Posts Tagged ‘funk’


noviembre 4, 2009

Concerto de James Brown no prestixioso festival de jazz de Montreux de Canadá na sua edición de 1981.


1) Payback
2) It’s Too Funky In Here
3) Gonna Have A Funky Good Time
4) Try Me
5) Get On The Good Foot
6) It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World
7) Prisoner Of Love
8) I Got The Feelin’
9) Hustle (Dead On It)
10) Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
11) I Got You (I Feel Good)
12) Please, Please, Please
14) Sex Machine


octubre 20, 2009

‘There But For The Grace Of God Go I’ é un tema escrito e producido por August Darnell e popularizado pola sua banda de disco-funk Machine en 1979.

En 1992 a banda de Detroit The Gories incluía unha fenomenal e moi distinta versión do tema de Machine no seu terceiro e último disco ata esta data Outta Here e para o cal gravaron o videoclip que podedes ver aquí abaixo con apenas 20$.



agosto 31, 2009

Aquí vos deixo un especial do programa musical inglés Ready, Steady, Go! onde fan un repaso ás actuacións que tiveron ocasión de presenciar dos artistas do selo de música negra por excelencia: Motown.

Martha Reeves and The Vandellas join Dusty Springfield for a live performance of Wishin’ And Hopin’. With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. From the Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

Dusty Springfield (accompanied by Martha and the Vandellas) sings ‘Can’t Hear You No More’. The Supremes sing ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’. The Temptations sing ‘My Girl’. Martha Reeves and The Vandellas sing ‘Dancing In The Street’. With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. From the Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

The Supremes sing ‘Shake’, followed by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas with ‘Nowhere To Run’. With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. Introduced by Dusty Springfield. From the Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

A live Motown medley with The Supremes (Baby Love), Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (You Really Got A Hold On Me), Stevie Wonder (I Call It Pretty Music…), The Temptations (The Way You Do The Things You Do), Martha Reeves and The Vandellas (Heatwave), Dusty Springfield (You Lost The Sweetest Boy), Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (Ooo Baby Baby). With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. From the Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

More live Motown medley with Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (Shop Around), The Supremes (Where Did Our Love Go). Followed by the finale ‘Mickey’s Monkey’ with Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, and everyone else joining in: The Supremes, The Temptations, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Dusty Springfield. With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. From the Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

**Historical notes**:
This special was mainly Dusty Springfield’s idea, to promote the Motown music and artists to a wider audience in Britain. Dusty was an occasional presenter of the weekly TV pop show Ready Steady Go (which had the tag line… The Weekend Starts Here). She was a big fan of Motown music, and suggested the idea for this special to Vicki Wickham, recording artists manager and RSG’s producer at Rediffusion.
This followed the Motown artists first tour of Britain in March 1965, which had suffered poor ticket sales and played to half empty theatres. The timing of the tour proved to be too early. The Motown artists were not well known in Britain (apart from the ‘in’ crowd) due to limited exposure on UK radio at the time. But the bosses at Rediffusion TV had to be persuaded to allow this special to be made. It’s thought that it was Dusty Springfield’s inclusion in the show which sealed it – but still a brave decision for the time. The TV special was very successful and is historically important as it did a lot to popularise Motown with a mass audience in the UK. If this TV special had been made before the tour, rather than after the tour – it could have made a big difference to ticket sales.

Let’s hope that this show (and other surviving RSG footage) one day gets a DVD release. It’s now been over 20 years since anything’s been heard or seen of these shows. The “Rediffusion London” TV station ceased to exist after July 1968, when the franchise for commercial TV in the London region changed. Sadly, only a handful of their music shows have survived. Most of the RSG shows are now lost to history.

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles sing ‘Ooo Baby Baby’. Dusty Springfield duets with Martha Reeves and The Vandellas on ‘Wishin And Hopin’. The Temptations sing ‘It’s Growing’. With the Earl Van Dyke Sextet. From The Ready Steady Go (RSG), Sound Of Motown TV special, recorded at the Rediffusion TV studios in London on 18 March 1965.

Stevie Wonder sings ‘Kiss Me Baby’, with the Earl Van Dyke Sextet, on the Sound Of Motown, 1965 RSG TV special, introduced by Dusty Springfield. And from an earlier 1964 RSG show, Marvin Gaye sings ‘How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You’ and ‘Can I Get A Witness’. Ready Steady Go! from the Wembley (1965) and Kingsway (1964) TV studios of Rediffusion London


julio 23, 2009

Curioso este vídeo dunha actuación de James Brown en 1983 con dous invitados especiais nunha jam. Por primeira e, creo, única vez Michael Jackson e Prince compartindo escenario na época na que máis rivalizaban comercialmente. Jacko canta e baila un pouco para que despois Brown de paso a Prince, visiblemente perxudicado, que toca a guitarra e monta o seu propio espectáculo.

‘Woodstock: The Director’s Cut’, documental online.

mayo 22, 2009

Woodstock is a 1970 documentary on the Woodstock Festival that took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York. The film was directed by Michael Wadleigh and was edited by (amongst others) Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker; Schoonmaker was nominated for an Academy Award for Film Editing. It received the Academy Award for Documentary Feature, as well as a nomination for Best Sound. The film was also screened at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn’t entered into the main competition. The Official Director’s Cut, spanning 225 minutes, was released in 1994. There is also a solo DVD release of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock. VH1 Classic occasionally airs the Director’s Cut version of the documentary. In 1996, Woodstock was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

No. Artista Canción
1.* Crosby, Stills & Nash “Long Time Gone”
2.* Canned Heat “Going Up the Country”
3.* Crosby, Stills & Nash “Wooden Ships”
4. Richie Havens “Handsome Johnny”
5. “Freedom” / “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”
6. Canned Heat “A Change Is Gonna Come” **
7. Joan Baez “Joe Hill”
8. “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”
9. The Who “We’re Not Gonna Take It” / “See Me, Feel Me”
10. “Summertime Blues”
11. Sha-Na-Na “At the Hop”
12. Joe Cocker and the Grease Band “With a Little Help from My Friends”
13.   “Crowd Rain Chant”
14. Country Joe and the Fish “Rock and Soul Music”
15. Arlo Guthrie “Coming Into Los Angeles”
16. Crosby, Stills & Nash “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”
17. Ten Years After “I’m Going Home”
18. Jefferson Airplane “Saturday Afternoon” / “Won’t You Try” **
19. “Uncle Sam’s Blues” **
20. John Sebastian “Younger Generation”
21. Country Joe McDonald “FISH Cheer / Feel-Like-I’m-Fixing-to-Die-Rag”
22. Santana “Soul Sacrifice”
23. Sly and the Family Stone “Dance To The Music” / “I Want To Take You Higher”
24. Janis Joplin “Work Me, Lord” **
25. Jimi Hendrix “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” (creditada como “Voodoo Chile” no filme) **
26. “The Star-Spangled Banner”
27. “Purple Haze”
28. “Woodstock Improvisation” **
29. “Villanova Junction”
30.* Crosby, Stills & Nash “Woodstock” / “Find the Cost of Freedom”

*) créditos de abertura e finais (sen imaxes das actuacións)
**) ausente da versión orixnal, aparece na versión do director.

‘Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker’, documental online.

abril 24, 2009

‘Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker’ é un documental dirixido en 2005 por Raymond Gayle sobre as dificultades dos grupos e artistas negros respecto a industria discográfica.

Electric Purgatory is a documentary that examines the struggles of black rock musicians and the industry’s ambivalence towards them. Director Raymond Gayle spent the better part of a year traveling around the United States interviewing many of Black Rock’s elite including Fishbone, Vernon Reid, Adam Falcon, Jimi Hazel and Cody Chesnutt. Distinguished journalists such as Flip Barnes, Darrell McNeil, Charlie Braxton, and Greg Tate, share their opinions and insight on the dilemma facing these artists. The film will explore the origins of the Black Rock Coalition and its relevance in the music industry. The project will also take a look at the stigma Black Rock musicians face in the Black community and more importantly how to bring the Black audiences back into the fold. Written by Raymond Gayle


james brown ‘live at the boston garden 1968’, online.

abril 21, 2009

‘Live at the Boston Garden’ (ou The Night James Brown Saved Boston) e o mítico concerto que ofreceu James Brown en Boston apenas unhas horas despois da morte de Martin Luther King , o 5 de abril de 1968, e que foi televisado a todo o país.