Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Oct 20

Nuyorican soul - Mawtilus
Johnny Harris - Odyssey pt 1
Pimps of joytime - PJT's high steppin
DJ Nu Mark - Tropicailfornia - main mix
Urban dance squad - Deeper shade of soul
Adi Dick - Nightbus
Wrongtom meets Deemus J - Wa do dance
The Inversions - I can't stand these lonely nights
George Faith - I forgot to be your lover
Restless soul - Turn me out - version
Eric B and Rakim - Don't sweat the technique
Incredible bongo band - Let there be drums
Bill Cosby - The dope pusher song
Take you praise - Camille Yarbrough
Sharon Jones and the Dapkings - What if we all stopped paying taxes
War - Keep on doin
Concept neuf - The path - Sofrito edit
Supercat - Dolly my baby - Bad boy extended mix
Martin Brew - Sand steppin
Billy Preston and Syreeta - Go for it instrumental
Wajeed - Funkin for Jamaica

Brooklyn funk essentials - Creator has a master plan - More Rockers remix
ESG - Dance
Tosca - Chocolate Elvis
Luciano - Police and thieves - State of Bengal remix
Resonators - Vipers

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pokarekare ana - Neketini Brass

Can't recall where I found this seven inch (pictured above), some op shop down country, but it's signed by Nick Nicholson and the band. Unfortunately the single inside wasn't the right one (Rod Derret - Bongo train, which is still a pretty cool tune), but I love that someone has corrected the liner notes on the back in pen. More on Nick Nicholson and the Neketini Brass here.

ADDED: Harley Williams, grandson of Neketini Brass member George Williams, got in touch with me, to ask for a copy of the scanned cover, above.He told me his Grandad  had recently joined a former bandmate onstage singing a few songs, not bad for an 89 year old, first time onstage for a decade too, apparently. Harley also told me that the Neketini Brass played at the wedding of John Grennell.

Nick Nicholson (centre, w guitar) and his Neketini Brass, outside the NZBC radio studio in Christchurch

Nick Nicholson and Neketini Brass -Discography (sourced via National Library's collection listings)

Titles: Po ata rau (Now is the hour) ; Haere mai
Nick Nicholson and The Neketini Brass.
His Master’s Voice HR.318, 1968. 45 rpm, 7 inch

Exciting brass - Nick Nicholson & The Neketini Brass.
Regal SREG.30006: Manufactured and distributed by His Master’s Voice (N.Z.), 1968. 33 1/3 rpm, 12 inch LP
Titles: Mehe manurere / Haere mai / Tekau wai wai riki = Ten tiny toes / Karu / Te haere ki te taone-o-ata = Morning-town ride / Tararua tramp / trad. ; arr. Nicholson / Hoki hoki tonu mai = Little brown jug / Neketini mambo / Hine e hine / Hoki mai ki au / Pokarekare ana / Po ata rau = Now is the hour

 The Neketini Brass- Nick Nicholson and The Neketini Brass.
His Master’s Voice, CSDM 6264, 1968. 33 1/3 rpm, 12 inch LP
Titles: Mehe manurere / Haere mai / Tekau wai wai riki = Ten tiny toes / Karu / Te haere ki te taone-o-ata = Morning-town ride / Tararua tramp / trad. ; arr. Nicholson / Hoki hoki tonu mai = Little brown jug / Neketini mambo / Hine e hine / Hoki mai ki au / Pokarekare ana / Po ata rau = Now is the hour

A merry Christmas - The Neketini Brass.
His Master’s Voice, GESM.6136, 1968. 45 rpm ; 7 inch.
Titles: Silent night / Jingle bells / The first Nowell / Good King Wenceslas.
Note: "Nick Nicholson and the Neketini Brass"--Back cover. Produced by Don Richardson ; arranged by Nick Nicholson. Issue no. GESM.6136 on record; GEGM 6136 on cover.

Jingle bells / Hoki mai - The Neketini Brass.
His Master’s Voice, HR.339,1968. 45 rpm ; 7 inch.

Neketini Brass - Nick Nicholson and the Neketini Brass.
Robbins Recordings, RREP75, 1969. 45 rpm ; 7 inch EP
Titles: Hine e hine./ Pokarekare./ Mene manurere./ Lonely bull./ Tijuana taxi.

Fred Wesley, live in AK, March 21

Mr Fred Wesley, former member of James Brown's band The JBs, is playing live in Auckland at the Powerstation, March 21, 2013. That's gonna be a house party, y'all!

Presale tickets on sale 23 October from & General tickets on sale Thurs 25th October from Ticketmaster.

Some backgrounders...

1. Fred was bandleader and musical director for James Brown’s band The JBs in the early 1970s.

2. Fred co-wrote James Brown’s 1971 hit Hot Pants

3. Fred Wesley & The JBs’ 1973 recording of Doing It To Death sold over a million copies.

4. Fred Wesley & The JBs’ 1974 track Blow Your Head was sampled by Public Enemy in 1987.

5. Fred led Parliament-Funkadelic’s Horny Horns after leaving James Brown in 1975.

6. Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns’ 1977 track A Blow For You, A Toot For Me was co-written by George Clinton and Bootsy Collins.

7. Fred joined the Count Basie Orchestra in 1978.

8. Fred toured with Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis as the JB Horns in the 1990s.

9. Fred Wesley was Born On The 4th Of July in Columbus, Georgia.

10. Fred Wesley is the funkiest trombone player on the planet.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

El Truento mix

Christoph El Truento mix for CMND CNTRL. Free download too. "This mix was recorded to tape, buried for 24 hours in Christoph's back yard, then dug up & uploaded to soundcloud for your listening pleasure. Enjoy."

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Daptone uptown ranking

This has been out for a minute, some nice soul from Daptone, reworked with a lick of reggae from Victor Axelrod (Antibalas) aka Ticklah. On 7"vinyl, or click below for free mp3, if you give the folk at Daptone your email.

FREE DOWNLOAD – Bob & Gene feat. The Inversions – I Can’t Stand These Lonely Nights/ Rub The Lamp

Monday, October 15, 2012

SAMPLE THIS Official Movie Trailer

The tale of one of APACHE, the greatest hiphop breaks ever, and the band behind it - Michael Viners Incredible Bongo Band. This looks seriously dope.

"SAMPLE THIS is the true story of how an unknown music producer and the greatest studio musicians of the 70's entwined to create one of the most influential albums in history.

If not for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, it might never have happened. The gunshots that rang out in the Ambassador Hotel kitchen in June of 1968 started a music revolution. It's the story of a band that never was, a cult movie and revolutionary music from the streets of New York. A pop culture odyssey that includes Charles Manson, a former Beatle and an infamous mobster."

Color climax - Right

A project led by Simon Holloway (later of Beaver Music) and Greg Davis with Rob Salmon - Holloway worked as a producer and programmer across a number of Deepgrooves releases, most notably on Sulata's outstanding album, Kia Koe. He also worked with Phil Fuemana on UPR releases. The song Never Know by Color Climax was on the Deepgrooves 95 compilation, and was also included on this single.

From Deepgrooves 95 compilation, liner notes

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Van She vs Mad Prof

Oz popsters get their arses dubbed out by Mad Professor. Free DL... hat tip to RCRDLBL

RIP Captain Barkey

Jamaican singer, shot outside a motel room in the Bronx. Jamaican Obeserver reports that "Captain Barkey, who teamed with deejay partner Wickerman on the 1996 hit song Go Go Wine, is dead.

The burly ex-soldier's bullet-riddled body was found by police in a car outside a motel in the Bronx, New York early Saturday morning, the Jamaica Observer has learned

A 38 year-old woman was also in the vehicle, police reported. She was also shot multiple times. They were pronounced dead at the scene...

...Captain Barkey (real name Wayne Hamilton) was a veteran of the sound system circuit. He and Wickerman had a few minor hits before topping local charts 16 years ago with Go Go Wine."

MORE BACKGROUND: " Barkey, born Joslyn Hamilton on November 4, 1951, was reportedly shot as he sat in a car with a female companion named Tracy Bennett, 38, after they exited the Holiday Motel in the Eastchester section of the Bronx. 

The New York Police Department says the alleged gunman, who remains at large, is Joseph Kernizan, 42, the father of two of Bennett's three children. Bennett, who was also murdered, had reportedly taken out a restraining order against Kernizan who had on more than one occasion warned Hamilton to end his relationship with Bennett.