Tag Archives: BGP

carol kaye’s spider’s webb

Excellent boogie funk from 1976 by Spider’s Webb, featuring Wrecking Crew bass ace Carol Kaye … on lead guitar! I Don’t Know What’s On Your Mind(Fantasy cat. no. F-9517) has just been reissued by BGP in their “Funk & Jazz Classics” series (CDBGPM247).

stoner funk: two things in one

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Bay area youngsters going for stoner funk … clearly influenced by that west coast hippie rock … the Two Things in One!
http://www.twothingsinone.com/
http://www.michaelburtonproductions.com/kevinburton.html
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8735
http://omnivorerecordings.com/2011/09/teenage-funk-from-the-two-things-in-one/

jerry o’s football mood on the go

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Four tracks off the uneven Dynamic Grooves (Funk And Groovy Soul From The Vaults Of Scepter, Wand, Dynamo And Musicor)v/a comp on BGP (2011-10, CDBGPD 242). Didn’t know Jerry O had recorded football songs before he started writing for Humo with Tom P

opa de souza

It’s … the Fattoruso brothers from Montevideo! And João José Pereira “Raul” de Souza from Rio de Janeiro! As produced by Airto Moreira! Highlights:

  • Opa: “Groove” (1977)
  • Opa: “Totem” (1977)
  • Raul de Souza: “Dr Honoris Causa” (1974).

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8733
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8731

dave hamilton’s detroit soul

Hard to find info on Dave Hamilton on the web that isn’t already on Ace’s site – or picked from the booklets to their releases … The collection so far:
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8719
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=7331
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=4653
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=4747
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=1033
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=1012

superfunk’s mission impossible

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It’s … the 7th SuperFunk v/a comp on BGP (CDBGPD234) rel. 2011-07!
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8715

adderley’s zodiac 1 + 2

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And my name is Cannonball … Adderley’s 1972 take on the zodiac – “Soul Zodiac” – had already been reissued on Stateside / EMI in 2008. 1974’s reinterpretation – “Love, Sex And The Zodiac” – is less psychedelic or free and lots funkier. It’s said to have been recorded in 1970 but I find it hard to believe it hasn’t gotten some post-production later on. Other sources say it’s from 1973 and I think they’re right. Anyhoo, BGP have just reissued the latter album in their midprice-ish “Funk & Jazz Classics” series (2011-08, CDBGPM 235). Rick Holmes – a dj, apparently – is the narrator on both albums.
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8730
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/album-cannonball-adderley-soul-zodiac-stateside-842357.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Zodiac
http://www.cannonball-adderley.com/827.htm
http://www.cannonball-adderley.com/9445.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love,_Sex,_and_the_Zodiac

+ bonus: http://themeparkradio.wordpress.com/category/zodiac/