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Soft Machine – Virtually (1971)
Elton Dean, alto sax, saxello, electric piano; Mike Ratledge, orfan; Hugh Hopper, bass; Robert Wyatt, drums, vocals
One of the last recordings of SM with Wyatt in the Band (being soon replaced by Phil Howard), Virtually is an album recorded live , broadcast by Radio Bremen, with interpretations of songs from the albums Third and Fourth, where Elton Dean’s evident influence leading the group towards experimental jazz grounds can be clearly seen.
3. Slightly All The Time
4. Fletcher’s Blemish
5. Neo-Caliban Grides
7. Eamonn Andrews
8. All White
9. Kings And Queens
11. Pigling Bland
Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun
Funky R&B group led by singer/ saxophonist/ composer/ arranger Jimmy Castor. The album includes the hits, “Troglodyte (Cave Man) and It’s Just Begun.
2.It’s Just Begun
3. Troglodyte (Cave Man)
5. You Better Be Good (Or The Devil Gon’ Getcha)
6. L.T.D. (Life, Truth & Death)
7. My Brightest Day
9. I Promise To Remember
10. Creation (Epilogue)
Big Maybelle – The Complete Okeh Sessions 1952-55 (1994)
(this song is not included in the album but it is the only live performance I’ve found online)
Despite her short-lived career due to drug addiction and health problems, this amazing overlooked Jazz and R&B singer and once pianist, holds true to her position on the top of the list of my all-time favorite singers among Nina Simone, “Big Mama” Thornton, Dina Washington, Ella, Bessie, Aretha, Etta and Billie. Big Maybelle, whose name was given after she was signed by Okeh Records, was a huge influence to Aretha Franklin among others. At her best, she was so strong that Billie Holiday once refused to follow her opening act. She had hits such as “Gabbin Blues”, “Candy” and “96 Tears”. Although being a chartmaker, Maybelle was never able to achieve the stardom that her talent deserved.
2.So Good To My Baby
3. Gabbin’ Blues (Don’t Run My Business)
4. My Country Man
5. Rain Down Rain
6. Way Back Home
7. Please Stay Away From My Sam
8. Jinny Mule
9. Send For Me
10. Maybelle’s Blues
11. I’ve Got A Feeling
12. You’ll Never Know
13. No More Trouble Out Of Me
14. My Big Mistake
15. Ain’t No Use
20. Don’t Leave Poor Me
21. Ain’t To Be Played With
Midsummer Rock – June 13, 1970
The Cincinnati Pop Festival, “Midsummer Rock” , featured bands like, The Stooges, Grandfunk Railroad, Alice Cooper, Traffic, Mountain, Bob Seger,
Mott The Hopple, Mighty Quick, Ten Years After , Bloodrock, Savage Grace, Brownsville Station, Zephyr, Damnation Of Adam Blessing , John Drake’s Shakedown.
Highlights of the show are the famous peanut butter incident with Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper getting cake thrown into his face while he tries to hypnotize the crowd.
Songs included in the video: Grand Funk Railroad: “Drum Solo,” “T.N.U.C.,” “Inside Looking Out.” Mountain: “Theme from an Imaginary Western,” “Guitar Solo,” “Dreams Of Milk and Honey.” Alice Cooper: “Black Juju.” Iggy Pop and the Stooges: “TVEye,” “1970,” “Feel Alright.” Traffic: “John Barleycorn,” “Pearly Queen,” “Stranger to Himself.”
Running time, 1hr 15 mins
Midsummer torrent (whatever works best)
The Budos Band – The Budos Band II (2007)
With a very balanced combination of afrobeat, ethio-jazz, latin , funk and jazz , The Budos Band (originally called Los Barbudos) is what you can call, one of the disciples of Fela Kuti and Mulatu Astatke. Even with its undeniable influence, the Budos were very much capable of creating their own sound. Signed by the Brooklyn based label, Daptone Records ( also responsible for releasing the music of great bands such as Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Poets of Rhythm and Menahan Street Band, among others), they return for a second album in 2007 , topping expectations since their self-titled debut in 2005.
2. Budos Rising
3. Ride Or Die
4. Mas o Menos
6. King Cobra
7. His Girl
8. Origin Of Man
10. Deep In The Sand
11. The Proposition
David Byrne & Brian Eno – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (2008)
This is what you get when Eno and Byrne get together once again.
Both geniuses in music, I can never get enough of what they do.
Keep ’em coming!
2. My Big Nurse
3. I Feel My Stuff
4. Everything That Happens
5. Life Is Long
6. The River
7. Strange Overtones
8. Wanted For Life
9. One Fine Day
10. Poor Boy
11. The Lighthouse