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Monday, 10 August 2009

Recommends for August 2009

Timo Lassy featuring Jose James - The More I Look At You 7" (Ricky-Tick Records RT 032)

"Sax man Timo Lassy returns with a banger of a two-tracker for the summer. The new Ricky- Tick seven inch features the tracks 'The More I Look at You' (w/ José James) plus 'Ya Dig'. Timo Lassy, the author of one of the most celebrated Ricky-Tick LPs thus far with 2007's "The Soul & Jazz of Timo Lassy", is getting all set for the release of his sophomore album in the fall. The perfect treat while waiting for the LP is checking out the new Timo Lassy seven inch on Ricky-Tick Records.

Side A features 'The More I Look at You', also the opening track of the upcoming Lp. Put the needle on the groove, let the band set it o!, and wait for Mr. James to join in very shortly. Together Lassy and José take you on a journey which makes the "world unfold all around you" the more you listen to it. Big tune, it seems. Flip over for the instrumental delight that is 'Ya Dig'. The track is one catchy snapper for the floor. A vocal version with José James will be featured on the Lp, so this is a very special treat for the 45- speed only.

On board with Lassy and his band is a very special guest from New York, The jazz voice of the 21st century, José James. The pairing of Lassy's deep sax sound and James's velvet of a voice is pretty much as perfect a match as you are likely to get. And as the evidence stands, that's plenty and then some.All signs point to the Lassy album #2 matching the remarkably high standards set by the debut. Give this duo of tracks a spin while enjoying the fine summer weather and see if you agree. We think you might..."
(Boombox Distribution Quote)


Side 1 - "The More I Look At You" (Jose James vocals)
Side 2 - "Ya Dig"

SHOOK MAGAZINE - Shook Magazine Issue 6 Vol One Summer (feat Quantic, Raekwon, 9th Wonder, Rashad Smith, Eglo, Karizma, Freddie Hubbard, Bob James etc)

"Get your hand on Issue 6 of Shook Magazine this summer. The Quantic 'Y Su Combo Barbaro' album is dropping soon; and photographer, filmmaker & all-round good guy B+ generously offered a picture he took in Colombia to put on the cover. Check the rest of the photos & the full story inside the mag. In the new issue Shook speak to Raekwon from the Wu about an album more hotly awaited than the second coming - 'Only Born 4 Cuban Linx II'. There's some ghetto-turismo in Morò de Providencia, the oldest favela in Rio, thanks to French artist JR. The UK's premier 'house dance' crew InDaHouse are captured in full effect. There's an interview with amazing producer 9th Wonder and his True School crew. There's also chat with Rashad Smith (if you don’t know who that is, check the back of your 'Woo Hah' 12-inch or CD-single). The eglo crew represent (Floating Points, Alex Nut & the whole 9 yards).There's the story behind the 1974 concert in Kinshasa when James Brown, Bill Withers and Celia Cruz lined up alongside Miriam Makeba and Franco; it's the subject of the new Soul Power film. Also check the story of Rahaan & the Chuck Brothers, the crate diggers outta Chi-city and while you're at it you need to download their mixes. Speaking of mixes, there's talk with the one like Karizma who has a new album out via R2. There's also have an in-depth story about the life and times of Freddie Hubbard, as remembered by Creed Taylor (of CTI and Impulse! fame). This issue publishes a short story by Charlie Dark ('The God of Road'), French novelist Boris Vian is remembered and Bob James is talked to too. There's also a revamped back section where you'll find anything from Congolese sapeurs to boutique stores in the heart of Hoaxtown..."


Nate Calhoun / Universal Love - Fun Town/It's You Girl 12" (Jazzman Records SLSP 005)

"Two of the rarest and best ‘70s dancers from the Florida sunshine, both taken the legendary Henry Stone’s Glades label.

DJ FRYER says: “I had not heard the Clarence Reid-penned Nate Calhoun track until a couple of years ago whilst DJing at Oslo Soul in Norway, the original title is actually “Funktown” which was must have been dictated wrong over the phone as the lyrics don’t fit. The original 45 is getting spins by Ian Wright in the UK and at respected European soul nights like Function in Sweden, the Baltic Soul Weekender and obviously Soul Spectrum here in Scotland.

The 45 never made it onto one of Henry’s TK disco 12”s and I felt it sounded way more like a 12” rather than a 45. So we asked Henry if we could do it and a few days later we were getting the thing remastered. The flip is a mid tempo modern spin also from the TK stable and a warm up record of mine on and off for a few years and popular on the northern scene although I have never heard it played out myself. Sounds great next to tracks like Wayne Ford on P&P or Sylvester's "Here is my Love"....."
(BoomBox Website Quote)


Side 1 - "Fun Town"
Side 2 - "It's You Girl"

Naomi Shelton - Wind Your Clock b/w Talkin' About A Good Thing 7" (Daptone Records DAP1044)

"Shortly before the demise of Daptone's predecessor, Desco Records, at the close of the twentieth century, a 10" test pressing was cut from a session with Gospel-Soul belter Naomi Shelton (then appearing under her married name, Naomi Davis). It featured Cliff Driver on organ backed by the rhythm section of Daptone's house band, The Soul Providers, and was considered by many in the family to contain the two heaviest sides they'd ever cut. Though a handful of these tests survive, traded or auctioned off by Desco insiders and tucked into the boxes of a few lucky collectors, the label's doors had shut before the pressing orders could be sent to the plant and the record never dropped.

Now, ten years later, on the heels of Naomi's first full length LP, 'what Have You Done, My Brother?', Wind Your Clock, the coveted lost ark of every Desco fanatic, has been pressed to 7" and is slated to be issued to the public for the first time. Both sides are packed HEAVY with soul and promise to fill every nook and cranny of the whole they left in our hearts and record boxes when they disappeared and were left for lost a decade ago
". (Daptone Records Quote)


Side A - Wind Your Clock
Side B - Talkin' About A Good Thing