Daily Discovery - Journey Into Nigritia by Nate Morgan - Jazz Funk Lp on Nimbus Recording Company #3257
I'm loving this Jazz Funk Lp out of Santa Barbara, California. Which is about an hour and a half to two hours northwest of Los Angeles. I almost don't even care that this record has a major warp because 5 out of 6 songs still play! This is the kind of jazz that I can really get into. Moments of flow but no long term flow, just a mash up of creative moments in time. It gets me in the mood to create! It takes the sometimes linear thoughts that I have and throws them for a loop, allowing for some real creativity to come up for me. Like writing poetry or putting random thoughts down on paper to later create a work that has yet to be formulated. If I'm feeling really bold, it makes me want to make art! What does this inspire you to create? Please share!
Lp name - Journey Into Nigritia
Songs side 1 - Mrafu - Morning Prayer - Mother
Songs Side 2 - Journey Into Nigritia - He Left Us A Song - Study In C.T.
Daily Discovery - Watts Local by Carrie Williams Ensemble - Los Angeles Funk Jazz Lp on Carrilene Records #2001
Super Funk! What is super funk? It kicks off with some piano and electric piano, a little wicki womp wah guitar, smooth but funky bass guitar and drums. Mix it up and you get super funk!
Carrie Williams Ensemble I Feel So Good Today Lp
Side 1 - I Feel So Good Today, The Happy Penguin, I Care About You, Fooling Around
Side 2 - Blues For Mama, Let Us Try To Have Love, Watts Local, My Mother's Eyes
Daily Discovery - Rim Kwaku Obeng Rim Arrives - African Funk Jazz Lp breaks
Side One - Gas Line - Believe In Yourself - Sunkwa (Life First) - Funky Drummer
Side Two - Brushing Means Making Love - Nothing Is Free - Spend Your Money
The cover is in terrible condition but the record is super funky and super clean! VG++
Daily Discovery - Up Above The Rock b/w Little Green Apples by Ray Bryant - Funk Mod Jazz 45 on Cadet Records #5625
Insane break beats. Sampled by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo on the song "On The Run". It was also sampled on the song "Impulse" by Attica Blues. Let the rhythm hit you. You will move and groove to this, guaranteed!
Daily Discovery - Lovely Is Today by Eddie Harris & His Electric Saxaphone - Plug Me In Lp Funk Jazz on Atlantic #1506. 60's Funky Jazz.
Side One songs - Live Right Now - It's Crazy - Ballad (For My Love)
Side Two songs - Lovely Is Today - Theme In Search Of A T.V. Commercial - Winter Meeting
Another gem that Guru and crew from Gang Starr sampled on their song 2 Deep from the Daily Operation album. I've been on a funky jazz kick lately and this is right up my alley. The drums kick hard on so many of the songs so I had to look who played them and I come to find out there's two drummers, Grady Tate or Richard Smith. I am familiar with Grady's sound but not Richard's who does a fantastic job on the session as well. Funky album from start to finish.
Daily Discovery - Up In Teddy's New Flat by Teddy Edwards Sunset Eyes Lp - Rare Jazz on Pacific Jazz Records #14. Killer 1960 Jazz. Songs include Tempe De Blues, Vintage '57, I Hear A Rhapsody, Sunset Eyes, Teddy's Tune & Takin' Off. Teddy Edwards is on tenor sax and also features Joe Castro on piano, Billy Higgins on drums & Leroy Vinnegar on bass.
Daily Discovery - Dindi by Janet Lawson. Jazz Mod b/w Two Little Rooms (Northern Soul) on United Artists #56071. Janet's sweet voice starts you out on a mellow note then her inner stalker comes out and the music and her voice starts to show her frustration as she searches for her lover Dindi.
Daily Discovery - Hot Crawfish by Hugo Montenegro. Latin Jazz Mod organ at it's finest. Hugo was a composer and orchestra leader who did some major film scores & television themes. His most notable was the theme to "The Good The Bad And The Ugly". Love the beauty and unease the strings add to this tune.
Daily Discovery - My Man's An Undertaker by Dinah Washington. The sheer song title should freak you out. "My man's an undertaker and he's got a coffin just your size". Don't mess with the Queen! Dinah was best know for "What A Difference A Day Makes. Wicked R&B Jazz vocals.