Monday, January 31, 2011

Jazz Soul & Funk: Grant Green's ''Carryin' On''

(Image by © Mosaic Images/CORBIS)Commento:Quando si ascolta, si parla o ci si riferisce a Grant Green, non può che venire un attimo di nostalgia, di rabbia volendo, se pensiamo che questo fantastico chitarrista morì a 48 anni per problemi legati all'uso di stupefacenti. Pensate a quanto ancora avrebbe potuto dare al mondo del Jazz e della Musica, a quanti capolavori ed 'opere prime'.Purtroppo

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Il Bel Paese dei pirati: Siamo un popolo di hacker"

Da 'Repubblica' (26/01/2011) (© Riproduzione riservata):"Il Bel Paese dei pirati: Siamo un popolo di hacker"''Maschio, tra i 15 e i 34 anni, residente al centro sud. È il pirata che scarica illegalmente film e musica da Internet. Un fenomeno non più di nicchia, ma che riguarda un internauta su quattro. E l'industria creativa annuncia perdite per 19 miliardi di euro. L'Agcom sta per varare un

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Philly Sound: Billy Paul's ''Going East''

Billy PaulReview by Ron Wynn (AMG):Billy Paul had a good run in the '70s as an R&B vocalist, though he'd been recording since the '50s, when he debuted on Jubilee. Paul was featured on radio broadcasts in Philadelphia at age 11 and had an extensive jazz background. He worked with Dinah Washington, Miles Davis, and Roberta Flack, as well as Charlie Parker, before forming a trio and recording for

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Salsoul Disco Legends: Loleatta Holloway's ''Hit And Run''

Loleatta HollowayProfile:Loleatta Holloway was born in Chicago, Illinois in November 1946, and began her career singing gospel music with the Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker and the Caravans.In 1976 she began singing on Disco productions (mainly on Salsoul Records) and was responsible for some classics like "Love Sensation" or "Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman.In 1984, Holloway left Salsoul

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Disco Funk: Fatback's ''XII''

The Fatback BandCommento:C'è sempre stata un po' di polemica, almeno da noi in Italia, su quale fosse il primo disco di 'Rap' (come si chiamava allora, una specie di 'toasting' o 'parlato' incessante su una base normalmente disco o disco funk), giacché il movimento Hip Hop non era ancora nato. Io sono sempre rimasto confuso, perchè 'Superrappin'' dei Furious Five lo sentii nell'agosto del 1979 al

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Funk, Soul & Blues: Johnny Otis Show's ”Cuttin’ Up”

Johnny OtisBorn John Veliotes, December 28, 1921, in Vallejo, California, the son of Greek immigrants; married; wife’s name, Phyllis; children: John, Jr. (Shuggie); Nicky; Daryl Jon; Janice; and Laura.Co-founder of the Otis-Love Band, 1943.formed first big band in 1945; recorded first hit record, “Harlem Nocturne,” 1946; formed the Johnny Otis Show, 1948; quit touring in 1955 and became a

Sunday, January 16, 2011

More Philly Sound: The Intruders' ”Save The Children”

The IntrudersThe Intruders is a former American soul music group most popular in the 1960s and 1970s. As one of the first groups to have hit songs under the direction of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, they had a major influence on the development of Philadelphia soul.Formed around 1960, the group originally consisted of Sam "Little Sonny" Brown, Eugene "Bird" Daughtry, Phillip "Phil" Terry and

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Philly Sound Legends: Teddy Pendergrass' ''Teddy Pendergrass''

Teddy PendergrassCommento:Giusto un anno (e un giorno) fa moriva Teddy Pendergrass. Credo che non ci sia nessuna persona al mondo che non abbia ballato, ascoltato o sognato con la sua voce su ''If You Don't Know Me Right Now'', ''Wake Up Everybody'', ''The Love I Lost''. Direbbe una bugia. Più che di Philly Sound qui si parla di un artista di livello internazionale, che per sempre rimarrà e sarà

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

British Jazz Funk: Morrissey Mullen's ''Badness''

Morrissey MullenSome info:Morrissey Mullen was a British jazz-funk/fusion group of the seventies and eighties.Considered one of the most popular jazz groups in London, the band was led by Dick Morrissey on tenor and soprano saxes and flute, and Jim Mullen on guitar, who joined forces in 1975 and played together for some 16 years, during which they came to be known as "Mr Sax and Captain Axe"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

MFS Radio & The Friends Of Miki Presents: ''Ciak - The Best Of Miki'' Volume 2

MFS Radio & The Friends Of Miki Presents:''Ciak - The Best Of Miki'' Volume 2( Compilation, 2011 )Tracklisting:1. Blair - Night Life (12'' Inch)2. Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Single Version)3. Fern Kinney - Groove Me (12'' Version)4. Lamont Dozier - Going Back To My Roots 12''5. Linda Clifford - If My Friends Could See Me Now6. Marlena Shaw - Woman Of The Ghetto7. MFSB - We Got The Time8.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Info: Al Kent's ''Disco Love Volume 2'' Released For March 2011

È prevista l'uscita del nuovo lavoro di Al Kent, ''Disco Love 2'' per marzo 2011...aspettiamo ansiosamente.Lo stesso Al Kent ne ha pubblicato la foto della copertina su FaceBook.Intanto sappiatene di più su questo personaggio (secondo noi bravissimo), la sua storia e la sua produzione più famosa, fino ad ora, ''Disco Love'' (Vol.1).Some Infos:Al Kent (Ewan Kelly) was born in Scotland. His father

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Philly Sound: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes' ''Wake Up Everybody''

Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesHarold Melvin & The Blue Notes were an American singing group, one of the most popular Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. The group's repertoire included soul, R&B, doo-wop, and disco. Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 1950s as The Charlemagnes, the group is most noted for several hits on Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label between

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Jazz Guitar Legends: Grant Green's ''Alive!'' Recorded at the Cliché Lounge, Newark, N.J., August 15, 1970

Grant GreenBiography By Michael Erlewine & Ron Wynn (AMG):Grant Green was born in St. Louis on June 6, 1931, learned his instrument in grade school from his guitar-playing father and was playing professionally by the age of thirteen with a gospel group. He worked gigs in his home town and in East St. Louis, IL, until he moved to New York in 1960 at the suggestion of Lou Donaldson. Green told Dan

Jazz Soul: Lou Donaldson's ”Hot Dog”

Lou DonaldsonIf nothing else, you gotta love the cover.Lou Donaldson's soul jazz albums of the late 1960s were usually recorded with the same band configuration, but different sidemen, and the rate of success seemed to depend to some degree on the chemistry in the studio.This album features Charles Earland on organ and Melvin Sparks on guitar, and the result is not quite as tight as, say,

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Important Notice!

*From today MFS© Blog don't allow any type of download of files copyright protected. This is due to our respect of the copyright of the owners. We have our ideas & opinions about the copyright and his criminal prosecution. But we don't want to infringing the laws.If any owner of the demo clips (only for listen-not downloadables) want to remove them, please contact us.Thanks.The MFS© Equipe*A

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Funk: Gloria (Lyn) Lavern Collins' ''Think (About It)''

Gloria Lavern CollinsLyn Collins (12 June 1948 – 13 March 2005) (real name: Gloria Lavern Collins) was an African American soul singer best known for working with James Brown in the 1970s. Contrary to some reports, she is not related to Bootsy Collins, nor Catfish Collins. Born in Abilene, Texas, U.S.A., she began her recording career aged 14. Her biggest solo hit was the James Brown-produced

Monday, January 3, 2011

Soft Rock: Crosby, Stills & Nash ”CSN”

Crosby, Stills & Nash ”CSN”( LP Atlantic Records, 1977 )Catalog # SD 19104 Commento:Diversissimo dal post dei Mandrill, ma legato dall'anno, 1977... devo dire che anche noi a quell'epoca eravamo eclettici, e c'erano alcuni dischi e musicisti che avevano molto a che fare con noi giovani di e in quel periodo. Ascoltare tre grandi come CS&N poi fa sempre piacere, magari riascoltarli ancor di più.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Funkey Monkeys: Mandrill's ''We Are One''

Mandrill''We Are One''( LP Arista Records, 1977 )Catalog # AB 4144Commento:Primo post del 2011, ed approfittiamo per fare gli auguri di buon anno nuovo a tutti!MFS entra nel suo 5° anno di vita (a settembre facciamo il compleanno...), e speriamo di potervi sempre proporre buona musica, informazioni e tutto quello che può 'servirvi' per 'ingrassarvi' musicalmente (....). Visti i tempi 'bui ed