Thursday, December 29, 2016

Carrie Fisher on French television


Sigh. What a beautiful, amazing woman. Rest in Peace.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Nina Simone on Sesame Street


Great rendition of her signature song (and civil rights anthem) "Young, Gifted, & Black", which she wrote with Weldon Irvine

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Labi Saffre - Rocking Chair


Well holeeeee shit.

Rockin' Horse - Love Do Me Right Now



The original version. Its writer, Lenny Macaluso, would later join Rare Earth and record it with them.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Delirium - Jesahel

The original version of the sublime Esmeray track. See our post from Dec 22, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2016

Jim Schoenfeld - Before

Pro hockey player tries his hand at singing, does pretty good.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Jimmy James - A Man Like Me



The blueprint to Come On Eileen. Pretty weird.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Black Sun - Black Sun (You've Broken My Heart)



Not bad, not bad. It's almost as if it could use an edit, though.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Three Degrees - Maybe



This just needs to make it, baby, make it.

Okay Temiz - Denizaltı Rüzgarları



It's the last day of summer. Only a few more hours to make everything ok again.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Kari Faux - Supplier



Did we, ummm. Did we post this already??

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Gloria - Beam me up



Good new psych from France's Gloria. And the video looks a little familiar.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Madness - One Step Beyond



Well, a lot of things have come to light about this song. Suggs wasn't really in the band. As you probably suspected, the saxophone is a little bit out of tune. And that step they do, which would later become synonymous with their 'nutty boy' alter egos, was borrowed from Ian Dury & the Blockheads. But Prince Buster just died, another victim of the remorseless soul-eater that is 2016, and fuck it, it's Madness.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Independents - I Love You, Yes I Do



Originally the B side to Leaving Me, I Love You, Yes I Do was one of the first records that made the record companies take notice of the emerging disco movement.

Ballet Zoom - Cats



The very fine line between brilliant and horrendous. So many great ideas, except the part where it deals with cats.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mel Torme & Buddy Rich on the Merv Griffin Show (1979)



If you're not interested in the creepy lyrics to the otherwise sublime standard that is "Love for Sale", you can cut right to these two old friends tearing it up at 1:25. Who knew the Velvet Fog could scat like that?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Michael Jarrett - All Goin' Down Together



Well, shit. This is the original version of the Hues Corporation track.

Monday, August 8, 2016

8/08



This surprisingly current looking ad for the beloved 808 is apparently from 1980.
Happy 8/08!

Friday, July 1, 2016

François K's Favorite Funky Records



Some kind person made a YouTube playlist out of legendary DJ François K's favorite funky records (their title, not ours).
For some reason we'd never heard this gem, First Choice covering Steve Wonder. Kind of a no-brainer.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brigati - 100% Absent



An incredible track from the genius of post-Rascals Eddie Brigati and his older brother and frequent collaborator David. Special thanks to Billy Werner for the tip.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Brother Jack McDuff Quartet featuring Joe Dukes



the only known footage of the amazing powerhouse drummer Joe Dukes, who later joined Lonnie Smith and played on the landmark Drives album.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Vicki Lawrence - The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia



They mention this song in Reservoir Dogs, but we didn't realize how great is was, or that it was Mama's Family's Vickie Lawrence.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Evie Sands - I Can't Let Go



Written by Chip Taylor (AKA James Voight) and wrecking crew guitarist Al Gorgoni

Monday, February 29, 2016

Soul Generation - Ray of Hope



Find of the weekend: our favorite Rascals song covered to great effect by this New Jersey vocal group.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Clarence Henry Reid 2/14/1939 – 1/17/2016



Rest in Peace. 2016 is a tough year for the music community so far.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

And as we continue to mourn...



If you watch carefully, you can see the exact moment when Mark Goodman's fate as a late night television shill was sealed.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

David Robert Jones 1/8/1947 - 1/10/2016



Rest in Peace. Words can't express how much you mean to us.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Nu People - I'd Be Nowhere Today



The aforementioned old favorite. I mean, come on.

Dandelion Wine - Hot Dog



The vocal version is an old favorite, but we had no idea Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore were behind it. Thanks, youtubers.

Monday, January 4, 2016

RIP John Bradbury



At the end of 2015, one of our musical heroes left us. Thankfully, we had the privilege of meeting him a few years ago in Dublin. Here is one of the best examples of his subtle, skillful drumming that was not only an important part of the 2 Tone sound, but also went a long way to influence a generation of drummers.