July 15, 2012

Fabulous Friends - Hard Enough (Budweiser Records 1983)

Well things have been going really well for me lately, found a crate of rare NY indie rap records from the mid to late 90s, sold my metal cassette for 120 bucks and my UGLY WANDA metal cd for 175 on ebay. Found a copy of HAIR - 31 Flavors. and this wonderful, wonderful modern soul item on Budweiser records from 1983. This is from the radio station V103 out of Houston, TX. Very few of these pressed up, wish I could find more they sell for 300-500 bucks. The back side is blank.

I also thought this record auctioned on ebay recently was pretty awesome, its 90% of the entire track but it is missing the very tail end :(
It is by Winston 'Flook' Richards and the Blue Rhythm Combo - Eatin' Corn. From Barbados. This has to be the most expensive Carribean Funk 7" sold on ebay in a long long time. Whoever found this is a bad ass. I've found lots of calypso/carribean/funk/steeldrum/soul items and they mostly aren't too impressive, I did find some great 50s era 78s but as for 7" carribean stuff, it is very rare to dig up something as blatantly funky as this.

July 10, 2012

NEW COMPILATION! Jerry Curls For Jesus and The Heavenly Amen (rare gospel boogie of the 80s.)

Well friends, it's been a while since I have posted anything so I figured I would do something big, I've been promising a xian yachtrock soul comp for a while, and it is still in the works, but untill then, how about the other side of the spectrum... Gospel Boogie! I have a mild obsession with the genre, actually all forms of gospel music, but the synth-driven danceable funk of the early-mid 80s black gospel artists is hard to beat, and there are some hugely expensive records out there, many of which are on this comp, though I am still avidly searching for THIS... 1730 dollar 80s gospel? yeesh. Anyway, there are a few good gospel boogie comps out in blogoland already, but this particular comp, though brief (8 tracks), has some killer artists that you can't find anywhere else out there! Including tracks from Majesty - Deliverance (1984 Morada records), which is a 1200 dollar record itself. Speaking of, here is the track listing and link...

 Jerry Curls For Jesus and The Heavenly Amen (Rare 80s Gospel Boogie)...

1. Calvin B Rhone - I Believe
2. Majesty - You're Number One
3. The Gospel Seekers - Never Gonna Give You Up
4. Soul Liberation - Touch Me Again
5. Joy - The Time is Right
6. Majesty - Jesus is The Best
7. The Gospel Miracles - Building Up Myself
8. The Last Generation - Just a Chance at Life

(photos of each artists album are included in .rar but here are some to entice you.)