tisdag 29 april 2008
onsdag 23 april 2008
There's not much that can affect you so much than true soul music. One of my all-time favourite soul songs is with the for most people unknown Toussaint McCall. "I'm undecided what I'm gonna do, can't see my baby when I want to." Is there any one who doesn't know how that feels. It definitely strikes a chord on my heartstrings anyway.
An interseting thing is that the cover for the album Nothing Takes The Place Of You that the song is taken from has a picture of a white couple which shows how present the race issue was in the music industry in 1967.
Toussaint McCall - I'm Undecided (Ronn, 1967) /zshare
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 13:47
tisdag 22 april 2008
söndag 20 april 2008
I might have mentioned this before but one of my all time favourite bands have always been The Beatles. I grew up with my dads old albums and homemade cassetts of them and so it got stuck. Another who've had The Beatles as his favourite bands is the always charming Daniel Johnston. Let's hear him talk about it.
This is funny!
This is funny!
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 01:45
lördag 19 april 2008
Here's a little mix I put together tonight for you. If you don't feel good already I bet these classics will get you in the right mood. Enjoy!
Disco Dave's Feelgood Mix /zshare
Toto - Georgy Porgy
Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
William DeVaughan - Be Thankful For What You Got
Herb Alpert - Rise
Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy / J.A. Guys (Dub)
The Clash - Magnificent Dance
S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To Me
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Out Of Touch
Pointer Sisters - Dare Me
Rose Royce - Is It Love You're After
Breakwater - Release The Beast
Double Exposure - Everyman
Motown Sounds - Bad Mouthin'
Carrie Lucas - Dance With You
Oliver Cheatham - Get Down Saturday Night
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
The Originals - Down To Love Town
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 01:28
onsdag 16 april 2008
tisdag 8 april 2008
måndag 7 april 2008
I'm almost only listening to Fela Kuti now and I'm getting africanized to the core. Through the hard times I'm passing through Fela is giving me energy with his groovy jazzy nigerian power. This is truly a power greater than myself. Hardly no track with Fela is less than 15 minutes. This is political and spiritual music that has no comparison in western music. This music comes from the jungle, it comes from the desert, it comes from desperation, it comes from struggle and oppression, but most of all it comes from the heart. Just like the heart the nigerian funk never stops beating even though you try to fight it, it will keep beating until you give in to the almighty power of FELA!!!
2000 Blacks Got To Be Free /zshare
V.I.P. (Live In Berlin) /zshare
I Go Shout Plenty /zshare
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 20:19
tisdag 1 april 2008
I came across an eightes banger that got me groovin' like I haven't done in a while. While I was bloggin the stratosphere like I do from time to time I took a peek at one of my favourite blogs at the moment Born Again 80's. Read more about the song here.
Haircut One Hundred - Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) (Original Extended 12" Version) /zshare
Upplagd av David Ballester kl. 23:05