Had some time to kill this afternoon while waiting on some ribs to cook up on the grill. Decided to jump on the tables and put together an impromptu radio show on ustream.tv. 75 minutes, mixing up some new arrivals, some classics, and some stuff I literally just grabbed randomly off the wall.
The Ozone Show: Saturday Night Special (1-26-13)
Bolivar Blues Band: Speaker Equilibrium (Bolivar Speaker Works, 1977)
Asha Puthli and the Surfers: Sunny (Columbia India, 1960s)
The Mandells: There Will Be Tears (Trans World Sound, [...]
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I’m rather overdue on this one; apologies.
I mentioned back in August that I was the moderator for a fantastic conversation with author RJ Smith and drummer James Gadson about the life, times and influence of James Brown. This was hosted at the Crawford Family Forum and while there’s no video from the event, there is audio and I’ve uploaded it as a podcast for you all.
The One: James Brown’s life, music, legacy. August 14, 2012
By the way, this seems somehow apropos: Mystikal channels JB on his new “Hit Me.”
It’s awesome. [...]
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James Brown: Bring It Up
From 7″ (King, 1967)
Throw out that Xmas music and get down with the Godfather.
Two years gone but like it says above, his groove never dies.
I Got The Feelin’: James Brown in the ’60s (Shout Factory, 2008)
Joe Bataan: Mr. New York Is Back (Vampisoul, 2008)
Finally took some time recently to look at two music-related DVDs.
The first is I Got the Feelin’: James Brown In the ’60s, a 3-DVD set comprised of two concerts (Boston Gardens, 4/5/68 & the Apollo Theater, 3/68), plus a documentary, The Night James Brown Saved Boston.
The latter is in reference to one of the astounding cultural moments of the turbulent late ’60s: the day after MLK’s assassination, Brown came to Boston [...]
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I recorded this mix for Dublab.com back in June and is now available on their website archive. I originally created it as a promo mix for Deep Covers 2 (though the timing was off since Dublab was back-logged over the summer). Still, I put in a nice selection of different cover songs here – some you’ve heard, some you haven’t. Here’s the tracklisting: Simply Red – I Know You Got Soul – You’ve Got It – WEA
James Brown: Your Cheatin’ Heart – Soul On Top – King
Jimmy McGriff – Ain’t It Funky Now – SOul Sugar [...]
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