GUEST POST: DAVID MA ON PAUL PARRISH


(Editor’s note: I’m still in the middle of new-house-hell but David Ma – who writes one of my favorite music blogs, Nerdtorious – graciously contributed a guest post. I gave him a simple concept to go with – “what’s the last album that really grabbed your attention?” Here’s what he had to say. –O.W.)

Paul Parrish: English Sparrows
Tiny Alice
I Can’t Help Myself
From The Forest of My Mind (MFS, 1968)

I’m honored to contribute to Soul-Sides, an audio blog that’s been influential on my own work and, through the years, still sucker-punches me with […]

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Y TUS COVERS TAMBIEN



Hnos. Carrion: Rosa Mi Rosita
Toño Quirazco: Aprieta Arriba
Hielo Ardiente: Mambo La Merced

(Editor’s Note: Sonido Franko of Super Sonido blesses us with another guest post, this time tapping into my favorite genre: covers! –O.W.)

Everything you’ve ever known about copyright laws seems to fall off some huge cliff as soon as you enter a Latin American country. In fact, one has to simply walk over the boarder to Tijuana and find that the entire city is pretty much infringing upon everything. This especially rings true for the Mexican music industry, which […]

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MY GUEST POST FOR SUPER SONIDO

I forgot to mention that I had a guest post up on the Super Sonido site from the other week. I came up with several Latin funk covers songs, none of which I’ve ever posted here (I don’t think).

We have another guest post from Sonido that will end up on our site later this week.

SUPER SONIDO SWAPS SOME SOUL


Johnny Rivera and the Tequila Brass: Johnny on the Warpath
Boogaloo Que La Traigo
From S/T (Cotique, 1967)

Johnny Rivera and the Tequila Brass: Run, Run, Run
Light My Fire
From Up, Up and Away (Cotique, 1968)

(Editor’s Note: Super Sonido is one of my favorite new blogs to hit the interweb. Excellent, in-depth posts about kick ass Latin music most of you will never hear outside of a plane ticket down south. Me and Sonido Franko decided to swap a pair of posts. Here’s his… -O.W.)

It isn’t any wonder that in late 1990’s I […]

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WHAT’S COOK(E)IN’?


Sam Cooke:

Lost & Lookin’
Trouble Blues
From Night Beat (RCA, 1963)

Shake
It’s Got The Whole World Shakin’
From Shake (RCA, 1965)

(Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Eric Luecking who wanted to speak on the remarkable voice of Sam Cooke. Enjoy. –O.W.)

Written by Eric Luecking:

Where to start? Sam Cooke arguably has the greatest voice on record you have ever heard. Period. But to categorize him as a singer does the man injustice. He was a songwriter, lyrical interpreter, showman, businessman, label owner, and producer. As if that isn’t enough, […]

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FUNKY OUT


Editor’s Note: This following reflection on funky jazz is by David Jaffe. This should have been posted a long time ago (my bad) but I think people will take away something great from his insights – and excellent tastes. –O.W.

From David Jaffe:

For a long time I’ve wanted to write about the funky side of free jazz. Like most styles of Black American music of the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s, jazz in general, and free jazz in particular, served as spiritual, protest and dance music. One might more easily recognize the spiritual side of […]

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SOUL HUT: DAY QUATTRO


Jackson Gospel Singers: Heaven Bound Train
Available on Heaven Bound Train: Southern Gospel 1949-1950

It’s the penultimate (I’ve always wanted to use that word) day of the Soul Hut collabo. Tofu Hut has my offering: a spanktacular cover of “Down By the River” done by Ken Boothe.

John laced us with the Jackson Gospel Singers and this commentary:“The Jackson Gospel Singers is an all-female band from New Orleans with just as great a range of sound and fury as any male counterpart.

I love the old gospel […]

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