Category: funk

Joseph – “Three O’Clock In The Morning” (Proje…

Joseph – “Three O’Clock In The Morning” (Project 3) – Starts off mellow, but just you wait…

Spanky Wilson – “You” (Mother) – Saturday sist…

Spanky Wilson – “You” (Mother) – Saturday sister funk

James Booker – The Paramount Tapes (1973)First…

James Booker – The Paramount Tapes (1973)
First time on vinyl
VJQC Score: 99%
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This here is the Louisiana gutbucket funk album you never knew about.  I didn’t either, until it arrived in yesterday’s VMP box.  I have likely played it a half dozen times in succession, then realized what a funk BOMB song 1 of side 2 is.  Added to Spotify BBQ Playlist and proceeded to spontaneously record the next 2 Minute Vinyl review.  I don’t wanna write it, I wanna say it. About another half dozen spins of side 2 and here we are. Listen to the link below.  Song 1, side 2,”So Swell When You’re Well”.  You can smell it. And yes, that’s a whole lotta cowbell.

VJQC Score: 99%.  It sounds flawless, the booklet that comes with these VMP Classics records take the vinyl experience to another level. Copies of this reissue are also available at independent record shops, sans booklet.  If dirty New Orleans funk is your thing, oh boy….

See that absurdly large lava lamp?  I thought it was gonna be the same size as the green one when I ordered it online.  Meet Gargantua The Red. She is Spinal Tap perfect.

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So Swell When You’re Well

Sly and the Family Stone “Stand!” 1969. Today,…

Sly and the Family Stone “Stand!” 1969. Today, March 15th, is Family Stone frontman Sly Stone’s birthday (b. Sylvester Stewart, 1943). Stand! was their fourth album and the group’s most successful, hitting #13 on the Billboard pop chart and #3 on the R&B chart; the Library of Congress selected it for inclusion into the National Recording Registry in 2015. It also had significant impact on future R&B, soul and hip-hop artists, pretty much setting the standard for uplifting, socially critical, hook-laden funk and psychedelic soul. My favorite tracks are the ones I’m most familiar with – the hit singles “Everyday People” (which hit #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts and is also notable for the lyric “different strokes for different folks”) and its b-side “Sing a Simple Song” (#89 on the pop chart, #28 R&B) which ended up becoming one of the band’s signature songs (and was covered by, like, a million other artists including Prince, Diana Ross and The Jackson 5 and sampled by a million more: Public Enemy, De La Soul, Arrested Development…the freakin’ Spice Girls). Also released as a single was the hit title track “Stand!” which hit #13 on the Hot 100 chart and #14 on the Hot Soul chart in ‘69. Its b-side “I Want to Take You Higher” also became a top 40 hit in 1970 (#34, #24 on the R&B chart), likely propelled by the Family Stone’s inclusion of the song onto its Woodstock setlist in the summer of ‘69. (Ike & Tina Turner’s cover was even bigger hit, going to #25, also in 1970.) From Allmusic: “Stand! winds up infectious and informative, invigorating and thought-provoking – stimulating in every sense of the word.”

The March shipment from Japan has arrived, her…

The March shipment from Japan has arrived, here is a little highlight of a few items.

These and others will available on our website over the next few days.

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Cookin’ Bag – “This Is Me” (Solid Gold) …

Cookin’ Bag – “This Is Me” (Solid Gold) – Cookin’ indeed

2 Minute Vinyl Review #9 | Betty Davis – Betty…

2 Minute Vinyl Review #9 | Betty Davis – Betty Davis (1973):

Anthrax bit me.

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This month’s shipment from Japan is due …

This month’s shipment from Japan is due to land at the UK office anytime soon.

There are sure to be some fantastic rare records inside.

Once here, we will post our usual sneeky preview of some highlights.

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Willie & The Mighty Magnificents – Toe Jam…

Willie & The Mighty Magnificents – Toe Jam (All Platinum) – Funky feet

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues (1…

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues (1972)

Coffee, Smoke, Vinyl
I’ve had this album stuck in my head for about a week now, decades-long earworms are buried deep within the grooves. Finally busting my lp out for a few Sunday spins. Plural, it always goes that way. It’s an unlikely choice but I probably play “Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues” more often than any other blues record in the archive. I first bought the cd in the 90′s, during my full-on dig into all things 70s funk related.  Even with a tinier cd jacket, you can’t miss those collars.  This record needs a reissue, I wish more of you had it so we could talk about just how awesome it is.  FUNKY!

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