Friday, November 21, 2003

Radio Ping Pong with Rob Weisberg

Hello Y'all,

A couple times a year Rob Weisberg is kind enough to ask me to bring a box of records and go track to track for 2 hours. For the first hour we have decided to have Spain (Rob) go up against Latin America (Pat.). Sometimes it can get hectic sometimes it is smooth but it is always a lot of fun.

Here's our last bout...
(Rob being a gentleman let me go first)

Allegre All-Stars: Manteca
African System Orch: Baby Agnes
Bobby Valentin: Guarabembere 7"
Fairuz: Ya Ghozayel
Bob Rosengarden and friends: Like Bongos
Phil Woods: Zorba The Greek / Greek Cooking / Impulse
Little Joe and the Embers: Oye Como Va
TP Polyrhytmo de Cotonou: No Te Faches Pa / 0+0
Menique Y Kako: Kako's Boogaloo / Sock It To Me
Dr. Nico: Sookie / Dr. Nico and the Orch African Fiesta / African
Willie Bobo: Broasted or Fried
Hugh Masekela's Union of South Africa: Shebeen
The Pazant Brothers: Juicy Lucy 7"
SDV Swing Band: School In / Various Artists: Ice Cream and Suckers
Louie Ramirez: Lucy's Spanish Harlem
Geeta Dutt: Mera Naam Chin Chin Choo
TNT Band: The Meditation 7"
Noormadiah: Temptation / Various Artists: Malayan Love Songs
Ozzie Torrens: Boogaloo in Apartment 41
Mekongo: Bikut Si / President
Bwana: La Jurumba / Bwana / Caytronics
Ndala and the Super Five: Metsoale Eaka / 7"
Machito: Soul American / Machito Goes To Memphis / RCA
Mphrayana and the Cannibals: Babsy Mlangeni
Candido: Jump Back / 7" / Blue Note
The Movers: Phefeni Special Pt. 1 / Soweto Inn / RCA
Porfito Jimenez and Orch: El Sabor Se Te Acabo / 7" / Mercury
Souzy Kasseya: Uta Ndima Tony / 7"
Cal Tjader: Mambero

Sunday November 23rd - WFMU - Radio Ping Pong with Rob Weisberg. Transpacific Sound Paradise: Popular and Unpopular Music from Around the World with Rob Weisberg is heard on Sundays 8-10pm on WFMU 91.1 FM in the New York Metropolitan area and 90.1 in New York's Hudson Valley.

Monday, November 17, 2003

Sabroso! - We Are BACK!

Hey Y'all,
We are back!. If you can make I'd love to see you all. In the past 5 weeks I have picked up a few great things. We had the first DC's Tavern Record Swap and of course the "Dollar Guys" at WFMU provided some great slabs of wax.

A few choice finds:
Ramon Marquez - Mambo USA b/w Mambo India
Mongo Santamaria - Mongo's Boogaloo b/w Old Cloths
Mongo Santamaria - Yeh! Yeh! b/w Get The Money
Johnny Colon - Mambo Suzie

For the Soul/Funk portion of the night...

Candi Staton - I'd Rather Be An Old Man's Sweetheart (Than a Young Man's Fool)
Isley's - Get Into Something Pt 1 and 2
Howlin' Wolf - Evil b/w Tailgunner
Marvin Gaye - You're The Man - Pt 1 and 2
The Mar-Keys - Grab This Thing - Pt 1 and 2
Gunga Din - Snake Pit b/w Crabcakes
The Honey Drippers - Impeach The President
Mighty Groove Makers - Let's Dance Some Mo Pt 1 and 2

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

New Records!

Between the FMU record fair and The DC's Tavern monthly Swap I have gotten some great records. A few of these were off the internet as well.

Recent finds buys and trades:
"Mama's Got a Bag of Her Own" (End) - Anna King
"Talking Loud and Saying Nothing" (Polydor - Japan) - James Brown
"You're the Man" Pt 1 and 2 - (Tamla) - Marvin Gaye
The Incredible Jimmy Smith - "Bucket!" - Little LP - (Blue Note) - Jimmy Smith
"The Son of Man" - (Prestige) - Houston Person
"Fat Mama b/w The Raven" - (Fantasy) - Woody Herman
"My Philosophy" Single Edit and Instrumental - (Jive) - Boogie Down Productions
"I Loves You Porgy b/w Yours and Mine (Instro)" - (Bethlehem) - James Brown
"Impeach The President" - (Alaga) - Honey Drippers
"See - F b/w Makin' It With You" - (Eastbound) - Ceasar Frazier
"Keep it Steady (Brecker Bump) b/w If You Wanna Boogie Forget It/Sneakin' Up Behind You" - (Arista) - The Brecker Brothers
Herbie Hancock:
"Palm Grease" Promo (Mono/Stereo) - (Columbia)
"Palm Grease b/w Butterfly" - (Columbia)
"Spank-A-Lee b/w Actual Proof" - (Columbia)
"Hot Dawgit b/w Tambura" - (Columbia) - Ramsey Lewis and Earth Wind and Fire
"Mambo USA b/w Mambo India" - (Fiesta) - Ramon Marquez and His Orchestra

Monday, September 15, 2003

Aint Crack Great! Waitng for Hurricane Isabel

Hey Y'all,
Got some great new 45s to spin in the wee hours this week. The Diplomats of Solid Sound sent along three new slabs of tasty treats. "Pork Chop" on Estrus Records, "Bullfrog Boo-Ga-Loo"/"Willie's Theme" on Prescription and a 4 track EP on Butterfly. Also The New Process (Poet of Rhythm side project) slammin' 45 "Freedom"/"Bus People Theme," Now and Again Records re-issue and the Hip-Club issue The Soul 69 doing their "Theme". Boo-ga-loo your ass to Maxwell's and let's get some action in before Isabel, the damn hurricane, hits.

Other new gems:
No CD player but have you heard "The Ocillator" by James Taylor Quartet this is fantastic also the Express Rising LP is amazing. Got a Copy of Cypress Hill's - "Los Grandes Exitos en Espanol" and hope to spin some of this soon. Happy happy joy joy.

"Let's Dance Some Mo" Pt 1 and 2 - (Peanut Country Records) - Mighty Groove Makers
"Soul Clappin' b/w Rappin" - (Marquee Records) - The Buena Vistas
"Bo Diddley b/w Slippin' and Slidin'" - Promo (Cameo) - Carroll Brothers
"Down and Out In New York City b/w Mama's Dead" - (Polydor) - James Brown - The Creator
"Evil b/w Taligunner" - (Cadet Concept) - Howlin' Wolf
"Mombo Suzie" - Johnny Colon b/w "On Campus" - Dickie Goodman
"Get Into Something" Pt 1 and 2 - (T-Neck) - Isley Brothers
"Thank You Baby" Pt 1 and 2 - (Don King Productions Inc.) - Leone Thomas

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

The Sugarman 3 / Lee Fields Live at Maxwell's

Hey Yall,
I'll be handling the vinyl presentation at , the Sugarman 3 / Lee Fields show this coming Saturday (Sat. August 16th 10 p.m. $10) at Maxwell's in Hoboken. Ever since the arrival of Hank I haven't been able to get out much, so it is nice when some cool shit comes to my backdoor.

"Vital Viscus"

Some delights that should grace the platter:
James Brown - "The Drunk"
Jimmy McGriff - "The Worm"
Willie Tell & The Overtures "Kick Back"
Willard Burton & The Funky Four - "Funky In Here"
Busey's Soulbenders - "Soul Power (Part 1)"
Clifton White - "The Warm Up (Part 1)"
George Semper - "Get Out My Life Woman"
Louis Chachere "The Hen"
and much much more. Dancing is alwyas allowed!

Monday, February 10, 2003

Sabroso! - Going heavy on the Boo-Ga-Loo

Hey Y'all,
Going heavy on the Boo-Ga-Loo this Tuesday. Last week ran it down Mongo's Way. The LP of the same name could be one of my favorites. If you don't know it, it is on Atalantic. Boo-ga-loo your butts over to Hoboken for some great food and I hope the music aint that bad.

Expect to hear the following and more:
Monguito Santamaria - "Hey Sister"
Bobby Matos "Caliente y Grasoso
The Lat-Teens - "Smoke Shop"
Louie Ramirez - In the Heart of Spanish Harlem (LP)
El Gran Combo - "Gran Combos Boogaloo"
Orchestra Harlow - "Freak Off"
Ralphie Martinez and His National Combo- Cool Man!