The Roots Of A Revolution

December 26, 2006


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Rest In Peace James Brown

b. 3rd May 1933, Barnwell, South Carolina, U.S.A.

d. 25th December 2006, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, U.S.A

What a sad sad news! JAMES BROWN [aka the Godfather of Soul / Mr Dynamite / The Boss] is dead yesterday in Atlanta at the age of 73.

Here is a compilation of his early material.

In 1995 Polydor issued a deluxe [Chronicles 2 CD SET] double album commemorating the first 8 years of James Brown’s career : 1956 — 1964 [43 songs!]

Check it and go buy it!

JAMES BROWN – ROOTS OF A REVOLUTION Part 1

JAMES BROWN – ROOTS OF A REVOLUTION Part 2

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Albums :

Please, Please, Please (King 1959)
Try Me (King 1959)
Think (King 1960)
The Amazing James Brown (King 1961)
James Brown Presents His Band Night Train (King 1961)
Shout And Shimmy (King 1962)
James Brown And His Famous Flames Tour The USA (King 1962)
Excitement Mr Dynamite (King 1962)
Live At The Apollo (King 1963)
Prisoner Of Love (King 1963)
Pure Dynamite! Live At The Royal (King 1964)
Showtime (Smash 1964)
The Unbeatable James Brown (King 1964)
Grits And Soul (Smash 1964)
Out Of Sight (Smash 1964)
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag (King 1965)
James Brown Plays James Brown Today And Yesterday (Smash 1965)
I Got You (I Feel Good) (King 1966)
Mighty Instrumentals (King 1966)
James Brown Plays New Breed (The Boo-Ga-Loo) (Smash 1966)
Soul Brother No. 1: It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World (King 1966)
James Brown Sings Christmas Songs (King 1966)
Handful Of Soul (Smash 1966)
The James Brown Show (Smash 1967)
Sings Raw Soul (King 1967)
James Brown Plays The Real Thing (Smash 1967)
Live At The Garden (King 1967)
Cold Sweat (King 1967)
James Brown Presents His Show Of Tomrrow (King 1968)
I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) (King 1968)
I Got The Feelin’ (King 1968)
Live At The Apollo, Volume 2 (King 1968)
James Brown Sings Out Of Sight (King 1968)
Thinking About Little Willie John And A Few Nice Things (King 1968)
A Soulful Christmas (King 1968)
Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m Proud (King 1969)
Gettin’ Down To It (King 1969)
The Popcorn (King 1969)
It’s A Mother (King 1969)
Ain’t It Funky (King 1970)
Soul On (King 1970)
It’s A New Day – Let A Man Come In (King 1970)
Sex Machine (King 1970)
Hey America (King 1970)
Super Bad (King 1971)
Sho’ Is Funky Down Here (King 1971)
Hot Pants (Polydor 1971)
Revolution Of The Mind Live At The Apollo, Volume 3 (Polydor 1971)
There It Is (Polydor 1972)
Get On The Good Foot (Polydor 1972)
Black Caesar (Polydor 1973)
Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off (Polydor 1973)
The Payback (Polydor 1974)
Hell (Polydor 1974)
Reality (Polydor 1975)
Sex Machine Today (Polydor 1975)
Everybody’s Doin’ The Hustle And Dead On The Double Bump (Polydor 1975)
Hot (Polydor 1976)
Get Up Offa That Thing (Polydor 1976)
Bodyheat (Polydor 1976)
Mutha’s Nature (Polydor 1977)
Jam 1980’s (Polydor 1978)
Take A Look At Those Cakes (Polydor 1979)
The Original Disco Man (Polydor 1979)
People (Polydor 1980)
James Brown … Live Hot On The One (Polydor 1980)
Soul Syndrome (TK 1980)
Nonstop! (Polydor 1981)
Live In New York (Audio Fidelity 1981)
Bring It On (Churchill 1983)
Gravity (Scotti Brothers 1986)
James Brown And Friends (Polydor 1988)
I’m Real (Scotti Brothers 1988)
Soul Session Live (Scotti Brothers 1989)
Love Over-Due (Scotti Brothers 1991)
Universal James (1993)
Funky President (1993)
Live At The Apollo 1995 (Scotti Brothers 1995)
The Next Step (CNR Records 2003)

_ James Brown @ Google Images

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ROY MEYER – SWINGERS IN SEASON

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Merry Christmas y’all.

Bzpt.

Starcrost – Starcrost

December 24, 2006


STARCROST – SELF TITLED

Fable Records [F 301] from 1976.

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01 False Paradise
02 Catharsis
03 Quicksand
04 Grandfather Clock
05 Flow
06 Getting Going
07 Funky Little Home
08 Da Ba O

Cover art work by Ken Featherston

Please, read this itv @ BLACK ATHENA BLOGSPOT!!


PETE ROCK – MECCA AND THE SOUL BROTHER – INSTRUMENTALS

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— PART 1

— PART 2

Formed 1984, Mount Vernon, New York, Pete Rock (b. Peter Phillips, June 21, 1970, Mount Vernon), C. L. Smooth (b. Corey Penn, Oct. 8, 1968, New Rochelle, NY.), DJ. Pete Rock Aliases: Soul Brother No. 1, Chocolate Boy Wonder, The Creator. CL Smooth Aliases: Carmel King, Mecca Don. Mt. Vernon’s most prolific producer got his start as a deejay for Marley Marl’s “In Control” radio show on New York’s WBLS. His turntable skills led him to produce for various artists. In 1991, Pete was signed to Elektra records with C.L. Smooth and they dropped the now classic EP, All Souled Out. Their first album, Mecca & The Soul Brother, featured a tribute to Trouble T-Roy Dixon (R.I.P.) who was a member of Heavy D & The Boyz. The album also contained ground-breaking beats that mined the crates for horns, snares, and clever interludes.

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Tracks are :

A1 Return Of The Mecca
A2 For Pete’s Sake
A3 Ghetto’s Of The Mind
A4 Act Like You Know
B1 Lots Of Lovin
B2 Anger In The Nation
B3 They Reminice Over You
C1 Mecca And The Soul Brother
C2 The Basement
C3 If It Ain’t Rough
C4 Skinz
D1 On And On
D2 It’s Like That
D3 Can’t Front On Me
D4 The Creator

All prod by Pete Rock.


COURTIAL w/ ERROL KNOWLES – DON’T YOU THINK IT’S TIME

A killer Soul/Funk album recorded in 1976 and released on Pipeline (# PR 2001), a small label from Woodside, California.

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One of the tracks (“Am I Losing You”) was included on the “California Soul” comp a couple years back on Ubiquity/Luv N Haight’s, a classic.

I personally like the album all the way through.

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I remember that the father of a strutter was a friend of Bill Courtial back in the 70’s.
Dude has posted about that a while back [couldn’t find the thread because it might be older than 1 year], he shared the album with us, that’s how I discovered the whole LP.
I want to thank him again.

Staff :

Bill Courtial : guitar
— Pete “Coke” Escovedo : conga
— Errol Knwoles : vocals
— Edward Williams III : bass
— Geoffrey White : drums
— Jose Najera : percussions

O-Dub (Oliver Wang)’s review about this record @ Soul Strut


JOE AND BING (aka BEST OF FRIENDS) – Daybreak

Best Of Friends was the East Coast-based songwriting/guitar duo of Bing Bingham and Joe Knowlton.
For some reason ROBERTO QUARTIN (legendary bossa nova producer) decided to record/produce this album, with the help of EUMIR DEODATO, for Brazilian release on his label, Quartin.

Joe and Bing :
Eumir wrote several of the arrangements on the record, played some piano, and has been a good friend and supporter ever since.

The album even features DOM UM ROMAO on drums

The result = holy_grail

Here are the pics of the OG and the re-issues
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and finally, the CD
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The “Daybreak” CD released by Rev-Ola Records in October 2004. In addition to the 10 songs on the “White Album” (see above), this CD includes 7 unreleased tracks, which include the original demos of Summer Sound and If Love’s in Season without orchestration. Other original songs include Come and Bring the Sun Again, More Than I Can Live With, Those Sunday Soda Pop Dreams, Panther Pond Breakdown – a guitar/banjo instrumental, and a cover of the Harry Nilsson classic, Without Her.

The tracklist of my vinyl (the Italian reissue [the red cover]) rip :

01. Daybreak
02. I’m Not Forgetting Your Name
03. It’s OK
04. Summer Sound
05. Fennario
06. Love the One You’re With
07. If Love’s in Season
08. Just Plain Livin’ Blues
09. Sail
10. Drifting With the Time