Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Paul Humphrey: Hot Ice Cream

From his album Supermellow, on the Blue Thumb label.

5 comments:

ib said...

Meltastic! The performance/production manages at one and the same time to be both funky and quirky enough to make me think of Harry Nilsson. Great "Blue Thumb" link, too...

Fusion 45 said...

One of my favorite books as a kid was "Rockin' Steady" by Walt Frazier. I read it from cover to cover more than once because "Clyde" was giving advice on how to be cool (and, as a 12-year old white boy in upstate New York, I needed some serious lessons). He covered all the important stuff: wardrobe, 'the ladies', food (I remember him saying he liked to have something light before bed, like a sandwich). This record reminds me of that book. Don't know why...maybe it's the bell-bottom pants and the leather patch jacket. And there is a certain Nilsson-ism sense of humor about it.

ib said...

Great snapshot, fusion 45. Thanks for backing me up on the Nilsson thang; good to know somebody else hears it too. The very personal Walt Frazier literary crossover is especially refreshing to read. Respect!

Emmett said...

Thanks for the reminiscences, Fusion. Clearly no one rocks steadier than Clyde Frazier.

Fusion 45 said...

I confess to having owned only ONE pair of brown, two-toned platform shoes! Stylin', baby. I hear Nilsson in a lot of the new stuff these pups are playing these days. He had more influence than most people realize -- then and now.