Here’s the first bit of audio we have to share from the upcoming Arthur’s Landing project. We picked their version of Arthur’s well known Loose Joints classic “Is It All Over My Face” because it really shows the effects of their approach, though several of the songs on the record are built not from fully formed songs, but expanded ideas, melodic fragments, and performance techniques that that the members of the band worked on with Arthur when he was alive. Looking forward to sharing music music!
Ain’t these great times we live in? Not only is the more amazing obscure music being released, but listening to it is easier than ever. Our friends @ Spinner have been really supportive of our music, and it’s a win for you, as it means you can stream whole releases to see what they’re all about. Though with this one, you’ll probably only need half a listen to decide whether it’s for you or not. I mean, heavy South African funk, soul & psych from the 60’s & 70’s! What more do you need to know? Stream Next Stop…Soweto 2 all week at Spinner. Volume 3, featuring rare South African jazz, will be out in June.
It’s been a long time coming, but we’re extremely pleased to announce that our Next Stop… Soweto project is out this week. Compiled by the always incredible Duncan Brooker and Francis Gooding, the three part release covers a wide spectrum of South African music from the traditional Mbaqanga, Township and Jive featured on Volume 1, to more modern takes and fusions on Vols. 2 & 3. The album is streaming all week on AOL Spinner, and we’re confident that once you hear it, you’ll know why we’re so excited. CLICK HERE to stream.
As a creative force in disco, Arthur Russell is unmatched. In the third edition of our interview series, producer Bob Blank discusses working with the man behind the classics “Go Bang,” “Is It All Over My Face,” and many more. Our anthology of Blank’s work, The Blank Generation is out this week, and as you can see below, it’s streaming in full all week over at Spinner.com.