Rashad “Ringo” Smith: PASSPORT SESSIONS // 27-09-20

Born in England, raised in New York in a Jamaican and Haitian family, Rashad's formative musical years were spent in the company of Mos Def, Busta Rhymes and Q Tip. By 19 he was making beats for A Tribe Called Quest, moving on to produce for Mary J. Blige, remix Biggie and compose songs for Aaliyah, Fat Joe, Erykah Badu and En Vogue along with the rest of a long and eye-watering list of collaborators that gets fatter year by year. Tune in for Rashad 'Ringo' Smith's Passport Sessions to hear disco, boogie, jazz, reggae, dub, house and more music from all over the globe!

Kool & The Gang: “Sea of Tranquility” [De-Lite Records]

D’Angelo: “Send It On” [Virgin Records America]

Natalie Cole: “La Costa” [Capitol Records]

Dur&: “Volume 2.0" Label: N/A

Lindia Williams: “Elevate Our Minds” Label: [Arista Records]

Afel Bocoum: “Djougal” Label: [World Circuit Records]

Bootsy Phelps & Gary: “Together In Heaven” [Philmore Sound]

Foster Sylvers feat. Pat & Angie Sylvers: “Montego Bay” Label: [MGM Records]

TAJ MAHAL: “AIRPLAY” [Crystal Clear Records]

The Jimmy Castor Bunch: “The Return of Leroy, Pt. 1" [RCA Records]

Beastie Boys: “Hold It Now, Hit It” [Def Jam Records]

Kool & The Gang: “Fruitman” [De-Lite Records]

J Dilla: “The Diff’rence”. [Stones Throw Records]

Toots & The Maytals: “Funky Kingston” [Island Records]

DJ A1: “Hold On (My People)” Erykah Badu Remix [Dilla Breaks 2] Label: [MMMM HMMM Records]

Ben Hixon: “Body & Brain”

Four Tet: “As Serious As Your Life” [Domino Records]

Joe Thomas: “Chile Con Carmen” [Groove Merchant Records]

Manu Dibango: “African Pop Session” [PSI Records]

The Sounds Of Liberation: “Keno”. [Dogtown Records]

Gorilla Phil: “Phil Cattin’ Off”

Mary J. Blige: “My LIfe [Uptown Records/ MCA]

George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars: “New Spaceship” [550 Music/Sony]

Biz Markie: “Return Of The Biz Dance” [Cold Chillin Records]

IF: “Shadows And Echos” [Capitol Records]

Geri Logan: “Come And Get It” [MCA Records]

Full Force: “Turn You On” Label: [DAZZ Records]

Louis Farrakhan: “Don’t Let Me Mama Know” [Jarrett Records]

Osamu Kitajima: “Say You Will” Label: [Arista Records]

Salaam Remi & Super Cat: “Push Time” Label: N/A

Saint Tropez: “I Want to Do Something Freaky With You” [Destiny Records]

Vibration Black Finger: “Acting for Liberation, Pt.1"

Lia De Itamaracá: “Meu São Jorge” [Três Selos]

Rabii Harnoune & V.B. Kühl: “Light Out Night On” [Tru Thoughts]


Jyoti & Georgia Anne Muldrow: “Zane, The Scribe” [SomeOthaShip Connect Records]

Shanice: “It’s For You” [Motown Records]

Fela Kuti & Afrika 70: “Sorrow Tears and Blood” [Kalakuta Records]

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