Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Some great songs are fleeting and complicated, such that you have to think through them, imagining where they're going to be before they get there. Pete Yellin's Mainstream debut Mebakush is a perfect example. This nine minute workout, produced by Bob Shad, is psychedelic jazz at it's finest. The subtle interplay between Kenny Barron's spaced out electric piano, bassist Stanley Clarke, and drummer Billy Hart --ably assisted by Shad's weirdo mud-soup production-- conspires to imply a totally different song from the one you're actually listening to.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
This is some weird synchronicity that started with Donnie & Joe Emerson. Tommy Vann is a blue-eyed soul singer from Baltimore who had several regional hits from the early 60s to the 70s. Here is a fan made, brief retrospective of his career. The first six minutes are pretty interesting, and if you can make it that far, pay special attention to 5:08. Peculiar indeed.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Before they had a hit with their 1969 Skinhead Moonstomp album and tried their name on backwards, Symarip were The Pyramids and cut this one-off single under yet another name, The EK Bunch. Here's looking at a good 2014.