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Playlist 3/06/07

1. Randolph Matthews - Canvas [Documented]
2. Chrisette Michele - Like a Dream [Def Jam/Universal]
3. Onitsha - So Good [Hidden Beach]
4. Monassa - Sargasso [Up My Alley]
5. Stuart McCallum - Austin Flowers [Egea]
6. Marlena Shaw - Feel Like Makin Love [Sonorama/Creative Vibes]
7. Yasuko Agawa - Zanzibar (Povo Remix) [Victor]
8. LTC - Menino das Laranjas [Ricky Tick/Creative Vibes]
9. O Cravo feat Fabiola - Mundafunka (Daz-I-Kue Re-edit) [Far Out]
10. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (Barna Soundmachine Remix) [Oscid]
11. Katalyst - All You've Got (feat RuCL, Hau & Yungun) [Invada/Inertia]
12. Pharoahe Monch - Trilogy (Act 1 feat Mr Porter, Act 2 feat Dwele, Act 3 feat Tone) [Universal/Universal]
13. Marco Polo - Marquee (feat OC) [Rawkus/Inertia]
14. Tuff Love - 1 Love (Lil Gav's Cascading Keys Mix) [Soulclap]
15. Waajeed - Proud [Fat City]
16. The Bamboos - Head in the Clouds (feat Tyra Hammond) [Tru Thoughts/Creative Vibes]
17. Shirley Eubanks Ensemble - The Blessing Song [Freestyle/Creative Vibes]
18. Rhythmagic Orchestra - African Mailman [Impossible Ark]
19. Raoul Zequeira - Clave Maraca y Bongo [Vogue]
20. Asayake Production - Soul of Ink [High Contrast]
21. Romanowski - Strudel Strut (Quantic Remix) [Trouser Trout]
22. Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons - Beggin (Pilooski Edit) [White]
23. Roman Andren - O Mundo e Seu (Beatfanatic Remix) [Soundscape]
24. Nu Tone - Jetstream (feat Talc) [Hospital/Inertia]
25. Chemical Brothers - The Salmon Dance (feat Fatlip) [Virgin/EMI]

It was a techno-free zone on this week's show, but only because I ran out of time.

After playing quite a few of its tracks, I can now recommend the full Pharoahe Monch album 'Desire' to anyone looking for a hip hop album with a grander vision and scope than just banging beats and rhymes. We heard the three-part 'Trilogy' on today's show which has a particularly cinematic approach. The excellent Bamboos and friends 'compilation' side-project 'Black Feeling' is getting closer to release with the 12" release with versions of 'The Blessing Song' and 'Fire Eater'. For soul/gospel fans, this week's tip is Onitsha's 'Church Girl' album. Other artists with forthcoming albums showing early promise include Chrisette Michele (who sung the jazzy hooks in Nas' 'Can't Forget About You'), Sydney beat-don Katalyst and Italian jazz trio LTC.

Other tunes of note include Waajeed's tribute to James Brown, Marlena Shaw with an unreleased 1979 big band recording, Nu Tone with Talc with a fab and swinging twist on D&B and a surprising tune from the Chemical Brothers with ex-Pharcyde MC Fatlip, sounding both like the Neptunes and daisy-era De La Soul.

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