Sunday, March 1, 2009

Look What I Found: The Soul Snatchers

While killing time with iLike on Facebook and looking to see if some bands had Facebook pages (like The Budos Band and The Pimps of Joytime), I found my way over to the YouTube channel for Beatclub Dordrecht. And that's where I found the video below from the Soul Snatchers. And now I can't get the song out of my head.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Flashback: Brotherhood Creed - Helluva

Just reflecting back on some of the golden era early 90s cuts. Some nice lyrics here, including:

"She looks mo' better so I want her mo' badder than a big man in quick sand hopes for help"

"She's the talk of the town and I'm the reporter"

"Now she's mad because she thinks I'm violent. The treatment I get is ________ silent"

Still trying to determine if that's Martin Lawrence doing the seated shimmy bit @ about 1:09 in.

How Did I Not Know About This: Society of Seven - Hawaii's Best Funk Bank

Another find from This time the album is Strange Breaks & Mr. Thing, where track 16 is Superstar (Remember How You Got to Where You Are) by Society of Seven.

A little more YouTube digging revealed some promising clips about their early days at The Fabulous Echoes (unfortunately, JoeWuSeattleWaUSA has decide to not let you embed these clips, or even rate them for that matter --- boo, JoeWuSeattleWaUSA):

* Early History Part 1 of 3

* Early History Part 2 of 3

* Early History Part 3 of 3

Look What I Found: Glen Anthony Henry - Fired Up

Digging through some older email newsletters from this morning I found a link to Relax & Love by Glen Anthony Henry. A few nice songs on here, including Fired Up. This video is fantastic. He sounds a little like Hendrix, looks a little like Andre 3000. And the band - wow. Think they found the keyboardist selling sausages in the Alps somewhere.

Monday, October 6, 2008

You Should Check Out Mexican Institute of Sound

In the past few weeks I've started listening to Mexican Institute of Sound and they're growing on me. I heard about them through an email from Nacional Records (see also the Nacional Records' YouTube channel).

The song they led with was "ESCRÍBEME PRONTO" ...

... and checking that out led me to "Belludita", which is a catchy little number with a video that makes me laugh every time.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

You Should Check Out Ohmega Watts

Ohmega Watts - That Sound
Image Source:

I've had Ohmega Watts in rotation for a few months now but just this morning played That Sound again and damn if that isn't one hot cut, y'all.

Someone has uploaded it to YouTube:

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Check This Out: Lyrics Born

Lyrics Born
Image Source: City Pages

Just heard about Lyrics Born and am liking some of his stuff. In particular, these felt sweet in my ear (note - these link out to iTunes):

* I Like It, I Love It

* Callin' Out
featuring the 'if you feel it your heart reach out like Redd Foxx' line, which is nice

* Do That There