Category: Mixtapes

Righteous Jams

After getting a Wynder K Frog album from my weLOVEweFUNK pal Kid Sundance (check out his Mixcloud), I decided to throw together some Rock records for this little mix. Nothing fancy, no rarities, just some nasty ass, funky grooves from the 60s and 70s.

All vinyl. Breaks alert!

Righteous Jams: Funk Rock from the 60s & 70s by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
small faces – journey (intro with jeff beck: goodbye pork pie)
ten years ager – love like a man
blind faith – i had to cry
colosseum – the kettle
deep purple – living wreck
sam samudio – relativity
king harvest – I can tell
spooky tooth – waiting the wind
wynder k frog – howl in wolf’s clothing
lee michaels – who could want more
the byrds – fido
jimi hendrix – happy birthday
van morrison – you gotta make it
jeff beck – come dancing
locomotiv gt – rock yourself away
grand funk railroad – inside looking out



weLOVEweFUNK Monthly Mix Up

For December, I mixed the tunes to the WLWF Monthly Mix Up. All Funk 45s I scored mostly at the Platenbeurs in Utrecht, spiced up with some contemporary deep Funk bombs that have been just recently (re)released. Voice by Rich Jammin. Now git!

WeLOVEweFUNK Monthly Mix-Up! #4 by Welovewefunk on Mixcloud



Hardcore to Funk

So after NYE’s gig at TAC in Eindhoven and a guest DJ spot at Brabant Hardcore kings No Turning Back’s 10 year anniversary show of the record I personally played all guitar parts for back in 2003, Damage Done, I’ve uploaded a little bluesy funk mix on Mixcloud. Hope you like it.

Blues Funk 45 mixtape 2 – Old beaters by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:

1.Cold feet by Albert King
2.Don’t Down Me People by MEMPHIS SOUL
3.Chicken heads by Bobby Rush
4.I Can’t Believe I Ate That Whole Thing by David Camon
5.Why (Am I treated so bad) by Bobby Powell
6.Hot Pants by Jimmy Bee
7.Funky Way by Calvin Arnold
8.Soul Brother, Soul Sister by The Capitols
9.Sinking Ship by Edward Bear
10.My Babe by Willie Mitchell
11.I Got That Will by Herman Hitson
12.Cornbread & Buttermilk by Leon haywood
13.Little Angel by Lowell Fulsom

PS This gig, last minute, together with my weLOVEweFUNK crew:

Ciosk



Funk 45s mixtape vol. 6: Raw Funk

I’ve posted a new mixtape on Mixcloud. It’s an all-45 affair, raw sounds from the late 60s, early 70s. Hope you enjoy hearing it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Funk 45s mixtape vol. 6 – Raw Funk by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
1. 5th Dimension – Sunshine Of Your Love (Soul City)
2. Soul Partners – Spead (Bell)
3. John Phillip Soul And His Stone Marching Band – That Memphis Thing (Pepper)
4. Leon Austin – Turn Me Loose (King)
5. Jay Dee Bryant – Get It (Come On And Get It) (Enjoy)
6. Sam And The Soul Walkers – Soul Walk (Trans American)
7. The Fabulous Shalimars – Funky Line Pt 1 (Rack)
8. Wilmer And The Dukes – Get It (Instr) (Aphrodisiac)
9. Sandy Nelson – Alligator Boogaloo (Audition)
10. Buddy Miles – Life Is What You Make It (Mercury)
11. Johnny Otis – The Hash (King)
12. Clarence Reid – Chicken Hawk (Alston)
13. The National Souls – Bony Moronie (Lanor)
14. Laura Lee – Wanted: Lover, No Experience Necessary (Chess)
15. Soul Machine – Bag Of Goodies (Pzazz)
16. Mighty Sam – I Need Alot Of Lovin’ (Amy)
17. Clarence Carter – Tell Daddy (Fame)
18. The Maskman & The Agents – One Eye Open (Dynamo)
19. Dave “Baby” Cortez – Born Funky (All Platinum)
20. Bobby Patterson And The Mustangs – Broadway Ain’t Funky No More (Jetstar)
21. The Packers – Go ‘Head On (Pure Soul Music)
22. Jimmy Hughes – A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues (Fame)



Making radiowaves

With my buddies in the weLOVEweFUNK crew, DEES, Kid Sundance, Rich Jammin and DamnRIJT, we recorded a half hour of radio mix each. These were broadcasted on Meltin’ Pot radio in several shows. Every week, Rich Jammin lays down the goods on here with an hour long feature. Give these cats Rich Jammin and Kay Dee a like and listen here to our shows:

Kid Sundance (around 32:00) & Don Gio (around 1:05:00)

Meltin’ Pot 21-08-2013 by Kanefm_Meltinpot on Mixcloud

DEES (around 53:00)

Meltin’ Pot 18-09-2013 by Kanefm_Meltinpot on Mixcloud

DamnRIJT (around 1:09:00)

Meltin’ Pot 04-09-2013 by Kanefm_Meltinpot on Mixcloud



Some funky blues for ya

New mixtape! Heard through the grapevine it’s gonna be featured in the Meltin Pot radio show on London’s KANE FM real soon…Wednesday January 9th between 9:30 AM and noon, GMT! Tune in on www.kanefm.com, and like the Meltin Pot Facebook page while you’re at it: www.facebook.com/kanefm.meltinpot

Blues 45s mixtape – Funky blues by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
1. Junior Parker & Jimmy Mcgriff – Pretty Baby (Ua)
2. Effie Smith – The Natural (Eee Cee)
3. Sir Douglas Quintet – She’s About A Mover (Tribe)
4. Eddie Bo – Now Let’s Pop-Eye (Swan)
5. B.B.King – The Worst Thing In My Life (Kent)
6. Jimmy Mcgriff – The Bird (Capitol)
7. M.G. & The K-Pers – Shotgun Boogie Blues (East Coast Sound)
8. Syl Johnson – I Only Have Love (Hi)
9. Al King – On My Way (Shirley)
10. T-Bone Walker – Confusion Blues (Bluesway)
11. Junior Parker – Love Ain’t Nothin’ But A Business Goin’ On (Groove Merchant)
12. Lou Rawls – Season Of The Witch (Capitol)
13. Tony Borders – Cheaters Never Win (Revue)

And while I’m at it, January 25th there’s gonna be a soulful, rockin’ weLOVEweFUNK with guest DJ Roccalberti from Rotterdam. Read an interview with the man here.



Funk 45s vol.5 – Old vs New Funk!

The fifth installment of a series of mixtapes that’s improving in quality as my digging / collection of 45s grows. For this one I wanted to make a point. Music with a message…hmmm yes, sort of.

Sometimes I hear folks dissing new funk bands and releases, only because it’s not from the late sixties. First of all, that’s lame. Second of all: I’m-a prove you wrong, motherfucker!

As a real battle strategist I gathered some of my latest acquired troops and mercenaries on the 1 and 2, separating the old and the new 45s in two teams. These fierce teams battle song by song for the listeners’ respect. I dare to think that after an hour you will never diss new funk no more.

Funk 45s mixtape vol. 5 – Old vs New Funk by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
1. James Brown – Lowdown Popcorn (King)
2. On The Spot Trio – Critically Acclaimed Shit (Colemine)
3. Rufus Thomas – Funky Mississippi (Stax)
4. The Grips – Tennessee Strut (Ged Soul)
5. Little Oscar – Funky Buzzard (Deke)
6. Monophonics – Like Yesterday (Colemine)
7. Davy Jones – Sophisticated Sissy (Philips)
8. Mighty Imperials – Matador (Daptone)
9. Jesse Anderson – Swing Too High (Cadet)
10. Third Coast Kings – Tonic Stride (Record Kicks)
11. Soul East – Funky Lady (Deluxe)
12. Td And Jimmy James 3 – Jalapeno Pep Part 2 (Mosquito Hawk)
13. The Alliance – Cupid’s Holding (Wand)
14. T Bottoms – Pistol Whip (Funk Night)
15. Raw Soul – Leave My Beat Alone (Plut)
16. Jungle Fire – Comencemos (Colemine)
17. Juggy – Oily (Sue)
18. Kool Men & Diamond T – One For The Road (New Look)
19. Hank Ballard – Come On Wit’ It (King)
20. Sharon Jones – Got A Thing On My Mind (Daptone)
21. Seven Souls – Groove In (Venture)
22. Lefties Soul Connection – Have Love Will Travel (Melting Pot Music)



weLOVEweFUNK mixtape vol.3 w/ Rich Jammin

Everyone that missed out on last week’s weLOVEweFUNK party, your worries are over. The exclusive deep funk mixtape by Rich Jammin is now available for streaming on Mixcloud!

WeLOVEweFUNK mixtape vol.3 w/ Rich Jammin by Don Gio on Mixcloud



Funk 45s mixtape vol 4 – Laidback funk

Yes, it’s ready. The laidback funk mix! One hour of soothing music for the soul. So get your girl or guy and do your thing, baby. Download is coming soon.

Funk 45s mixtape vol. 4 – Laidback funk by Don Gio on Mixcloud

Tracklist:
1. Timothy McNealy – Sagittarius Black (Truth & Soul)
2. Ramsey Lewis – Slipping Into Darkness (Columbia)
3. Cash McCall – Junkie For Your Love (Paula)
4. Detroit Emeralds – Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) (Supreme)
5. BB King – Chains and Things (ABC)
6. Marvin Holmes – Find Yourself – part 1 (Kimberly)
7. Ray Charles – Booty Butt (Tangerine)
8. Bill Black – Long Gone (Hi)
9. Helene Smith – I Tried Hard To Be Good To You (Dash)
10. The Ohio Players – Here Today and Gone Tomorrow (Capitol)
11. Sammy Gordon & The Hiphuggers – Breezin’ (Archives)
12. Leon Haywood – I Want’a Do Something Freaky to You (20th Century)
13. Herb Alpert – Rise (A&M)
14. The Jazz Crusaders – Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin (Tamla Motown)
15. Expressions – Money i$ King (Truth & Soul)
16. Menahan Street Band – The Wolf (Dunham)
17. Solomon Burke – Love’s Street and Fools Road (MGM)



weLOVEweFUNK mixtape vol.2

My man Damn RIJT and me put together the second installment of the vinyl-only weLOVEweFUNK mixtape series. It features some not-so-common songs of well known funk and soul artists, flavoured with some rarer obscurities which results in an hour of relaxed grooves. Plus the more serious diggers out there will recognize some killer samples. Enjoy! DOWNLOAD HERE.

WeLOVEweFUNK mixtape vol.2 by Don Gio on Mixcloud

DOWNLOAD WELOVEWEFUNK MIXTAPE VOL. 2 HERE!

Recorded and mixed by DamnRIJT and DonGIO @ The Soul Shack, Eindhoven, NL, January 2012
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Tracklist:
1. Orgone Ft. Fanny Franklin – Who Knows Who (Album: The Killion Floor)
2. Johnny Guitar Watson – Superman Lover (Album: Ain’t That A Bitch)
3. Average White Band – Stop The Rain (Album: Feel No Fret)
4. Marlena Shaw – California Soul (Album: The Spice Of Life)
5. Johnny Hammond – Rock Steady (Album: Wild Horses Rock Steady)
6. The Propositions – Africana (Album: Funky Disposition)
7. James Brown – Blind Man Can See It (Album: Black Caesar)
8. Grover Washington Jr. – Mister Magic (Album: Mister Magic)
9. The Head Hunters – If You’ve Got It, You’ll Get It (Album: Survival Of The Fittest)
10. Dr. John – Right Place, Wrong Time (Album: In The Right Place)
11. Kool And The Gang – Jungle Jazz (Album: Spirit Of The Boogie)
12. The Sugarman Three – Soul Donkey (Album: Soul Donkey)
13. Alvin Cash – Stone Thing (Album: 90s bootleg)
14. Funk Inc. – Chicken Lickin’ (Album: Chicken Lickin’)
15. The Poets Of Rhythm – Funky Runthrough Pt 1 &2 (Album: Practice What You Preach)
16. Bo Diddley – Hey Jerome (Album: Where It All Began)
17. Lulu – Love Loves To Love Love (Album: Lulu Sings To Sir With Love)
18. Herbie Hancock – Hang Up Your Hang Ups (Album: Man-Child)
19. Love Unlimited Orchestra – I Wanna Stay (Album: Music Meastro Please)
20. Dennis Coffey – Wild Child (Album: Finger Lickin Good)
21. Senor Soul – I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Album: Senor Soul Plays Funky Favorites)
22. Cookin’ On Three Burners – Keb’s Bucket (Album: Baked, Broiled & Fried)

Also check out the flyer of the 17th edition of weLOVEweFUNK, featuring a special guest as always!