Saturday, July 30, 2011

Soul & Funk Psychedelic: Charles Wright 's ”Ninety Day Cycle People”

Charles Wright”Ninety Day Cycle People”( LP ABC/Dunhill Records, 1974 )Catalog # DSD-50187Tracklisting:A1 Outside Forces (5:20)A2 One Lie (Leads To Another) (5:03)A3 Ninety Day Cycle People (4:40)A4 Is It Real? (4:20)B1 Comment (7:35)B2 Gimme That Sammich (5:37)B3 Don’t Rush Tomorrow (4:00)Credits:Producer – Charles WrightWritten-By – C. Wright, G. Flemmings (tracks: B2),W. Schuchner (tracks: A3)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Funk, Hip-Hop & Rock: Living Colour's ''Funny Vibe'' 12''

''Funny Vibe (Remix)''Living ColourBiography by Greg Prato (AMG):During the 1980s, rock had become completely segregated and predictable, the opposite of the late '60s/early '70s, when such musically and ethnically varied artists as Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone, and Santana ruled the Earth. But bands such as New York's Living Colour helped break down the doors by the end of the '80s,

Jazz Funk: George Freeman's ''New Improved Funk''

George FreemanProfile:American jazz guitarist. Brother of Von Freeman and Buzz Freeman.Biography by Michael G. Nastos (AMG):Jazz guitarist George Freeman is the least prominent of his famous family from Chicago, primarily because he stayed home and was a breadwinner for his wife and children. Nonetheless, Freeman has been an important member of the Chi-Town soul-jazz movement that helped foment

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dancin' Disco Party: New York Disco Machine's ''New York Disco Machine''

New York Disco Machine''New York Disco Machine''( LP One Stop Records Promotions, Bootleg, 1978 )Catalog # OS 701Tracklisting & Hide Credits:A1 Light My FireWritten-By – Doors, The 4:55 A2 Hold On Touch MeWritten-By – Green 5:50 A3 If You Really Don't Love MeWritten-By – Drennon 11:05 B1 Disco ReelWritten By – Bernier 7:50 B2 Give Me LoveWritten-By – Green 6:20 B3 Dancin' Disco PartyWritten-By –

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Motown Disco Non-Stop: The Magic Disco Machine's ''Disc-O-Tech''

The Magic Disco Machine''Disc-O-Tech''( LP Motown Records (US) 1975 )Catalog # M6-821S1Tracklisting:A1 Control TowerWritten-By – D. Daniels, T. McFaddin 4:17A2 Window ShoppingWritten-By – C. Drayton, Pam Sawyer, T. Smith 2:50A3 Jumbo SamWritten-By – J. Marcellino, M. Larson 2:25A4 Let's Go Back To Day OneWritten-By – G. Jones, P. Holloway 2:50A5 Control Tower (Reprise)Written-by [Uncredited] – D

Friday, July 22, 2011

Italian Beat: Marto’ “Hey Joe / Anima Crudele” 7''

Marto’“Hey Joe / Anima Crudele”( 45 Giri, EMI Records, 1969 Italia )Catalog # EMI Mq 2094Nota:Martò era il leader di un gruppo bolognese degli anni sessanta dalle sonorità piuttosto pesanti di nome Judas. Allo scioglimento della band incise questo singolo di ottima qualità, il lato A è uno dei brani rock più famosi, reso immortale per le versioni di Leaves, Byrds e soprattutto per quella

Thursday, July 21, 2011

When Latin Meets Disco: Louie Ramirez' ''A Different Shade Of Black''

Louie RamirezProfile:Musician, composer and arranger Louie Ramirez (1938–1993) recorded many LPs for various labels with different instrumentations, from big band to conjunto to septet. In the 1960s, he became a senior member of the Alegre All-Stars, doing everything from clave to vibes to arranging to co-leader status with Charlie Palmieri, Kako and Alegre Records founder Al Santiago.In the

Disco Legends: LaDonna Andrea Gaines (Donna Summer)

LaDonna Andrea Gaines (Donna Summer)Profile:Born as LaDonna Andrea Gaines on 11 December 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, she got her stage name from Helmut Sommer, an Austrian actor to whom she was married for two years. Sisters are: Dara Bernard and Mary Bernard.Time magazine described Donna Summer's first hit, "Love to Love You Baby," as a "marathon of twenty-two orgasms. The

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

MFS Radio Presents: ''The Magic Sound'' Good Sounds For The New Generations (Blackness Vol.29)

MFS Radio Presents:''The Magic Sound''Good Sounds For The New Generations(Blackness Vol.29)Tracklisting:1. Willis 'Gator Tail' Jackson - Volare2. The Ray Rivera Sound - Soul Tambourine3. Antonio Adolfo, Brzail And Brazuka - Luizão (Instrumental)4. Rogier Van Otterloo - Turks Fruit5. The Sso Orchestra - Faded Lady (Instrumental)6. Grover Washington Jr. - Mister Magic (Intro Edit)7. Touch - Love

Monday, July 18, 2011

People Records Funk Legends: Maceo & The Macks' ”Us”

Maceo & The Macks”Us”( LP People Records, 1973 -’74 )Catalog # PE 6601Credits:Engineer – Bob BothProducer – James BrownWritten By – James Brown (tracks: A1, A2, B2, B3)Tracklisting:A1 Soul Power 74 (4:07)Written By – James PankowA2 Parrty (5:50)A3 Show And Tell (3:08)A4 Drowning In The Sea Of Love (3:57)Written By – Kenneth Gamble , Leon HuffB1 I Can Play For (Just You & Me) (3:36)B2 Doing It To

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Disco-Soul Legacy: John Edwards' ''John Edwards'' (1973)

John Edwards''John Edwards''( LP Aware Records, 1973 )Catalog # AA 2005Tracklisting & Hide Credits:A1 Stop This Merry-Go-RoundWritten-By – Al Gardner, Clinton Moon, Sam Dees 2:58A2 Spread The NewsWritten-By – Frank Johnson 2:29A3 Careful ManWritten-By – Jimmy Lewis 2:33A4 Claim Jumpin'Written-By – Bill Brandon, Sam Dees 2:25A5 I'll Be Your PuppetWritten-By – David Cannon, Fredrick Knight, Sam

Friday, July 8, 2011

Nothing But The Funk: Fred Wesley's ”House Party”

Fred Wesley”House Party”( LP Back Black Records, Reissue )Original Record on Curtom/RSO Rec., 1980Catalog # BB 001Tracklisting:A1 House Party (4:10)A2 Bop To The Boogie (5:58)A3 Still On The Loose (4:48)A4 I Make Music (3:14)B1 If This Be A Dream (5:12)B2 Let’s Go Dancing (3:19)B3 Are You Guilty? (4:53)B4 Life Is Wonderful (4:53)Personnel & Credits:Bass – Lewis Du PriestDrums – Melvin

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Funk: L.T.D.'s ”Gittin’ Down”

L.T.D.”Gittin’ Down”( LP A&M Records, 1974 )Catalog # SP-3660Tracklisting:A1 Don’t Lose Your Cool (2:44)Written-By – Henry E. Davis, Jeffrey OsborneA2 Groove For A Little While (3:21)Written-By – Jeffrey OsborneA3 Your Love Is The Answer (2:53)Written-By – Jeffrey Osborne, James DavisA4 Eldorado Joe (4:21)Written-By – Henry E. DavisA5 Tryin’ To Find A Way (3:04)Written-By – Billy OsborneA6 Ain’t

Monday, July 4, 2011

Funk & Soul: Richard ”Popcorn” Wylie's ”Extrasensory Perception”

Richard ”Popcorn” Wylie”Extrasensory Perception”( LP ABC Records, 1974 )Catalog # ABCD-834Real Name: Richard Wayne WylieProfile: American pianist, producer, band director and songwriter, born June 6, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan and died September 7, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan.Tracklisting:A1 Singing About You And Me (4:54)Written-By – Dozier, Jackson, WylieA2 Georgia’s After Hours (5:01)Written-By –

Sunday, July 3, 2011

MFS Radio Presents: ''Blackness Vol.28'' We Got The Jazz!

MFS Radio Presents:''Blackness Vol.28''We Got The Jazz!Tracklisting:1. Odell Brown & The Organ-Izers - Raising The Roof2. Odell Brown & The Organ-Izers - Nitty Gritty3. Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Comin' Home Baby4. George Benson - Footin' It (Orignal Mono Version)5. Eric Gale - White Moth6. Deodato - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Così Parlò Zarathustra)7. Reggie Moore - Mother McCree8. Dorothy Ashby -