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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Disco Dancing

We just saw this again last night. Stick to flying, Buck...
"It's called 'gettin' down'!"

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bobby Byrd : Back From The Dead (1975)


R.I.P. 1934-2007

"Bobby Byrd, a longtime collaborator with James Brown and co-founder of the Famous Flames, died at his home near Atlanta. He was 73.Byrd died Wednesday Sept. 12, a spokesman for Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home in Atlanta said. News accounts attributed the death to cancer.

"One of the chief architects of Brown's trademark sound, Byrd's contributions can be heard on early James Brown soul tracks and on hits that laid the foundations of funk, like "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine." The punctuating phrase "Get on up," which repeats throughout that song, was sung by Byrd."

First James, now Bobby? The JB family is getting smaller and smaller, that's for sure. Anyway, here's a single he released after he left James, just good ol' mid-70s funk. He re-recorded this for his 1994 album "On The Move". And yes, I'm aware of the irony in the title...

"What you gon' play now?"

"Back From The Dead"
(single A-side, International Brothers 901) 1975

Get it here: Bobby Byrd - Back From The Dead

Saturday, September 22, 2007

This week: P.F.M. - Impressione Di Settembre (1972)

Premiata Forneria Marconi -


The last stop on our Italian trip was Milano, so to celebrate, here is a band that originated from there. Progressive rock magic. I would consider this one of the most important of the Italian 70s scene. And this is one of their more memorable works, from the first album. The keys and melodies are simply classic!

Get it here: PFM - Impressioni Di Settembre (1972)

Let's try this again!!

Okey doke, I'm gonna try to get this blog going again! The purpose of this site is to post one song each week by various artists that I dig. Interspersed will be amusing pictures and vids.

How are artists chosen? It'll be what I'm listening to at the time, or some other relevant reason. Some you know, some you don't, but it's just to put a bit of a spotlight on different music for y'all.
By all means, leave a comment!

Captain Beyond