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of muscle shoals fame and renown


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!
http://muscleshoals.co.uk/
http://www.muscleshoalsthemovie.com/
http://www.magpictures.com/muscleshoals/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_(film)
http://www.waxpoetics.com/blog/contests/muscle-shoals
http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/greg-camaliers-musical-muscle
http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/dv/feature/spotlight-greg-freddy-camalier-director-richard-lowe-editor-muscle-shoals/64154
http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/projects/muscle-shoals/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals,_Alabama#Music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_Sound_Studio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAME_Studios
http://www.record-racks.com/?p=551
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Fame
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Fame+records
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=fame&mode=2
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Muscle+Shoals

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stranded nay lost in the jungle

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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 jungleis off Here Comes… The Complete Motown Stereo Masterson Kent (2012-03), as described earlier. For the Jayhawks’ original version, the Gadabouts’ interpretation and two of the Cadets’ versions of Stranded in the junglesee 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?

maydiea cole & ed ‘shank’ wells

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“Bye, bye baby (my pride)” by Shank & Maydiea (Ed Wells, nicknamed Shank in college, and his sister Maydiea Cole) is off 2006’s Flip Hits! And Misses!” v/a cd on Ace (CDCHD 1086) but the B side “Why don’t you tell me?” of the original Flip 7″ (cat. no. 361, 1962) hasn’t been reissued yet! Go, Roger Armstrong, go!
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=4721
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=803
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=780
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=770
http://www.cmshowcase.org/jimmuseum/flip_records.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flip_Records_(1950s)
http://www.globaldogproductions.info/f/flip.html
http://www.bsnpubs.com/la/flip/flip.html

what’s the word for socially conscious soul music?

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Alongside Listen, Whitey!and the other comps mentioned in that post, there’s also the excellent What’s The Word? (Socially Conscious Soul Music)(2011) as conceived & compiled with love by Dean Rudland for v/a Backbeatsseries three on Harmless (currently part of the Demon Music Group) … budget priced, as it should be with catalogue music. Some tracks to convince you: “Hey brother” (based on “Hey Joe”) by the Identities and “(We gotta) Bust out of the ghetto (pts 1 & 2)” by Moody Scott (both 1970).

 

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Noted music producer and scholar Pat Thomas spent five years in Oakland researching Listen, Whitey! The Sights And Sounds Of Black Power 1965-1975“. It also chronicles the forgotten history of Motown’s Black Power subsidiary label, Black Forum (1970-1973). The tracklisting (listen to tracks  1, 5 & 12 below) on Listen, Whitey!(named after Huey P. Newton’s 1972 lp on Folkways) does miss God bless America for what(1972) by the once again forgotten Swamp Dogg, though – imho more relevant than Roy Harper‘s I hate the white manwith its rather vague lyrics, however poignant their delivery  … Even so, and especially with the accompanying book on Fantagraphics, this v/a compilation is a great addition to “(Rich Mix Presents) Back To Blackon Lo (2005), the Black & Proudcomps on Trikont (2002 & 2005), the two Stand Up And Be Counted – Soul, Funk And Jazz From A Revolutionary Erav/a volumes on Harmless (1999 & 2000) and What’s The Word? on the revamped Harmless (2011). Extra (viva RotA): Mable Hillery! And Denise Sullivan‘s book Keep on pushing – black power music from blues to hip hop(ISBN 9781556528170, Chicago Review Press / IPG 2011-07)!
http://listen-whitey.tumblr.com/
http://roomonetwofour.com/books.htm
http://lightintheattic.net/releases/685-listen-whitey-the-sounds-of-black-power-1967-1974
http://www.fantagraphics.com/browse-shop/listen-whitey-the-sights-and-sounds-of-black-power-1965-1975-2.html
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/2012/feb/22/motown-records-lost-history/
http://newblackman.blogspot.com/2010/06/rhythm-and-protest-motowns-forgotten.html
http://www.alternet.org/story/154559/listen,_whitey!_talking_with_author_pat_thomas_about_the_black_panthers
http://lightintheattic.net/news/?p=4882
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2012/03/seize-the-time-pat-thomas-black-power-and-listen-whitey.html
http://jamesrtracy.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/listen-whitey-james-tracy-interviews-pat-thomas/
http://revoltoftheapes.com/2012/08/14/pat-thomas-author-of-listen-whitey-the-sights-and-sounds-of-black-power-1965-1975/
http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/79645

Listenwhitey

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diamanda houston & whitney galás

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Diamanda Galás’ statement on the death of Whitney Houston (2012-02-12) … tnx Lx+WV!
http://www.diamandagalas.com/houstonstatement.htm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/18/clive-davis-whitney-houston-funeral_n_1286629.html
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2012/02/17/diamanda-galas-on-the-death-of-whitney-houston
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/whitney-houston-clive-davis-producer-mentor-turned-star/story?id=15568215
http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl/1990_722682/hit-men-record-man-clive-davis-builds-rock-powerho.html

james etta

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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 ofAll the way downhere: http://uzine.posterous.com/esthers-version