While Bill Brewster bucked the worrying trend of not showing up to a Trick & Tom guest slot we couldn’t guarantee that others would follow suit, so when we asked Greg Belson to step up to the plate, the fact he lives thousands of miles from the Resonance studios may seem a little wishful thinking to some. Luckily Belson’s as reliable in that department as he is with his selections which you can now marvel at in all their podcasted glory.
There’s little to no chance of you recognizing even one of these records, all hand picked from some of the darkest dingiest digging spots in California, and no doubt if you’re familiar with our shtick then that’s exactly how you like it. We can’t promise you’ll find any of them in your local supermarket or hiding on a cheeky zshare link anywhere but we can tell you some solid gold’s been mined in thar hills, from the filthiest of funk to some sublime dancefloor gospel and Mr Belson will in no way disappoint.
As usual the careless banter runs thick and fast with Greg giving us the low down on the world of deep funk trading, sharing the tale behind dancefloor stormer “Silly Savage” and doing one of the greatest mock red-neck accents you’re likely to hear this side of Tom Hanks being shot in the buttocks.
Boris Gardner Happening – Ghetto Funk [Leal]
Little Tiger – Funky Fight [Geodol]
Rosa Lee Brooks – Utee [Revis]
Walter Washington – Mary Jane [Power]
Dynamic Disciples – Satan [Purified]
Holy Disciples – Trying To Make A Hundred [Songbird]
Christian Harmonizers – Troubles of the World [Hummingbird]
Sammy Jones – Cinderella Jones [Mascot]
Gene & The Team Beats – I’ll Carry On [Leatherwood]
The Presidents – Shoe Shine [Hollywood]
Dennis Brown – A Little Bit More Loving
Soundbed: Hightower Set – Moon Runner
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Our Featured Video for this week could only be one thing…
… AKA “The Beatless Special”. Given both myself and Tom are very rhythm-driven in terms of tracks we love – or rather, appreciative of the power of a killer beat – we thought it might be interesting to try a theme special where none of the tracks had beats at all. Well, that was the initial plan, though as you’ll hear something may have been lost in translation resulting in one or two tracks creeping in sporting percussive qualities at best and a bloody huge drum beat at worst (take a bow Ed Zed)…
So, with the Beatles/Beatless puns out the way and joined by our compadre Mr Ed Zed, we sidestep numerous technical disasters including the Resonance CD decks collectively refusing to play Melvins’ “Colossus of Destiny” (a wise move, many might argue) and press on with a series of selections that we hoped might go beyond your obvious choices to deliver something a bit more interesting. Did we succeed? Well, we shall leave that to you to decide, but if the tracklisting might sway you, here it is…
Pigbag “The backside”
Inflatable Boy Clams “I’m Sorry”
Sigue Sigue Sputnik “Atari Baby”
Xela “Creeping Flesh”
Hightower Set “Putting Heads To Bed”
Stephen Duffy “Wednesday Jones”
Morphine “In Spite Of Me”
Social Climbers “Hello Texas”
Galliano “Roofing Tiles (Instrumental)”
As mentioned above, the soundbed was meant to be Melvins’ “Colossus of Destiny” album/track, but thanks to technical hell turned out to be “O Berimbau” by Nana Vasconcelos.
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Featured video this week is a peach of a selection by Tom – a slightly random clip of Martin Degville from Sigue Sigue Sputnik forcing some German TV presenter to dress up SSS-style: