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May, 2011

Soul sister #1

Leon Spencer   “Louisiana Slim”   Prestige Records (1971)   A natural black beauty with a funky soul medallion.

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Head trip

Archie Shepp   “The Magic of Ju-Ju”   Impulse Records   (1967)   .  

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“One lump, or two?!”

Peter Hnatiuk   “I Wish I Was Single Again!”   V Records

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Beached blonde

Ritmos Latino-Americanos cunjunto ambar

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“Let’s Spend the Night Together”?

Via Comically Vintage!

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Don’t blow it now!

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“Shoo-bop, shoo-bop, my baby”

I love Barbara Lewis.   “Snap Your Fingers” / “Hello Stranger” / “Think a Little Sugar” / “Straighten Up Your Heart”   Atlantic Records EP       A very Saul Bass graphic here (i.e., Anatomy of a Murder).

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Finger on the trigger

Chicago Gangsters   “Gangster Love” (1976)   Gold Plate Records   Despite their name, the Chicago Gangsters were originally from Ohio, consisting of brothers James, Sam, Chris, and Leroy McCant. Their sound ranged from heavy funk and disco to sweet, smooth soul balladry.   Their debut LP, Blind Over You, was released in 1975 and contained the slamming funk of “Gangster Boogie,” The title track of their 1976 sophomore album Gangster Love was another minor hit, and also the first 12″ single their label ever issued.     “Gangster Boogie” became a massively popular sample item for hip-hoppers and breakbeat aficionados, most prominently appearing on L.L. Cool J’s hit “Mama Said Knock You Out”.

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Hangin’ with the Stones

This is so Spinal Tap “Smell the Glove”!

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My baby likes to boogaloo!

Joe Cuba   “King of the Boogaloo”   Roulette Records (Fania and Tico in the States)   (1967)   “Sock It To Me”/”Oh Yeah!”

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