HARD... RAW... DEEP... FUNK: August 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Very Best of Southside Movement - I've Been Watching You

                                                                   "The Very Best of Southside Movement: I've Been Watching You is a ten-track overview of the disco band's career, containing the entirety of their original debut album, which featured the hit singles "I've Been Watching You" and "Can You Get to That." The group didn't have much beyond those two singles, and even those will be of interest primarily to disco specialists, but for those who like the hits, there are a couple of enjoyable, similar-sounding songs on the album."



1. Southside Movement - I've Been Watching You (3:04)
2. Southside Movement - Love Turned Me Loose (2:08)
3. Southside Movement - La Dee Da (2:54)
4. Southside Movement - Have a Little Mercy (4:53)
5. Southside Movement - Can You Get to That (3:11)
6. Southside Movement - You're Going to Lose My Love (3:25)
7. Southside Movement - Come on and Love Me (2:30)
8. Southside Movement - Everlasting Thrill (3:04)
9. Southside Movement - Superstition (4:04)
10. Southside Movement - Mud Wind (4:38)

Southside Movement - You're Going to Lose My Love

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lee Moses - Time And Place

                     "A funky guitarist with a rough and powerful deep soul singing style, Atlanta musician Lee Moses deserved a much wider audience during his lifetime, but although he released several dynamite singles and an engaging album in the late '60s and early '70s, he is a true lost figure in the history of R&B. Moses was born on March 13, 1941, in Atlanta, GA, and attended Booker T. Washington High School, where he sang in talent shows and learned to play guitar. He formed his first band, the Showstoppers, in the 1950s, and the group was an extremely big draw in the Atlanta area. Moses met New York producer and scene hustlerJohnny Brauntly around 1965 and began working as a session guitarist for him (along with another session player, some left-handed guitarist named Jimi Hendrix) in the Big Apple. Moses cut three singles for Musicor Records in 1967, followed by a couple more for Dynamo Records and a nine-track solo LP in 1971 for Maple Records entitled Time and Place, which saw him backed by his own band, now called the Disciples, and various members of the Ohio Players. The album sold little at the time but has become a revered and highly sought-after lost treasure for deep soul fans and collectors. Moses' last known release was a version of "The Dark End of the Street," which appeared as a single on Gates Records in the early '70s. He returned to Atlanta shortly thereafter and the city remained his home base for the rest of his life. He gigged locally there but apparently did not record again. He died in Atlanta in 1997. Castle Music combined all of Moses' singles with the 1971 LP tracks in 2007 and released them as the Time and Place CD, essentially creating a long-awaited collected works anthology."



1. Lee Moses - My Adorable One (2:55)
2. Lee Moses - Diana (From N.Y.C.) (2:22)
3. Lee Moses - Reach Out I'll Be There (2:46)
4. Lee Moses - Day Tripper (2:02)
5. Lee Moses - Bad Girl (Part 1) (2:27)
6. Lee Moses - Bad Girl (Part 2) (2:20)
7. Lee Moses - I'm Sad About It (2:47)
8. Lee Moses - How Much Longer (Must I Wait?) (2:39)
9. Lee Moses - If Loving You Is A Crime (I'll (2:36)
10. Lee Moses - Never In My Life (2:42)
11. Lee Moses - Time And Place (Single Version (3:05)
12. Lee Moses - I Can't Take No Chances (2:48)
13. Lee Moses - Time And Place (Album Version) (2:58)
14. Lee Moses - Got That Will (3:01)
15.  Lee Moses - What You Don't Want Me To Be
16.  Lee Moses - California Dreaming
17.  Lee Moses - Every Boy And Girl
18.  Lee Moses - Hey Joe
19.  Lee Moses - Free At Last
20.  Lee Moses - Would You Give Up Everything
21.  Lee Moses - Adorable One
22.  Lee Moses - The Dark End Of The Street
23.  Lee Moses - She's A Bad Girl

Lee Moses - Hey Joe

Monday, August 20, 2012

Maceo Parker - Maceo - Soundtrack (1994)


1. Maceo Parker-cold sweet (9:06)
2. Maceo Parker-knock on wood (4:26)
3. Maceo Parker-new moon (7:24)
4. Maceo Parker-house party (7:36)
5. Maceo Parker-new song (5:10)
6. Maceo Parker-chameleon (10:38)
7. Maceo Parker-make it funky (15:00)
8. Maceo Parker-C jam funk (11:50)

Maceo Parker-house party