Friday, July 29, 2016

Power House - Don't Sleep On Us (1987)



             Very Rare 80's RnB/Dance/Hip Hop Pressing out of Jamaica, Queens NY.
                                       Turned out Local hits {of the time} such as;
                          "Don't Sleep On Us" "Irresistible" "U.R. My Lover"
                                  surprisingly, a few cuts had success overseas..
                   
                                    not much info on the net about these guys,
                                       but luckily, i attained 'first-hand insight'....
                    Lead Vocalist, Clay Washington {"Irresistible; U.R. my Lover"} Recalls; ...

   " These guys, Rob and Reggie (twins) had this idea to do a compilation album to promote the artists that they signed.
   I just thought I'd have one song on it,
{Irresistible} but they ended up with extra room, so we put "U R My Lover" on it.
   I was told it was a compilation,. but when they were finished with the album and photos, they made it look like we all were a group!
   And the funniest thing, is the Twins were on the album cover as if They were the musicians! ..That was so strange to me..
   All in all, it was an Interesting Experience...My First View into the world of    recording...I learned a lot..."



          note: Due to the Fact that all i can get my hands on was the Original Cassette,
          the sonic of the transfer bears the infamous; 'Tape Hiss' that we all love...lol
       


                                                        More Detailed info
                                         Discogs   Irresistible   U.R. My Lover


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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Black Dick For President (1971)


                                                          {where in the hell do i start with this one...lol}
               
                             There is not much info on the net about this Album set
 ...and what there is, much of it is inaccurate...so i did some research... (why?, i don't know..)
                            Recorded Sometime in 1970, & Released in Early 1971,
                        This 3 Record set was not only treated as very 'Underground',..
         it was probably only taken out at 'Late Night Parties' after the kiddies went to bed
                (probably more prevalent in the Black Community at that time, due to the Strong Political Content...)
                                          The Main Jizz....er...i mean,...'Gist'  is..
the "Underrated Superior Black Man's Penis in 'White Controlled Society' pre 1971....

                                                                  0_o

                                                                                 ... yup.... lol...

                                             Not only was this really Raunchy,..
                                    it was quite shocking & out-there for the time.
                    {...and Quite Pricey for the time, at $7.95 in 1971...about the equivalent of $50 today..}
        Albeit Comedy,..This recording exudes "Heavy Overt Politically Biased Rhetoric'
                                                                  (^..the best way i can "formally" describe it...lol)
                             Today, Filthy Comedy & Political Rhetoric such as This,
                                        is nothing that shocking... unfortunately...

                                     ..so, get ready for 1 hour and 46 minutes
                                   of some Racist Black Guy Cursing & Ranting
                                     about how Wonderful, Magical & Superior,
                                       the Black Man's Penis is for the Universe...

                                                                   0_o

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Law {GA10017} (1975)



                                               Their 1st of 3 LP's from the 70's
                                                             {2nd lp from 1977 {breakin' it} is more Funky,
                                      ..3rd lp from 1978 is noticeably "Commercially Infected" at that point...lol}
                   but this one  being a little more 'grounded' in 'Straight-Ahead' Rock
                                      GA10017 also being the actual LP catalog #...
                                                   {hmm... now i see where 'Yes' stole that idea from..lol}
                           
                     i'm guessing that the 'unspoken pzazz' of this band, {at the time,}
                                       was that it was an "Interracial Rock Group"
                              which did occur previously, {Sly, Black Merda, Creation, etc.}
                                        but yet still fairly uncommon for the time,
                                         giving the group  the "Soul Rock" label...
                       in reality, it's just Really Good Straight-Ahead (slightly funky) Rock....


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Force Of Nature (1974)


                                             Their 1st of 2 LP's of the 1970's...
                                            Soul Rock mixed with "jazzy spots"
                            Good Songwriting, even Acknowledged by Stevie Wonder...
                             {i wouldn't be surprised if Stevie 'had a hand in' the writing of the track: "Thoughts"}
                                   not much info about this Group/LP on the net,...
                                        but i found this review online somewhere,
                                     that also gives a good description of it,: {paraphrased}

"Funky Soul from this obscure Philly combo!

..Force Of Nature has a sound that's alot like {the early days of} Earth Wind & Fire – quite progressive, with lots of jazzy flourishes, and a spiritual message that's pushed with a crossover Soul sound. The album seems to have been cut as a one-off Philly International side project – and it does have involvement from Dexter Wansel and Bunny Sigler, but the overall sound is quite different than the usual Philly groove..."

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Alpha Centauri : Finally Coming into View...{a.k.a.: The Long Void is Over !}

Hi All!...yeah, i know...it's been a while.... but i'm finally up & running again,
ready to post some rarities from my collection... & so,...on with the show!....

Friday, March 20, 2015

ZZzzzzzz....I Know,.. Another Long Void : (

Sorry Folks...
alot of Moving Around over the past year...
& i don't have the time to set up my turntable & stuff...
All i can do is promise that when i get things set up,
i'll be posting some Real Rarities...

Stay Tuned... ☺

Sunday, March 9, 2014

El "Septeto Puerto Rico" (196?)


                                           {...i don't know how to properly Label this...
                                                  Puerto Rican/Cuban version of a 'Mariachi' Band-

                                                          without the 50 Gallon Hats,.. maybe???
                                                                        ...crazy cover though!..}


                                   No Year on this LP.
                                   & not much detailed info on the Net about this..
                                   but what there is,
                                   I deduce that this LP is an Early '60's Release,-
                                   of an Early 40's Recording Date.

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