Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The Legendary: A Film about the Roots

Even though this blog is not much about Hip Hop, the connections are there. And, The Roots obviously, are a relevant contemporary group within the field of soul and funk. And as I want to bring you the good stuff; here's a recent documentary on them.

The Legendary: A Film About The Roots from Cam Be on Vimeo.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

American gypsy - Golden ring

This is from a dutch Philips release from American gypsy and the LP 'Angel Eyes'. Apparently this american funk-rock group came to Holland in 72' which resulted in this LP. Later also released on Chess on the US market. There are several nice tracks in the same vein as 'Golden ring', be sure to check out if you dig this one.

American gypsy - Golden ring (320)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Bebeto - Falda

So, I've been doing some tidying today. Especially focusing on the records, move them off the floor and such. Unfortunately not as in organising the collection. But obviously you bump into stuff that you haven't seen, or listened to for a while.
During some periods I've been bying some Brazilian stuff. I haven't got a huge amount, but there are some nice bits lying around. This is one; some nice and clubby stuff from Bebeto in 'Fadla' of the 'Batalha Maravilhosa' LP.
Check and dream away for some warmer places. 

Bebeto - Falda (320)

Monday, 7 February 2011

We all need a bit of Dilla

"Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James "J.Dilla" Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon. 
J.Dilla is Still Shining."
"J.Dilla: Still Shining" from B.Kyle on Vimeo.

Ray Barretto - Stargazer

Here's a proper party track! From Ray Barretto - 'Stargazer' on a Fania 12". Somehow it feels so much New York in its vibe. Well, possibly a quite obvious guessing, but i'm saying that without any references. I'd be surprised if this wasn't played a lot on various block parties at the time. 
Possibly a track for the editers as it could easily be stretched with another 2-3 minutes. There's certainly enough pieces and breaks to work with. 

Ray Barretto - 'Stargazer' (196)