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Archive for April, 2007

Fred Wesley & the J.B.s

April 24th, 2007


Fred Wesley & the J.B.’s > Doin’ It To Death (full version)

Never was a song so aptly named. (Put it on a loop, play it all day, and I guarantee the result.)

Though the official assignation was “Fred Wesley & the J.B.s”, they could have just as easily been “Maceo & the Macks”, “The Last Word”, or just plain (not vanilla) “The J.B.s“, all essentially the later instrumental recordings of James Brown. James was in such demand twenty years into his career that the market just couldn’t absorb yet more singles, so he just kept releasing them under whatever name made sense that day.

This single just seems like a JB party from start to finish. From the opening “Hit it!” to “We’re gonna have a funky good time” through “We’re going to take you highhhhhhherrrr” everyone sounds like they just showed up, hit the deep groove and kept going all night. The fade [Read more…]

Cecil Taylor Unit > Spring of Two Blue-J’s

April 19th, 2007

Front cover

Cecil Taylor

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CT: Alternatives & Outakes from “Spring”

April 19th, 2007

FS 8 -Oblivion Tapes
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