Tag Archives: 1990

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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2012-01-28 charles hayward over brussels

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2012-01-28, 22 o’clox: Charles Hayward @ les Ateliers Claus! The two tracks below are off Hayward’s second solo album A Tribute To Mark Rothko(recorded 1989, released 1990 on Sub Rosa, SUB CD010-33). The first image above was found here, the second is Hayward playing at Sónar in 2007.
http://www.charleshayward.org/
http://www.furious.com/perfect/charleshayward.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hayward_(musician)
http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/2010/07/charles-hayward-recorded/
http://subrosa.itcmedia.net/en/catalogue/soundworks/charles-hayward_01.html%3Bjsessionid=A60AB750F13E67B4D5B678C0237F236F
http://www.freq.org.uk/interviews/an-interview-with-charles-hayward/Update
http://www.lesateliersclaus.com/events/tag/charles-hayward
http://www.eineweltaushack.com/roster/charles-hayward/
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=34185

trying times

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“Tryin’ times” – a magnificent song, written by Donny Hathaway and Leroy Hutson and first performed by Roberta Flack in 1969. Hathaway released his version in 1970; Hutson doesn’t seem to have recorded the song. Flack’s live version was recorded 1971-03-06 at the Soul to Soul festival in Accra, Ghana. (Do see the movie!) Fairground Attraction’s version from 1990 is nice too.
http://www.kalamu.com/bol/2006/05/20/roberta-flack-“trying-times”/
http://dereksmusicblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/donny-hathaway-everything-is-everything-2/
http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Leroy%20Hutson.html
http://www.originals.be/en/originals.php?id=6475
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_to_Soul_(film)
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairground_Attraction

bleep exorcist

It’s been over twenty years ago today when Richard H Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire teamed up with Richard Barratt aka dj Parrott for the Sweet Exorcist duo … where LFO met TAGC on acid … The duo’s 1990 & 1991 recordings for Warp – cat. no. WARP1 is their classic Clonk’s Comingalbum – have now been compiled on the RetroActivity (When Everything’s Ready On The Dark Side Of The Moon Play The Five Tones)2cd (WARPCD218, 2011) which adds another six previously unreleased tracks from the same era, mostly early versions or alternate takes. The lyrics to “Per clonk 6 alt.” quote the Temptations’Message from a black man(1969, written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong). Hey and this is interesting too!

bob & lou


A video from 1990 to celebrate a new Bob & Lou release, viz. "Five Tracks 1991-1993" – just released on Ultra Eczema (UE91 lp + poster + photo, 2011-06). Meanwhile, Ultra Eczema is about to launch an lp's worth of "Fever" covers in August! More on that later …

ant bee collective

Ant-Bee = a huge influence on Animal Collective (apart from the Beach Boys etc.)! Pure Electric Honey(Voxx lp VXS 200.056, 1990) remains Billy James’s most accomplished album, imho, but I couldn’t find a video off that lp.

2010-03-07: music biz docu on independent record stores

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Image source hats off to Synesthésia!

2010-03-07 this documentary will be broadcast on VRT Canvas and it’s already creating some commotion. Meanwhile, here’s some more on independent record stores – see also the ever shortening list of shops on http://www.platenzaken.com/belgie.html

Brendan Toller: “I need that record (The death or possible survival of the independent record store)” (2008 film)
http://www.ineedthatrecord.com/
http://myspace.com/ineedthatrecord
http://www.pajiba.com/music/i-need-that-record-review.php

Emma Pettit: “Old rare new – the independent record shop” (2008, ISBN 9781906155322)
http://blackdogonline.com/music/old-rare-new.html
http://www.boekman.nl/documenten/81_boekbespreking%20nuchelmans.pdf
http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:yqYMkQ-GTPUJ:www.ica.org.uk/%3Flid%3D12718+Emma+Pettit

Graham Jones: “Last shop standing” (Proper, 2008?, ISBN 9780956121202)
/! best to wait for the new, expanded edition, tbr 2010-03-22 /!
http://www.lastshopstanding.co.uk/
http://myspace.com/lastshopstanding
http://www.proper-records.co.uk/artists.php?action=arview&arid=3848
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/music-magazine/music-magazine-features/extracts-from-graham-jones-last-shop-standing-week-1-1670272.html

Update: Pip Piper has turned it into a 50′ documentary in 2012 (also on deluxe dvd). 2013-04-11 screening: http://kaskcinema.be/2012/08/01/donderdag-11-april-amok-i-s-m-ladda-vzw/ ! See also: http://www.icrates.org/rise-fall-and-rebirth-last-shop-standing-and-the-story-of-the-uk-independent-record-store/

& make no mistake, independent does not mean big bucks … those days are over!
Frederic Dannen: “Hitmen: powerbrokers and fast money inside the music business” (Random House 1990, ISBN 9780679730613)
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl/9780679730613.html
http://www.books-by-isbn.com/1-900924/1900924544-Hit-Men-Fredric-Dannen-1-900924-54-4.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredric_Dannen