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Mandrill - New Worlds LP

While I was pretty familiar with Mandrill's earlier albums, I always neglected picking up their New Worlds LP from 1978. As I have grown older and started to mature beyond my initial boom bap influenced tastes, my snobbery towards late 70's and even 80's albums from bands that peaked a bit earlier has waned, and I am finally hearing some great music that I had previously bypassed.

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New Digs | Late October, 2011

A couple weekends ago I was finally able make the trip to the Alpha Music Collectors Convention on its seasonal swing through the Queen City.

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Dip Dip Dive | October 2011

Join Marty Spitfly and the best bar staff in the city for a special pre-Halloween edition of your favorite dance monthly, Dip Dip Dive! We will be playing all the dance floor killers. Dress it up or dress it down for the freakiest affair in town.


Junie - Bread Alone LP

As soon as the needle drops on the 1980 lp Bread Alone by Junie, you know what time it is... time to groove! Seriously, the first song “Love Has Taken Me Over” is a straight up JAM! Have you ever heard a funkier pop song?! The message, production, instrumentation, and vocals are so on point, it's astounding that Walter “Junie” Morrison isn't a household name beyond the world of funk. After getting his start in Dayton, OH as one of the Ohio Players and then jumping ship to work with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic for their fruitful run in the mid to late 70's, Junie is a certified legend. I was in Chicago last week and somehow managed to miss Junie's performance with new school boogie favorite Dam-Funk. The missed opportunity provided me with enough gumption to bust this record off the shelf and give it (and me) a much needed spin.


Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson - "We Were Made For Each Other"

This is, without a doubt, one of my personal favorite love songs. The powerful back-and-forth vocals sit on top of a driving soundscape of guitar, bass, and drums that builds up to a rousing celebration of devotion and commitment between the two performers.