Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Dr. Lonnie Smith ''The Art Of Organizing''

Dr. Lonnie Smith

''The Art Of Organizing''
( Criss Cross Records, 2009 )
Catalog # 1318

1 When we kissed last night
2 My little suede shoes
3 This ain`t right
4 Polkadots and moonbeams
5 Softly as in a morning sunrise
6 Turning point
7 Night song
8 Too damn hot

Dr Lonnie Smith Hammond b3
Peter Bernstein guitar
Billy Drummond drums

Source: Internet

By Bill

Don Patterson ''Movin` Up''

Don Patterson

''Movin` Up''
( LP Muse Records, 1977 )
Catalog # MR 5121

1 Room 608
2 Bossa de Leon
3 Trenton makes the World takes
4 The World of Susie Wong
5 The good life
6 Harold`s house of jazz

Don Patterson organ,ARP String Ensemble
Ritche Cole Alto Sax
Billy James Drums
Vic Juris Guitar

Produced by Fred Seibert & Richie Cole

This date was produced much more by Richie Cole than me, but I learned a lot during the session. Mostly, it was firsthand experience with the darker side of the jazz life. But I loved the almost pop quirks of Don’s song selection when he gave a wonderful reading of the obscure theme song to the almost forgotten movie of the novel The World of Suzie Wong.

Fred Seibert

Source: Internet

By Bill

Charles Lloyd ''One Night With Blue Note Vol.4'' FLAC

Release Date: 1985
File Type: tracks+.cue + Artwork
Quality: FLAC
Bitrate: lossless
Total Time: 37:00
Total Size: 205 MB

01. The Blessing
02. Tone Poem
03. Lady Day
04. El Encanto
05. How Long
06. When You Wish Upon A Star
07. Jumpin’Jack

Charles Loyd – tenor saxophone, flute
Michel Petrucciani – Piano
Cecil McBee – Bass
Jack DeJohnette – Drums
Stanley Jordan – Guitar (on tracks 06 & 07)

Source: Internet

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Gene Ammons ''My Way''

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Gene Ammons

''My Way''
( LP Prestige Records, 1971 )
Catalog # PR 10022

A1 Chicago Breakdown 9:35
A2 What's Going On 4:18
A3 A House Is Not A Home 3:40
B1Sack Full Of Dreams 6:25
B2 Back In Meridia 4:20
B3 My Way 6:00

Personnel & Credits:
Robert Prado, Ernie Royal (tp -1,2)
Garnett Brown (tb -1,2)
Gene Ammons (ts)
Richard Landry (ts -1,2)
Roland Hanna (el-p)
Ted Dunbar (g -1,2)
Chuck Rainey (el-b -1,2)
Idris Muhammad (d -1,2)
Omar Clay (per -1,2)
Yvonne Fletcher, Patricia Hall, Loretta Ritter, Linda Wolfe (voice -1,2)
Bill Fischer (arr, cond -1,2)
unidentified strings (-1)
Arranged By, Conductor - Bill Fisher
Engineer - Rudy Van Gelder
Producer - Bob Porter

Format:Vinyl, LP
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July, 1971


Review by Scott Yanow (AMG):
Few of Gene Ammons's recordings from his final period (1969-74) have been reissued on CD and it is doubtful that many people are waiting anxiously for this one. The great tenor is heard mostly tackling commercial material such as "What's Going On," "A House Is Not a Home" and "My Way" on this R&B-ish effort. While Ammons sounds fine (his tone was never to be denied), the dated arrangements and unimaginative playing by the rhythm section (what is Roland Hanna doing on electric piano?) largely sink this effort.

Source: Internet

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Branford Marsalis Quartet ''Music From Mo' Better Blues''

Branford Marsalis Quartet

''Music From Mo' Better Blues''
( CBS Records 1990 )
Catalog # 467160 2, CK 46792

1 Harlem Blues 4:50
Vocals - Cynda Williams
2 Say Hey 3:18
3 Knocked Out The Box 1:35
4 Again, Never 3:54
5 Mo' Better Blues 3:39
6 Pop Top 40 5:40
Vocals - Denzel Washington , Wesley Snipes
7 Beneath The Underdog 5:06
8 Jazz Thing 4:50
Producer - Branford Marsalis , DJ Premier
Vocals - Gang Starr
9 Harlem Blues (Acapulco Version) 4:47
Vocals - Cynda Williams

Personnel & Credits:
Bass - Robert Leslie Hurst III
Drums - Jeff "Tain" Watts
Piano - Kenny Kirkland
Producer - Bill Lee (tracks: 4, 5) , Delfeayo Marsalis (tracks: 2, 3, 6, 7) , Raymond Jones (tracks: 1, 9)
Saxophone [Tenor], Saxophone [Soprano] - Branford Marsalis
Trumpet - Terence Blanchard

Music from the motion picture by Spike Lee.
Correct Artist name: Branford Marsalis Quartet Featuring Terence Blanchard

Spike Lee's film on the life of a jazz musician features some wonderful music, but in its slapdash construction and melodramatic hokiness, it does little to illuminate the nature of the profession it attempts to explore. Lee, whose father was a noted bass player, has an unquestionably vast knowledge of the jazz idiom and the kind of life that goes with it. But the conflict between a personal and professional life that can become a problem for so many musicians -- as it is for Lee's protagonist, Bleek Gilliam (Denzel Washington) -- is dealt with in only the most glib and superficial manner. A gifted trumpet player who can't decide which of his two women he cares for, he's reluctant to do the "mo better" when he feels he should be practicing, as though vital musical fluids might somehow be drained from his body. There's some amusing by-play among the musicians, and Wesley Snipes makes a strong impression as Bleek's sax player, but the film contains none of the intensely competitive, hothouse atmosphere of this musical world. The problem of the exploitation of musicians is addressed only in a repulsively anti-Semitic caricature of a pair of Jewish club owners. To top everything off, the film's ludicrous, deus ex machina ending is as bad as anything Hollywood pumps out at its worst. Still, there are some things to like, including the standup comedy of the late Robin Harris, the vibrant camera work of Ernest R. Dickerson, and Terence Blanchard's bracing score.
Michael Costello (AMG)

Also on line: www.answers.com
Covers here.

Source: Internet

Friday, 26 November 2010

The New Mastersounds Featuring: Dionne Charles ''Plug & Play''

The New Mastersounds Featuring: Dionne Charles

''Plug & Play''
( One Note Records, 2008 )

Released: Jun 2008

1. Hole In The Bag (3:22)
2. I Mean It So feat. Dionne Charles (3:45)
3. Thermal Bad (4:09)
4. Looking For An Answer feat. Dionne Charles (3:29)
5. Altitude (5:58)
6. Kuna Matata (3:19)
7. Chrysalis (3:29)
8. Idris (3:49)
9. All We Can Do feat. Dionne Charles (4:45)
10. Beyond The Bleak Horizon (5:14)
11. King Comforter feat. Dionne Charles (3:51)

"Like Fred Wesley & The New JB's, Bobby Byrd, Marva Whitney or Maceo & The Macks in their day, the Mastersounds know groove and furrow it out like hogs on truffles." Jambase Review

"Here's a marriage made in heaven: The New Mastersounds with Dionne Charles." Mark Lamarr - BBC Radio Two

"There is a good reason why these guys are the daddies of the UK scene and it is all in this album. Soul, Afro-funk, New Orleans-Funk and one blinding piece of Soul-Jazz. Plug & Play is simply a non-stop party". Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show

"The New Mastersounds are an organ-heavy group from Northern England who are in love with old American boogaloo records of all stripes (jazz, soul, funk and whatever else gets you on the dancefloor). Beloved for their energetic live shows, the New Mastersounds are joined here (about half the time) by Dionne Charles, a ferocious R&B belter who triumphs on tunes like "All We Can Do" and "Looking For An Answer." While it may initially seem like the band's appeal is limited to mod-suited soul nostalgia, jam rockers, crate diggers and night clubbers will definitely dig the New Mastersounds". Nick Dedina, Rhapsody.com

Source: Internet

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Houston Person ''Chocomotive'' The CD Re-Issue

Houston Person

( The CD Re-Issue )
( Original on Prestige Records, 1967 )
Catalog # PR 7517

Personnel & Notes:
Frankie Jones (tp, d)
Houston Person (ts)
Cedar Walton (p)
Bob Cranshaw (b)
Alan Dawson (d, vib)
Recorded in NYC, June 14, 1967

Since I Fell For You
Up, Up And Away
You Are Going To Here From Me
Girl Talk
Close Quarters

Some jazz improvisers believe that appealing to R&B and pop fans is beneath them, but Houston Person never had that elitist mentality. The big-toned tenor titan was always a communicator; though he has first-rate chops and can easily sail through difficult bop changes, Person doesn't value pyrotechnics over feeling and emotion. Consequently, albums like Chocomotive have managed to reach a lot of R&B and pop fans who don't necessarily buy a lot of jazz.
Person was 32 when he recorded this excellent LP, which employs Cedar Walton on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Frankie Jones on drums, and Alan Dawson (who was primarily a drummer) on vibes. No organist is employed, but even without the mighty Hammond B-3, Chocomotive is a fine soul-jazz/hard bop date. True to form, Person is as expressive on ballads (including "You're Gonna Hear From Me" and Neal Hefti's "Girl Talk") as he is on a hard-swinging blues like the title track. And the saxman really pours his heart into a blues-drenched performance of Buddy Johnson's "Since I Fell for You." Person also tackles the Fifth Dimension's corny "Up, Up and Away," but don't snicker -- after he gets through with the tune, it becomes a swinging soul-jazz instrumental. Even if "Up, Up and Away" isn't your favorite Fifth Dimension hit, you have to admire Person's ability to give it an interesting makeover.
In 2001, Fantasy reissued five of this LP's seven tracks on a 78-minute CD titled Trust in Me (Prestige 24264), which also contains the Trust in Me LP in its entirety. Due to space limitations, "Girl Talk" and "Up, Up and Away" were omitted from Fantasy's Trust in Me CD. And for that reason alone, collectors who have this LP should hold on to it.
From AMG



We are ever searching for the original LP...if anyone had it, please send a drop to us! Thanks.


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Hot Ice ''No.1''

Hot Ice

( LP Rage Records, 1976 )
Catalog # RHL-022

A1 Disco Summer 5:36
A2 Dancing Free 9:30
B1 Do It Slow 5:42
B2 Up Off Your Ass 6:20
B3 It's Time To Leave The Disco 4:10


Producer - Bobbie Webb
Written-By - S. Sailes

Format:Vinyl, LP
Published by Complex Music.
Excellent self released boogie/funk out of the LA area.


Monday, 22 November 2010

Washington Jamb Band ''Gonna Get Your Cherry''

Washington Jamb Band

''Gonna Get Your Cherry''
( LP Leo Records, 1977 )
Catalog # T-113

A1 Can't Hide The Funk 3:35
A2 Gonna Get Your Cherry 4:10
A3 Midnight Stroker 3:30
A4 Chazz Jazz 2:30
A5 Instrument Soul 3:30
A6 In The Clouds 2:35
B1 Bolo 4:10
B2 Living In Style 3:15
B3 The Funky Get Down 4:05
B4 Who Want To Fall In Love 3:45
B5 People 3:00



Format:Vinyl, LP

Covers here.

Popsike quote here.

Source: Internet

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Chris Joss ''Presents Monomaniacs''

French multi-instrumentalist and music producer extraordinaire Chris Joss is back again with a new album Monomaniacs Volume 1. Like a long lost vintage LP plucked from a time capsule buried sometime in the 1970’s this album brings Joss back to a distinctly traditional and dusty funk groove. Recalling the iconic blaxploitation and grindhouse film soundtracks of that era, Monomaniacs is filled with ricocheting breakbeats, whirlwinds of wah-wah, rubber-band basslines, cosmic organs, and even a few shredding rock guitars to put some hair on your chest.

1 We got some (pts 1&2)
2 Optical
3 Kali flowers
4 Re-Volt
5 Ford Mustard Cutter
6 Keep on diggin`
7 Mo lovin`
8 Shafro
9 Backbeating
10 Highway 75
11 Within
12 Jha Mon

Source: Internet

By Bill

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Cloud ''All Night Long'' 12'' Promo Test Pressing

''All Night Long'' 12''

( 12'' Disco Single, Promo Test Pressing, Flashback Records, UK, 1980 )
Catalog # FLASH 001

All Night Long 12'' (8:02)

Format:Vinyl, 12", White Label
Flash Back Records Swindon
CLOUD ~ All Night Long ~ 12" Single TEST PRESS
Record Size: Single, EP (12-Inch) BRIT-FUNK
Speed: 45 RPM

For your Aural pleasure original Brit Jazz Funk from the 80's All night long - Cloud
Enjoy, Andy

Floyd Smith ''I Just Can't Give You Up'' 12''

Floyd Smith

''I Just Can't Give You Up'' 12''

( 12'' Disco Single, Salsoul Records, 1975 )
Catalog # SZD-2001

A I Just Can't Give You Up (Vocal Version) 4:02
B I Just Can't Give You Up (Instrumental Version) 3:23

Mixed By - Ken Cayre
Producer - Floyd Smith
Written-By - F. Smith

Special 12inch Disco Mix - 45 rpm
Publisher: Trina Jill Music Corp. ASCAP
Mfg. by Salsoul Records
Format:Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Promo

By Pier

Monday, 15 November 2010

Gladys Knight And The Pips ”A Taste Of Bitter Love / Bourgie’, Bourgie”’ 12”

Gladys Knight And The Pips

”A Taste Of Bitter Love / Bourgie’, Bourgie”’ 12”
( 12” Disco Single, Columbia Records, 1980 )
Catalog # AS 803

A Taste Of Bitter Love 4:37
B Bourgie’, Bourgie’ 4:37
C Bourgie’, Bourgie’ (7” Version) 3:31

Credits & Notes:
Producer – Ashford & Simpson
Format:Vinyl, 12″, Promo

By Pier

The Chuck Davis Orchestra ”Spirit Of Sunshine” 12”

The Chuck Davis Orchestra

”Spirit Of Sunshine” 12”
( 12” Disco Single, West End Records, 1977 )
Catalog # WES 12105

A Spirit Of Sunshine (Long Version) 6:25

Credits & Notes:
Format:Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Engineer – Arthur Stoppe
Mastered By – Jose Rodriguez
Mixed By – Tom Moulton
Written-By – C. Carl Wing
Remixed at Sigma Sound – Philadelphia.
Mastered at Frankford Wayne-N.Y.
Published by Edward B. Marks Music Corp. / Meled Music Corp. – BMI.
West End Music Industries, Inc.

By Pier

Morning, Noon & Night ”Bite Your Granny/Feelin’ Strong” 12”

Morning, Noon & Night

”Bite Your Granny/Feelin’ Strong” 12”
( 12” Disco Single, Roadshow Records, 1977 )
Catalog # RS-DW1055

A Bite Your Granny 7:18
Written By – J. Worthy
B Feelin’ Strong 5:45
Written By – M. Raymond

Arranged By – John Allen
Producer – Michael Stokes

Format:Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
From the Roadshow LP “Morning, Noon & Night” RS-LA726-G

By Pier

Willie Bobo ”Always There” 12”

Willie Bobo

”Always There” 12”
( 12” Disco Single, Columbia Records, 1978 )
Catalog # AS 532

A Always There 6:45
B Always There (Mono) 6:45

Producer – Wayne Henderson
Written-By – P. Allen, R. Laws, W. Jeffrey

Format:Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 1/3 RPM
Not For Sale
1978 CBS Inc.
Taken From The Columbia Lp: “Hell Of An Act To Follow” JC 35374
Publisher: Fizz Music/At Home Music (ASCAP)/Relaxed Music (BMI)
Produced For At Home Productions Inc., In Association With Bostan, Inc.
Special Disco Version Of The Columbia Single: 3-10862
Original mix on the LP is 5:11; the 6:45 remix was available only on this promo 12″.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix Number (Stereo): XSS 165126
Matrix Number (Mono): XSP 165125
Other (Deadwax Stereo): XSS-1651261-H A
Other (Deadwax Mono): XSP-165125-1D KENDUN-C A1

By Pier

Various Artists ''John Morales-The M And M Mixes''


01/21. Tony Adderly – I Ain’t Mad At You (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (07:52)
02/21. Ronnie Dyson – All Over Your Face (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (07:13)
03/21. Curtis Hairston – I Want You (All Tonight) (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (07:25)
04/21. Julia & Company – Breakin’ Down (Sugar Samba) (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (08:55)
05/21. Cubie Burke – Down For Double (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (06:58)
06/21. Universal Robot Band – Wanna Be Your Lover (Demo Version) (04:08)
07/21. La-Rita Gaskin – Never Can Say Goodbye (Demo Version) (05:16)
08/21. Bumblebee Unlimited – Lady Bug (I Just Wanna Be Your Lady Bug) (12'' Version) (07:07)
09/21. Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even (Club Version) (12:45)
10/21. Inner Life – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (JM 4AM Mix Pt. 1) (10:46)
11/21. First Choice – Happy Love Affair (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (07:26)
12/21. Logg – Lay It On The Line (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (11:17)
13/21. Logg – (You’ve Got) That Something (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (10:23)
14/21. Skyy – Because Of You (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (08:13)
15/21. Inner Life – (Knock Out) Let’s Go Another Round (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (09:58)
16/21. Logg – I Know You Will (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (09:13)
17/21. Funk Deluxe – This Time (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (05:38)
18/21. Instant Funk – No Stoppin’ That Rockin’ (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (06:49)
19/21. Margie Joseph – Move To The Groove (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (07:43)
20/21. Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even (Demo Version) (06:35)
21/21. Inner Life – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (JM 4AM Mix Pt. 1&2) (17:11)

John Morales is a New York remixer whose name one sees on countless records from the 1980s. Everything from Inner Life's I'm Caught Up In A One Night Love Affair, Class Action's Weekend and Aleem's Hooked On Your Love to Lime's Angel Eyes and Monyaka's Go Dea Yaka so you know he's versatile in his mixing skills.
During these mix sessions John would make several different mixes of the tracks he worked on. Morales has kept all these rare mixes in his home studio for more than twenty years. When I interviewed him for DiscoMusic.com a few years ago, he showed me all these reel-to-reel goodies and my jaw just dropped. Why hadn't anyone released these rarities? Well, the wait is over as the British label, BBE has finally given John Morales the respect he deserves by releasing the two-disc set; John Morales - The M&M Mixes. The selections are great and taken directly from John's masters so the sound from what I've heard on this disc are very good. Can't wait to actually hear the full two disc commercial pressing in January!
This single disc promotional CD featured here contains selected highlights from the final double compact disc, which will contain a total of nineteen (19) tracks and be released in early 2010.

This compilation came about by chance. Dimitri from Paris was putting together the "Nightdubbin’" collection, the focus of which was the innovative dub remixing techniques of pioneering wizards from the 1980s. John Morales is one of those legends. The more BBE turned to John for masters of mixes from his vast archive, the more it became inevitable that his story needed to be told. Few can match John Morales contribution to the world of the enthusiast turned remixer come producer. Although familiar with John’s work - his epic mix of Universal Robot Bands boogie anthem is the source from which BBE Records got its name - no attempt had been made to summarise the pinnacle of John's work. This release is a history lesson in dance music. With the late Sergio Munzibai he formed M+M productions whose output of over 650 mixes will be unmatched by many celebrity big name remixers today. From the Rolling Stones to Gloria Estefan, The Temptations to Hall & Oates, Aretha Franklin to BBE - all have been moulded by John’s everlasting influence.

Click here to buy this CD from Amazon (US)
Click here to buy this CD from Amazon (UK)

Source: Internet

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Ari Borger Quartet ''AB4''

Ari Borger Quartet


1 Trip Song
2 Na Pressao
3 Blind Man
4 No Caminho do Bem
5 Nem Vem Miles
6 Senor Blues
7 Acid Groove
8 B3 Solo
9 Blue Monk
10 Tributo a Oscar Peterson
11 Soul GI

Source : Internet
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By Bill

MFS Radio Presents: ''A Mess Of Odds & Sods'' (The Tracks)

MFS Radio Presents:

''A Mess Of Odds & Sods'' (The Tracks)

1 Monty Alexander Spunky
2 Bobby Timmons/Johnny Lytle Trick Hips
3 Dave"Baby" Cortez I know who you been sockin` it to
4 Paul Butterfield One more heartache
5 Brian Auger Happiness is just around the bend
6 Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland Um Grao de Areia
7 Ray Charles The Sidewinder
8 Harvey Averne Dozen The Think Drink Theme
9 Stanley Turrentine Baia
10 Ari Borger Blind Man
11 Dave Pike Jet Set
12 Sam Paglia Fried Noodles
13 The Merced Blue Notes Thompin`
14 Holland & Dozier Come on Home

Selected & Compiled By Bill
A My Favourite Sound© Production, 2010

DL/Listen here.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Various Artists ''The Acid Jazz Test Part 4''

Various Artists

''The Acid Jazz Test Part 4''

( Compilation Moonshine Music Records, 1996 )

1. Jhelisa - Whirl Keeps Turning
2. Sound Assembly - Deep
3. Outside - Journeyman Part 1
4. A One - Up There
5. Toledo - Beat Up Thunderbird
6. Oversoul 7 - Whats The Deal
7. Jalal - In The Shade Of The Light
8. I Speak - Warm Reception
9. Chop Shop - Brooklyn Keeps On Taking It
10. Cool Breeze - Cant Deal With This
11. Broun Fellinis - Soulogik Syntax

Michael D. Ahearn (Producer)
Matt Cooper (Conductor)
Matt Cooper (Producer)
Matt Cooper (Engineer)
Matt Cooper (String Arrangements)
Lee Hamblin (Mixing), Imani (Vocals)
Steven Levy (Arranger), Steven Levy (Executive Producer)
Steven Levy (Art Direction)
Steven Levy (Compilation Producer)
Danny Saber (Producer)
Adrian Sherwood (Producer), Yogi (Producer)
Jhelisa (Producer)
Jhelisa (Performer)
Charlie Lexton (Producer)
Jono Podmore (Engineer)
Outside (Performer)
The Broun Fellinis (Producer)
The Broun Fellinis (Performer)
Toledo (Performer), A-One (Performer)
Chop Shop (Performer)
Duncan Millar (Producer)
Rome (Producer)
Jalal (Performer)
Cool Breeze (Performer)
Sound Assembly (Performer)
Jeff Aguila (Artwork)
Jeff Aguila (Design)
Adam Pendse (Guitar (Acoustic))
Kevin Gordon (Arranger)
Kevin Gordon (Producer)
Andreas Allen (Engineer)
Andreas Allen (Mixing)
Alex Myers (Engineer)

Release Date: February 06, 1996

Outside's "Journeyman" and Jhelisa's "Whirl Keeps Turning" are a few of the highlights on the overdone fourth volume of the Acid Jazz Test series from Moonshine.
By Keith Farley, All Music Guide

Source: Internet

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Various Artists "Nicky Siano's Legendary The Gallery: The Original New York Disco 1973-77"

Various Artists

"Nicky Siano's Legendary The Gallery: The Original New York Disco 1973-77"
( 3xLP, Soul Jazz Records, 2004 )
Catalog # SJR LP 100

Nicky Siano born in Brooklyn, New York, in March 18, 1955 and is a pioneer of the dance music scene in the early seventies.
In 1971 at the age of 16 he got his first djing gig, with the help of Robin Lord, and in 1972 he opened The Gallery in SoHo, Manhattan with his older brother Joe Siano. At the time he was considered to be the best DJ in the city and this helped the club attain its legendary status.
NY Daily News named him “the city’s best DJ,” Women’s Wear Daily called him “a genius behind the turntables,” and New York Magazine called his club, The Gallery, “one of the five most visually breathtaking nightspots of our time.”

It was no coincidence that when Steve Rubelle opened Studio 54 he chose Nicky as one of the two original DJ’s, the other was Ritchie Cazor, who has since passed. Continuing his work at the Gallery on the weekends, Nicky weaved his magic during the week at Studio and other many legendary clubs, including Le Jardin, The Grand Ballroom, Galaxy 21, The Limelight, Enchanted Gardens, Hurrah, and The Botel.
When the Gallery closed in 1977 he took his regular Saturday night party to The Buttermilk Bottom where it continued for the next three years. He played for Bianca Jagger's legendary birthday party at , Studio 54, where she rode in on a white stallion.
Having been one of the most successful DJs of his time, Nicky went where many DJs have since gone, into production. He knew what the crowds wanted and so was brought in to help produce records that would set the dancefloor on fire. He inspired and launched the careers of Grace Jones, D.C. La Rue, Loleatta Holloway, Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles, to name a few.

The start of the 1980s proved a rocky time for Siano with him dropping out of the scene and popular consciousness. From 1984 until 1998, Nicky worked with people with AIDS. In 1993 he wrote the best selling AIDS manual "No Time to Wait".
He returned to the turntables at "Body and Soul" for Larry Levan’s Birthday celebration, July 1998. That one appearance returned him to music full time. Since then he has played records steadily, most consistently at the smash hit party, Twelve West in New York, at Cheetah.
In 2004, Soul Jazz Records released the first Gallery Compilation, which is an incredible historic package, that includes rare photo's and narration by Nicky, in an impressive casing.

Nicky is featured in "Maestro", the documentary playing around the world chronicling the life and times of Larry Levan. In Tim Lawrence's epic book, "Love Saves The Day", the definitive book on the seventies dance music scene, Nicky's career is chronicled in some detail.
In MTV/VH1's "The Day Disco Ruled The World", Nicky is the comic relief and shines threw the many big names on this project. The special is being shown on music channels around the world.
A film shot at the Gallery 1975-77, featuring dance scene's that cannot be recreated today, interviews, and the story of one of the patrons, is being edited for release, 2008. "A Night At The Gallery", will actually take the viewer in, and guide him threw a night at the legendary club, in 5.1 surround sound. This is the project Nicky concentrates on now in 2008, as he prepares for the next phase of life.

01) Genie Brown - I Can't Stop Talking
02) Undisputed Truth - Big John Is My Name
03) The Temptations - Law Of The Land
04) Vernon Burch - And You Call That Love
05) Loleatta Holloway - We're Getting Stronger
06) The Isley Brothers - Get Into Something
07) Pointer Sisters - Yes We Can Can
08) Exuma - Exuma, The Obeah Man
09) The Trammps - Love Epidemic
10) Zulema - Giving Up
11) Bobby Womack - I Can Understand It
12) Gloria Spencer - I Got It
13) Bar-Kays - Sang And Dance
14) The Supremes - I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking
15) Bill Withers - Harlem
16) Bonnie Bramlett - Crazy 'bout My Baby
17) Brenda & The Tabulations - A Little Bit Of Love

On Line:
Nicky Siano @ Disco-Disco.com
Nicky Siano | DJHistory.com

By MasterFunk

This is the first post of a new collaborator: MasterFunk. Welcome aboard with our crazay people man!
The MFS Equipe

Monday, 8 November 2010

Various Artists ''Funky Tales''

Various Artists

''Funky Tales''

( Southern Fried Funk - 1967 /1976 - Soul - R'n'B )

Although the Nashville-based Excello label is primarily known for its recordings of Louisiana swamp blues with Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester, and Lightnin' Slim, it moved into soul music pretty aggressively in the late '60s and early '70s. This 24-song compilation of tracks that were cut for the label between 1967 and 1976 offers yet more evidence of how many vital, little-known soul sides were issued during the era by small companies. This is the greasy stuff, too, with no relationship to either "sweet soul" or proto-disco. If you like the sound of the James Brown band circa 1969, or the hardest elements of Stax/Volt, and want more of the same by acts that you never heard on the radio, this is a good investment. Aside from Slim Harpo (represented by a funkish number) and Marva Whitney and Maceo Parker (both of whom recorded for Excello after leaving the James Brown road show), few of these names will ring any bells for all but the most seasoned soul collectors. It's mostly quality, gritty fare, including quite a few percolating instrmentals (the underwater Booker T.-like groove on the Solicitors' "Music for the Brothers" is a highlight). For some quality imitation James Brown arrangements, check out the two previously unissued tracks by the mysterious Little Royal.
~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

1 Little Royal - Little Royal Freeze
2 Marva Whitney - Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear
3 Jerry Washington - Baby Don't Do It To Me
4 Maceo & All The King's Men - A Funky Tale To Tell
5 Shirley Brown - I Ain't Gonna Tell (Nobody)
6 Nazty - Maybe Your Baby
7 Slim Harpo - I Got My FInger On Your Trigger
8 Jimmy Brown - Chain Of Fools
9 Exotics - Boogaloo Investigator
10 Solicitors - Music For The Brothers
11 Oliver Sain - Bus Stop
12 Jesse Morrison - Shaky Pudding
13 Dynamic Corvettes - Precious Woman
14 Little Royal - Keep On Loving
15 Freddie North - Love To Hate
16 Bobby Powell - Your Good Good Loving
17 Jean Stanback - Ain't Nothing In The Streets
18 Doris Duke - I'd Do It All Over You
19 Marva Whitney - Do Your Thing
20 Nazty - I Got To Move
21 Ureaus - Let Our Music Make Love To You
22 Oliver Sain - Party Hearty
23 Maceo & All The King's Men - Born To Wander
24 Marva & Ellis - We Need More (But Somebody Gotta Sacrifice)

Source: Internet

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Nino Tempo & 5th Ave. Sax ''(Hooked On) Young Stuff'' 12''

Nino Tempo & 5th Ave. Sax

''(Hooked On) Young Stuff'' 12''

( 12'' Disco Single, A&M Records, 1979 )
Catalog # SP-12015

A (Hooked On) Young Stuff 5:13
B (Hooked On) Young Stuff 4:10

Engineer - Jerry Barnes
Mixed By - Norm Kinney
Producer, Written-By - Nino Tempo
Written-By - Mary Lullo

Leigh Music Co./
Kickerillo Co.
Format:Vinyl, 12", 33 ? RPM, Promo
1979 A&M Records, Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix Number (A): SP-12029-Long
Matrix Number (B): SP-12029-Short
Other (Run-Out Inscription A-Side): A+M SP 12029S(LONG)-M4 (MR) ?24153-X (1) NINO+PAULA
Other (Run-Out Inscription B-Side): A+M SP 12029S(SHORT)-M4 (MR) ?24153 (1) NINO+PAULA

Krypton ''Can You Read My Mind'' 12''


''Can You Read My Mind'' 12''
( 12'' Disco Single, A&M Records, 1978 )
Catalog # SP-12013

Can You Read My Mind (Love Theme From "Superman") 7:42
Written-By - John Williams, Leslie Bricusse

Engineer - Bob Hughes
Producer - Bobby Martin , Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey

Krypton is a trademark of DC Comics Inc.. Used by permission.
Format:Vinyl, 12", Promo

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