Tuesday, August 30, 2011

To Be Or Not To Be: Mel Brook's ''It's Good To Be The King''

Mel Brooks

''It's Good To Be The King''
( 12'' Disco Single, WMOT Records, 1982 )
Catalog # 4W9 02761

A It's Good To Be The King (Rap) 7:13
B It's Good To Be The King (Instrumental) 7:13

Producer – Pete Wingfield
Written-By – Mel Brooks, Pete Wingfield

Format:Vinyl, 12", 33 1/3 RPM
© 1981 Brooksfilms Limited
1982 WMOT Records, Inc.

More Memphis Soul-Funk: The Memphis Horns' “Get Up And Dance”

The Memphis Horns

“Get Up And Dance”
( LP RCA Records, 1977 )
Catalog # APL1-2198

A1 Get Up And Dance
A2 Just For Your Love
A3 Waitin’ For The Flood
A4 Love Is Happiness
A5 Memphis Nights
B1 What The Funk
B2 Country Soul
B3 No Go Betweens
B4 Don’t Abuse It
B5 Keep On Smilin’

Personnel & Credits:
Producer – Alan V. Abrahams , Clarence K. McDonald
Saxophone [Baritone] – James

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Funk & Soul: The Memphis Horns' ''Horns For Everything''

The Memphis Horns

From Wikipedia:
The Memphis Horns are an American horn section made famous by their many appearances on Stax Records. They have been called "arguably the greatest soul horn section ever." Originally a sextet, the Memphis Horns gradually slimmed down to a duo, Wayne Jackson on trumpet and Andrew Love on tenor saxophone.
The Memphis Horns appeared on nearly every recording for

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mr. Richard 'Groove' Holmes' ''The Groover!''

Richard 'Groove' Holmes

”The Groover!”
( LP Prestige Records, 1968 )
Catalog # PR 7570

1. Speak Low
2. My Scenery
3. Walrus
4. Blue Moon
5. I’ll Remember April
6. Just Friends

Personnel & Credits:
Richard “Groove” Holmes (org)
George Freeman (g -1/4)
Earl Maddox (g -5,6)
Billy Jackson (d)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 14, 1968


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Flyers: London Times (& Records Hunting)

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jazz Funk, Funk Or Space Funk? Pleasure's ''Future Now''


The original eight members of Pleasure were:
Marlon McClain: Electric and acoustic guitar and background vocals.
Sherman Davis: Lead and background vocals.
Bruce Carter: Drums.
Donald Hepburn: Keyboards and background vocals.
Nathaniel Phillips: Electric bass and background vocals.
Bruce Smith: Percussion and background vocals.
Dennis Springer: Soprano and tenor sax.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Detroit Jazz Scene's Unsung Heroe: Phil Ranelin's "Vibes From The Tribe"

Phil Ranelin

"Vibes From The Tribe"
( 2xLP Tribe Records, 1975 )
Catalog # TRCD4008

A1 Vibes From The Tribe (3:47)
A2 Sounds From The Village (3:44)
A3 Wife (6:07)
A4 For The Children (5:19)
B1 He The Only One We All Knew (18:08)
C1 Vibes From The Tribe (Extended) (11:40)
D1 Vibes From The Tribe (8-Trk Version) (8:22)
D2 Sounds From The Village (Extended) (5:27)

Personnel &

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hip Hop Pioneers: The Harlem Underground Band, Sweet Tee & Mr.Paul Winley

The Harlem Underground Band, Sweet Tee & Mr.Paul Winley

This unlikely pioneer brought hiphop culture to the people at a time when a breakbeat compilation on wax was unheard of.
Nowadays in hiphop the Bootleg CD and mp3 compilation is rife and commonplace .
The hiphop bootleg Godfather is probably Paul Winley. Winley is best known as the owner of Winley Records.
Founded originally in 1956 as a

Monday, August 1, 2011

Philly Sound: People's Choice's ''Boogie Down U.S.A.''

People's ChoiceBiography by Ron Wynn (AMG):Vocalist/keyboardist Frank Brunson formed People's Choice in Philadelphia in the early '70s. Drummer/percussionist David Thompson, vocalists Valerie Brown and Marc Reed, guitarists Darnell Jordan and Johnnie Hightower, keyboardists Clifton Gamble and Bill Rodgers, and bassist/vocalist Stanley Thomas were in the original lineup. Despite the vocalists, the