Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Music Library !!

The Music Library is a compilation of cover artwork from some
of the most important, and beautiful, library LPs made throughout
the 50s, 60s and 70s. It features a foreword by Dammers
and an exclusive CD of rare recordings. Library music (also known
as source music and, occasionally, mood music) was first made for people
who needed cheap, somewhat generic music as backgrounds for animations,
low-budget advertisements, and television programs. Unavailable commercially
to the public, this music was pressed beginning in the 1950s in limited
quantities, and then sent directly to production houses and
radio stations for use when necessary.

Various Artists
2005

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Guitar Interludes !!

I ran across this album the other day for only a couple dollars,
so I had to get it. Little did I know that this 1977 reissue is worth
about $50. The original is in the couple hundred range. Joe is 
considered by many to be one of the greatest Jazz guitarists
of the 20th century. This was apparently the record which
bumped him out of a career slump.

Joe Pass
1969

Sunday, March 19, 2017

There Is A God Somewhere !!

Continuing with the theme of rare, yet killer Gospel-Soul,
this Nashville recorded God-revering album is considered
a Holy Grail of this subgenre. This vinyl rip is not my own,
and I can't remember what blog I originally got it from.
However, I came to know of the album through an episode of
Crate Diggers. At this point, there have been several reissues, so
grab a copy if you want it on wax

Andrew Wartts
and The Gospel Storytellers
1982

Everything - God Is Love '78 !!

Via Numero Group:
For outsider gospel visionary and Detroit native
Otis G. Johnson, the Holy Ghost was in the machine...
in this case a rhythm-equipped Hammond organ.
Everything - God Is Love 78, a singular 1978 mid-fi
document, features android percussion against chords of
Otis’s own invention, possessed by minor tonality and frequent
bum notes. Lifting it further are extemporaneous vocal
homilies to the rapture, love, and everything, plus occasional
“other” voicings that scratch at the periphery of the mix.
Homespun gospel rarely entered this dirge-like, intuitive
space, nor did it commonly achieve such a spectral and
captivating hymn to its darkest conventions.
A reissue can be found here

Otis G. Johnson
1978

Saturday, March 18, 2017

It'll All Be Over !!

Sometimes, the worse the cover art...the greater the music.
Such is the result, here. I've read via Numero Group that much of the
underground Gospel covers were a result of using (and reusing)
affordable clip art made available by only a handful of companies;
then, simply adding the needed text, often haphazardly.
I've been on quite a kick for these types of albums
as of late, so expect many more.

The Supreme Jubilees
1979

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mystery Album !!

By now, I hope you all trust my taste in music. I thought
it'd be interesting to post an album without telling
you what it is other than the year it was released,
and the genre. Lemme know what you think

1973
(Gospel-Soul)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Jazz at Massey Hall !!

This live album is a meeting of the masters of Jazz:
Dizzy, Bird, Max Roach, Bud Powell, and Mingus

The Quintet
1953

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Watts Prophets !!

The Black Voices: On the Streets in Watts
1969


Rappin' In A White World
1971

Monday, March 6, 2017

Dedicacion EP !!

If you're familiar with Lyman Woodard, then you know of the incredible
Here's a later release which, although isn't as soulful
as the previous work, is still quite good

Lyman Woodard Organization
1985

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Will Come, Is Now !!

Described as "the pivot around which much of
Sun Ra's music revolved for 8 years", Ronnie
had quite a career as a sideman. He only
released a single lead album, though.
He passed too soon at the age of 44

Ronnie Boykins
1975