Thursday, February 21, 2013

Marsha Hunt - (Oh No, Not) The Beast Day

Marsha Hunt went out with (maybe even was married to) a one T-Rex aka Marc Bolan. Welp, whooped tee doo. Maybe that's slightly trivial, but it is nice to know that when listening to T-rex and you hear her excellent voice all-over-the-place.

She was incredibly beautiful and she modeled all over the place as well. Yes, she's the one you see in gorgeous afros with those 60's twiggy like looks and poses. She also had quite an interesting musical career that played with psych, rock, pop and soul and even disco in the tail end. Mostly covers, and some excellent..even a John's Children cover.. 'Desdemona' and 'Walk On Guilded Splinters' she was aptly in the right pocket.

This is one of my favorite break heavy lady funk tunes. And, I think an original tune..maybe penned for her? it's excellent though. Enjoy!

Marsha Hunt - (Oh No, Not) The Beast Day

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Junior Tucker - Take A Message

Who is this kid? Another kid targeted and marketed for MJ appeal? Probably true. But, this jam is the roller of the summer. For months (during late last year) I was cruising around with the sunroof open, windows down and this song on blast. It got honorable play at our Sweater Funk Steppers gig as well. Not exactly a stepper, but close enough.

Truth is, this is probably more of a 'New Edition' kind of music marketing than MJ. Because Junior Tucker was born and raised in Jamaica and had a career mostly with Reggae and Dancehall. It seems only further proof that beautiful modern soul jams like this fit into the puzzle piece of what steppers are all about, at least on European soil. And, that is a close relation to Jamaica grooves of the same ambiance. At the end of the day this is just an incredibly beautiful jam. enjoy.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Snapp - Medusa

Probably the sickest 7 inch in my crates as of late. Especially in the hard hitting boogie department.
Although it would seem, just because the spelling is the exact same, that this is the same San Francisco boogie funk band SNAPP, with the two P's. But, it is not. At least as far as I could dissect.

This is one 45 that is dying to be heard and it's thunderous groove is very hypnotic. I'm glad to have nabbed one, and ever happier to share with you.

Snapp - Medusa

Monday, February 18, 2013

Wack Attack - 24 Hour Love Affair

Been way too long I know. But, back to it after almost a year. I know I dropped a post or two late last year, but not hardly the kind of trail blazing I really wanted to do. So, enough with the talk, the bullshit and excuses. Here's a treat like I know you've waited for.. and like I know you deserve.

Wack Attack was another Bud Weiser contest record. This group had immense potential, its really a crime that they only got this one side. But, what a fine slice of Ray Parker-esq genius it is. This slap synth bass line kills. The simple genius of these lyrics has got me doing that shower Karaoke where ever I am. Strickly boss boogie modern soul right hur.

Wack Attack - 24 Hour Love Affair