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Desert Island Mix [Mixed By Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay]


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  • Audio CD (27 July 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Jdj
  • ASIN: B00000B6TS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,432 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Dingwalls By Mark Murphy
2. What's Wrong With Groovin By Letta Mbulu
3. Comfy Club By PNU RIFF
4. Submersible By Juryman v Spacer
5. Love Supreme By Ballistic Brothers
6. Yves Eaux By Buscemi
7. Fedime's Flight By Jazzanova
8. One Starry Night By Kevin Yost
9. Carnival Supreme By Los Quatros Diablos
10. Gabriel By Roy Davis Jr With Peven Everett
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Disc: 2
1. Windy City Theme By Carl Davis & Chi-Sound Orchestra
2. Make Me Believe In You By Patti Jo
3. Wanted, Dead, Or Alive By Voices Of East Harlem
4. Afro Latin Concrete By Red Cloud & Digital Hemp
5. Family Tree(Disco Version) By Family Tree
6. Breakin' In Space By Key-Matic
7. Calm Down By Most Wanted
8. Maneater By Hall & Oates
9. If It Don't Turn You On By B.T. Express
10. Little People By Voices Of East Harlem
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Mar 2000
Format: Audio CD
Two of the most influential and eclectic D.Js of the nineties got together in 97 to compile this diverse and deeply musical collection of club classics, rarities and all things beloved of the dancefloor underground.Peterson's selection is perhaps not as magisterial as his recent mix for INCredible ( although it does contain the once much sought after Leete Mbulu's "What is wrong with groovin" -worth the price of admission in itself) but this is more than made up for by the Norman Jay c.d. which is a real exploration of the original rare groover's many highways and byways.Detroit soul, classic funk,house, hip-hop and dub are all represented here and the choice of track is nearly always inspired.Pick of the tracks- Patti Jo "Make Me Believe in you" and Nerissa "Stars" but you could name almost any and the real dance music fan would automatically smile and be reminded of great nights in some perfect small club.This is what a DJ mix album should be like, varied and unmistakeably the choice of the DJs in question. If you had not heard of either of them before listening to the album you would know exactly what they were all about afterwards- and my guess is you'd be a convert.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Jan 2001
Format: Audio CD
After reading the above review of the norman Jay CD I was intrigued to listen to it a little more. I'd heard a lot about Gilles Peterson before I heard this album (although not a great deal of his actual music) and after hearing it a few times I grew fonder of it everytime. But the first time I heard the norman Jay Cd it instantly shot in to my no.1 favourite album of the moment. It's broad spectrum of detroit soul to latino inspired hip-hop (Afro-latin concrete) make it the quintessential album to own for all people who like funky modern remixes of soul classics. What else to say but listen and love as I'm sure you will.....
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E. Beasley on 27 Aug 2012
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a great compilation of music a must if you if you like mix tape compilations with different music genres on each track , a great cd if you can relax too as well as a great party cd.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An absolute must-have for fans of either artist!!! 28 Jan 2005
By fetish_2000 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Largely considered to be amongst two of the U.K.'s most highly regarded 'eclectic' DJ's, who are as equally at home spinning: Rare Groove, Funk, Soul, Drum 'n' Bass, Northern Soul, Samba,

Jazz, Hip-Hop...and any genre that fits in-between. Both have a collection of sublime albums under their own name, so the decision to complie an album with the both of them featured, in which each DJ's allocated their own Disk, should be a case for massive celebration, shouldn't it??.........(of Course it is!!!)

Gilles Disk (Disk 1), which is by far the jazzier of the two disks, and leans heavily towards Latin, Samba and Acid-Jazz, and leads with the scattershot spoken word Jazz of 'Mark Murphy's - Dingwalls', and the stylish Nu-Jazz of "Jazzanova's - Fedime's Flight". The utterly sublime garage mix of "Gabriel" (feat. Roy Davis Jr), gets a deserved airing, and is refreshing to see this incredible track not just relegated to Garage/2-step compilations. And it's here that the tempo increases, by moving into breakbeat /Drum 'n' Bass territory

with two "Roni Size" productions....the hyperkentic breakbeats of "Breakbeat Era's - Breakbeat Terror", before surging nicely into the Jazzy/Drum 'n' Bass fusion of "It's Jazzy". Its also worth mentioned the effortless mixing by Gilles here. Seeing as a wide variety of genres of being interlaced here, its surprising and a testament to the DJ skills of Mr Peterson, that the transitions are superbly executed, without too many discernible contrasts in sound. Rounding out...is a Peterson favourite, "Rotary Connection's" legendary soulful "Black Gold of the Sun", which Peterson frequently drops in his Club nights, and has at least made one other compilation of his....although this version seems to contain more vocal and a little more laid back (probably the "4-Hero" remix that I'm familiar with), but a truly perfect album closer.

Norman Jay's disk by contrast (Disk 2) is more informed by Rare Groove, Chicago House, Northern Soul, and a dash of Funk & Dub. Kicking things off brilliantly is the rare-groove sound of "Carl Davis & Chi-Sound Orchestra's - Windy City Theme", before moving into the sensual gospel-tinged Detroit Soul of the "Voices Of East Harlem's - Wanted, Dead, Or Alive", and it becomes quickly apparent that this man (Norman Jay) knows a thing or two about track selection. Norman drops the best track (for me) on both disks, the utterly sublime retro-house of "Most Wanteds - Calm Down"....(several rewinds of this

is required), after which the sentmental Blue-eyed soul of "Hall & Oates - Maneater" comes to the fore. What follows all this is a perfected realised mix of Funky Disco ("B.T. Express' - If It Don't Turn you on"), R&B-tinged Synth-pop (Alexander Robotnick's - Love Supreme"), Jazz-House ("Ballistic Brothers - Blacker Revisited"), and terminating beautifully with the smoked out Dub of "The Truth All Stars - The Truth".

Unfortunately this album has since been deleted for several years, so unless you happen to chance upon a second Hand copy (as I did), then getting it from Amazon looks to be the easiest alternative. If you like either of these artists, this truly is, required purchasing. Which finds both artists digging deep with their selections and proving not only through inspired

explorations in music, but tremendous mixing, and a (very) broad variety of genres, with no noticeable filler to pad out the album. I'd even go say far as to say that is easily amongst the greatest releases, that either artist has released under there own names, and for that reason alone, this is very,very highly recommended.
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