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Archive for September, 2009

JAMES BROWN “I Guess I’ll Have to Cry, Cry, Cry” (1969)


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James Brown’s ballads are the fucking best. This song is put together so well; the horns really, really slay me. And the last 30 seconds, phew.

CZESLAW NIEMEN “Steppe Ringsumher/Stiep da Stiep Krugom” (1973)


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Czeslaw Niemen was a Polish rock singer who made a bunch of jazz fusion records with people like Jan Hammer in the late ’70s. I don’t know anything about that, but his late ’60s/early ’70s pre-fusion stuff is pretty good.

This gospely jam comes from an album of Russian songs he did for release in West Germany: piano, male chorus, acoustic guitar, incredible. Like a Polish Band or something?

BIG BOI f/GEORGE CLINTON & TOO SHORT “Fo’ Yo’ Sorrows” (2009)


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Woah, I let it get dusty in here. I’ll try to be better.

I think this is the best of all the leaked tracks that might or might not be on Sir Luscious Left Foot. Too Short does a lot with a little.

FRANCO & TPOK JAZZ “A.Z.D.A.” (1973)


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Probably my favorite Franco jam (well, maybe not…) on account of his incredible guitar playing.

I had long assumed that this song was about the youth wing of Mobuto Sese Seko’s party or something but it turns that AZDA was a chain of Volkswagen dealerships in Zaire, which is way more awesome.

But seriously, the jamming on here, especially in the last minute, is nuts.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION


A regular member of the CV minyan has let me know that Mediafire wasn’t letting him download many jams. I tested a few and didn’t have problems, but he’s no n00b so I assume it’s a genuine malfunction. I will switch back to Divshare going forward and will sporadically reup past numbers onto same. Has anybody else encountered problems? Please let me know in the comments…