Monday, November 29, 2010

Jazz Funk & Psychedelic: Wade Marcus ”A New Era”

Wade Marcus ”A New Era”( LP Cotillion Records, 1971 )Catalog # SD 9043 Tracklisting:A1 Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin (3:31)Guitar [Solo] – Eric GaleWritten-By – Sylvester StewartA2 Magic Moments (3:12)Written-By – Bobby MarcusA3 Lush Life (4:01)Violin [Solo] – Gene OrloffWritten-By – Billy StrayhornA4 Spinning Wheel (3:54)Written-By – David Clayton ThomasA5 Something (3:35)Organ [Solo] –

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Latin Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie's ”Portrait Of Jenny”

Dizzy Gillespie”Portrait Of Jenny”( LP Perception Records, 1970 - '71 )Catalog # PLP 13Si continua ancora una volta con un post gillespiano e ''latin''. Un album del 1970-'71(data incerta) che riflette il profondo feeling tra Gillespie e la musica latina. Qui con sideman di tutto rispetto (notate gli altisonanti nomi fra i credits), Gillespie ci offre un disco anche un po' funky se vogliamo.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Funk & Jazz Funk: The Three Pieces' “Vibes Of Truth”

The Three Pieces “Vibes Of Truth”( LP Fantasy Records, 1975 )Catalog # F-9476Note:This goes to DJ Miki of Ciak-Bologna...Vibes of truth man!Tracklisting:A1 – I Need You Girl (4:10)A2 – Backed Up Against The Wall (4:26)A3 – Vibes Of Truth (4:30)A4 – Shortin’ Bread (4:31)B1 – Self Dealin’ (3:54)B2 – Concrete Jungle (5:20)B3 – If Only I Could Prove To You (3:56)B4 – Cool It (3:29)B5 – Virtue (3:30)

Soul: Joanne (Jo Ann) Garrett's ”Just A Taste”

Joanne (Jo Ann) Garrett”Just A Taste”( LP Chess Records, 1969 )Catalog # 1548Tracklisting:UnforgettableDepend On MeWalk On ByWe Can Learn TogetherAin’t No WayFoolish MeThis Bitter EarthA Thousand Miles AwaySoul TownIt’s No SecretNote:Absolutely classic soul/funk record with the killer version of Walk on By (drums used and abused by DJ Shadow); also It’s No Secret, Soul Town. Produced by Andre

Monday, November 22, 2010

Psychedelic Organ Groove: Memphis Black ”Soul Club”

Memphis Black ”Soul Club”( LP Sunset Records, Germany, 2007, Reissue )Catalog # SLS 50 059 Z( Original release: 1969 )Heavy Hammond funk from the 60s German scene! Memphis Black was the pseudonym of Ingfried Hoffmann , one of the best organ players on the continent in the 60s, an artist known well through his soundtrack and sound library sessions, as well as his killer contributions to the Klaus

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Funk: Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady ”Earth Creature”

Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady ”Earth Creature”(Also knowed as ”Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady”)( LP Dakar Records, 1974 )Catalog # DK 76913 Tracklisting:A1 Feeling My Cheerios (3:15)Written-By – Boobie Knight , Milton EdwardsA2 Burn The Saturday Night Fever (3:05)Written-By – Boobie KnightA3 April (5:30)Written-By – Boobie Knight , Milton EdwardsA4 Power Greater Than Man (7:03)Written-By

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Philly Sound: Various Artists' ”Philadelphia Classics”

Various Artists ”Philadelphia Classics”( 2 x Vinyl, LP Philadelphia International Records, 1977 )Catalog # PIR 88274 & PZG 34940 8 OF THE VEST BEST PHILLY CLASSICS!Deluxe american gatefold doublepack featuring 8 all time Philly International classics as played at the Loft, Paradise Garage, Warehouse and The Music Box.Tracklisting:A1 MFSB ”Love Is The Message”A2 MFSB ”TSOP” (The Sound Of

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

DJ Disco Legends... Miki Ciak Bologna Parte 3

DJ Disco Legends... Miki Ciak Bologna Parte 3Continua, colla terza parte, il nostro tibuto-ricerca sulla figura del mitico DJ Miki della Discoteca Ciak Bologna.Queste testimonianze le abbiamo 'rubate' su FaceBook, ma ci sembra doveroso proporle a tutti, anche agli stranieri (use the translator tool please-thanks).Una è di Mistermix Deejay e l'altra è diretta, cioè del proprio Miki.Aggiungiamo

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Funk: James Brown & The James Brown Band ''Ain't It Funky'' & ''Funky Drummer''

James Brown & The James Brown Band''Ain't It Funky''( LP King Records, 1970 )Catalog # KS-1092Tracklisting:A1 Ain't It Funky Now (Part 1 & 2) 9:26A2 Fat Wood (Part 1 & 2) 9:15B1 Cold Sweat 5:17B2 Give It Up Turn It Loose 3:45B3 Nose Job 2:30B4 Use Your Mother 3:25B5 After You Done It 3:28Credits:Engineer [Audio] - Dave Harrison, Ron LenhoffOther [Production Manager] - Bud HobgoodProducer - James

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie's ”Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac”

Dizzy Gillespie”Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac”( LP Impulse! Records, 1967 )Catalog # AS 9149Tracklisting:1. Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac 7:282. Mas Que Nada (Pow, Pow, Pow) 6:153. Bye 1:284. Something In Your Smile 2:465. Kush 16:01Personnel:Dizzy Gillespie (tp, vo)James Moody (ts, as, fl, vo)Mike Longo (p)Frank Schifano (b)Otis Candy Finch Jr. (d)Notes:** Also issued on MCA 29036Recorded at “Memory

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Jazz Soul: Houston Person ”The Real Thing”

Houston Person”The Real Thing”( Double LP Eastbound /Janus Records, 1973 )Catalog # EB-9010Tracklisting:A-1 You Are The Sunshine Of My LifeA-2 Since I Fell For YouA-3 Until It’s Time For You To GoB-1 PainB-2 Angel EyesC-1 Easy WalkerC-2 Kittitian CarnivalC-3 Could It Be I’m Falling In LoveD-1 Where Is The Love?D-2 Medley: Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do – Don’t Go StrangersD-3 Crazy LegsBonus

Friday, November 12, 2010

Salsoul Disco Classics: The Salsoul Orchestra ”Nice ‘N’ Naasty”

The Salsoul Orchestra ”Nice ‘N’ Naasty”( LP Salsoul Records, 1976 )Catalog # SZS-5502 In the same vein as MFSB for ‘Philadelphia International’, the Salsoul Orchestra where the in-house band for ‘Salsoul Records’. Vince Montana wrote, conducted and produced many of the orchestra’s releases.The Orchestra had many arrangers & whole instrument sections contributing to their distinctive sound, with

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Philly Sound Classics: The Philadelphia International All Stars ”Let’s Clean Up The Ghetto”

The Philadelphia International All Stars ”Let’s Clean Up The Ghetto”( LP Philadelphia International Records, 1977 )Catalog # PIR 82198Note:In the late 70's, In an effort to draw attention to rejuvenating the ghettos of Philadelphia, Kenneth Gamble put together an album of Philadelphia International's biggest acts on Let's Clean Up The Ghetto (1977). Artist' include, Lou Rawls, The O'Jays,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Psychedelic Funk & Soul: The Politicians ”The Politicians Featuring McKinley Jackson”

The Politicians”The Politicians Featuring McKinley Jackson”( LP Hot Wax Records, 1972 )Catalog # HA 711Tracklisting:A1 Psycha-Soula-Funkadelic (3:43)A2 The World We Live In (4:22)A3 Church (3:15)A4 Free Your Mind (2:50)A5 Everything Good Is Bad (4:14)B1 A Song For You (4:31)B2 Speak On It (5:48)B3 Funky Toes (4:04)B4 Politicians Theme (2:50)B5 Close Your Big Mouth (3:06)Notes:Format:Vinyl,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Disco Legends: Nicky Siano

Biography:Nicky Siano born in Brooklyn, New York, in March 18, 1955 and is a pioneer of the dance music scene in the early seventies.In 1971 at the age of 16 he got his first djing gig, with the help of Robin Lord, and in 1972 he opened The Gallery in SoHo, Manhattan with his older brother Joe Siano. At the time he was considered to be the best DJ in the city and this helped the club attain

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Jazz Soul: Lonnie Smith ”Think!”

Lonnie Smith ”Think!”( LP Blue Note Records, 1968 )Catalog # BST 84307*Also Blue Note BST 84290, CDP 7 84290-2 Tracklisting:The Call Of The WindSlouchin’Son Of Ice BagThree Blind MiceThink Personnel & Credits:Congas, Percussion – Norberto Apellaniz (tracks: 2, 5),Willie Bivins (tracks: 2, 5)Drums – Marion Booker, Jr.Engineer – Dave SandersGuitar – Melvin SparksMastered By [Remastering] – Rudy Van

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Funk: The Mighty Tom Cats “Soul Makossa”

The Mighty Tom Cats “Soul Makossa”( LP Paul Winley Records, 1980 )Catalog # LP 121 Tracklisting:A1 Soul Makossa (4:15)A2 Tom Cat Reggay (4:05)A3 Skin ‘N’ Soul (2:25)A4 Good Groove (4:10)A5 Mozambique (2:27)B Bahamas Melody (15:09) Notes:Format: Vinyl, LPCountry: USRelease Date: 1st January 1980 ”Soul Makossa” Notes:Original vinyl rip by Celo.Contains the mighty Soul Makossa track made famous by

Friday, November 5, 2010

Disco Funk: Sly Stone ''Ten Years Too Soon'' (The John Luongo Remixes)

Sly Stone ''Ten Years Too Soon''( LP Epic Records, UK, 1979 )Catalog # EPC 83640Tracklisting: A1 Dance To The Music 6:37A2 Sing A Simple Song 6:04A3 I Get High On You 5:50B1 Everyday People 5:58B2 You Can Make It If You Try 3:42B3 Stand! 6:16B4 This Is Love 2:47 Credits:Engineer [Remix] - Michael BarbieroMastered By - Jose RodriguezRemix, Edited By - John

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jazz: Wayne Shorter ''Adam's Apple''

Wayne Shorter''Adam's Apple''( LP Blue Note Records, 1966)Catalog # BLP 4232 Tracklisting:1. Adam's Apple (6:47)2. 502 Blues (Drinkin' And Drivin') (6:32)3. El Gaucho (6:28)4. Footprints (7:27)5. Teru (6:10)6. Chief Crazy Horse (7:32)7. Collector, The - (bonus track) (6:54)Personnel:Wayne Shorter: tenor saxophoneHerbie Hancock: pianoReggie Workman: bassJoe Chambers: drumsNotes:Recorded: At Van

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Organ Jazz: The Ernie Freeman Combo ''Featuring Ernie Freeman At The Organ''

The Ernie Freeman Combo''Featuring Ernie Freeman At The Organ''( LP Liberty Records, 1963 )Catalog # LRP-3331 - USA(Out of Print)Tracklisting:A1 - Comin' home babyA2 - Stone RockerA3 - Gravy WaltzA4 - FeverA5 - Jivin' AroundA6 - Drown in my own TearsB1 - RockhouseB2 - The WalkB3 - Mountain GreeneryB4 - 'Gator BiteB5 - Cool PlayBiography:One of so many interesting behind-the-scenes figures of

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Biggest Disco Band: The Salsoul Orchestra

The Salsoul OrchestraQuando vedo quel logo devo ammettere che mi emoziono ancora come trent'anni fa...La prima volta che ascoltai qualcosa della Salsoul Orchestra fu su mamma RAI a ''Supersonic Dischi a MAC2'', che ascoltavo in AM giacchè l'FM in Italia era stato appena 'liberato'...''Tangerine''...mi entrò nel sangue.E fu poi la celeberrima 'Getaway' degli EWF, che mi indusse a correre a