Sunday, March 25, 2007

Ricco Wake & Tyrome Burrell-Smash Inflation/Pleasure Seekers,Vanessa 45-Sweet Heat from a Leaf Sweep


Such sweet serendipitous slabs of inSain St. Louis soul - I try and shake off my slackery so as to feed you fiends - hold steady, waxie, you'll get your fix - As muddy and I recover from the St. Patty's day shamrockery and grapple with the lofty weight of Axelrodian revelations I am transported to another time (3 years ago) and place (3 miles away) - This was a darker time in my life when my main responsibilities included finding a ride to the methadone clinic, the probation office, and passing drug tests at both places - If Burroughs had written "Junkie" to be twice as long and focused as heavily on wax as on dope you would have a good picture of nearly 10 years of my life - my digging was relegated to the thrift stores and flea markets which I'm kind of partial to anyway, but they aren't very consistent - Jobless and aimless, moms gets me a gig doing yardwork for her friend Aunt Shirley (not my real aunt by relation but probably everyone's aunt by kindred ship) - I show up the first day she shows me where the rakes and shovels and shit are in the garage - I go out and work for a while and return to get a new implement - I grab a rake, move some stuff, and pick up some bags and then BANG! there it is a full crate - The front record was "Here, My Dear" - My leg started twitching and shaking uncontrollably - I began sweating profusely - My trembling hand quickly dug through the gold dust - The crate was stacked, everything from early Motown to later Miles; Weather Report to Funkadelic - I tried to keep busy with the yard work until Aunt Shirley got home - When she did, I inquired manically about the records, asking if instead of her paying me I could just take the records - "Oh, Lord, those 'ol things? I forgot they were out there. You'd be doing me a favor taking them. I think there's a box of 45's around here somewhere." I shifted some piles in the garage and found the booty under some leaves - Just as scorching as the first crate - Among the bounty was a 45 by an artist I'd never heard of on a label I'd never heard of - The only indication of the molten core contained within was the producer - St. Louis' sainted soul savior Oliver Sain - Aunt Shirley gave me the records and paid me anyway cuz that's how Aunt Shirley rocks it - Good fortune berths good fortune thus, enjoy some of the nastiest funk, and all its karmic implications, to come out of the STL - God Bless You, Aunt Shirley - In closing, seek solace in the siren sounds you pleasure seeking, inflation smashing, Oliver Saints

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2 comments:

thebeathunters said...

man, your posts keep getting better and better, not only musically but on the writing tip. a writer writes, they say. fact is: you're a genuine one and your stories have the best soundtrack this side of the universe. this one is a like a crate digger's dream come true!

for all these reasons,be prepared to become my favorite spot online

and thanks for the perception albums:i sure had spotted them on the muse catalog reaching awfully ridiculous prizes in european records conventions so your sharing is a true gift. seems like there's a fourth one, if you feel like throwin' it sometimes we'll get full circle. i found very little info about the group, on either discogs or dusty groove so if you could send the names of the players and some background i'll appreciate.hope to read/hear from you soon

MUDDY BOOGERS said...

Thanks for the mad love you've shown us,cousin.not much is known about this group,I think I heard that they were from Philly.the core personel is as follows.
Eddie Green-keys
Odean Pope-tenor sax & flute
Tyrone Brown-bass
Sherman Ferguson-percussion

then there would be 5 or 6 other cats that would revolve from album to album but the core line-up would remain.Also,you are right about the fourth album,it's called Unity,when I can score a better copy I will post it.A gnarley warp and some vicious gouges make for a hard listen but thanks for the feedback again.I Try and post on both blogs at least once a week,usually on sundays but with all the positive reinforcement I am inspired to post all week.also if there's any gems you are looking for let me know,if I got it I will make it a priority.Keep on keepin' on,cousin