Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Mixed Tape Sessions - "Weekends paying off..." - Tuesday July 12th - 9PM - 2AM

Hello Y'all,

No matter how many you have one more is never enough. Sometimes the rationalization for a vice is also the drive you need to find that holy grail. Recently I moved the last LPs from my studio to my new home office. You would think this would be enough to stop me from ever wanting to buy another record...ever. NOPE! I met my brother at the studio where we filled his 1955 Chevy Pick-up with the remaining 24 boxes of LPs and the final 2 remaining record cases. I have had the record cases since I was a kid. In the past they have housed everything from art supplies, books, awards, tchotckes and anything I may have decided to collect briefly before records left barely room for even myself. The weight of this load pushed the limit this antique beauty could bare and we rolled at a snails pass. Riding slow and low we made our way up to the house past angry bus drivers, cars unable to stop at red octagon shaped signs and pedestrians too important to wait for anyone or anything despite the size difference. Almost immediately after delivering the 12" thick wall paper to its new home Michael and I looked at each other and said, "Let's go record shopping!" Lately actually shopping in a real store has been more than an impossibility so it felt good to get back in amongst the dust and split covers found in any good record store. Two hours past while I slowly flipped the 45s and storm clouds began to roll in outside which meant we needed to get back on the road. As on any good day digging for vinyl I needed closure that only the New Arrivals boxes could deliver. The new arrivals were split between two boxes, one marked "Rock/Pop" and the other marked "Soul/Jazz." I flipped the box I stood in front as Michael began the Soul/Jazz box. As I hit the usuals (Beatles, Stones, Kinks, The Who and any modern band pretending to be them) I felt the edge of an LP bump me in my back. As I turned I saw my brother holding a copy of the first Kool and The Gang record. What I noticed first was the cut-out corner which immediately signified this was most likely an original. In short most great music or LPs go largely unnoticed, under appreciated and for the most part sadly unknown and end up in the cut-out bins until the rest of the world catch up to their bar raising grooves. I have only seen one nearly mint copy of this LP and gladly it went home with a friend of mine. That was over 10 years ago. Michael handed my the copy and I inspected it momentarily before placing it in our growing pile of vinyl and never once lost my Poker face. As I continued to make my way through the Rock Box I stumbled upon a mint copy of the gatefold version of "Mongrel," Bob Seger System's third LP and one of my favorites. Oddly the day before our trip to the store I had been looking for a copy of this exact LP because it turns out this is the best sounding version of this great Rock record. Now, feeling like a kid on Christmas morning, I decided to quit while I was ahead and we cashed out.
Below is a list of the records that made their way home with me and I will be adding most these to my set this Tuesday. A good friend of mine didn't realize I was no longer doing Sabroso! so I agreed to open the night with an hour (or two) of Latin music for him and his Dad. I have pulled basically a Greatest Hits set of music from the first 3 years of Sabroso!

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

1039 Washington Street

Hoboken New Jersey

(201) 653-1703

Herbie Hancock - "Crossings" (Warner Bros. Records (wt label promo) cat. WB 7598)
Frijid Pink - "End Of The Line" b/w "Sing A Song For Freedom" (parrot cat. 45-PAR349
Blackbyrds - "Do It Fluid" b/w "Summer Love" (Fantasy cat. 729)
Tommy Tucker - "Hi-Heel Sneakers" b/w "I Don't Want 'Cha" (Checker cat. 1067)
Workd Supreme Funky Fellows 2102 - "(not for ) Lovers) b/w "Guitar Version" (Angel's Egg cat. AE 2102-4S)
Jimmy Briscoe And The Little Beavers - "I Only Feel This Way When I'm With You" b/w "Country To The City (I'm Going Back To The Country" (Pi Kappa Records cat. PK 604)
Treacherous Three "Santa's Rap" b/w Luther "At Christmas Time" (Atlantic cat. 7-89593) - Although I do condone teh playing of Christmas music year round I just may leave this one home for Maxwell's Christmas party.
George Baker Selection - "Little Green Bag" b/w "Pretty Little Dreamer" (Colossus cat. C 112)
Tommy Roe - "Jam Up Jelly Tight" b/w "Moontalk" (ABC Records cat. 45-11247)
Sam Cooke - "Little Red Rooster" b/w "You Gotta Move" (RCA Victor cat. 47-8247

Kool and the Gang - "S/T" (De-Lite Records cat. DE-2003)
Jersey City's favorite sons come out of the gate unbridled, original and funky as hell.
Bob Seger System - "Mongrel" (Capitol cat. STEREO SKAO-499)

(and yes Dave I will bring a Santana record for you.)

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