A-side ‘The Duke Arrives’ is taken from the cult ‘80s favourite ‘Escape From New York’ soundtrack, a pulsing, ominous synthscape by director John Carpenter and composer Alan Howarth. The rare edit featured here, originally released on an Italian 12” only, comes courtesy of Mario Boncaldo, one half of revered Italo electro duo, Klein & MBO. [Source]
Wow!! This is my grandmother. God bless her soul she died April 26,2008 and we are trying to get her a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame!!! I’ll upload some more music and some pics of her. I am soooo glad that there are people that still love her music.
In the video for ‘Satellite’, the new single by The Kills, Alison and Jamie hop into a vintage Rolls Royce and embark upon a road trip headed towards the faded, washed out glamour of the English coast. Vehicle collisions, dual personalities, and even a spot of fish and chips feature in this subtly disorientating, noir clip. Video directed by Sophie Muller.
Trouble Man is a soundtrack album by soul singer Marvin Gaye, released December 8, 1972 on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. As the soundtrack to the 1972 blaxploitation film of the same name, the Trouble Man soundtrack was a more contemporary move for Gaye, following his landmark politically-charged album What’s Going On.
Sublime electric work from Ramsey Lewis! Ramsey’s working here with his hip 70s group that included Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton, and he’s playing some fantastic electric piano – a blend of funky grooves and soulful spiritualism, stripped down into a sound that’s one of his leanest and cleanest of the decade! The album’s got some great funky covers, like “Collage”, “Slipping Into Darkness” and “People Make the World Go Round” – plus the nice groover “Upendo Ni Pamoja”
Hancock takes the cake with this just about unheard of CD. This is a killer collection of “feel good use the dashboard or kitchen table as a percussion instrument” instrumentals. I could write a thank you letter to Herbie for getting me through numerous late night shifts at work with this CD…but I will just say that this is an audible “great day”. If you’re having a bad morning, drop this CD in and you’ll feel better by the time track one kicks in. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to all audiences. Herbie Hancock for president.