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Monday, 14 September 2009

September Purchases.......

The New Mastersounds - San Frantico/Chocolate Chip 7" (One Note 7006)

"Title cut is two-and-a-half minutes of breakneck soul jazz, feat. EDDIE ROBERTS' familiar chicken-scratch guitar and a purring Hammond organ. The b-side, "CHOCOLATE CHIP," has a driving swirling piano, crispy drums, and flute from CHIP WICKHAM. A SONNY LESTER kind of sound". (ONE NOTE)

Side 1 "San Frantico"
Side 2 "Chocolate Chip"

Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement LP + 4" which contains 2 non-album tracks....with "alligator skin" cover (Stones Throw Records)

"Mayer Hawthorne’s debut album A Strange Arrangement grew out of a childhood steeped in Detroit soul. Raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, he vividly remembers driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul, deep funk and swinging jazz the region provided. As he grew up, and his obsession with soul records grew into a passion, Hawthorne discovered that sweet soul existed on both sides of the commercial divide. He discovered the same beauty in the polished sound of Issac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield as he did in the deeper, darker grit of the obscure Symphonic Four and Detroit-cult soul slingers The New Holidays.

His album draws from the inspiration of Leroy Hutson, Smokey Robinson, and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland Jr. At the same time that it revels in the raw sounds of those independent musicians who aspired to achieve a level of success akin to their famous peers. A Strange Arrangement is an album full of original compositions and one cover (he had to give The New Holidays “Maybe So, Maybe No” a whirl) that underlies a heartfelt nostalgia to the sweet soul of yesteryear with a clear desire to show that his Strange Arrangement is no passing fancy. “It’s old soul,” Hawthorne explains, without an ounce of irony. “But it’s new.”"
(Stones Throw Records)

Side 1
1. "Prelude"
2. "A Strange Arrangement"
3. "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out"
Side 2
1. "Maybe So, Maybe No"
2. "Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'"
3. "I Wish It Would Rain"
Side 3
1. "Make Her Mine"
2. "One Track Mind"
3. "The Ills"
Side 4
1. "Shiny & New"
2. "Let Me Know"
3. "Green Eyed Love"

Limited Additional 4" Disc

Side 1 - "Love Is All Right"
Side 2 - "When I Said Goodbye" (demo version)

Cheyenne's Comin/Hanson - Come Back To Me / Take Me To Your Home 7" (BCAT 0996)

"Two extremely heavyweight cuts! Cheyenne's 'Come back to me' was originally re-issued on Wah Wah 45s a decade ago is now rare in itself. Don't miss the chance to grab this, the ultimate end-of-nighter on 45 again! The b-side is Hanson 'Take Me To Your Home' is a rhodes-driven funk-rock cut from their obscure LP on Emerson, Lake & Palmers' Manticore label. Tip" (Fat City Records)

Side 1 - Cheyenne''s Comin - "Come Back To Me"
Side 2 - Hanson - "Take Me To Your Home"

Kenny Rankin / Don Fardon - Name Of Love / Dreamin'' Room 7" (Jazz Peace JZ 0942)

"Big Fat City favourite Kenny Rankin's 'In The Name Love' lands on a 7"! A rare opportunity to get this absolute classic folk jazz piece on a 45!

Featured on the 'Still Dreamin' compilation, the original came be some what troublesome to find. However, here you're treated to another killer on the flip! Don Fardon's 'Dreamin Room', an organ driven 3/4 jazz freakout! Two insanely good sides, and an absolute snip at this price! Essential!!"

Side 1 - "Name Of Love"
Side 2 - "Dreamin'' Room"

Jon Lucien - Would You Believe / Searching For The Inner Self 7" (RCA 042)

"Double Jon Lucien A-Side available finally on a 45!!

First time on 45! Two huge Jon Lucien cuts, 'Searching For The Inner Self' (released previously on 'Gilles Peterson Digs America' comp and 'Would You Believe In Me' from the LP 'Rashida'. Completely essential on 7" so snap this up quick...."
(Fat City Records)

Side 1 - "Would You Believe"
Side 2 - "Searching For The Inner Self"

Breakestra - Joyful Noise 12" (STRUT 048EP)

"Party-time heavy funk from SoCal ensemble Breakestra featuring Chali 2na of Jurassic 5. 'Joyful Noise' and 'Dark Clouds Rain Soul' are loaded with primed breakbeats and super-tight arrangements from the group, made to fire up any funk loving crowd. 'Posed To Be' on the flip features DJ Dusk and Chali 2na on a mid-tempo, drum heavy groove, making us feel like it's 1999 again and DJ Shadow is running for president." (Boomkat Records)

Side 1
1. "Joyful Noise" (12" edit)
2. "Dark Clouds Rain Soul" (dub version)
Side 2
1. "Posed To Be" (feat Mixmaster Wolf, Chali 2na & DJ Dusk - 12" version)
2. "Posed To Be" (instrumental)

Nik Weston PRESENTS Jazztronik - Disco: Boogie 12" (MUKAT 016)

"The strictly vinyl only Mukatsuku Records label unearth an exclusive unreleased disco instrumental ''Real Clothes'' from prolific Japanese artist Ryota Nozaki under his Jazztronik guise. On the flipside GUYNAMUKAT -the production duo of Guynamite & Nik Weston, dig deep in their boogie box to unleash a feel good 1982 vibe utilizing those enormous strings to maximum effect. Already being supported by Gilles Peterson on National Radio 1 plus the likes of Domu (who said it was the ''Aint No Body'' for 2009)Jazzanova,Dom Servini,Recloose,Mr Scruff, Kevin Beadle & more !" (Juno Records)

Side 1 - "Real Clothes" (unreleased instrumental mix)
Side 2 - "Real Clothes" (GUYNAMUKAT We Love Ryota! Boogie remix)

Angelina Goalie & The Football Funkateers/Louis Perez & The Peruvian Persuaions - Rock Steady! 7" (KILLERFUNK 007)

"Killer Funk presents 'Rock Steady' from Angelina Goalie & The Football Funkateers. It's a little known fact that before the original Lara Croft started wearing tight PVC and going to town on upper & lower lip Botox treatment she was a goal keeper for a Filipino Sunday League soccer team just outside her home town of Manila. In the wet season when the monsoon downpour kept the team off a water logged pitch, the amateur musicians of the squad used a local community hall for band practice mostly doing cover versions of stax and Motown hits. 'Rock Steady' is one of the better tracks that Angelina Goalie & The Football Funkateers eventually went on to record. Back in the mid 1970s it was hard enough to get food on the table let alone get a band together who had proper musical instruments. On the flipside we've Louis Perez & The Peruvian Persuasions; band's like them were often found improvising guitars, percussion and drums with hand made instruments found at the local rubbish tip. Louis Perez was a local character who spent weekdays mining for gold and weekends fronting his band The Peruvian Persuasions whose repertoire was generally Latin-tinged covers of songs originally made by US pop acts of the time. Occasionally they would slip in an original composition that would sit nicely next to material you might have heard, by the likes of Fania Allstars & Ray Baretto. 'Que Se Sepa' was one of those tracks."

Side 1 - Angelina Goalie & The Football Funkateers - "Rock Steady!" (Beef Jerky edit)
Side 2 - Louis Perez & The Peruvian Persuaions - "Que Se Sepa" (Latin Funka edit)