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Monday, August 11, 2014

WILLIE BOBO - GOTTA HUSTLE ON

Willie Bobo is a legendary figure in the world of Latin/ Afro-Cuban jazz; not only did the man play percussion (with a focus on his timbale work) alongside Tito Puente, but Mr. Bobo also played on several Latin-influenced jazz records by the likes of George Shearing and Cal Tjader, as well as cutting several LP's on his own.

This track took his percussion work into the proto-disco era in a VERY appealing way. On top of a relentless groove, the percussion drives HARD on top of a very jazzy piano (which reminds me a whole lot of Willie Tee's playing), a spaced out guitar and electric piano, and superb horns.

from 1974...

WILLIE BOBO - GOTTA HUSTLE ON

Sunday, July 27, 2014

ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS - SHE'S MY WOMAN, SHE'S MY GIRL

Behold, the sublime and gorgeous debut from Houston, TX's Archie Bell & The Drells. This record was cut a year before their massive smash 'Tighten Up', and finds the group exploring a deep soul vocal harmony sound. Archie's vocal here is so smooth and when he slides into falsetto it has the power to take you anywhere...

from 1966...

ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS - SHE'S MY WOMAN, SHE'S MY GIRL