Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Wayback Wednesdays...What the Hell Happened to....?

Okay, I'm playing catch-up here so I'll try not to disappoint. Who remembers back in the day when Prince would appear on mostly White rock shows moving and shaking like Mick Jagger but looking a little bit better? Okay. So who under 50 remembers the bass player in the plastic pants? Andre Cymone missed out on the Purple Rain glory but went on to become an in-demand producer for future wife Jody Watley, Evelyn Champagne King and others. He also made a few decent albums and still records today One of my favorite mags, Wax Poetics, caught up with the man last year and found out what he has been up to since parting with boyhood friend Prince. See how he rocks it in the new millennium!

For ol' skool fools ...

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Wayback Weds...Making Up for Lost Time in 2015

Love Injection - Trussell

This right here was my rollerskating jam back in the day and I have it on my MP3 (yes, I still have most of my albums, too) today.  Heard it on an old episode of Soul Train recently and damn near lost my mind.

Don't know much about these people or where they are today but this rare groove just reminds me of simpler times.

Release Yourself - Aleem (a.k.a. that flyer party song from the early-mid 80s)

Now if you remember Dr. Dre when he DJ'ed at that itty bitty club on Avalon, south of El Segundo, or the flyer parties near USC...or you lived for KDAY on the AM dial...you have to remember this song.  Don't know what became of these people either but I thought it was a treat to have the full length. 

And if you really liked KDAY on the AM Dial...

The you know they were in the only station is L.A. that played this crazy remix of Humpty Dance by Digital Underground.

Happy Belated Birthday to Black Greats in 2015

Happy New Year and Best Wishes to all born on MLK weekend.  If you have something to share, post your links and images here.  In the meantime, enjoy something from these famous Capricorns. James Earl Jones Eartha Kitt, who would have been 88 years young. Helen Folasade Adu, who takes her dear sweet time between record releases. Something you don't hear too often.