Paul Murphy presents Rock In Rhythm and Blues


Via Monotape, a shit hot proper R&B mix for the weekend ahead.

Paul Murphy is among an ultra-rare group of eclectic UK DJ’s, first WIRE Magazine DJ of the Year in 1985 whose remarkable path of music history continues to this day. He currently DJ’s internationally he’s used to run Afro Art label & a record store. (One of his employees was a young up-and-coming DJ named Gilles Peterson). Surely, the years of spinning and collecting music must have facilitated a library of musical ideas and directions for a debut album.

“There used to be a really great radio programme on BBC Radio london back in the day, “Honky Tonk” hosted by renowned author, record producer and music expert Charlie Gillett. I learned more about music from that programme than any before or since. He used to play a huge amount of rhythm and blues, rock and roll and modern (at that time) funk and soul. I first heard “Big Chief” by Professor Longhair and The JB’s “Hot Pants Road” through him.

Many years went by and i got into other things and radio london became radio bigot. I went to japan with Gaz “Rockin Blues” Mayall in 1986 where we both were dj’ing , me jazz, latin etc, him playing 1950’s black rhythm and blues. He blew my mind completely with his tunes. When i came back i started to buy ’em and play ’em in the clubs i was dj’ing at, the “Sol y Sombra” in Charlotte Street, London and also playing them at a west indian “blues” in euston road where the old dudes taught me a hell of a lot about the roots of reggae..”its Arrl from Roscoe Gordon and Bill Doggett marn!”… But thats another story..” – Paul Murphy

1. Amos Milburn – Lets Have A Party
2. Etta James – Good Rockin’ Daddy
3. Patty Anne – Shtiggy Boom
3. Barbie Gaye – Lollipop
4. Fluffy Hunter – Walk Right In
5. Bob Landers – Cherokee Dance
6. Big T Tyler – King Kong
7. Tommy Ridgeley – Jam Up Twist
8. Roy Montrell – Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone
9. Lavern Baker – Jim Dandy
10. Big Joe Turner – Corrine Corrina
11. Tv Slim – Flat Foot Sam
12. Screaming Jay Hawkins – Little Demon
13. Mckinley Mitchell – Rock Everybody Rock
14. Bobby Charles – See You Later Alligator
15. Ray Charles – Get On The Right Track Baby
16. Anisteen Allen – Fujiyama Mama
17. Annie Laurie – It Hurts To Be In Love
18. Johnny Guitar Watson – Johnny Guitar
19. Willie Mabon – I Don’t Know
20. Mitzi Mars – I’m Glad
21. Five Royales – Think
22. Five Keys – Ling Ting Tong
23. Johnny Guitar Watson – Gangster Of Love
24. The Robins – Riot In Cell Block 9