Coffee, Smoke, Juju. I’ve been listening to this at the wrong speed, all along. It works well at both speeds, 33 RPM for downtempo jazz, 45 RPM for a more hip hop feel. They shoulda marketed it as such, it’d have been a legit little perk to have 2 vibes properly repped. The package is pretty neat as well. Gatefold jacket, embossed cover with spot varnish on the color parts, to make it pop more. Full vinyl immersion achieved.
LISTEN: The JuJu Exchange – Exchange
Ethereal and sad. Deutsche Grammophon quality. Easy recommend for those so inclined.
Happy Birthday, dark lady. You are my hero and I adore you. At this point, my biggest bucketlist show would have to be Cher. I can’t see her visiting Montreal anytime soon so it’ll likely be one of those unrealized type things.
Cher – Dark Lady (Official Music Video)
Highest level jazz-funksmanship! Featuring Bernard Purdie on drums, originally released in ‘71 on the Flying Dutchman label. The opening title track would fit perfectly in an episode of Sanford & Sons. Old guys know.
Sunshine Man – Harold Alexander (full album) 1971
ADVANCE COPY (Reissue)
Previously released as a 2017 RSD title.
Curious about Sun Ra but don’t know where to start? The material on this comp was recorded between 63-72, previously never issued on wax or only pressed on rare, hand made Saturn pressings that you will never find. A variety of genres are well repped here, from breezy tropical jazz and tradional hard bop all the way to the spaciest, freest jazz one could hope for. Very good starter lp, for those willing to have their ears taken in a few different directions.
Sun Ra and his Arkestra – The Invisible Shield / Janus
Legendary trombone player, know mostly for his avant garde work with Archie Shepp and Steve Lacy. Also contributed with Charlie Haden on his Liberation Music Orchestra lp, also recorded on Impulse! It’s amazing, reminds me of composers like Ornette and Mingus, among others.
Roswell Rudd – Everywhere (1966) – 02. Yankee No-How
Original Canadian pressing, in glorious mono and in pristine shape. I love digging so much.
Deep Down Soul – Shirley Scott with Stanley Turrentine
Organ – Shirley Scott
Saxophone [Tenor] – Stanley Turrentine
Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Percussion [Latin] – Willie Rodriguez
Drums – Otis Finch
Guitar – Barry Galbraith, Howard Collins
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Producer – Bob Thiele
Wife/husband fire, engineered by RVG. Shirley Scott could work that organ as well as Jimmy Smith, McGriff or any other man named Jimmy. Chill session.
Shirley Scott – Little Miss Know It All