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Book 'em danno




Book 'Em Danno



Years Digging:

Over 20

The first music to hit my ears was an all world early greats mix tape of sure shot legends like Afrika Bambaataa and Whodini.  A buddy dubbed these mind melting sounds over his mom's Billy Joel tape and slipped it to me at middle school when the teacher wasn't looking.  After riding through thirty minutes of soybeans and tobacco I made a swift power move out of mom's car with my grip set on the K-mart boom box chilling on the blue linoleum floor.  That summer I shot baskets in the backyard and banged that tape off the train tracks while the cows across the way kept trying to act like they weren't feeling it.  A few years later I found my dad's old suitcase record player with the fold out speakers that looked like encyclopedias.  Dropped twenty five cents on a beat copy of Iron Butterfly's Heavy and that was it.  Bought armloads of dollar records back in the last great dying days of the truly deep bargain bins.  Learned about the funky bones of hip hop one stack at a time.  Moved through different sounds and collections over the years.  Took time away but could never stay away.  After all this time the true joy is the first joy:  rolling home with a fresh stack of new sounds to kick back and groove to.  

Disco Beave From the Projects featuring B Get Busy

Zim Zam

Legendary stone cold boom bap classic out of Wilmington.  This is the raw gritty realness right here.  Rough and rugged old school nuggets packed with boasts and battles.  Block rocking jeep beats, classic sample drops, tough scratches.  Ill lyrical combat flows.  Ultra rare grail material for deep villains with phat pockets.

Gospel Revolution - Peace and Love Featuring the Children of God

C.O.G.S. Records COG-101

Amazing gospel soul platter with a classic cover that's made for the back wall display.  The killer cut is Peace And Love,... an ill ten minute jam with slow burn funky drums, dope bass, deep sax, and soaring vocals.  Rare greatness. 

M. Clinton Stinson

Maranatha Music! SPCN-7-100-13282-7

Obscure gospel soul session with one smooth move spine chiller intro and four slow, thick drum hit intros.  The drums are laced with deep bass and choppable gospel piano.  A low key record with deep beat potential.

Dum-Dum - S/T

Philips 6414 318

Real deal drum heat madness from legendary librarian John Fiddy.  Dope big band funk steez with that classic KPM flavor.  So many heavy bangers you'll feel like it's your birthday.


Jim Fassett - Strange to Your Ears

Columbia ML-4938

Pioneering freaky deaky tape manipulation sounds from 1953.  Otherworldly next level tones mixed with spoken word cuts by a warm, gently enthusiastic dude who sounds like he starred in a lost sitcom called The Genial Professor.  Were these ill abstract sounds created by a demented time travelling producer who forgot his identity when he hit the dark matter time fold yet still felt compelled to create trippy sounds in search of a drum?  Real heads may never know the deal, but they will dig these cold cuts from the cold war.

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