Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Play this one as your very last song in the dance, and watch the people pair up for sex. Something about Sean Paul's middle class voice and the pimpy sounds of "Summer Madness" really opens everybody up-Unfortunately the only mention of the Bell brothers' landmark slowjam is in the title of the version-
You might not deserve it, but the version is included, along with the instrumental of "Between The Sheets". Get out there and get laid!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
1 BIG WALTER - BREAKFAST IN BED
2 LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS - BREAKFAST TIME
3 MARGIE HENDRIX - MAMA'S RECIPE
4 PRESTON LOVE - COOL ADE
5 ROMAN CARTER - ROAST POSSUM
6 TV SLIM - DON'T REACH CROSS MY PLATE
7 DOSSIE TERRY - SOUL FOOD
8 CHUCK WOMACK - HAM HOCKS AND BEANS
9 ALBERT COLLINS - SOUL FOOD
10 BILL THOMAS - SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN
11 BOBBY RUSH - CHICKEN HEADS
12 BROADWAY EDDIE - POTATO SALAD
13 JOE TEX - CHICKEN CRAZY
14 RUFUS THOMAS - HOT GRITS
15 ELIJAH & THE EBONITES - HOT GRITS / PURE SOUL
16 SOUTH SIDE REVUE - CHITTLINS
17 EDDIE HARRIS - THAT'S WHY YOU'RE OVERWEIGHT
Friday, July 17, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
10,000 HITS ON THIS BLOG AND MAYBE 90 COMMENTS? That's okay, the reason for the blog is self-expression and spreading knowledge. Bloggers who live for a big pat on the back are kidding themselves. When they go private "because nobody cares", what did they expect? This is a fun thing, nothing but a show & tell game for grown ups.
Hopefully this music will fill the gaps in people's collections, and they will spread the word by putting the songs in their DJ sets in clubs and on radio. The clowns who horde music in pristine collections, never playing the records or even really enjoying them, are really missing the point.
Get out there and live your life you fools!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
One of Ray's rawest blues, done at his house and self-engineered.
Is that Fathead thumping the keys on his sax percussively?
The black label is a Jamaican pressing I found that was supposedly "LICENSED" from ABC: kind of like the way you see "adapted" or "adopted" for songwriting credits sometimes...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Nice times at the Black Ark, with Greg, Scratch, The Heptones and whoever The Upsetters were that day (is that Mikey Boo on drums?) grooving hard in Scratch’s little garage. This particular pressing appeared on the Micron imprint in Jamaica.
Many of you have never heard the dubwise cut: this version has a special splice to ensure prolonged, extended Upsetter bliss.*.*.*.*
Saturday, July 4, 2009
History is a terrible and ugly story. Of course the world also holds intense beauty and passion. The Yanks brought you jazz: African vibes mixed with European instruments and discipline- Slowly but surely, jazz and blues mutated into thousands of rock and roll artforms as diverse as Swamp Pop and Dubstep.
Hated but emulated worldwide, these “colonial twits” of the 50 states have given the world Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, bluejeans, Martin Scorcese, cheeseburgers, the Chevrolet Impala, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Carter, Stax Records and peanut butter. Go ahead and laugh, you know where the funk originated: even Bob Marley would have told you that-