FAT FELLOWS

Daniel Janin: Jes Vais T’Aimer (Les Treteaux Int’l: 197?)

Someone who speaks better French than me (which would be probably anybody) can translate this title for me b/c frankly, I have no idea what this is. I found it at Rooky’s in the Lower Haight for a $1 or something and the cover alone looked promising. I thought, from the looks of it, it was the French equivalent to an American pop exploitation record (think the Ventures) given the eclectic song selections which include The Rolling Stones’ “Fool To Cry”, some song called “Superbimbo” and two compositions credited to Janin himself. As it turns out, I think this is more like some weird blend between a K-Tel compilation with two original joints thrown in. The stuff not by Janin is not really worth your time – bad, strange rock and pop. But Janin’s two cuts are worth peeping. “Trip For a Trap” is a so-so funky pop instrumental but the real joint is “Fat Fat Fellow” which was featured on Dusty Fingers 8 if I’m not mistaken. Real smoky funk instrumental with pop influences but mostly just sounds like a dope library cut (dig that sax that blows in later and just the whole brass section in general). I can see why Dusty Fingers comped it – it’s right up their alley of strange but special brews.

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