Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Chuck Mangione: Feels So Good
This one and the theme from "Taxi" are kind of the Romulus and Remus of a sound which, for this writer, powerfully evokes the aura of late '70s New York, especially in autumn. Since the album version of this is ten minutes and the single edit wasn't my thing, I've adopted the DIY ethos of the Smooth Jazz Movement and made my own edit.
Buy the CD for the full-length version.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Just For You
vinyl rip, from In The Skies
Like a lot of people, I seem to have come down with a spot of Peter Green fever. Big ups to lovefingers via mardu for putting me onto this LP.
Peter Green (guitar, vocals), Snowy White (guitar)*, Reg Isidore (drums), Kuma Harada (bass), Lennox Langton (percussion), Peter Bardens (organ, electric piano)
*That's Snowy testifying on "Slabo Day". Peter plays lead on the other two tracks.
Monday, October 22, 2007
East Side, West Side
Negril Sea Sunset
from the enigmatic Negril
Eric Gale (lead guitar), Peter Tosh (rhythm guitar), Richard Tee (piano), Keith Sterling (piano), Leslie Butler (organ & synthesizer), Cedric Brooks (saxophone, percussion), Val Douglas (bass guitar), "Family Man" Barrett (bass guitar), Paul Douglas (drums), Sparrow Martin (drums), Joe Higgs (percussion), Uziah "Sticky" Thompson (percussion)
Please direct all questions/concerns vis-a-vis sound quality to reissue producer Masahiro Tomitani.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Keith Mansfield: Big Shot 
Skinnyman: Not Bonnie And Clyde 
...and for kicks:
Keith Mansfield: Big Shot (slowed down by 8%) 
This is the solution to this mystery.
The Mansfield track is originally from KPM 1156, "Metropolis". Also available on Shut It! The Music Of The Sweeney.
Buy Skinnyman here.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Betty Wright: Show Your Girl
Betty Wright: Don't Thank Me Baby, Thank Yourself
Betty Wright scored a Grammy for Best R&B song for Where Is The Love. The two tracks above are others off the same album.
She's previously appeared on Art Decade on this post's track.
Available on Danger High Voltage.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Ted Nugent: Free-For-All 
When Oliver Fisher Winchester died in 1880, his ownership in Winchester Rifles passed to his son, William, who died of tuberculosis in March of the next year. William's wife Sarah believed the family was cursed by the spirits killed by the Winchester rifle, and moved to California and began building a chaotic mansion with her inheritance, to confuse the spirits seeking revenge.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
The Thought: There's a Boy 
The Thought: I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night 
The Thought: Rebels 
Three songs off the forgotten self-titled album by The Thought.
Cock de Jong - guitar, vocals
Jan de Jong - drums.
Wieg Zigtema - guitar, synthesizer, vocals
Rob Marienus - bass
Rob van Zandvoort - keyboards
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Gabor Szabo: The Last Song
Time for the obligatory bi-monthly Gabor post. This one comes to us from the enigmatic Faces LP. My favorite part is the outro, featuring a string part which eerily foreshadows Don't Stop Till You Get Enough.
written by Gabor Szabo
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Stick Your Finger In The Ground (And Turn The World Around) b/w Stick Your Finger (instrumental)
Homegrown heat from Greensboro, North Carolina. Sometimes the local cats end up copping hotter grooves than the big-city studio pros. For an earlier installment of the homegrown heat series, see here.
Open the levels within your brain.