Thursday, May 17, 2007

This is a fresh Mc Mix.

Now, I realize that anyone who doesn’t live in the States this is obvious, but those who do might have really missed out on a pretty fantastic record. David Holmes is from Belfast, Ireland and has been DJ-ing and meddling about with nerdy electronic musical instruments for about 23 years. In 1998 he released the seminal Essential mix (blah-blah-blah I don’t really care and if you want to hear someone else rub one out to that record read any other review of David Holmes.)
However, in 2002 he released Come Get It I Got It. Now this was a Dope fucking mix. The guy has spared us a lot of time, needles and money and dug up some really good, really obscure, really nastily-riffed records (funk and soul circa the 60’s and 70’s) and spun them together into 26 tracks and 53 minutes of aural delight. 8 of tracks are from his side project, The Free Association. The result is this marriage of dusty grooves and tripped out shit that makes you bug the fuck out. I recommend copious amounts of ganja and a six-pack of Guiness to properly enhance any of the subtle nuances you might miss whilst sober. It starts off with “Sugar Man” by Sixto Rodriguez and continues on through greats like Muddy Waters and The Staple Singers and lesser knowns like The Fascinating Musical Experience and Johnny Jones & The King Casuals. Track 8, "Mama Soul" by Harold Alexander is this ridiculous scat, flute combo that is certified dope. Check it out and then covertly slip it on the next time someone comes over and watch him or her "oo" and "ah" and either give you money, or get naked. I never believed these stories were true until it happened to me.

01 - Intro
02 - Sixto Rodriguez - Sugarman
03 - The Free Association - Effectin
04 - Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford - Nobody
05 - Muddy Waters - Tom Cat
06 – The Johnny Otis Show - Country Girl
07 - Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers - Strange Happenings
08 - Harold Alexander - Mama Soul
09 - The Free Association - Don't Mess Hair
10 - The Free Association - Start Of Something
11 - Ray Bryant - Up Above The Rock
12 - Cyril Neville - Gossip
13 - A Fascinating Musical Experience The Monster
14 - Jujus - Sweet Songs
15 - Betty Adams - Make It Real (Ride On)
16 – The Staple Singers - Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)
17 - The Free Association - This Could Be Your Sister
18 - The Free Association - Salut La Dolce Vita Pt 1
19 - The Free Association - House Music
20 - Johnny Jones And The King Casuals - Purple Haze
21 - The Free Association - Salut La Dolce Vita Pt 2
22 - Valentin Mehler's - Herbstplatte '69
23 - Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra - Stars And Rockets
24 - Andre Perry - Ode A L'affaire
25 - The Free Association - Sounds Phoney


Jim said...

No one has ever gotten naked or given me money when I've played this record. I feel cheeted dammit, cheated!
"Dude's pretty funny" though is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said about me.

What It Is said...

what's "funny" is I gave you money, got naked, and then you never called me.

Jim said...

Calling you would have spoiled the memories.

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