Wednesday, December 28, 2011

live from Daryl's House???

Live from Daryl's in one of my childhood favorites, Daryl Hall of Hall + Oates

quite literally, i found this show by happenstance. the link to episode #34 with Sharon Jones! LFDH started as an internet show & is now on TV! i love Sharon Jones + the Dap Kings and thought you guys would like this. enjoy!
(thanks for the ad buy, Daryl!)

check the archive lists here

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas blessings to you and your family

wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a beautiful and prosperous holiday season! bored with television? need a soundtrack for your football viewing? click our channel for goodies all day long!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

2011's Best Fashion show - Julien Fournié Spring '11

i saw an interview with him on France24 and was blown away by the show!
strong colors, afro blow-out hair & models - all BLACK, a good portion of them DARK-SKINNED and a disco soundtrack too!


je suis desolee, en francais! for my non-French speaking readers, my apologies it's not in English but worth a look! courtesy of France24

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fishbone - Lyin' A** B*tch - Chicago full concert clip

we've been a little naughty! merry xmas!

Fishbone - Lyin' A** B*tch live
full concert clip

thanks to the staff of Bottom Lounge  for their time!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fishbone sat down with Paula from Groove Parlor Tv to discuss their new album, the Roots and the Michele Bachmann controversy on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. hard to believe it's been 25 years since the guys first got together. Check out the documentary Everyday Sunshine when it comes to your town and to DVD in February.

Monday, December 19, 2011

@Common live from NYC via livestream

Chicago's Very Own Common live stream tonight from NYC
8p central | 9p eastern | 2a GMT | 11a Japan

Watch live streaming video from warnerbrosrecords at

check him here on Groove Parlor Tv

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Questlove On Bachmann Beef: “I Will Still Let The Snark Fly” [VIDEO]

During an interview with The Breakfast Club The Roots Questlove addressed the recent controversy over a song the band played on Jimmy Fallon to introduce GOP Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann. After they performed Fishbone’s “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as her intro music Bachmann demanded an apology from NBC, which the network and Fallon did.
Now NBC is asking to hear any songs The Roots plan to play before the shows air. But is this censorship of The Roots?

read more here from the Urban Daily

well Fishbone had their own take on the matter... a clip from their Chicago show
i think it's hilarious that Michele Bachmann doesn't expect anyone to hold her accountable for her racist and homophobic statements

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fishbone lampoons Michele Bachmann - praises the Roots

i love Fishbone! yes, when one make false statements about African-Americans and the LGBT community, expect a rebuttal.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

from @NileRodgers - Rare early performance by Chic as Big Apple Band

before they were known as Chic, Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, Tony Thompson and Bobby Cotter were The Big Apple Band. Here they are performing Earth Wind and Fire's "Get Away" in 1976

cover of Bee Gee's "You Should Be Dancing"

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

the Roots' intro Michelle Bachmann on Jimmy Fallon - Fishbone!!!!

genius! well deserved for someone who believes Black children were better off during slavery.

****Fishbone Documentary Chicago Premiere at Gene Siskel Film Center
****Saturday December 10 | 7pm |  164 North State Street | (312) 846-2600
10th only!!! Q+A with filmmakers and the band!!!!!! after screening/before concert! 
other screening dates December 11th and 14-15th

****Fishbone in Chicago at Bottom Lounge****
buy tix HERE
midwest tour link here
****December 10 | 18+ show

props to the Roots for showing love to the always outspoken Fishbone
buy link Fishbone - Crazy Glue
buy link Roots - undun pre-order

update: as of November 24 it's at 187K views! I believe thanks are in order. Cong. Bachmann just provided free publicity for 2 of the best bands in modern history: Fishbone & the Roots
both with new albums for 4Q 2011!

our very own DJ Heather (Chicago) knew the track right away, tweeted it & had Quest re-tweet her.

Fishbone live in Bordeaux

Thursday, November 17, 2011

@therealbenjib interviews @NileRodgers at @RBMA

we blogged about his must-read book months ago, now see a 3 and 1/2 hour interview (yes, you read that right) with my dear friend DJ Benji B of BBC Radio 1.

the legendary Nile Rodgers filmed in Madrid for the Red Bull Music Academy
Lecture: Nile Rodgers (Madrid 2011) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.

part 2

Lecture: Nile Rodgers (Madrid 2011) - Part 2 from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy 11-11-11!

today is brought to you by the number 11!

Mr. @PeabodyRecords gets MAJOR love from John Taylor @thisistherealJT of @DuranDuran!

The Real Sound of Chicago + Beyond on BBE Records gets celebrity praise! buy link here
shop the store at 11832 S. Western Avenue | Chicago | (773) 881-9299 |

what can I say, but WOW! we're humbled by the love! Mike, Mark & me are all HUGE Duran Duran fans. I can happily report that John Taylor is humble, a disco/vinyl junkie and a prince among men.
pick up Duran Duran's latest All You Need Is Now here

from BBE Newsletter October 25, 2011

John Taylor of Duran Duran presented with a copy of Mr. Peabody's Real Sound of Chicago and Beyond as thanks for support!

On Friday, October 21st, Duran Duran played Chicago on second leg of their North American tour. Paula Harris of Groove Parlor Tv presented bassist John Taylor with a copy of The Real Sound of Chicago + Beyond as a thank you for his kind words posted to his twitter & facebook accounts about Mr. Peabody Records' latest release. DJs Mark Grusane & Mike Cole felt it necessary to personally thank John for his support of their project, as he has 27,000+ twitter followers worldwide and posts regularly about his record shopping/digging experiences when on tour with Duran Duran. As a huge fan of the TK Disco label, Loft Classics and an avid indie record store supporter, he was quite impressed by the RSoC+Beyond listen links posted on BBE's page. Truly humbled by the love. 

from John Taylor - Duran Duran - October 21, 2011 Chicago:
"It's an absolute pleasure to support such an amazing project and to support independent record shops like Mr. Peabody Records."

John's retweet on Twitter and Tweetdeck. The Real Sound of Chicago + Beyond SOLD OUT in Chicago!

John's Peabody Records post on Facebook

John loves Disco! the conversation that started it all!

@peabodyrecords mix for Black Athena (Athens Int'l Radio 104.4FM)

rare groove & disco mix for your pleasure.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

lookbook + video @Versace for H&M @HMUSA

i love H&M is an understatement. here's a video preview of the collection debuting November 17. Jennifer Hudson is wearing my favorite from the collection.


fashion tv clip from 8 November NYC ft. runway footage, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj interviews + Prince!

full runway show from November 8 NYC via FashionTV

behind the scenes w/Donatella Versace
part 1

parts 2-4 after the jump

Monday, November 7, 2011

Steve Miller Band on Austin City Limits

loving the nearly 10 minute version of Fly Like an Eagle at 21:04.

video expires 26Nov2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bob Marley & the Wailers 7-21-1979 Live Full Show

On July 21, 1979 Bob Marley and The Wailers, Dick Gregory, Olatunji, Eddie Palmieri, Jabula, the art of Black Dance and Patti Labelle came to Harvard Stadium in Boston for a concert to benefit the on-going struggles in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. The concert was called AMANDLA.: Festival of Unity. A benfit Concert for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to Southern Africa.

25 years later in making this video of the performance of Bob Marley and the Wailers, we celebrate the triumph of these liberation struggles of the people of Southern Africa for equality, dignity and self determination.

This videotape is dedicated in memory of Bob marley singer of songs of freedom and in memory of Kwame Olatunji who was responsible for recording this historic event

This videotape is for the private non-commercial use of the Amandla Production Collective and Haymarket Concerts

Announcer Intro. for Dick Gregory
Dick Gregory Speech then he Introduces Bob Marley
Positive Vibration
Slave Driver
Them Belly Full
Runnin Away
Crazy Baldhead
The Heathen
No More Trouble
Lively Up Yourself
No Woman No Cry
Get Up Stand Up

Encore Appluase:
Wake Up & Live
Band Intros by Junior Marvin
- 1st performance of these 2 new songs. also during these 2 new songs bob marley made several short speeches which was unusual for bob

Band Members
Bob Marley - rhythm guitar & vocals

The Wailers
Carlton Barrett - drums
Aston "Family Man Barrett - bass
Junior Marvin - guitar
Al Anderson - lead guitar
Tyrone Downie - keyboards
Earl "Wya"Lindo - organ & clavinet
Alvin "Seeco" Patterson - percussion

I Threes
Rita Marley - backing vocals
Judy Mowatt - backing vocals
Marcia Griffiths - backing vocals

Thursday, September 15, 2011

master class: @therealbenjib interviews larry heard

my dear colleague DJ Benji B interviews the Chicago House Music legend Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers - i twirled on many a dancefloor as a youth to his music.

what can i say other than listen & love.

for download

also a proper tribute to DJ Mehdi (RIP) and music by Omar S & Osunlade


Mr. Fingers — Can You Feel It [Trax]
DJ Mehdi — We Bounce [Ed Banger]
DJ Mehdi — I Am Somebody (Feat. Chromeo) (Kenny Dope Old School Remix) [Ed Banger]
Joubert Singers — Stand on the Word (Larry Levan Edit) [Next Plateau]
Jay Simon — Faith[ Wild Oats]
Lucy Pearl — Don’t Mess With My Man [Virgin]
Inc — Swear [4AD]
Storm Queen — Look Right Through (Dub Version)[ Environ]
Omar-S — My Naffew Randy [Scion]
[unknown] — Exit [White]
Martyn — Viper (Ghost People Edit)[ Brainfeeder]
Osunlade — Envision [Yoruba]
Mr. Fingers — Beyond the Clouds [Trax]
Fingers Inc. — Distant Planet [Jack Trax]
Mr. Fingers — Let’s Dance All Night [Alleviated]
Fingers Inc. — Mysteries of Love (Album Version) [Alleviated]
Mr. Fingers — What About This Love [Alleviated]
Mr. Fingers — Washing Machine[ Trax]
Mr. Fingers — The Juice [Jack Trax]
Mr. Fingers — Amnesia [Jack Trax]
Larry Heard — Mercurian Funk [Alleviated]
Mr. Fingers — Waterfall [Alleviated]
Fingers Inc. — Bring Down the Walls [Select]
Mr. Fingers — Slam Dance [Alleviated]
Mr. Fingers — Can You Feel It (Instrumental) [Trax]

    Monday, September 12, 2011

    Le Freak: @NileRodgers' autobiography excerpt from @NYTimes mag

    i for one can't WAIT to read Nile Rodgers' autobiography. this ICON of modern music had a very colorful childhood to say  the's a excerpt posted in the New York Times Magazine.

    Excerpt from Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny

    It took me a long time to realize that the things my parents did were not exactly normal. I was about 7 years old, and it was the tail end of the 1950s, when it started to dawn on me that they were . . . well, let’s just say they were different. For instance: my friends and I got shots when we went to the doctor and we hated them. But my parents stabbed themselves with needles almost every day, and seemed to enjoy it. Weird.
    Most of my friends’ parents sounded like the adults in school or on TV when they talked. People understood them. My parents, on the other hand, had their own language, laced with a flowery slang that I picked up the same way the Puerto Rican kids could speak English at school and Spanish at home with their abuelas.
    And then there was the matter of how they talked. My parents and their friends spoke this exotic language very slowly. There were other odd things. For instance, they often slept standing up, and this group narcolepsy could strike right in the middle of the most dynamic conversation. Someone would start a sentence: “Those ofay cats bopping out on the stoop are blowin’ like Birrr . . . ” and suddenly the words would begin to come out slower. And. Slower. Soon they wouldn’t be speaking at all. Eventually our living room would be filled with black and white hipsters suspended in time and space, while I ran through the petrified forest of their legs. My favorite game was waiting to see if the ashes from their cigarettes would ever drop. Somehow they almost never did.
    I can still remember the day when I finally realized that there was a name for this unusual lifestyle. My parents were junkies! And their slow-motion thing was called nodding out. read more here

    Monday, September 5, 2011

    chocolate beauty @NaturiNaughton as Bunny Brenda - the Playboy Club NBC

    score one for #teamdarkskin. finally a dark-skinned woman cast in a role as a 'beauty'

    you know i have SERIOUS issues with black media outlets BET (BS Everyday Television) and non-black 'mainstream' media outlets NOT casting dark-skinned sisters in 'pretty-girl' roles. yep,  many 'liberal' white folk as well as the so-called industry blacks who run BET and occupy other power positions suffer from colorism + see us dark-skinned girls in one-dimensional roles - hello this is 2011! If u can't pass the paper bag test, you're relegated maid or domestic type 'mammy' & not  hot wife/girlfriend/beauty material. images are powerful. hopefully we can get to the day when black folks will eliminate the phrase "you're pretty for a dark-skinned girl" from our vocabulary and get over our colorstruck sickness. beauty does not automatically equal white/light-skin.

    it's GREAT to see a dark-skinned woman with classical West African features cast in a 'pretty-girl' role + it's being filmed in Chicago. even though the Playboy Club is being marketed 'good fun/fluff tv', Playboy Enterprises really did change the culture and it'll be interesting to (hopefully) see that theme explored.

    check the first DARK-SKINNED Black woman who was allowed to be SEXY on television Lola Falana + a documentary on ex-Playboy Club employees after the jump

    Thursday, August 25, 2011

    Eric Roberson @IamEricRoberson + ChubbRock - Summertime Anthem

    call your radio station and request it.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    RIP Nick Ashford - rare video clips

    our condolences to Mrs. Valerie & the extended Ashford/Simpson families. what can i say...
    whether listening to one of their co-penned hits on the radio, spinning on the dance floor to "It Seems To Hang On...", or visiting their very cozy Sugar Bar in New York, Nick Ashford along with his wife Valerie Simpson provided the soundtrack to my life.

    once again i thank my parents & family for exposing me to such great music. here are some clips for you

    Mrs. Valerie sings happy birthday to her beloved May 2011

    It Seems to Hang On (live audio)

    Ashford & Simpson live at Paradiso Amsterdam

    Ashford & Simpson interview

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    The Real Sound of Chicago + Beyond from @PeabodyRecords

    you need this in your record box. the fellas from Chicago's own Mr. Peabody Records put together a lovely compilation of rare disco & boogie tracks.

    listen/buy link:
    peabody youtube spot produced by us!
    our spot front page on BBE website:

    shop their store for your rare find. worldwide mail order.

    Thursday, August 11, 2011

    Groove Parlor Tv interview: Osunlade in Chicago

    Osunlade is quite literally one of my favorite artists. We caught up with him in Chicago at the Mid. Shout out to the staff for their hospitality & assistance with this interview.

    Osunlade link -
    The Mid link -

    buy Pyrograhpy here at Traxsource

      Pyrography by Osunlade

    pop this in your iPod - Saturday Night Special

      Saturday Night Special by Osunlade


    Sunday, June 26, 2011

    Janelle Monae performs Tightrope live at Glastonbury 2011

    little sis is at it again! enjoy!!!

    Saturday, May 28, 2011

    videos: RIP Gil Scott-Heron - a chicago original

    i had to share these videos. still in shock at the loss.
    my parents - i thank them for introducing me to his music. just another way they taught us kids about Black history and kept us informed on community issues and current events.

    live at Coachella 2010 - we almost lost detroit

    the bottle
    one of my faves - proof you can make conscious danceable music - i danced at many a party to this one

    'me and the devil' directed by chicago filmmakers Coodie + Chike

    moodymann - amerika (bi-cenntial blues sample)

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    Jennifer Hudson in Australia

    anyone that knows me knows that i LOVE Jennifer Hudson not only for her vocal talent but also because she's a SouthSider and comes from a neighborhood, Englewood, not too far (1 1/2 miles) from mine in Chicago. check her on the popular Australian chat show - the 7pm project and singing + Q&A in her hotel room in Sydney.

    on the 7pm project

    from her hotel room in Sydney before she performs at the Opera House

    follow her on twitter at IamJHud

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Groove Parlor on @SpaceInvaderFM - Femi Kuti special

    our Femi Kuti special!

    We had the pleasure of speaking with the legendary Femi Kuti at Cabaret Metro Chicago during his Africa for Africa tour (from Saturday 30 April). That interview will be aired in its entirety on our ustream channel. Also in this show, we focus on indie hip-hop from chicago and beyond + new beats/tracks and classics - Zed Bias, TallBlackGuy, Roxy5000, DJ 2-Tone Jones (37th Chamber Project), DJ Jose Zaragoza, DJ Leonard Part Sixx plus more. Hosted by Paula with a mix from DJ Deborah Touboul (Paris)

    Shows midnight GMT fortnightly Monday nights | 6p central. Next show 23rd May.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    Chef Gina Worthy - Music to your Mouth (full show) DJ Farley Jackmaster Funk

    enjoy! coming in June - Chef Gina Worthy - the birthday celebration! Guest DJ Steve Miggedy Maestro

    and dessert named for me! how appropriate!

    Friday, May 13, 2011

    video: @Common + DJ Dummy @ImDJDummy perform at White House poetry event

    at the request of our First Lady, one of our favorite MCs - Common - performed at the White House poetry event


    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    Mos Def (@MosDefOfficial) + K'Naan (@iamknaan) on Austin City Limits

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    K'Naan and Mos Def on Austin City Limits

    Watch the full episode. See more Austin City Limits.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    groove parlor tv ustream 05.06.2011 - Femi Kuti preview + DJ Terry Hunter on House it out Fridays

    enjoy! a sneak peak at our Femi Kuti interview + performance plus DJ Terry Hunter live at Bang! the Shrine. taped 1st of May 2011 Chicago!

    Sunday, April 17, 2011

    Leonard Part Sixx - disco edit Jackie Moore-Can You Tell Me Why (Underdog Edit)

    DJ & Remixer from Chicago, Leonard Part Sixx has worked as sound engineer on many projects (Terry Hunter, Raheem DeVaughn to name a few). for you folks who read the liner notes, Leonard studied under the great Chess Records sound engineer Malcolm Chisolm. enjoy his Underdog Edits and hope he makes a trip to Europe soon.

    if you're in Chicago today, he's playing the legendary Smart Bar 3730 N. Clark

      Jackie Moore-Can You Tell Me Why (Underdog Edit) by Leonard Part Sixx

    Update: Leonard Part Sixx on 04.29.2011 House It Out Fridays - Groove Parlor TV

    Thursday, April 14, 2011

    groove parlor tv ustream 04.15.2010 - DJ Terry Hunter on House it out Fridays

    the legendary DJ Terry Hunter is our special guest!

    the legend himself just back from his overseas dates
    join us as we re-live one of the HOTTEST club nights in Chicago

    the Way We Were presents BANG every sunday at 9p 
    the Shrine Chicago | 2109 South Wabash | Chicago, IL USA

    this broadcast will be archived for your enjoyment at

    chicago: looking for a sunday party? overseas and out-of-town guests: add The Way We Were to your vacation destination! 

    the Way We Were Productions facebook

    watch here

    Live TV by Ustream

    Thursday, April 7, 2011

    Groove Parlor TV streaming the BsydeRyders live at Red's Nightclub Chicago - Thursdays 9p central

    big up to the Bsyderyders crew - 2 weeks ago, they called me to broadcast their anniversary and it went over so well that now were live every Thursday at 9p central | 3am GMT. experience the best in house, soul, disco and hiphop from a legendary nightspot in Chicago. great DJs, great crowd and hosts that'll shout out all of our viewers from the South Side of Chicago to the UK, Japan and Mongolia (no joke - big up to Boldoo and the Dund Gol crew in Ulaan Baator, Mongolia checking us last week) 

    Come and experience it LIVE at Red's 6926 S. Stony Island Ave. Chicago, IL USA
    6p - 1:30a Hosted by C-Note Slim
    DJs Vince Adams, Steve Miggedy Maestro, Tone, Milk and TeachOne

    The BsydeRyders present Tight Money Thursdays at Reds
    facebook event link[

    and if you're hungry, food provided by next door neighbor Chef Ontario
     Yup!!! Chicken and Fish (i recommend the grilled catfish) 6922 S. Stony Island Ave.

    live feed here 9p central | 3am GMT | 11am japan

    Live video chat by Ustream

    03.24.2011 BsydeRyders anniversary party snippet - DJ Vince Adams

    03.31.2011 DJ Tone snippet

    enjoy the full episode from last week after the jump

    Sunday, April 3, 2011

    belizean voodoo priest - black superhero music

    the summer banger from our DJ Steve Miggedy Maestro aka Belizean Voodoo Priest

    see him spin live on our ustream channel

    every thursday night 9p central - BsydeRyders - Tight Money Thursdays

    and friday afternoons 3p central - House It Out Fridays