The Fireman – “Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight” (2008)

October 3, 2008 at 7:47 pm (Music, Paul McCartney, The Beatles)

Yes, this is Paul McCartney under his Fireman moniker, from an upcoming album called Electronic Arguments. And yes, Paul (who barely sounds like himself due to a heavily distorted vocal track) is angry. This clearly must be directed as his now-ex-wife Heather Mills. It is rare for Paul to sound so down, dirty & angry – but clearly he felt the need to get some feelings off his chest, which is strange for someone not known for airing dirty laundry in public. Anyhow, definitely an interesting side of Sir Macca.   

For a great review of the new Fireman album, check out this link

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Ahmad Jamal – “Dolphin Dance” (1970)

October 3, 2008 at 12:11 pm (Jazz)

Ahmad Jamal doing the Herbie Hancock tune “Dolphin Dance” on his 1970 album The Awakening on Impulse! Records. Jamal has been making records for over 50 years and was a major influence on people like Miles Davis, yet he still never gets the recognition he deserves. He always had an easygoing touch as a pianist. Jamal’s manipulations of space and silence, tension and release, as well as dynamics, all broke new ground in the jazz world.

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Brick – “Dazz” (1976)

October 3, 2008 at 12:01 pm (Funk)

Funk classic from 1976, Brick mixed funk with a jazz approach and called it “dazz” – this song was their first song for Bang Records and was their “theme.” This song topped the R&B charts and made it to #3 on the pop charts. They followed up this song with hits like “Dusic” and “Sweat (Til You Get Wet).”   

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