Friday, November 30, 2012

Out Of The Cool, Too!!

A cherry sweet compilation put out by Discomagic Records (an Italian label) back in 1995, consisting of "The point where jazz, soul, Latin and Brasil collide". Bought for $1.00, I figured with little risk taken, even one decent song would provide an adequate return. Well, anyone who glances at the list of included artists on the cover will assume there's more than just a single solid song aboard. And that assumption is correct. Enjoy...

Some examples...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Some Of Chicago's Finest!!

This is a serious 2 disc collection of Windy City soul circa 50's and 60's from the Chess Records catalog. Some performers are more well known than others, like Etta James and Gene Chandler, but everyone brings that classic soul sound synonymous with the label and Chicago as well. Sporting 45 songs, there's bound to be at least one you can get hip to. Hope you dig it, Jack.

A few glimpses...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Top That Turkey With Liquid Hot Magma!!

Two albums to contemplate by this Paris born progressive jazz-rock group. To find out more about Magma visit your local library, write to P.O. Box Magma, or just click on this link (Magma info).

1974 Kohntarkosz

1977 Inédits


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Muhal Richard Abrams!!

Another pre-Thanksgiving treat for those who dig free jazz.
'1-OQA+19 is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams released on the Italian Black Saints label in 1977 which features performances by Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Steve McCall and Leonard Jones. The review states "The unit made demanding, harmonically dense and rhythmically unpredictable material, with Braxton's scurrying solos ably matched by Threadgill's bluesier lines and Abrams' leadership and inventive blend of jazz, blues, and other sources holding things together'.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Funksgiving!!

As an early Thanksgiving treat here is a feast of funk with this three volume 'Funk Spectrum' compilation. Brimming with dirt, grit, and grime, I have confidence that many of you visitors will enjoy it. Don't forget the cranberry sauce!

Vol. 1

Vol. 2

Vol. 3

Badass Blog For You!!

So I love many blogs but rarely do I get this excited about someone's work. This guy's compilations are A++ for both listening as well as sampling. From what I can gather, the majority of the music is "public domain", or so lost within the abyss of recorded music that no one is gonna come looking for you because you cut up a break from it. I suggest you dig into the prior posts for fantastic rare library, funk, jazz, and WTF's. If you don't follow [(Sub)]'s work, get to it!...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Eddie's Speech Is Free!!

My pops recently told me a story about seeing Eddie Harris live circa 1979. He said between songs some people would shout out requests to Ed who mostly ignored them. However, at one particular requesting attendee he yelled "Fuck you! I'll play what I wanna play." That story literally got me hooked once again on Eddie's 1970 drop 'Free Speech'. By no means a rarity, I feel it to be a necessary post for my catalog of taste. The first track 'Wait Please' has always been a favorite. Starting out rather mild, it builds and builds into an electronically filtered sax orgasm. At times his tunes can be a little too soft but I have found these particular songs to be loaded with potential samples. Anyhow....I love just about anything done by Eddie Harris, and it isn't just because he's Chicagoan. The man played with purpose and passion. A++ in my book. Enjoy...

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Awakening


Just listen to how they slash and burn 'Mode For D.D.'....


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Spring Rains In Fall!!

In September I posted saxman Rudolph Johnson's 'Second Coming' and I assume that you, the audience of such a blog as this, must have dug the album. Given that 1+1=2, here is his other drop on Black Jazz Records entitled 'Spring Rain'. I did say, in my humble opinion, that 'Second Coming' is the better of the two but this is still a kick ass addition to the man's disappointingly short catalog. Recorded two years prior in 1971, it is the only other record he put out, so no more Rudolph. *insert sad emoticon

"Diswa". Oh, my...