Happy birthday Screaming Jay Hawkins (1929) and Brian Auger (1939).
Soul Jazz Records (UK)
I first became aware of Soul Jazz Records in England when they decided to re-issue records by A Certain Ratio, such as “The Graveyard & The Ballroom”, which had never been an LP before!
Did you know they also issue fantastic compilations? I got one a while back called “New Orleans Funk”, 24 tracks – huge booklet etc. Full title: “New Orleans: The Original Sound of Funk 1960 – 1975”.
It has bands / artists like The Meters, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair, The Wild Magnolias, Huey “Piano” Smith, Dr. John, Lee Dorsey, Mary Jane Hooper, Allen Toussaint, The Explosions, The Gators etc.
WOW, this is more funky stuff than I have previously had! Whole CD is 24 tracks of PURE unadulterated NEW ORLEANS FUNK!
Simply put, this is a collection for dancing!
- THE METERS – Handclapping Song
- THE EXPLOSIONS – Hip Drop
- LEE DORSEY – Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further
- GENTLEMAN JUNE GARNER – It’s Gonna Rain
- EDDIE BO – Check Your Bucket
- PROFESSOR LONGHAIR – Big Chief
- HUEY “PIANO” SMITH – Free, Single and Disengaged
- CHUCK CARBO – Can I Be Your Squeeze
- AARON NEVILLE – Hercules
- MARY JANE HOOPER – I’ve Got Reasons
- THE GATURS – Gator Bait
- ALLEN TOUSSAINT – Get Out Of My Life Woman
- CYRIL NEVILLE – Tell Me What’s On Your Mind
- BO DOLLIS & THE WILD MAGNOLIA MARDI GRAS INDIAN BAND – Handa Wanda
- LEE DORSEY & BETTY HARRIS – Lots Of Lovin’
- THE EXPLOSIONS – Garden Of Four Trees
- ERNIE & THE TOP TONES – Dap Walk
- THE METERS – Just Kissed My Baby
- MARILYN BARBARIN – Reborn
- JOHN – Mama Roux
- DANNY WHITE – Natural Soul Brother
- EDDIE BO – Hook & Sling (Pt. 1)
- ERNIE K. DOE – Here Come The Girls
- ROBERT PARKER – Hip Huggin’