Heres something I was asking for comment about last week sometime
from this list.
The Global House List had this to say about it...
Can someone provide a tracklisting for the Norman Jay CD ???
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To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay in the mix
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 13:39:50 +0100
I urge everyone on the list to buy the latest JDJ CD it's the best
mix CD I've ever heard and is a lesson to all the pretenders out there
churning out commercial shite like dancemix97avinitinibizabollox or whatever
they're called this week. It's a double CD mixed by Gilles Peterson
and Norman Jay, here's what I think.
The Peterson mix is just astounding with everything from Jazz to Jungle to Hip Hop to House joining
the dots as my man say's, Gilles Peterson is one of the most forward thinking DJ's out there and
he'll be around for a long time by the looks of things as he's managed to survive every phase in
music by simply playing what he feels, he is an inspiration to me and really is the DJ's DJ, this
is Jazz in the 90's the most progressive sound around, worldwide, universal, music, vibez, a
The Norman Jay mix is equally as good but on a slightly different tip, there's loads of
Disco and Rare Groove stuff that's really uplifting and soulful, it's mixed superbly
and he even chucks "Maneater" by Hall & Oates over a funky breakbeat for maximum
effect, definitely on a retro tip it makes me wish I was bought up in the 70's as the music
is just superb, it gives a real insight as to where Garage came from and if you add a 4/4
beat then it basically IS Soulful Garage in the 90's.
Highlight's of the CD include "Calm Down" by Most Wanted, "My Beat" by Blaze, "It's Jazzy" by
Roni Size, "What's Wrong With Groovin by Letta Mbulu, "Windy City Theme by Carl Davis &
Chi Sound Orchestra and loads more, 35 quality tracks in all which is pretty good when you
think of how boring and bland most mix CD's are.
If you have even just a passing interest in quality music then you will need this CD it's amazing
and I'll be playing it for years to come, what more can I say except respect to Gilles, Norman and
JDJ for bringing out the BEST MIX CD IN THE WORLD EVER!!!.... 4 Real though.
Top five mix CD's
1: JDJ - Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay (perfection)
2: Cream - James Lavelle (even if it wasn't mixed by him:)
3: Derrick Carter - Cosmic Disco (this just keeps me hypnotized)
4: Todd Edwards - Locked On (da man in the mix, pioneered the sound we know as UK Garage, ironic really)
5: Coldcut - JDJ (all over the place, eclectic ain't the word)
I LOVE MUSIC!!!!!!
P.S. Sorry if it's not availiable overseas, it's well worth hunting down on import.
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