Tuesday, March 24, 2015

James Clarke : Mystery Movement

James Clarkes "Mystery Movie" was released in 1974 as library record, small group compositions in various moods. Ideally suited to the new Americanised style of T.V. and cinema film where music was used to create the mood and carry the action.
 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cheyenne Fowler : Come Back To Me

Produced by Gene Russell in 1976 and appears on the very rare and killer album "Cheyenne's Comin'"
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Dip : Don't Make Me Wait

The Dip is an electrifying soul group from Seattle, Washington. The band (containing three members of Beat Connection) is comprised of seven musicians and originated at the University of Washington. Fueled by their self-released EP in 2013, The Dip has played a string of packed shows in Seattle, including an evening slot at the Northwest Folklife Festival, a capacity show at the popular Capitol Hill Block Party, an opening slot for the legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Neumos, and numerous headlining shows of their own at various venues in Seattle and Bellingham. The Dip recently finished recording their first LP at Avast Studios, which will be released on April 14th. Their lead single, “Ready To Go,” came out in November 2014.
 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Jamie Lidell : Believe in Me

British producer Jamie Lidell became as widely recognized for his effective neo-soul vocals and performances as for his earlier career as a producer of groovy experimental techno. After some EP releases for labels such as Mosquito and an appearance on the Mille Plateaux-released Industrialsamplecoregouchbeat compilation, Lidell collaborated with equally well-known techno producer Cristian Vogel as Super_Collider in 1999. Following this project, most noteworthy for the popular track "Darn (Cold Way o' Lovin')," Lidell recorded a solo album for Warp in 2000, Muddlin Gear. Five years later, still on Warp, he pursued an organic neo-soul direction for Multiply, heavily assisted by fellow instrumentalist and producer Mocky. 2008's Jim was similar in approach and sounded much more natural than its predecessor. Compass For 2010's Compass, Lidell changed directions once again, employing the likes of Beck, Feist, and members of Grizzly Bear; its lead song, the title track, was a rather spacy folk-blues epic that later appeared in the soundtrack for the Rockstar video game Red Dead Redemption. He also wrote and sang on a track for Simian Mobile Disco's Unpatterns album from 2012, and moved to Nashville. After building his own studio, he used it to record his follow-up album for Warp, the self-titled Jamie Lidell, which saw release in early 2013.
"Believe In Me" is Jamies latest single.
   

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lyn Christopher : Take Me With You

Released on Paramount Records in 1973, written by Kaplan Kaye, Christopher's self-titled debut and the 7" version of "Take Me With You" have been heavy collectibles by at least two different crowds. The first are KISS fans; Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley played on her album before they would blow up as KISS, after Smut Peddlers looped this up lovely in 1998, it then got "outed" on Dusty Fingers Vol. 3 and that all helped blow things up for sample hounds who began to chase after the LP and 7" versions.