Eine Sammlung der verlorenen Aufnahmen von Fast Eddie - eine der
aufregendsten Live Bands des frühen 80ziger Mod Revival mit
Rhythm’n’Blues Einflüssen. Produziert Acid Jazz Gründer Eddie Piller ist
diese Sammlung ein wichtig Zeitzeugnis des Mod Revival und der Acid
Jazz Records Geschichte.
Das neue Album von Stimulator Jones frisch aus seinem Home Studio - in limiterter Auflage auf Vinyl.Auf
seinem neuen Album 'Round Spiritual Ring' kreiert Stimulator Jones eine
friedvollen und positiv-gestimmten Ausblick in die Zukunft und als
Gegensatz zu persönlichen Problemen. Aufgenommen ion Roanoke, Virgina in
seinem Home Studio, ließ er sich von der Umwelt seiner Heimatstadt und
seiner einzigartigen Instrumentensammlung inspirieren.
Limited Icy Blue Color VinylInvludes Mp3 Download Card
For Thee Sacred Souls, the first time is often the charm. The band’s
first club dates led to a record deal with the revered Daptone label;
their first singles racked up more than ten million streams in a year
and garnered attention from Billboard, Rolling Stone, and KCRW; and
their first fans included the likes of Gary Clark Jr., The Black Pumas,
Princess Nokia, and Timbaland. Now, the breakout San Diego trio is ready
to deliver yet another landmark first with the release of their
self-titled debut on Daptone Records. “Every step of the way has
just been so organic,” says drummer Alex Garcia. “Things just seem to
happen naturally when the three of us get together.”Indeed,
there’s something inevitable about the sound of Thee Sacred Souls, as if
Garcia and his bandmates—bassist Sal Samano and singer Josh Lane—have
been playing together for a lifetime already. Produced by Bosco Mann
(aka Daptone co-founder Gabriel Roth), Thee Sacred Souls is a warm and
textured record, mixing the easygoing grace of sweet ’60s soul with the
grit and groove of early ’70s R&B, and the performances are utterly
intoxicating, with Lane’s weightless vocals anchored by the rhythm
section’s deep pocket and infectious chemistry. Hints of
Chicano, Philly, Chicago, Memphis, and even Panama soul turn up here,
and while it’s tempting to toss around labels like “retro” with a
deliberately analog collection like this, there’s also something
distinctly modern about the band that defies easy categorization, a
rawness and a sincerity that transcends time and place.
Includes MP3 Download Card
Charles Bradley wird am 5. April sein zweites Album Victim of Love
veröffentlichen. Der Nachfolger seines hochgelobten Debüts No Time for
Dreaming erscheint auf dem Daptone Records Sublabel Dunham Records.Der
64-jährige “Screaming Eagle of Soul” wurde von Kritikern wie Fans
gleichermaßen gefeiert. No Time for Dreaming, veröffentlicht im Januar
2011, wurde zu einer der bestverkauften Independent-Platten des Jahres
und platzierte sich in den Jahresbestenlisten von GQ, Esquire, SPIN,
MOJO, Paste Magazine, Mother Jones und vielen mehr. Außerdem trat
Bradley mit Sharon Jones & Grace Potter in The Tonight Show with Jay
Leno auf, war in diversen Episoden von Last Call with Carson Daly zu
sehen und performte Anfang des Jahres in der BBC-Show Later … with Jools
Holland.Seit seinem Live-Durchbruch im Rahmen der SXSW 2001,
der ihn auf den Titel des SXSWorld Magazins brachte, hatte Charles vor
ausverkauften Häusern und auf Festivals unter anderem in ganz
Nordamerika, Europe, Australien gespielt. Darunter so renommierte
Festivals wie Bonnaroo, das Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits,
Bumbershoot, Outside Lands, Montreux, Roskilde, Flow Festival, All
Tomorrow's Parties, das Vienna Jazz Festival, das Calgary Folk Festival
und das Winnipeg Folk Festival. Er war auf dem Cover des Pollstar und
bei den Inaugural A2IM Libera Awards wurde er als “Road Warrior of the
Year” geehrt. "Every brass blast and chicken scratch could have
come straight off a 1968 Stax Records release, but it's Bradley's
ragged, resilient powerhouse singing that makes this soul..." - Rolling
Stone "While there were plenty of great debut albums in 2011,
it's hard to top the one by this 63-year-old soul throwback. Turning a
lifetime of troubles into this triumph, Bradley shows that you don't
need to reinvent a genre to be at its forefront." - AOL Spinner "[No
Time For Dreaming] might be the best thing the label's ever released, a
howling, hooting affair fit for end times or just the end of the
night." - GQ "Bradley's success is a result of his music, which
overflows with the ingredient most crucial to soul music - soul... he
sounds battered and bruised but still standing. He aches but is never
angry. There's heartbreak but also hope. In a sea of acts tagged as
'throwback soul' or 'retro soul,' Bradley is neither - he's the real
thing." - Washington Post "This man's sound reminds us of the
best moonshine-soaked, sweat-drenched Mississippi juke joint we were
lucky enough to frequent. Don't miss it." - LA Weekly "Bradley
is a classic showman. He sells every syllable, dropping to his knees,
outstretching his arms, shaking his hips. And that voice, both pleading
and plaintive, anguished and extraordinary." - Los Angeles Times
A bag full of rare rhythm & blues, mod-jazz, soul, and mid 70s funk.
Side A starts with rhythm & blues and jazz from the 1960s. The first three tracks were pulled from hopelessly obscure 7" singles. Macy & Company are responsible for the first 'aha' moment. Their version of 'Sixteen Tons' would have certainly astounded even Tennessee Ernie Ford. A truly fantastic version indeed! 'Snatchin' It Back' completes the first side with a furious big band jazz cut.
Side B is all about mod-jazz. 'Undun' is just like 'Big Boy' a sure-shot for any dancefloor. Rare Groove DJs will have a lot of fun spinning these tunes in a club. Admittedly, the next one is a strange cut. 'See How You Are' was recorded on a whim when they two composers were spontaneously pulled into a studio. High time for 'aha' effect #2. Many bands have tried their hands on a cover version of the Lee Morgan jazz classic, one of them being Mr. Palumbo. Listen closely to Dianne Elliott's contribution as it is a highlight for sure despite the fact von Frau Elliott.
Side C begins with 'aha' effect #3 and a fantastic cover version of Gerald Wilson's 'Viva Tirado'. 'Blue Jamaica', is the second track on Movements 11 were a vibraphone is the lead instrument. 'Bawana Jinde' is a wild, wailing blast of percussive instrumental explosion while 'The Creeper' is the perfect choice to finish this side.
Side D is reserved for proper 1970s funk. The flip side of Reunion's sole 45rpm single was included on a previous Tramp compilation album. 'A Brighter Day' has not been compiled yet. 'Real Life', 'Syrene' and 'Breezy' are all prime examples how mid 70s funk has to sound . A dream for B-Boys and B-Girls.
Those of you who have been enjoying the detective work of the people behind the label over the past 18 years know that the Movements series can be easily considered as the flagship compilation series on Tramp. So, after having listened to the entire selection of this brand new volume we sincerely hope that we will have achieved our aim to surprise, delight, and enlighten you once again!
Liner notes reference the New Orleans Funk series as well as Saturday Night Fish Fry (New Orleans Funk And Soul) and New Orleans Soul (The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1966-76), previously released on Soul Jazz Records.