Friday, 8 April 2011
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Sunday, 30 August 2009
As a little change I thought I would post some of the extended and re-edited mixes I have done for playing at that all important jam.
In some cases the changes are simple, such as an extension of a cool drum break like "California Soul" by Marlena Shaw, while others like "Hang On Sloopy" by The Supremes have been completely re-arranged. Also there are 2 extended versions of songs that were split in their original form "Hook & Sling" by Eddie Bo and "Supernatural Thing" by Ben E. King. I have added some kitschy stuff too.
As for a track listing I will leave it as a surprise but Jazz, Soul and Funk are some of the genres. There are 22 different tracks. Hope you enjoy it!
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Produced by Charles Stepney & Marshall Chess (1969 Cadet)
This was release two years earlier on the Checker label but in 1969 it made it out on the Cadet Label. It is a collection of songs that could be loosely called psychedelic soul. It is acquired listening and the stand-out tunes for me are "Turn Me On", "Like A Rolling Stone" and "Didn't Want To Have To Do It". Also on here is a sitar sample lifted successfully by the Fugees.
Turn Me On
Like A Rolling Stone
Didn't Want To Have To Do It
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Estelle Bennett (below middle) from the classic Ronettes has passed at 67. Phil Spector may have given the group their hits but their irresistible charisma kept them as princesses of pop for a solid 16 months. Their tunes still get a party jumping 46 years later, no problem!
The more favored of the trio was (Veronica) Ronnie Bennett as she went on to marry the Gun-Totting-Wall-of-Sound-Svengali in 1968, only to divorce six years later.
Estelle also married in 1968 and had a daughter. She left the industry until 1988, when suddenly, the spotlight was turned back on for an acrimonious court case between the Ronettes and Spector over royalties. Spector was ordered to pay $3 million but the ruling was over turned on appeal.
For me this is one group that will always be special. If you want your baby to dance, their tunes are simply perfect!
Estelle may have passed but she will never be forgotten! Come on Baby!
(Walking) In The Rain (Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann, Phil Spector)
Do I Love You? (Vini Poncia, Pete Andreoli, Phil Spector)
So Young (William Tyus)
(The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up (Vini Poncia, Pete Andreoli, Phil Spector)
I Wonder (Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector)
What'd I Say? (Ray Charles)
Be My Baby (Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector) "You, Baby" (Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann, Phil Spector)
Baby, I Love You (Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector)
How Does It Feel? (Vini Poncia, Pete Andreoli, Phil Spector)
When I Saw You (Phil Spector)
Chapel Of Love (Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector)
Saturday, 30 August 2008
Produced & Arranged by Charles Stepney
(1970 Cadet Concept Records)
Recorded at Ten Mar Studios, Chicago, Illinois, November 1969
The penultimate album from Rotary Connection before they were deemed uncommercial or unmarketable. Still, this album is not as strong as their pervious efforts but it has its moments.
We Will Be Free
May Our Amens Be True
Stormy Monday Blues
Love Me Now
Want You To Know
Recorded at A&R Recording, New York City
June 1 and 2 1965
Recorded at Van Gelder
Studios, New Jersey
July 21 and 22 1965
This is a great Cal Tjader album. Soul Bird (Tin Tin Dao), Daddy Wong Legs and Soul Motion instantly invoke the word classic. Doxy is a fun number with a vibrant groove. Some of these tracks are featured on the 1973 Remastered Collection Double Album 'Doxy'.
Bass - Richard Davis
Piano - Paul Griffin
Drums - Sol Gubin & Grady Tate
Percussion - Armando Peraza
On 'Reza' Bass - Terry Hilliard, Drums - John Rae and Piano - Lonnie Hewitt
1. The Whiffenpoof Song
2. Soul Bird (Tin Tin Dao)
3. How High The Moon
4. That's All
5. Soul Motion
1. The Prophet
2. Sonny Boy
4. Samba De Orfeu
5. Shiny Silk Stockings
6. Daddy Wong Legs