The Mess Around

Mr. Chrispy

Thursday Midnight-2AM

60s & 70s Soul, Funk, Psychedelic & Global Grooves. Tunes to get you movin' from Memphis to Chicago, down to Kingston and São Paulo, over to Lagos, back to New York then New Orleans and everywhere else that puts down a groove.

  • July 11, 2019

    When->Mad As Hell->Knock Yourself Out

    Substitute DJ: DJ Aztec

    • Yusuf / Cat Stevens "Peace Train" [Teaser And The Firecat]
    • Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters "Running" [The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend]
    • Charles Bradley "Heart of Gold" [No Time For Dreaming]
    • Deodato "Whirlwinds" [Live At Felt Forum - The 2001 Concert]
    • Monk Higgins "Doing It To Deff" [Extra Soul Perception]
    • Herbie Hancock "Wiggle Waggle" [Fat Albert Rotunda]
    • Menelik Wesnatchew "Tchèrèqa" [Ethiopiques, Vol. 24: Golden years of Modern Ethiopian Music (1969-1975)]
    • Clarence Carter "Snatching It Back" [Testifyin']
    • Johnnie Taylor "Doing My Own Thing - Part 2" [Taylored In Silk (Remastered)]
    • Stevie Wonder "All Day Sucker" [Songs In The Key Of Life]
    • Kashmere Stage Band "Scorpio" [Cold Heat]
    • Bixiga 70 "Ocupai" [Ocupai / Kalimba]
    • Yma Sumac "Taki Rari - Remastered" [Ultra-Lounge / Mambo Fever Volume Two]
    • Brass Construction "Take It Easy" [7", Single]
    • Crecencio Camacho "Santana en Salsa" [Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound Of Colombia 1962 - 72 (Soundway Records)]
    • Lee Schleu Schleu "Dada's 4-3" [Haiti, Mon Pays]
    • James Brown "Im Satisfied (underdog edit)" [Body Heat]
    • C.K. Mann & The Masters "Mber Papa" [Womma Yengor]
    • Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns Featuring Maceo Parker "When in Doubt: Vamp (feat. Maceo Parker)" [A Blow For Me, A Toot To You]
    • Booker T. & the M.G.'s "Hang 'Em High" [Soul Limbo]
    • Victor Wooten "Dump Cake" [Bass Extremes: Just Add Water]
    • James Polk and the Brothers "Just Plain Funk" [7"]
    • Hugh Masekela "When" [Introducing: Hedzoleh Sounds]
    • Howard Beale "Mad As Hell" [Network]
    • Tower Of Power "Knock Yourself Out - Live Version" [Live And In Living Color]
  • June 26, 2019

    • Toots & The Maytals "Dilly Dally" [Just Like That]
    • Parliament "Ride On" [Chocolate City]
    • Graham Central Station "Do Yah" [Mirror]
    • Billy Paul "Everyday People" [Ebony Woman]
    • The Bar-Kays "Dance To The Music" [Black Rock/Gotta Groove]
    • Alemayehu Eshete "Kenoru Lebetchahe" [Alemayehu Eshete]
    • Blacks Zenith "Shango Oba Onina" [Soundway Presents: Nigeria Special, Vol. 2 (Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Nigerian Blues)]
    • James Brown "Down And Out In New York City" [7", Single]
    • James Booker "Gonzo" [7", Single]
    • Erma Franklin "Baby, What You Want Me To Do" [7", Single]
    • The Beginning Of The End "Funy Nassau Part 1" [7", Single]
    • Exuma "Exuma, The Obeah Man" [7", Single]
    • The JB's "The Rabbit Got The Gun" [7", Single]
    • Etta James "I Just Want To Make Love To You" [7", Single]
    • Mar-Keys "Night Before" [7", Single]
    • Gloria Walker "Papa Got The Wagon" [7", Single]
    • Wilson Pickett "Toe Hold" [7", Single]
    • The Staple Singers "When Will We Be Paid" [7", Single]
    • James Brown & The Famous Flames "Just Plain Funk " [7", Single]
    • Ruby Andrews "Can You Get Away" [7", Single]
    • Jimmy Hughes "Hi Heel Sneakers" [7", Single]
    • Bobby Byrd "Keep On Doin' What You're Doin'" [7", Single]
    • James Brown "World Part 1" [7", Single]
    • Elis Regina "Louvação" [2 Na Bossa - No.2]
    • Various Artists "Don't Speak" [Dengue Fever presents Electric Cambodia]
    • Roberto Carlos "Jesucristo (Jesús Cristo)" [Pra Sempre Em Espanhol - Vol. 1]
    • Mulatu Astatke "Asiyo Bellema feat. Frank Holder & Niaaza Alsherif" [New York - Addis - London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975]
    • Orchestra Harlow "El Exigente" [El Exigente]
    • Ramsey Lewis "Money In The Pocket" [Wade In The Water]
    • Spyder Turner "Don't Hold Back" [Stand By Me]
    • Shuggie Otis "Hurricane" [Here Comes Shuggie Otis]
    • Freddie King "Palace Of The King" [Getting Ready... (World)]
    • Taj Mahal "Leaving Trunk" [Taj Mahal]
    • Stevie Wonder "A Seed's A Star/Tree Medley" [Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants]
  • June 13, 2019

    Dr John Likes It Hot

    • Dr. John "I Been Hoodood" [In The Right Place]
    • Patsy Todd "Housewife's Choice" [The Best of Trojan Ska Vol. 1]
    • Jimmy Smith "T - Bone Steak" [Respect]
    • Commodores "Slippery When Wet" [Caught In The Act]
    • Diana Ross & The Supremes "Funky Broadway" [Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations]
    • Dave "Baby" Cortez "Tweetie Pie" [Tweetie Pie]
    • Isaac Hayes "Walk From Regio's" [Shaft]
    • Isaac Hayes "Hung Up On My Baby" [Tough Guys]
    • The Chosen Few "Shaft" [The Best of Trojan Soul Reggae Vol. 1]
    • Dr. John "Iko Iko" [Dr. John's Gumbo]
    • Lijadu Sisters "Orere Elejigbo" [Nigeria 70 - Funky Lagos]
    • Sarah Simpson "I Kicked The Habit (Of Loving You)" [Tighten Up Tighter: A Choice Collection Of Funk 45's]
    • Clifton Chenier And His Red Hot Louisiana Band "Party Down" [Soul Jazz Records Presents New Orleans Funk 4: Voodoo Fire In New Orleans 1951-75]
    • Average White Band "Work To Do" [AWB]
    • Gil Scott-Heron "Gun" [Reflections]
    • Billy Stewart "Summertime - Long Version" [Chess Pieces: The Very Best Of Chess Records]
    • Kool & The Gang "Summer Madness" [Light Of Worlds]
    • Stevie Wonder "Summer Soft" [Songs In The Key Of Life]
    • Dr. John "Zu Zu Man" [Trader John's Crawfish Soiree]
    • Dr John "Marie La Veau" [The Rough Guide To Voodoo]
    • Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem "Can You Picture That? - From "The Muppet Movie"/Soundtrack Version" [The Muppet Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]
    • Jorge Ben "O Namorado Da Viuva" [Tropical]
    • The Maytals "Sweet And Dandy" [The Harder They Come (Original Soundtrack Recording)]
    • Joe Cuba "La Malanga Brava" [Wanted Dead or Alive aka Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push]
    • Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers "Bustin' Loose" [Bustin' Loose]
    • Billy Brooks "Fourty Days" [Windows Of The Mind]
    • Tyrone Davis "Can I Change My Mind" [Can I Change My Mind]
    • Les McCann "You Got It in Your Soulness - Live at Montreux Jazz Festival" [Swiss Movement (Montreux 30th Anniversary)]
    • Dr. John "Qualified" [In The Right Place]
  • May 30, 2019

    Curtis Mayfield Party!

    • Otis Redding "Tramp" [Dock Of The Bay]
    • Carla Thomas "I Like What You're Doing (To Me)" [Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration Of Stax]
    • Four Tops "I Can't Quit Your Love" [Nature Planned It]
    • The O'Jays "Survival" [Survival]
    • Wando "Nega De Obaluae" [Wando]
    • Redbone "Clouds in My Sunshine" [Wovoka]
    • The Staple Singers "I've Been Scorned" [Why]
    • Jerry Butler "He Will Break Your Heart" [Aware Of Love]
    • The Impressions "East of Java" [The Versatile Impressions]
    • The Impressions "Woman's Got Soul" [People Get Ready]
    • Bob Marley & The Wailers "Keep On Moving" [The Complete Upsetter Collection]
    • The Impressions "We're A Winner" [We're A Winner]
    • Curtis Mayfield "Wild and Free" [Curtis (Expanded Edition)]
    • Curtis Mayfield "No Thing on Me (Cocaine Song)" [Superfly (O.S.T.)]
    • Curtis Mayfield "Kung Fu" [Sweet Exorcist]
    • Major Lance "Mama Didn't Know" [The Very Best Of Major Lance]
    • Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters "Running" [The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend]
    • Gladys Knight & The Pips "On and On" [Claudine (Original Soundtrack)]
    • R.D. Burman* Feat. Asha Bhosle & Kishore Kumore "Aa Dekhen Jara (Edit)" [ Sitar Beat Vol. 2 ]
    • Joe Tex "Give The Baby Anything The Baby Wants" [I Gotcha]
    • Wilson Simonal "País Tropical" [ Alegria! Alegria! Vol. 4]
    • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas "I Promise To Wait My Love" [Ridin' High]
    • Jimmy Cliff "Vietnam - Single Version" [Wonderful World, Beautiful People]
    • Wilson Pickett "Don't Fight It" [In the Midnight Hour]
    • The Isley Brothers "The Snake" [Twist & Shout]
    • Tito Puente & His Orchestra "El Palo" [Mucho Cha Cha]
    • The Cannonball Adderley Quintet "Sticks - Live" [Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Live)]
    • Jimmy Smith "The Cat" [The Cat]
    • George Benson "Plum" [Body Talk (CTI Records 40th Anniversary Edition)]
    • Kuldip "El Salvaje" [Pippermint Twist (Rockin' Twist - Instrumentals - Exotica And Other Sound From Spain 1958-1966)]
    • Kool and Together "Sittin’ on a Red Hot Stove" [Original Recordings 1970-77]
    • Al Green "Beware" [Livin' for You]
  • May 16, 2019

    Fund Drive Madness!

    • Joe Cuba "El Pito (I'll Never Go Back to Georgia)" [We Must Be Doing Something Right]
    • Lyn Collins "Women’s Lib" [Think (About It)]
    • Alvin and the Registers "Alvin's Boogaloo" [Alvin's Boogaloo]
    • The Imperialites "Have Love Will Travel" [have Love will travel]
    • Double Feature "Baby Get your Head Screwed on" [Baby get your head screwed on]
    • The Kirby's "It's A Crime" [It's A Crime]
    • Tim Maia "Réu Confesso" [Tim Maia 1973]
    • Marva Whitney "Things Got To Get Better (Get Together)" [It's My Thing]
    • Booker T. & The MG's "Aw' Mercy" [7"]
    • Hank Williams "Six More Miles" [Six more miles]
    • Jack Palance "Green Green Grass Of Home" [x]
    • Lulu And The Luvvers "Shout" [Something To Shout About]
    • Ike & Tina Turner "Two Is A Couple" [The Sue Records Story: The Sound Of Soul]
    • Rufus Thomas "Funky Robot - Part 1" [Funkiest Man Alive: The Stax Funk Sessions 1967-1975]
    • Don Covey "Daddy Loves Baby" [Daddy Loves baby]
    • Funkadelic "If You Got Funk, You Got Style" [Hardcore Jollies]
    • Miles Davis "Chieftain" [The Complete On The Corner Sessions ]
    • Tim Conway "Are We On?" [Are We On?]
    • Jean Jacque Perrey "In A lATIN mOOG" [In A Latin Moog]
    • Watsonian Institute "Lady Voodoo" [Master Funk]
    • The Silvertones "Midnight Hour" [Midnight Hour]
    • Cookie Monster "C is For Cookie" [Sesame Street Fever]
  • May 02, 2019

    Music To Stay Awake To

    • Kim Weston "Soul On Fire" [Kim! Kim! Kim!]
    • Raghunath Seth "Orchestral Music" [Sitar Beat Vol. 2]
    • The Counts "Thinking Single" [What's Up Front That Counts]
    • Nelson Y Sus Estrellas "Aguardiente Y Pollo" [The Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (Volume 1)]
    • Deodato "Also Sprach Zarathustra" [Prelude (CTI Records 40th Anniversary Edition)]
    • The Zodiacs "Renegade" [The Best of Trojan Ska Vol. 1]
    • Lee Dorsey "Sneakin' Sally Thru The Alley" [Yes We Can ...And Then Some]
    • Commodores "Thumpin' Music" [Hot On The Tracks]
    • Gary Byrd "Soul Travelin' Pt. I (The G.B.E.)" [ Presenting The Gary Byrd Experience]
    • Marcos Valle "Mentira (Chega De Mentira)" [Bis Bossa Nova - Marcos Valle]
    • The Upsetters "Dread Lion" [Super Ape]
    • Brenton Wood "Boogaloosa Louisian'" [Rarities - The Double Shot / Whiz Years]
    • Ebo Taylor "Love And Death" [Life Stories]
    • Jimmy McGriff "Groove Grease" [Groove Grease]
    • The Chi-Lites "Are You My Woman? (Tell Me So)" [I Like Your Lovin' (Do You Like Mine?)]
    • T. P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo "Minsato Le, Mi Dayihome" [World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's a Real Thing]
    • Betty LaVette "Do Your Duty" [Do Your Duty]
    • Various Artists "Snaeha" [Dengue Fever presents Electric Cambodia]
    • Hùng Cường "Tại Anh Hay Tại Em" [Saigon Supersound Vol. 2]
    • Sunny & The Sunliners "Boogaloo Down Broadway" [Little Brown Eyed Soul]
    • Toni Tornado "Aposta" [Toni Tornado]
    • Erma Franklin "I'm Just Not Ready For Love" [Erma Franklin: Piece Of Her Heart - The Epic And Shout Years]
    • The Quik "Bert's Apple Crumble" [The Mod Scene]
    • Marcia Griffiths "Don't Let Me Down" [Play Me Sweet and Nice]
    • The Temptations "Do Your Thing" [All Directions]
    • Zé Rodrix "O Espigão " [MPB Especial ]
    • Joe Tex "Funny How Time Slips Away" [Soul Country]
    • James Brown "Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)" [Hot]
    • Ramsey Lewis "Les Fleur" [Maiden Voyage]
    • Melvin Van Peebles "Hoppin John" [Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (An Opera)]
  • April 17, 2019

    First show!

    • Dr. John "Mess Around" [Dr. John's Gumbo]
    • The Chambers Brothers "Are You Ready - Single Version" [Time Has Come: The Best Of The Chambers Brothers]
    • Ann Peebles "Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love" [Greatest Hits]
    • Ohio Players "Pleasure" [Pleasure]
    • Elis Regina "Ou Bola, Ou Bulica" [Elis Especial]
    • Larry Williams & Johnny Watson "Two For The Price Of One" [Two For The Price Of One]
    • Nicky Thomas "Love of the Common People" [Ska & Reggae Classics]
    • Graham Central Station "Hair" [Graham Central Station]
    • Piranha Sounds "La Turbie Piranhienne" [Tighten Up Tighter - A Choice Collection of funk 45's]
    • Cal Tjader "Cubano Chant" [Ritmo Caliente]
    • Eddie Floyd "Raise Your Hand" [Knock On Wood]
    • Bobby Womack & Peace "Across 110th Street - Part II" [Across 110th Street - Original Motion Picture Score]
    • Manu Dibango "Ceddo End Title" [World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's a Real Thing]
    • BJ Arnau "Live & Let Die" [Live & Let Die]
    • George Benson "Chicken Giblets" [Benson Burner]
    • The O'Jays "Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)" [(7" single)]
    • Fred Wesley & The New J.B.'s "I Wanna Get Down" [Breakin' Bread]
    • Jorge Ben Jor "Take It Easy My Brother Charles" [Jorge Ben]
    • The Parliaments "(I Wanna) Testify" [(7" single)]
    • Mulatu Astatke "Yègellé Tezeta" [New York - Addis - London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975]
    • Harvey Scales & the Seven Sounds "Broadway Freeze, Pt. 1" [Love-Itis]
    • Bob Marley & The Wailers "Soul Shakedown Party" [In The Beginning]
    • Bill Withers "Sometimes A Song" [Making Music]
    • The Bar-Kays "You Don't Know Like I Know" [Black Rock/Gotta Groove]
    • Sam & Dave "You Got Me Hummin'" [The Best Of Sam & Dave]
    • Segun Bucknor & His Revolution "La La La" [Nigeria 70 - Funky Lagos]
    • Aretha Franklin "Pullin'" [(7" single)]
    • The Rimshots "7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (Blow Your Whistle)" [Down To Earth]
    • Lyn Collins "Fly Me To The Moon" [Think (About It)]
    • The Meters "Same Old Thing" [Struttin']