Monthly Archives: July 2011

99.9

I was recording all my vinyl last year (it took so long I may have started in 2008 or 2009) and I stopped last year when I was 99.something percent done. All that was remaining was a bunch of B-sides that I didn’t care about. Our Darkness by Anne Clarke – classic. The b-side ‘The Sitting Room’ – yeah, whatever.

So I finished those up today – and Excel says that my recording project is 99.9027 percent complete. Why not 100?
Goddamn J.M. Silk! That’s why!
I’ve got a nasty scratch on Music Is The Key and the Basement Key version just ain’t gonna play without skipping.

Also, I should say ‘the first part of my recording project’. It took literally years to do this part (time management ain’t always my strength) – and that was only the top 4 ‘good crates’ of music. I’ve still got 6 more crates to go through – a lot of it is complete shit, but there is some good and even great stuff in there that just didn’t fit into those 4 main crates at whatever time I sorted them.

Curtis McClain is sitting in one of those ‘lesser’ crates with a bunch of his friends yelling “Lets get busy!”
Maybe next month….year….sigh

Song of the Day: The It – Donnie

A classic track from the early house days.
Here’s my “you kids get off my lawn” moment. With all the foul language that is in top 40 rap and pop nowadays – some of it bleeped, some of it not – I remember when they would play Donnie in mixes and have to edit/bleep out the word ‘ho’.
Damn – I think they use worse language than that now on Saturday morning cartoons.

The It
Donnie

DJ International Records DJ 893
Lead Vocals: Robert Owens, Chip E, and Harri
Words & Music: Larry Heard, Chip E, and Harri
Recorded at Solo Studios
Engineered by Jerry Solo
Mixed by Chip E
Produced by Rocky Jones and Chip E





Song of the Day: Bizzy B – 416 EP

I love this single/EP, particularly 416, and I wish we had heard some more from these guys, but they only released a few records including this, the Jackstreet Inc EP and a few others that I don’t have according to Discogs.

Bizzy B
416 / B With U / Summer House / The Night Calls / Solomon B

Jack Street JSR-003
Produced by R. Rodgers, S. Bramlett
Special thanks to George Luif of Startrax Recording
Special thanks to the staff at SRO Records