The James Taylor Quartet @ The Captain Stax Show

Conceived at the Blue Note Club Milano last January, here’s the second
“VIP” installment of the year. A ultra-cool selection by all 4 members of
JTQ, for the occasion featuring the magic vibes of Ralph Wyld, drummer
Adam Betts and “classic” quartet members Andrew McKinney and
James Taylor (of course 🙂 ). According to this show format I added some
tracks by the band, coming from a London’s Jazz Cafè performance, the
Ronnie Scott’s vinyl-only LP, the beautiiful Motown covers album, the
Freestyle 45 with Roy Ayers and the Rochester Cathedral Choir. The
MRUK jingle made my day indeed, recorded live and direct with the
Hammond organ on stage, me on side and my microphone placed on the
precious wood (you clearly hear James’ touch on the keys!)

Tracks selected by JTQ

James Taylor
Andrew McKinney
Adam Betts
Ralph Wyld

Streaming link: coming soon

Here’s the web-flyer: photo by Marco Pertusati @ The Blue Note Milano,
Jan 2017



[Intro] JTQ – Weekender [tCSS Theme Edit]
[Jingle] JTQ – MRUK Jingle (Live)

[Cpt] JTQ – I Feel The Earth Move (Live Jazz Cafè)

[James] Jimmy Smith – Got My Mojo Workin’ (Live)
[Andrew] George Benson – The Cooker
[Adam] James Brown – Talking Loud and Saying Nothing
[Ralph] Milt Jackson – Soul Route

[Cpt] JTQ ft Roy Ayers – Get Down to the Floor

[James] Brian Auger Trinity – Red Beans and Rice
[Adam] Jimmy McGriff – The Worm
[Ralph] Bobby Hutcherson – Ummh
[Andrew] Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (Live)

[Cpt] JTQ ft Hil St Soul – You Beat Me To The Punch

[Andrew] Jimmy Smith – Root Down (And Get It)
[Adam] King Curtis – Memphis Soul Stew (Live)
[James] Jimmy McGriff – Ain’t It Funky Now

[Cpt] JTQ – Sweet Revival (Live Ronnie Scott’s)

[James] Ralph Kirkpatrick – JS Bach Partita No.2 in C Minor / Capriccio
[Interview] JTQ – James Taylor Blue Note Milano 28/01/2017

[Cpt] JTQ ft The Rochester Cathedral Choir – Kyrie

The Captain Stax Show 198

Play Again (coming soon)

The Grannies – White Glove Service (Ben Addison Remix) (3:28)
Working Voodoo Club – Wild ‘n’ Moanin’ (2:33)
Ronnie Spector – I’d Much Rather Be with the Girls (2:49)
Katy Goodman And Greta Morgan – In The City (2:15)
The Prisoners – Love Changes (3:43)
The Mads – Solo Verità (3:39)
Paul Weller – The Ballad Of Jimmy McCabe (4:00)
Matt Deighton – Head Down To Love (Demo) (3:00)
Dr Robert – The Wild River (Demo) (4:59)
Steve Pilgrim – Morning Skies (3:25)
John Bromley – Darby & McKenny (Demo) (1:50)
The Who – Instant Party Mixture (3:29)
The Real People – I’ve Got a Feeling (Live) (2:53)
Society – The Hustler (3:53)
The Five Faces – Run Run Run (3:22)
Metro – Mono Messiah (4:03)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – B Movie (John Peel 1980) (2:39)
Galliano – Hungry Like A Baby (5:13)
Stone Foundation feat Paul Weller – Your Balloon Is Rising
Stone Foundation feat Bettye Lavette – Season of Change

The Captain Stax Show 198 “on air” at Mod Radio UK – Friday 03/02/2017 – 7:30pm

Stone Foundation @ The Captain Stax Show

An immense personal pleasure indeed: the first V.I.P special guests of the year are Stone Foundation, back to our station after the 2011 “Away From The Grain” radio special. The band is on everyone’s lips nowadays, with the new album “Street Rituals” produced by Paul Weller out in March (I’m very proud and happy for them). In addition to the individual members’ selection, I added, as usual, a few tracks from their own production, starting with the new single “Your Balloon Is Rising” sang and produced by the Modfather, and more collaborations with Soul masters, such as Nolan Porter, Joe Harris and Carleen Anderson. Thanks guys, it’s a beautiful mix!

Website : http://www.stonefoundation.co.uk/

Tracks selected by Stone Foundation

Neil Jones
Neil Sheasby
Philip Ford
Ian Arnold
Rob Newton

Streaming link: Click Here!

Here’s the web-flyer: a promo card (100% is SF new record label) filled with details and the Mod Radio UK 20th anniversary logo



Stone Foundation Intro
[Cpt] Stone Foundation feat Paul Weller – Your Balloon Is Rising

[Shea] Chairmen Of The Board – Hanging On To A Memory
[Neil] The Main Ingredient – Everybody Plays The Fool
[Phil] Donny Hathaway – Little Ghetto Boy
[Shea] Marvin Gaye – The World Is Rated X

[Cpt] Nolan Porter & Stone Foundation – If I Could Only Be Sure

[Neil] Anderson Paak – Celebrate
[Shea] Cher & Greg Allman – Move Me
[Ian] The Band – King Harvest
[Rob] Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends

[Cpt] Stone Foundation feat Joe Harris – I Couldn’t Help If I Tried

[Shea] The Undisputed Truth – Life Ain’t So Easy
[Phil] Van Morrison – Summertime In England (Edit)
[Neil] WIillie Hutch – California My Way
[Rob] Bill Withers – Use Me
[Ian] Donny Hathaway – Jealous Guy

[Cpt] Stone Foundation feat Carleen Anderson – When you’re in my world

[Shea] Richie Havens – I Can’t Make It Anymore
[Phil] Steely Dan – Peg
[Neil] Leo’s Sunshipp – Give Me the Sunshine
[Rob] Fela Kuti – Zombie (Edit)
[Ian] Small Faces – Afterglow of Your Love
[Shea] Bobby Darin – Sunday


The “V.I.P.” monthly event (as part of my weekly Mod Radio UK show) excites me in a special way, because it provides a cross-section of musical tastes by all members of my favorite bands, showing the influences of the single musicians in the line-up.
The resulting mixes are always eclectic, sometimes surprising. Here’s a collection of cloudcasts from last year. Thousand thanks to all my special guests, Corduroy, The Family Silver, Dodgy, Nine Below Zero, Secret Affair! The new year starts with Stone Foundation, tomorrow 20/01. Tune in!

Mixcloud play-again








1 Chowdown [Live 92, from Well Suspect 7″ 45rpm] by Corduroy
2 Saturday In The Park [Selected by Ben] by Chicago
3 On Any Sunday Main Theme [Selected by Scott] by Dominic Frontiere
4 Compared to What [Selected by Simon] by Eddie Harris and Les McCann
5 Is it Off, is it On [Selected by Richard] by The Bit’A Sweet
6 End Of The Rainbow by Corduroy
7 Polo Pony The Adventurers [Selected by Scott] by The Ray Brown Orchestra
8 Look Up Joy to the World [Selected by Ben] by Lalo Schifrin
9 Vehicle [Selected by Richard] by The Ides Of March
10 Live Wire [Selected by Simon] by The Meters
11 Very Yeah [Vocal Version] by Corduroy
12 Hikki Burr [Selected by Ben] by Quincy Jones feat. Bill Cosby
13 Dorian [Selected by Simon] by Roy Haynes
14 Guitar Blues Roots Odyssey [Selected by Scott] by Quincy Jones
15 Wooden Spoon [Selected by Richard] by The Poets
16 Safety Light by Corduroy

The Family Silver

1 Peace & Love (Don’t it Feel Good) by The Family Silver
2 Easy On My Soul [Selected by Matt] by Free
3 Bang Bang [Selected by Steve] by The Graveltones
4 Over The Wall [Selected by Damon] by Echo & The Bunnymen
5 #LiarsAndCheaters by Trio Valore
6 Straight Outta Compton [Selected by Steve] by N.W.A
7 Rebel Without a Pause [Selected by Damon] by Public Enemy
8 Dean [Selected by Matt] by Terry Reid
9 Sometimes There’s Lightening by Matt Deighton
10 Killing Floor (Live) [Selected by Damon] by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
11 She’s Leaving [Selected by Matt] by Ronnie Lane
12 Walls Come Tumbling Down [Selected by Steve] by The Style Council
13 ReRehab by Amy Winehouse vs Trio Valore
14 Magic Ship [Selected by Matt] by Free
15 Blackstar [Selected by Steve] by David Bowie
16 Holding On To You [Selected by Damon] by Twenty One Pilots
17 Privilege by The Family Silver


1 Now Means Nothing (1:56) by Dodgy
2 Give It Everything You Got [Selected by Stu] by Edgar Winter
3 Cherry Lips [Selected by Andy] by Archie Bronson Outfit
4 Same Old Blues [Selected by Nigel] by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
5 Watcher of the Skies [Selected by Math] by Genesis
6 Ain’t No Longer Asking (Live) (5:19) by Dodgy
7 Is It True [Selected by Andy] by Brenda Lee
8 FloriDada [Selected by Math] by Animal Collective
9 Too Deep [Selected by Stu] by The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
10 The Night [Selected by Nigel] by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
11 Mended Heart (3:29) by Dodgy
12 Little By Little [Selected by Math] by Dusty Springfield
13 Yes We Can I [Selected by Nigel] by Lee Dorsey
14 Soldier Of Love [Selected by Andy] by Arthur Alexander
15 Stay With Me [Selected by Stu] by Faces
16 The Snake (BBC) (3:31) by Dodgy BBC
17 I’ve Been Trying [Selected by Nigel] by The Impressions
18 Man of the World [Selected by Stu] by Fleetwood Mac
19 If I Had Words [Selected by Math] by Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley
20 Hey Hey What Can I Do [Selected by Andy] by Led Zeppelin

Nine Below Zero

1 Stone Fox Chase (Theme from the Ogwt) by NBZ Intro
2 You Don’t Love Me (from “Chilled”) by Nine Below Zero
3 Reelin’ in the Years [Selected by Mark] by Steely Dan
4 Shake Your Hips [Selected by Dennis] by Slim Harpo
5 For Once In My Life [Selected by Ben] by Stevie Wonder
6 Cissy Strut [Selected by Mickey] by The Meters
7 Crawling Up A Hill (from “13 Shades Of Blue”) by Nine Below Zero
8 Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) [Selected by Ben] by Squeeze
9 From Russia With Love [Selected by Mark] by Matt Monro
10 Wang Dang Doodle [Selected by Mickey] by Howlin’ Wolf
11 God Only Knows [Selected by Dennis] by The Beach Boys
12 It’s Your Voodoo Working (from “13 Shades Of Blue”) by Nine Below Zero
13 Mr.Tambourine Man [Selected by Mickey] by Bob Dylan
14 One Man Guy [Selected by Ben] by Loudon Wainwright III
15 Needle In A Haystack [Selected by Dennis] by The Velvelettes
16 It Was A Very Good Year [Selected by Mark] by The Kingston Trio
17 One Scotch, One Borbon, One Beer (From “Duo”) by Dennis Greaves & Mark Feltham
18 Summer Breeze [Selected by Dennis] by The Isley Brothers
19 I Like It Like That [Selected by Ben] by The 5 Royales
20 Gonna Build A Mountain [Selected by Mark] by Stop the World OST
21 Three Times Enough [Selected by Mickey] by Nine Below Zero

Secret Affair

1 Roadrunner by Secret Affair (Live 1980)
2 Mutiny [Selected by Ian] by Junior Walker & The All-Stars
3 I Heard It Through the Grapevine [Selected by Dave] by Marvin Gaye
4 The Day Will Come Between Sunday And Monday [Selected by Stevie] by Kiki Dee
5 Jason and the Argonauts [Selected by John] by XTC
6 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick [Selected by Ed] by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
7 Dance Master by Secret Affair (Live 2003)
8 Won’t Get Fooled Again (Single Version) [Selected by Dave] by The Who
9 Indian Rope Man [Selected by Stevie] by Brian Auger
10 Dance To The Music [Selected by Ian] by Sly & The Family Stone
11 Come On, Come Over [Selected by Ed] by Jaco Pastorius
12 Walk Away by Secret Affair
13 I’m Just Not Ready For Love [Selected by Stevie] by Erma Franklin
14 Big Bird [Selected by Ian] by Eddie Floyd
15 Four Day Creep (Live) [Selected by Dave] by Humble Pie
16 New Religion [Selected by John] by Duran Duran
17 None of Us Are Free by Secret Affair (STX Edt)
18 The Supernatural [Selected by Dave] by Peter Green
19 Where’s Captain Kirk [Selected by Ed] by Spizzenergi
20 Until You Come Back To Me [Selected by Stevie] by Aretha Franklin
21 Abraham, Martin And John [Selected by Ian] by Marvin Gaye


The Captain Stax Show 195

Play Again (coming soon)

The New Mastersounds – Drop It Down (4:11)
Charles Bradley – Change For The World (3:32)
Eric Benet – Holdin’ On (4:08)
Deep Street Soul – Soul’s Come Alive (3:00)
Lee Fields & The Expressions – Never Be Another You (4:25)
Man & The Echo – Distance Runner (3:20)
The Real People – Message of Love (2:45)
Terry Shaughnessy – Volcano (3:42)
Spirfires – On My Mind (4:37)
The Rifles – Go Do What You Like (2:11)
Radio Days – Back in the Day (2:34)
Statuto – Batticuore (3:02)
The Q – Diamond July (3:46)
The Coral – Holy Revelation (3:10)
The Rolling Stones – Just Your Fool (2:16)
Gregory Porter – French African Queen (3:44)
Carleen Anderson – Your Heart Will Know (4:46)
Smoove & Turrell – You Could’ve Been a Lady (4:53)
The Senior Service – Bone Jacked (2:29)

The Captain Stax Show 195 “on air” at Mod Radio UK – Friday 06/01/2017 – 7:30pm

The Captain Stax Show 194

Play Again (coming soon)

The Songbook Collective – Take A Good Look (3:20)
The James Hunter Six – If That Don’t Tell You (2:34)
Eli Paperboy Reed – Cut Ya Down (2:49)
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – Fighting Your Shadow (3:20)
Men Of North Country – Let’s Get Away (3:14)
Madness – Mr. Apples (3:39)
Aunt Nelly – Photograph (4:45)
The Monkees – She Makes Me Laugh (3:00)
French Boutik – Impitoyable (3:25)
Fay Hallam – How Great You Are (3:11)
Bruce Foxton – Pictures & Diamonds (3:07)
Nick Waterhouse – It’s Time (3:07)
The Sound Of Pop Art – So High (3:24)
The Last Shadow Puppets – Bad Habits (3:00)
Nine Below Zero – Hercules (4:31)
Myles Sanko – Just Being Me (3:53)
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate (7:07)
The Filthy Six – Watch What You’re Doin’ To Me (3:35)
Nick Pride & The Pimptones – If You Ain’t (3:45)
The Excitements – Everything Is Better Since You’re Gone (2:20)
Dodgy – Is This Goodbye (3:03)

The Captain Stax Show 194 “on air” at Mod Radio UK – Friday 30/12/2016 – 7:30pm