30 September 2013, No. 15, Kenny Raw, ‘Arctic’

No. 15 is another Kenny Raw jawn. This is the one of his that gets stuck in my head most often. Skip to 4:27 to hear “Arctic,” or just listen to the whole thing because it's a great mix.

[Edit: Whole thing no longer available. RIP Mixcrate.com.]

29 September 2013, No. 14, The Greyboy Allstars, ‘V-Neck Sweater (Luke the Knife Re-Rub)’

No. 14 marks the first but not the last appearance of Luke the Knife’s knifework. Excellent tune, excellent edit.

The Greyboy Allstars, “V-Neck Sweater (Luke the Knife Re-Rub)” 


27 September 2013, No. 13, Bootsy’s Rubber Band, ‘I’d Rather Be with You’

No. 13...I probably heard Eazy-E’s slightly more graphic take on this tune first. Can’t beat the original, though. Thanks, Bootsy.

Bootsy’s Rubber Band, “I’d Rather Be with You” 

25 September 2013, No. 11, The Meters, ‘Funkify Your Life’

I said it doesn't get much better than No. 10, but if there are contenders in this tempo range, The Meters did a few. Maybe not this tune, but anyway, here's No. 11:

The Meters, “Funkify Your Life” 


24 September 2013, No. 10, Stevie Wonder, ‘Pastime Paradise’

It doesn't get much better than No. 10.

Stevie Wonder, “Pastime Paradise” 


22 September 2013, No. 8, Kenny Raw, ‘Nearer Tings’

No. 8 is a Kenny Raw edit from his Left Handed Scissors record. Why doesn’t Mr. Raw get a [sic] for failing to hyphenate Left-Handed? Because he’s a friend, and I can still hear his ├╝ber-funky work while I’m looking the other way. 

Skip to 15:30 to hear “Nearer Tings,” or just listen to the whole thing, ’cause it’s dope. There will be a couple other tunes from this record on the list later.

[Edit: Whole thing no longer available. RIP Mixcrate.com.]

21 September 2013, No. 7, Funkadelic, ‘You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks’

Oops, skipped a selection yesterday. Sorry! I did clear out some doubles though, and our total list is down to 968 select jawns. So, then, No. 7 is Funkadelic again, but a different slow tune this time, “You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks.” 


19 September 2013, Nos. 5 and 6, Kay-Gees, ‘Celestial Vibrations’; Doug Anderson, ‘Hey Mama, Here Come the Preacher’

Nos. 5 and 6 today, because the first one's just an album intro, not really a song.

Kay-Gees, “Celestial Vibrations

Doug Anderson, “Hey Mama, Here Come the Preacher” 




18 September 2013, No. 4, Funkadelic, ‘Good Old Music’

No. 4 of 1,000 marks the first but not the last appearance of George Clinton on the list. Get some “Good Old Music” from Funkadelic.


17 September 2013, No. 3, Alphonse Mouzon, ‘I Gotta Have You’

No. 3 of 1,000 is one that gets stuck in my head pretty often: Alphonse Mouzon’s “I Gotta Have You.” 


16 September 2013, No. 2, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, ‘Spottie (DJ Apt One Edit)’

Jam No. 2 of 1,000 or so (adjusting for doubles) from the good stuff crate (and the first but definitely not the last you'll see of DJ Apt One in this list): “Spottie (DJ Apt One Edit)” from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.


15 September 2013, No. 1, Chicago Gangsters, ‘Your Self Conscious Mind’

Jam No. 1 of 1,052 (as ordered by tempo) from the good stuff crate is “Your Self Conscious [sic] Mind” by Chicago Gangsters.