Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Primitive Sound System - Maxwell's - Tuesday, November 30 at 9PM

Hello Y'all,
This week features some new acquisitions as well as more records from the many unsorted boxes in my studio. I think I am coming down to the last of them but of course there are more Garage, Gate and Estate Sales right around the corner. As always the mix is all over the musical map. Diggin' The Crates can bring you some real surprises as well as a fresh way to look at some familiar territory. Also along for the ride this week are some Prog Rock LPs. From what I can tell there is no one playing in the back room tonight.

- pat.

Primitive Sound System and the continuing food stylings of el Diablo Every Tuesday! (9PM - 2AM)

1039 Washington Street
Hoboken New Jersey
(201) 653-1703

The 45s:
New finds and some more from old "$5 The Whole Box" purchases...
* = New
** = "$5 Whole Box" purchases
*Barney Bungle & Klarence Kleen - "The U.F.O. Landing" b/w "Martian Walk" (Partee cat. PBA - 1302 (PM-01335-PL))
Yet another great instrumental in a short-line of B-side organ instrumentals I have found hiding on some well known and not so well known Dickie Goodman style Cut-Ups. This one is pretty great with a screaming sax through-out.
The following are older ones I have collected over the years:

Lou Toby And His Heavies - "Heavy Steppin' " (Peach-Mint cat. AR-6065-B)
John & Ernest - ("Super Fly Meets Shaft") b/w "Problems" (Rainy Wednesday Records cat. RW-201)
John & Ernest - ("Soul President number One") b/w "Crossover" (Rainy Wednesday Records cat. RW-201)
Dickie Goodman - ("The Touchables") b/w "Martian Melody" (Mark-X Records Co. cat. 8009)
Johnny Colon - "(Dickie Goodman - "On Campus") b/w "Mambo Suzie" (Cotique cat. C-158)

**Neal Ford and The Fanatics - "Bitter Bells" b/w "Don't Tie Me Down" (Tantara cat. T-1101)
"Don't Tie Me Down" starts off like "We Gotta Get Outa This Place" but then moves in its own delightfully moody Garage ways. Nice snarling vocal and a simple, solid backing although a bit poppy. "Bitter Bells" is a bit more stylized but still manages to hit on all the right Gargey cliches. Good one and I guessing this is from Texas.

**North Atlantic Invasion Force - "Blue And Green Gown" (Congressional Records cat. 999 (C-1767))
I have heard other tracks by this group and one in particular "Elephant in My Tambourine" sticks out because of the name only. This track is a bit more of what I like in a Garage tune. Sounds similar to the Neal Ford track in it's poppier moments but for the most part this is a Garage track through and through. I did found out that this is Connecticut Garage Rock. Maybe that is why it lacks edge.

**Sonny & Cher - "It's Gonna Rain" (ATCO cat. 45-6539 (65C-9026))
OK, so "I Got You Babe" is a classic 60's Pop Song but I never even thought of turning this baby over. BANG! The B-side is a mid-tempo 60's Garage tune that'll shake your ass. If you can't make your way around the floor when this one is on then you're jaded or deaf. Not really much going on lyrically (Sonny talking is way through most of it) but this one is about the groove. Nice surprise.

*Lee Fields Featuring The Expressions - "Do You Love Me (Like You Say You Do)" b/w "Honey Dove" (Truth & Soul cat. TS-004-45)
*The Mighty Imperials - "Thunder Chicken" b/w "Chico's Barnyard" (Daptone Records cat. DAP-1018)
*Rickey Calloway & The Crack Mirrow Band - "Tell Me Pt. 1 & 2" (Kay-Dee Records cat. KD-004)

*Wilson Pickett - "Take A Closer Look At The Woman You're With" promo copy (RCA cat. DJHO-0049 (APBO-0049))
Damn. Wicked Wilson Pickett remained Wicked longer than I knew. Very cool stop start intro similar to Action Film Soundtracks of the time. Super Fly gets name checked over the "Shaft" style beat and the band then quotes the theme from "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly," not a bad start. The track grooves its way threw some nice screams from Mr. Pickett and fine musical a vocal accompaniment. Weirdly this track makes me think I don't own enough Bobby Womack or Wilson Pickett.

*Curtis Mayfield - "Do Do Wap Is Strong In Here (Edit) b/w "Need Someone To Love" (Curtom cat. CMS 0131)
This has always been one of my favorite Curtis tunes. Flawless opening guitar solo that moves over a Jazzy groove and some propulsive congas. This is from the soundtrack of the movie "Short Eyes" (Short Eyes is the prison term for a pedophile and the film is based on a play by Miguel Pinero). On LP this could be the only track Curtis curses on which is not necessarily one of the reasons why I like this track so much but it sure doesn't hurt. Once again like his superb soundtrack to "Super Fly" Curtis makes music that stands on its own with or without the visuals.

*War - "Low Rider" (United Artists Records cat. UA-XW706-Y (UAST-15793))
This is a picture sleeve copy. The one side has the "Why Can't We Be Friends" LP art on it and the other has a beautiful photo of a man in his ride. Oh yeah, this is "Low Rider" one of the best songs of all time.

*Betty La Vette - "My Train's Comin' In" (Silver Fox cat. SF-24 (711-978))
I have been digging this sound a lot over the past year; Hard Rocking Soul Sisters if you will. This track rolls along nicely with some wonderful vocal and music aggression. I need more of these... NOW!

*Foxy - "Trouble" (Double Shot Records cat. #153 (DS-353)

*The Ramrods - "Soultrain" - (Rampage cat. 1000 (R-100 & 1))
So this track is called "Soultrain" at least that is what it says on both sides of the 45 yet one is 2:30 and the other 1:30. There is no designation to part one or two which I think is really cool. The track skips along and picks up steam with a guitar solo which fades slightly to the back of the train on the shorter side. When ever I hear this 45 I wish I was in the studio so I could have heard the rest of this jam.

**Society's Children - "White Christmas" (ATCO cat.45-6538 (67C-13438-PL) - Arr. by Irving Spice (A Touch of Spice)
Society's Children give the Beach Boys a good run for their money on this extremely cheerful version of "White Christmas." Each year I like to find at least one more Christmas record and oddly enough found this one in the unsorted boxes. Lucky me, lucky you and of Merry Christmas.

*"The Alone Phone" - "Here's a disc with a couple of groovy tunes about..."
Ma Bell's got ill-communication! This one is a paper disc obviously ripped from a magazine advertisement - "At NY Telephone we're hip to your privacy..." "An Alone Phone it's really out-of-sight." The songs are a bit groovy so there is truth in advertising. The first version is a bit poppy while the second is pretty damn good. It has a dry vocal and Garagey melody driven by piano instead of organ. Like current automobiles I don't think I will be talking about any current "jingles" 30 years from now so needless to say I am pretty impressed.

*Methodist Hospital of Brooklyn - "Chapel Music and "Our Dream" by Vernon Stutzman, Director"
Very weird with cool vocal bits for snacking.

*Budweiser Showdown - "We Got The Juice - WBLS 107.5 FM" (Showdown Records BS1027 (SO17415)) B-side of local winner Tyrone Davis, Glen Stewart & Co. - "To John (Lennon)
What the hell is this? The "To John" track is horrendous. I really can't listen to stuff like this. People should not be allowed to do "tributes" if the song would be considered unworthy CRAP even by the likes of the American Idol crowd. Is American Idol so cleverly titled so that we know what music and people to avoid? Yoko Ono made a recording with the sounds of gunshots at the beginning in tribute to John Lennon. I am not unconvinced she was not trying to shoot these guys. But... the B-side is pretty damn good complete with Budweiser ad intro. This is a tribute I can get behind. Electro Boogie ode to Frankie Crocker and BLS produced by Crocker himself. Echo, guitars, shout outs and some of the cheesiest synth drums money could buy. Get your hands up in the air and shakem' like you just don't care. By the way the clearest recorded vocal part is when they are repeating "Frankie's got the juice, BLS' got the juice." All this beauty is capped off by another Bud ad. This all comes wrapped in a picture sleeve.

*Rascals - "Jungle Walk" (Columbia cat. 4-45649 (ZSS 156956))
The Rascals have always been a favorite of mine yet I don't own many of their records. You hear a track from one record and it is mind blowing and then the rest of the LP just doesn't live up to that track. The one thing that is obvious on all of their LPs is that they can run a funky groove pretty damn convincingly. Their later LPs include performances that include Joe Farrell, Alice Coltrane, Ron Carter and many others. "Jungle Walk" is one of their genuinely funky tracks (think somewhere between Parliament and Funkadelic - there is a place between there, I checked).

*The Romeos - "Juicy Lucy" (Mark II Records cat. M-101 (J-1B))
So this is the definition of fun. Flute conquers all on this the happiest of tunes. Believe it or not the flute on this track helps it from getting beat up at recess. The Boing Boing Boing bass line and the "chorus" need to be smacked around a bit if you ask me. All in all I actually like this track and all its Loungey goodness.

*Jose Madrigal Orchestra - "Azuquito Con Leche" and "Mambo Diablo" (Gateway Records cat. 148-AA (81718))
Old big band style Latin tracks are so much fun to listen to. This one has some great bass and wild percussion throughout. The real winner is the far more aggressive "Mambo Diablo" with it's driving dance beat.

*Irving Fields Trio - "Cuban Mambo" (Fiesta Record Company cat. 45-056 (F 98))
Everybody Mambo! This is a bit happy and feels like this is something that may have been played in Hotels rather than Clubs. Irving Fields piano playing makes me feel he is channelling the Marx Brothers which isn't a bad thing. I don't think I will go looking for much more of Irving Fields' music although I will be sure to play this with my Eddie Cano record.

*The Latin All Stars (Music Consultant - Tito Puente - Produced by Franf Peri - "Mi Chinna" b/w "Santa Isabel" (both tracks are Cha Cha Cha)(Roper Records (Special Series) cat. XX-503-A)
The Roper Label appears to be a private label for a dance studio. I will probably grab more of these next time I see my buddy because it seems he bought the whole series. "Mi Chinna" is a bit straight forward but played quite nicely. Sounds like it was recorded in a large space like a Webster Hall recording. "Santa Isabel" is a great Beny More track featuring a flute and some Montuno style piano. The track moves with real excitement.

*Eddie Barclay and His Orch - "Neu Piao" (Tico (el rey del mambo) cat. 45-249 (45-TR-998))
**Shirley & Lee - "Let The Good Times Roll" (Aladdin cat. 45-3325 (NO-2688))
**Les Paul - "Goofus" (Capitol cat. F1192 (45-6538))
**Betty Wright - "Clean Up Woman" (Alston cat. A-4601 (AL-23160LY)) Written by Reid-Clarke and Arranged by "Little Beaver"
**The Isley Brothers - "Shout - Part 1 and Part 2" (RCA Gold Standard Series cat. 447-0589) Great sounding re-issue.
**Johnny Nash "I Can See Clearly Now" (Epic cat. 5-10902 (ZSS 156984))

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Primitive Sound System at Maxwell's Tuesday 11-23-04

Hello Y'all,
It's a short work week so there is no reason you can't drink straight through until Thursday. I didn't really plan on any food songs and I don't own "Alice's Restaurant." The below songs seem to be very drum heavy... drum breaks... drum sticks. Ah, OK, there it is. That's about as close as I am going to get to a food song this week. I'll leave the theme sets to the pros this week. Happy Thanksgiving and remember eat till it hurts and that goes for giving as well.

- pat.

Primitive Sound System and the continuing food stylings of el Diablo Every Tuesday! (9PM - 2AM)

1039 Washington Street
Hoboken New Jersey
(201) 653-1703

The 45s:

Panic Button - "Hitch It To A Mule" (Chalom Records cat. 101-A)
The opening of this 45 is a bit deceiving. It seems a bit more cheery than what is to follow it suddenly veers toward a raw groove and we're off. Maybe this is the result of trying to hitch something to a mule. Apparently it is a harder task than was first determined. As a drummer drums mean everything to me in a song to me. "Hitch it to the Mule" has some Duck's Ass tight drumming. No real breakbeat but skin snapping accuracy and a heavy handedness I can back.

Junior Wells - "Up In Heah" b/w "Junior's Groove" (Bright Star cat. 149 (BS-10470))
Junior Wells is too cool and this vocal version backed by the instrumental is reason e'nuff. One of the legends of 50's Blues Harp and he had a funk period as well. I was never a big fan of blues until I heard what Chicago had to offer. Loud production, loud drums and a signature harp solo.

Arlean Brown - "Impeach Me Baby" (LaNoRmAyA Records cat. 3939)
A Blues romp about getting impeached from a relationship is a pretty great thing especially when it comes with a nice open drum and guitar intro. "Stop treating me like Nixon at the Watergate." Damn that's good. Ms. Brown goes from admitting her cheating ways to throwing it in his face that she can get another man in a minute. "Her Man" strikes back with a campaign of his own but don't think Arlean ain't going to get in the last word. Her cheating and conniving ways don't me shit; just set her free.

Betty Davis - "If I'm n Luck I Might Get Picked Up" (Just Sunshine Records cat. JSA-503 (MB 2730 1-S-RE))
HOLY SHIT! I love this song so much. Betty Davis scared the shit out of Miles but not before turning him on to some great music, nuff said. Sweet Miss Mabry grew up to be one bad ass chic. She's wigglin' her fanny and raunchy dancing. OK, I'm game. Did I mention she is vicious trickin' as well and by the way it's just her night out. The band is down, dirty and mean but nothing can hold a candle to her. I have this with a picture sleeve thanks to my brother.

Ray Barretto - "Hard Hands" (Fania cat. 477 A)
Piano, Congas and horns pound the hell out of this tune with equal muscle. Basically a vehicle for Barretto to to what he does best GROOVE BABY! "Hard hands, get it together" what the hell does that even mean? One of Barretto's baddest grooves and he knows it, that's what.

Lonnie Smith - "Move Your Hand - Part 1" (Blue Note cat. BN-1955 (BN 4811 A))
Hands down one of my favorite Blue Note 7s. Dr. Lonnie has a very unique voice which works so perfectly with this tune.

All Points Bulletin Band - "Sexy Ways - Pretty Legs - Pt. 1" (Little City Records LCR-10102 (LCR-1942-M-1))
Gotta love a song that starts with the band conversing about what to do on a nice day, "I got, it let's go down to the playground..." "Yeah, yeah man..." WHAT? Despite having some short eyes this track kicks it in an Ohio Players way like no other. Nice ensemble funk playing with some fuzzy guitar, heavy drums and organ. Of course the vocals are punctuated with horns and thick cut bass. Great yet troubling.

Nilson - "Rainmaker" (RCA cat. 74-0761 (WPKS-0368))
Nilson was a very bizarre buddy of John Lennon. "Rainmaker" is proof of this bizarreness; Countrified, pop music, with an open drum break that ends up sounding like a heavy Bubblegum anthem. Perfect, it's a keeper. The song seems to champion the arrival of the "Rainmaker" on very hot Summer day Kansas but he comes for a price. OK, it's hot and they need the rain. Then what the hell is with the chorus' of "Rain rain go away?" Look this guy brought you water, one the elements important to survival. Ingrates. I hope it keeps pissing on Kansas.

1910 Fruitgum Co. - "Indian Giver" (Buddah Records cat. BDA 91 (BUD 5181))
Heavy drums lead of this Bubblegum classic, I guess we're on the warpath. It's a real tale of a broken heart. He really sounds duped by this thing called love. Thank God the sounds of a broken heart include buzzing organ lines and driving drums. The B-side is an ode to Howdy Doody. The lyrics are funny, happy and a bit crazy. "Bring back Howdy Doody, I've got to see it one more time!" Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, the song is called "Pow Wow" and I always assumed it was a backward version of "Indian Giver." Silly me, tricks are for kids. Spin it backward. You know, how Satan listens to his vinyl.

Shocking Blue - "Acka Ragh" (Colossus cat. C 116 (CO 1023))
Don't forget to sign up early for open drum (break) night. WEEE! clocklike drums and electric sitar/guitar sounds. Grab the hookah and you're sitting on top of the world. Shocking Blue probably made other records than their wonderful S/T LP on Colossus (in fact I know they made several) but I have never heard any of them. "Acka Ragh" alone makes it difficult to seek the others out. If their other efforts are better some one tell me but for now this is bliss.

Bob Dylan - "From a Buick 6" (Columbia cat. 4-43389 (ZSO 11387))
This picture sleeve can't hold a candle to Betty Davis but the design is pretty awesome. Car songs are always great and Dylan dials in with one of the few Dylan songs I can sit through. Great instrumental romp backing (Bobby Greg, Mike Bloomfield, Harvey Brooks, Paul Griffin and Al Kooper) that could be the Stones with the strained voice of Bob Dylan barking out a story of his woman. "She brings me everything and more, just like I said!" I was once talking to the MCA Good Guy that worked at Downstairs Records. He was telling what was wrong with Dyke from Dyke and the Blazers voice. "Sounds like steam escaping a radiator. I don't know how you can listen to that..." I said "Do you like Dylan?" and he said of course. I believe I smiled and walked away.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Primitive Sound System at Maxwell's Tuesday 11-15-04

Hello Y'all,
This Tuesday, Ian McLagan (Muleskinners, Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, etc, etc...), one of the few true "Rock Legends" I can back is playing at Maxwell's. My first concert without parental chaperone was Rod Stewart at Madison Square Garden in 1979. Granted, this was not the classic early lineup but going to this show was of the utmost importance to me. "Every Picture Tells A Story" was at the time one of my top 5 favorite LPs of all time (it still has holds a high rating). Regardless of the originals on "Every Picture..." Stewart and crew nail covers of several amazing tunes but known stayed with me longer than the blistering "(I Know) I'm Losing You." As I looked deeper and deeper into the catalog I learned and tracked the beginnings of "Every Picture..." Of course the Small Faces and the Faces were at the core of those beginnings. Soon it was apparent that three of the bands that I consider the greatest bands of all time had major connections (The Faces, The Rolling Stones and The Who). Members of all three bands play on many solo projects as well as permanent roles in the Stones and The Who taken from the Faces lineup. It should be obvious to most but it seems I usually have to point this out when discussing British rock; when the Stones and The Who were looking to fill vacancies in their line-ups where did they looked first? In the Stones case there are even conspiracy theories about foul-play to make room for a member they already knew they wanted. Kenny Jones is no Keith Moon but equally Keith Moon was no Kenny Jones. One member goes almost un-noticed throought this story but his timeless style drives the groove as much as the drummers in question. Ian Mc Lagan's style on keys owes more to Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff than Little Richard or Jerry Lee. McLagan is down right funky and can swing a hinge right off a gate. This should be a good night for all.

Also on the bill is Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Danny & Dusty). Dream Syndicate are easily one of the best bands to come from the 80's California Underground. Wynn continues to impress with every new release and recently has been doing Flamin' Groovies covers in support of the "Lost In The Grooves" book. Wynn's chapter is about the Groovies very Stonesesque "Jump In The Night."

Primitive Sound System and the continuing food stylings of el Diablo Every Tuesday! (9PM - 2AM)

1039 Washington Street
Hoboken New Jersey
(201) 653-1703

Red Holloway - "Monkey Sho' Can Talk" (Prestige cat. PR 45-287 A)
Sometimes things are not what they seem. Mr Holloway has a knack for doing that. His "Gettin' It" track on his own label is one of the funkiest 45s I own. "Monkey Sho' Can Talk" is one of the best Garage Instrumentals I own. Oh, by-the-way Mr Holloway is a Jazz musician. A very well respected one at that.

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - "Dobbin' With Redd Foxx" (Prestige cat. 45-171 A)
Not really sure what this has to do with Redd Foxx. Maybe he and Lockjaw were buddies. This is another late night groover with sax soloing over a swirling organ and conga laced backing. The song moves through a true 50's style chu'ch organ solo that can whip any audience into a great mood before going out on a restatement of the theme over a more driving conga. More jazz for the jukebox. Damn I love this stuff.

Big Sambo & The House Wreckers - "At The Party" (Eric Records cat. 7003)
This is a screamer plain and simple. Big Sambo sounds very big and he really is kicking up some dust "At The Party." I wish most records sounded like this but maybe it's best they don't because this party never gets boring to me. I give this one - !!!!!

Christian Garros Et Son Orchestre - "Rockin' With Garros" (Columbia cat. ESDF 1131)
Big Band leader and one time Jacques Loussier drummer Christian Garros tries his hand at this thing called rock. Seems like he may have learned how to Rock from watching too many Looney Tunes cartoons. My personal favorite is "Chat Chat Rock" where it is HORRIBLY apparent that this is "Cha Cha Cha." What's up with the Chat Chat? Ah, the French so almost there when it comes to Rock.

Jody Williams - "Moanin' For Molasses" (Nike cat. 1013 (ZTSC 83641))
I have recently heard a few versions of "Moanin' For Molasses" none even come close to the Jody Williams version. Style and attitude cut the groove deep. If this was a fight you'd already be dead.

The "Noc-A-Bouts" - "Jungle Safari" (United Artists cat UA 126 x (45-S-116))
A stroll through the jungle for sure. Animal and monkey sounds over constant moans, horns and someone beating an organ. Suddenly a maniacal laugh and the most spastic drum roll this side of The Haze himself send you screaming on your way. The native sure do sound restless. Hey, yo!

"The Wailers" - "Tall Cool One" (Golden Crests Records cat. CR-518 (36591))
WEEEEEE! Classic Garage Instrumental time! This song is so great. The intro sways you quietly masking what is to come when suddenly everyone kicks in full bore and knocks you on your ass. This happens a few times and then the song fades. Que, play, repeat...

The Balloon Farm - "Question of Tempature" (Laurie Records Inc. cat. LR 3405 DJ (U4KM-8676))
When I was a kid one of my first obsessions were the sounds of 60's Garage and Psych. Every week I would wait for Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland like a hippo waiting for his fix of tranquilizers from Marlin Perkins. One of the songs that still gives me chills is "Question..." This defines the genre for me. Fuzzed guitars, organ and a snot nosed vocal sickly warning all that he's got it bad...

Jools Holland - "Boogie Woogie '78" (Deptford Fun City Records cat. DFC03)
Everybody do the mess around. It must have sucked for Jools to be born years too late. Luckily he is talented enough to make it all work when it could have all come out so wrong for mere mortals. Simple recording quality with dueling piano and organ, scratchy electric guitar licks that never seem out of place and of course Jools, Jools, Jools.

Harmon Bethea - "Roaches" (Musicor cat. MUS-1483B)
OK, look you should not leave your food out on the table over night. True as that may be apparently The Masked Man had pockets full of those crazy critters.

Mad Dog & The Pups - "Hip Squeeze" (Magic City cat. 4519 (45B1A)
I picture Mad Dog and The Pups as being 13-16 years old, maybe even younger. This is some funky shit for little kids to be laying down. Please don't ever ruin this image for me if you know the truth. "Mad Dog, no funk for you and the Pups until you straighten up your room."

Jimmy Vick and The Victors - "Take A Trip" (Cherry cat. 7888 A (10723))
SCREAMING! From start to finish this wicked little slab of melting wax spits at you and dares you to ignore it. Everything about this trip is double-time and out of control... "YEAH YEAH YEAH WOOO BABY!"

Specks Williams - "We Gave The Drummer Some" (Jax cat. A - 117)
Jazzy little tune with guitar more the feature than the drums is intro'd in the most polite announcement that "We gave the drummer some." After hours with just one person on the dance floor (if you can call it that); more like the space between the stage and the pool table. The shades pulled and the lights are low and all the pickled patrons are doing their best to draw one more from the barkeep.

Slim Harpo - "I've Got My Finger On Your Trigger" (Excello Records cat. 2309 (8767))
Slim gets funky in a Tony Joe White kinda way. Horns and electric keys pound away over a funky back beat. After some smooth vocals harmonica and a bit of fuzzed out electric guitar run the groove out.

Little Willie John - "I'm Shakin' " (King cat.45-5342 (45-K10575))
Little Willie John has one of the most distinct voices on record. Every word sounds like he is mocking your very existence. When he proclaims he is shaking you can tell he has fallen hard for the affection of his lady. Something tells me he may have used this line on more than a few of his ladies. "I'm noi-vous and I'm shakin'."

The Dap-Kings - "Nervous Like Me" (Kay-Dee Records cat. KD003)
This is the most brutal and heavy track ever by the perennially funky Dap-Kings. Many years back I got into a somewhat heated discussion with Mr. Gabriel Roth about his musically output. He was defending his position that he believed (The Dap-Kings, Soul Providers and every other nom de plum/alias they were going under) were as funky as The JBs every were if not more so. Of course 50% of this posturing was pouring out of the belief anyone has for their art and the swagger that comes from defending it or championing it if the case may be. The other 50% was trying to make me feel the same. Guess what, I do believe as Mr Roth. This 45 p(g)ro(o)ves it (proves and grooves it equally). This shit is heavy, it has changes and it just plain kicks ass. Find it, play it, preach it because this is fo' real.

The LPs:
James Brown - "Instrumentals" (King cat. 961)
Thin Lizzy - "Fighting" (Mercury cat. SRM-1-1108)
Ronnie Wood - "Now Look" (Warner Brothers cat. BS 2872 (S41,105))
Randy California - "Kapt. Kopter And The (fabulous) Twirly Birds" (Epic cat. E 31755)
MC5 - "High Time" (Atlantic cat. SD 8285)
and many, many more,,,

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Primitive Sound System at Maxwell's TONIGHT (11-09-04)!

Hello Y’all,
Sorry for the late notice. I will be manning the newly overhauled turntables at Maxwell’s this evening. I promised the Tuesday crew a night of R&B/Soul and Funk and hopefully I will satisfy their jones.

Some of the pulls for this week come from a few fine end of summer harvests. With my recent fatherhood status it’s not always easy to go diggin.’ I have figured out ways of unearthing some gems with a lot less effort than I used to. One of those solutions is to wait for the goodies to come to you. So, off to the FMU Record Fair I went with cash in hand. As I said hello to some friends old and new I walked past many neurotic collector types to the boxes of just two sellers; Mr. Fine Wine and Todd-O Phonic Todd. Considering I DJ Maxwell's every Tuesday (and the only regular DJ at Maxwell's) it is in Todd's best interest that I give him some hard earned green for some future spins. Hook me up he did in a fine way with some Garagey, Groovy and Rockin' bits. Next stop, the land of Wine and Groovies. Easily one of the best stops anyone could make in search of all things Soul, R&B, Funk and Groove. Sharing his real estate with Mr. Solid Hit Soul and the Philly Archives of Dave Brown things here can get a bit overwhelming and out of monetary control real quick. Yikes, I didn't bring enough money.

- pat.


Featuring - Primitive Sound System and the food stylings of el Diablo
Every Tuesday
1039 Washington Street
Hoboken New Jersey
(201) 653-1703

Mr. Fine Wine:
1. Garry & Larry - "Come On (Havin' A Party)" b/w "Garlic Bread" (Goliath 600)
2. Sonny Knight Quartette (Sonny Knight Vocal & Organ) - "Let's Get It On. Part 1 & 2" (Aura Records cat. 88122 (AR-4515))
3. Willie Hobbs And The Dirte Four - "Gloria" b/w "On The Move" (Mercury cat. 72885 (1-43481(2)))
4. Foxy - "Trouble" b/w "I Like The Way You Love Me" (Double Shot Records cat. 153 (DS-353 (327)))
5. Hindal Butts - "In The Pocket" b/w "Welfare Cadillac" (M-S Records cat. M-S 220 (ZTSC-142559(8)))

Todd-O-Phonic Todd:
1. The Spats (featuring Dick Johnson (Arr. & A&R: Ray Pohlman)) - "The Roach" b/w "Gator Tails And Monkey Ribs" (ABC-Paramount cat. 45-10585 (AMP 45-4551(2)))
2. Bob Seger - "If I were a Carpenter" b/w "Jesse James (trad)" (Palladium cat. P1079A(B)
3. Scotty Mc Kay and his Orchestra - "Here Comes Batman" b/w "All Around The World" (Savannah Sound cat. SS-501-A(B))
4. The Strangeloves - "Night Time" b/w "Rhythm Of Love" (Bang Records cat. B - 514 (W - 10049(50)))
5. The Five Americans - "I see The Light" b/w "The Outcasts" (Hanna-Barbera Records cat. HBR 454)
6. Ray Columbus and The Invaders - "She's A Mod" b/w "Poison Ivy" (Zodiac cat. Z45/1164 (Z-283(4)))

Other worldly finds:
1. Kenny Rogers - "Fox's Den" (Fox Car Records Inc. cat. FC-902)
2. The Roundtable - "Eli's Comin'" b/w "Saturday Gigue" (Licorice Soul cat. LSD 004)
3. Studio G's Beat Group - "Hi, Bird" b/w "Movin'" (Licorice Soul cat. LSD 005)
4. The Blenders - "Nothin' But a Party Part I & II" (Tramp Records cat. TR-101)
5. The Dap-Kings - "Nervous Like Me" b/w "Nervous Like Me - Beats" (Kay-Dee Records cat. KD003)
6. Abraham and the Metronomes - "Party" b/w "Po' Boy Dream (previously unreleased)" (Funk 45 cat. FUNK45.20)
7. Little Curtis And The Blues - "Soul Desire (original version)" b/w "Soul Desire (alternate version)" (Funk 45 cat. FUNK45.21)
8. The Shades Of Black - "Mystery Of Black (Part one and Two)" (Funk 45 cat. FUNK45.22)
9. Funk 45's Box set - 10 Classic funk 45's with original labels and range bags (Warner Music UK Ltd. cat. 5046-72554-7)