Thursday, December 29, 2011

Funk For The Folks: The Soul Searchers' ''Salt Of The Earth'' (1974)

The Soul Searchers''Salt Of The Earth''( LP Sussex Records, 1974 )Catalog # SRA-8030Tracklisting & Hide Credits:A1 I Rolled It You Hold It 4:38A2 Blow Your WhistleComposed By – C. Brown, M. Kidd 3:01A3 Close To YouComposed By – B. Bacharach, H. David 4:23A4 Funk To The Folks 4:14B1 Ain't It Heavy 5:58B2 Windsong 5:00B3 Ashley's RoachclipComposed By – L. Pinchback 5:36B4 We ShareComposed By – D.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Richard ''Groove'' Holmes' Groove Merchant Years: ”Hunk-A-Funk!” (1975)

Groove Holmes”Hunk-A-Funk!”( Double LP Groove Merchant Records, 1975 )Catalog # GM 4402Tracklisting:A1 Night Glider (5:17)A2 Flyjack (3:30)A3 It’s Going To Take Some Time (4:30)A4 Pure Cane Sugar (5:00)B1 Go Away Little Girl (5:32)B2 One Mint Julep (4:50)B3 Young And Foolish (4:30)C1 The Red Onion (3:40)C2 No Trouble On The Mountain (3:55)C3 Meditation (6:10)C4 Good Vibrations (4:40)D1 You’ve Got

Monday, December 26, 2011

Creativity & Funky Fusion: Side Effect's ''What You Need'' (1976)

Side EffectThe birth of Side Effect began in the year 1972 with founder and leader Augie Johnson and members Lomita Johnson, Jim Gilstrap, Gregory Matta and Louie Patton.Sylvia Nabors did an excellent job on the first album, but by the time "What You Need" was recorded, Helen Lowe, now gospel superstar Helen Baylor, was the new vocalist. In 1977, Lowe was replaced by Sylvia St. James. St. James

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Una Storia Di Vita E Musica: ''My Life In Live Concert'' (Part Four)

Una Storia Di Vita E Musica: ''My Life In Live Concert'' (Part Four)''Isaac Hayes - Joy (Short Version)''1995.Tutto scorre all’insegna dei mie Venerdì al Cap Creus… di qualche serata come DJ in alcuni Club Ferraresi e al FIRMUS sul Lago di Garda e ad Aprile mi vado vedere un bel LIVE al Cap Creus dei FREAK POWER (biglietto in allegato), gruppo emergente in quel periodo nel panorama Acid Jazz.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Time Is Running Out Fast: Remember Mr. James Joe Brown, Jr., The Hit Man, The Soul Brother #1, The Godfather Of Soul - ''The Payback'' (1973)

Time Is Running Out Fast:Remember Mr. James Joe Brown, Jr., The Hit Man,The Soul Brother #1, The Godfather Of Soul*3 May 1933 near Barnwell, South Carolina, USA†25 December 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA''The Payback''( LP Polydor Records, 1973 )Catalog # PD-2-3007Tracklisting & Hide Credits:A1 The PaybackWritten-By – John Starks 7:35A2 Doing The Best I Can 7:50B1 Take Some, Leave Some 8:22B2

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Electro Memories: Paul Hardcastle's ''Rain Forest'' (1985)

Paul Hardcastle''Rain Forest''( LP Profile Records, 1985 )Catalog # PRO-1206Tracklisting:A1 Rain Forest (Remix) 5:42A2 King Tut 4:38A3 Panic 4:29A4 Forest Fire 7:30B1 Loitering With Intent 4:10B2 A.M. 5:14B3 Sound Chaser 5:48B4 Rain Forest (Original Mix) 5:12Credits:Artwork By [Album Cover Concept] – Billy RussellArtwork By [Art Direction] – Dick SmithMastered By – Jack AdelmanPhotography [

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Wayne Henderson's Pleasure: Pleasure's ''Accept No Substitutes'' (1976)

PleasureThe 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.Dan Brewster: Trombone and

Monday, December 19, 2011

''We're Gonna Lick The World!'': The Blackbyrds' ''Cornbread, Earl And Me'' OST (1975)

The Blackbyrds''Cornbread, Earl And Me''Original Sound Track( LP Fantasy Records, 1975 )Catalog # F-9483Tracklisting:A1 Cornbread 3:11A2 The One-Eye Two-Step 3:19A3 Mother / Son Theme 1:29A4 A Heavy Town 2:58A5 One-Gun Salute 1:59A6 The Gym Fight 1:52A7 Riot 3:18B1 Soulful Source 3:49B2 Mother / Son Talk 1:05B3 At The Carnival 2:49B4 Candy Store Dilemma 1:33B5 Wilford's Gone 2:20B6 Mother / Son

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bad News: Mr.Ralph MacDonald Has Left Us.

Ralph MacDonald, the Grammy-winning writer, producer and percussionist who worked with everyone from Luther Vandross to Amy Winehouse and composed the classics, “Where Is the Love” and “Just the Two of Us,” died Sunday morning in Stamford, Conn., after a long illness. He was 67. He had suffered from a stroke and lung cancer in recent years. Stamford, where he lived for the past 35 years,

Una Storia Di Vita E Musica: ''My Life In Live Concert'' (Part Three).

Una Storia Di Vita E Musica: ''My Life In Live Concert'' (Part Three)1994. Altra annata molto impegnativa, nel senso buono del termine ! Comincia che sono nel pieno del Servizio Militare alla Caserma Matter di Mestre (un’oretta e poco più da casa), e da buon razionale escogito un piano legato alle licenze e alle mie prospettive musicali. Fondamentale era avere più week end possibili in estate, in

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Fabulous Mr. Magic: Grover Washington, Jr.'s ''Mister Magic'' (1974 - Released In 1975)

Grover Washington, Jr.American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist, born 11 November 1943, Buffalo, New York, USA, died 17 December 1999, New York, USA.Biography by Scott Yanow (AMG):One of the most popular saxophonists of all time, Grover Washington, Jr. was long the pacesetter in his field. His roots were in R&B and soul-jazz organ combos, but he also fared very well on the infrequent occasions

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Incredible Mr. Ayers: Roy Ayers' ''You Send Me'' (1978)

Roy Ayers''You Send Me''( LP Polydor Records, 1978 )Catalog # PD-1-6159Tracklisting & Hide Credits:A1 You Send MeWritten-By – Sam Cooke 8:28A2 I Wanna Touch You BabyWritten-By – Roy Ayers 4:21A3 Can't You See Me?Written-By – Edwin Birdsong, Roy Ayers 6:07B1 Get On Up, Get On DownWritten-By – Bruce Fisher, Roy Ayers, Stanley Richardson 4:23B2 Everytime I See YouWritten-By – Allen Gumbs 3:37B3

Monday, December 12, 2011

Philly Legends: The O'Jays' ''Back Stabbers'' (1972)

The O'Jays ''Back Stabbers'' ( LP Philadelphia International Records, 1972 )Catalog # KZ 31712The group was originally formed as The Mascots in Canton, Ohio in 1958 by gospel duo Eddie Levert (b. June 16, 1942) and Walter Williams (b. August 25, 1942). Also featuring William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles, The Mascots made their recording debut in 1961 with "Miracles." The group made quite

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Una Storia Di Vita E Musica: ''My Life In Live Concert'' (Part Two) by S.Zerbini.

Una Storia Di Vita E Musica: ''My Life In Live Concert'' (Part Two).''1993. Annata intensa e indelebile. Ho cominciato ad acquistare vinili di Black Music e la seconda domenica di marzo mi reco con il mio amico Giacomo a Bologna ad una fiera del DISCO (nello stesso luogo dove l’anno precedente avevo visto Barry White Live) e tra le tante bancarelle mi imbatto in una con due soggetti “carichi una

CTI Rec. Giants: Stanley Turrentine With Milt Jackson's ''Cherry'' (1972)

Stanley Turrentine With Milt Jackson''Cherry''( LP CTI Records, 1972 )Catalog # CTI 6017Tracklisting & Hide Credits:A1 Speedball 6:35A2 I Remember You 5:10A3 The Revs 8:00B1 Sister SanctifiedArranged By – Weldon Irvine 6:00B2 Cherry 5:10B3 IntrospectiveArranged By – Weldon Irvine 6:55Personnel & Credits:Bass – Ron CarterDesign [Album] – Bob CianoDrums – Billy CobhamEngineer – Rudy Van

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sexy Disco: Ismael Angel Ledesma's ''Ish'' (1979)

Ish (Ismael Angel Ledesma)''Ish''( LP Clouds Records, 1979 )Catalog # CL-8808Tracklisting:A1 Let's Make Love 5:23A2 Superthriller (Super-Thrilling-Me!) 4:14A3 A Lover A Day 3:48A4 Faster Than A Speeding Bullet 3:08A5 Don't Stop 4:29B1 Please 4:44B2 Julie 3:38B3 Deep Down I'm Funky 4:31B4 Babe 4:32B5 Peak 3:38B6 I Want You 0:40Credits:Producer – A. Holloway Masters, Ish Ledesma, Jerry

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Groove Merchant Rec. Jazz Funk: Lonnie Smith's ''Afro-Desia'' (1975)

Lonnie Smith''Afro-Desia''( LP Groove Merchant Records, 1975 )Catalog # GM-3308, GM 3308Tracklisting & Hide Credits:A1 AfrodesiaPerformer – Ben Riley, A Friend, Greg Hopkins, Jamey Haddad, Joe Lovano, Ralphe Armstrong 9:18A2 Spirits FreePerformer – Ben Riley, Greg Hopkins, Joe Lovano, Ron Carter 15:00B1 Straight To The PointPerformer – Ben Riley, Greg Hopkins, Joe Lovano 6:54B2 FavorsPerformer –

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

From Conongo, Ghana, Africa: Mr. Anthony Kwaku Baah's ''Anthony 'Reebop' Kwaku Bah'' (1973)

Mr. Anthony Kwaku BaahGhanaian percussionist (born 13 February 1944 in Konongo; died 12 January 1983 in Stockholm), best known for working with the 1970s rock groups Traffic and Can.The "Rebop" part of his name (sometimed spelled "Reebop") was given to him by Dizzy Gillespie; he was also known as Remi Kabaka.''Anthony 'Reebop' Kwaku Bah''( LP Philips Records, Sweden, 1973 )Catalog # 6316

Monday, December 5, 2011

INFO: Harmless Records are proud to announce: ''The Philadelphia International Records 40th Anniversary'' Campaign.

“Philly 40”The Philadelphia International Records 40th Anniversary Campaign.Harmless Records are proud to announce a campaign to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest black music record companies of all time – Philadelphia International Records. Founded by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in 1971, the label launched with the album “Going East” by Billy Paul in October 1971 but really

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Una Storia Di Vita E Musica: ''My Life In Live Concert'' (Part One) by S.Zerbini.

Una Storia Di Vita E Musica:''My Life In Live Concert'' (Part One)by S.Zerbini.1991. ''E’ l’anno in cui comincia tutto… sono appena diciottenne e nemmeno patentato, sino a quest’anno la mia vita musicale, era fatta di concerti di artisti italiani (De Gregori, Secchioni, Carboni, Stadio, New Trolls ecc.) e di ascolto di disco music e soul (ero proprio agli inizi quindi ascoltavo i classici). Da un

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Greenwood, Archer, And Pine Street Band: Gap Band's ''Magicians Holiday'' (1974)

The Gap Band”Magicians Holiday”( LP Shelter Records, 1974 )Catalog # 2111Tracklisting:01 I Yike It02 Backbone03 After All Is Said And Done04 Fontessa Fame05 You Can Always Count On Me06 Bad Girl07 Easy Life08 Loving You Is Everything09 Tommy’s Groove10 Magicians HolidayPersonnel & Notes:The Gap Band is Charles Wilson, Robert Wilson, Ronnie Wilson, Tommy Lokey, Roscoe Smith, Chris Clayton and

Friday, December 2, 2011

Soul Jazz Feeling: Idris Muhammad's ''Peace And Rhythm'' (1971)

Idris Muhammad''Peace And Rhythm''( LP Prestige Records, 1971 )Catalog # PR 10036Tracklisting:A1 Peace 12:05A2 Rhythm 5:55B1 Brother You Know You're Doing Wrong 5:40B2 Don't Knock My Love 4:45B3 I'm A Believer 5:20Personnel & Credits:Bass – Ron CarterBass [Fender] – Jimmy LewisCongas – Buddy CaldwellDrums, Saxophone [Alto], Cabasa, Gong – Idris MuhammadElectric Piano – Kenny BarronEngineer –