So..as I do my 4 mile run regiment, I came across 5 yard sales. I ran into one special house..the cat with the Yankees hat and the gold chain was the main cat. I asked him if he had any records. He says “well, what are you looking for?” “Everything “. “Do you have any Byron Lee?”..he gave me a very surprised look. He says “we’re from Trinidad..hold tight”. As I wait, his drop dead fine and very courteous daughters informed me that he has a lot of records and the history of Soca music. He comes back with a box of Funk, Soca & Reggae. He says “you can knock on this door anytime, I got more records!” #vinyl #analogA
I am fighting a serious cold/fever today..But despite it all, I went out promoting with the lovely Dj Lotuspetal and Mixmaster Noah. However, I couldn’t resist a quick run on some digging..here are some of the pieces I picked up today.
Good God | Atlantic | ’72
I had to cop this one due to the fact that the late great Larry Washington is a session player (percussionist of MFSB and countless other Philly Soul gems) and it was recorded at The Legendary Sigma Sounds. This a great Jazz/Rock piece, a must have.
“1982” | Byron Lee and The Dragonaires | Dynamic | ’82
King of the “Tiny Winey”! Its Byron Lee man, I had to do it!! One of the most instrumental figures behind Reggae/Soca music!! Im a huge fan..check for The Man!
Ilusions On A Double Dimple | Triumvirat | Harvest | ’74
This is a fusion rock jazz piece..this one is wide open. Totally on the bugged out tip.
Wings of Love | The Temptations | Motown | ’76
This record is very special..I believe this was The Tempts last album for Motown. The layering, the Funk..etc. Every track is epic..under the creative direction of the Legendary Jeffrey Bowen and his “ULTRA funky friends”.. Pure Bliss..
Found A Cure 12′ | Ashford and Simpson | WB | ’79
This record is a very uplifting piece that STILL stands out since its debut on the charts of 1979. I love the Dimitri from Paris re-edit but there’s nothing like the original Jimmy Simpson mix.