All right, now here we go… I’m gonna stop trying to be clever and coming at you with unknown, unreleased, unheard and seldom seen schitt and instead just lay some funk on y’alls azzes. There are so many cotdamn music blogs out there in internet land that who knows, you may have already seen all of these lps posted up elsewhere in the blogosphere. I really can’t be concerned with such things- if you can use these babies, grab ’em up right here, right now. If not, get busy or get lost. Most certainly we are talking about THAT REAL SCHITT right here… that real soulful funky schitt.
The pic of the kids up above running at you in their Easter suits is the cover of the Ponderosa Twins Plus One “2+2+1=” lp. Two sets of twins plus another Gary Coleman-lookin’ li’l dude belting out soul harmonies. “Bound” is my schitt off of this album.
Next is the Johnnie Taylor “Wanted… One Soul Singer” lp. GREAT record. This is an album that I tried for years to luck up on out in the field, but alas, I never came across a copy. Never wanted to spend the dough bidding for it on Ebay years later, either- I’m just stubborn like that about records I was never able to catch while out diggin’ (file Skull Snaps in that category as well- still never found an OG in the field, and I don’t even want the damn record now). Anyway, there are a number of loops that were sampled off of this lp but it’s basically just some great soul. See if you recognize the “Ain’t That Loving You” joint if you’re not already up on it.
This King Herbert And The Knights With Jack Harden album is a pretty rare jawn from Canada, but I’ve been lucky enough to come up with two copies, both of which I got before I even knew how rare it was. One of them I traded to Jazzman Gerald many moons ago, the other one is still in my grip (but I may soon flip on Ebay… I’m getting rid of my grails, slowly but surely). Funky instrumental stuff with covers of “Sissy Strut”, “Chicken Strut”, “Amen”, “Ode To Billy Joe”, “Sing A Simple Song”… holy f**k, it’s a veritable break fiesta. I put the “Amen” joint on my “Instrumentality” cd awhile back, but go ahead and get it here if you must.
KING HERBERT AND THE KNIGHTS WITH JACK HARDEN – Amen RE-UPPED
KING HERBERT AND THE KNIGHTS WITH JACK HARDEN lp RE-UPPED
Next we have the Marvin Holmes And Justice “Summer Of ’73” lp straight out of the Bay Area… straight up holy grail status here. Beni B put me up on this waaaay back. The tune “All Night Into Day” is the killer (I dig a lot of Marvin’s stuff, including the “Ooh Ooh The Dragon” schitt).
MARVIN HOLMES AND JUSTICE – All Night Into Day RE-UPPED
MARVIN HOLMES AND JUSTICE – Summer Of ’73 lp RE-UPPED
Last up, the Wood Brass & Steel self titled lp on Turbo from 1976. I had this sitting in my crates for many a year and never paid it no never mind… ah, the folly of youth. Real decent version of the Ronnie Laws classic “Always There” but the jawn is “Funkanova” (featured on my “Do What You Gotta Do” cd). How I slept on this for so long I dunno, but it just goes to show how your tastes can change and grow over time. BOY have my tastes changed with the years- I like all kinds of crazy azz schitt that i never woulda thought twice about in my young, dumb years.
You have been blessed. Hope that’ll hold you for awhile… no telling when I’ll get around to posting again. Ahaha…