Tuesday, October 12, 2004
love language lp elektra asylum,1984.
brilliantly featured as the opening sequence in alan rudolph's eponymous film, choose me (written and produced by luther vandross) had me running to the next record shop before the end of the show. it's probably the definitive funky ballad on my list.
open any mixtape with this one and get the groove on.
nice info on the last soul man :
be sure to check first your local record store for teddy's albums or cd's, but if you can't wait, hop here:
BUCKSHOT LEFONQUE: breakfast at denny's
back in my jazzy hip-hop days, the brandford marsalis/dj premier buckshot lefonque concept felt like heaven. at last, that "talkin' all that jazz" attitude was real, live and direct and not only crafted out of samples.
it turned out the whole album, though exciting, kinda melt too many ingredients for my taste (maya angelou, an elton john cover, amaharic vocalists from ethiopia, reggae, blues etc) but that instru track was just perfect.
i'd be glad to get some feedback on this one from the blogdeputies of hip hop, say cocaine blunts&soul sides-who are busy diggin' their mutual crates these days- but from moistworks too, timewastin' and whenmadwastallandphatwascold (ouch!) about the buckshot lp's and similar jazz/hiphop concepts... and of course from you all noddin' out there.
brandford marsalis'website is full of buckshot stuff :
and if you can't convince your record dealer to deliver the goods: