Chris Read Discography

Chris Read Discography

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Chris Read & DJ Spinna – ‘Best of Perception & Today Records’

  • Release date: 2012-04-01
  • Label: BBE Records

Perception Productions, a New York based label that ran from the late 60s through until 1974, was a strangely eclectic affair. Its roster stretched from a radical Afro-American poet through to the pop band King Harvest whose hit ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ became a massive hit for the UK band Toploader a couple of decades later. The inbetween points covered jazz, funk, vocal harmony soul and proto-disco. In fact distilled down into this compilation the label provides us a view of Manhattan’s black music scene of the period, from the established greats to the fresh young things who would make their mark in the coming years.

Tracks from the compilation were selected by DJ Spinna and Chris Read for this mix.

Tracklist (Chris Read segment):

1. JJ Barnes – Wishful Thinking (Loop)
2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
3. Wanda Robinson – A Possibility (Back Home)
4. Lucky Peterson – Good Old Candy
5. Joe Thomas – Every Brother Ain’t A Brother
6. Tyrone Washington – Submission
7. JJ Barnes – You Owe It To Yourself
8. Joe Thomas – Chitlins & Cuchifritos
9. Bartel – You’ve Just Been Bitten
10. The Albert – One Life
11. Dizzy Gillespie – Matrix
12. Wanda Robinson – Instant Reply
13. Black Ivory – I Keep Asking You Questions
14. Fatback Brother Bill Curtis – Dance Girl
15. Bartel – Boogie
16. Dizzy Gillespie – Alligator