Monday, March 07, 2011

The Wizard (Jeff Mills) - 1986 & 1987 WJLB live shows

These are original dj sets from Jeff Mills aka The Wizard on WJLB radio in Chicago from 1986-87.   These are more of the tapes I got from Chris Low. This is mostly hip hop although now and then some early house slips in.  The crazy thing is that Jeff Mills really adds a lot to the mix as many of the tracks are scratched and mixed into completely new tracks and often sped up significantly.  All around a very enjoyable listen to see a real dj artist at work.

At some point in Side 1 it appears that we join radio station WHPK which apparently was one of the first stations to broadcast rap in Chicago.  Included in that segment are two live raps identified as Legend of Doom and DJ Quickhand.  I've posted  few separate tracks below that are included in the shows that are rarer and the live shows.

Side 1 - Download

live rap - Legend of Doom
live rap - DJ Quickhand

Side 2 - Download

Side 2 includes the following tracks.  I managed to find the fantastic Nude Photo track on the Boards of Electronica site here.  Particularly great is the Prince - Kiss live remix clip.

Shante - Have a Nice Day
Chip E  - If You Only Knew 
Rhythim is Rhythim - Nude Photo - Download
EPMD - I Know You Got soul
Eric B & Rakim - Check out my Melody


Chris Low said...

Great to hear this again, tho I just noticed the sides appear to be mislabelled (side 1 in fact being side 2 and vice-versa)
Anyway, after listening to it again a few of the unidentified tracks are:

Side One:
Risqué Rhythm Ream – risqué rhythm
Rude boys of House – house nation
Egyptian Lover – Egypt Egypt
X-Ray - Let’s go
Mc ADE - bass mechanic
YMO – firecracker

Side Two:
Fresh - Dum dum
Cybotron - No UFOs
Masters of Ceremony - Cracked Out
BnC - House ain’t giving up
Joyce Sims - Lifetime love
Arthur Baker - Put the needle to the record

dalston shopper said...

Thanks Chris!!

Yahswe Sukuyugi said...

Those old memories. I like that kinda music.

Rio said...

Yo awesome post! Do you have any more WHPK recordings?

Dexorcist said...

Nice find. I go in there all the time digging for old tunes