East Coast (1973) at Never Enough Rhodes

I just felt like pointing out one of the coolest records I have come across in the blogosphere, the self-titled album from East Coast on Encounter Records from 1973. It’s over at Never Enough Rhodes, a wonderful blog that has been around a lot longer than we have. The great material, informative notes, and careful presentation are making this blog one of my favorites. Check it out!

Isaac Hayes – Groove-a-thon (1976) 320 kbs

ISAAC HAYES – GROOV-A-THON – 320 kbsReleased 1976 on HBS RecordsAn unjustly neglected item in Mr. Hayes catalog, at least by me. The second release on his own HBS (Hot Buttered Soul) imprint, I like this better than Chocolate Chip (the first on HBS, which I should have posted anyway but will now wait until 2010). Or at least, that’s what I am saying now. This was actually the first album of his I ever bought, and maybe it didn’t … Continue reading

Vinyl sales up!

A friend of mine alerted me to the news posted below, from January. If you don’t read Portuguese the main thing to know is that vinyl sales grew 89% in 2008. Pretty damn amazing for a “dead” format, don’t you think? The bad news is that the top ten LPs sold is a list populated with crap, with a few exceptions: The Beatles, Neutral Milk Hotel.. hell, I’ll even get behind ol’ played-out Dark Side of the Moon just for … Continue reading

Siah and Yeshua Dapo ED – Visualize (1996) 320 kbs

Siah and Yeshua Dapo ED (1996) 320kbsLabel: Fondle ‘EmCatalog#: FE005 Tracklisting: Fur Side A1 The Visualz (3:44) Recorded By – Troy Davis A2 Gravity (4:05) A3 Glass Bottom Boat (2:32) Mixed By, Recorded By – Mark Morris [Featuring] – Ken Boogaloo A4 No Soles’ Dopest Opus (4:55) Side Beaz B1 The Mystery (3:42) Mixed By, Recorded By – Mark Morris ([Featuring] – Ken Boogaloo B2 A Day Like Any Other (11:00) Credits: Mixed By, Recorded By – Hoover Le (tracks: … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard – Keep Your Soul Together (1973) 320kbs

Freddie Hubbard – Keep Your Soul Together (1973) 320 kbs Vinyl Rip, CTI Records Track List: Brigitte Keep Your Soul Together Spirits of Trane Destiny’s Children Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard’s CTI recordings have long been underrated and a bitdowngraded by writers who get them confused with his much commercial output forColumbia. For this LP (not yet reissued on CD) Hubbard is heard in fine form onfour of his originals (highlighted by “Spirits of Trane”) with a septet thatincludes tenor-saxophonist Junior Cook, … Continue reading

Dude, stop begging

To the guy who keeps commenting — every day now — on my Manu Dibango post, asking for a particular pressing of Soul Makossa — PLEASE STOP. I do not have the pressing, and I will not publish your comments because, 1) they are getting really annoying, and 2) you are begging instead of just appreciating what is here. If I had this pressing, I probably wouldn’t post it now, just because you are being such a douche.