Tag Archives: 1986

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/


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brigitte fontaine in a c cat trance

Been absent here & elsewhere, and as a result I’ve completely missed out on Brigitte Fontaine‘s 2011-03-03 concert in Brussels last Saturday … Yet here she is, again, with Lettre à Monsieur le Chef de Gare de la Tour Carol(Saravah 1970), a song that was quite influential … for instance on C Cat Trance‘s Shake the mind (Ink 1986). You can buy the music via http://www.saravah.fr/brigitte-fontaine/comme-a-la-radio,1014 and http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=930 … As for C-Cat Trance, see also our 2001 interview in [uzine 01.18] – complete with Medium Medium cd review – and our 2003 fave list inquiry in [uzine 03.04], all available via http://uzine.posterous.com/issn-13773828

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

rita varda’s kung fu mitsuoko

Crazy band, very crazy movie, start of a gaming craze …
http://mubi.com/films/le-petit-amour
http://www.janebirkin.net/uk/film.html
http://demy.chez.com/87KungFu.htm
http://www.nwfilm.org/screenings/20/200/
http://www.cine-tamaris.com/film.php?id=38
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung-Fu_Master
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Rita_Mitsouko
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Rita_Mitsouko
http://snaporaz.posterous.com/tag/vardaagnès
http://retro.ign.com/articles/852/852091p1.html
http://www.allocine.fr/film/saga_gen_csaga=76.html
http://www.forumdesimages.fr/Collections/notice/VDP7937
http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2002/great-directors/varda/
http://www.rfimusic.com/artist/chanson/jane-birkin/biography
http://www.ina.fr/recherche/recherche?search=Varda&vue=Video
http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=950DE2D7173BF930A15755C0A96F948260
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1989-11-17/entertainment/8903100382_1_agnes-varda-kung-fu-master-mary-jane

charlee dorsey

Lee-dorsey-yes-we-canLee_dorsey-am_i_that_easy_to_fLeedor-746825-1293876406Leedor-746825-1293876418Lee_dorsey-all_ways_funkyLeedorseyallways2Soul-mine-the-greatest-hits-moLeedoyesLeedor

It’s … the very underrated and all too oft’ forgotten soul champ & charming regular guy Lee Dorsey (1924-1986)! As produced & accompanied by Allen Toussaint, mostly, on the occasion of the release of Charly‘s Soul Mine The Greatest Hits & More 1960-19782cd (SNAX628CD, 2011) which reprises the Am I That Easy To Forget?2lp (Charly R&B CDX21, 1987) on disc one, adding a new 29 track compilation on disc two. Indeed, Charly / Snapper have been revving up a classy New Orleans reissue programme this year with similar releases by the Meters and Allen Toussaint related productions, and there’s been equally cool budget Red Bird & Shangri-Las releases. Secretly, I’m hoping they’ll reissue those two Swamp Dogg lp’s too (CRB 1026 & 1045), with extras …

we’ll be right back (after the break)


Almost twenty-five: this Steinski masterpiece from 1986 on 4th & B’way! Enjoy the ’10 2 ’11!
http://www.steinski.com/discography/steinski_mass_media_well_be_right_back/
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93844583
http://www.wired.com/listening_post/2008/05/mp3-stream-stei/
http://vibrationsmusic.com/2008/05/27/steinski-in-the-office/
http://www.antidoterecords.co.uk/artists/steinski/index.html
http://www.steinski.com/blog/best-sign-of-the-weekend/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Dee_and_Steinski
http://pitchfork.com/features/interviews/7149-steinski/
http://tripatlas.com/Double_Dee_and_Steinski
http://www.illegalart.net/steinski/
http://myspace.com/steinski
etc. etc. ad inf.

hail the new puritan shivering man gilbert clark

Oh Mister Noisegate, bring me a dance … After Mego’s reissue of Bruce Gilbert’s solo debut This Way“, I’m hoping for a full reissue (no tracks missing, e.g. There are“) of The Shivering Man“, BC Gilbert‘s second solo album, on cd, deluxe and all … Both albums include work used by Michael Clark, as you can witness from the Hail the new puritan(Charles Atlas 1986) footage here: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5. (More on Clark in the next post.) Note, too, that ‘debut’ does not mean ‘earliest recordings‘ … Update: it’s happened, on cd ànd 2lp.