Archive for May, 2008

Johnny Griffith – Do It

May 29, 2008

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Johnny Griffith

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Listen – Johnny Griffith – Do It – MP3″

Greetings all.

I hope all is well on your end, and that you got a chance to head on over to Fleamarket Funk and check out my guest mix (I’ll eventually be adding it to the podcast archive).
I decided to close out the week with a track that I spun at the last Asbury Park 45 Sessions.
It was a while back, not long after I copped my copy of Billy Sha Rae’s funky ‘Do It’ that I discovered what I though might be (and in fact turned out to be) an instrumental version of the tune by Johnny Griffith.
Griffith – one of the famed Funk Brothers – was a versatile keyboardist who recorded two LPs for Motown’s Jazz Workshop subsidiary.
Griffith’s supremely funky, clavinet-tastic, version of the tune (basically Griffith soloing over the backing track from the Sha Rae 45) is a killer. Though I dig both versions, I vacillate between which one is my fave (currently leaning toward the instro).
Griffith, who reunited with the Funk Brothers around the time that ‘Standing In the Shadows of Motown’ was released,  passed away in 2002 at the age of 66.
As always, I hope you dig the tune.

Funky16Corners 2008 Pledge Drive
In related news, this coming Monday (June 2) I’ll be dropping a very special edition of Funky16Corners Radio (Number 50!!) and kicking off the 2008 Funky16Corners Pledge Drive.
Every year (at least for the last three) around this time (when my server bills come due) I pass the e-hat and ask for donations to cover the cost of maintaining the Funky16Corners Blog and web zine. This is basically the server space where all of the graphics – and more importantly, the sound files, including the Funky16Corners Radio Podcast Archive – are stored.
I’ll have up a Paypal link, and if you feel like you get something out of the blog, and wish to contribute to its continued existence, anything you are able to give will be greatly appreciated.
That said, I hope you all have an excellent weekend, and I’ll see you on Monday.
Peace
Larry

PSS Head over to Iron Leg for an outstanding slice of Freakbeat

PSS Stop by Paperback Rider too…

Jimmy McGriff 1936 – 2008

May 26, 2008

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The Master

Listen – Jimmy McGriff – A Thing To Come By Pts 1&2 – MP3″

NOTE: I was just informed that I had the incorrect file linked above. I’ll try to fix it tonight.

Thanks

Larry

Listen – Jimmy McGriff – Fat Cakes – MP3″

Greetings all.

I wasn’t planning a post tonight, but after spending an absolutely lovely Memorial Day hanging with my brother and his family, I came home, logged on and found out that one of the last remaining greats of the Hammond, Jimmy McGriff had passed away at the age of 72.
McGriff, a former police officer was one of the founding fathers of the Philly school of Hammond (a group which included Jimmy Smith, Groove Holmes, Shirley Scott, and later Charles Earland) who first hit it big in 1962 with his cover of Ray Charles’ ‘I Got a Woman’, and shortly after that with the blinding swing of ‘All About My Girl’.
McGriff – in a career that spanned more than 50 years – recorded for Sue, Solid State, Capitol, Blue Note, Groove Merchant and Milestone, recording his final album a few years ago.
McGriff, unlike some of his contemporaries, was able to play hard charging R&B, soul jazz and funk with equal facility, leaving behind classics in all of those styles.
The two tracks I’m posting this evening appeared over the last few years in a couple of Hammond-centric episodes of the Funky16Corners Radio podcast.
‘A Thing To Come By Pts 1&2’ appeared on the 1969 LP of the same name for Solid State.
‘Fat Cakes’ is ripped from a Capitol 45 and originally appeared on his 1971 ‘Soul Sugar’ LP.
They are both prime examples of McGriff’s funky mid-period work, and stand as a testament to why Hammond fiends like me hold him in such high esteem.
He was truly one of the greatest, and will be missed.
Peace
Larry

PS Don’t forget to head over to Fleamarket Funk to check out my guest mix!

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PSS Head over to Iron Leg for a track by Arthur Lee and Love.

Paperback Rider has been updated as well

Funky16Corners Guests at Fleamarket Funk

May 26, 2008

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To hear this mix, head on over to the Funky16Corners Guest Mix Archive

Greetings all.
As promised, I’m sending you over to DJ Prestige’s Fleamarket Funk blog for my contribution to his ongoing guest mix series. My mix, ‘The Six Million Dollar Groove’ is a collection of funky and soulful jazz sounds that ought to get your week off to an energetic start.
So, head on over to Fleamarket Funk, check out the mix and when you’re done, stick around and check out my man Prestige’s own mixes and individual tracks. He’s got a good thing going over there, and if you dig it here, you’ll surely find something you’ll like over at FMF.
That said, I hope you dig the mix and I’ll back later in the week.

Peace
Larry

GO NOW!! – FUNKY16CORNERS GUESTS AT FLEAMARKET FUNK

Asbury Park 45 Sessions Wrap Up

May 24, 2008

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Me, apparently giving my selection a lot of thought…

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Listen – Soul Brothers Six – Some Kind of Wonderful – MP3″

Funk16Corners Set List 5/23 Asbury Park 45 Sessions

Roger & the Gypsies – Pass the Hatchet Pt1 (Seven B)
Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham – Lover and a Friend (Capitol)
James Brown – Talking Loud and Saying Nothing (“rock version”) (King)
Roosevelt Grier – Slow Drag (MGM)
Dee Felice Trio – There Was a Time (King)
Rufus Thomas – Do the Funky Penguin Pt1 (Stax)
Jimmy Smith – The Cat (Verve)
Georgie Fame – El Bandido (Imperial)
Backyard Heavies – Expo 83 (Scepter)
Cymande – Fug (Janus)
Boogaloo Joe Jones – Right On (Prestige)
Gloria Walker – Them Changes (Federal)
King Curtis – Changes Pt1 (Atco)
Bill Doggett – Honky Tonk Popcorn (King)
Johnny Griffith – Do It (Triple B)
Bill Cosby – I Luv Myself Better Than I Luv Myself (Capitol)
Joe Hicks – Home Sweet Home Pt2 (Scepter)
The Flamingos – Boogaloo Party (Philips)
Chuck Edwards – Downtown Soulville (Punch)
Billy Wade and the 3rd Degrees – Tear It Up Pt1 (ABC)
Lou Courtney – Hot Butter n’ All Pt1 (Hurdy Gurdy)
Jimmy McGriff – The Worm (SS)
Village Callers – Hector (Rampart)
Melvin Sparks – Thank You Pt1 (Prestige)
Freddie McCoy – Funk Drops (Prestige)
Rusty Bryant – Soul Liberation Pt1 (Prestige)
Wynder K Frog – Jumping Jack Flash (UA)
Ross Carnegie – The Kid (El Con)
Earl Van Dyke – Soul Stomp (Soul)
Soul Brothers Six – Some Kind of Wonderful (Atlantic)
James Brown – Funky President (People It’s Bad) (Polydor)

Greetings all.
Just a short wrap up of last night’s Asbury Park 45 Sessions.
We were working with a truncated crew, resulting in an extra long set by yours truly (I almost ran out of records?!?).
There were lots of old favorites and a grip of new acquisitions (Many of which are waiting in the on deck circle to be blogged herein). I even got to spin a bunch of Hammond sides and hot little Prestige soul jazz mini-set toward the end.
The crowd was dancing (some of them anyway) and it was a great way to kick off the summer season.
Remember that this Monday my guest set will be dropping over at DJ Prestige’s Fleamarket Funk.
I’ll leave you with a repost of the Soul Brothers Six classic. See you on Monday.

Peace
Larry

DJ Prestige Set List
Intro: – Al Downing – The Whole World’s Gone Funky/ Chess
C.C.S. – Whole Lotta Love/ Rak
Simtec & Willie – Do It Like Mama/ Shama
James Brown – Soul Pride Part 1/ King
Eddie Senay – Hot Thang (Instrumental)/ Sussex
Paul Humphrey – Funky L.A./ Lizard
Brother Jack McDuff – Hot Barbecue/ Prestige
The Ska Kings – Jamaica Ska/ Atlantic
Carlton Moore – Soul Jamaica/ Tobin
The Unemployed – Funky Rooster/ Cotillion
Lil’ Lavar & the Fabulous Jades – Cold Heat/ Now-Again
Barbara & the Uniques – I’ll Never Let You Go/ Arden
3 Stars – Jersey Slide/ Stang
The Sister and Brothers – Yeah, You Right/ UNI
Oscar Weathers – The Spoiler/ Top and Bottom
The 5th Dimension – Feelin’ Alright?/ Bell
Counts – Funk/ Aware
El Michels Affair – C.R.E.A.M./ Truth and Soul
Kellee Patterson – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More, Baby/ Shady Brook
Jesse Gresham Plus 3 – Shootin’ the Grease/ Head
Breakestra – Baby Don’t Cry/ Stones Throw
Brother Lloyd’s All Stars – Tramp/ Dynamite Soul
Dirty Fingered B-Boys – The King Is Here/ Sure Shot
The Mad Men – Do The African Twist/ Gamble
Mickey and His Mice – Cracker Jack/ Marti
Nina Simone – O-O-h Child/ RCA

DJ Bluewater Set List
Soul Believers – The Popcorn – (King)
Soul Explosion – Barnyard Pimp – (Tramp)
Soul Partners – Spead – (Bell)
Organics – Foot Stumping – (Compose)
Soul Believers and The Dapps – I Don’t Want Nobody’s Problems – (King).
Charles Bradley and The Bullets – Now That Im Gone – (Daptone)
Dynamic Walter B. And The New Breed Band – Butter Toast – (Playground)
Queen Eve and The Kings – Bringin’ Home The Bacon – (Melting Pot)
Lee Fields and The Explorers – Soul Dynamite – (Soul Fire)
Sohail Rana – Soul Sitar – (Jazzman)
Breakestra – Getcho Soul Togetha Pt. 2 – (Stones Throw)
Lovations – Later Baby – (Cap City)
Dynells – Let Me Prove That I Love You – (BlueBerry)
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings – Im Not Gonna Cry – (Daptone)
Richi Corbin Trio – A Woman Was Made For A Man – (Funk45)
Diplomats Of Solid Sound – Plenty Nasty – (Record Kicks)
Dyke and The Blazers – Black Boy – (BGP)
Grips – Fancy Roll – (GED)

The Dynamics – Ain’t No Sun (Since You’ve Been Gone)

May 23, 2008

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The Dynamics

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Listen – The Dynamics – Ain’t No Sun (Since You’ve Been Gone) – MP3″

Greetings all.

If you’re reading this, it should be apparent that at least a few of us made it to the end of the week with our wits about us.
I should note that on Monday, though you may stop here for the musical equivalent of your morning bagel and coffee, you will be redirected to the great Fleamarket Funk blog where your host DJ Prestige will be serving up a little guest mix I prepared in honor of his one year anniversary. It contains some very hot items which I think you’ll dig. Once you’re done listening. stick around and check out the many excellent features (individual posts and mixes) that Pres has to offer.
I have to start out by admitting that I only got hip to the Dynamics ‘First Landing’ LP in the last few years. There were a couple of groups named the Dynamics, and more than one of them were (like these Dynamics) from Michigan. I’m happy to inform you that as far as I can tell, only one of these groups made a one hundred percent kick-ass soul album for Cotillion in 1969.
The tune I bring you today – ‘Ain’t No Sun (Since You’ve Been Gone)’ – may sound familiar because before the Dynamics got their hands on it, the song was recorded by the Temptations (the OG I believe), Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Chuck Jackson. Philadelphia’s Ambassadors also recorded a version in 1969 and there are apparently versions (unreleased at the time but later unearthed for compilations) by the Supremes and Dusty Springfield.
The tune – and the rest of the ‘First Landing’ LP – is a fantastic amalgam of Detroit group sounds with a big helping of Southern grit (like their fellow Motor City movers the Dramatics, the Dynamics recorded in Memphis). ‘Aint No Sun (Since You’ve Been Gone)’ is a stone killer with a propulsive (yet somehow laid back) dance beat, solid harmonies and horns and a booming bass. Do yourself a favor and grab the recent reissue of this album, give it a spin or two and marvel at how it wasn’t a HUGE hit when it first came out. Though ‘The Ice Cream Song’ was a modest hit upon its release, there isn’t a song on this LP that couldn’t have been a radio hit on its own.
Next to ‘Ain’t No Sun…’ I also really dig their cover of the Masqueraders ‘I Don’t Want Nobody To Lead Me On’.
I hope you dig the tune, and that you have a great weekend. I’ll see you on Monday.
Peace
Larry

PS Don’t forget to get your Memorial Day Weekend off to a solid start at the latest edition of the Asbury Park 45 Sessions, tonight Friday May 23rd at the World Famous Asbury Lanes.

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PSS Head over to Iron Leg for a mid-80’s garage/mod revival podcast.

Round Robin – The Vulture

May 21, 2008

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Round Robin serenades the kids

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Listen – Round Robin – The Vulture – MP3″

Greetings all.

I hope the middle of the week finds you well, and that you’ve been digging on all those high quality New Orleans sounds in Monday’s podcast.
Today’s selection is a record by another one of those soul artists who has always kind of existed on the periphery – at least for me – showing up in digs, on sale lists and the like, but never carrying enough information (along with the name) to place the artist into context.
That artist is Round Robin.
I’ve been seeing his records for years (as Round Robin, Round Robin & the Parleys and Round Robin Monopoly), but only picked one up in the last few months (how, I ask you could I pass on a soul record called ‘The Vulture’???).
It was only a short while after that, as I was reading Domenic Priore’s ‘Riot On the Sunset Strip’ that I read anything at all about the man (though, no matter how I’ve tried, I haven’t been able to discover what his last name was).
Round Robin was a Los Angeles-based singer who got his start in the early 60’s with the regional hit ‘Do the Slauson’, and was for a time (thanks to a lot of exposure on the Lloyd Thaxton TV show*) something of a West Coast, dance-craze Chubby Checker. In fact, so popular was ‘The Slauson’ that he devoted sides of his first three 45s to the ‘Slauson’ (a street in LA) songs, ‘Slauson Shuffle Time’, ‘Slauson Party’ and ‘Do the Slauson’*.
He recorded more than a dozen 45s between 1963 and 1975, running the gamut from R&B/twist party, through soul, garage and funk.
‘The Vulture’ was one side of his only Capitol 45 (he also recorded for Domain, Mothers, Truth and a few other labels). The record has a deceptively slow, spoken opening before Round Robin drops in with a loud, overwrought and vaguely out of tune shout of ‘The Vulture’ and the tune hits a solid four on the floor dancers beat, with just enough vibes and baritone sax in the background to draw in the Northern Soulies in the room. All this in addition to the fact that the record was produced by the mighty David Axelrod.
I haven’t seen anything to indicate what happened to Round Robin, so if any of you out there have the scoop, please drop me a line.
Peace
Larry

*LLoyd Thaxton was a major LA-based TV and radio personality, whose dance party show was syndicated for a time in the 60s. Round Robin apparently released a couple of albums for Thaxton, so the chances are that there are in fact even more ‘Slauson’ tunes. Interestingly enough, Bob & Earl reportedly looked to ‘Slauson Shuffle Time’ for inspiration when they whipped up the mighty ‘Harlem Shuffle’

PS Don’t forget to get your Memorial Day Weekend off to a solid start at the latest edition of the Asbury Park 45 Sessions, this Friday May 23rd at the World Famous Asbury Lanes.

PSS Head over to Iron Leg for a mid-80’s garage/mod revival podcast.

Funky16Corners Radio v.49 – Eddie Bo Gets It Together Behind His Many Heavy Friends

May 19, 2008

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Funky16Corners Radio v.49 – Eddie Bo Gets It Together Behind His Many Heavy Friends

Playlist

Roger & the Gypsies – Pass the Hatchet Pts 1&2 (Seven B)
Art Neville – Hook Line and Sinker (Instant)
Candy Phillips – Timber Pt1 (Atlantic)
Chris Kenner – All Night Rambler (Instant)
Eddie Lang – Something Within Me (Seven B)
Little Buck – Little Boy Blue (Seven B)
Mary Jane Hooper – I’ve Got Reasons (Power Pac)
Oliver Morgan – Roll Call (Seven B)
Chuck Carbo – Can I Be Your Squeeze (Canyon)
Bobby Williams Group – Boogaloo Mardi Gras Pts 1&2 (Capitol)
Curley Moore & the Kool Ones – Shelley’s Rubber Band (House of the Fox)
Roy Ward – Horse With a Freeze Pt1 (Seven B)
Curly Moore & the Kool Ones – Funky Yeah (House of the Fox)
Oliver Morgan – The La La Man (Seven B)
Sonny Jones – Sissy Walk Pt1 (Scram)
The Explosions – Hip Drop Pt1 (Gold Cup)
James K Nine – Live It Up (Federal)
Doug Anderson – Hey Mama Here Comes the Preacher (Janus)

To hear this mix, head on over to the Funky16Corners Radio Podcast Archive

Greetings all.

The mix I bring you today – Funky16Corners Radio v.49 – is one that I’ve been thinking about since I started doing these podcasts two years ago. If you stop by here on the reg you already know that I ride for New Orleans legend Eddie Bo in a big way.

Bo, who’s career stretches from the late 40’s up until the present day made many a fine record under his own name (the biggest hit he was ever associated with was his own ‘Hook and Sling’, an R&B Top 10 hit in 1969) it is perhaps fair to say that his biggest mark was made behind the scenes. As composer, producer and arranger, Eddie Bo worked on some of the finest soul and funk records to come out of the Crescent City in the 60’s and 70’s.

Bo had the good fortune (and the smarts) to work with many a fantastic vocalist and perhaps the greatest of all the great New Orleans drummers, James Black.

Back in 2000 when I started the Funky16Corners web zine, I made the music of Eddie Bo a regular feature. When I moved into the blog-o-mos-phere four years later, I continued to salute the man and his work via write ups on individual tracks and inclusion of many of these records in New Orleans funk and soul mixes.

My discovery of Bo’s side projects has been itself a work in progress, digging up new records all the time. Through the years I’ve always wanted to put together a mix of these records that would show the breadth of Eddie Bo’s talents as a discoverer of talent, crafter of records and writer of great songs.

This past weekend, I was thinking about how I was going to lead up to Funky16Corners Radio v.50, which I plan on dropping during this year’s pledge drive, inspirado struck and I decided that in the spirit of keeping the funk flag flying, and the maintenance of forward motion, the time to collect these songs was nigh.

Though many of the records in this mix have appeared on the blog over the years, there are a few killers here that I’ve never shared. I won’t go into great detail, only because I have before, so if you have any specific questions (that can’t be answered via a “Funky16Corners _____________” Google search) ask them in the comments and I’ll do what I can to answer them.

One final note, in the spirit of full disclosure, the recording of ‘Little Boy Blue’ by Little Buck (which employs the same backing track as Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham’s ‘Lover and a Friend’ is lifted from a tape made for me years ago by a reader of the web zine. I’ve never been able to score a copy of my own, but it’s such a great record I couldn’t put this mix together without it.

That said, I hope you dig the sounds and I’ll be back later in the week with some new discoveries.

.Peace
Larry

PS Head over to Iron Leg for the first in a series of 80’s Garage/Mod Revival Podcasts

PSS Paperback Rider has been updated

PSSS The Asbury Park 45 Sessions returns this Friday, 5/23 at the World Famous Asbury Lanes. I can assure you, that in addition to some recent acquisitions, I’ll be packing some of the heat in the mix above in my box. See you there!

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James Brown – Funky President

May 16, 2008

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Listen – James Brown – Funky President – MP3″

People!
People!
We got to get over before we go under.

Tell ‘em Godfather.
The history of this blog (almost four years now) has seen little in the way of politics. It is after all a music blog. Not to mention that the few times I’ve let rip in that direction I’ve gotten some unpleasant comments.
However, sometimes you have to speak up, and this one of those times.
So, alert the media because Funky16Corners endorses Barack Obama for (funky) President.
Not like anyone gives a crap, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to put the idea out there again, to paraphrase the great George Carlin, I’m putting on my beret and going down to the rally

Another Raisin for Peace”.

Casting my good will into the Tao, making another small ripple in the great pond – AND – you get to listen to James Brown dropping science (though he was heralding the post-Nixonian arrival of Gerald Ford, hardly funky, even as Presidents go).
So, dig the tune, if you reside in one of the states where there’s still a primary coming get out there and vote Obama.
See you on Monday.

Peace
Larry

PSS Head over to Iron Leg for some UK Psyche.

Daddy Kae & Yvonne – Eleven Commandments of Woman

May 14, 2008

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‘Daddy’ Kae Williams Sr.

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Listen – Daddy Kae & Yvonne – Eleven Commandments of Woman – MP3″

Greetings all.

The weather in NJ is again (however briefly) on the upswing, with the sun shining after a couple of days of torrential wind and rain.
I had to take a day off from work today, though most of it was spent taking care of important family business. As luck would have it, I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours of “me” time in the afternoon and completely unexpectedly ended up doing a little digging.
I say unexpectedly because although I planned to hit a ‘music’ store that I hadn’t been to in a while, I had no idea that they had started to stock vinyl again. Nothing major mind you, but just enough to keep me busy for an hour.
The strange thing is that this is a store that has been around in one for or another for well over 30 years. Back in the day it used to inhabit a small storefront with the front 8% of the store devoted to records, and the back 20% (behind a curtain no less) set aside for what became euphemistically known as “smoking supplies” or pre-euphemism as a head shop. This was in fact the first head shop I ever saw, filled with ornate glass bongs and a display case filled with pipes, screens, roach clips and a wide variety of rolling papers.
A few years later, this store bought out the neighboring buildings and underwent a huge expansion becoming not just a record store, but bringing in a huge stock of musical instruments.
When a music store more to my personal tastes opened up – the first store never having been my number one “go to” location anyway – I ended up patronizing this store less and less, eventually staying away long enough that I was shocked when I came back and discovered that they had rolled back their expansion, eventually moving to a much smaller location across the street.
Though I’m not privy to the individual economic situation of the business owners, I do know that this move coincided with what amounted to a major gentrification/upscaling of the shopping district where the store was located.
I found myself wanting to spend part of my extremely rare free afternoon going to this store because even though I expected no vinyl, they did stock a very wide and interesting selection on CD, including jazz, country, world music and independent rock (as well as video), so at the very least I’d find something new and interesting to listen to, after which I’d drag my iPod and current book to the nearest overpriced coffee house and kill an hour or so until I had to go pick up the fam.
That I walked through the back door of this store and found bins of LPs (all priced around $2.00), and inside those bins a pretty nice selection of rock and pop records (as well as a ton of crap, but that’s pretty much the deal anywhere used records are dispensed) was a very pleasant surprise, and perhaps a bit of what I’ve heard referred to as “record karma”.
That said, I walked out of the store with a dozen albums, a CD and a DVD (reissue of the old ‘Krazy Kat’ cartoons, very cool) and a bounce in my step.
Anyway….
The 45 I bring you today is a disc I picked up off of a set sale list a while back, based solely on the label. I’ve always been a big fan of Philly soul, and if there’s one label from that town that I always grab it’s the minor (yet occasionally major) imprint, Fairmount.
Named for the city’s Fairmount Park , the label’s brief discography (stretching over only a few years) includes a number of winners (Gene Waiters, Bonnie and Lee, Lonnie Youngblood), as well as early or uncharacteristic records by the likes of King Coleman, Shirley Vaughn and Frankie Beverly. All this and the fact that the later releases on Fairmount are pressed with one of my all-time favorite label designs (see above).
So when a Fairmount side by an artist that I knew nothing about popped up at a bargain price I picked it up right away. When it popped through the mail slot and onto the turntable it was immediately evident that ‘Eleven Commandments of Woman’ by Daddy Kae & Yvonne was an “answer record” to Prince Buster’s minor 1967 hit* ‘The Ten Commandments’, one of the earlier Jamaican records to make it onto the US charts.
When I scanned the label, none of the available information rang a bell, but then again that’s why Google is our friend. A brief search therein proved fruitful.
Daddy Kae was in fact Kae Williams Sr., a pioneering Philadelphia disc jockey working over the years at both WHAT and WDAS. Williams was also a talent scout who played a part in the careers of both Solomon Burke and Don Gardner among others**.
Another group he worked with was the Sensations, which included in its ranks a vocalist named Yvonne Baker (as in Daddy Kae & Yvonne).
How Daddy Kae Williams went from mentoring performers to becoming one himself I do not know, though there were certainly plenty of other examples of air personalities finding their way into the studio to make records of their own.
‘Eleven Commandments of Woman’ is composed of a recitation thereof by Yvonne (with commentary from Daddy Kae) over a soulful backing (which appears on the b-side of the record as the instrumental ‘Shug’. As novelty cash-ins go, it’s a winner.
I hope you dig it.
If you haven’t dropped by The Right Side of Funky to check out my guest mix, do so.
I’ll see you later in the week.
Peace
Larry

*Top 40 in a few markets, Top 100 in others

**Williams apparently helped out a young promotion man (as well as musician, producer and co-owner of the legendary Harthon label) named Weldon McDougal, who’s plug sticker just happens to be affixed to the label above.

PSS Head over to Iron Leg for a fuzzed out tune by Paul Revere & the Raiders.

Funky16Corners Guest Mix for the Right Side of Funky

May 12, 2008

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Greetings all.

To hear this mix, head on over to the Funky16Corners Guest Mix Archive

I come to you after a long weekend, half errands and learning how to inject my poor old cat with insulin (not as hard as I thought it would be) and half celebrating the mothers in my life (my wife, Mom, Mother-in-law and sisters).
Naturally the latter half of that schedule was far more pleasant.
In other news, my man Matt over at The Right Side of Funky has asked me to contribute a guest mix to an ongoing series over at his fine blog. I grabbed my crowbar, wedged open a slot in my busy schedule and whipped together a selection of funky 45s and sent it his way.
He should be posting it some time this Monday (scroll down past the 20 Questions feature for the link), so in lieu of my normal Monday post I’ll be sending you over there to dig the mix, then stick around to check out the rest of the Right Side of Funky. I hope you dig the mix.
I’ll be back here with some new stuff later this week.
Peace
Larry

PS If you have any interest at all, I’ve started a third, non-music-related blog to track a years worth of reading (and beyond).

PSS Mark your calendars as the next edition of the Asbury Park 45 Sessions is approaching rapidly and will be arriving on the 23rd of this month at the World Famous Asbury Lanes. I hope to see you there.

PSS Head over to Iron Leg for some cool garage pop.


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