Stuff I Missed: Charlie Crockett

In light of a new and smokin’ Charlie Crockett album, I’m forced to admit that his music is regrettably a newer find for me.  Although blissfully unaware of Charlie’s incredible classic country sound I’m moving forward with all of the preening confidence of a peacock strutting around like I knew all along.  Get into his new album ‘Welcome to Hard Times’ and then mosey on in to ‘The Valley” before exploring some of his older tunes…you will not be disappointed.

   

review here from Saving Country

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Los Espiritus

Here is a new discovery to me, a band of weary Argentinian travelers that I’ve grown to enjoy, and sheltered in my soul. They have been traveling the Southern hemisphere for a decade, and sadly it seems that their journey is coming to an end, as the group has reportedly broken up. Like many things in life I may have missed the caravan on this adventure but their is still back catalogues to explore. This unique blend of Rock, Blues, and Psychadelia creates a fine complex molE, magically concocted by shamanic forces, that may be lost to time but will always maintain a seat at my table.

Check out their back catalogue…

Caldero, 2019

Agua Ardiente, 2017

Gratitude, 2015

Los Espíritus, 2013

more info here

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Stuff I Missed: Compro Oro

Compro Oro: Suburban Exotica 2019 Sdban Records
Soul, Jazz Funk, World Fusion

Tracklist

1. Miami New Wave. 3:25
2. 10 Dollar Jeans Jacket. 5:17
3. 11 Dollar Iphone. 2:33
4. Mogadishu. 5:28
5. Rastapopoulos. 4:12
6. Lalibela. 3:48
7. Dark Crystal. 4:21
8. Baobab. 4:16
9. Geef Je Geld. 4:05
10. Kruitvat. 5:47

personnel :

Wim TJ Segers – vibraphone, marimba, synth, glockenspiel, percussion
Bart Vervaeck – electric guitar, pedal steel, oud, 5-strings banjo
Mattias Debusschere – electric bass, electric ukulele
Falk Schrauwen – kalimba, congas, percussion
Robbe Kieckens – darbuka
Frederik Van den Berghe – drums
Dijf Sanders – synths
Joachim Cooder – arry mbira, percussion (1,5,7)

A very solid album of funky, jazzy instrumentals featuring a wide ranging percussion arrangement. They feature the marimba, bells, cuica, something called a darbuka, etc,…they go all out.  The drum kit is always right in the pocket, the guitar work is impressive, all them added synth sounds, slap bass poppin’! You get the idea, overall you feel like you’re creeping through the jungle, then into the desert, and off to the dusty city market before venturing back to the safety of a suburban beach.  All that is to say that had I heard this album before today I would’ve featured it last year.  Movin’ on.

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And She Could Be Next


VA: And She Could Be Next (A Voting Rights Album Produced by Gingger Shankar & William Stanbro)

Gingger Shankar, co-producer of the voting rights companion album And She Could Be Next, joined Lakeshore Records on Instagram to find out why the virtuoso violinist, singer, composer, and activist was inspired to team up with dynamic, powerful, outspoken voices from the hip hop, pop, and R&B community such as Aloe Blacc, Sa-Roc, D*L*P, Tarrriona ‘Tank’ Ball, Sheila E., Vivek Maddala and more, to make the album.

Tracklisting:
01. SA-ROC – Believe (feat. Aloe Blacc) (3:50)
02. Judith Hill – New Generation (4:18)
03. Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball – Shadow (3:37)
04. Shawnee – Wild Woman (3:35)
05. Gingger Shankar – For Jordan, For Elijah, For… (feat. Vivek Maddala & Isaiah Gage) (1:38)
06. Saul Williams – Burn (feat. Hyro the Hero) (4:41)
07. Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys – Love Be the Way (feat. Oompa) (3:07)
08. This Way to the Egress – Town After Town (feat. Genie Santiago) (3:41)
09. Sarah DeAun – The Squad (feat. Sa-Roc) (4:31)

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Stuff I missed-Summer Edition

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I would say that all of the albums below contain at least some element of funk and soul, given this is Soul Donuts, but what binds these selections together is an element of summer breeze, sleazy encounters, prolonged trips, and strange vibes.

Starting with one of my favorite new finds, one that remains on heavy rotation.

Pinc Louds

…adding a flare for the cinematic and pushing the psychedelia and cross-dressing further out, this NYC busker is here for all the madness.

more here.

Chola Orange

Keep your eyes out for more cartoonishly hipster funky instrumental vibes from these LatinX goofballs, it’s gonna be good.

The Altons

East LA soul rockers with a lovely twee-soul sound.

more here

Twin Seas

Some laid back surf pop vibes, like Gorillaz on sedatives and umbrella drinks.  East LA in the house again.

more here

Psychic Mirrors

Boogie Noir, the funky moniker often related to the group is a new one for me!

Vice article here

Other great stuff I missed…

Hush Moss

…a bit disco-funk and glamorous.

Quiet Luke

…full on with the pop trip.

Natalie Prass

…one of a kind.

Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers

…across the board.

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Stuff I Missed: An Alternate History Of American Popular Music

From the shores of Alabama to the Cape of Mexico and traveling up north, this compilation presents the best of what it means to embody the American Dream.  If you listen to this compilation front to back, you will be changed.

VA: An Alternate History Of American Popular Music, 2011 Numero Group

Disc 1
1. Niela Miller – Baby Don’t Go To Town
2. Fern Jones – Strange Things Are Happening Every Day
3. The Dontells – Moaning And Crying
4. A.C. Jones – Oh Baby
5. Syl Johnson – Try Me
6. Frank Williams & The Rocketeers – Show Me What You Got
7. Stormy – The Devastator
8. Them Two – Am I A Good Man
9. George McGregor & The Bronzettes – Temptation Is Hard To Fight
10. Pisces – Motley Mary Ann
11. Voices Of Conquest – O Yes My Lord
12. The Chantells – World Of Soul
13. Performers – Mini Skirt
14. Shirley Ann Lee – There’s A Light
15. Syl Johnson – Same Kind Of Thing
16. Mourning Sun – Where’s Love Gone Today
17. Mourning Sun – Benashaw Glenn
18. Pisces – A Flower For All Seasons
19. Pisces – Sam (feat. Linda Bruner)
20. Donald Thomas – Calling Me Home
21. Jennie Pearl – Maybe In Another Year
22. Trevor Dandy – Is There Any Love
23. Syl Johnson – Concrete Reservation
24. Lil’ Ed & The Soundmasters – It’s A Dream
25. Marion Black – Who Knows
26. Joe King – Speak On Up
27. Angela Alexander & J.D. Saddler – Don’t Make Me Kill You
28. Annette Poindexter & Pieces Of Peace – Mama
29. Sharon Clark & The Product Of Time – I’m Not Afraid Of Love

Disc 2
1. Eddie Ray – Wait A Minute
2. Pastor T. L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir – Like A Ship
3. Deliverance Echoes – Heaven
4. Creations Unlimited – Crystal Illusion
5. Lowlands Studio Band – Lizard
6. Harvey & The Phenomenals – Soul & Sunshine
7. Kool Blues – I’m Gonna Keep On Loving You
8. Father’s Children – Dirt And Grime
9. The Majestic Arrows – If I Had A Little Love
10. Shira Small – Eternal Life
11. Little Chris & The Righteous Singers – I Thank You Lord
12. Promise – I’m Not Ready For Love
13. Wee – Try Me
14. The Procedures – Give Me One More Chance
15. Ebirac All-Stars – Plena Matrimonial (feat. La Calandria & Ramito)
16. Willie Wright – I’m So Happy Now
17. Millionaire At Midnight – Coit Tower
18. Boys – Please Change Your Mind
19. Jackie Stoudemire – Invisible Wind
20. David Kauffman – Kiss Another Day Goodbye
21. Golden Echoes – Packing A Grip

from the press release:

Living in The Age of The Reissue offers a variety of benefits for the musically-minded person. Now, you can get to know Carl Perkins in the same way that the public at large knew Elvis Presley back in the day. The constraints of what is popular now no longer dictate the kinds of music we are familiar with, in spite of sales figures, the proliferation of music videos (distributed through whatever means is popular at the time), or even their inclusion in TV and film. The Age of The Reissue liberates us from the stale conformity of Top 40, and allows our musical dollars the chance to flow in obscure, seldom traveled paths, and in many cases, offer us a chance to excavate the past in a way that was never previously thought possible.

It is with this in mind that The Numero Group persues their catalog. This will not come as a surprise to any of the moderate-to-late-stage Collectors out there; anymore, a well-rounded collection demands at least a passing familiarity with their releases. Which is why when something like this Alternate History collection comes along, it is important to take notice. This is not merely a casual compilation of old musty 45s, nor is it a sort of Sampler Collection that allows you a chance to “get to know” The Numero Group. In fact, the title really does say it all: this compilation allows the listener to experience An Alternate History of Popular Music, taking us from 1959 (with the invention of the blues by a woman named Niela Miller, all the way to 1985, the year that disc died with this swan-song track by Golden Echoes. If those names aren’t familiar to you, don’t worry. The music in between is just as – if not moreso – unheard of.

The beauty of The Numero Group releases is their careful selection. While the artists may be unfamiliar, these tracks embody the zeitgeist of the era in a way that feels entirely appropriate. You can picture this history unfolding, as black artists dominate the charts, while later white artists integrate into this form of music. A world where funk and soul were the standard pop tunes to arrange yourself around, and where gospel is even more tied to mainstream culture than ever… through music. It is all here, and it is a fascinating document of what could have been. And than, in and of itself, is the primary benefit of living in The Age of The Reissue: experiences like this are possible. The Numero Group understands that collectors are not merely obsessive compulsives with an eye for small pressings and imported vinyl (though that may be the case, too). In collecting, we ourselves are assembling a musical universe all our own, where certain artists loom larger than others, according to our own vision of Popular Music.

In this collection, you can sit back and listen as someone else’s musical universe assembles before your ears. How cool is that? –Austin Rich, KPSU

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Old Skool Mix

It still doesn’t get any better than this…don’t forget.

Cameron Paul-Old School Mix

This is basically still the blueprint for how to get it done.  No DJ has topped this excellence since 1992…peep the specs from this fella, radio DJ legend.

One of the pioneers of remixing – Cameron Paul started mixing in clubs in 1977. Had his first radio mix show on San Francisco’s KSOL in 1983. Moved his show to KMEL in 1987 bringing his high ratings with him and making KMEL #1 in the San Francisco Bay Area. That same year he remixed Salt ‘n Pepa’s “Push It”, turning it into a platinum record. Cameron remixed virtually every hot dance record for his DJ remix service, “Mixx-It”

here’s the 1986 In the Mix Medley for ya

Passed away on March 26, 2018.

Old School Mix 1

Mix 1 25:25
01 – Old School Mix – Intro
02 – Timex Social Club – Rumors
03 – Parliament – Flashlight
04 – Old School Mix – Music Bridge
05 – Prince – D.M.S.R.
06 – Hanson & Davis – Hungry For Your Love
07 – The System – In My System
08 – Dynasty – I’ve Just Begun To Love You

Mix 2 24:23
09 – Starpoint – Object Of My Desire
10 – Magazine 60 – Don Quichote
11 – Alicia – All Night Passion
12 – Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid
13 – Mary Jane Girls – Candyman
14 – Deodato – Fire In The Sky

Old School Mix 2

Mix 1 26:30
1. Zapp – I Can Make You Dance
2. Medley
3. Barkays – Sexomatic
4. Medley
5. Shannon – Give Me Tonight
6. Medley
7. Isley Brothers – Fight The Power
8. Dazz band – Joystick
9. Michael Jackson – PYT

Mix 2 26:42
1. Classic Hi-NRG Medley
2. Kano – I’m Ready
3. Midnight Star – No Parking
4. Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me
5. Talk Talk – It’s My Life
6. The Time – Cool

Old School Mix 3

Mix 1 25:53
1. Gap Band – Burn Rubber
2. Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
3. Funkadelic – Knee Deep
4. Howard Johnson – So Fine
5. Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real
6. Medley
7. Skipworth & Turner – Thinking About Your Love

Mix 2 24:48
1. Dennis Edwards – Don’t Look Any Further
2. Medley
3. Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
4. Princess – Say I’m Your #1
5. Parliament – Flashlight
6. Brick – Dazz
7. Con Funk Shun – FFun

Old School Mix 4

Mix 1
1. Janet Jackson – Janet Medley (10:31)
2. Newcleus – Jam On It (04:03)
3. Shalamar – Second Time Around (04:25)
4. Conway Brothers – Turn It Up (02:59)
5. Whispers – Rock Steady (04:55)

Mix 2
6. Shalamar – Night To Remember (03:30)
7. Parliament – Give Up The Funk (04:59)
8. Patrice Rushen – Feels So Real (04:33)
9. Cameo – Cameo Medley (09:11)
10. Con Funk Shun – Got To Be Enough (05:06)

Old School Mix 5

Mix 1
1 –Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey 2:43
2 –Mary Jane Girls – In My House 4:11
3 –Royalcash – Radioactivity 3:53
4 –Junior – Mama Used To Say 3:50
5 –Cameron Paul – Music Bridge 0:55
6 –Stevie B – Dreaming Of Love 4:32
7 –Con Funk Shun – Too Tight 5:14

Mix 2
8 –Heatwave – Boogie Nights 3:57
9 –Jesse Johnson – Free World 3:17
10 –Cameron Paul – Rockberry Bridge 1:08
11 –Cameo – Be Yourself 2:48
12 –Midnight Star – Electricity 4:24
13 –Trinere – They’re Playing Our Song 3:14
14 –Klymaxx – The Men All Pause 3:25
15 –Vanity 6 – Nasty Girl 5:04

Old School Mix 6

Mix 1
1 –Jesse Johnson – Free World 3:25
2 –Prince – 1999 2:58
3 –Sister Sledge – We Are Family 4:06
4 –The S.O.S. Band – Take Your Time 2:23
5 –Brothers Johnson – Stomp 3:04
6 –Rick James – Give It To Me Baby 3:09
7 –Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus 2:30
8 –Cameron Paul – Medley 1:08
9 –Cameo – Shake Your Pants 3:20
10 –Cameron Paul – Medley 1:32
11 –Cynthia – Endless Night 4:26

Mix 2
12 –Brick – Dazz 4:41
13 –Cameron Paul – Old School Medley 6:56
14 –Chic – Good Times 2:49
15 –Carl Carlton – She’s A Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) 3:48
16 –Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real 5:24
17 –The Emotions – Best Of My Love 4:29
18 –Zapp – So Ruff So Tuff 4:39

Old School Mix 7 – not

Old School Mix 8

Mix 1
1. Art Attack – Mandolay (04:34)
2. Evelyn King – Shame (03:58)
3. Dazz Band – Joystick (03:51)
4. Cameron Paul – Medley (02:33)
5. Timmy T – Time After Time (03:47)
6. Sexual Harrassment – I Need A Freak (02:04)
7. Salt ‘N’ Pepa – Do You Want Me (03:20)
8. Cameron Paul – Medley (03:05)
9. Corina – Temptation (03:34)

Mix 2
10. Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove (02:35)
11. Cameron Paul – Medley (01:17)
12. Prince – Let’s Work (01:58)
13. Cameron Paul – Medley (02:54)
14. Midnight Star – No Parking (04:04)
15. Cameron Paul – Medley (02:32)
16. Anita Ward – Ring My Bell (02:47)
17. Teena Marie – Lovergirl (02:37)
18. Cameron Paul – Medley (03:54)
19. Dazz Band – Let It Whip (05:48)

Old School Mix 9

Mix 1
1. Evelyn King – Love Come Down (03:22)
2. Lakeside – Fantastic Voyage (04:44)
3. Invisible Man’s Band – All Night Thing (04:01)
4. Cheryl Lynn – Shake It Up (05:45)
5. Nocera – Summertime, Summertime (03:00)
6. Sweet Sensation – Sincerely Yours (03:55)
7. Cameron Paul – Medley (05:19)

Mix 2
8. Twilight 22 – Electric Kingdom (03:26)
9. Stevie B – In My Eyes (03:22)
10. Pajama Party – Yo No Se (03:57)
11. Shannon – Give Me Tonight (03:43)
12. Cameron Paul – Oldschool Megamedley (16:53)

Old School Mix 10

Mix 1
1. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message (03:18)
2. Cameron Paul – Medley (04:11)
3. Zapp – Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing) (04:08)
4. Bar-Kays – Sexomatic (04:25)
5. Cameron Paul – Medley (05:45)
6. Freestyle – Don’t Stop The Rock (03:33)
7. The Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me (04:34)

Mix 2
8. Cameron Paul – Oldschool Megamedley (17:37)
9. Connie – Funky Little Beat (03:30)
10. Young MC – Bust A Move (04:02)
11. Cameron Paul – Medley (02:54)
12. The Gap Band – Party Train (04:37)

Old School Mix 11

Mix 1
1. LTD – Back In Love Again (03:34)
2. Parliament – Give Up The Funk (03:27)
3. George Clinton – Atomic Dog (03:18)
4. Medley (01:37)
5. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (03:13)
6. Funkadelic – One Nation (04:44)
7. Cameo – Shake Your Pants (03:28)
8. Barkays – Do It (04:46)

Mix 2
9. Candyman – Knockin Boots (03:28)
10. One Way – Cutie Pie (03:09)
11. Gap Band – Oops Upside Your Head (03:21)
12. Prince – Hot Thing (04:48)
13. Cover Girls – Show Me (04:22)
14. Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (04:12)
15. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam & Full Force – I Wonder If I Take You Home (05:52)

Old School Mix 12

Mix 1
1. Cameron Paul – Medley (01:04)
2. Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love (03:50)
3. Cameron Paul – Bridge (00:42)
4. Zapp – More Bounce To The Ounce (02:55)
5. Parliament – Flash Light (03:23)
6. Cameron Paul – Oldschool Medley (02:55)
7. Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music (05:01)
8. Cameron Paul – Oldschool Medley (02:30)
9. Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica (02:34)
10. Cameron Paul – Oldschool Medley (02:41)
11. The Gap Band – Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me) (04:15)

Mix 2
12. A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie (04:07)
13. Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ (04:10)
14. Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk (03:57)
15. Debbie Deb – When I Hear Music (03:54)
16. Exposé – Point Of No Return (05:08)
17. Shannon – Let The Music Play (03:56)
18. Cynthia – Change On Me (05:26)

Old School Mix 13

Mix 1
1. Vanity 6 – Nasty Girl (03:56)
2. Emotions – Best Of My Love (03:45)
3. Invisible Man’s Band – All Night Thing (02:04)
4. Shalamar – Second Time Around (03:11)
5. Lakeside – Fantastic Voyage (04:59)
6. Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid (04:23)
7. Shannon – Let The Music Play (05:06)
8. Gap Band – Early In The Morning (05:08)

Mix 2
9. Sugarhill Gang – 8th Wonder (03:11)
10. Medley (04:23)
11. Cover Girls – Show Me (03:13)
12. Zapp – I Can Make You Dance (03:35)
13. Gap Band – Burn Rubber (03:28)
14. Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real (03:57)
15. Medley (03:28)
16. Shannon – Give Me Tongiht (06:32)

Old School Mix 14

Mix 1
1. Cameron Paul – Medley (04:43)
2. The S.O.S. Band – Take Your Time (Do It Right) (03:25)
3. Kano – I’m Ready (04:02)
4. Cameron Paul – Miami Bass Medley (08:52)
5. Twilight 22 – Electric Kingdom (03:16)
6. Johnny O – Fantasy Girl (04:39)

Mix 2
7. Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica (04:03)
8. Zapp – Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing) (04:31)
9. Con Funk Shun – Ffun (03:55)
10. Carl Carlton – She’s A Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) (03:40)
11. Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real (03:06)
12. Bar-Kays – Sexomatic (03:34)
13. Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots (04:52)

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Finesse it!!!

:: TRACKLIST ::

01. (0:03:55) Michael Jackson – I Wanna Be Where You Are (Underboss Remix)
02. (0:02:57) Michael Jackson – I Wanna Be Where You Are
03. (0:04:00) Marvin Gaye – I Want You (Underboss Remix)
04. (0:04:31) Marvin Gaye – I Want Youd Mix) [Instrumental]
05. (0:04:22) DeBarge – I Like It (Soul Synopsis Mix)
06. (0:03:41) DeBarge – I Like It
07. (0:03:11) Switch – There’ll Never Be (Solidified Soul Mix)
08. (0:03:33) Switch – There’ll Never Be
09. (0:04:40) Eddie Kendricks – Body Talk (TBG Mix)
10. (0:04:25) Eddie Kendricks – Body Talk
11. (0:03:18) Sisters Love – Now Is The Time (The Mack Revisited Mix) [Instrumental]
12. (0:03:19) Sisters Love – Now Is The Time
13. (0:03:55) Jackson 5 – Tribute Medley (Underboss Remix)
14. (0:03:03) Jackson 5 – Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save

Legendary rapper, hip-hop producer, and founding member of the influential collective Diggin’ In The Crates Crew (D.I.T.C.), a set of handpicked Motown classics remixed and reimagined. The inspired new remix album will feature containing seven 7-inch Single LPs on black vinyl featuring the remixed version on Side A and the classic original on Side B. Featuring remixes of Michael Jackson’s “I Wanna Be Where You Are,” “I Want You,” by Marvin Gaye and Debarge’s “I Like It.”

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New Jazz 2019

Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School-Aftermath

2019 was a year.  A year with new Jazz music releases believe it or not?!  Here’s a quick rundown of some of those new releases I been diggin’ on, and for you to check out.

Landline-S/T

Organ Explosion-La Bomba

Linosphere-Timebox

Teri Lyne Carrington-Social Science Waiting Game

Matthew Halsall-Sending My Love

Echo Boomer-Aliens on Board

Joe Armon-Jones-Turn To Clear View

Richard Andersson, Rudi Mahall & Henrik Walsdorff-What’s New?

DriftGlass-Seed Ensemble

Organ Free-S/T

Kenny Pore-A Place Across Town

Tomeka Reid Quartet-Old New

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Ironing Board Sam

Mini-documentary about obscure R&B musician Ironing Board Sam

Y’all gotta check this lil doc about a long forgotten blues-man who left his mark on the Nashville, New Orleans and chitlin circuit scene before being nearly lost to the world.   While being mostly known for his incredible stage antics this mini-doc shows us the enormous talent and gift that was the real man Iron Board Sam.

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