Tag Archives: 1982

dave tompkins & hip hop


“When Russell Simmons first heard It’s yourson the radio, his mind was blown by T La Rock‘s “40-letter words.” He immediately sought out the song’s producer, Rick Rubinaka “Flip Loogan” … from the incomparable nay mighty Dave Tompkins‘ review of “Def Jam Recordings: the first 25 years of the last great record label” by Bill Adler, Dan Charnas et al. (Rizzoli 2011-10-11, ISBN 9780847833719). Do check Tompkins‘ Pulitzer on steroids Miami bass history too! And more on his 2010 vocoder book via http://uzine.posterous.com/stevie-roger-and-the-vocoder-book !
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7420271/dave-tompkins-t-la-rock-lost-memories-def-jam-first-rapper
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8240657/nat-moore-dolphins-history-miami-bass
http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/8851-big-fun-in-the-big-town/
http://www.rizzoliusa.com/book.php?isbn=9780847833719
http://mhpbooks.com/books/how-to-wreck-a-nice-beach/
http://howtowreckanicebeach.com/


go go joey

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Yo! Yo! Go Go Get Down (Pure Ghetto Funk From Washington DC)is an utterly great v/a 2cd compiled by dj Dave Lee aka Joey Negro for ZR (cat. no. ZeddCD025, 2012). Ranging from 1975 to 2004 but focusing on go go‘s 1980-1987 high, it complements 1990’s classic Washington Go Go Sound Attackv/a 2cd & 2lp on BCM very well … Hey and trying to find the date for some tracks – we’re trying to understand the genre’s history after all – made me discover the Funklopedik Project:
http://www.black-music-collectors.com/labels/DCGOGO/Big-City-Records-12singles.htm
http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/06/07/joey-negro-on-washingtons-go-go-scene/
http://www.zrecords.ltd.uk/news-item/GoGo+Get+Down+Out+Now/31
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go-go
http://www.tmottgogo.com/
http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/222423
http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1167
http://books.google.com/books/about/The_beat.html?id=2AYJAQAAMAAJ
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A8247-2001Jun1

beefheart’s dust sucker of a bat chain puller

= 1980 French tv (“Chorus”) … 2012-02-22: Vaulternative / Zappa records have finally released the original 1976 “Bat Chain Puller” album by Captain Beefheart. Officially. It’s outrageously expensive but it sounds much, much better than the unofficial “Dust Sucker” release by the Ozit leeches, said to contain the 1976 recordings as well, well … The title track’s rhythm is said to be based on the sound of Don Van Vliet’s Volvo car’s windscreen wipers. And the blues, of course. Webcore, webcore.
http://www.zappa.com/
http://thewire.co.uk/articles/8171/
http://www.zappa.com/whatsnew/
http://www.spaceritual.net/tractor/ozit.htm
http://www.spaceritual.net/tractor/cb2.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_Chain_Puller
http://www.beefheart.com/datharp/albums/boots/bcp.htm
http://www.beefheart.com/datharp/albums/official/sbbcp.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiny_Beast_(Bat_Chain_Puller)
http://www.beefheart.com/datharp/albums/boots/dustsucker.htm
http://barfkoswill.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=971_54317
http://www.beefheart.com/datharp/albums/official/batchainpuller.htm
http://www.discogs.com/Captain-Beefheart-Bat-Chain-Puller/release/3431255
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Beefheart#Bongo_Fury_to_Bat_Chain_Puller
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/dec/21/lost-captain-beefheart-album-bat-chain-puller
http://www.msopr.com/press-releases/zappa-family-trusts-vaulternative-records-to-release-captain-beefhearts-original-bat-chain-puller-album/

Beefbonus: Vliet phases Letterman!

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

simple minds’ four best

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Roxy Music, Japan, … but never a Simple Minds fan … except for a handful of tracks, e.g. This earth that you walk upon (instrumental)“, “League of nations” & “Theme for great cities(3x 1981) and I travel(1980) – all recently reissued on the X56cd box (2012).