Detroit outfit never got their big break & judging by this smoking
slab of prime funk, it's a complete mystery how success eluded them.
Oozing with the very same kind of grooves found in class acts like
Brick, Slave, Cameo & the Kay-Gees, this album explodes from the
opening salvo & never relents until the fade of the final cut.
Packed with snappy bass lines, rubbery vocals & punchy guitars,
"Shotgun" cruises along at a generally restless pace & leaves the
listener satisfied in the end. How these boys never made the big leap
is beyond me.
spaciness from one of the 70's best arrangers! The set's a largeish
orchestral work dedicated to Dune and other sci-fi books and films.
Sounds goofy, but it's pretty darn great -- and Dave Matthews takes his
work with James Brown and makes the whol
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this title managed to get buried so deep inside of the Stax catalog of
classic material I don't know. What I do know that is Ghetto:
Misfortune's Wealth easily holds company with some of the better know
heavyweights of Stax Records lore (Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes etc).
This album is overflowing with pure UNCUT Soul & Funk!!! With THAT MONSTER HORN SECTION!!!!
is the third album release for the Oakland-based band and is their most
successful album to date, which was released in the Spring of 1973. The
album peaked at #15 on the Billboard Pop Album chart in 1973 and
received a gold record award. The Album also spawned their
most-successful single "So Very Hard To Go
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soul and funky southern grooves - a beautifully-chosen batch of tracks
from the legendary SSS family of labels - and one that stands as a nice
contrast to some of the other collections of work from the company's
late 60s roster! SSS is probably most famously known as home to some
great ballad and pop soul material from the south, but the company also
had a great run of funky 45s during the same stretch - singles that
kicked up the groove a few more notches, and came off with a rough edge
and plenty of grit in the mix! There's a deep deep sound here all the
way through - making the package a non-stop romp through some plenty
great music pulled from labels that include SSS International, Silver
Fox, Exit, and Honor Brigade.
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debut by Brazilian genius. A member of the Brazilian arts movement
known as Tropicalia, Caetano Veloso crafted a pioneering mix of bossa
nova, American folk, and psychedelic pop. Comparable in sound and
quality to Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, this album has been
cited as a key influence by the likes of Beck and Devendra Banhart.
Tracks : 1. Tropicalia 2. Clarice 3. No Dia Em Que Eu Vim-me Embora 4. Algeria, Algeria 5. Onde Andaras 6. Anunciacao 7. Superbacana 8. Paisagem Util 9. Clara (with Gal Costa) 10. ... Read more »
severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one of
the great unsung heroes of jazz guitar. Like Stanley Turrentine, he
tends to be left out of the books. Although he mentions Charlie
Christian and Jimmy Raney as influences, Green always claimed he
listened to horn players (Charlie Parker and Miles Davis) and not other
guitar players, and it shows. No other player has this kind of
single-note linearity (he avoids chordal playing). There is very little
of the intellectual element in Green's playing, and his technique is
always at the service of his music. And it is music, plain and simple,
that makes Green unique.