26 December 2007

Paradise Garge Larry Levan favorite, Bad mouthin´n, made this unusual motown project headed by Michael Lee Smith famous in 1978. The whole lp is very disco, with a very distinctive sound though. Includes superb vibes solos, strings and bass (Jermaine Jackson). And what a funky cover!!

O favorito de Larry Levan do Paradise Garage, Bad mouthin´n, fez este inhabitual projeito da Motown liderado pelo Michael Lee Smith famoso em 1978. O disco inteiro e muito disco, com um som bem distinto. Jermaine Jackson toca baixa aqui.

Motown sounds - Space dance 1978


16 December 2007

"Papa was a rolling stone", "I heard it through the grapevine" : you know these don´t you? Well I´m sure you ignore "Stand up and cheer for the preacher" by the genius composer Barrett Strong who composed all these gemms for TAMLA back in early 70s.
The instrumental version is just good enough to turn you crazy, perfect strings instrumentation, keybord layers, shaft-style guitars... all is there, evolving around a simple but yet irresistible theme.

"Papa was a rolling stone", "I heard it through the grapevine" : voce conhece estas faixas verdade? Mais estou seguro que ignora "Stand up and cheer for the preacher" do genial compositor Barrett Strong quem fez essas joias pela TAMLA no inicio do 70s.

Barrett Strong - Stand up and cheer for the preacher (1973)
original 320kbps rip from 7inch record
+ bonus mrB chords edit

enjoy this 70s gemm