Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Abstract Index Playlist - November 5/08

Just belatedly getting around to this blog post ...

First of all, THANK YOU to all who donated last week - I made my quota of 20 membership level pledges over the course of the show. As I have frequently said, I couldn't do this show without you.

No downloadable or streamable podcast this week - the show was full of fundraising pitches which sounded nice at the time but don't play well over an Ipod.

As for the record of the week - everyone loves the Mohawks! Whether you just heard the 'throw your hands in the air' sample of "The Champ" or some of the more frat party grooves of this 1968 corker re-released by Vampisoul, the Mohawks are an instant party. You'd never guess they were British unless you're a real student of 'back in the day' hip hop culture. The Mohawks featured the ever versatile Alan Hawkshaw, and the crew behind this record played on a million UK sessions over the years. In the early seventies, they were behind one of my fave reissues of the last few years Moody's "The Gentle Rain" (which I blogged about here).

The Champ (with bonus tracks on this reissue) is one of those no nonsense grooveathons that sounds so, so great on repeat play...

the champ - the mohawks (vampisoul)
when love comes home - chet ivey (perfect toy)
legs - darondo (ubiquity)
sankofa - tony allen rmx by hypnotic brass ensemble (honest jons)
the next spot - the herbalizer (ninja tune)
every day I have my blues - fela ransome kuti (vampisoul)
freedom in africa - duke (strut)
opa jones - lubo alexandrov (ccm)
the nervous track - christian prommer (sonar kollektiv)
perdon pan tone - pan/tone (cereal killers)
church music - chris mcgregor (fledg'ling)
moment of truth - marilyn crispell/louis moholo (intakt)
untitled - gravitons (no label)
untitled - huelepega sound system (no label)
clash of steel - carlton patterson and king tubby (hot pot)
champion sound - dubmatix (7 arts)

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