Los Fabulosos Festivals: Can I Change My Mind?
From 7″ (Onda Nueva, 1970)
I first posted this song over four years ago; it was left off (I think) the Panama 3 comp by Soundway and the compiler, Beto, was kind enough to share a copy of the song with me. Four years later and I couldn’t help but throw down to buy one of the scarce copies to come available (not the least of which, a really clean one).
It’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan of this Tyrone [...]
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Charles Johnson and the Dynamic Gaylarks: God Got His Eyes On You
From 7″ (Richburg, 197?)
The slow build on this is fantastic…I’m not sure if Johnson’s falsetto isn’t just a little pitchy but you can’t ask for a more dramatic crescendo to kicking off the rhythm section to launch into what’s essentially a crossover-style gospel jam. This one’s out of Newark, NJ.1
By the way, I have an extra, stock copy of this 7″ if anyone’s interested. Drop me an email. ↩
Mourning Doves: Come Out the Wilderness
From 7″ (Kable, 196?)
Since I just wrote about the new Numero comp of gospel soul, I thought I’d just carry the theme through for a couple more posts.
Pretty sure I heard this originally from Greg Belson; utterly fierce gospel funk track that sounds reminiscent of an arrangement that’s escaping me right now. The general gist though: it kicks ass, spiritually speaking, of course. The flip is a nice ballad-y hand-clapper to boot.
Los Freddy’s: Vuelve Mi Amor (Never My Love)
From 7″ (Peerless, 196?)
Los Xochimilcas: Y La Amo (And I Love Her)
From Cumbias y Dengues (Eco, 196?)
I recently got the Los Freddy’s in…I always did love the original version by The Association and the Los Freddy’s pull off a pretty loyal cover musically. I could be wrong but doesn’t this sound like a bunch of teenagers? Either that or the lead has a naturally “young” sounding voice.
The Los Xochimilcas’ cumbia flip on “And I Love [...]
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Question from Tolo: “there’s a song that’s been hunting me for days, I think you wrote about it but my memories are hazy. It’s a funk soul number (early 70s?) that DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist used to play. I remember the lyrics saying something like “he’s number one.” Sorry, I realize this is pretty vague.”
A: That’s actually more than enough info, you’re talking about this song:
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