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Something a bit left field from 1991, as played by Norman Jay at the time - a Stress Records sampler that included this by Blue Notes, a game of spot the sample (look above for one clue):

 

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This thread got me routing through my sounds last night and finding 12" from back in the day ... and some still get played today as crossover tracks as the beat fits into modern ...  This one als

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22 hours ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Well said - thanks to all those who have kept it going and made it their own - Mickey Finn, Woolie Mark, etc

Good shout on Roisin - nice Severino & Nico remix, a touch of the Frankie Knuckles 

Talking of a broad church see what you think to this - Italian house meets jazz funk, nice dub mix of U.N.I 'Don't hold back the feeling'

 

nice one ;  digging it

 

 

 

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Mentioning Move Records on another thread reminded of this, which I was given gratis as multiple copies arrived at a record shop en route to the bargain bin. Amazing stuff - absolutely top fusion album on Move Records by Gary Boyle, someone more associated with jazz rock (along lines of Allan Holdsworth, Bill Bruford, etc.). Snake Davis is featured on sax:

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In another threat we talk about favorite 70's albums (soul, funk, fusion,...) and I listed some 70's Funk and Fusion favorites of mine.

If we talk about only Jazz - Funk and not necessary albums but tracks,... I can full dozens of pages! I don't knows how start to enumerate the ones that impressed me only from the second half of the 70's - first 80's!

I can start, for example, with two tracks from the same album that were played at the disco where I worked as barman in my last teens - first twenties, my "student years". The DJ's played many jazz - funk and smooth jazz stuff during the first half hour - the first hour before starting with the higher BPM / Uptempo Disco music. I keep my copy of the 7" on Capitol with "Rock Radio" on the A side and "It's Just The Way I Feel It" on the B side.

 

 

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Wow .. These were my 'formative' years clubbing in Essex/London and its heartening to see so many other people who were into this stuff as well. I think Id endorse many of the sounds listed already. with a few more . It wasn't; much of a split at the time but looking back a lot of stuff played .. and listed here (which I like by the way.) was not strictly Jazz Funk , and moves more towards disco (Chic )  or what was then underground soul. (Linda Clifford) I frequented Crackers Friday afternoons .. what an experience and sometimes  100 Club Saturday afternoons. Occasionally the Lacey Lady.. and Jazz Funk / Soul All Dayers such as Purley .. and Reading . Id heard Northern Soul and at Reading wandered into the 'Northern Room' and never left and within a month was booking trips to Wigan and elsewhere but still loved Jazz Funk,but grew a bit impatient with some of the crass behaviour ... hand bag thefts. .. Chris Hill antics.. disrespect for the Northern Rooms. Radio was Greg Edwards, Robbie Vincent , and the great Dave Simonds (Radio London) Fashions  and clothes ..  Take 6 , Cecil Gee. 

Lonnie Liston Smith - Exspansions . 

Wilbert Longmire - Black is the Colour. 

Earth Wind and Fire - Brazilian Rhyme. 

Ralph Macdonald  The Path 

Anything ... by Roy Ayers 

One track rarely listed but popular grove at the time.. 

 

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There's not many posts on the Dancing , which is revealed  by this clip from a Brixton club but looks very much what I remember at most Jazz Funk clubs. Of course High Tension were our local boys delivering their own EWF  sound. Great Days. R

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There's not many posts on the Dancing , which is revealed  by this clip from a Brixton club but looks very much what I remember at most Jazz Funk clubs. Of course High Tension were our local boys delivering their own EWF  sound. Great Days. R

I saw Hi Tension live at the California Ballroom in Dunstable once.  They were absolutely brilliant live in the 70s.  Of course Phil Fearon and David Joseph went on to chart success.

On the dancing, I tried to find a video of the Goldmine where the dancefloor was brilliant, but there don't seem to be any. :(

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Some of the styles  and smiles from those years... 

Dungarees, jelly sandals, fluorescent mohair jumpers, jam shoes :thumbup:

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8 hours ago, Coolnotes said:

Wow .. These were my 'formative' years clubbing in Essex/London and its heartening to see so many other people who were into this stuff as well. I think Id endorse many of the sounds listed already. with a few more . It wasn't; much of a split at the time but looking back a lot of stuff played .. and listed here (which I like by the way.) was not strictly Jazz Funk , and moves more towards disco (Chic )  or what was then underground soul. (Linda Clifford) I frequented Crackers Friday afternoons .. what an experience and sometimes  100 Club Saturday afternoons. Occasionally the Lacey Lady.. and Jazz Funk / Soul All Dayers such as Purley .. and Reading . Id heard Northern Soul and at Reading wandered into the 'Northern Room' and never left and within a month was booking trips to Wigan and elsewhere but still loved Jazz Funk,but grew a bit impatient with some of the crass behaviour ... hand bag thefts. .. Chris Hill antics.. disrespect for the Northern Rooms. Radio was Greg Edwards, Robbie Vincent , and the great Dave Simonds (Radio London) Fashions  and clothes ..  Take 6 , Cecil Gee. 

Lonnie Liston Smith - Exspansions . 

Wilbert Longmire - Black is the Colour. 

Earth Wind and Fire - Brazilian Rhyme. 

Ralph Macdonald  The Path 

Anything ... by Roy Ayers 

One track rarely listed but popular grove at the time.. 

Great post.  I've always thought that there were clear regional differences in the kind of music being played within the soul umbrella, but how much of that was down to a few influential jocks rather than a more widespread preference for a particular style? Local radio also played a key role, with the local club jocks hustling for airspace and promoting their preferred sounds. Especially in the earlier days of licensed commercial radio (1973 onwards) there was a public service remit to serve different tastes and community groups. This seemed to break down as the 80s progressed, while the BBC continued to drag its feet, at least at the national level. Clearly even the licensed local stations weren't doing enough given all the pirate radio action of the 80s, but that seemed to be concentrated in the areas where there was already a lot of choice (i.e., London and SE).

Would be interested to know more about what sort of local soul radio was going on during this era, and which djs were covering all bases or specialising (northern, jazz funk, etc.).

 

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18 hours ago, Mickey Finn said:

Great post.  I've always thought that there were clear regional differences in the kind of music being played within the soul umbrella, but how much of that was down to a few influential jocks rather than a more widespread preference for a particular style? Local radio also played a key role, with the local club jocks hustling for airspace and promoting their preferred sounds. Especially in the earlier days of licensed commercial radio (1973 onwards) there was a public service remit to serve different tastes and community groups. This seemed to break down as the 80s progressed, while the BBC continued to drag its feet, at least at the national level. Clearly even the licensed local stations weren't doing enough given all the pirate radio action of the 80s, but that seemed to be concentrated in the areas where there was already a lot of choice (i.e., London and SE).

Would be interested to know more about what sort of local soul radio was going on during this era, and which djs were covering all bases or specialising (northern, jazz funk, etc.).

 

Up until recently (when it fell apart) I still had a record box with a large Radio Invicta sticker on it.

https://www.thepiratearchive.net/invicta/

http://www.amfm.org.uk/pirates/radio-invicta.html

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In the theme of people who enjoyed both the northern soul and the jazz funk scenes in the 70s/80s, here are a couple of records I noticed looking through some of the Radio Invicta archive stuff online.  My point being these would both fit into any progressive northern soul playlist in my humble opinion.

 

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3 hours ago, woolie mark said:

This is a bit disappointing, but tells a story:

yes, a bit thin on content - there is clearly much more to tell. Robbie V's point about new music is spot on of course - sounds very like Soul Sam in fact. And interesting to hear Chris Hill defending his refusal to play stuff that wasn't soul. Except "Magic fly" by Space of course :ohmy:

I've heard it said that Morgan Khan's decision for Streetsounds to ditch the more soulful side of music and go "urban" played a big part in driving the scene underground in the early 90s.

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In the theme of people who enjoyed both the northern soul and the jazz funk scenes in the 70s/80s, here are a couple of records I noticed looking through some of the Radio Invicta archive stuff online.  My point being these would both fit into any progressive northern soul playlist in my humble opinion.

Taka Boom one new to me - what a tune, love it. Only really know her from 'Can't get high without you' - amazing voice, puts Chaka in the shade for me

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Taka Boom supplied the vocals for the Sunburst Band's "Everyday". She regularly collaborates with Joey Negro.

For a time she was a member of the Undisputed Truth, and sang the lead on "You + me = love" - see the Female singers A-Z thread for that (page 11!).

She had a brief turn in the spotlight during the 80s with a crash-bang-thump-wallop LP that featured this hit. She is able to overcome the production and then some:

 

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I've heard it said that Morgan Khan's decision for Streetsounds to ditch the more soulful side of music and go "urban" played a big part in driving the scene underground in the early 90s.

I don't recall that being a big factor and it happened very quickly in the late 80s. House became massive in no time - check the you tube footage of the Prestatyn Weekender in 1988. After the success of the first Keith Sweat LP in late 87, swingbeat also very quickly took on a life of its own. Mainstream soul music tend to concentrate mainly on ballads and a lot of people lost interest - certainly in clubs.

Pity as there was still a lot of good stuff coming out like Perri, Will Downing, Chapter 8, Miles Jaye, etc.

 

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I'm a Philly Sound Lover in all the different faces that this sound was expressed (fusion, soul, gospel, disco-soul, funk, jazz, latin, blues, pop, jazz-funk, rock,... from  Boby Rush, Lou Rawls, Monk Montgomery, O'Jays, Fania All-Stars, . Brokington Singers, Ted Wortham & Co., Laura Nyro to Spiritual Concept or Jaggerz passing trough Joe Simon and Wilson Pickett). Here's three, IMHO, jazz - funk monsters I can't stop to heard from the P.I.R. fusion - jazz-funk catalogue:

 

 

 

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I don't recall that being a big factor and it happened very quickly in the late 80s. House became massive in no time - check the you tube footage of the Prestatyn Weekender in 1988. After the success of the first Keith Sweat LP in late 87, swingbeat also very quickly took on a life of its own. Mainstream soul music tend to concentrate mainly on ballads and a lot of people lost interest - certainly in clubs.

Pity as there was still a lot of good stuff coming out like Perri, Will Downing, Chapter 8, Miles Jaye, etc.

 

I think you're right about the speed with which house and swingbeat established themselves, but there was still a lot of more uptempo "mainstream" soul at the time, and despite Chris Hill's correct observation about the euro nature of a lot of house, there was also an increasing amount of soul being incorporated even in the early days, such that it wasn't long before people like Bobby and Steve and Paul Trouble Anderson were very much leading the way in supporting uptempo soulful dance.

The Streetsounds comment might have been based on a very London-centric view of the world, but their output (along with a few lesser but similar outfits like the "Upfront" series) covered a very wide range of styles. For example, the Streetsounds "Artists" series put out some very decent comps (e.g., Jean Carne) and the rare groove scene was also significant, as reflected in various comps of the period. This all changed very suddenly as record companies and radio stations just pulled the plug on soul to focus on urban and euro fodder - remember the uproar resulting from Kiss FM's revised music policy as early as 1991 (legal launch in Sept 90) and departure of station founder Gordon Mac, and the sad spectacle of someone like David Rodigan doing daytime presenting of very poor quality stuff. I'm not sure how much could be blamed on Morgan Khan - he was no doubt just going with the commercial flow - but it all snowballed very quickly.

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Wow .. These were my 'formative' years clubbing in Essex/London and its heartening to see so many other people who were into this stuff as well. I think Id endorse many of the sounds listed already. with a few more . It wasn't; much of a split at the time but looking back a lot of stuff played .. and listed here (which I like by the way.) was not strictly Jazz Funk , and moves more towards disco (Chic )  or what was then underground soul. (Linda Clifford) I frequented Crackers Friday afternoons .. what an experience and sometimes  100 Club Saturday afternoons. Occasionally the Lacey Lady.. and Jazz Funk / Soul All Dayers such as Purley .. and Reading . Id heard Northern Soul and at Reading wandered into the 'Northern Room' and never left and within a month was booking trips to Wigan and elsewhere but still loved Jazz Funk,but grew a bit impatient with some of the crass behaviour ... hand bag thefts. .. Chris Hill antics.. disrespect for the Northern Rooms. Radio was Greg Edwards, Robbie Vincent , and the great Dave Simonds (Radio London) Fashions  and clothes ..  Take 6 , Cecil Gee. 

 

My experience came from the transitional period when funk crept into the "Soul Clubs", Wigan, Mecca, Ritz, that we went to.

In Manchester, the "Jazz Funk" as I knew it, came from the evolution of that 70's soul/funk (the label "Disco" coming later) and my taste stayed with that end of the scale.

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9 hours ago, woolie mark said:

In the theme of people who enjoyed both the northern soul and the jazz funk scenes in the 70s/80s, here are a couple of records I noticed looking through some of the Radio Invicta archive stuff online.  My point being these would both fit into any progressive northern soul playlist in my humble opinion.

 

The David Ruffin track was being revived about 10 years ago by Shaun Robbins among others. Thanks for digging up the links - just listening to Chris Hill playing this! "no disco, just soul". Style wise reminds me of Kenny Everett. Unfortunately less than 14 minutes but in addition to David Ruffin we get LJ Reynolds "Let me satisfy you", Tom Scott "Desire" and Seawind "He loves you". Not at all the obvious stuff - and at a time when the charts were still a place where you could find decent tunes.

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7 hours ago, Mickey Finn said:

The David Ruffin track was being revived about 10 years ago by Shaun Robbins among others. Thanks for digging up the links - just listening to Chris Hill playing this! "no disco, just soul". Style wise reminds me of Kenny Everett. Unfortunately less than 14 minutes but in addition to David Ruffin we get LJ Reynolds "Let me satisfy you", Tom Scott "Desire" and Seawind "He loves you". Not at all the obvious stuff - and at a time when the charts were still a place where you could find decent tunes.

Hilly doesn't come across well in some old recordings, but that was his DJ personality.  He was a brilliant DJ, always digging up fantastic unknown (and sometimes ultra-rare) oldies.  He wasn't scared to mix in afro-beat, reggae, sixties soul, samba, or even pop/rock stuff.  

I'll always remember him several times a night at the Goldmine "Drinkers get off the dancefloor now, no drinkers on the dancefloor, drinkers up the bar, the dance floor is for dancers.....DANCERS ONLY ON THE DANCEFLOOR".  Underneath his DJ persona I always found him a fairly modest man who was primarily devoted to quality soul music and generating an amazing dancefloor experience.  He'll always be hated on the northern soul scene for the time he "invaded" the northern room at an all dayer, which did really happen and isn't an urban myth. 

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13 hours ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Taka Boom one new to me - what a tune, love it. Only really know her from 'Can't get high without you' - amazing voice, puts Chaka in the shade for me

I put up the 12" version by mistake.  The shorter versions are maybe a bit punchier?  Chaka (her sister for those who don't know) is singing with her on this one.

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9 hours ago, woolie mark said:

I put up the 12" version by mistake.  The shorter versions are maybe a bit punchier?  Chaka (her sister for those who don't know) is singing with her on this one.

Yeah you are right - the short version works better I think but both good. Going to get the UK 12" from discogs as it has both versions :thumbup:

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9 hours ago, woolie mark said:

Hilly doesn't come across well in some old recordings, but that was his DJ personality.  He was a brilliant DJ, always digging up fantastic unknown (and sometimes ultra-rare) oldies.  He wasn't scared to mix in afro-beat, reggae, sixties soul, samba, or even pop/rock stuff.  

I'll always remember him several times a night at the Goldmine "Drinkers get off the dancefloor now, no drinkers on the dancefloor, drinkers up the bar, the dance floor is for dancers.....DANCERS ONLY ON THE DANCEFLOOR".  Underneath his DJ persona I always found him a fairly modest man who was primarily devoted to quality soul music and generating an amazing dancefloor experience.  He'll always be hated on the northern soul scene for the time he "invaded" the northern room at an all dayer, which did really happen and isn't an urban myth. 

He refers to that in the Funk Mafia profile posted above, and claims to have further emptied an already empty northern room, so I guess there won't be much love there. However I think that misses the point - he was on a wind up and pokes fun because he knows himself that the overlap between "northern" and "jazz funk" musically speaking is too big for there to be any to-die-for division. That's the difference between his attitude to "northern" and to what came later that he absolutely refused to play.

There's a clip of him being interviewed on C4's The Tube by Paula Yates at the Goldmine, where he can be heard directing drinkers off the dancefloor. 

https://youtu.be/qFM1PY9ksps

This is also worth a look:

 

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The most "funk" flavored track (IMHO) from Richard Tee's "Natural Ingredients" albums (one of my 70's favorites!):

 

And from another 70's favorite album of mine, Bob James "Three" (here was were I discovered Grover Washington, the guesting artist):

 

And a very funny hip - hop spanish cover using as a sample, La Puta Opepé and "Golpe Bajo" (from the album "Los cuñaos del Fonk"):

 

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14 hours ago, Mickey Finn said:

There's a clip of him being interviewed on C4's The Tube by Paula Yates at the Goldmine, where he can be heard directing drinkers off the dancefloor. 

Yeah, I was there that night (and there is actually a short clip of me dancing).  I did volunteer to be interviewed as they asked to have somebody who traveled to events.  Then they decided they didn't want me, probably because I wasn't in a "tribe", LOL.  Paula Yates was vile btw, she sulked the whole night and marched around loudly saying things like "why did they make me come to this shithole".  She looked like an evil dwarf from a hobbit film or something, horrible woman.

Going off tangent a bit, Paula Yates is reputed to be the blonde model on the front cover of the Mascara LP which Hilly produced with Luther on vocals.  Think this might be an urban myth.  He tells lots of stories about this including that when Luther arrived for the recording sessions he asked for "guide vocal" recordings for the songs, which Hilly sang on.  He alleges that some of his guide vocals were included in the final mix and therefore he can say he sang with Luther.  However, I can't hear him anywhere on the LP, and I used to hear him singing at the Goldmine often and would recognise his singing voice if I heard it.  So I think he might of made that up.

He did loads of daft comedy records, and must have made some good money out of it.  He also had the Ensign label, and he did loads of good things including rereleasing old UK Sue label stuff.

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Yeah, I was there that night (and there is actually a short clip of me dancing).  I did volunteer to be interviewed as they asked to have somebody who traveled to events.  Then they decided they didn't want me, probably because I wasn't in a "tribe", LOL.  Paula Yates was vile btw, she sulked the whole night and marched around loudly saying things like "why did they make me come to this shithole".  She looked like an evil dwarf from a hobbit film or something, horrible woman.

Going off tangent a bit, Paula Yates is reputed to be the blonde model on the front cover of the Mascara LP which Hilly produced with Luther on vocals.  Think this might be an urban myth.  He tells lots of stories about this including that when Luther arrived for the recording sessions he asked for "guide vocal" recordings for the songs, which Hilly sang on.  He alleges that some of his guide vocals were included in the final mix and therefore he can say he sang with Luther.  However, I can't hear him anywhere on the LP, and I used to hear him singing at the Goldmine often and would recognise his singing voice if I heard it.  So I think he might of made that up.

He did loads of daft comedy records, and must have made some good money out of it.  He also had the Ensign label, and he did loads of good things including rereleasing old UK Sue label stuff.

I was always put off the Tube because of Paula Yates. As emerged later she was clearly a troubled soul but I never figured how she got the gig. She either flirted or sulked, and had no presentation skills to speak of. Leslie Ash replaced her for a series and was a breath of fresh air by comparison.

There were some great live performances on the Tube that I can remember, including Edwin Starr and Bobby Womack. Might be worth somebody getting access to Channel 4's archives (or would it be whoever owns Tyne Tees these days?) to compile something of these.

It's possible that the whole clip with the Goldmine was made possible via Bob Geldof, whose Boomtown Rats were on Ensign, and even much later wrote nice liner notes for Chris Hill's compilation on Expansion, "Get this party started".

Must say my respect for Mr Hill has grown a lot thanks to this thread.

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whats the backing track on this one anyone?

Crown Heights Affair, sounding very Britfunkish, or was it the other way round? Who cares, great stuff :thumbsup:

 

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Another, IMHO, anthem from the 70's on the jazz-funk field that belongs to one of my 70's favorite LP's: "Movin' In All Directions" by People's Choice. In fact all the B side of this album is a masterpiece of the genre ("Opus de Funk" and "Mellow Mood") very different to the usual stuff by this group tagged as "Raw Funk" by Frank Brunson, the lead group in an interview:

 

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Only just come across this topic after not logging in for a long while! 

Use to love the first couple of hours at Cleethorpes Winter Gardens when Poke would be playing all the latest new promo stuff he'd picked up from Soul Bowl. I'd slowly over about an eighteen month period got more and more into the new stuff, and even later on realised the Northern stuff I liked the most had that polished early to mid 70's new production, lush strings with rolling percussion behind, as opposed to the more stomping late 60's Detroit sound. 

Stuff I was into at Cleethorpes that Poke was spinning was stuff like Double Exposure : Ten Percent, Love Committee : Cheaters Never Win, LaSo : La So Square, Ripple : The Beat Goes On, Evelyn King : Shame, Marsha  Hunt : The Other Side Of Midnight, John Gibbs : Trinidad, Cameo : It's Serious, Francis McGee : Delirium to name a few.

Then in Spring 78' went on my own to my first Ritz All Dayer, it was the 3rd Anniversary if i remember rightly!

Musically a big day for me, noticed how the folks from the disco/jazz-funk crowds were having a good old time, some of the guys actually dancing with girls in some cases (doing the bump), some folks with whistles and other musical instrument stuff. Vibrant clothes as well they were wearing, all exciting stuff! LOL

Then the music, so infectious!!!

Ashford & Simpson : Don't Cost Ya Nothing, George Benson : On Broadway, EWF : Runnin', and a few more like Joe Sample : Many Stops Along The Way, Lee Ritenour : Fly By Night that became ingrained in my head. Colin Curtis was the man that day, and still to this day one of my all time favourite DJ's. 

I quickly became involved more and more with the Disco / Jazz-Funk scene to the point by late 78' I'd stopped attending Northern Soul events altogether. I started going to the Leeds Central every Friday night for Dewhurst & Schofield's night, some Saturdays over to Manchester for Rafters with Colin Curtis, and the usual Blackpool Mecca and Ritz All Dayers. I occasionally came down to London as well for The 100 Club Saturday afternoon session and other weekend club nights happening around central London.

Wonderful days that along with my start on the Northern Soul scene from 74' gave me the foundations for a musically rich life to date.

These days musically, I jointly run a monthly night called 'Reference Point' mostly in the central London area (sometimes in other spots like Leeds and Asturias in Spain as well) since 2013 playing Soul, Jazz, Library/Soundtracks, Disco, AOR, Brazilian & Balearic musical sounds.

I even ended up becoming friends with Alex Malheiros the bass player from Azymuth (one of my all time favourite jazz fusion bands) and hanging out at his house just outside of Rio De Janeiro, as well as visiting Ed Motta and becoming friends. Met my wife while on one of my record digging trips in Brazil in the mid 90's, compiled a Brazilian comp for EMI / Blue Note Records(Blue Brazil 3) back in 2000, and in the last few years compiled the 'Americana - Rock Your Soul' Volumes 1 & 2 for BBE Records together with a friend (Volume 3 out this coming summer).

All this happened due to those early foundation days of following the music of the Northern Soul and Jazz-Funk scenes back in the 70's...:)

 

Mark GV Taylor

 

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I am working my way through a pile of old Blues & Soul and Black Music mags which a friend of mine unexpectedly donated to me last week. Came across a review of this, which I had never heard of before...came out on UK-only 12" on a one off, independent label. Review suggests, in a roundabout way, that its the same musicians who recorded Hudson People 'Trip To Your Mind'... Bit of an obscurity. 

 

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...Here's another one I'd never heard of that I picked up on the basis of a mention in one of those old Blues & Souls. Sort of a Mecca / disco / jazz funk hybrid. A bit Diane Jenkins-esque. Seems very overlooked and maybe fell through the cracks on account of its generic, uninspiring title? I think it's great! Greg Carmichael production. (It seems to have been bootlegged fairly recently in Italy, though for some reason..maybe played on their 'cosmic' scene back in the 70s / 80s?)

 

 

 

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Really liked both of these tracks...splendid stuff,thanks for posting !  

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On 1/18/2018 at 17:35, Homage said:

.....as well as visiting Ed Motta and becoming friends. 

You are friends with Ed Motta?  Fuck me, that's the biggest name drop on this site ever for me!  He's Tim Maia's cousin isn't he?  I would give my right arm to have a conversation with him about what his family gatherings were like in the 1970s.  For me, Ed Motta is one of the greatest living soul voices (in my humble opinion).  I can't even tell you how exciting it is for me to hear from somebody so closely connected to him.

Can you get me a copy of Tim Maia's first 7" on the Fermata label via your Brazilian contacts Mark?  I can't find one in good condition with the picture sleeve anywhere.  I'm serious about that, if you can get me one please PM me.  I've trawled through numerous Brazilian record dealers websites with no joy.  I'm even thinking about flying to Rio this year to go record hunting.  No fun though, cos I can't speak a word of Portugese.  Am I likely to find people who can speak English if I go there?  My second language is French, but suppose that will be no help in Brazil?

Thanks for the post Mark, fascinating stuff.

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On 1/18/2018 at 17:35, Homage said:

These days musically, I jointly run a monthly night called 'Reference Point' mostly in the central London area (sometimes in other spots like Leeds and Asturias in Spain as well) since 2013 playing Soul, Jazz, Library/Soundtracks, Disco, AOR, Brazilian & Balearic musical sounds.

This sort of thing Mark?  Superb mate :thumbsup:

 

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