This record is monumental.
Its the B side to Bo Kool's '(money) No Love' and could well have kicked off the whole idea of doing a 'dub' of a disco record. It was produced by south Londoner Tony Williams who is th TW behind TW Funk Masters. There are a couple of versions of this about, the version I have for you is the original 12 inch release (no less!) on Tania. The more widely known version was on Mancuso's recent Loft compilation and originally released on Champagne's 1981 jazzfunk record 'Re Mixture' (which is a 12 I highly recommend and I may post a tune off sometime soon)
I urge you to read an interview with Tony Williams conducted by none other than Greg Wilson on Greg's fine website electrofunkroots.co.uk here. After reading it you should get an insight in to how important this record really is (and you'll know why I included the Dennis Brown video).
A couple of things I will note though.. There is a 1986 version of 'Love Money' I think you should steer clear of. And, that this is the product of putting a reggae/soul DJ into a studio to produce a disco record using mostly reggae session players.. The results are blinding!
FUNK MASTERS - LOVE MONEY (1980) 320kbps
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Its been a while so here is a little something to say hello...
This beautiful little number has some of the smoothest vocals you will ever put your ears to. This is from 1986 on Bluebird records, you can pick up Yasuko Agawa's latest record here.
YASUKO AGAWA - L.A NIGHTS 320kbps
Friday, 1 May 2009
Sometimes we all need a bit of feel good factor in our lives, here is a great rendition of the Ben E King classic 'Stand by me' Thank you to the lovely young lady that put me on to this..