Flush 39

April 4, 2018 – 7:48 pm

Flush had a series of tapes recorded in the mid-80s labeled simply with a number. This one is number 39 in that set. Lots of dopeness here, including a live L.L. set (not sure where it’s from). Also digging Pretty Ricky & Boo Ski’s “It’s Mine” (obviously, an answer record to T La Rock’s “It’s Yours”).

Most of these recordings likely came from Power 99 or WDAS in Philly and feature early hip-hop.

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Flush 38

April 4, 2018 – 7:47 pm

Flush had a series of tapes recorded in the mid-80s labeled simply with a number. This one is number 38 in that set. Early on in side A starts a wicked sampler-based mix by Jeff Mills featuring LL, the B Boys, heavy UTFO/Big Beat breaks, Run-DMC, and more. It’s super dope and I can imagine going nuts for this back in ’85. This mix is one of the best things I’ve found on the Flush tapes so far.

Most of these recordings likely came from Power 99 or WDAS in Philly and feature early hip-hop.

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The Jazz Corner: January 30, 1995

March 22, 2018 – 12:13 pm

During the second half of my freshman year at Mary Washington, I started a show called The Jazz Corner. It aired Mondays from 6-8pm. It continued on into my sophomore year when it expanded to a three-hour show and then into my junior year where it was a one-hour set in the midst of a three-hour show.

This is the first episode of The Jazz Corner. While I was still very green when it came to jazz, it’s interesting to listen back to myself learning about jazz as I played it on air.

Track list after the jump.

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Oct ’91 Flush

March 11, 2018 – 1:19 am

Since Flush was so influential in the forming of my early music tastes, anytime he’d pass off a new mixtape to me, I’d give it heavy rotation status even if were music outside of what I normally listened to. This time he gave me in the fall of 1991, in a period when he was DJing regularly at Polo Bay (Margate, NJ) or Crazy Jane’s (Somers Point, NJ). He wasn’t spinning too much hip-hop at that point, so this mixtape is a blend of house, club, and that subgenre that seemed to only exist in 1991: hip-house.

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Flush 37

February 18, 2018 – 11:50 pm

Flush had a series of tapes recorded in the mid-80s labeled simply with a number. This one is number 37 in that set and features some killer tracks. Side A features what sounds like a live recording “We’re Treacherous” by The Symbolic 3 (Sha-Love, Money Love, and Lady Luck) who were also known for their answer rap “No Show,” written by legend Mikey D (also featured here, sounding excellent). This segment is alone is worth the listen. That’s followed up by the original version of “Rock the Bells” (the one with, ya know, bells). Side B kicks off with the anti-cocaine rap “The Tragedy (Don’t Do It)” by Super Kids (featuring a very young Tragedy Khadafi).

Most of these recordings likely came from Power 99 or WDAS in Philly and feature early hip-hop.

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