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Episode 119 – Original Upload 3.9.23

This playlist is 87% vinyl friendly. Impressive. 

Turntable 119 - 41 Rooms, show 119 ('The Voice of Music', Model 270-0)

‘The Voice of Music’, Model 270-0 looking like Second World War in car entertainment the US Army never had. Would have been a tad bumpy. Currently a $185 eBay Buy It Now, out of Florida, USA but ‘missing needle or wire that allows music to play‘.

Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop and the occasional tune might sound a bit dodgy, quality-wise. On top of that, the switch between different decades and production values never helps in the mix here. 🙂

Lyric of Playlist 119…

It has to be Marvin’s legendary query but if he hadn’t turned up on this show his bastard son, Mara TK would have walked it. ‘Some got the good book some got a gun. If they got both, then you probably need to run… ‘ Ain’t that the truth!


(Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983. Episode #1 for info.


NEW ORDER – Mesh (Cargo demo) – Movement, LP Definitive Edition boxset – Warner Music – 2019

Later to be heard with Barney on vocals but up to this point – in Rochdale’s Cargo Studios in January, 81 and live, at the time – with Hooky. Either way, it was gone from the set before I caught them for the first time a few weeks later.

New Order - Truth (Cargo Demo) - 41 Rooms - show 95


CABARET VOLTAIRE – Twanky Party – Salvation! (soundtrack) LP – Les Disques du Crépuscule – 1987

Could well have been a mood setting gig opener but as far as I know, it was never played live.

New Order - Salvation Theme - Playlist 15, 41 Rooms


MARASMA – Two Hearts In One Body – 12″ extra track – Freerange Records – 1998

And onwards from a soundtrack sound to a short lived, late ’90s London-based project and some ‘incidental music’… of the edgy sort.

Marasma - Two Hearts In One Body - 41 Rooms - show 119


JAZZ THE GLASS – WanT – Shine, CD only – 2023

Out of Dunbar, Scotland, ‘retro soul’ slow beats and samples grooves of the highest order.

Jazz The Glass - WanT - 41 Rooms - show 119


ERICK SERMON (feat MARVIN GAYE) – (Just Like) Music * – 12″ – Polydor – 2001

I don’t suppose the going $$$ rate for officially sampling Gaye was too shabby, but I’m guessing maybe the a cappella of his I’ve Got My Music was freely floating around the net for all to grab before anyone subsequently concocting a half decent tune with it had to approach the powers that be. For me, it’s worth it for Sermon’s smile-along ‘Marv melding’ alone… with the rap very nearly superfluous.

Erick Sermon (feat Marvin Gaye) - Music - 41 Rooms - show 119


MARVIN GAYE – What’s Going On (Original single version) – 7″ – Tamla Motown – 1970

I was thirteen when this iconic song was released but it might have been a couple of years before the pocket money jobs started paying for me to invest in Motown 7″s, occasionally new but most often second hand… and the What’s Going On album is still up there as my fave of all time.

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On - 41 Rooms - show 119


JALEN NGONDA – Come Around And Love Me – Come Around And Love Me, LP – Daptone – 2023

As this show uploads, upcoming in the next few days. Maryland, USA via Liverpool, UK… or in the case of this particular track, I’d suggest via the aforementioned Marvin Gaye album. One of my tunes of the year, so far.

Jalen Ngonda - Come Around And Love Me - 41 Rooms - show 119


GLENN JONES – Open Up Your Heart – Here I Go Again, LP – Atlantic – 1992

US R&B and a single that never was… but should have been.

Glenn Jones - Open Up Your Heart - 41 Rooms - show 119


THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – Block Rockin’ Beats – 12″ – Freestyle Dust – 1997

You have to do some serious searching on 41 Rooms to find certified UK singles chart toppers but this was such a strut. Big beats!

The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin Beats - 41 Rooms - show 119


SIR DREW – Funkin Miss Loader * – 12″ – Kingsize – 1999

One of a constantly passing through the ’90s bunch of head noddin’ but slightly throwaway tracks. I’d already guessed at ‘tooled up studio chancers having a laugh’ before I decided to check out who exactly Sir Drew had been. Discogs says of Andrew Meecham: ‘Producer from Stafford, UK. Got his break when he and Chris Peat answered an ad in the paper looking for sound engineers at Blue Chip Studios. They were keyboard players with no experience of engineering, but they blagged their way in‘. I rest my case. 🙂

Sir Drew - Funkin Miss Loader - 41 Rooms - show 119


SUB SUB – Jaggernath – 12″ b-side – Robs Records – 1995

Doves in their younger dance beats incarnation.

Sub Sub - Jaggernath - 41 Rooms - show 119


URBAN SPECIES (feat IMOGEN HEAP) – Blanket (Album version) – promo 12″ – Talkin Loud – 1998

Bristol, the downtempo capital of the UK, where all tunes have seemingly kept below the BPM equivalent of a 30mph speed limit.

Urban Species (feat Imogen Heap) - Blanket - 41 Rooms - show 119


MOVES IN MOTION – Beats and Improvisation – Gestures E.P. 12″ EP – Destination X – 1993

There is no creativity without taking risks and Moves In Motion deserve payback for pushing their music just a bit further out. One of the four tracks is called ‘Beats And Improvisations’ which describe sthe three quarters of the EP that deals with pure left field street jazz. Too slow and moody for the dancefloor but well worth a listen. The track with club appeal is ‘Thank You (For That Funky Vibe)’, classy 90s soul jazz featuring the vocals of (amongst others), Outlaw’s Alison Evelyn‘. – Tintin, **** Mixmag Update, 25.2.93

Slinky rare groove-style soul with jogging 89.8-89.7bpm ‘Thank You’, muttering 90.1bpm ‘Life Ain’t Always in Dreams’, tranquil tinkling 90.6bpm ‘Beats And Improvisations’, jazz-funkily rolling 80.9-80.8bpm ‘Ultramarine‘. – James Hamilton, Record Mirror (Music Week), 20.2.93

Certainly involving ex-Attica Blues member, Tony Nwachukwu, I first heard this, late night in London on KISS FM. It feels like Patrick Forge’s Cosmic Jam show would have been the likely relayer.

Moves In Motion - Beats and Improvisation - 41 Rooms - show 119


SUNBURST – Mysterious Vibes – Self-titled, LP – Victor – 1980

See above. Definitely ‘dead of night’ radio airwaves material.

Sunburst - Mysterious Vibes - 41 Rooms - show 119


A CERTAIN RATIO – Forced Laugh – To Each… LP – Factory – 1981

One of ACR’s mightiest moments!

A Certain Ratio - Forced Laugh - 41 Rooms - show 119


LALI PUNA – Come Out Your House – Two Windows, LP – Morr Music – 2017

Clattering and ever changing electronic bizniz out of Munich.

Lali Puna - Two Windows - 41 Rooms - show 64 (2)


HONEYGLAZE – Burglar (Savage Gary’s Robber Dub Dub Remix) – V/artists, Speedy Wunderground The Dubs – Vol 1, 10 x 7″ boxset – Speedy Wunderground – 2023

Dan Carey remixing his label’s 2023 singles and the boxset’s 300 copies run was most probably all bought up before it left the pressing plant… with his Burglar absolutely trouncing the original in the middle of it all.

Honeyglaze - Burglar (Savage Gary's Robber Dub Dub Remix) - 41 Rooms - show 119


SILICONE SOUL – Right On! * – 12″ b-side – Soma – 2000

Nothing radical, it should be said, but head noddin’ ‘consciousness’-type vocal snatches to hone in on overlaying the conga pattern.

Silicone Soul - Right On! - 41 Rooms - show 119


D*NOTE – The Garden Of Earthly Delights (Ballistic Bario Boom Mix) – 2×12″ – Dorado – 1995

Radically stripped down vocal from the band’s epic in length original and nothing to do with the United States Of America (band)’s already 41 Rooms’ playlisted song of the same name. Both though possibly having borrowed the title from the painter, Bosch? Dunno…

D*Note - The Garden Of Earthly Delights (Ballistic Bario Boom Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 119


ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE – Aeons * – Aeons EP – Download only – 2015

If Marvin Gaye had lived long enough I’d like to think he’d have made music like this. Mara TK take a bow.

Electric Wire Hustle - Aeons - 41 Rooms - show 119


SPACEK – How * – Curvatia, 2LP – Blue / Island – 2001

It may be over two decades ago since this album’s release but I still remember Steve Spacek’s vox and beats combo being a head turner… or should that be ears.

Spacek - Sexy Curvatia - 41 Rooms - show 30


TIM HARDIN – Hang On To A Dream – 7″ – Verve Folkways – 1966

The weight of this ‘simple’ tune maybe measured by the breadth of peeps who’ve had a stab at it.

Tim Hardin - Hang On To A Dream - 41 Rooms - show 119


EMILY’S CHAIR – One Thing After Another – Unreleased demo – 1998 approx

I maybe should have playlisted their one and and only proper release before this, the second (but it won’t be the last) of their demos to make it to 41 Rooms. Jeff Kightly, Matt Day and Dave Goldsmith were already a ‘unit’ before finding themselves collectively on a Commercial Music course at the Uni of Westminster out in Harrow, London in the late ’90s and to their absolute credit were the no compromise, complete antithesis of ‘success at any cost’… and as funny as fuck, to boot. Taking a few Emily’s Chair demos they then – over a decade later – became One Mile An Hour, releasing a lone/self-titled (produced at Abbey Road… as you do) album and a big bunch of Jeff’s subsequent work can be found right here.

Emily's Chair - One Thing After Another (demo) - 41 Rooms - show 119


TIM BUCKLEY – (The) Dolphins – 7″ – Discreet – 1974

Matching Fred Neil’s original? It’s a close call.

Tim Buckley - Dolphins - 41 Rooms - show 119


EYELESS IN GAZA – Ways Of Rachel – Orange Ice & Wax Crayons, comp LP – Document – 1992

Something tells me I knew of this slightly swirling gem before the above album surfaced. Must ask the man…

Eyeless In Gaza - Ways Of Rachel - 41 Rooms - show 119


NICO – I’m Not Sayin – 7″ – Immediate – 1965

Who knows the path she’d have trodden if this had been any kind of hit.

Nico - I'm Not Sayin - 41 Rooms - show 119


ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS – Hey Gyp – Hey Gyp 7″ EP – Barclay – 1967

Covering Donovan’s jittery groove.

Eric Burdon & The Animals - Hey Gyp - 41 Rooms - show 119


JOHN MAYALL and THE BLUESBREAKERS – I’m Your Witchdoctor * – 7″ – Immediate – 1965

A bit of a barnstormer and and apart from Tamla Motown UK 7″ singles (TMG 501 to about 800), on very coincidentally from the same label and year as Nico’s above – Immediate being the only other label I half-heartedly endeavoured in my late teens (the mid-late ’70s) to collect the complete set of. I gave up on both and had neither the Nico single above nor this one.

John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers - I'm Your Witchdoctor - 41 Rooms - show 119


GNAG OF FOUR – It’s Her Factory – 7″ b-side – EMI – 1979

Even their b-side and non-album tracks were worth it.

Gang Of Four - It's Her Factory - 41 Rooms - show 119


PYLON – Catch – Chain, LP – Sky Records – 1990

From the second and shortest eras of their three eras of activity but vocalist, Vanessa Briscoe Hay still with some bite.

Pylon - Catch - 41 Rooms - show 119


SCRIMSHIRE – By Hook Or By Crook * – A Free E.P. – Download only – 2009

This is a collection of songs that were written before, during and after the making of Along Came The Devil One Night… and just never fitted any release. Some are tracks where the files were lost and couldn’t be retrieved and so I gave up on them. Either way, they are tracks I loved and wanted to share even if they didn’t make it onto a full release. – Adam Scrimshire, Bandcamp

Scrimshire - By Hook Or By Crook - 41 Rooms - show 119

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