Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Don Covay & The Goodtimers !!

Don had quite a diverse career, and rubbed shoulders
with the giants of Soul, R&B, and Rock n Roll.
Give a read, if you have time.
If you guys like this, I got
another of his to drop

Mercy!
1964

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Oneness of Juju !!

Started by James "Plunky" Branch, this group was renamed twice, and is the epitome of Afro Soul Jazz. James started the label N.A.M.E. Brand Records, and even worked as a studio musician on The Cosby Show. He has since gone on to teach music at two Universities.

African Rhythms
1975

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Scott Walker !!

Scott was the frontman of a successful 60's pop trio called The Walker Brothers. At around 1967, he went solo with the release of Scott. It was well received, and it resulted in three more albums of a similar style, until he kinda disappeared on and off, only to reemerge in the 80's as an avant garde composer. He's revered by the likes of David Bowie, Brian Eno, and Nick Cave. It's well worth reading about him, and getting to know his career.

Scott
1967


Scott 2
1968


Scott 3
1969


Scott 4
1969

Friday, February 10, 2017

Roy Brooks !!

Roy Brooks played with many big names: Yusef Lateef, Horace Silver, Sonny Stitt, Lee Morgan, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus .....On and on and on. His solo albums are deep and soulful, growing more poetic through the years. 

Beat
1964


The Free Slave
1972


"The Sahel Concert"
1974

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mindbender !!

Stringtronics
1972
This album is an absolute must for anyone
who loves Library , Soul, and Latin twists. 
This has been heavily sampled in underground Hip Hop

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Three by Thornton !!

Clifford Thornton
Clifford had a fantastic and innovating solo career, as well as one hell of a contributor with such heavyweights as Sun Ra, Sam Rivers, Sunny Murray, and Archie Shepp. His work is commonly boxed in to the expansive genre of Free Jazz. Politically, he was very convicted and he had no qualms letting others know of his leanings. These views, as justified as they might have been, led to a ban from entering France where his work was fruitful. He is suppose to have met with the Black Panther Party's Bobby Seale and Eldridge Cleaver, and he accepted a position with UNESCO's International Bureau of Education to be an educational counselor on African-American education. So, he was very active in bettering the inhumane conditions which saturated the 1960's and 70's. Like I said, a man of conviction. There's much more to learn about Mr. Thornton, so I suggest you read up on him.

1969

1971

1972

Friday, February 3, 2017

Now That I Have You/ Stay With Me !!

Tommy McGee
1981
Remember that killer Positive-Negative album?
Tommy reemerged in the 80's with a newer style.
Here's a 7" release that murders