This is a colllection of original tunes coverd by the Dirtbombs, Mick Collins’ most succesfull rock adventure after The Gories, this time with more influences by 60’s & 70’s Soul/Funk and even disco sounds. There are some new wave and electro pop sides too. One track is a 70’s disco hit by Machine “There But for the Grace of God Go I” covered by The Gories. All in all, 32 trax of mostly R&B/Funky/disco + some garage tunes too. Got to give it up and Dig!!!
Final instalment of this cool series of rare 60’s Mod, Garage, Psych, Freakbeat, Soul and R&B. This one is a beat more funky oriented. If you’re interested in other volumes of Hipshakers check out the links below. All in HQ Surfadelic revisited sound production!
Superfine mix of various 60’s genres like Mod, Garage, Psych, Freakbeat, R&B and Blue-eyed soul, all in best possible sound quality!Compiled by New Untouchables head man Rob Bailey and sold privately on cassette tape, this series deserves better sound, somethin’ like Surfadelic HQ revisitation alright! Say… dig!!!
This is the very first Surfadelic comp I made way back in 2009. and it was downloaded over 25.000 times. So, it’s kinda very “popular” as it should be, alright! Revisited version has more trax and real nice cover art, indeed! As ya know, Bo is one of those pioneers of rock’n’ roll, he invented that wyld Bo Diddley beat that influenced all kinsa crazy loosers from Stones, Pretty Things, Kinks, Yardbirds, Downliners Sect, 1000’s of 60’s garage punkers to New York Dolls, The Stooges and bunch of garage revivalists as Thee Headcoats and The Gories. If I must choose between Chuck Berry, Little Richard or Bo, I would go for Mr. Diddley almost anytime. Bo played R&B, blues, rock’n’roll, doo wop, soul and funk. Some said Bo even influenced instrumental surf as he did many rock instros before surf rock craze of the early 60’s.
This comp. mostly includes my favorite Bo’s 60’s recordigs, so there’s no stuff like notorious and zilion times compiled “Hey Bo Diddley”, “I’m a Man”, “Pretty Thing”, “Mona”, “Who Do You Love”, “Diddy Wah Diddy”, “Roadrunner” and other Bo’s classics.
Collection opens with “Let Me Pass” from ’65 LP “500% More Man”. There are two more trax from the same album – “Root Hoot” and “Let the Kid Dance”. It’s Maybe my favorite 60’s Bo slab. Than, there’s “Little Girl” from “Go Bo Diddley” his second Lp from ’59, a classic Bo R&B. From ’60 Lp “Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger” I picked “Ride On Josephine” and slightly different take on doo wop ballad “No More Lovin'”. “Spend My Life With You”, “Heart-O-Matic Love”, “Cookie Headed Diddley”, “Rock ‘N’ Roll”, and “Moon Baby” are real fine unreleased tracks from “Rare & Well Done” CD. From “In The Spotlight” LP I took “Craw-Dad”, a classic Diddley’s beat tune that was covered many times, first came to mind The Gories cover. Instrumental “Aztec” and “Back Home” are from “Bo Diddley Is A… Lover”, 1961. album. “Bo Meet’s A Monster” is a fun tune for your Haloween party jukebox. From 1962. LP “Bo Diddley & Company” we have (Extra Read All About) “Ben”, your tipical Bo’s tribal rockin’ beat, R&B rave-up of “Pretty Girl” and soulful blues “Call Me”. “Here ‘Tis” from “Bo Diddley’s A Twister” LP. First heard it as The Yardbirds cover.
“Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” is great tune that was covered by The Pretty Thing and Ugly Ducklings amongst others. “Pills” and “Jo-Ann” are from ’66 LP “The Originator”. “Pills” was made famous by the legendary NY Dolls cover from their debut slab. “I Can Tell” from Bo Diddley ’62 is probably my favorite BO’s song, sooo COOL! “We’re Gonna Get Married” was A-side single from 1966. Great R&B/Soul with superfine girl vocals and beat. “The Greatest Lover In The World” , single from 1963. So, yeah he was. There’s a cool cover by The Fuzztones.
I would vote “Ooh Baby” the coolest summer tune anytime. It’s like the R&B summer breeze. Well, “Bo Diddley 1969” sure have to sound like that in ’69. Again, those fabulous girl voices. With “I’m High Again” & “If The Bible’s Right” Bo’s in the soul/funk teritory and it works just fine. “I Wonder Why (People Don’t Like Me)” from ’65 Lp “Hey Good lookin'” is a right question for a complicated caracter as Bo was. “Please Mr.Engineer” is another superfine unissued track, it closes this supercool Surfadelic comp. alright!
Compiled by New Untouchables head man Rob Bailey and sold privately on cassette tape, this series deserves better sound, somethin’ like Surfadelic HQ revisitation! This collections is a superfine mix of various 60’s genres like Mod, Garage, Psych, Freakbeat and Blue-eyed soul, all in best possible sound quality!
Compiled by New Untouchables head man Rob Bailey and sold privately on cassette tape, this series deserves better sound, somethin’ like Surfadelic HQ revisitation! This collections is a superfine mix of various 60’s genres like Mod, Garage, Psych, Freakbeat and Blue-eyed soul, all in best possible sound quality. Check some favs ‘n’ dig!!!
Compiled by New Untouchables head man Rob Bailey and sold privately on cassette tape, this series deserves better sound, somethin’ like Surfadelic HQ revisitation! This collections is a superfine mix of various 60’s genres like Mod, Garage, Psych, Freakbeat and Blue-eyed soul, all in best possible sound quality. Gotta dig!!!
A mover and shaker behind the New Orleans music scene, Eddie Bo had regional success in the late ’50s with piano stroll-era novelties like “Check Mr. Popeye,” but hit his stride a decade later with a brand of funk and soul that could only have originated in his hometown. “The Hook & Sling” was an R&B hit in 1969, propelled by Bo’s good-natured exhortations and the undeniable groove from drummer James Black. The follow-up single, “(If It’s Good to You) It’s Good for You,” did not achieve the same kind of chart success but is just as tough. The Hook and Sling collects Bo’s output for a number of small New Orleans labels, as well as tracks previously unreleased. Primarily heavy funk instrumentals, with plenty of wah wah guitars and drum breaks, there are connections to Bo’s musical past, including “Love Has Been Good” and “Come to Me”,” two blues-based ballads that lean hard on Bo’s piano. Despite the contrasting styles, Hook & Sling’s material is impressively strong throughout, including good advice on love (“Check Your Bucket” and dance crazes “The Thang”). [AllMusic Review by Kurt Edwards]
Eddie Bo’s Funky Funky New Orleans brings more rare & unreleased New Orleans funk action from 1968-1971.
In the Pocket with Eddie Bo!, Vampi Soul collection is arguably the most representative audio portrait of the New Orleans songwriting and performing kingpin, Edwin Bocage. Covering 60 years of music making, its whopping 28 tracks highlight his songs, singles, and productions for other artists. Like all of the best New Orleans music, this baby is sweaty, raw, greasy, and super funky. Some of the classics here include Bo’s stellar bit of proto-soul-funk in “I Found a Little Girl” (while it may borrow from Ray Charles’ gospel-soul inspiration, it gives back in its prefiguring of the bridge style James Brown used to great success later on), “We Like Mambo” (the Afro-Caribbean style welded hard to NOLA second line), and the great break-driven duet “Lover & Friend” with Inez Cheatham. There are an equal number of highlights in his productions and arrangements including — but not limited to — “Horse with a Freeze, Pt. 1” by Roy Ward, the Explosions’ “Garden of Our Trees,” with its burning bassline and tight horn charts, and Curley Moore & Cool Ones’ “Funky Yeah” (which is just damn nasty in the way it uses Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love” rhythm). Then there’s the elastic wah-wah guitar and keys in “The Rubber Band” by Bo with the Soul Finders and the straight-up employment of a Motown-style string chart on his 2007 single “Chained.” Anyway you want to listen to this slab, chronologically, on shuffle, or one track played over and over until you gotta move to the next, is just fine because In the Pocket with Eddie Bo is the bomb. [AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek]