Level the Vibes: October 9, 1995

April 24, 2018 – 10:20 am

This was the debut edition of Level the Vibes, my reggae radio show on college station WMWC. This is from shortly before fall break of my sophomore year, so I’m guessing that someone abandoned their slot and I was granted an extra show from 6-9pm on Monday nights (I was already hosting The Jazz Corner). I recorded this one on my computer via the newly-installed radiating FM cable that the station put in over the previous summer. Interestingly, the recording ends up sounding like an AM broadcast. Not exactly clean, but oh well.

Lots of great cart-based ads and station IDs on this episode that don’t exist on my other compilations of such things.

Playlist after the jump.

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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 it was 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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