Wednesday, 7 December 2016

V.A - I Just Want To Make Love To You Covers

 "I Just Want To Make Love To You" is a 1954 blues song written by Willie Dixon, first recorded by Muddy Waters, and released as "Just Make Love to Me" (Chess 1571). The song reached number four on Billboard magazine's R&B Best Sellers chart.Backing Waters on vocals are Little Walter on harmonica, Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Otis Spann on piano, Willie Dixon on bass, and Fred Below on drums. Waters recorded the song again for the album "Electric Mud" (wiki)
The song was covered by many bands and artists, so i made a compilation who contains 13 versions of this great blues song. Enjoy!!!

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01.Muddy Waters- Just Make Love To Me-1954 US
02.Etta James- I Just Want To Make Love To You-1969 US
03.Billy Hawks- I Just Want To Make Love To You-1967 US
04.Cold Blood- I Just Want To Make Love To You-1969 US
05.Mom's Apple Pie- I Just Wanna Make Love to You-1972 US
06.Rainbow- I Just Want To Make Love To You-1968 US
07.Smith- I Just Wanna Make Love To You-1969 US
08.The Animals- I Just Wanna Make Love To You-1964 UK
09.The Rolling Stones- I Just Want To Make Love To You-1964 UK
10.The Shadows Of Knight- I Just Want To Make Love To You-1966 US
11.Spring Fever- I Just Want To Make Love To You-1970 Canada
12.The Apple Pie Motherhood Band- I Just Want To Make Love To You-1969 US
13.Muddy Waters- I Just Want to Make Love to You-1968 US

Cal Tjader -Agua Dulce- 1971 US

Callen Radcliffe "Cal" Tjader, Jr. (July 16, 1925 – May 5, 1982) was an American Latin jazz musician, known as the most successful non-Latino Latin musician. He also explored various other jazz idioms but never abandoned the music of Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America, performing it until his death.
Tjader primarily played the vibraphone. He was accomplished on the drums, bongos, congas, timpani, and the piano. He worked with numerous musicians from several cultures. He is often linked to the development of Latin rock and acid jazz. Although fusing jazz with Latin music is often categorized as "Latin jazz" (or, earlier, "Afro-Cuban jazz"), Tjader's output swung freely between both styles. (wiki)
"Agua Dulce" released in 1971 on Fantasy ‎Records (F–8416).From this album i chose "Agua Dulce", "Ran Kan Kan" and "Gimme Shelter". Enjoy!!!

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Toots & The Maytals- Funky Kingston-1973 Jamaica

Toots and the Maytals, originally called The Maytals, are a Jamaican musical group and one of the best known ska and rock steady vocal groups. The Maytals were formed in the early 1960s and were key figures in popularizing reggae music. Frontman Toots Hibbert's soulful vocal style has been compared to Otis Redding, and led him to be named one of the 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone.(wiki)
From their 1973 album "Funky Kingston" i chose the self-titled song and their version of Richard Berry's song "Louie Louie".

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B.T. Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) - 1974 US

B.T. Express (originally named Brooklyn Transit Express) was an American funk/disco group, that had a number of successful songs during the 1970s.(wiki)
From their first 1974 album i chose "Express" and ""Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)". Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Ultra Funk - 1975 UK

A rare bit of funk from the mid 70's UK scene, cut with a groove that's got plenty of blacksploitation soundtrack touches. Ultra Funk were most likely a studio group assembled for the session but they've got a tight sound that makes them perfect for serving up the mix of grooves in the set, a great blend of originals and covers, all done with lots of influences from cop shows, action soundtracks  and kung fu movies.
Most cuts are instrumentals and have some great keyboard and electric bits. The vocal version of  "Kung Fu Man", featuring Mr. Superbad, Freddie Mack is a terrific, funky dance track sounds a lot like a very early Rap. Two songs from this album, "Kung Fu Man" and the great version of Bill Withers' "Use Me". Enjoy!!!

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T.S. Bonniwell- Close -1969 US

T.S. Bonniwell is the billing that Sean Bonniwell used for his only solo album, "Close", released on Capitol in 1969 (ST-277). This might be a bit confusing to Music Machine fans, who are familiar with the name Sean Bonniwell rather than the handle T.S. Bonniwell. For it was as Sean Bonniwell that he was the singer/songwriter and chief visionary of the Music Machine, one of the finest garage-psychedelic bands of the '60s.
"Close" have some positive attributes, particularly in the introverted-to-the-point-of-reclusion lyrics, and its sad but sweet melodies. Often Bonniwell sounds like a man whose roaring fire has dwindled down to a candle in the wind, such is the fragile and burned-out nature of songs like "Black Snow" and "Sleep." In an interview with the magazine Ugly Things, Bonniwell described it as "kind of like, if Neil Diamond did an imitation of Johnny Mathis."
From this album i chose "Black Snow", "Temporary Knife" and "Sleep".

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Bloomsbury People-1970 US

The Bloomsbury People formed in 1968. The band immediately gained a degree of local success, playing frequently around Milwaukee and the surrounding region and recording a couple of 45s over the next couple years.
The Bloomsbury People, began playing an unconventional mixture of avant-garde rock, classical music, and baroque pop that eventually came to be characterized as progressive rock, recorded their sole self-titled album at Audio Finishers studios,Chicago and released on MGM Records (SE-4678) in 1970. Milwaukee-native Sigmund Snopek III may be one of the most fascinating artists to emerge from the late '60s and early '70s.
Sigmund Snopek III continued making intriguing music, ranging from Top 40 pop songs to electronic pieces and jazz compositions to symphonies and operas in a career that lasted well over 30 years, culminating in his most conspicuous role as a sideman for the much-loved alternative pop band The Violent Femmes.
From Bloomsbury People great and sole album i chose "Birdsong", "Pioneer Saint Of Death" and "So It Seems".Enjoy!!!


Jon Wyderka- Vocals,Percussion
Sigmund Snopek III- Keyboards,Trombone,Vocals
Ding Lorenz- Drums,Acoustic Percussion and Dropped Stick
Paul DuJardin- Bass,Trombone,Vocals
Greg Janick- Organ,Saxophones,Vocals
Dennis Lanting- Electric and Acoustic Guitars,Vocals

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