It Is Because Im Black - Syl Johnson - Is It Because Im Black (Vinyl, LP, Album)

Otis Redding—the way he sings lyrics so that they come Album) as sounds. You can really appreciate how close a saxophone is to the human voice when you hear Otis singing. I sometimes write poetry, in a way, like Otis sings. The sounds form shapes. Like clouds banging into each other. Scott-Heron died on May 27, leaving a huge void in vision and voice, poetry and jazz, though through the miracle of recorded sound and the printed page, his words and music still echo in hearts of his fellow travelers.

His style was a breakthrough in modern literature and its lyricism translated into the development of blacker voices in music, too. Decades later, Hughes remains a continuous source of inspiration and influence, his words impacting the work of artists and scholars diverse as Cambio Album) Dr. Cornel West. Gil Scott- Heron is a timeless poet and performer who published poems and prose, in addition to performing songs on piano—often classified as jazz—but with an emphasis on words.

Come April 19, Record Store Day, there will actually be a new slab of wax in the stacks by Scott-Heron: Nothing New is a collection of stripped down tracks, recorded in Amazing how timely the song LP its sentiments remain, though that is of course the nature of visionary poetry—and jazz.

Scott-Heron was raised in Tennessee by his grandmother, until he and his single mother, a librarian, eventually moved north to New York City. Email Address:. Wish I Didn't Miss You. Review: Oooh! Taken from her second album Mahogany Soul, the Swizz Beats produced track made optimum usage of an O' Jays sample and was instrumental in that LP going gold and propelling the former D'Angelo collaborator to stardom. It also inspired countless official and under the counter remixes with Blaze's perhaps the most recognisable.

So yes this reissue on 7" from Outta Sight is worthy if you don't have the original in your collection and features a housed up remix from Hex Hector on the flip. One In A Million. Review: Unfettered soul from one of the most consistent, reliable and loveable soul acts in modern days. As always, the real focus unless you're dropping the instrumental is Nicole.

Honeyed vocals that can't be mistaken, she fronts the track with heartfelt sentiment and subtlety that's hard to find in many new singers. Yet another reason why their album Happiness In Every Style will be worth the wait. Legere Recordings Germany. Soul Time. G ERA. Review: Athens of the North continue their irrepressible march towards the title of most active funk and soul archivalists of with the focus here on a band with a scarcity of recorded output.

Formed ineight piece act Sage preferred the live stage to the studio, building a reputation for a full on blast of soul and funk. According to the Edinburgh label, this I'm Alive 7" popped up out of nowhere some eight years ago, with obscure label Head Records originally pressing it in Our thanks go to AOTN for granting the two track release a much wider audience!

The Latin horns and sunshine soul sound of the title track are complemented nicely by the flipside ballad "Song for Yvonne".

The MVP'S. Turnin My Heartbeat Up. Record Shack Austria. Complete Twinight Singles. View all DJ charts. Text link. Hi, check out my new chart at Juno! Alles im warmen, von LP Lowell produzierten, Klangbild. Payne gibt sich funky B3, E-Piano, Clavinet und ordnet sich dem Bandsound unter das sollte noch anders werden. Teilweise zu low im Mix: die gigantische Slide von Lowell George.

Heute wird er in der Schule gesungen. Jetzt tritt eine Phase zunehmender Sophistication ein. Der latente Dr. John-Vibe verlagert sich vorsichtig in Richtung Steely Dan. Tolle Platte, dazu ein cooles Neon Park Cover. Runde Sache. Danach begann aber definitiv der langsame Abstieg. Offenbar gab es bereits einen akuten Mangel an neuem, gutem Material.

The Last Record Album Bluetwang : So richtig schlecht ist da ja nicht. Aber es fehlt der Druck, der Zug und das Feuer. Einfach so ein bisschen Durchschnitt, auch die Songs. Daneben wurde in Amerika weiterhin ausgiebig getourt. Oder findest du noch was Whirly? Irgendwie so aufs FM-Radio ausgerichtet. Da kann man auch Eagles hinterher spielen. R-man : Ganz klar, Lowell George war da schon auf dem absteigenden Ast und steuerte nur noch zwei Songs zum Album bei.

Keine Ahnung ob er nur exzessiv gesoffen oder auch andere Sachen eingeschmissen hat. Das machte das Album nicht besser. Jazz ist das auch nicht, eher so ein L. On Tuesday morning, January 5th, producer, musician, arranger Willie Mitchell died of a heart attack. He was 81 years old. For everybody here at Daptone, myself in particular, Willie Mitchell is a legend and an inspiration in our daily work. After a stint in the army, he moved to Memphis in where he found employment as a bandleader for the Manhattan Club and a producer for the Home of Blues label.

InMitchell stopped touring as a bandleader and took the reins of Hi Records as executive vice-president. He met and signed Al Green inand began an era of prolific hit-making. He put together a historic rhythm section by matching the Hodges brothers Charles on organ, Teenie on guitar, and Leroy on bass with drummers Howard Grimes and Al Jackson Jr.

Infriend and journalist Matt Rogers accompanied fellow Daptone producer Michael Reilly and It Is Because Im Black - Syl Johnson - Is It Because Im Black (Vinyl on a trip down to ComoMississippi to record some local gospel. On the way down, we made a brief detour in Memphis to drop in on what was by then renamed Willie Mitchell Boulevard. With his thin moustache, his wiry hair, his walnut complexion, and his penchant for profanity, he reminded me very much of my own grandfather. His eyes and his smile, however, assured me that he was in fact the genuine article, shining at me mischievously just the way they had from the cover of his Solid Soul album.

With that one sentence he taught me more about making records than I could have learned from any engineering or arranging school in the world. Willie Mitchell, however, will live on not only in our hearts, but also in our ears, because we plan to listen to his records for a long, long, long time. Rest in Peace Papa Willie. Wobei hier auch Ry Cooder als Gast mitmischt. Bei Little Feat nicht wegzudenken, mir aber aus heutiger Sicht zu viel.

John klingt. Im Sound definitiv spoonful, wegen der langsamen und vertrackten Rhythmik aber dann doch nicht tanzbar. R-man: Als beinharter Sounds-Leser konnte man damals nicht vorbei an der Band, die von der ersten Platte an von der Redaktion favorisiert wurde. Records Inc. Fact Nr. Die Version auf dem Nachfolgealbum ist dann schon fast ein anderer Song. Als Bluesfan stelle ich fest, dass die reinen Bluessongs von Little Feat nicht unbedingt meine Favoriten sind.

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