lördag 27 december 2008

Donnie Elbert - Stop In The Name Of Love

Soulful LP from Donnie Elbert, released on Trip in 1974 but I recall reading that it was recorded a few years earlier.

Heard It Thru The Grapevine

We've Got A Good Thing Going

If You Were My Woman

The material consists almost entirely of Motown covers. It's not bad though, most def worth the download.

  1. Introduction
  2. Stop In The Name Of Love
  3. Never Can Say Goodbye
  4. I Wanna Be Where You Are
  5. My Cherie Amour
  6. Heard It Thru The Grapevine
  7. We've Got A Good Thing Going
  8. The Way You Do The Things You Do
  9. If You Were My Woman


lördag 20 december 2008

Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia - Live At Keystone

Live double-LP released on Fantasy in 1973. If The Other Merl Saunders record I posted was mainly a funk record, this one is more versatile, mixing southern soul songs (Like a Road), some kind of free organ jazz (Space), blues, Bob Dylan and Jimmy Cliff covers and, yes, some funk.

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers


It's No Use

The group consists of Merl Saunders on keyboards, Jerry Garcia on guitar, Bill Vitt on drums and John Kahn on bass, plus David Grisman makes an appearence on mandolin.
  1. Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
  2. Positively 4th Street
  3. The Harder They Come
  4. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
  5. Space
  6. It's No Use
  7. That's All Right Mama
  8. My Funny Valentine
  9. Someday Baby
  10. Like a Road


fredag 19 december 2008

Irakere - Live In Sweden

Irakere was a band from Cuba who performed a mixture of afro-funk, jazz and latin music. They started out in the 70's but this record was recorded in 1980 during a live performance in Sweden, released in 1981 on A Disc.

15 Minutos

Valle De Picadura

Chucho Valdés is band leader and plays keyboards (quite a lot of rhodes here), Carlos Del Puerto plays bass and sings, Enrique Piá plays drums and afro-cuban instruments, Jorge Alfonso plays congas and afro-cuban instruments, Oscar Valdés plays afro-cuban instruments and sings, Carlos Emilio Morales plays guitars, Jorge Varona plays trumpet, flugelhorn and sings, Arturo Sandoval plays trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone and sings and Carlos Averhoff plays saxophones and flutes.
  1. Aguanile Bonko
  2. 15 Minutos
  3. Juan 1600
  4. Iya
  5. Valle De Picadura
  6. Tres Dias
  7. Irakere