The Day the World Turned Day-Glo
This fabulous and still timley X-Ray Spex 45 is mostly about our "plastic, chemical, toxic world". But there are other ways to understand it and react to it. Right now, mine is something like this:
I'd like to watch that missile strike again, while I eat my wimpy bun NOT!
Does everyone feel better now? Even the 'Nelson' response fails to capture my feelings!
At the end of the 1950's, drummr Max Roach led a piano-less group that featured Julian Priester on trombone, Tommy Turrentineon trumpet and his brother Stanley on tenor sax. Stanley achieved fame and fortune on CTI doing a commercial, if not pop-r&b version of soul jazz. The high quality of his jazz contributions must not be overlooked. Like his playing with Max Roach. On Nica, written by pianist Sonny Criss about the well known jazz patron, Panonica de Koenigswarter, Turrentine takes a dry, penetrating solo that shows the influence of Sonny Rollins and hard bop. He was an original master, even this early!
Charles Atanga & Emitas
Charles Atanga is a bass player from Ivory Coast. He recorded as Charles Atanga & Emitas, and made this moody, dark as deep mole sauce, track in 1975. The electric organ gives this a layer of strange texture. It is mildly funky, like some of the bleaker tracks Curtis Mayfield cut during the early 1970's. Like Right On For The Darkness. It fits well with this di and rainy morning.
I Like Your World
Judy Mowatt might have gotten her biggest career break via the I Threes and their backing of Bob Marley when Bunny and Peter left, but she was around years before that, solo and as part of the Gaylettes, who made a number of great records for Merritone and Island in the late 1960's. This one combines soul with a 'girl group approach' and is quite successful. Mowatt sounds great, too!