Monday, December 21, 2009
MICHAEL ICEBERG was the house synthesizer performer at Disney World for a very long time. In fact, his LP "100th week at Disney World" has become a synth record collector's staple. Hunter Thompson was once quoted as stating Iceberg was "a man crazier than me".
Here we have Iceberg performing inside of a home made pyramid.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
AS PROMISED, here are the full sets of Sean Boogie, Tom Noble & Allen Thayer (with intro by Proof, and one or two near the end from Louis)
Thanks to John Blunc & Jacob for dreaming up such a night, & the whole Sweater Funk Family for hosting this. John took the time to transcribe all the liner notes as the night was happening. An amazing task that surely his 6 month stint in Bahia helped him with.
Most of these tunes are coming from Brazil, with additions from France, Africa & the UK. Proof sets it off with a great american boogie joint, and that's it folks, the rest is all greek.
can you find the time into......
Kash-percussion sundance (sweden)
High Resolution-sweeping off (it)
Marcos Valle-naturalmente (br)
McKenzie & Gardner-from time (uk)
Intrigue-let sleeping dogs lie (uk)
Junko Ohashi-dancing (jp)
Matakena-nuts on me (it) (best title ever)
Celly-bump story (it)
Plaisir-visa por aimer (fr)
Tim Maia-terapeutica (br)
Oby Onyioha-i want to feel your love (nigeria)
Blue Feather-feel good (holland)
Ahmed Fakroun-soleil soleil (fr?)
Disco Tom Noble
Painel de Controlle-relax (br)
Don Beto-saber viver (br)
Ronaldo Reseder- e novamente mas que nada (br)
Equipe Radio Cidade- bons tempos (br)
La Charanga- amor prohibido (pr)
Rita Lee-agora e moda
Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Anja(???)-disco dancer(???) (india?)
Louis Ramirez-do it any way you wanna (?)
Disco Show-love me all the night (br)
Allen Thayer (all brasil)
Banda Black Rio-cherelle
Dede-preciso de voce? (label scratched off)
Cassiano-ta dando mole, ze
Sandra Sa-tren da carnival
Banda Black Rio-expresso maduriera
Emilio Santiago-o amigo de nova york
Tim Maia-o descobrir dos 7 mares
Sergio Mallandro-mas que ideia
Tim Maia-nao va (inst)
free-for-all with Sean, Tom, Allen and dj Auto
Lafayette-sol de verao (br)
Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivette-ginga (br)
Jorge Bem-oe oe faz o carro de boi na estrada (br)
Dizzy K-omoge (nigeria)
52nd Street-look into my eyes (uk)
Brylho-se voce for a salvador (br)
Micky Milan-quand tu dances (fr)
Nacio Hip Hop-??? (br)
Forca Funk-??? (br) -my favorite of the night
Yasuka Agawa-LA nights (jp)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, the band that produced the killer boogie classic "Danger Zone" also did amazing cassette demo songs. These demos were recently re-mastered and given a PPU vinyl release. The 12" EP contains a raw daddy cassette demo version of "Danger Zone".
Listen to clips and buy this now before the vinyl is out of print!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
FOREST TERRY is a legend, though relatively not many people are aware of him. I myself learned about him while digging through a storage space full of funk and soul 45's. When finding his record I could only think two things, "how can I get in touch with him" & "is that a keytar drawn in pencil on his record label?"
In fact, Forest Terry holds the patent to the Keytar.
Forest was a tripped out intellectual who dabbled his hands in electronics and psychedelic funk. His former band "Original Black Sheep" produced one of the most pyschedelic tunes ever committed to wax, as well as the best label design ever. Here we have Forest after launching his solo career, which produced only one single, again flexing funkadelic style beats on "Branching Out" and one acid heartthrob ballad "Satellite Love" which is also featured in this video. I believe the video was made 10 years after the songs were initially released, and it features his Keytar.
I just received news that he has passed away earlier this year. I hope this post can help keep his memory alive. I will post some links to an interview conducted by PJ Gray on Galactic Fractures soon.
Viva the legend of Forest Terry.