Sunday, November 25, 2007
Most people think of "It's Just Begun" when they think of The Jimmy Castor Bunch. Which is understandable since it was his biggest hit and is a b-boy staple around the world. He is also mad nice about folks using it too (my dance company uses this song in our show, and the director was able to reach him directly through his website to get complete hassel-free permission), so that probably also leads to it's ubiquitousness. But here is my personal fave, an ode to a fat-bottomed girl who loves to dance.
Monday, November 19, 2007
A personal fave of mine that not too many people are hip too. In fact, I think everyone I know that knows about this heard about it from me. So there. Andre Previn goes to town on the original Rollerball soundtrack - which, by the way, sons the remake by a mile.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Hot on the heels of Self Destruction came The West Coast Rap All Stars with this number. It came up on my iPod today and it brought back so many memories. This was such a big West Coast song with so many big names on it: Digital Underground, NWA, Ice-T, Tone Loc, MC Hammer(!). So major. The crazy thing about this record, is that about half the rappers were gangster rappers. Gangster rappers rapping about stopping gang violence. Think about that for a second, and then think about what kind of crap is on the radio these days.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
The only thing this guy beat better than Tina was the drums. He shoulda stuck to that. What's even more effed up is that when Tina did try to leave him and go on her own, no one would book her for shows, so she kinda had to go back to him with her tail between her legs. How's that for a mindfuck? Here's a little disco stomper from an Ike album 'featuring' Tina from 1980. It's banging.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Come on out as this is the official warm up party to Friday night's throwdown. Devilish and I will be working our super soul magic, Thursday, November 8th.
Don't pay attention to the "3rd Thursdays". We've moved to 2nd Thursdays and I've been too lazy to update the flier.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
So my boy Chuck and I have been motivating each other to record our vinyl in preparations to sell it on ebay, and I came across this little gem in his collection. Dr. York was a crazy dude: Islamic cult leader sentenced to 135 years after molesting 14 children whose parents were in his cults. Dude made a mean disco track though.