sábado, agosto 16, 2008

Hot Buttered Soul 25.000

Mister hot buttered Soul is no longer… one of my favourite voices and songwriters Isaac Hayes has passed away.

Your average biography of Isaac Hayes goes somethin’ like: autodidact piano playing rookie gets a stint at Stax, with his friend Porter he becomes a successful songwriters duo, gets the change to do some solo work, comes up with a couple of classics and his trademark bling bling style, hits it big time with Shaft, makes some more albums in the seventies that gradually contain more and more disco music instead of his hallmark mix of funk, rap and soul which back then and for some people still today means ultimo the end because of the notion of disco as bad commercial music, so he hits rockbottom, starts acting and in the nineties becomes The love crazed down-to-earth Chef in the Southpark episodes until he decides to quit because they mock his then newly adopted rich person’s fiction lifestyle called Scientology and… dies, the end.

Luckily in reality things are more complex than that. Take for instance the disco music he made. Well, if Isaac Hayes decides to play some disco you can be sure it’s no ordinary dancebeat but a richly orchestrated workout like for instance Disco Connection from 1975.

I was preparing an new upload so I integrated it in the intended-to-be-but-still-not-a-mix.

Closer Musik – Departures
After Love is still a classic and one of Kompakt's shining moments from Dirk Leyers and Matias Aguayo.
Booka shades – Outskirts
From the new album.
In Flagranti – Bipolar
Optimo – Cake And Milk
From The Discerning Dancefloor.
Deastro – Light Powered
An emusic pick. A young guy
Randolph Chabot’s debut album Keeper’s. A nice one with this standout track.
Global Communication – 8 07
Yam Yam – Subduction Zone
Los Hermanos – Quetzal
M&H Band – Popcorn 1987
Still looking for the original version ‘cause this is part of a Dimitri from Paris mix.
The Armed Gang – All I Want (Vocal Version-Disco 1982)
Sheila and B. Devotion – Charge Of Plates and Credit Cards
From the Spacer album.
Chaz Jankel – Glad To Know You (Todd Terje Re-edit)
Donna Summer – Love Is In Control
Diana Ross – I’m coming Out (Chic mix)

Vocoder style madness part 1
Wanda Walden – Don't You Want My Lovin' (1981)
Diana Ross – Upside Down (Chic mix)
.ogg files, that’s why the Ross tracks don’t show up in the player.
Diana Ross – My old Piano (Chic mix)
Nicole Willis And The Soul Investigators – Feeling Free
I always like playing this song before I got out to dance and besides that, it blends nicely with the next one… Isaac Hayes – Disco Connection 1975
Wynd Chymes – Baby You’re The One
Michele – Disco Dance (Tom Moulton produced, Patrick Cowley remix)
These are the Breaks!...
Bamboo – Spaceship Crashing
T-Connection – Party Night
Roger Troutman & The Human Body – Freedom (Zapp)
Vocoder style madness part 2
Mid Air – Ease Out
Universal robot Band – Barely Breaking Even (Club Version)
Candido – Dancin' & Prancin'
From the Jango album which also features Thousand Fingered Man.
Organic Grooves – Memory Pool
Dexter Wansel – You Can Be What You Wanna Be
Leroy Hudson – Love The Feeling
Jimmy Bo Horne – I Get Lifted
Daniel Janin et Son Orchestre – Saramina
Eddie Henderson – Inside You
I’ve got a massive load of these and more heavy fusion stuff that I would like to post some day.
Rhythm Heritage – Three Days of The Condor
Larry Graham With Graham Central Station – Star Walk – Tonight
An ace bass player and underappreciated singer. One of my favourite.

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