Out since 2013-09-27: a documentary by Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier on the – utterly soulful – music scene in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, and that unique sound that emanated from Fame Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio!
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“Lost in the jungle” by la Cucaracha Brass (aka the Latin Chords) is off the “Long Live Boogaloo (22 Rare Latin Boogaloos From Spanish Harlem ’63-’72)” v/a 2lp (2012-04-17) or cd (2012-05-08) on Secret Stash. Shorty Long’s 1968 version of “Stranded in the jungle” is off “Here Comes… The Complete Motown Stereo Masters” on Kent (2012-03), as described earlier. For the Jayhawks’ original version, the Gadabouts’ interpretation and two of the Cadets’ versions of “Stranded in the jungle” see http://uzine.posterous.com/first-to-be-stranded-in-the-jungle … Hey and did you know that the Jayhaws rerecorded their 1956 classic as the Vibrations in 1961?
Frederick ‘Shorty’ Long’s Motown recordings – mostly from 1968, including “Here comes the judge”, “Ain’t no justice”, “Night fo’ last”, “Don’t mess with my weekend”, “Here comes Fat Albert”, “Function at the junction”, “Stranded in the jungle” ànd an awful interpretation of “A whiter shade of pale” (1969 the latter) – have been compiled by Kent on “Here Comes… The Complete Motown Stereo Masters” (2012-03, cat. no. CDTOP 369).
Pt. 2 of http://uzine.posterous.com/im-etta-james … I.M. Etta James (1938-01-25 > 2012-01-20). Hey and do check Esther Phillips‘ 1976 version of “All the way down” here: http://uzine.posterous.com/esthers-version
RIP soul queen Etta James (73) who’d been taken into hospital, suffering from leukemia. Legendary for her recordings on Chess, she had recently released what had been announced as her last album on Verve Forecast: “The Dreamer“ (2011-11-08) – before that she was on RCA Victor. On the reissue front, there’s just been a box set on Hip-O Select: “Heart & Soul – A Retrospective” (2011-10), while Kent / Ace have equally launched a number of reissues with bonus tracks viz. “Call My Name” and “Losers Weepers“. More on Etta in my next post!