Friday, February 29, 2008

Songs for Bud (Kenny)

I'm not an Olivia fan either, and Cousin Pam is just too much. That leaves Bud/Kenny. Unless I can find a better picture of Cockroach.

Cal Tjader - "Fried Bananas"

Fania All Stars 3 - "Busamba"

Joe Bataan - "Muchacho Ordinaire"

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Songs for Vanessa

For the sake of completeness. Not that I'm going to include Sandra or Alvin.

Calypso King & the Soul Investigators - "Greasy Pork"

Dennis Coffey Trio - "Hair & Grits"

Monday, February 25, 2008

Songs for Rudy

We'll have to go back to Vanessa later - for now, I can picture Rudy going APESHIT for congos and cowbell.

Universal Robot Band - "Barely Breaking Even"

Kaos - "My Reputation"

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Songs for Denise

Does Denise Huxtable like Herbie Mann? Nobody could have guessed she'd like Peter Frampton, so MAYBE.

Herbie Mann - Yardbird Suite (St Etienne treatment)

Herbie Mann & Stereolab - One Note Samba

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Songs for Theo

A cover, a remix, an old chestnut:

the S&Cake - from the Plum set of covers

Air - "Sexy Boy" (Bertrand Burgalat remix)

Issac Hayes - "Ike's Rap II"

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Songs I Managed to Listen to Today

There's basically two times through the day that I pay any attention to music: (i) the five or ten minutes it takes to haul my ass to and from the office, and (ii) at the actual office, depending on how busy the day goes. Which means to say I've got 10-20 minutes to give anything a good listen. There's always music at home, but if I gotta choose, you know I gots to watch THE COSBY KIDS ON OPRAH. That's not even a dilemma.

Here's where I am:
David Axelrod - "the Mental Traveller"

Did you know Paul McCartney owns a slew of Axelrod's publishing rights? That, on top of Buddy Holly's catalog. That guy has more money than Oprah.

Bobby Caldwell - "Open Your Eyes"

Smooth B - "I Want My Money Back"

There's nothing more wonderful than hearing someone rhyme about pie, meat, riding the bus and fighting a bull in a span of twenty seconds.