Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 024

Episode 24 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner finds Upper Hale’s most avid collector of vinyl serving up another fine selection for Sound Vault’s specialist soul, jazz and fusion show.

Expect tracks from the likes of Kenny Dorham, Lonnie Smith, John Klemmer and Tania Maria, plus Jack McDuff, and John Handy.

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 023

Episode 23 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner – Sound Vault’s specialist soul/jazz/fusion show with Upper Hale’s number one collector of vinyl – is a Latin Soul, Jazz and Boogaloo special.

You can expect to hear tracks from the likes of Vladimir and His Orchestra; Joe Bataan; Moguito Santamaria; Ray Baretto; Chollo Rivera and The Latin Soul Drives; Bobby Paunettto; Eddie Palmieri; Tito Puente; the Fania All Stars, and Cal Tjander.

It promises to be quite a show, so make sure you are well turned out for your listening pleasure.  This week’s tracks might provoke some moves!

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 022

Episode 22 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner finds Mark selecting what he considers to be some of the finest original tracks to be featured on the much sought after “London Jazz Classics” compilation albums Vols. 1, 2 & 3, compiled by the iconic Soul Jazz Records label.

In this ‘Best of’ London Jazz Classics Vols. 1, 2 & 3 edition, expect to hear tracks from the likes of Doug Richardson, Synthesis, Billy Parker’s Fourth World, and Alive! plus Ricardo Marrero & The Group, Antonio Adolfo, Billy Brooks, Carlos Franzetti and Corky McClerkin.

 

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 021

Episode 21 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner finds Mark selecting the best of British of Jazz/Funk artists and groups from amongst his vinyl collection from between 1974 and 1983.

Expect to hear the likes of Freez, Light of the World, Linx and David Joseph, plus Hi-Tension, Incognito, Morrissey/Mullen, the Average White Band, and F.B.I.

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 020

Episode 20 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner introduces a new feature to the show. In particular episodes, Mark will select a letter of the alphabet at random from the ‘Mixed Bag’ of letters, and play tracks only from soul, jazz and fusion solo artists and groups whose name begins with that letter.

Because it is the first time he has played this feature, today’s show is brought to you by the letter “A“.

Expect tracks from Azymuth; Vicki Anderson; her daughter, Carleen Anderson; and the Average White Band, plus Roy Ayers; Animal Nightlife; Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, and Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 019

Episode 19 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner is a hip-hop flavoured special edition of Sound Vault’s specialist soul/jazz/fusion music show, from Upper Hale’s own avid collector of vinyl.

Expect tracks from the likes of Big Lady K, Roxanne Shante, Masta Ace, and Gang Starr, plus Man Parrish, Eric B and Rakim, Young MC, Main Source and Original Konfusion.

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 018

Episode 18 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner is an uplifting, gospel-tinged special edition of the soul/jazz/fusion specialist music show, from Upper Hale’s own avid collector of vinyl.

Expect tracks from the likes of Kent Schneider, Mary Lou Williams, The Rance Allen Group and Kim Weston, plus The Edwin Hawkins Singers, Terry Callier, Roy Ayers Ubiquity – and a special rendition of The Addict’s Psalm.

Oh Happy Day!

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 016

Episode 16 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner – our soul/jazz/fusion music show is an ‘African Rhythms‘ special.  Following the recent death of Hugh Masekela, show is intended to honour the great man, as well as some of the music of these genres from the continent.

As well as Hugh Masekela, the show features tracks from the likes of Letta Mbulu, Manu Dibango and Fela Kuti, as well as Oneness Of Juju, Lafayette Afro Rock Band, and Matata.

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 015

Episode 15 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner – our specialist soul/jazz/fusion show is a film soundtracks special.

Expect tracks from Willie Hutch, Roberta Flack, Grant Green and Burt Bacharach, plus Booker T. and The M.G.s, Johnny Pate, Gordon Staples, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and Quincy Hayes – plus an appearance from the classic Pearl & Dean theme tune.

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 014

Episode 14 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner is a Soulful Deep House special edition of Sound Vault’s soul/jazz/fusion specialist music show from Upper Hale’s finest.

Expect tracks from the likes of Mr. Fingers, Nuyorican Soul, Hi Fi Mike and Kenny Bobien, not to mention Ferry Ultra, Deep Sensation, and Jon Cutler.  Enjoy – we’re going deep!

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 12

Sound Vault’s specialist soul, jazz and fusion music show returns for its first show of 2018, expertly curated by Mark Sumner from Upper Hale.

Tracks from the likes of Grover Washington Jnr, Jimmy McGriff, Johnny Lyttle, and Walter Bishop Jnr.  Enjoy!

Mark’s “Mixed Bag” New Year’s Eve Knees-Up playlist

Mark Sumner – presenter of our “Mixed Bag” soul, jazz and funk show – has put together a special playlist to provide the ideal party soundtrack for your New Year’s Eve.

This time he has provided a distinctly Sixties flavour to the proceedings, as well as looking back to some other classic floor-fillers, as we look forward to what 2018 has in store.

Expect tracks from the likes of Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers; Dusty Springfield; Jean Knight; The Capitols; Len Barry; Edwin Starr; Martha Reeves and The Vandellas; and Elvis Presley.

Mark’s regular “Mixed Bag” show will return in the New Year.

(If the Spotify player does not work, click on this link to take to you to the Spotify playlist.)

Mark’s “Mixed Bag” Christmas Eve Sack playlist

Mark Sumner – presenter of our “Mixed Bag” soul, jazz and funk show – has put together a special playlist to provide the ideal party soundtrack for your Christmas Eve.

Mark’s “Mixed Bag” Christmas Eve Sack playlist is packed with classic disco and soul tunes, perfect to put on if you are looking for some floor-fillers that are a little different for a Christmas Eve party, or want to get into the party spirit with some tunes on in the background while you are cooking.

Mark’s ‘Sack’ includes tracks from G.Q., The Salsoul Orchestra, Tommy Stewart, Positive Force, T-Connection, Cheryl Lynn, Roy Ayers, Aquarian Dream, Rare Pleasure and Luther Vandross.

Mark wishes everyone a “Happy Christmas”, and will return with another party soundtrack for New Year’s Eve, before the next episode of “Mixed Bag” returns in 2018!

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 011

Episode 11 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner – Sound Vault’s specialist soul, jazz and funk show.  This is the last edition of the show before 2018.

Look out for tracks from Hudson People, the Ivan Chandler Quartet, Miles Davis, Roy Ayers, Dexter Wansel and Ingram.

Over the festive period, Mark will be posting special playlists to provide the ideal party soundtrack for both your Christmas Eve, and your New Year’s Eve festivities – so keep your eyes, and ears peeled!

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Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 009

Episode 9 of Mixed Bag – the show where vinyl enthusiast Mark Sumner takes a rummage through his soul, jazz, funk, disco and fusion collection to serve up a new selection each week.

Tracks this week from the likes of Crown Heights Affair, Kathryn Moses, Brass Construction and Clare Fischer, not to mention Airto Moreira, Raices, and Michel Legrand.  Enjoy!

Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner: Episode 008

Episode 8 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner is a ‘Japanese Jazz‘ special.

Ryo Kawasaki (top left); United Future Organization (top right); Terumasa Hino (bottom right), and Hiroshi Fukumura.

Mark’s trip through some of the rarer reaches of his soul/jazz/funk vinyl collection this week elicits tracks from the likes of Hiroshi Fukumura; the AB’s; Pacific Jam; Terumasa Hino; Ryo Kawasaki, and United Future Organization.