THE DEIRDRE WILSON TABAC – SELF TITLED

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(RCA Victor LSP-4283 stereo, 1970)

Tracklist :

01 — The other side of life
02 — The Dock Of The Bay
03 — Let’s All Join Together
04 — Get Back
05 — Angel Baby
06 — The Last Thing On His Mind
07 — I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes
08 — Look In My Face
09 — Magic One
10 — I Got You


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47 TIMES ITS OWN WEIGHT – CUMULO NIMBUS

Mike Mordecai (Fable Records)

“The main focus was to get my own record, STARCROST, out.
The concept was to start an independent label so that it would be taken more seriously.

Greelon Landon had mentioned in our lunch that band‚Äôs that released their own records without a label were looked at as a joke, but that if you could get on a small independent label that might be good. There weren‚Äôt any small independent labels in Austin at that time, so I decided to start one. Not having any experience (other than our demo recording at Acme), I decided to start the Fable label with three bands – I chose to begin with 47 X ITS OWN WEIGHT because they were an instrumental band and I would learn to record the instruments without vocal distractions first. I would follow with STEAM HEAT to learn to add in vocals. Both of these bands were made up of musicians who were friends of mine from college. I figured by the time I finished these two projects, I would be an expert and ready to produce STARCROST.”

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Tracklist :

1— Weedhopper
2— March Of The Goober Woobers
3— 47 Tears
4— Jig
5— Halyards
6— Cumulo Nimbus

Is it really worth $590?


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

Lemuria – Lemuria

November 6, 2006


— LEMURIA – Self Titled —

A sweet bit of soulful funk from Hawaii released on Heaven Records (AL 00001) in 1978.

Produced by Kirk Thompson (of Kalapana), co-produced by Master Henry Gibson.

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Kirk Thompson : piano, bass, keyboards, and vibes
— John Rapoza : rhythm and lead guitar
— Gary Sprewel : bass
— Bert de Jesus : drums
— Kit Ebersbach : acoustic and electric piano, 2600 synthesizer , clavinet
— Master Henry Gibson : bongos, congas, timbales and other percussions
— “The Ladies Of Lemuria” – Star Williams, Azure McCall, Merri Lake and Stacie Johnson : vocals

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— MARVIN HOLMES and THE UPTIGHTS – Ooh Ooh The Dragon (and other monsters) —

Here is Marvin Holmes 1st album, released on UNI in 1969.

For more infos check out this review at Soul Strut.

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and here is the French pressing :

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— BOBBY HAMILTON QUINTET UNLIMITED – Queen Dream —

Here is Bobby Hamilton and his Quintet Unlimited (a sextet)

Local Jazz from the Central New York area.
Released on Alafia records (ALP372) in 1972.
This album was recorded in Utica.

The players are:

Bobby Hamilton, piano, vocals, and percussion

Mike Gipson, vibes, percussion and electronics
Abram Brown, tenor sax and percussion
Mike Spengler, trumpet, flugelhorn
Duane Walker, congas,vocals, percussion
Pete Manning, Bass, acoutic bass, percussion
Jason Jeffers, drums, vocals

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