Mister Good Times Norman Jay MBE
- 2Funky President (People It's Bad)04:01
- 3Instant Love02:55
- 4Open Your Eyes04:56
- 5Our Day Will Come05:40
- 6Short End of the Stick03:23
- 7Homemade Lovin'03:45
- 8Right Here04:13
- 9I Only Want to Be with You05:00
- 10Lost Continent02:38
- 11California Soul03:41
- 12Sweet Thing02:32
- 14Get Yourself Together06:12
- 15On My Way Home02:48
- 16Do What You Gotta Do04:19
- 17Build My World Around You02:42
- 18I'm Every Woman04:53
Info for Mister Good Times
Norman Jay MBE presents his new compilation ‘Mister Good Times’ via Sunday Best Recordings. ‘Mister Good Times’ is the latest in Norman Jay’s long-running ‘Good Times’ series which started in 2000.
Norman Jay is undoubtedly one of the finest and highly respected DJs today and yet again pulls from his impressive collection to provide the ultimate soul / funk selection.
Explaining his selection for this new ‘Mister Good Times’ compilation, Norman Jay MBE says: “These are all the sort of tracks that I’d play in the early morning sunshine whilst we were setting up at Notting Hill Carnival. It’s stuff that I’d play for myself before the crowds turned up. Just that classic Good Times mix with all the different elements I love: disco, Philly, James Brown, 90s hip-hop, reggae, etc.”
The results prove that whilst the Good Times sound system itself - and its appearances at Notting Hill Carnival, which helped make Norman and Good Times a legend around the globe - may be no more, the spirit of Good Times lives on as it has always done in the music. “People who used to come to arrive early doors carnival will know exactly what this is about,” says Norman.
Norman Jay MBE
is unquestionably one of most respected and popular DJs in the world today. Born in Notting Hill, Jay played his first gig aged 8 at a 10th birthday party. Influenced by his father’s record collection of blue beat, ska and jazz, by the late 1970s he was considered an emerging authority on contemporary Afro-American music including funk, disco, soul and jazz fusion.
During a series of late-70s trips to New York, visiting family, Norman was inspired by the city’s unique and vibrant club scene, and on his return to the UK teamed up with his brother, Joey, to build the Good Times Sound System, playing funk, soul and disco at Notting Hill Carnival. Cementing his reputation as co-founder of, and prime selector on, the then London pirate radio station KISS FM. Jay originally coined the term, and subsequently fostered the emerging ‘Rare Groove’ scene, filling the airwaves and many warehouse parties under his Shake and Fingerpop guises, with the best in 70s & 80s grooves and nascent house cuts. Pushing the boundaries of the UK’s emerging club culture he went on to co-found the first ‘Paradise Garage’ style club in Britain – ‘High On Hope’, and, alongside kindred spirit Gilles Peterson, Norman established the Talkin’ Loud label, spearheading the Acid Jazz scene.
Throughout the late 80s and 90s, Jay continued to build a reputation as one of the world’s most popular DJs, packing clubs to the rafters wherever he played, taking the underground sounds of rare groove and house firmly into the mainstream. The turn of the century saw Norman Jay assume the role of elder statesman, receiving an MBE from the Queen for services to deejaying and music. Most recently he has taken his legendary Good Times parties to the east of London for the first time, creating his own ‘Cathedral of Sound’ at the church of St John Hackney, and compiled his latest and most eclectic compilation to date, ‘Good Times Skank & Boogie’ for Sunday Best Recordings. Continuing his burgeoning work as a broadcaster, and playing an eclectic mix of black and dance music across the globe as the deejay’s DJ, Norman Jay remains at the forefront of club culture continually converting generations of clubbers to the cause, championing new sounds, yet never forgetting his musical roots, thus guaranteeing nothing but the ‘Good Times’.
This album contains no booklet.