Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bom Bom Ba-ba-bom

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

Executives Need To Party Too

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

Can't We All Just Get Along?

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

The Black Thor

A little slice of classic Afrika Bambaataa aliosity. I just love the funky Bill Laswell space-bass, and it also features Nas' father Olu Dara on cornet. (Who would later appear on another hip hop track with his son).

Shango - Zulu Groove

Friday, November 16, 2007

Still The King

So here is a little gem that I 'inherited' when someone mysteriously left a pile of religious albums at Satellite Records when I worked there many moons ago. Enjoy the righteous sounds of Dallas Holm

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I Like Ike

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

It's Called Survival

Classic electro-hop track. Get yer robot on to the instrumental.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Amo El Disco

A little known disco version of "The Mexican" by Canadian kids Bombers. Their main hit overshadows this one by a long shot, which is really too bad. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Weekend Starts On Thursday...

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

Would You Like A Glass Of Champagne?

Can't find any info on these guys because there was some doo-wop group called The Earls as well. As far as Discogs is concerned, they only had this one record, and here it is.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Set Your Phasers To "Kill"

Save the date folks - Devilish will be back in town and the Barjackers will be going O-F-F!

The Dr. Is In (Jail)

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.