When not playing Reggae I immediately turn to........

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When not playing Reggae I immediately turn to........

Postby crazydownbeat » Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:45 am

James Brown 8)
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Postby informer » Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:50 am

good choice. (if you mean the 60s/70s stuff)

but there are a lot of obscure funk artists/combos from the 70s which sound as good as the godfather/JBs.

like bob marley in reggae james brown is the tip of an iceberg.
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Postby crazydownbeat » Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:54 am

He's not the only person I turn to but his productions up till the demise of the J.B.'s are often my first port of call.
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Postby crazydownbeat » Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:55 am

please feel free to put yours......
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Postby Anonymous » Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:59 pm

Deep Soul.

Eddie & Ernie, James Carr, Etta James, Doris Duke, O.V.Wright, Mavis Staples, Arthur Alexander and a supporting cast of hundreds of obscure artists.

Respect

Gordon
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Postby Ras Berry » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:02 pm

Lately:

Irma Thomas, Herbie Hancock, Lorraine Ellisson, Orchestra Baobab, Life Without Buildings, Lol Coxhill...

:roll:
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Postby informer » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:11 pm

today i was going once again through some soul compilations.
always the same standard stuff. i don't know where all the
real good stuff is hidden. don't recommend me all that
60s ace/kent/goldmine stuff. I know these comps.

sorry, there must be far better and adventurous stuff from the late 60s/early to mid 70s.

i mean dope sounds with a good portion of soul like
e.g. temptations "Zoom". that's really a dope track with
dub-like effects, 1973 (before the 1st tubby releases)




Andrew Hamilton, All Music Guide:
Zoom is the final Norman Whitfield/The Temptations Motown collaboration. Norman Whitfield composed all seven songs without help from former writing partner Barrett Strong. Why Motown hasn't re-released this compilation on cassette or CD is an unsolved mystery; sure it lacked the big hit, but the LP is a smoker. Dennis never sang harder than he does on "Let Your Hair Down" and "You Got My Soul On Fire"; both songs are lightning fast, and the pulsating rhythms overshadow any melody the songs may have. Damon Harris does his Eddie Kendricks imitation on "I Need You," a pleasant ballad that lacks bite. "Heavenly," led by Richard Street, should have been a significant record, but Motown dropped the ball big time on this one. The pièces de resistance here are the title track, a powerful explosion of social commentary about America entitled "1990," and the futuristic masterpiece " Zoom," where The Temptations takes the listener with them on an imaginary flight to the moon via Norman Whitfield's bag of tricks.
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Postby Varese » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:40 pm

drink
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Postby David » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:47 pm

I turn to either:

- latin american alternative music (lumumba, fabulosos cadillacs, ....)

or

- bert jansch
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Postby ephteeay » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:58 pm

strictly reggae for me... but sometimes i might hear something nice accidentally while passing by somewhere... and i think.. "wow .. there is other nice music" .. but i never get farther than that... still havent had enough reggae these past 10 yrs..so much more yet to discover!!
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Postby JV » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:14 pm

Anything that's good. My very few dislikes are Public Image Ltd and other british pretentious dissonance, On U sounds and most electronica/house stuff. I'd rather listen to Alban Berg'äs atonal operas instead.
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Postby Anonymous » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:17 pm

Informer - have you heard 'let me down easy' by Betty Lavette?

Its my tune of the day. Very nice listening. Cool rhythm, beautiful emotional vocal, orchestral stabs, vibes!

This track has it all in my view.

BS.
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Postby Anonymous » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:22 pm

When not playing Reggae I immediately turn to my Christmas toys.
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Postby Moses » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:27 pm

informer wrote:
sorry, there must be far better and adventurous stuff from the late 60s/early to mid 70s.

i mean dope sounds with a good portion of soul like
e.g. temptations "Zoom". that's really a dope track with
dub-like effects, 1973 (before the 1st tubby releases)



Have you listened to Baby Huey?
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Postby jahboo » Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:33 pm

tortoise ... iron & wine ... or the oldies station (oldies as in motown & stax)
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