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solis lacus

Yeah! After the Cos, Mad Unity and Plus reprints, here’s yet another Placebo related reissue! This time around Heavenly Sweetness (see our Raphaël post earlier on) have reissued Michel Herr’s untitled debut with Solis Lacus (1975, EMI Belgium “Best Seller” 4C062 96949). A Mad Unity production by Pierre Pletinckx, recorded at Madeleine in Brussels with Bruno Castellucci, Robert Jeanne, Nick Kletchkovsky, Richard Rousselet and Felix Simtaine … it’s top – just check “Utopic cities” (above) and “Sea of tranquility” (below)!
http://www.heavenly-sweetness.com/releases/1408
http://www.heavenly-sweetness.com/related-artist/solis-lacus
http://soundcloud.com/heavenlysweetness/solis-lacus-teaser-snippet
http://www.heavenly-sweetness.com/solis-lacus-lpcd-digital-out-1318  (H-S 064)
http://www.heavenly-sweetness.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/HS_bio_Solis_Lacus_ENGLISHCORR.doc
http://www.michelherr.com/common/photos/galleries/leader/solis_lacus/index.htm
http://www.jazzinbelgium.com/album/michel.herr_perspective-solis-lacus
http://www.michelherr.com/common/cd_pages/solis_lacus.html
http://www.muziekarchief.be/identitydetails.php?ID=135094
http://www.muziekcentrum.be/file.php?ID=4242
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Herr
http://www.dragonjazz.com/disco.htm

rip ds

RIP Donna Summer (1948-12-31 > 2012-05-17).

rip chuck brown

IM Chuck Brown, inventor of the go go sound and ultimate funkateer, 1936-08-22 > 2012-05-16. RIP. Update: comp with two Soul Searchers tracks > http://uzine.posterous.com/go-go-joey
http://www.windmeupchuck.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Brown
http://www.visionaryproject.org/brownchuck/
http://www.tmottgogo.com/?tag=chuck-brown
http://www.globalrhythm.net/WorldMusicFeatures/ChuckBrown.cfm
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10110010
http://www.npr.org/2012/05/16/152862467/chuck-brown-go-go-funk-pioneer-dies
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/arts/music/chuck-brown-godfather-of-go-go-dies-at-75.html
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/16/chuck-brown-pioneer-of-go-go-funk-music-dies/
http://washingtoninformer.com/index.php/us/item/10934-godfather-of-go-go-chuck-brown-dies
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/25/AR2009092502858.html
http://wjla-pacino.destodev.com/news/?ID=76052

scandic funk experience

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Also just out: Rickard Masip Presents Scandinavian Funk Experience– yet another super volume in Nascente’s “Funk Experience” series of budget v/a compilations. This time around, I only knew Doris beforehand … Do check the series’ pinnacle so far as well, viz.Kid Loco Presents French Funk Experience“! Highlights:

  • Claes-Göran Fagerstedt: “Stone free” (1975 / originally by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1966)
  • Bob Azzam: “Tricky soul” (1968)
  • Staffan Abeleen Quintet: “Mr Minor” (1974)
  • Tommy Seebach: “Bubble sex” (1979).

eastern bloc party

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Just out: Yuriy Gurzhy (Russendisko) & Phil Meadley Present Eastern Bloc Funk Experience (Psych-Funk, Satellite Soul And Cold War Disco)– another excellent volume in Nascente‘s Funk Experienceseries of budget v/a compilations. And loàds more interesting than Secret Stash‘s two so-so Soviet Funkcomps. (And the retro car meme started here.) Highlights:

# Misa Blam: “Gorila” (1975)

# Czerwone Gitary: “Coda” (1974)

# Uschi Bruning: “Hochzeitsnacht” (1974)

# Andrzej Dabrowski & Zesp: “Powrót” (1970).

mohammed ali 70!

AliaAlib

“Hits And Misses – Muhammad Ali And The Ultimate Sound Of Fistfighting” (Trikont US 0314, 2003) was reviewed in [uzine] 03.17 … Mr. Cassius Marcellus Clay aka Muhammad Ali was one of thé greatest men of the 20th Century. All praise!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali
http://trikont.de/musik/hits-and-misses-muhammad-ali-and-the-ultimate-sound-of-fistfighting/
http://trikont.de/shop/black-radical-music/hits-and-misses-muhammad-ali-and-the-ultimate-sound-of-fistfighting/

 

reed ayers & lou kevin

Computer says no & Wiki fails to mention it’s the best Lou Reed parody ever … Kevin Ayers recorded his early version (bonus track on the 2003 cd remaster) on 1971-07-09, and released his final version of Stranger in blue suede shoes1972-01 on his third solo lp Whatevershebringswesingon Harvest … who’d already released it as a single by Kevin Ayers and the Whole World somewhere in 1971 … Funky lyrics too …