I don’t know about any of you out there, but I love vinyl. I love the smell of it, I love the feel of it, and I definitely love the sound of it. Freshly dug up vinyl has this certain musty, stale smell to it. The feeling I get after a dig and have the records in my hand and that smell starts to waft up out of my record bag, man I know that I’ve had a great day when that happens. The feel of each record, whether it’s an acetate, vinyl or styrene (each with their unique characteristics and feel) I can dig. It could be cracked a little (or a lot in the case of the Brother Jack McDuff “Electric Surfboard” I got this past weekend) and still play or even the sheer weight of 180g repressing, I like them all. Then there is the sound. Pops, clicks, a small amount of surface noise, I don’t care. You don’t get that sound anywhere else, and that’s why I will never stop buying vinyl. That being said, let’s talk about this latest mix.
It’s Monday, and that means only one thing, the start of another week. After a great weekend of digging ( Good looks on some of the suggestions Andy!) and some recovery time on Sunday, I bring you the latest podcast here at Flea Market Funk: Move On Up – FMF Vol. 16. I’ve been stockpiling 45s and couldn’t take it any more, I had to get these sides into a mix. I was able to sample a spoken word record I picked up over the weekend and a few sides I got at the last record show, plus a few I have actually reviewed in the last month or so. I still have not forgot about the Hip Hop Mix that I talked about earlier, I’m thinking of dropping that on my 100,000 visit, which will be coming up shortly.
So, wherever you are this Monday, start your week off and Move on Up like Curtis Mayfield with some Raw Soul and Deep Funk courtesy of Flea Market Funk.
Here’s the track list:
Little Razor & the Swingmasters – Razor Blade/ Tri Us
Dennis Coffey – Getting It On ’75/ Sussex
Senor Soul – It’s Your Thing/ Whiz
The Dynatones – The Fife Piper/ HBR
Truman Thomas – Mr. Soul/ Veep
Cal Tjader – Solar Heat/ Skye
Bobo Mr. Soul – H.L.I.C/ Ovide
Brother Soul – Feelin’ Funky/ ElmCor
The Family – Family Affair/ North Bay
Elijah & The Ebonies – Hot Grits/ Capsoul
Gus “The Groove” Lewis – Let The Groove Move You/ Tous Sea
Brother Jack McDuff – Black Is!/ Cadet
Johnny Hammond – Rock Steady/ Kudu
Clifford Curry – Soul Ranger/ SSS International
The San Remo Golden Strings – I’m Satisfied/ Ric Tic
Let’s Groove Together – Our Ladies of Soul/ Kelton