Daily Discovery - The Place by Big Mama Thornton - R&B Soul Lp on Arhoolie Records #1028
"It's that crazy beat that moves the body and the feet" the lyrics tell it all. Funky guitar that breaks into a Mod dance beat, and of course Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton's voice! A short but impressive tune. Yeah, no doubt, this will be on your want list shortly.
What about the rest of the album, you ask? Yes, it has "Hound Dog"! The liner notes mention the 1952 song (which was also later recorded by Elvis Presley) by the soon to be legendary writing team Leiber & Stoller. They actually handed "Big Mama" the song on a brown paper bag! She liked the song but didn't actually record it until 1953. When it was released, it quickly brought her fame, nationwide.
"My Heavy Load" is a tear jerker! Instantly my heart felt synchronized to the plucking of the guitar. I felt heavy, my shoulders seemed to slump through the pain in the music and in the voice! Talk about the blues, oh man! I remembered my mom saying to me as a child when I was about to do something wrong "don't do it, don't get yourself in trouble". I couldn't help listening to the song 6 times in a row. Through chills and almost fever, I couldn't get enough!
That's just the beginning!
Side 1 - Swing It On Home - Sweet Little Angel - The Place - Little Red Rooster - Unlucky Girl - Hound Dog
Side 2 - My Heavy Load - School Boy - Down Home Shake Down - Your Love Is Where It Ought To Be - Session Blues
Recorded in London, England in 1965 then later pressed in Berkeley, California
Daily Discovery - Stormy by James Dallas - Funk Jazz Lp on JDMB #8 31
Found this yesterday and I had to share it with you. It's a killer Funk Jazz record! Beat or break junkies what are you waiting for? This is a must have for Dj's! Funky drum beats, killer guitars, sax's, Rhodes piano, flutes, & congas. I had to come hard today because I haven't been posting lately, so enjoy! James Dallas & band, hail from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
I was contacted by Rick Lacy, who played guitar on "Syndrome" from this Lp. Rick, thank you so much for reaching out to me and filling me in on your contribution to this amazing Jazz Lp. I posted the sound clip for this song just for you!
Side one - Sidetrack - Crusade - Nothing To Loose
Side two - Stormy - Syndrome - Life Forms
Daily Discovery - El Raton by Joe Cuba - Latin Jazz Hangin' Out Lp on Tico Records #1112
The music speaks for itself!
Songs side 1 - Quinto Sabroso - I Need You - Orisa Oco - Flaco's Cha Cha - No Coman Cuento
Songs Side 2 - Yo Y Borinquen - Quieres Volver - Nina Nina - El Raton - Trip To Mamboland - Ya Se Acabo
Super clean copy of the rare Pearl Jam - Live - On Two Legs Lp - The cover is VG++ with a small ding to the cover. Vinyl looks VG++ and plays VG++ to M-.
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 - Celestial Blues by Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Uhuru - Harlem Bush Music Lp Jazz Funk on Milestone #9032.
Side 1 songs - Blue (A Folk Tale)
Side 2 songs - Uhuru Sasa - Vietcong - Celestial Blues - The Planets
This hit me the second I put the needle on the record. Super funky and uplifting. It's the kind of album that you can put on the record player and go about your business until it's over.
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.