Thursday, October 16, 2008

Set List from The Lamp Post

Jody Williams - "Moanin' For Molasses" (Nike cat. 1013 (Promotional Copy Not For Sale))
The Sons Of Moses - "Fatback" (Coral cat. 62549)
The Rumblers - "Soulful Jerk" (Downey cat. D-127 (Promotional Copy))
The Five Counts - "Watermelon Walk" (Brent cat. 7034)
Kai Winding - "Dirty Dog" (Verve cat. VK-10407 (Special Disc Jockey Record))
Four Gents - "Soul Sister" (HBR (Hanna-Barbera Records) cat. HBR 509)
Bill Doggett and Orchestra - "Funky Feet" (Chumley Records cat. CHA-90001 (Promotional Copy Not For Sale))
Jo Jo and the Outcast - "Whole Lot Of Woman" (Sound-O-Rific cat. SOR-926)
The Diplomats of Solid Sound - "Pork Chop" (Estrus Records cat. ES7164)
Orgone - "No More Gravy" (Ubiquity cat. UR7214)
Speedometer - "The Real Me" (DJ Formats Funky People Remix) (Freestyle cat. FSR 7047)
Mauri Bailey - "Soul Pop" (Soul Fire cat. SF-021)
Bobby Blackbird and the Bluejays - "What You Wanna Do" (Cardboard City Records cat. CCR-002)
Lack of Afro featuring Steve Marriott - "Touch My Soul" (Freestyle cat. FSR7044)
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - "This Land Is Your Land" (Daptone Records cat. DAP-1019)
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators - "Holdin' On" (Timmion Records cat. 012 (Advance Disc Jockey Copy Not For Sale))
Evil Eddie & The Super Slinkys - "3 On The B" (Blow It Hard Records cat. BIH008)
Clarence Foster and the Internal Revenue Service - "Fry Chicken In Your Hot Pants" (Freestyle cat. FSR7014)
The Soul Snatchers - "Get Yourself Together" (Social Beats cat. Social701)
Baby Charles - "Hard Man To Please" (Record Kicks cat. RKX 020)
Marva Whitney - "Soulsisters (Of The World Unite) (Shout! cat. SHOUT-1001)
Quantic featuring Spanky Wilson - "When You're Through" (Modern Funk Freestyle Records ) cat. FSR7041)
J.J. Jones - "Darkness" (ebb cat. 130)
Soul Vendors / Mitchagan & Smile - "Scorcher" Rub A Dub Version (Studio 1 cat.)
The Three Souls - "Hi Heel Sneakers" (Argo cat. 5472)
The Pop-Ups - "Lurking" (HBR (Hanna-Barbera Records) cat. HBR 459)
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - "Sock It To Me - Baby!" (New Voice Records cat. N V 820)
The Dartells - "Clap Your Hands" (HBR (Hanna-Barbera Records) cat. HBR 457)
Mickey Lee Lane - "Hey Sah-Lo-Ney" (Swan cat. S-4222-H)
The Children Of Darkness - "Sugar Shack A Go-Go" (Royce cat. 5140)
Sonny & Cher - "It's Gonna Rain" (Atco Records cat. 45-6359)
Tony Joe White - "Polk Salad Annie" (Monument cat. Mn45-1104)
Yellow Bird - "Function At The Junction" (Stereo Village Records cat. 603)
Bob Dylan - "From A Buick 6" (Columbia cat. 4-43389 (picture sleeve))
Python Lee Jackson - "Doin' Fine" (GNP Crescendo cat. GNP 449)
Tom Jones - "Looking Out My Window" (Parrot cat. 45-PAR-40035)
Ike & Tina Turner - "Funkier Than A Mosquita's Tweeter" (Liberty cat. 56216)
Della Reese - "Compared To What" (Avco Embassy cat. AVE-4515)
The Honey Drippers - "Impeach The President" (Alaga Records cat. AL-1017)
Eddie Bo - "Can You HAndle It" (Bo Sound cat. BS-5116)
Parliament - "Breakdown" (Invictus cat. Is 9095)
Cyril Neville - "Gossip" (Josie cat. 45-1014)
Eric Burden & War - "Magic Mountain" (MGM cat. K14118)
Syl Johnson - "Don't Give It Away" (Twinight Records cat. 118)
Irene and the Scotts - "I'm Stuck On My Baby" (Smash cat. S-2138)
The Capitols - "Afro Twist" (Karen cat. 45-1537)
Tom & Jerrio - "Great Goo-Ga-Moo-Ga" (ABC-Paramount cat. 45-10704)
Billy "The Kid" Emerson - "A Dancin' Whippersnapper" (Tarpon Records Inc. cat. 6602)
The Rhoda Scott Trio - "Hey - Hey - Hey!" (Tru-Sound cat. 45-417)
Juggy - "Oily" (Sue cat. SUE 9)
The Pharaohs - "Is That Black Enough For You?" (Capitol cat. P-3072)
The Dapps featuring Alfred Ellis - "There Was A Time" (King cat. 45-6169)
Clarence Paul & The Members - "Operation Breadbasket (Part II)" (Pride cat. PR-3)
The Hidden Cost - "Bo Did It" (Marmaduke Records Inc. (M-4001)
The Bamboos - "King Of The Rodeo (Feat. Megan Washington)" (Tru-Thoughts cat. TRU7177)
Naomi Davis & The Knights of Forty First Street - "Forty First Street Breakdown" (Desco cat. 45-1014)
Breakestra - "At The End Of The Day" (Ubiquity cat. UR7184)
The Boogaloo Investigators - "Let The Groove Move You" (Defunkt cat. DEFF-001)
The Sound Stylistics - "Party People" (Mocambo cat. 45-1003)
The Magnificent Freedom - "Fuck Off And Leave Me Alone" (Our Label Records cat. OUR45-003)
The New Mastersounds - "Drop It Down (B RMX)" (Record Kicks cat. RK45 011)
The Grits - "Mmwauu" (Music With Soul cat. MWS - 002)
Mark Ronson Featuring Alex Greenwald - "Just" (Exit Music cat. RR0047S)
Little Barrie - "Burned Out" (Showdown Records cat. SHOW 1)
Stoned Soul Picnic - "One Dollar Hotel Pt2" (R.W Records cat. 200)
The Stance Brothers - "Youth Groove" (Ricky Tick Records cat. RT024)
Dee Dee Sharpe - "You're Just a Fool In Love" (Atco Records cat. 45-6576)
Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds - 'Broadway Freeze" (Magic Touch Records cat. MTA-16001)
Bobby Freeman - "S-W-I-M" (Autumn cat. Record No. 5)
Rhythm 'N' Blues Classical Funk Band - "Monster Walk Pt. 2" (Mankind cat. 12001)
Betty Wright - "Shoorah! Shoorah!" (Alston cat. 3711)
Johnnie Taylor (The Soul Philosopher) - "Doing My Own Thing" (Part II) (Stax Records cat. STA-0122)
The Stylistics - "People Make The World Go Round" (Avco Records Corp. cat. AV-4595)
Chocolate Milk - "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" (RCA cat. PB-10290)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Primitive Sound System - The Lamp Post - Oct 15th 9PM - Closing

Hello Y'all,
I had a such blast spinning my way Downtown JC that I am really looking forward to doing this again. Last time out I basically had to grab records that were organized to be filled away since there wasn't a lot of time to prepare. Luckily there were some of my favorite records I own in those boxes waiting to be put a way so mixing up a set was quite easy. Since it was such a good time I am going to keep things on the Soulful side again. This time I am going a bit heavier on the New Funk and Soul including some very recent releases like the Bamboos covering Kings of Leon. Also with All Hallows Eve creeping up on us I'll be giving out some audio Halloween candy. I am not kidding, it was a genuine good time so please come out, come out where ever you are. As always Steff will be holding down the bar (and the taps) so please make nice with the tipping. See you Wednesday.

- pat.
Primitive Sound System -

Wednesday, October 15th
Spinning from 10PM to Closing
Lamp Post Bar & Grill
382 2nd St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Steff's Lampost schedule:

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - "This Land Is Your Land" (Daptone Records cat. 1019)
No event is more disturbing than the Presidential election. It is a time when we see how unfortunate our system has become. But, maybe it never was stable. Maybe that is what makes the USA so unique. A certain amount of instability or unpredictability that doesn't allow itself to become grounded. I can probably go on far too long but this is not a political soapbox. So instead, like most of us, I will forge on and continue to be an American regardless of the ruling party, economy and of course the rise of mediocrity. Warts and all... Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings put this out four years ago when most Americans saw there was something horribly wrong with the current administration. There is a somber horn that opens this funky take of the Woody Guthrie Folk classic. Ms. Jones talks each word as to remind us of the importance of the song's message. No matter who, what, where, when or why this land is ours and we always need to remember that. Barack Obama is not a Muslim. Sarah Palin is not folksy. John McCain is not a Maverick. Joe Biden is not a dick. All of them, like all of us, are Americans. This is a brilliant arrangement and much credit should go to Mr. Gabe Roth (who I assume handled this) for taking a standard and making it new. Toward the last half of the song the tempo picks up keeping things from being simply preachy and making sure they are always funky.

The Bamboos featuring Megan Washington - "King Of The Rodeo" (Tru-Thoughts cat. TRU7177)
The Bamboos have always been one of my favorite New Funk bands. They have always been willing to take a chance and make sure they were being different rather than just simply funky. Funky is not a difficult thing to be. It is how you present it that makes one band the JB's and another band just shit. The Bamboos are never shit. On this cover of a Kings of Leon song (that is damn good in its original version) the Bamboos certainly prove that they can take someone else's work and make it their own. The brilliance of this version is that the lead vocals of the original are showcased and used almost as another instrument in the arrangement so rather than imitate this, the Bamboos added the wonderfully soulful vocals of Megan Washington which are out front and take charge. The Bamboos don't change their typical lineup and this version so no less of its time than the Kings of Leon original. This is easily one of my favorite new records, nothing like a cover to spice things up.

The Grits - "Mmwauu" (Music With Soul Records cat. MWS002)
The Grits are the same band that did the amazing "Boom Boom" on the always great Freestyle label. Where "Boom Boom" was simple "Mmwauu" is a bit more complex and at times possibly a little difficult. Heavy ass drums kick this off but then some corny effects from what I could assume is a Rhodes or Yamaha electric keyboard pepper the intro. These are NOT corny to the point where you will fold over laughing or be embarrassed while it is playing but the effects are noticeable and do stand out. I get the feeling someone left the keys in their studio so they felt compelled to use them. The heavy drums, bass and guitar MORE than make up for the kernels left scattered about the studio and the guitar solo about half way through is blistering. Here the effects are combined perfectly with the guitar and drums and suddenly you don't want this to end. What I like about this most is the desire to try something new. Luckily for them, and us, the results are very, very good.

Baby Charles - "Hard Man To Please" (Record Kicks cat. RK45 021)
Baby Charles the band is a well oiled machine. They create a mood, feeling, sound and atmosphere with ease and aggression in equal parts. Too often a ballad is played limp wristed and that is not a crass bash but a fact. Watch one drummer attack the drums regardless of genre or style and then listen to a less aggressive drummer in the same circumstances and you will know exactly what I am referring to. "Hard Man To Please" is by no means a ballad but it needs to be said to understand the power of Baby Charles. Baby Charles attacks. The amazing Dionne Charles is one of the few who can be out front of such an onslaught and stand her ground unfazed. There are times when you can tell that she is building her own attack and bursts open like the top of a volcano. At others she whispers and wraps herself around you in the way a snake may do before striking. It's both beautiful and surprising and it's all Baby Charles.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

PSS and Bill Dolan at D.C's Tavern Thursday October 2nd 9PM - Closing

Hello Y'all,
...ehh...ohh...ahh... POP! Yes, that was my brain. This week is a crazy one for sure but the show must go on. Thursday October 2nd I'll be spinning the burning discs of fire along side Bill and Joe at the plush and luxurious D.C.'s Tavern. I have some great new spins in the box including some nice finds from the fine folks at Norton Records (purchased at the Iris Records' Record Riot) and also a stack of new Funk grooves. I've also stuffed the trunk with some Car-tunes and cover versions that I haven't brought out in a while. Despite the brevity of this email (most likely a pleasure to some) I spent a lot of time pulling records for tonight. ...grrr...psst..BANG!

- pat.

Primitive Sound System
"Audio Visual Triumphs and Disasters" -

Primitive Sound System, Bill Dolan & Joe Raaen
Thursday October 2nd 9PM to Closing
D.C.'s Tavern
505 8th Street
Between Jefferson and Madison
Hoboken, New Jersey
PH: 201-792-5550


45-RPM Vinyl Recordings for D.C.'s Tavern:

The Bamboos - "King of The Rodeo" featuring Megan Washington (Tru-Thoughts cat. TRU7177)
The New Mastersounds - "Drop It Down (B RMX)" (Records Kicks cat. RK45 011)
Baby Charles - "Hard Man To Please" b/w "Jackson Fingers" (Records Kicks cat. RK45 021)
The Sound Stylistics - "Back On The Streets" (Mocambo cat. 45-1006)
James Taylor Quartet - "Walkin' The Walk" (Mocambo cat. 45-1008)
Speedometer - "Hot Packet" (Mocambo cat. 45-1013)
Reverend Cleatus and the Soul Saviours - "Mo' Dep" b/w "Paper Cut" (Soulfly Records cat. Tr - 1015)
Byard Lancaster - "Just-Test" (Palm cat. PALM 8)
Blues Rockers - "Calling All Cows" (Excello cat. 45-2062)
The Grand Prees - "Jungle Fever" (Golden Groove Records cat. GG 101)
The Ideals - "The Gorilla" (Cortland cat. C-110)
The Noise Makers - "Panic" (Astra Records Company cat. A-102)



This Saturday I will be joining the amazing Justin Frohwirth for a night of Punk Rock, Converse sneakers and all the "I am so much cooler than you" attitude that the citizens of Viceland can muster. You need to RSVP at the link below so that you can get into the event and possibly be humiliated in the Do's & Don'ts! Admit it, you can't stop going through them. If you have never heard Justin spin and "claim" to like Punk Rock you would be stupid to miss him. Class is always in session and pleasantly you will know about 1% of what he is playing.

VICE Presents Pissed Jeans and Children @ Glasslands
Saturday Oct 4th - 9PM - 4AM
Glasslands Gallery, 289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn 11211
DJs Justin CollectorScum & Primitive Sound System
9PM - 11PM Complimentary Tito's Vodka, Colt 45 & Sake2Me


And ALSO again... Wednesday October 15th at The Lamp Post Bar and Grill in Jersey City hosted by the wonderful Steff Kautzmann