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01
Chester Thompson Power House
03 :44
02
Calvin Keys Aunt Lovey
04 :26
03
Cleveland Eaton Keena
03 :26
04
Gene Russell Get Down
03 :49
05
Kellee Patterson Magic Wand of Love
03 :12
06
The Awakening Kera's Dance
02 :21
07
Rudolph Johnson The Highest Pleasure
04 :09
08
Rudolph Johnson Diswa
05 :05
09
The Awakening Slinky
03 :11
10
Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle The Village
04 :04
11
Henry Franklin Beauty & the Electric Tub
02 :54
12
Henry Franklin Blue Lights
04 :08
13
Roland Haynes Second Wave
03 :06
14
Calvin Keys B.K.
05 :18
15
The Awakening March On
05 :45
16
Doug Carn Higher Ground
03 :47
17
Kellee Patterson See You Later
03 :55
ARTIST
TITLE
King of Diggin': Diggin' Black Jazz
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SDGBJ 1304CD SDGBJ 1304CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/14/2013

One of Japan's greatest DJ/producer/ record diggers is featured compiling, editing, and mixing tracks from the Black Jazz Record label. Known for his hip-hop aesthetic and exhaustive knowledge of more obscure genres (samba funk, Hawaiian breaks, Japanese gangster films), Muro's selection lends an alternative perspective to the label, veering significantly from the path that his predecessors in this series (Gilles Peterson and DJ Mitsu) laid down. It's been awhile since Muro's last commercial (officially-licensed) release available outside Japan, the Kings of Diggin' (2006) split with Kon & Amir on BBE. Since his days as a member of DJ Krush's crew in the early 1990's, Muro has become a celebrity in Japan, complimenting his DJ fame with an internationally successful clothing line (KING, INC.) and a lifestyle shop in Tokyo (Savage!). He has also released a steady stream of promotional "mixtapes" that showcase his wide-ranging DJ skills and musical knowledge, with separate volumes dedicated to funk, samba, disco, Michael Jackson, Roy Ayers, Hawaiian breaks, Japanese breaks, synth, boogie, dub, and more.