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Qool DJ Marv's I Can Imagine Show 76 - November 12 2014 on WURD900 Philadelphia - The Constant Equation | Change x {Effort + Courage} = Ascension
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November 12, 2014 03:01 PM PST
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Qool DJ Marv's I Can Imagine Show 76 - November 12 2014 on WURD900 Philadelphia - The Constant Equation | Change x {Effort + Courage} = Ascension

Hour 1

Get Up - Blaze
Ain't No Need (DJ Nick The Record Part 1 & 2 Re-United Re-Edit) - Skye
Joyous - Pleasure
We're On Our Way Home - Brainstorm
Born A Winner (Pulse Rework) - Terri Gonzales
Use Your Body & Soul (DJ Vas rework) - Crown Heights Affair
Spank - Jimmy Bo Horne
I'm Satisfied - James Brown
Welcome To Our World - Mass Production

Hour 2

Brothers On The Slide (Pulse Rework) - Cymande
Come Back Underground - The Carter Bros
Human Beings [Atjazz Remix] - Osunlade
Let It Play (Migs Salted Vocal) - Miguel Migs featuring Martin Luther
The 1, 2 (Reelsoul Mix) - AG Thomas
Funky People (Feat. Cassio Ware) [Klubhead Vocal] - Funky People
You Are The Message - Planet Asia
I Ain't Gonna Tell You (DJ Kaos Highland Park Power mix) - Dedication
2 Nite's Da Nite - Simbad

I found out something recently. I already knew that the only thing that is constant, in life, is change. But what I found out is how you change yourself - with the intent and mindset of upgrading your quality of life - how you change yourself - if you are constantly committed to that way of living - how you change yourself could have you in a place where your life and its circumstances are always changing for the better.

The only thing constant, is change. The next closest constant thing, I'd suppose, would be your effort to exact positive change in yourself and your world. Someone said - Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

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This is Qool DJ Marv Wishing you steps forward, lots of love truth and hope, and imagining good tidings for all. Thank you for listening to I Can Imagine, the middle car on the soul train that is the Rhythmic Caravan here on WURD 900am, Philadelphia.

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The show is called "I Can Imagine" and airs on Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm on WURD, 900 on your A.M. dial or by internet from http://900amwurd.com/

Photo: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/top-lists/top-spots-for-fall-colors-in-philadelphia/

https://www.facebook.com/QoolMarv

Axnoller Fantasy iiii
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November 03, 2014 11:36 AM PST
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This is the 4th of 4 fantasies that are based on a true story. A true love story.

I went to DJ a wedding in England, last August 2014, a British and American affair celebrating together and forever. This collection features music by artists who are loved by the lovers.

An epilogue to an epic weekend of countryside sunshine, love, friends & family.

Till There Was You - Kit Walker
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - The Beatles
In My Life - The Beatles
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
I've Just Seen A Face - The Beatles
Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
Drive My Car - The Beatles
Happy - The Rolling Stones
Jumping Jack Flash (With John Lennon's Introduction) - The Rolling Stones
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Got To Get You Into My Life - The Beatles
When I'm Sixty Four - The Beatles
Thank You Girl - The Beatles
She Loves You - The Beatles
When I See That Girl of Mine - The Kinks
Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) - Jimi Hendrix
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Ask - The Smiths
Shake Your Hips - The Rolling Stones
All Together Now - The Beatles
I Wanna Be Your Man - The Beatles
I'm Alright - The Rolling Stones
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - Elton John
Something - Frank Sinatra
Something - The Beatles
And I Love Her - The Beatles
I Will - Kit Walker

Photo by: http://steveshipmanphotography.com/

http://axnoller.co.uk/ + https://www.facebook.com/axnoller

https://www.facebook.com/QoolMarv

Qool DJ Marv live at HBO's Boardwalk Empire 5th and Final Season Premiere Party | September 3 2014 at Cipriani's 42nd Street
September 05, 2014 09:05 AM PDT
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Qool DJ Marv live at HBO's Boardwalk Empire 5th and Final Season Premiere Party | September 3 2014 at Cipriani's 42nd Street

From 1920s with soul to classic Rock'n'Roll with a twist of Hip Hop Jazz, with pleasure, I present my flow.

Thank you HBO!

Rhapsody In Blue - George Gershwin
Summertime - Charlie Parker
That Old Feeling - Fats Waller
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening - Louis Prima
Moonglow - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
Sweet and Lovely - Al Bowlly
Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down - The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Cuban Love Song - The Starlite Orchestra
Stardust - Isham Jones
Stay As Sweet As You Are - Jimmie Grier & His Orchestra
Life Is A Funny Proposition After All - Stephen DeRosa
I'll See You In C-U-B-A - Billy Murray
Minnie The Moocher (The Ho-De-Ho Song) - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
In A Merry Mood - Barnabas Von Géczy And His Orchestra
The Continental (You Kiss While You're Dancing) - Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
Sing, Sing, Sing - Louis Prima
After You've Gone - Gene Krupa
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Rockin' In Rhythm - Duke Ellington
Everybody Loves My Baby - Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks
Carolina Shout - James P. Johnson
When I Get Low I Get High - Ella Fitzgerald
Big John's Special - Fletcher Henderson
Sugarfoot Stomp - Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks
Harlem Air Shaft - Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
I Got Rhythm - Ethel Waters
Rhythm Is Our Business - Jimmie Lunceford
Happy Feet - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra Bing Crosby
Jitterbug - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
Happy Days Are Here Again - Ben Selvin
Casa Loma Stomp - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
Measure For Measure - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
Heat Wave - Bing Crosby
Somebody Loves Me [feat. Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks] - Margot Bingham
Feeling Good (Bassnectar Remix) - Nina Simone
Cut The Jazz - De-Phazz
What I'd Say (Lovegroove Mix) - Ray Charles
Puttin' On the Ritz - Taco
Crazy In Love (Kid Koala Version) - Emeli Sandé
I Am Music - Common Feat. Jill Scott
Jazz Thing - Gang Starr
Manteca (Funky Lowlives Remix) - Dizzy Gillespie
Party Groove - Showbiz & A.G.
Déjà Vu (Instrumental) - Beyoncé
Snake charmer - Benny Berigan
Get A Move On! - MR Scruff
The Mambo Craze (Swing Mix) - De-Phazz
Sing, Sing, Sing (RSL Remix) - Anita O'Day
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Back In Black - AC/DC
I Love Rock N' Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Sympathy For The Devil - THE ROLLING STONES
Pinball Wizard - The Who
The Reflex - Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Bang A Gong (Get It On) - T.Rex
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Some Body To Love - Jefferson Airplane
Gloria - Them
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
Light My Fire - The Doors
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Theme From New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Charlie Parker

http://www.hbo.com/
http://www.hbo.com/#/boardwalk-empire

https://www.facebook.com/QoolMarv

Qool DJ Marv presents A Philadelphia Journey at Tokyo in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne | August 31 2014
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September 14, 2014 04:24 PM PDT
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Qool DJ Marv presents A Philadelphia Journey at Tokyo in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne | August 31 2014

TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
Love Is The Message - MFSB
K-Jee - MFSB
Strut Your Funky Stuff - Frantique
Let's Start to Dance Again (feat. Dr. Perri Johnson) - Bohannon (Philly radio and party classic)
You Can't Hide From Yourself - Teddy Pendergrass
Put Our Hands Together - The O'Jays
Party Time Man - The Futures
Don't Leave Me This Way - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes featuring Theodore Pendergrass
Get Up Get Down Get Funky Get Loose - Teddy Pendergrass
Tighten Up - Archie Bell and The Drells (Philadelphia International Records)
Super Bad - James Brown (Philly intermission with a man who was on a mission)
Get On The Floor - Michael Jackson (thoughts of MJ on the weekend of his birthday)
Can You Feel It - The Jacksons (the bridge back to Philly)
Living Together - The Jacksons (Philadelphia International Records)
Philadephia Freedom - Elton John
Philadephia Freedom - MFSB
I Love Music - The O'Jays
Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
Love Train - The O'Jays
Let Us Entertain You - The Philly Groove Orchestra (Featuring First Choice) {Tom Moulton Remix)
When Will I See You Again? - The Three Degrees
See You When I Get There - Lou Rawls
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge

Special thanks are in order to Darren Laws and Dave Stone for making this happen. This picture shows you just how much I enjoyed myself with many great people who live in the stellar little big city on the river Tyne https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154612581935354&l=483d129e14.

Darren was the 1st person to call me to invite me to Manchester back in November 1999. I met Dave when, because of Darren and his Manchester mates, I had the opportunity to visit and play in Brighton. We became friends through the music and we've stayed in touch over the years.

Dave had this to say about this night, "HEEDS UP!: We are throwing an INVITE ONLY PARTY on TOKYO TERRACE for our friends and fam... WHY? well we were in Manhattan last December and bumped into an old friend... QOOL DJ MARV... he's the most amazing DJ we have ever had the pleasure of experiencing... born in Philly and a resident of The Big Apple... he was dropping science at SOHO HOUSE NYC where he is a resident and as always he blew our minds... you can check his podcasts here http://djqoolmarvsounds.podomatic.com/

We said 'Marv, if you're ever in the UK we would be more than honoured if you would pay us a visit'... and then... the planets aligned to make it so smiley

SUNDAY 31st AUGUST... 7pm ... QOOL DJ MARV : THE PHILLY JOURNEY on TOKYO TERRACE

Please feel free to bring your other half/a plus one

This will be a night never to be forgotten.. we look forward to seeing you x"

Dave is also one of the minds behind these two great places in Newcastle http://www.thebridgetavern.com/ + http://www.thetownwall.com/.

Thank you to Tokyo for opening it's doors and terrace for this special occasion http://www.tokyonewcastle.co.uk/.

And thank you to all the great people who came to the party and showed me that people all over the world can join hands!

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ojays/lovetrain.html

And if you're ever in Newcastle please make sure you go to these places - http://www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk/ + http://www.electric-east.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/QoolMarv

High On The Verve at the Soho House Qool Marv's 16th Re-Vision - August 12 2014 - Rainy Tuesday | 80s Tunes Day
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August 15, 2014 07:02 AM PDT
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High On The Verve at the Soho House Qool Marv's 16th Re-Vision - August 12 2014 - Rainy Tuesday | 80s Tunes Day

No rooftop because of stormy weather, however, it was warm and cool inside on the 6th floor which is the club, restaurant and bar. I started out thinking a few 80s tunes. As the night proceeded, a few 70s tunes eased into the flow.

5+ hours that feel like one of those amazing tracking shots that you see on TV or in the movies where several minutes of complex intertwining action happens without any cuts.

Invisible Sun - The Police
In Your Eyes - Jeffrey Gaines
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Give A Little Bit - Supertramp
Englishman In New York - Sting
This Is It - Kenny Loggins
Magic - Olivia Newton-John
Wishing Well - Terence Trent-Darby
Bongle Joogie - The Reflex
Edit Life - Jay Ru
Starfish & Coffee - Prince
Ain't No Dub - DRMC
I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
C'est La Vie - Robbie Nevil
Feel So Real - Patrice Rushen
Love Will Bring Us Back Together - Roy Ayers
It's The Being In Love - Syreeta
Native New Yorker - Rafael Fernandez (Fingerman + Get Down)
Night Fever - The Bee Gees
That Girl - Stevie Wonder
Remember The Time - Michael Jackson
Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder
Pop Muzik - M
Living In A Box - Living In A Box
Open Your Heart - Madonna
Say It Isn't So - Hall & Oates
I'm Your Baby Tonight - Whitney Houston
Alright - Janet
When I Think of You - Janet Jackson
Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) - Kool and the Gang
Fire - Pointer Sisters
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye & Gladys Knight & The Pips
On Broadway - George Benson
Waiting On A Friend - The Rolling Stones
Spill The Wine - Eric Burdon
Hot Blooded - Foreigner
All Right Now - Free
Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
My Best Friend - Queen
Borderline - Madonna
Physical Attraction - Madonna
Control - Janet Jackson
Sussudio - Phil Collins
Smooth Criminal = Michael Jackson
Big Time - Peter Gabriel
When Doves Cry - Prince
Sugar Walls - Sheena Easton
Here Comes The Rain - Eurythmics Feat. Stevie Wonder
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
Invisible Touch - Genesis
Easy Lover - Philip Bailey Feat. Phil Collins
My Life - Billy Joel
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 - The Police
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Under The Milky Way - The Church
I Would Die For You - Prince
Material Girl - Madonna
New Attitude - Pattie Labelle
Burnin' Up - Madonna
Let's Spend The Night Together - Rolling Stones
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Sister Moon - Sting

http://www.sohohouseny.com/house/club-bar

https://www.facebook.com/QoolMarv

Sundae Sermon 2014 | St. Nicholas Park Harlem, NYC USA | (Opening and Closing sets by Qool__Marv and DJ Stormin' Norman)
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August 11, 2014 11:04 AM PDT
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Sundae Sermon 2014 | St. Nicholas Park Harlem, NYC USA | (Opening and Closing sets by Qool__Marv and DJ Stormin' Norman)

I Wish - Stevie Wonder (Reflex Revision)
Pastime Paradise - Elements Of Life
You Can Do It Baby - Nuyorican Soul featuring George Benson
The Ghetto - Donny Hathaway (Dimitri From Paris Remix)
Do It to the Music (Roots Rawka Dub) - Raw Silk
For The Love - DJ Spen
The King's Speech - Maxim Lebedev
Sunday Shoutin' (Daniel Bovie & Roy Rox mix) - Johnny Corporate
Inspiration (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Remix) - Peven Everett
Love & Happiness (Yemeya Y Ochun) (feat India - House Nation mix) - River Ocean
Salsa House - Richie Rich
All Over Your Face (Original Extended Disco Instrumental) - Cazwell
Let's Start the Dance - Bohannon (Bambi & Gazeebo Edit)***

FADE OUT
FADE IN

***Stormin' Norman's close out set, the finale of the revival.

***There was an accidental disconnection between the mixer and recording device. The intent was to record the entire afternoon, 1st song to last but what you'll hear is most of my (Qool__Marv's)opening set and not nearly enough of Norman's closing set.

DJs Cosi and special guest Tony Touch also played but you would've had to been there to experience their excellence.

Sorry! We'll watch the wire next time.

In the meantime, watch these wires for future Sundae Sermon activity.

Peace - Unity - Love - and HAVING FUN!!!!!!!!

http://sundaesermon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/SUNDAE-SERMON/122969154387534

DJ Cosi: http://freedomdanceparty.com/portfolio/dj-cosi/

Tony Touch: http://www.tonytouch.com/

https://www.facebook.com/QoolMarv

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014 | The Afterparty featuring Qool DJ Marv
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July 27, 2014 08:33 PM PDT
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Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014 | The Afterparty featuring Qool DJ Marv

July 24 2014

Jazzy and tropical, lovely and topical, here's a mix of music played during the after party of the 2014 World's Best Awards - bestowed and hosted by Travel+Leisure magazine.

Vacation mindset in this music mix. Close your eyes and see where you want to be.

Around The World - Madd Wikkid
Get Swingy (Lucky) - Daft Punk featuring Pharrell (Minimatic Daftnosopunk version)
And the Living Is Easy! (The Dynamics Remix) - Guts
Cumatan - Alkalino
Janeiro - Allkalino
Rose Rouge - St. Germain
Summer Sun - Koop
Shaft - Malik Adouane
Mission Impossible - Big Horns B
Sunny - Eli Goulart E Banda Do Mato
I Love New York - Metropolis
Daft Funk - Social Disco Club
Thank You (V's To The Bone edit) - Fly & Samily Stone
Wanna Fly - Alkalino
Beware of the Boys (Mundian to Bach Ke) (Motivo Hi-Lectro Remix) - Panjabi MC
Shake Your Body Down (Psychemagik Edit) - Psychemagik
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
I Want You Back (Dimitri from Paris Supa Funk Brakes Mix) - Jackson 5
Salsation - David Shire
Sing Sing Sing - The Charlie Calello Orchestra
Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney
Fever - La Lupe
Get Ready - Ella Fitzgerald
Happy - Pharrell
The Passenger - The Jolly Boys
Wonderful World - Johnny Nash
I Can See Cleary Now - Johnny Nash
Jammin' - Bob Marley
Stand By Me - Prince Royce
Walking On The Moon - Jimmy Nail
Moondance - Grady Tate
Triptico - Gotan Project
Wake Me Up - Aloe Blacc
Stay - Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
Dreams - Fleet Wood Mac (Psychemagik Remix)
The Whistle Song Revisited - Frankie Knuckles

Nothing feels better than coming through for the great people that gave me a shot at this international crowd representing exceptional destinations all over the world.

Thanks to some old friends at Mary Giuliani Catering & Events I made new friends with folks at Travel + Leisure on this special night.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best-2014-hp

http://www.marygiuliani.com/

https://www.facebook.com/QoolMarv

Soft, Rocks! v4 ((((Beautiful(:)Magical))))
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June 09, 2014 08:26 PM PDT
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Soft, Rocks! v4

((((Beautiful : Magical))))

There's A World - Neil Young
The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Climb Up On My Music - Rodriguez
Learning To Fly - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers
A Life Of Illusion - Joe Walsh
A Horse With No Name - America
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
While You See a Chance - Steve Winwood
Show Me The Way - Peter Frampton
Under The Milky Way - The Church
Dreamer - Supertramp
The Logical Song - Supertramp
Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Time Passages - Al Stewart
Piano Man - Billy Joel

Soft, Rocks! v4 is the sequel to:

Soft, Rocks! v2
http://djqoolmarvsounds.podomatic.com/entry/2012-04-13T00_18_18-07_00

https://www.facebook.com/QoolMarv

Qool__Marv LIVE at the premiere party for the HBO presentation of the Rolling Stones Documentary Crossfire Hurricane | November 13 2012 in the Gold Room at the Standard Hotel NYC
November 14, 2012 09:27 AM PST
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Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters
Little Red Rooster - The Rolling Stones
Key To The Highway - Don Covay & J. Lemon Blues
I'll Go Crazy - James Brown And His Famous Flames
Don't Know Why I Love You - Jackson 5
Down Home Girl - Original - Alvin Robinson
Dust My Broom - Elmore James
She's A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones
Waiting On A Friend - The Rolling Stones
Mercy, Mercy - Don Covay
Good Times - Sam Cooke
Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Rolling Stones
Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
Buddy's Blues Part 1 - Buddy Guy
Oh Baby - Little Walter
Ooh Pooh Pah Doo Pt. 1 & 2 - Jessie Hill
Happy - The Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
On The Road Again - Canned Heat
Juke - Little Walter
Jivin' Time - King Curtis
Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton
Fortune Teller - Benny Spellman
Back In The USA - Chuck Berry
Rock And Roll Music - Chuck Berry
I'm Ready - Fats Domino
Ain't Got No Home - Clarence “Frogman” Henry
Come On - The Rolling Stones
Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey - Little Richard
The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Mick Jagger featuring Raphael Saadiq
Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
Gimmie Shelter - The Rolling Stones (A Bold&Brave Extension)#
She Said Yeah! - Larry Williams
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Little Richard
My Generation - The Who
Ready Teddy - Little Richard
I'm All Right - Bo Diddley
Mannish Boy (Live) - Muddy Waters
The Night Time Is the Right Time - Ray Charles
Get Your Yas Yas Out - Blind Boy Fuller
Do The Do - Howlin' Wolf with Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts
Rip This Joint - The Rolling Stones
Shake Your Hips - The Rolling Stones
Shake Your Hips - Slim Harpo
Who Do You Love - Bo Diddley
Rock At the Philharmonic - Chuck Berry
All Around The World - Little Richard
I'm Alright - The Rolling Stones
Beast Of Burden - The Rolling Stones
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
Time Is On My Side (Stereo Ver. 2) - The Rolling Stones
You Can Make It If You Try/Have Faith - Gene Allison
Angie - The Rolling Stones
Till The Next Goodbye - The Rolling Stones

Thank you HBO and management of the Rolling Stones for electing me to preside over the music for the post screening party for their documentary entitled Crossfire Hurricane.

Earlier this same day The Rolling Stones also released "GRRR!" - a 3/4 disc set of remastered classics with a couple of new tunes. http://www.rollingstones.com/grrr/

This night need to sound celebratory. Celebrating 50 years of the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll with plenty of doses of soul. Members of the band wanted a night about them to also celebrate the artists that influenced them. There was a moment in the evening while the 3rd of 3 Rolling Stone's songs in-a-row was playing and Mick sent over a friend to let me know that I was doing alright with the soul and more heaping doses please.

They kept on with the keep on, the rock on, the get your groove on, and the c'mon.

Roll on...play on.

Stones fans, sure, fantasize about what you would've played...there are so many more songs that I wanted to play, but again, this night was about them and what they wanted to hear and represent...

"You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need"

http://www.rollingstones.com/crossfire-hurricane/
http://www.hbo.com/#/documentaries/crossfire-hurricane

#(A Bold&Brave Extension)
http://djqoolmarvsounds.podomatic.com/entry/2010-06-21T21_44_42-07_00
http://djqoolmarvsounds.podomatic.com/entry/2010-08-07T21_07_24-07_00

https://www.facebook.com/QoolMarv

The Grand Classic Sounds of New York (Qool DJ Marv's Director's Cut)
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November 16, 2010 08:09 PM PST
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This concept was done three times before as CD length mixes. Realizing that I can go beyond the 75 or 80 minutes of a CD, at last, I have put together the best of the three previous Classic Sounds Of New York.

This mix has been on this page before, here's a replacement or revision. Whatever's clever.

Here's the back story followed by the updated tracklisting:

I love those classic New York movies that have scenes where someone’s keeping their night going by heading to a friend’s afterparty and when they walk in, there’s a mini-jazz orchestra providing the grooves. This is happening in someone’s apartment! The bandleader with the baton bopping with a welcoming smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOlpcJhNyDI&feature=related

I’ve never had the pleasure but I recently read in Stanley Crouch collection of essays called Considering Genius that Wynton Marsalis gets down like that for real, presently. This is an I Love New York mix that I got commissioned to compile by a special events consultant extraordinaire (Bowen & Company) that was organizing an affair involving the unveiling of a new Donald Trump penthouse suite.

A nice new place was on display and my job here was to give the room a classic and grand sound. I’ve got a real soft spot for singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra and for jazz in general so this was one of those ‘they pay me to do this(?)’ kind of assignments. http://www.bowenandco.com/

I didn’t get the chance to see the place so I just imagined being on the top of the Empire State building and looking around or re-imagined walking around great neighborhoods all over New York City. Watched some movies like Cotton Club, Harlem Nights, Breakfast At Tiffany's, and Manhattan and imagined what it might be like to be a jazz loving socialite way back when.

This is a city that never ceases to astound and I wish I was around to see performances of all these sounds. Play these songs however, and I feel like I’m right there, then. So glad that I’m right here, now. I do love New York and I hope that this is a keepsake to us proper or former New Yorkers and maybe a delectable enticement to those who want to visit New York proper.

Some titles appear more than once because all the versions are outstanding, yet, performed completely differently. That's Jazz. Enjoy New York City on the Jazz hand side.

Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind
Dinah Washington - Manhattan
Sarah Vaughn - Autumn in New York
Eric Satie - Gymnopepie No.3
Henry Mancini - Breakfast At Tiffany's
Eric Reed - Englishman in New York
Sarah Vaughn - Lullaby Of Broadway
George Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue (Piano Solo)
Ella Fitzgerald - Manhattan
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - Take The "A" Train
Percy Faith & His Orchestra - On Broadway
Lou Rawls - On Broadway
Susan Barrett – Manhattan
George Shearing – Lullaby of Birdland
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - New York, New York
Helen O'Connell - Lullaby Of Broadway
Frank Sinatra - Blue Skies
Dakota Stanton - Broadway
Woody Allen - Wild Man Blues
Duke Ellington - Sidewalks Of New York
Kings Sisters - Take the "A" Train
Kate Smith - In Old New York / The Sidewalks Of New York
Count Basie - All of Me
Ella Fitzgerald - Blue Skies
Jim Tyler - New York, New York
Ella Fitzgerald - Take The "A" Train
Buddy Rich - On Broadway
Nancy Wilson - On Broadway
Regina Carter - New York Attitude
The Supremes - Manhattan
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York

Shout out to http://www.eightball.ie/ for the image - Warming hearts. Like mine, http://www.eightball.ie/2007/10/?cat=4 and one day, yours.

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