Monthly Archives: July 2013

(July 25, 2013): Atomic – Accidentals

From the 2013 album, There’s a Hole in the Mountain.  This is the twelfth LP that this Scandinavian outfit has released since 2001.  Most of their output serves as a counterpoise to the more restrained players found on the German ECM … Continue reading

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(July 24, 2013): Alias – Can I

From the 2005 12″ single, Can I / Van Cleef.  James Boyle (Breakage) and Nathalie Wright (DJ Flight) teamed up to put out three compelling singles on prime labels as Alias in 2004-2005.  Not much since then.

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(July 23, 2013): Blondie – Rip Her To Shreds

From the debut 1977 album, Blondie.

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(July 22, 2013): Cheech and Chong – Dave

From the 1971 self-titled album, Cheech & Chong.   I got a hold of this LP when I was twelve (1972).  It was one of the most unbelievably subversive things I’d ever heard and felt the need to play it at … Continue reading

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(July 21, 2013): Gladys Knight & The Pips – I’ve Got To Use My Imagination

From the 1973 album, Imagination.  Classic Top 40 soul from the early 1970s.  I had the single, which featured a cover of Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now” on side B.  The music to this was written by Barry Goldberg … Continue reading

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(July 20, 2013): The Mighty Zulu Nation (with Aki Nawaz) – Manuva the Man

From the 2004 album, Abantu.  This is one of the best global fusion projects of which I am aware.  It was put together (and mixed) by Fun-Da-Mental’s Aki Nawaz with The Mighty Zulu Nation, a choir of 12 from Durban.  This … Continue reading

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(July 19, 2013): Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – Shake It Out

From the 2009 album, Brother’s Keeper.   Karl Denson started out as a jazz player in the early 1980s releasing LPs with the likes of Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Pee Wee Ellis, etc.  He moved sideways as a member of Lenny Kravitz’s band.  He’s been … Continue reading

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