Friday, July 25, 2008

Winston Walls - Boss of the B-3 1993

You learn something new everyday so today let it be some B-3. From AMG - Long overdue (like about 30 years!) debut album for Walls who is, as one reviewer put it, "the best organ player you never heard of." You can hear him now in live concert with long-time friend and rival Jack McDuff. You guessed it. McDuff and Walls battle it out as in days of yore, note for note and screeching chord against chord. This is a classic jam battle with a few vocals thrown in for diversion. McDuff is bound to let Walls (after all these years) be heard, so he does not struggle too hard. Good funk fun - Recorded October 25 & 26, 1993.

1. Winston's 100
2. Georgia on My Mind
3. Rock Candy
4. I Want to Thank You Pretty Baby
5. Canadian Sunset
6. Lucille's Lament
7. What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
8. Serengeti Blues
9. How Great Thou Art

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bad Mutha Goose and the Brothers Grimm 1991

1. Be Somebody [Original Version]
2. Pride
3. Time to Get
4. 100%
5. Be Somebody [Not Our Mix, But We're Sooo Nice We Let It on Our Record]
6. Be Somebody [Extendorama]

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Beatnigs 1988

Michael Franti will be releasing a reggae album in September. Hard to believe it's been twenty years since he started puttin it down on wax. This release is from his industrial hip-hop days. A lot of groups feel the vibe and forget the message. Not this one. The genesis of Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - these are The Beatnigs.

1. (Welcome)_Television
2. CIA
3. (Instructions)_When You Wake Up in the Morning
4. (The Experience Of Us All)_Street Fulla Nigs
5. (Re-Classification)_Control
6. Malcolm X
7. Nature
8. Burritos
9. Rooticus Sporaticus
10. Who Is Doin' This to All My People
11. Rules
12. Jazzy Beats
13. Pre-War America
14. Television (Remix)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

James Brown - Excitement (Mr. Dynamite) 1962

1. I Don't Mind
2. Shout and Shimmy
3. Tell Me What You're Gonna Do
4. Good, Good Lovin'
5. Have Mercy Baby
6. Begging, Begging
7. Love Don't Love Nobody
8. Dancin' Little Thing
9. Come Over Here
10. You Don't Have toGo
11. Just Won't Do Right
12. It Was You

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ed O.G. & the Bulldogs - Roxbury 02119 1994

The artists that rebound from sophomore slumps are persistent which does not always mean quality. Thankfully, Ed O.G. has always crafted some of the best hip-hop around with or without major label support and the resulting output is top quality hip-hop from Boston. This came out in early 1994 after label delays. Song 4 does work better in summer. Enjoy.
1. Streets of the Ghetto
2. Busted
3. Love Comes and Goes
4. Skinny Dip (Got It Goin' On)
5. I Thought Ya Knew
6. I'm Laughin'
7. I'll Rip You
8. Go up and Up
9. Try Me
10. Dat Ain't Right
11. Less Than Zero
12. Check It Out

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Frank Zappa Hot Rats 1969

1. Peaches en Regalia
2. Willie the Pimp
3. Son of Mr. Green Genes
4. Little Umbrellas
5. The Gumbo Variations
6. It Must Be a Camel