Monthly Archives: September 2014

(Sept 18, 2014): The A-Cads – Down The Road

From the a-side of the 1966 single, Down the Road / Nadine.  The tune also appears on another 1966 single by the band as, Sha-La-La-La-Lee / Down the Road.   The A-Cads were a Johannesburg band.  This single had the misfortune … Continue reading

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(Sept 17, 2014): RJD2 – Since We Last Spoke

The title track from the 2004 album, Since We Last Spoke.  RJD2 (Ramble John Krohn) is a sampler who knows what to do with beats.  This LP is a bit moody, but does include three back to back rockers with little … Continue reading

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(Sept 16, 2014): Grant Green – Sookie, Sookie

From the 1970 live album, Alive!  Recorded at the Cliché Lounge in Newark, NJ.  Green really grooves on this bit of funk by Don Covay and Steve Cropper.  Idris Muhammad and Ronnie Foster, who are included in this quintet, help push things … Continue reading

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(Sept 15, 2014): Roni Size – Final Days

From the 2014 album, Take Kontrol.  It is hard to believe that it has been six years since Roni Size released a long player.  Pete Josef is featured on this tune.  Tita Lau and Jay Wilcox also make appearances.  

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(Sept 14, 2014): Brian Protheroe – Pinball

K-SHE Classic.  The title track from the 1974 album, Pinball. Tony Coe is on Sax.  Protheroe released four long players from 1974 to 1976 and in 1996 an LP of previously unreleased material came out.  Aside from a 2005 effort, Protheroe has … Continue reading

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(Sept 13, 2014): Ben L’oncle Soul – You Got My Back

From the 2014 album, À Coup De Rêves.  French singer, Benjamin Duterde, is backed here by the San Francisco’s Monophonics.  An impressive outing.

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(Sept 12, 2014): J.J. Cale – Fancy Dancer

From the 2004 album, From Tulsa and Back.  A follow up to the Clapton tribute.   The New York Times ran a nice obit on Cale after his death last year. J. J. Cale, 74, Musician and Songwriter, Dies By RAVI … Continue reading

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