This is a solid 45 from Jesse Anderson on Thomas Records. I've had this record for a while now and whenever I get the chance to play out my funk records, I almost always drop the b-side “Mighty Mighty” to pique the crowds interest. I can't front... I don't know too much about Jesse Anderson, and what little useful information I could track down from the web was from a fine funk and soul blog called Bold Soul Brother which has a feature on this very 45. While the heavier and funkier “Mighty Mighty” is quick to catch the ear, the a-side “I Got A Problem” is no slouch. “I Got A Problem” finds Jesse lamenting about the troubles of mixing it up with a couple ladies on the side unbeknownst to his wife. A problem indeed!
Entries in Curtis Mayfield (3)
Some finds I've been sitting on for a couple weeks. Stops in Louisville, Cincinnati and Solana Beach.
Coven S/T: MGM 1972
Probably the worst record of the bunch, I don't know why I started with this one.
Wheedle's Groove "Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-1979" : Light In The Attic 2011
Limited edition box set, 10 45's, plus a book and some other goodies. A real thing of beauty. Thanks Mom & Dad! 1253/2000
Killing Floor S/T : Sire 1969
British blues rock. The songs sound familiar because they're bastardizations of other people's songs. Different lyrics. Covers without having the guts to own up to it. That being said, they rock pretty hard.
Curtis Mayfield "Got To Find A Way" : Curtom 1974
You can never have too much Curtis. Never.
Roxy Music S/T : Atlantic 1972
Roxy Music "For Your Pleasure" : Atlantic 1973
First two records from influential rock duo Bryan Ferry and Brain Eno. A unique interpretation of hard experimental glam rock, these still sound groundbreaking today.
Weapons Of Peace S/T : Playboy 1976
Worthwhile boogie album. Wasn't sure what to make of this one at first, but the mack-tastic photo on the back sold me pretty quick. (see below)
Inez Foxx "Inex Foxx at Memphis" : Volt 1973
Some solid mellow soul numbers, dips into the pop vocal realm, never really turns it up.
William Bell "Phases Of Reality" : Stax 1973
Funk, soul, blues, a little gospel. A bit all over the place, but the production stays on point.
James Brown "Sex Machine Today" : Polydor 1975
Far from his best effort, and still essential material.
Pentangle "Cruel Sister" : Reprise 1970
Some real hippy ass shit right here. Dirt road, dirt under your nails, dirt out the faucet folk psychedelia.
Cat S/T : RCA 1970
This one shows potential, but in the end the sound is just too happy and poppy. Give that crap a rest.
Isley Brothers "Soul On The Rocks" : Tamala 1967
Another one you really can't go wrong with and you're better off just owning their first twenty albums.
Spirit S/T : Ode 1968
A benchmark rock album, and a great example of why I'm so fascinated by self-titled rock records from this period.
Ray Bryant "Sound Ray" : Cadet 1969
Trio led by Bryant (piano), with James Rowser (bass) and Harold White (drums). I can get with this, it's got a nice funky pace, even through a cover of "Scarborough Fair".
Moe Koffman "Moe's Curried Soul" : Buddah 1970
Fairly standard soul jazz covers. It's not all as expected though, instead of doing the typical DJ right-up on the back, they provide a great dinner recipe, "Curried Soul", including sides, how to prepare and serve and possible substitutions. Shredded codfish if the Bombay duck is not obtainable.
Rotary Connection "Songs" : Cadet Concept 1969
Rotary Connection albums can get a little too spaced out for their own good, and the novelty of Minnie Ripperton's signature squeal can quickly become tiresome. "Songs" fortunately displays the most focused version of their brand of experimental soul rock. The fact that all tracks are covers probably helps that cause, but they make some welcome and drastic modifications.
Crabby Appleton S/T : Electra 1970
They try a lot of different things on this album, some interesting, most fall short of successful.
Black Widow "Sacrifice" : Magus 1970
This is the kind dark evil rock monster I hope to dig up every time I hit the rock section.
Sly & The Family Stone "There's A Riot Going On" : Epic 1971
A gift, a classic I already had, it's not rare by any means, but it is a bonafide dig from a family member, and I respect that.