Linton Kwesi Johnson – Tings An’ Times (1991)

Linton Kwesi Johnson Tings An’ Times 1991 Intercord IRS 986.939 Germany Four months into the year and this only the second blog post here (not counting the 12 days of Xmas series)? I wish I could tell you I’ve been off seeking wisdom in the Himalayas away from any internet, or retracing the path of Genghis Khan through the Gobi Desert. But if you were to peek at my Instagram you would find the truth in a succession of extremely … Continue reading

Rufus Thomas – Do The Funky Chicken (1970)

RUFUS THOMASDo The Funky ChickenStax Records 1970 STS-2028Reissue 2011 There weren’t too many people who could almost steal a show from Isaac Hayes in the early 70s, but Rufus Thomas almost accomplished that feat at the famous Wattstax festival,w with his rendition of the title track from this album (see below for a great clip).

Roberto Carlos – O Inimitável (1968)

ROBERTO CARLOS –  O  INIMITÁVEL 1968 CBS Records (Brasil) This CD pressing 199_? Columbia 850.105/2-464065 12 Days of Christmas – Day 12 – For Three Kings Day, you get one king. O Rei, the incomparable, inimitable Roberto Carlos.  This is a thoroughly excellent record with the exception of one song that annoys the crap out of me.  See if you know Dr. Vibes’ tastes well enough to figure out which one it is, and win a free year’s subscription to Flabbergasted … Continue reading

Orchestra Harlow – El Jardinero Del Amor (1976) [FANIA SLP 00499]

Orchestra Harlow – El Jardinero del Amor Vinyl rip in 24 bit 192 khz | Art at  300 dpi 24 bit 192khz 1.65 GB |24 bit 96 khz – 883 MB | 279MB 16-bit 44.1 khz Fania Records SLP 00499 | Released 1976 | Salsa / Latin-Jazz Dr. Vibes 12 Days of Christmas – Day 11 – Led by musical innovator and pioneer Larry Harlow (El Judio Maravilloso), Orchestra Harlow put out a string of top-notch albums for the Fania … Continue reading

Billy Paul – 360 Degrees of Billy Paul (1972)

Billy Paul – 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul 1972 Philadelphia International Records ZX 31793 Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz | FLAC |  Art scans at 300 dpi 932 MB (24/96) + 297 MB (16/44) |  Genre: Soul, Funk Dr. Vibes 12 Days of Christmas – Day 10 – Second day in a row that I’m featuring somebody who I’ve wanted to feature here for years, but never have. Billy Paul, who passed only a few years ago,  without a doubt had … Continue reading