For this week’s mixtape, we invite producer, label owner, vinyl distributor, record shop owner, DJ and all round music man, Mr Phillip "Basement' Well to the Dusk Dubs family....


Phill has been involved in the music scene in one form or another since the late 1980's, so its a real pleasure to present a volume from the man himself that showcases music that has remained in his soul, and means so much to him... "Jazz - The Early Years".

"This selection features laid back Vocal Jazz Grooves predominantly by female singers. I hope you are feeling the lush beautiful arrangements and stunning vocal performances of the trend setters from the 1950s." 

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"Jazz - The Early Years"

1) Helen Merrill – You'd Be So Nice To Come Home Too (EmArcy 1954 – Helen Merrill LP)

2) Sarah Vaughan – He's My Guy (EmArcy 1954 – Sarah Vaughan LP)

3) Roy Haynes & Quincy Jones -  Pogo Stick (EmArcy 1955 – Jazz Abroad LP)

4) Barbara Lea – I Had Myself A True Love (Prestige 1956 – Barbara Lea With The Johnny Windhurst Quintets LP)

5) Carmen McRae – Good Morning Heartache  (Brunswick 1956 – Torchy LP)

6) Chris Connor – Try A Little Tenderness (Bethlehem 1957 – Lullabys of Birdland LP)

7) Sallie Blair – Come By Sunday (Bethlehem 1957 – Squeeze Me LP) 

8) Miles Davis – So What (Columbia 1959 – Kind of Blue LP)

9) Ernestine Anderson – Land Of Dreams (Mercury 1960 – My kinda swing LP)

10) Charlie Parker & Orchestra – Autumn In New York (Verve 1961 – Night & Day LP)

11) Etta Jones – Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You  (Prestige 1962 – Lonely and Blue LP)

12) Dexter Gordon – A Night In Tunisia  (Blue Note 1963 – Our Man In Paris LP)

13) Ethel Ennis – Show Me A Man I Can Look Up To (RCA 1964 – Once Again LP) 

14) Nina Simone – Feeling Good – (Philips 1965 - I Put A Spell On You LP) 

15) Yusef Lateef – Love Theme From Spartacus (Prestige 1966 – Yusef Lateef Plays For Lovers LP)

16) George Benson Quartet – Summertime (Columbia 1966 – Its Uptown LP)
17) Joe Bataan – Ordinary guy (Fania 1967 – Gypsy Woman LP)