quest, who I hear is performing together at Rock The Bells tomorrow. They are doing the entire Midnight Marauders album. I was offered a chance to go but I have some other responsibilities that I can't slip out of. Oh well.

Note: The Leon Haywood track has some suggestive moaning in the song, especially near the end. I don't think it's over the top, but just letting you know in case that might be a little embarrassing in your current listening environment.

As always, download is provided below the stream.

Tracklisting:
 
School Boy Crush - Average White Band
All Your Goodies Are Gone - Parliament
Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth - 24-Carat Black
Hydra - Grover Washington, Jr.
You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Love and Happiness - Monty Alexander
I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You - Leon Haywood
Gentle Smiles - Gary Bartz







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