Groovement Podcast – SNO: From The Dusty Streets Of Bophelong to Manchester

A beautiful guest selection from Manchester-based SNO – here’s her story:

When I grew up in the township of Bophelong in the Vaal, South Africa, my uncle was the finest collector of Jazz, Soul, Afrobeat and Disco.

He suffocated me with tune after tune for years. When he sold his collection, I felt loss that I still haven’t felt to date.

Once I managed to get a proper turntable at home this year, I started collecting the very records my uncle sold, and more, as I have never stopped to learn about music.

On the 17th July, I was thrown in the lion’s den by my brother and homie Levi Love, when I covered his 4 hour set at Soup Kitchen, Manchester. It was my very first time and I enjoyed expressing myself through my love of music, straddling genres and showing how unlimited and highly extensive my love for music is.

Sno: From The Dusty Streets Of Bophelong To Manchester by Jamie Groovement Aka Agent J on Mixcloud

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It’s an all vinyl selection from SNO – click each title to track down the album yourself.

The Ipanemas – Canto Pra Oxum – Far Out Recordings 2008
George Duke – Omi (Fresh Water) – Epic 1977
Azymuth – Wait For My Turn – Far Out Recordings 1975/2015
Joe Sample – Rainbow Seeker – ABC Records 1978
Donald Byrd – Flight Time – Blue Note 1973
Madlib – Slim’s Return – Blue Note 2003
MF Doom – Saffron – Metal Face Records / Nature Sounds 2013
J Dilla – King – Nature Sounds 2013
Guru’s Jazzmatazz with Angie Stone – Keep Your Worries – Virgin 2000
Grand Puba – I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are) – Elektra 1995
A Tribe Called Quest – Keeping It Moving – Jive 1996
Amerigo Gazaway – Trouble In The Water – Soul Mates 2014
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa ‘70 – He Miss Road – KFR 1975


Agent J aka Jamie Groovement: writer, host, DJ and teacher. @jamiegroovement

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