DJ Personify | Welcome To New Orleans Mix

Welcome to New Orleans, a mix by DJ Personify, is the first in a new series of DJ mixes curated by Tucker & Bloom. Focusing on regional music, each mix will feature a DJ and record collector who specializes in the musical history of their town.

 

 

 

Welcome to New Orleans: A tribute to New Orleans Funk and Soul is the work of New Orleans nativeDJ Personify. Raised in the Crescent City, the die-hard Hip-Hop fan learned early on that many of the samples he discovered originated in New Orleans. He soon became infatuated with the Funk and Soul music recorded there and has spent the better part of the last twenty years immersed in the culture of those records. Personify’s passion for New Orleans' music and culture extends to the present day and is manifested in this DJ mix masterpiece. Lovingly compiled, all of the artists featured on the mix are native to New Orleans with the exception of Hugo Montenegro who plays alongside Al Hirt (a New Orleans native) and The Headhunters, who are included here because of their work with Bill Summers (a life-long New Orleanian.) All songs and samples used on this mix were recorded from vinyl sources.

We hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Physical copies of the mix are available here

 

1. Intro

2. Betty Harris - Break in the Road (SSS International 1969)

3. Lee Dorsey - Give it Up (Amy 1969)

4. Lagniappe Breaks, Cuts and Scrapes Interlude

       Aaron Neville - Hercules (P-Vine Records 1987 / Original Release Mercury 1975)

       The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby (Reprise 1974)

       The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py Drums (Josie Records 1969)

       The Meters - Here Comes The Meter Man Drums (Josie Records 1969)

       Lee Dorsey - Get Out of My Life Women Drums (Amy 1966) 

       The Meters - Cardova (Josie Records 1969)

       Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham - Lover and a Friend Drums (Capitol Records 1968)

       The Meters - Hand Clapping Song (Josie Records 1970)

       Salt - Hung Up Drums (Unofficial Bootleg 2001 / Original Release Choctaw 1972)

       Al Hirt - Harlem Hendoo (RCA Victor 1967)

5. Salt - Hung Up (Unofficial Bootleg 2001 / Original Release Choctaw 1972)

6. Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham - Lover and a Friend (Capitol Records 1968)

7. Enticers - Thief (Coalition 1972)

8. The Meters - Thinking (Josie Records 1969)

9. Cyril Neville - Gossip (Josie Records 1969)

10. Porgy Jones - Catch Joe Potato (Great Southern 1972)

11. Headhunters - God Made Me Funky (Arista 1975)

12. Wild Magnolias - Corey Died on the Battlefield (Polydor 1974)

13. Al Hirt & Hugo Montenegro - Sentries Change (RCA Victor 1970)

14. James K-Nine - Live It Up (Federal 197?)

15. Eddie Bo - Hook and Sling Part 1 & 2 (Scram Records 1969)

16. Abraham - Hook and Boogie Part 1 & 2 (Hy Sign Records 1972)

17. Smokey Johnson & Company - The Funkie Moon (Intrepid 1969)

18. Eddie Bo - Check Your Bucket (Bo-Sound 1970)

19. Ernie K. Doe - Here Come the Girls (Janus Records 1973)

20. Mary Jane Hooper - I’ve Got Reasons (Power-Pac 1969)

21. Bonnie & Shelia - Keep Me Hanging On (King 1971)

22. Inell Young - What Do You See In Her (Soul Jazz Records 2008 Limited Edition / Original Release Libra 196?)

23. Betty Harris - Mean Man (Sansu 1968)

24. Explosions - Hip-Drop (Gold Cup 1970)

25. Explosions - Garden of Four Trees (Gold Cup 197?)

26. Marilyn Barbarin & The Soul Finders - Reborn (Unofficial Bootleg 2014 / Original Release Bo-Sound 197?)

27. Eddie Bo & The Soul Finders - We’re Doing It (Thang) Part 2 (Vampi Soul 2004 / Original Release Bo-Sound 1970)

28. The Gaturs - Cold Bear (Gatur Records 1971)

29. Johnny Moore - Haven’t I Been Good To You (Wand 1967)

30. Dr. John - Right Place Wrong Time (ATCO 1973)

31. The Meters - Simple Song (Josie Records 1969)

32. The Meters - Oh, Calcutta! (Josie Records 1969)

33. Warren Lee - Funky Belly (Wand 1968)

34. Robert Parker - Hip Huggin’ (NOLA Records 1967)

35. The Gaturs - Gator Bait (Gatur Records 1971)

36. African Music Machine - Tropical (Soul Power 1972)

37. The Wild Magnolias - Soul, Soul, Soul (Polydor 1974)

38. Inell Young - The Next Ball Game (Soul Jazz Records 2014 / Original Release Big 9 197?)

39. Ernie & The Top Notes Inc.- Dap Walk (Stones Throw+Now Again 2003 / Original Release Fordom 1972)

40. “Candy” Phillips - Timber Part 1 (Atlantic 1965)

41. African Music Machine - Black Water Gold (Soul Power 1972)

42. Willie Tee - Sweet Thing (Gatur Records 1970)

43. Chuck Carbo - Can I Be Your Squeeze (Canyon Records 1970)

44. African Music Machine - The Dapp (Soul Power 1973)

45. Roy Ward - Horse With A Freeze Part 1 (Seven B 196?)

46. Lee Dorsey - Four Corners Part 1 & 2 (Amy 1968)

47. Professor Longhair - Big Chief (Watch Records 1964)

48. The Gaturs - Hunk of Funk (Gatur Records 1972)

49. Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris - Lots of Lovin’ (Sansu 1967)

50. The Gaturs - Yeah You’re Right (Gatur Records 1972)

51. Willie Tee - Teasing You Again (Grapevine 2000 Records 2003 / Original Release Gatur Records 1972)

52. Betty Harris - I’m Gonna Git Ya (Sansu 1967)

53. The Wild Magnolias - Saints (Polydor 1974)

 

If you want to learn a little more about the history of New Orleans Funk and Soul, hit up Universal Cave and check out the Cavecast episode Personify did along side fellow Little Big Things Crew member FROZ1 where they discuss some of the history of both New Orleans and Philadelphia funk music (Cavecast 008: Funk from NOLA to Philly.

 

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