Sticky selection by Royal GroovePosted on Feb 12, 2010 by DeLuca |
In this month selection for Laid Back Radio, I came up with a large variety of songs that you’ll hopefully like as much as I do. Going from a nice version of the all-time favorite p-funk classic Cosmic Slop by Axiom Funk, to nice a deep souljazz version of the Coltrane classic Naima by Deep Jazz, and from the spacey funk by James Mason to the exotica track Bonga by Duke Ellington.
The following three gentlemen need a little extra information.
After hearing the Miles Bonny version of Walk On By – via Juslikemusic, thank you very much – I got kind of hooked on this record producer, singer, trumpeter, and DJ (November 7, 1980) from Kansas City, with an impressive career so far. His music partly released on Melting Pot, his music played by Gilles Peterson and his skills used by Madlib for his Stevie Wonder tribute.
His new album “INcense & Wine” will be in stores in February 2010. Make sure to check it out.
Didn’t I Say?
Playing drums and bass since the 80′s, collaborator with Afrika Bambaataa, Groove Armada and Paul Oakenfold, plus releasing several things for the late Nuphonic label. Tim Hutton is a man with a track record some would say.
First time I heard about Tim Hutton was on the DJ Kicks release by the Trüby Trio, that features a remix of Hutton’s track Colours. Nevertheless his best song – to my humble opinion – still is Didn’t I Say, coming from the album Everything, an album with some great lo-fi, jazz standard and electronic-tinged folk influences. Check it out, you should be able to get it for a dollar and a dime.
Inner Al Green
Rewind to the 1990′s and get Times Up by the legendary Living Colour back in mind. Love Rears Its Ugly Head, New Jack Theme, you get the picture. Funk metal – a better term, anyone? -, nice but exhausting too. Corey Glover, the singer of Living Colour, did a solo project in the late 90′s and he fortunately has a inner Al Green, which he proves with the track Little Girl.
He is by the way now playing the role of Judas in musical Jesus Christ Superstar, for those of you who care…