Sunday, September 23, 2007
69 - Ladies & Gentleman
Friday, September 14, 2007
Gabor Szabo - Caravan
Leading things off is an incredible drum break provided by Bernard "Pretty" Purdie and is the intro to a nicely drum heavy version of what has got to be one of my favorite tunes of all time. This comes off the Jazz Raga LP, which features a lot of Szabo on sitar and is a solid record, if not the mind-blower I was hoping for. But man, oh man, this track really hits the sweet spot.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Never Can Say Goodbye
Kirk really knocks this one out of the park, so much so that you hardly miss the sweet stylings of a young MJ at all. It's lyrical and funky rolled into one and has really been tearing up my iPod. Originally off the Blacknuss LP, it was just one of many delights I found on the 2-LP The Art of Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
You know, before all the "Ladies' Night" nonsense, Kool & the Gang were some bad motherf*****s. Seriously. Just check this track out, which starts like the oh-so-familiar "Jungle Boogie" then gets all Ron Burgundy (yazz flute) on us. Between this and "Summer Madness" these guys were untouchable. This one's off Spirit of the Boogie, but you can't go wrong with pretty much anything pre-Open Sesame.
An absolute monster jam off the aptly titled Makossa Man LP. There are some words, and I kind of shudder to think of what "Pepe Soup" might be, but there is no denying the groove. And you can read interesting stuff from a blogger who actually does some of this so-called "research" here.
Okay, hope these will satisfy everyone for a little bit. I'm definitely not planning on two months until the next post, so check back soon.