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FOREMOST A black music collector. Originally from North London, now living on the Costa Blanca. Former radio presenter for BBC Essex where I presented "Jazz First" for five years.

I'm probably best known for my rare record business, ViRGO ViBES. During the 90s I would regularly be found stalling-out at London's Black Music record fairs, Russ Dewbury's Jazz Bop in Brighton and large international record conventions in London, Paris, Utrecht and Milan.

Rooted in jazz, my musical taste has broadened over the years and become somewhat eclectic, though I'm still a sucker for a good soul tune. As Berry Gordy Jr. said "It's what's in the groove that counts!"

djtonypoole Tony Poole, Costa Blanca, Spain

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    "HAPPY (The Soular-Powered Remix)" feat Pharrel... at 2.12
    on April 29, 2014 12:28

    Nice AS, iHappy

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    Tall Black Guy - Sade's Taboo(Sweetest Taboo Bl... at 2.56
    on March 14, 2014 22:09

    Muchas gracias de Costa Blanca ES

  • A Comment on DJ JAZZMAN's
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    Jamiroquai Remix Project - Too Young To Die (NU... at 3.16
    on April 28, 2013 12:25

    meLike, just caught it on Jeff Young's show. Very fresh sounding. Good work DJJ!!

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    Donald Byrd and The Blackbyrds - Flight Time (L... at 2.41
    on February 17, 2013 17:43

    Many thanks for this Mark. Where does the recording originate from?

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    For What It's Worth (DC's Finest Remix) at 4.02
    on January 16, 2013 19:35

    Nice work. Muchas Gracias de Espania

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    Black Survival (Peter Franks Edit)
    on May 01, 2012 11:31

    Very nice. Saludos de Espana

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    The Heavy Supremes - "Nuttin But Reflections (A...
    on April 12, 2012 08:10

    Very nice AS

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    Womack & Womack - Baby I'm Scared Of You (Mark ...
    on April 09, 2012 13:54

    Saludos de Espana

  • A Comment on TallBlackGuyProductions's
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    Hieroglyphics - Maylee Todd (TBGRemix) buy it h...
    on April 06, 2012 21:33

    Nice, very nice TBG, real smooth!

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    Joy Denalane - "Should Have Never" (Jake One re...
    on March 31, 2012 21:35

    Saludos de Espana

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    Earl Zinger - The Adventures of Peterson at 4.24
    on March 28, 2012 21:06

    Funny !!! best of luck at 6Music

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    Jazz Funk Session
    on March 25, 2012 19:22
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    Save The World feat Thaliah
    on March 21, 2012 11:04

    Saludos de Espana

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    Donald Byrd - Change (whiskey barons edit)
    on March 06, 2012 02:11
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    Take Action
    on March 03, 2012 16:07

    Thx for the d/l. Looking forward to your collaboration with Jose James. Saludos de Espana

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    The Robert Glasper Experiment LIVE: BOOTLEG RADIO
    on February 25, 2012 20:49
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    Conya Doss - Dont change
    on January 25, 2012 17:38
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    Red Waters
    on January 20, 2012 21:32

    Looking forward to the album. Saludos de Espana

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    Erykah Badu - On and On (Mark Wayward Remix)
    on January 19, 2012 20:46

    A well deserved cup of tea. Saludos de Espana

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    The Soul Session - album preview
    on January 17, 2012 15:24

    Sounds reeeally nice!

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    Fragil
    on December 28, 2011 12:12

    sweet!!!!!!

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    Renegades Of Jazz "Whipped Up" - FREE DOWNLOAD
    on December 22, 2011 19:21

    Saludos de Espana

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    Lalah Hathaway - My Everything (Ahmed's Ballad ...
    on December 14, 2011 18:43

    Fabulous AS, it really compliments Lalah's vocals, topped the original mix by far in my book. I never even gave this tune a second play until now.

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    El Dia Perfecto
    on December 08, 2011 12:09

    Always liked this MCL. Saludos de Espana

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    Pat Les Stache - Afro Boogie Woman
    on November 29, 2011 19:50

    Very nice Pat. Muchas gracias for the d/l. Saludos de Espana.

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    "Fire Of The Sun" Feat Princess Freesia (Imagin...
    on November 12, 2011 12:13

    Very nice SP... I can certainly picture the "Wild Child" as Bond girl

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    Funky Keyboardist by Ahmed Sirour (a JB/Clyde S...
    on November 03, 2011 15:14
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    Malice & Mario Sweet - Date Night (TBG Remix) A...
    on November 01, 2011 17:34

    Mo nice work TBG

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    You Got To Be a Man(Chop Suey Remix)
    on October 30, 2011 00:05
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    Victor Davies - Somebody - Dimitri From Paris R...
    on October 13, 2011 13:57

    Found the album a little disappointing compared to Davis' previous efforts but this track is a nice stepper

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    If You Want To
    on September 20, 2011 22:50

    Good luck with this and the new album

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    Aaliyah - One in a Million (Ahmed Sirour remix)...
    on August 27, 2011 15:15

    Very respectful AS

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    The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby (Ahmed's Cold Remix)
    on August 20, 2011 12:42

    Fine work AS, creative as ever

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    Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour (Ahmed's Wonder...
    on July 09, 2011 10:32

    Muy bien mi amigo. Muchas gracias para DL... feeling Stevie would approve &rt;&rt;&rt; http://rhythmandgroove.blogspot.com/2011/07/stevie-wonder-my-cherie-amour-ahmeds.html

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    "Summer Madness (Soulpersona Remix)
    on April 20, 2011 13:53

    Muchas gracias SP for the DL. HIgh UV factor musica shonuff best listened to wearing gafas de sol. Saludos de Espana

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    Jill Scott - So In Love
    on April 14, 2011 22:33
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    Little Dragon's "Twice" (cover version) feat Cl...
    on April 02, 2011 10:49

    An inspired choice of song to cover AS ... it's like being at the birth, so looking forward to seeing this guy grow

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    The Ghetto
    on March 16, 2011 09:12

    Nice, very nice. Respectful to the original. I think Donny would dig it!

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    Justo Betancourt- Pa' Bravo Yo (From Fania Reco...
    on March 14, 2011 20:43
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    Gregory Porter - 1960 What? (Opolopo Remix) OUT...
    on February 24, 2011 00:17

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