Thursday, September 24, 2009

Get up on it and ride..



The Temptations - Bare Back (1978, Atlantic)

The Temptations - Mystic Woman (Love Me Over) (1978, Atlantic)
The Temptations - Touch Me Again (1978, Atlantic)


For the record, while I'm definitely not endorsing any of the practices supposedly suggested or implied in this song, I do heartily endorse it's groove.

The title track from The Temptations' "Bare Back" (1978, Atlantic) album, their second and last during their brief, unsuccessful period on the Atlantic label in the late 70's, this was a single, but like all of their other Atlantic material, never went anywhere commercially. Supple basslines, spirited vocals (largely courtesy of lead vocalist Richard Street), and propulsive bass-heavy groove aside, perhaps it was better that it didn't, in retrospect. I suppose using the expression "riding bareback" as a metaphor for life and living may have been acceptable in 1978 pre-AIDS; to say that it's an expression which hasn't held up too well over the years would probably be an understatement. Then again, I suppose that depends entirely on one's perspective..

However, with the great production and the admittedly out-of-context naughtiness one can't help but read into it today, I personally can't get enough of it. With this track and practically the entire album produced and co-written by Motown veteran Brian Holland alongside brother Eddie Holland and their main writing partner at this time, Harold Beatty (essentially Lamont Dozier's replacement), this is just one of the many excellent, underrated productions that the Holland Brothers were involved with at the time. While there's no topping the legacy of Holland-Dozier-Holland as pop songwriters, Eddie Holland's bright, funk-bottomed, disco flavoured productions in the late 70's for acts like The Supremes (covered on here before), The Jackson 5, Eloise Laws and others like the short-lived group, New York Port Authority are top quality, in my opinion..

As far as the album goes, In spite of having pulled together a top-flight team of Philadelphia's finest (which included Norman Harris and future group member Ron Tyson) on their first Atlantic LP, "Hear To Tempt You" (1977, Atlantic), out of their two Atlantic albums, I'd consider this to be the best of them. While not as ambitious as their Norman Whitfield material, or their last big Motown record, the Jeffrey Bowen-produced "A Song For You" (1975, Gordy/Motown), the other disco-flavoured tracks on the record like "Mystic Woman (Love Me Over)" and "Touch Me Again," the sublime balladry in "Ever Ready Love" (also a single), and "I See My Child" (the only track not written by Holland, Beatty and Holland) make it solid and satisfying, nonetheless.

While I can't imagine any of the current Tempts revues get too many requests in their shows for the song in question, thankfully You Tube has video. One from a 1979 live performance on the Chicago TV show Soundstage, and another from the ever-reliable Soul Train. Also from the same Soul Train appearance, is a performance of one of the album's ballad tracks "Ever Ready Love," which, if I'm not mistaken, might have been their final single release for Atlantic.


The Temptations - Bare Back (1978)
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Temptations - Bare Back (Soundstage Chicago 1979)
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The Temptations - Ever Ready Love (1978)
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LINKS:
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ALL MUSIC GUIDE: THE TEMPTATIONS - BARE BACK (REVIEW)
DISCOGS: BRIAN HOLLAND
ALL MUSIC GUIDE: BRIAN HOLLAND
WARR.ORG: THE TEMPTATIONS - BARE BACK (REVIEW)
ROBERT CHRISTGAU REVIEWS: THE TEMPTATIONS

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Disco Discharge and Other Recent/Upcoming Disco Releases & Reissues

It has been a while since I've done one of these posts, but Harmless' new Disco Discharge series are honestly some of the most pleasing disco compilations I've heard in a little while now. While not 100% devoted to rarities and obscurities, compiled around specific names or niche categories like most of the disco compilations that tend to pique my interest these days, I was, to be honest, half-expecting to be a little underwhelmed. To my own surprise, I've spent much of the last week or so indulging in these, discovering songs I never knew about (the awesome Bobby O. production by Free Enterprise - "Make It On My Own," "Take Me To The Top" by Advance, Massara's "Margherita," Johnny Mathis' "Gone, Gone, Gone) and re-acquainting myself with well-known classics that I've long taken for granted (Rose Royce's "Do Your Dance", the Shep Pettibone mix of Phyllis Nelson's "I Like You), or never even bothered with in the first place (Fern Kinney's "Groove Me," Manhattan Transfer's "Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone"). I have to give them credit with this, not only have they managed to mark a fine balance between choice rarities and the more well-known commercial hits, but across the four double-disc volumes in this series (Classic Disco, Disco Queens, Gay Disco & Hi NRG and Euro Disco), they've put together quite a broad-based series, well tuned to the current disco zeitgeist, balancing the classic disco of the late 70's with the increasing movement towards Italo, Boogie and Hi NRG.

As far as rarities are concerned, there are a good number of tracks on here which either don't seem to have ever been, or at the very least haven't been widely available on CD until now. While the track times are all listed, and the promo stickers advertise all tracks as "12" or long LP versions," not all of these special versions are specifically labeled on the tracklists, like, for example the rare Canadian 12" mix/extended edit of Amanda Lear's "Blood and Honey," mastered from the original tapes and exclusive to this series. With all of its sweet extended percussion breaks, finally being able to hear this track here in pristine digital quality is one of the major treats on here, especially given the prices that the original Direction label 12" release has commanded on eBay in the not too distant past. Also included among the other unlabeled versions on here are the John Luongo's 12" mix of Melba Moore's "Pick Me Up, I'll Dance", the extended mix of Sparks' Moroder-produced "Number One Song In Heaven," the seven minute version of Time Bandits' "Live It Up," the 12" version of Silver Convention's "Get Up And Boogie," and the "Roy Thode 12" version of Poussez' Come On And Do It, to give a few. It also has to be said, that any compilation that takes the care to track down the masters for both of Sylvia Love's classics - "Instant Love" and "Extraterrestrial Lover" (also exclusive to this series) is definitely in my good books.

In addition to the musical selection, the sound quality across the volumes is also refreshingly consistent and of high quality. While it may not always be possible, the care taken in tracking down original master tapes for the overwhelming majority of selections is commendable, given the number of compilations (excellent ones too) out in the disco world that don't. Luring the listener with a classic while keeping things interesting with a series delicately timed surprises; as a listening experience, this series this is pretty much everything good compilations should be.

One of the best functions of the compilation album - which doesn't seem to be going away, in spite of the changes in music consumption (in fact, I'd probably argue the opposite), is as one of the primary gateways into new avenues of music. As far as I'm concerned, while there's a lot here those for those well acquainted with disco and looking something new; for those who aren't, it's a perfect place to start.

The first volume, Classic Disco was already released September 7th, with Disco Ladies scheduled for release on September 28th, followed by Euro Disco on October 5th and Gay Disco & Hi NRG on October 19th via Harmless/Demon. All include liner notes by Alan Jones, co-author (with Jussi Kantonen) of "Saturday Night Forever: The Story of Disco" (read the essay from the Classic Disco volume here).

In the meantime, for those who would like a preview, Horse Meat Disco's Luke Howard has put together an excellent 30 minute Disco Discharge mix, featuring tracks from the series. Enjoy.

Listen: Luke Howard - Disco Discharge Mix | LINK TWO

Luke Howard - Disco Discharge/Soulful Disco Mix (tracklist):
1. Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This
2. Glitter Band - Makes You Blind
3. Grey And Hanks - Dancin'
4. Lucy Hawkins - Gotta Get Out Of Here
5. Esther Phillps - What A Difference A Day Makes

VA - Disco Discharge. Classic Disco (2009, Harmless)
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VA - Disco Discharge. Disco Ladies (2009, Harmless)
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VA - Disco Discharge. Euro Disco (2009, Harmless)
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VA - Disco Discharge. Gay Disco & Hi NRG (2009, Harmless)
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Recent & Future Reissues:

Aquarian Dream - Fantasy
(1978, Elektra / 2009, Warner Music Japan)
buy/pre-order @ hmv.co.jp | CDBANQ | dustygroove.com
This is one I'm personally very excited for. An Aquarian Dream album on CD - almost thought it wouldn't happen. While their first LP was reissued on CD in the 90s (now out of print, of course), this is probably their finest. For those who haven't heard, "You're A Star" is pure epic pleasure and as far as the rest of it's concerned, when it is produced by the great Norman Connors and reissued by the Japanese, you just can't go wrong. Note: both of their Elektra albums (this and 1979's "Chance To Dance") are available digitally (in the legit sense), so consider this one for those who still value the physical. (To be released October 14, 2009)
ALL MUSIC GUIDE: AQUARIAN DREAM - FANTASY (REVIEW)

Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie - Hot Butterfly
(1978, Polydor / 2009, Funky Town Grooves)
buy/pre-order @ funky town grooves | dustygroove.com
An exciting release from Funky Town Grooves label. While this album had been reissued on CD in 2005 by the P-Vine label in Japan, the people at FTG (with the help of some discomusic.com forum members) tracked down five extra bonus tracks - 12" mixes of the title track, "Fess Up To The Boogie," "Cream (Always Rises To The Top), and two different 12" mixes of "Chains." A top shelf Gregg Diamond production, with Luther Vandross on vocals (along with Cissy Houston in the background), this is one of my favourites and one I'm personally looking forward to. FTG haven't listed a specific release date, but have posted an info page on their website. (Scheduled for release in October/November 2009)

Pattie Brooks - Love Shook/Our Ms. Brooks
(1977, 1978, Casablanca / 2009, Funky Town Grooves)
buy/pre-order @ funky town grooves
While the combination of Pattie's voice and Simon Soussan's production can be a little oversweetened for my liking at times, it's nice to see more Casablanca disco releases make it to CD (especially in times like this). One of the main people behind the Funky Town Grooves label confirmed on the discomusic.com forums that this reissue will be taken from the master tapes, so it certainly looks promising. (To be released September 28, 2009)


Jackie Moore - I'm On My Way/With Your Love
(1979, 1980, Columbia / 2009, Expansion)
buy @ soul music store | amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | dustygroove.com
These two classic disco albums, produced by Bobby Eli (and backed by the whole Philly studio gang) are finally making it to digital. The former, "I'm On My Way" is especially overdue, including her two big disco killers "This Time Baby" and "How's Your Love Life Baby," which are essentials on anyone disco selections, as far as I'm concerned. Note: Haven't heard it for myself yet, but an early review on Amazon.com says this was mastered from vinyl. Be warned. (Released September 8, 2009)

Gray & Hanks - You Fooled Me/Prime Time
(1978, 1981, RCA / 2009, Expansion)
buy @ soul music store | amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | dustygroove.com
The two albums Zane Gray and Len Ron Hanks did for RCA are also here, both in their entirety. Brought to you by the same folks who did the Jackie Moore reissue (above), the former "You Fooled Me," which includes their disco hit "Dancin'" (as included on the Disco Discharge Classic Disco set) was reissued on CD in Japan last year, but with this much more accessible release and with both albums included, this might be better way to go if you want it on CD (unless, of course, this is mastered from vinyl as well). (Released September 8, 2009)

George & Gwen McCrae - Together
(1975, Cat/TK / 2009, Shout!/Cherry Red)
buy @ cduniverse.com | amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | dustygroove.com
Perhaps more on the soul/R&B side of things, produced by Clarence Reid (AKA Blowfly) and Steve Alaimo, this is a great mellow grooving classic, I had to include this here. As far as soulful female voices go, I can never get enough of Gwen McCrae and this one fits in well with her material at the time (which was also produced mostly by Reid & Alaimo). This reissue includes six bonus tracks, all George McCrae solos, who, compared to his former wife, has been generally less represented in the world of reissues. (Released August 25, 2009)

Sylvester and The Hot Band - The Blue Thumb Collection
(2009, Hip-O Select/Universal)
buy @ hip-o select | amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | dustygroove.com
So perhaps not disco at all, but still a major release from a disco-historical perspective. Hip-O/Universal have at last gone out and filled one of the outstanding gaps in Sylvester's catalogue by making his first two albums, "Sylvester & The Hot Band" (AKA "Scratch My Flower") and "Bazaar" (along with a couple of rare bonuses) available on CD. An intriguing pair of records - heavy on covers, both albums are a departure from the disco he would later record on the Fantasy and Megatone labels during the height of his career. Crossing between folk, funk, rock and soul, it however fit right in with the eclecticism that the Blue Thumb label was known for. A must-have for Sylvester fans. (Note: for those wondering about the scratch-and-sniff flower on the original debut LP, Hip-O select have included one in air freshner form, in lieu of its omission on the cover. I believe this is exclusive to orders from their website though.) (Released June 12, 2009)
SOUL & JAZZ & FUNK: SYLVESTER & THE HOT BAND - THE BLUE THUMB COLLECTION (REVIEW)

Candi Staton - Chance
(1979, Warner Bros. / 2009, Wounded Bird)
buy @ cduniverse.com | amazon.com | amazon.co.uk | dustygroove.com
This was released a while back, but I had to put this here as this is a favourite of mine. Prior to the release of this I'd bought a sealed copy of the vinyl album to keep 'on ice,' so to speak. Had I known about this, I probably wouldn't have done that, but anyway, produced by Candi and noted disco mixer Jimmy Simpson, this album includes the hit "When You Wake Up Tomorrow" and the underrated title track. Soulful disco fans, take heed. (Released June 9, 2009)


Belle Epoque - Miss Broadway
(1977, Big Tree / 2009, Wounded Bird)
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Another one released in June, and one that I never expected either. Wounded Bird continue to mine the depths of the WEA archives for these things, and I couldn't be happier. Timely too, as I've been listening to Glass Candy version of the title track recently, but nothing tops the original. (Released June 9, 2009)

List updated September 21, 2009


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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I'm very superficial, I hate everything official..



Grace Jones - Private Life (Remix By Paul "Groucho" Smykle at The Fallout Shelter)
Grace Jones - Feel Up (12" Mix)


Now that summer has unofficially ended, one of the highlights of this (at least for me) quick and dull summer was the week I spent in L.A. at the end of July. Initially planned around seeing Grace Jones at the Hollywood Bowl, as it turns out, taking a week off in L.A. was probably one of the best decisions I had made all year, although anyone looking at my bank account might disagree, but I digress..



Photo credit: Timothy Norris (LA Weekly)

As far as the show goes, despite her joking about shedding a few pounds in the L.A. heat, her presence that Sunday night at the Hollywood Bowl felt utterly and totally undiminished. While I'd obviously never seen her live before, much less when she was at the peak of her career, having arrived fashionably late (as always), armed with a whole new set of costumes (courtesy of Oscar winning designer Eiko Ishioka), she commanded the audience - comprised largely of hipsters, homosexuals and homosexual hipsters, with a style and dare I say, grace that completely belied her lengthy absence and her alleged 61 years. While it was a shared bill with local band Dengue Fever and indie darlings Of Montreal (who themselves commanded a major share of the audience), like a one-woman wrecking-crew though, she practically laid waste to the place, as the piles of raving press reviews seem to concur. She even, at least in my own biased opinion, made Of Montreal, who also came with their own formidable theatrics, which included (though wasn't limited to) live puppies and an on-stage marriage proposal, look like a bunch of kids playing dress-up.



Photo credit: CultureQueens

For anyone like myself, whose only concept of Grace Jones live was, until then, photos, fan recollections and the landmark "One Man Show" video, one of the things that came as a pleasant surprise was how much genuine personal charisma she had put into the show. For someone with a reputation as legendary and some might even say fearsome as hers is, and whose performances were often immortalized as either a kind of imposing, distant performance art, or reckless free-for-all in her underground years, talking to the audience from backstage during her costume changes, she managed to inject a surprising, even comforting level of warmth and intimacy into the night.

Sadly, none of my pix nor any of the video that I thought I was taking turned out well (so I nicked a couple of my favourites from L.A. Weekly and CultureQueens for this post), but it was probably one of the most electrically charged concerts I've been to in some time. I thought this video (and there are many out there) illustrated it quite well. I have to say, the "go, bitch, go!" remark towards the end, totally does it for me.



While I have to admit that the size and acoustics of the Bowl were impressive, I also have to admit also some disappointment with my seats, since somehow I thought I'd be quite a bit closer. Really though, there were no general seats close enough for my liking, and for someone as visual as Grace, that ended up feeling like a bit of a disservice (thanks to Enrique, Lala and Kevin for getting me that much closer though). While I suppose in the future I'd prefer to see her at a slightly more intimate venue, I'm glad I finally had the chance. While an apparent tiff between Róisín Murphy and Lady Gaga about who stole from who was raging on the blogosphere not too long after this, the woman whom they both so obviously (it doesn't even deserve to be argued) patterned themselves after, showed the children how it was done.

As far as these songs go, unfortunately she didn't perform either of them that night, but these are a couple that I've been going back to quite frequently lately. I had picked up this 12" several years ago, along with the similarly packaged Re-Mix Re-Mask set. As if I recalled hearing that there was a series of these 12" singles with the Grace masks on the covers, but I've only ever come across these two.

The remix of Grace's cover of The Pretenders' "Private Life" (which Chrissie Hynde herself had praised, quite lavishly - see the Compass Point Sessions liner notes) by renowned Reggae engineer and Don of Dub Paul "Groucho" Smykle (who had done a number mixes for Sly & Robbie, Black Uhuru and Grace herself around this time) had quite quickly become a favourite of mine. While not quite as compelling as the dark, dimensional (and originally unreleased) full-on dub mix included on the well-compiled Compass Point Sessions (1998, Island) set, taking out the distinctive percussion intro on the original mix, and instead highlighting Wally Badarou's distinctive synth work, all the while adding some extra drama, emphasizing and punctuating Grace's pointed delivery with a series of deep, echoey drum accents and vocal effects, the Groucho mix seems to meet half-way between the album version and the Compass Point Sessions dub mix. That, along with a series of guitar and percussion edits three-quarters of the way through make this a more spacious, dramatic mix compared to the original, at least in my opinion. A subtle, but ultimately effective job.

For a visual representation, the simple, yet compelling video of this is one of my favourites of her's. The eyes, the mask, the expressions - that's really all that there is, and yet is all that is needed.



Reportedly a song she wrote (and like many of them from the time, showing a distinct sense of humour) inspired by the time she supposedly ran off with the Hells Angels as a teenager (not making this up) "Feel Up" is supposedly "about being on a bike with a gentleman, where they do everything except have sex" (seriously, check the interview). This 12" of "Feel Up" has, as far as I know, not officially made it to CD/digital, I even recall this being a criticism of the Compass Point Sessions set when it came out, how neither this, nor the more elusive Larry Levan mix were included. Notably, the vocals and lyrics on this version are markedly different from the album version. It sounds like a completely different vocal take, for one thing, with additional verses, and in some parts, completely different lyrics altogether. A couple of minutes longer than the original and not quite as heavy on the patois either (I wish someone would translate), and a little more in line, at least it seems so, with the supposed theme. That being said, I'm a big fan of the extra prominent bass in this one, especially in the intro.

Anyway, in conclusion, while seeing Grace was one of the highlights (and I must see her again), I have to admit, getting lost in L.A. for about a week was actually good for my sanity, as ironic as that might sound. Do hope to be back for more one of these days.

P.S. Major thanks/shout out to Enrique for a great intro and helping me navigate. I really appreciate it!

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DEAR SANTA.. (WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 24, 2008)
THE RETURN OF GRACE JONES? (FRIDAY JUNE 20, 2008)
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LINKS:
DISCOGS: GRACE JONES - PRIVATE LIFE/MY JAMAICAN GUY/FEEL UP/SHE'S LOST CONTROL 12"
DISCOGS: PAUL "GROUCHO" SMYKLE
WIKIPEDIA: GRACE JONES - PRIVATE LIFE (SONG)

LOS ANGELES TIMES: GRACE JONES IN A FLASH (BY REED JOHNSON) (JULY 26, 2009)
POP & HISS - THE L.A. TIMES MUSIC BLOG: LIVE REVIEW: GRACE JONES, OF MONTREAL AND DENGUE FEVER AT KCRW'S WORLD FESTIVAL AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (JULY 27, 2009)
LA WEEKLY: GRACE JONES' TRIUMPHANT HOLLYWOOD BOWL DEBUT (BY RANDALL ROBERTS) (JULY 27, 2009)
VARIETY: GRACE JONES, OF MONTREAL, DENGUE FEVER (CONCERT REVIEW) (BY PHIL GALLO) (JULY 27, 2009)
BLACKBOOK - GRACE JONES' COSTUME ORGY AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (BY ALISA GOULD-SIMON) (JULY 27, 2009)
MTV NEWSROOM: LADY GAGA, YOU ARE NO GRACE JONES (BY KATIE BYRNE) (JULY 27, 2009)
NME: A VIEW TO A THRILL - GRACE JONES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (BY LYNDSEY PARKER) (JULY 27, 2009)
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POPBYTES: GRACE JONES DAZZLED AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (JULY 27, 2009)
SOUNDBLEED: GRACE JONES AND OF MONTREAL SLAYED THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (BY DAVID BOND) (JULY 27, 2009)
LA WEEKLY: GRACE JONES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (BY RANDALL ROBERTS) (JULY 29, 2009)
L.A. RECORD - GRACE JONES + OF MONTREAL @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (JULY 30, 2009)
CULTUREQUEENS: DIVINE DIVA - GRACE JONES (AUGUST 3, 2009)

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