John Morrison

by | Apr 17, 2022 | News

Today’s guest deejay is John Morrison.

John Morrison is a writer, DJ, and sample-flipper from Philadelphia.

John has written for NPR Music, Bandcamp Daily, Jazz Tokyo,, and more. John is also the host of Culture Cypher Radio, a hip-hop radio show on NPR member station WXPN.

On today’s show, John shares treasured tracks from his library that fascinates him that he wants to share with you. His mix features older songs from musicians like Art Tatum and Amina Claudine Myers (you can listen to her mix for Genus and Soul here). John's mix also includes newer tracks from the likes of The Roots (be sure to read John’s book, John Morrison Considers The Roots' "Do You Want More?!!!??!”) and Irreversible Entanglements.

Today’s interstitial music is “Chabuca Limeña” by Jorge Roeder.

Quick note: Genius and Soul guest deejay Brian Jackson (listen to his mix here) has released a new single, All Talk, and a series of remixes by OPOLOPO in anticipation of his forthcoming studio album, This Is Brian Jackson, to be released on BBE Music in May 2022.

Join us next week when our guest deejay will be Melissa Haizlip, film producer, director, and writer most notable for her 2018 award-winning film, Mr. SOUL!.

  1. Doug & Jean Carne “Acknowledgement” from Infant Eyes
  2. Art Tatum “Willow Weep For Me” from The Best Of Art Tatum
  3. Jimmy Stewart & Kuntu “Elijah” from An Engineer Of Sounds
  4. Catalyst “Jabali” from The Funkiest Band You Never Heard
  5. Amina Claudine Myers “Jumping in the Sugar Bowl” from Women In (E)Motion
  6. The Roots “My Mellow My Man” from Do You Want More?!!!??!
  7. Irreversible Entanglements “Enough” from Irreversible Entanglements
  8. Art Blakey “E T A” from Jazz Moments
  9. Horace Tapscott & The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra “Quagmire Manor At Five A.M.” from The Call