Friday, 20 April 2012
Strictly Rock - Part III
Here we go again with the final volume of Strictly Rock, just a quickie this time round, but one with some quality tunes.
Highlights include -
Aretha Franklin's massive party mover 'Rock Steady', what a tune this is, as large as the legendary lady herself. As sampled by Public Enemy, E.P.M.D, Masters of Ceremony & many others. One of my all time fave drumbreaks.
German funksters Breakout redo the classic 'Planet Rock' with lovely jubbly results, drum heavy & dope.
Library legend Keith Mansfield gives us horns galore & fuzzy guitars with a nice little drumbreak on 'Jazz Rocker'.
'Hula Rock' by Lewis Howard is definitely an interesting tune, demented Hawaiian grooves with a chunky bassline. Sampled by Madlib on Madvillian's 'Meatgrinder'.
Breakbeat royalty are here ! It's The crew that gave us the national anthem 'Apache', Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band with the gigantic 'Bongo Rock', as sampled by everyone.
Ray Bryant's 'Up Above The Rock' is worth a listen or two, it starts with a fat drumbreak, then the familiar sample from the 'not as good as the other version version' of Kool G Rap & Polo's 'On The Run'.
The Blackbyrds have some awesome tunes in their discography, the block party rocker 'Rock Creek Park' is what you get here. Classic stuff.
Finally we have 'Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll' by Vaughan Mason & Crew from the essential LP of the same name. The back of the sleeve says "This album offers Funk, Ballads & Roller Skating music". What more could you ask for ?
Srtictly Business present -
Strictly Rock Part III
Alan Hawkshaw - Rocky Mountain Runabout
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
Breakout - Planet Rock pts 1 & 2
Keith Mansfield - Jazz Rocker
Lewis Howard - Hula Rock
Lynn Collins - Rock Me Again & Again & Again
Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock
Ray Bryant - Up Above The Rock
Rufus Thomas - Rock Back
The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park
The JBs - Rockin' Funky Watergate
Vaughan Mason & Crew - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll
Password - defandstupid
"Let's Bounce Today"