Brownout: Laredo 77 + Barretta
From Homenaje (Freestyle, 2008)

I’ve recently been enjoying the sounds of Brownout, a Latin funk outfit out of Austin, Texas. They’ve been around for a minute in the form of Grupo Fantasma except here, they’re strictly instrumental. What I like about these guys is not only that they have their chops down but rather than following a strict revivalist route, their sound has a clear Latin influence but isn’t holden to simply trying to sound like it’s East Harlem 1968 again.

There’s an impressive diversity of styles on […]


Holy Grails Of Bizzarro


Yamasuki: Yama Yama, Kono Samurai, Yamasuki, Yokomo and Aieda
Taken from the album Le Monde Fabuleux des Yamasuki on Biram (1970)

This post stands as a warning to the fledgeling record head, a couple hundred LP’s into the game and feeling pretty good about himself and his collection of sample-heavy CTI dollar-bin’ers and lesser known funk-rock gems on Westbound and Cotillion… You don’t know how far the rabbit hole goes.

Hear me loud and clear on this one, friends: THE DEEPER YOU […]

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Candi Staton: Too Hurt To Cry
From Stand By Your Man (Fame, 1971). Also on Candi Staton: The Fame Years.

Holly Golightly: My Love Is
From Slowly But Surely (Damaged Goods/Revolver, 2004)

Amy Winehouse: Love Is A Losing Game (Truth and Soul Remix)
From 12″ (Universal, 2007)

*This is my first post that will be cross-posted over at Captain’s Crate as part of our Soul Crates experiment in content sharing.

I talked about Candi Staton’s Fame output the other month and that got me back into listening more of her songs and came upon […]

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Ernesto Djedje : Zadie Bobo & Zibote
taken from the album “Le Roi Du Ziglibithy” on Badmos (1977)

The Fatback Band : Wicki Wacky
taken from the album “Keep On Steppin’” on Event (1974)

Coke: Na Na & Te Amos Mas
taken from their self-titled album on Sound Triangle (1972)

Usha Uthup : Chhupke Kaun Aya
taken from the album “24 Carats” on Inreco (1981)

Captain Planet here, from Captain’s Crate. […]

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