Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

LP cover: I Can’t Stand Myself When You Touch Me

February 14, 2011

James Brown on King Records, 1968



King Records of Cincinnati

January 25, 2009

Read a little about the story of King Records (shipping department pictured), onetime home to James Brown, not to mention Wynonie Harris, Nina Simone, Hank Ballard, the Stanley Brothers, Charlie Feathers, and Little Willie John.

Temposphere, 11/29/08

November 29, 2008

Temposphere, KFAI, Saturday November 29, 2008, sitting in for Luke Andrews: into the deep dubby world of Sly & Robbie and their recent collaborations with Horace Andy and Amp Fiddler, plus tracks from Jazzanova’s new CD Of All The Things and a special early 80’s underground set with info on the upcoming Bush Tetras reunion in Minneapolis. You can stream the show here for two weeks; set list follows the break.


Amp Fiddler in Kingston

November 17, 2008

From Strut Records, here’s a nice mini-doc on the making of Amp Fiddler’s new CD with Sly & Robbie.

James Brown 1974

November 12, 2008

While the DVD set I Got the Feelin’: James Brown in the 60’s was a slight disappointment (mostly due to the horrendous sound quality of the live shows; the documentary included is essential), clips like the one here from the Midnight Special (a white-hot medley of The Payback, I Can’t Stand It, Poppa’s Got A Brand New Bag and lots more) keep floating around to keep up happy while we wait for the release of the Zaire Rumble In The Jungle concert.

Bettye Lavette

September 6, 2008

Awesome modern soul from Bettye Lavette: I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise plus a bonus.

JB on Letterman

August 26, 2008

I hope to have a photo or two and some comments soon on the Pee Wee Ellis/Fred Wesley “African Salute To James Brown” show at the Dakota last night, but in the meantime here’s a great performance by JB from the old David Letterman show.

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings: Tell Me

August 23, 2008

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings: a video for the song Tell Me.

Isaac Hayes

August 10, 2008

Jesse Jackson introduces Isaac Hayes performing the Theme From Shaft at Wattstax.

Spanky Wilson

August 4, 2008

Spanky Wilson & Quantic Soul Orchestra: Don’t Joke With A Hungry Man