One of the best hip hop acts to come out of Philadelphia. 1992.
Energit were a jazz rock fusion band from the former Czechoslovakia. They were obviously influenced by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham, as you can pick this out when listening to the album. One of the cuts is in a 7/8 timing, and makes for a dark, killer hip hop beat when chopped. 1974.
Reminds me of leaving high school. 1985.
One of the best bands to come out of Dunfermline, Fife. I particularly like “Waiting for the man”. Sounds like a bit of a Saturday night punch up! 1976.
Sadly taken from us in his late thirties, King Curtis wasn’t around long enough and had plenty more gas in the tank. He was murdered by two drug dealers, who stabbed him to death after he stumbled upon them making a deal in the stairwell to his flat. He will always be remembered for his classic, “Memphis soul stew”. 1970.
Schoolly D dropped this on his own label. Later on in ‘87 his album was picked up by Jive records. Got to be one of the best rappers to come out of Philadelphia, and has to be a hall of famer for me. 1986.
Another hip hop anthem from ‘88. Never heard nothing from Prince Lover Dalu after this release, although Lyvio G went on to produce all the the tracks on G Fine records, lots of 90’s hip hop and some cross over cuts on UMM and other labels. 1988.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk plays around 15 different instruments on this album. It contains the track “Rahsaanica” which has been sampled by a French house duo (can’t remember their name) in the late 90’s. 1971.
This is another hip hop track that was big on the dance floor. This was down to the brilliant use of “Love thang” by First Choice. Chubb Rock really was an impressive wordsworth. His lyrics flowed, and so did the beats and bass produced by Howie Tee. 1990.
Another psyche/ folk album with plenty of samples. 1971.
Gong had one of the biggest line up of band members ever, with people coming and going all the time. Some great tracks are on here, my favourites being “Selene” and “Castle in the clouds”. 1973.
Great psyche rock album with strong tracks and plenty of samples. They only ever released two albums, both have their moments. 1969.
Wish I was back in Edinburgh sipping cocktails with my bestie 🍸
One of the greatest performers ever! 1980.
One of the greatest rap tales ever laid down on wax. 1988
Self-hypnosis record. Has some great dialogue for sampling. Put it to good use already, blended it with some acid house. 1960
Cheeky wee find today. Glad to pick this up, as it has the slow and moody nugget “New York city life”. 1976