Tag Archives: 1985

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

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rip mca

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IM Adam Yauch at 47… (Not 48. Lots of obituaries worldwide … We all know the story. Tx 4 pic A!)
http://gawker.com/5907763/rip-nathanial-hornblower-mcas-hilarious-response-to-a-bad-new-york-times-review
http://www.okayplayer.com/news/mca-what-does-it-mean-by-questlove.html
http://uzine.posterous.com/danger-ennio-diabolik-morricone
http://snaporaz.posterous.com/danger-diabolik

mtumphrends

Soulmusic.com Records (as distributed by Cherry Red) aren’t just releasing expanded editions of albums by George Duke or Harvey Mason – see earlier posts – but also manufacture reissues of fine funky stuff by Barbara Ann aka Bobbi Humphrey, Loose Ends, Mtume, Roy Ayers and many more … “New Face Deli” (1986, here without the tedious intro) features William “Bootsy” Collins (who cowrote the song with James Mtume) while “Home-made jam” (1978) strongly reminds of Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s A real mother for ya“, no?
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/soul.asp
http://www.soulmusic.com/somure.html
http://soulmusic.com/loenlispexed.html
http://soulmusic.com/loensowharey.html
http://soulmusic.com/mtkithwogose.html
http://soulmusic.com/mtthofmicdsm.html
http://www.soulmusic.com/bohufrexeds5.html

swiss starter

From Switzerland / Svizzera / la Suisse / die Schweiz: it’s Starter! Their (untitled) debut lp (recorded in Bern in 1981) has just been reprinted by Dark Entries (who have a very impractical site), cat. no. DE-016. Should you buy their reissue, see to it you get the A4 inlay ànd the badge too. Main reasons for purchase: “Lunapark” by the original Francis Foss + Claudine Chirac + Jet Harbour line-up, and the lone bonus track by the Foss & Gray duo Victim(1985) … plus the interview below, perhaps. Also, I’m guessing Starter’s “Tanger” (co-written by Stephan Eicher) is where current Swiss act What’s Wrong With Us? got their name from … (Curious for thèir new albumNot Enough“, incidentally.)
http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/?p=1306
http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/?page_id=47/
http://blog.bomarr.net/2011/07/28/starter-baby/

for your precious love

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The 1958 demo of the original version by the Impressions is off Bandera Doo Wop“, while Aaron Neville’s Orchid In The Stormversion (1985), candy sweet though it may be, has a unique quality – its style kinda fits in with Leonard Cohen’s Ten New Songsincidentally.

carol with snowy red and a machine or two

Absolutely wanted to play Carol‘s “Breakdown” for ya – a track I’d already mentioned in my Snowy Red post, as he’s backing her on this one. The track is also on the very excellent A Man & A Machine IIIv/a 2cd. The tracks by the Cabs, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Drinking Electricity are presented here in the compilers’ original sequence, just to show how well Stéphane Ritzenthaler and Philippe Pierre-Adolphe can create a musical flow, apart from having impeccable taste in eighties wave and avantgarde … Do check their “A Man & A Machine” series, I urge thee!

polar praxis

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Polar Praxis = Philippe Genion … recently reissued on OnderStroom.