House Shoes Mixes Dennis Coffey’s History of Funk

When we discussed the idea of putting together a mix focusing on Dennis Coffey’s immense history in the world of soul, funk, and hip-hop, House Shoes was our clear first choice. Often referred to as “Detroit’s musical ambassador,” Shoes is intimately acquainted with Dennis’ history, and a first rate DJ to boot. On Constellations – The A to Z of Dennis Coffey, he delivered beyond our expectations. Touching on everything from the psychedelic b-boy soul of Coffey’s 70’s solo material, to classic recordings on which he recorded as a sessions musician, to hip-hop cuts which have sampled his material, and even a couple of sneak peaks at the new album’s music, he offers as clear a portrait as any of way Dennis Coffey is beloved by so many music fans of all varieties. His drop game is tough too! We were also happy to hear how comfortably the new material sits next to Coffey’s many classics. If that’s not the mark of timelessness, I don’t know what is! As everyone from Q-Tip to JakeOne to DJ Jazzy Jeff are happy to remind you: Dennis Coffey will be out April 26th.

Constellations – The A to Z of Dennis Coffey:A Mix By House Shoes (mediafire download)

Constellations – The A to Z of Dennis Coffey: A Mix By House Shoes by Strut

Constellations – The A to Z of Dennis Coffey: A Mix By House Shoes
RECORDED AT SOUNDMATIC BY RHETTMATIC

1. Scorpio Intro- (feat Dennis Coffey, Jazzy Jeff, Jake One, and Q-Tip)
2. LL Cool J- Jinglin’ Baby
3. Dennis Coffey- Main Theme (Black Belt Jones OST)
4. Dennis Coffey- 7th Galaxy*
5. Dennis Coffey- Ride Sally Ride
6. The Temptations- Cloud Nine
7. Rodriguez- Sugar Man
8. Marvin Gaye- I Want You
9. Dennis Coffey- Garden Of The Moon
10. The Spinners- It’s A Shame
11. Dennis Coffey- Never Can Say Goodbye
12. Dennis Coffey- Whole Lotta Love
13. Diamond D- No Wonduh
14. Isley Brothers / Dennis Coffey & Lyman Woodward- It’s Your Thing
15. The Floaters- Float On
16. The Dramatics- In The Rain
17. The Dramatics- Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
18. Dennis Coffey feat. Mick Collins (Dirtbombs) & Rachel Nagy (Detroit Cobras)- I Bet You*
19. Edwin Starr- Easin’ In (Hell Up In Harlem) / Digable Planets (Nickle Bags)
20. The Temptations- I Can’t Get Next To You
21. The Undisputed Truth- Smiling Faces Sometimes
22. Dennis Coffey feat. Mayer Hawthorne- All Your Goodies Are Gone*
23. Outro

* denotes material from the upcoming Dennis Coffey album

Dennis Coffey At SXSW 2011
Weds. 3/16: (Guest Appearance w/ Adrian Younge) – Wax Poetics Showcase @ Scoot Inn 1308 East 4th Street – 1:00 AM
(w/ Chico Mann, Kendra Morris, Echocentrics)
Sat. 3/19: Hotel San Jose 1316 South Congress Avenue – 6:30 PM
(w/ Black Angels, Black Joe Lewis (Dennis guesting), The Relatives (Dennis guesting))
Sat. 3/19: Beauty Bar: Palm Door 401 Sabine St. 12:00 AM
(w/ Brownout, T. Bird & The Breaks, Diplomats of Solid Sound)

Dennis Coffey will be touring internationally throughout 2011.
Booking agents: Dave Kaplan (dave.kaplan@theagencygroup.com) and Bruce Solar for The Agency Group (N.America), Clementine Bunel at 2 For The Road Productions (clementine@2fortheroadproductions.com) (Europe)
Management: Christian Fuller and Chris Peters (cwap71@yahoo.com) for Bad Data Management

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