Sunday, May 07, 2006

Whoadie got crates

GW9K's New Jawns of the day!!

Just made a flea-market binge, here's what it turned up... drumroll please:

The Monroe Brothers- Early Bluegrass Music Pretty good mid-era comp (1962) of those two wilin' bols who were so Kentucky that they decided to call the genre bluegrass. Highlights include: "No Home, No Place to Pillow My Head" and the seminal club joint "Just a Song of Old Kentucky." Skinny neckties stand up! Grade: B+

Mongo Santamaria- Soul Bag A bunch of Otis Redding and Booker T. covers. Pretty standard elevator music type latin shit. But, it contains a cover of Cold Sweat wherein lies one of the sickest breaks in all creation. One of those "Oh, you heard the break on..." type records. Grade: B

Bohannon- Keep On Dancin' Pretty consistant throughout for a Bohannon record, but it's from 72, so there aren't many disco-type breaks. "Hey Mr. DJ" is a little too low-key to be an anthem, but it's not bad. Tight grooves and one of the stupidist looking covers in my collection right now. Grade: C

Hank Crawford- Hank Crawford's Back Picked this one up because it was on Kudu and featured Fred Wesley and Steve Gadd and has a song called the Funky Pigeon. Despite all this, it's fusion jazz at its most mediocre. Grade:C-

The Circle City Band- My Place (12) This joint's on Becket, which is a pretty underrated label as far as I'm concerned (Indeep, Denroy Morgan and fam rip shit up on Becket), but after the nice filtered drums on the intro, it's forgettable. Grade: D

Check back later for more useless info about my records.