Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Monsters of Folk - Dear god

As heard on GP's 'Worldwide' a few times and recently sampled by the Roots.  Oh, and MoF actually sampled Trevor Dandy's - 'Is there any love' - You gotta love these synergies. A really nice modern folk track and I'd really would like to get a 7" of this.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Phyllis Hyman - Living inside your love

Earlier today had a good conversation with a friend, where he pointed out that we're now reaching the time of the year (i.e autumn up here in the north) when it's perfect to seriously get into the music again. So taking it from there I wanna give you a real disco beauty from Phyllis Hyman. "Living inside my love" is for me one of her best songs and is taken from the LP "Somewhere in my lifetime". Later on it also got a 12" release, but it could be one of those LP tracks that are easily neglected. Nothing ellusive but still for me one of those tracks that I try to play whenever I can. 

Phyllis Hyman - Living inside my love (320)

Saturday, 28 August 2010

General Johnson - Don't walk away

I was going through some old mixes the other day. This one caught my attention and when going trough to it, I realised there are some nice & heavy tunes in the mix. One of them is General Johnson's "Don't walk away".
This rip is from a nifty little 7", the track is also available on his self titled Arista LP from 76'. It speaks for it self - just pure, emotional soul music at its best.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Monday, 16 August 2010

Stefano Torossi - Feeling tense

This is possibly as complete as music can get for me. It's got the breaks, strings, horns and the arrangement. Library of highest order from Stefano Torrosi. I'm not by any means an expert in this genre, but this record cought my attention after hearing the "Running fast" track from the LP - "Feelings". After that it went straight to my wantlist and I recently found one at a reasonable price. 
So far I'm happy with the Easy Tempo reissue, as looking for earlier pressings isn't really realistic right now. We're talking big money. Even though I haven't had the time to listen to this record properly, I must say from what I've heard, this is a baaad record. 
I hope you dig!

Stefano Torossi - Feeling tense (320)

Friday, 6 August 2010

Clifford Jordan Quartet - John Coltrane

Ok, it's time to go back to some jazz. Gradually I felt I've ignored the jazz and I don't want to go there, I need to step back back to the roots. And how's this for you?! A fantastic alternate version of Clifford Jordan's "John Coltrane".
This song was first recorded and released on his (probably) biggest LP "Glass Bed Games" on Strata-East. This one is from a later live session recorded in Paris. The LP is Night of The Mark VII on Muse from 75'.
Now I know why this music will stay with me forever. Enjoy! 

Clifford Jordan Quartet - John Coltrane (320)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

[Heads Up] 2 Excellent 45 Reissues

And now over to something completely different. I've been lazy at buying jazz and older soul sounds lately. Obviously it's a matter of prioritizing, but I can also be very periodic in my music consumption and for the past time it's been very much about the newer soul/disco/boogie stuff that is reflected in my postings. 
Anyhow, these two recently reissued 45's grabbed my attention and I immediately got an urge to bag these. 
The first one is from Jerline and friends. Taken from a cd only reissue from the Streetsoul label with previously unreleased tracks, only available as acetates in the past.  It's unbelievable how these tracks wheren't relesed back then. The quality is second to none, and accordingly to some sources these Chicago based musicians later became Starvue. Check it - it's killer stuff.

The second one comes from the great French label Vadim Music. Doing very much 'soundtracky' stuff from obscure sources. I think I heard this one from Jean Pierre Mirouze played by Jazzman Gerald and never bothered to look further as it's just one of those things that would cost you and arm and a leg to get hold of. I'm also quite certain it's been sampled or chopped up but can't for the moment recall by whom (please fill me in). Anyway, great funky organ stuff with enough groove to swing your legs to.