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Forgive me, I'm breaking my no youtube links already. Derek and the Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is one of my very favorites. You know Layla, obviously. Bell Bottom Blues and Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad as well. You'll even hear their world-class cover of Little Wing on occasion. But my personal favorite is Keep On Growing.


kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was going to say the Mott the Hoople catalog is like the deep cut of the whole of 70s classic rock. Getting into those albums was a rediscovering of what I liked about the whole Who/Kinks/Stones/Ziggy/TRex/Springsteen before I wore them out.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

Recently found a mix cassette I'd made in the grunge era, and was surprised I'd included Cream's "As You Said". I can now see early exposure influenced a lot of my digging in chamber pop and psych, but it's a song I'd totally forgotten about until a few weeks ago.


Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

tons of good stuff already, yes!

I've made an attempt to add the cuts mentioned to this collaborative list https://open.spotify.com/user/betamaxdk/playlist/0QRkO6nSdpbrw5VWs0fJ6K

Jimi is one of those artists where I feel deep cuts would be essential in appreciating his work since, at least to my ears, many of his biggest songs have suffered from overexposure

niels, Friday, 30 March 2018 17:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

Nice work neils. Very cool!

Here are a few more. Not sure how these escaped FM radio.

Van Morrison - Saint Dominic's Preview
Steely Dan - The Boston Rag
The Kinks - Sweet Lady Genevieve

kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 17:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

Stevie Wonder - He's Misstra Know It All
Funkadelic - Sexy Ways
Prince - Forever In My Life
Marvin Gaye - Is That Enough

kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 17:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

good stuff, that Marvin Gaye song is exceptional!

very difficult to choose a Prince deep cut, I will add Breakdown from AOA, the last of his that truly moved me

Drake is probably not the most popular guy on this board but all the same "From Time" from Nothing Was the Same is a nice and understated ballad with Jhene Aiko adding vocals

I'm certain there must be a wealth of jazz deep cuts as well...

niels, Friday, 30 March 2018 18:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

Is "Mr. Raffles" by Steve Harley a deep cut? (All of Harley's stuff is obscure in the US.) Same album as "Make Me Smile," it was even the second single in Europe, but completely overshadowed by the big hit I think. At any rate, love this track.

No energy, only great chaos (Dan Peterson), Friday, 30 March 2018 18:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

never heard about the guy before but I like what I'm hearing, getting Roxy / Al Stewart vibes...

Make me Smile has 16 million plays on Spotify and Mr. Raffles only 300,000 so I think it's reasonable to call it a deep cut (though it must be well known to all Harley fans)

niels, Friday, 30 March 2018 18:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

i hate the overplayed songs by my favourite band.
thankfully, this one is still hidden away in the catalogue.


mark e, Friday, 30 March 2018 19:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

xpost thanks, and yall are reminding me I need to check out that new legit Jimi round-up---- a deep comp never on legit re-reissue far as I know: The Great Lost Kinks Album, not always great but def worth looking for. Thinking it *might* could be re-assembled on youtube, ditto this, very appealingly described by xgau:

Shades of Ian Hunter: The Ballad of Ian Hunter and Mott the Hoople [Columbia, 1979]
Exemplary discophilia. The Mott 45s on side one are all the young stiffs--great album tracks edited down for an AM exposure that was rarely forthcoming, they race along with an almost punky punch on LP. The B sides and miscellaneous on side two are uneven, natch, but worth getting to know (as owners of Greatest Hits have already learned with two of them). Those circumspect enough to have passed up Ian's two solo albums are now rewarded with side three's best-of. And side four excerpts the solo Ian that was never released here to impressive effect. A genuinely obsessive compilation. A-

dow, Friday, 30 March 2018 19:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

Many xps but lord, that Mott the Hoople track. The Journey, which sounds like Lift to Experience, might be even better.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 30 March 2018 21:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

For Dylan, not sure if it qualifies or not, but I'd say Copper Kettle from Self Portrait.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 30 March 2018 21:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

I love Copper Kettle. Bob has so many songs at this point, he could have a box set of deep cuts.

Here is a doozy, That's All You Need by the Faces. This is just about perfect.


kornrulez6969, Saturday, 31 March 2018 02:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Journey, which sounds like Lift to Experience, might be even better.

It's close. The Journey has the mother of all guitar riffs. Death May Be Your Santa Clause is another. That whole record is phenomenal. Right now my favorite is The Moon Upstairs but it always changes.

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 31 March 2018 02:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

this is such a great thread. my pick is this cut from sade's love deluxe, bullet proof soul. it sounds exactly what breakups with people who don't get you sound like. it has the drum machine and the production they're famous song. there isn't a bad sade vocal but the 'too busy thinking love is a gun' refrain on this one just kills me, no pun intended.


map, Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

lol while i'm at it, the last track on love deluxe, 'mermaid', which sounds like the centerpiece from roxy music's avalon and doesn't have a vocal at all. you'd be hard-pressed to place it anywhere at all but some kind of whiter artist's album.


map, Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

Bullet Proof Soul is fantastic! So minimal, letting the voice take center stage... beautiful.

I'll add "Wot's... Uh the Deal?" as a Pink Floyd deep cut, it's a very Floyd song in sound and songwriting and could have fit on DSotM too. Obscured by Clouds is a nice album like that.

I'll also add "Darkness" by Leonard Cohen which to me is such a cool blues ballad, making great use of Cohen's lowest register:

I caught the darkness
Drinking from your cup
I said is this contagious?
You said just drink it up

niels, Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp and yes Copper Kettle is great! Have to say I never really paid attention to it before (though I have listened to Self Portrait many many times) so I'm happy you mention it... so sentimental, it's interesting to hear Dylan experiment with his vocal style, trying to find a voice that will fit the subject matter and the genre...

My daddy he made whiskey, my granddaddy he did too
We ain't paid no whiskey tax since 1792

must be plenty of Neil Young deep cuts from the 90s, I'm the Ocean was mentioned upthread, I would go with "Safeway Cart" from Sleeps With Angels - a dark, lingering song, groovy, kinda scary... sounds to me like it could be informed by electronic music of the time

niels, Saturday, 31 March 2018 09:03 (eight months ago) Permalink


calstars, Saturday, 31 March 2018 09:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

When I think of deep cuts I think of early FM radio playing entire sides uninterrupted... and stuff like "no quarter"

brimstead, Saturday, 31 March 2018 21:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

xxxpost Reminds me, I've been intermittently listening to Another Self Portrait on Amazon Prime, and lots of good alternates and ones that never got released in any version (I think); fave so far is "Little Saro." (Also maybe the complete Isle of Wight set w The Band, but haven't gotten that far yet.)
Marvin Gaye's MPG is pretty much a Deep Cuts Album---deep catalogue at least; I've never seen mention of it anywhere. Opens with a couple of good ballads, his expected, sweet 'n' breezy Motown approach, per Berry Gordy's gentrification project during much of the 60s--but this was released in '69, and you can feel the pressure, MG pushing against the walls, especially on his version of the Bobby Blue Band-associated "That's The Way Love Is," and perhaps word to Gody with omfg "It's A Bitter Pill," also convinces w "I Gotta Get To California"---"right away"---and other urgent messages, yet despite a certain grab bag effect, of songs he chose and others that may have been pushed on him, from here and there, somehow it all *sounds* cohesive enough, kind of The Many Moods of Marvin, but mainly that's how good of an ear and voice he has.
Certainly not one of his masterpieces, but wtf, rock it Marvin:

dow, Sunday, 1 April 2018 01:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

Berry Gordy's gentrification project Not the exciting radio classics, but like when he insisted on supper club, Broadway, elevator fare on albums, with hot hits as bait---not so much bait and switch, but his idea of balance (and some of it was okay, wouldn't mind hearing the Supremes' album of Rodgers & Hart songs, but not gonna go out of my way).

dow, Sunday, 1 April 2018 01:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

Cardigans - The Road (Long Gone Before Daylight b-side)
Bjork - Nature is Ancient
Broadcast - Misc/Stupido (itunes only Future Crayon)
Bryan Ferry - Which way to Turn
Chelsea Wolfe - I Love You All the Time (bataclan support single)
George Harrison - Simply Shady
iamamiwhoami - John (one off single)
The Invisible - So Well (with Jessie Ware)

and this


Eris (Ross), Sunday, 1 April 2018 16:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

Forgive me, I totally forgot about George Clinton's majestic Free Alterations. This is one of his very best songs (which is saying something) and you should all listen to it.


kornrulez6969, Sunday, 1 April 2018 18:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

New Wave edition:
- Squeeze - Misadventure (off of Argybargy)
- INXS - Johnson's Aeroplane (off of The Swing)
- Elvis Costello - Big Sister's Clothes

enochroot, Sunday, 1 April 2018 18:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

mick jagger's "memo from turner" from the "performance" soundtrack. with ry cooder and synth bass. maybe it was well-known at the time but it's well obscure now.

and yeah there is a sort of relativity to "deep cuts", "fearless" topped out the rym pink floyd poll and i can't but think of it as a deep cut (i think roger waters played it live for the first time at oldchella last year...)

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 1 April 2018 18:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

"Revenge" was a hidden track on Whiskeytown's Faithless Street and the only Ryan Adams song I couldn't live without


The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 20:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

as the only big fan of this correctly despised group I'll say U2 is a band well served by their deep cuts, across all eras, with some songs more well-known than others:

An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart
Hawkmoon 269
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Dirty Day
Your Blue Room
A Man and a Woman
This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
Summer of Love

omar little, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 20:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

if we're talking floyd deep cuts, i've always had an affinity for San Tropez, which sometimes gets maligned for whatever reason. i think it has a nifty chord progression and adorably goofy lyrics: https://youtu.be/Cv5uuhkS4j8

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 21:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't know if Weightless by Thomas Dolby is a deep cut exactly, but it unaccountably got zero votes when The Golden Age Of Wireless was polled. something about it reminds me of some Tony Mansfield productions, a sense of space but also being hermetically sealed at the same time?


soref, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

isn't there more to 'deep cuts' than just 'obscure cuts' or 'album cuts'? deep cuts are for late late nights smoking green.. or maybe im wrong


brimstead, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

so, like, "planet caravan"?

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 5 April 2018 02:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

or "take a stroll through your mind"?

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 5 April 2018 02:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

How low do you go?


llurk, Thursday, 5 April 2018 02:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

so, like, "planet caravan"?

Yeah! That's what I'm thinking.

brimstead, Thursday, 5 April 2018 04:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

Idk though, I'm probably just projecting my own chill 70s rock fantasies

brimstead, Thursday, 5 April 2018 04:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

the entire Beach Boys Love You album is a deep cut imo

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 5 April 2018 11:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

the beach boys entire catalogue is stacked with deep cuts - they've got deep cut singles like "the little girl i once knew" and "breakaway", deep cut album tracks like "feel flows", and "country air", deep cut songs that didn't make albums like "barnyard blues" and "sailplane song"

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 5 April 2018 13:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

I always thought a deep cut was by definition an album track overshadowed by the singles or better known tracks on a given album.

Like Memo From Turner is the single from the Performance soundtrack, it can't be a deep cut

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 5 April 2018 14:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

Just yesterday I was talking about Elvis's amazing cover of Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow is a Long Time," which was not only not a single, but was stuck on Side Two of the soundtrack to Spinout.


grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

Carly Rae Jepsen - I Know You Have a Girlfriend


illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

Dylan has said that it's his favorite of his covered songs xp

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

imo The Who's "Tattoo" fits this criteria. one of their most beautiful album tracks and as one of their few acoustic guitars-and-vocal harmonies based songs it gets overlooked.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 6 April 2018 20:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Who's Disguises too - so much noise for '66, must be one of those tracks that put Cale are Reed on notice to get their own noise out.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 6 April 2018 21:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Who's Disguises too - so much noise for '66, must be one of those tracks that put Cale are Reed on notice to get their own noise out.

Supposedly the story goes that, upon returning to the US from Wales with some new British 45s, when listening to “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere,” Cale and Reed exchanged panicked glances. Cale said, “If we don’t put a record out soon, everyone’s gonna think we’re just copying these guys!”

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 6 April 2018 21:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

Me and my friends totally lost our shit when The Who did "Tattoo" at one of the Bridge School Benefit shows.

brimstead, Friday, 6 April 2018 23:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

xp went with Please as the token U2 deep cut on the spotify playlist

isn't there more to 'deep cuts' than just 'obscure cuts' or 'album cuts'? deep cuts are for late late nights smoking green.. or maybe im wrong

I would tend to agree with that, it's more or less how I use my personal deep cuts/favorite tracks playlist, songs that make me feel comfortable and at home but still sound fresh

I always thought a deep cut was by definition an album track overshadowed by the singles or better known tracks on a given album

I think this is probably the correct definition

don't want to limit the thread though, I'll do my own cherrypicking from what's posted

I will, for instance, pick that Elvis cover which is nothing short of fantastic!

niels, Saturday, 7 April 2018 16:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

I will, for instance, pick that Elvis cover which is nothing short of fantastic!

Yes yes yes! It is glorious. Here is another Elvis deep cut, one of my very favorite of his songs. With a great message, too.


kornrulez6969, Saturday, 7 April 2018 16:32 (eight months ago) Permalink


my favorite all-time Elvis deep cut, from How Great Thou Art (1967)


DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 7 April 2018 17:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

johnny cash seemed to have liked it too

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 7 April 2018 23:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yeah, and some Public Radio stations re-ran the 2007 music doc "He Touched Me: Elvis's Gospel" this Easter Sunday just past, with cogent commentary from his colleagues and well-chosen music (I noticed he had white Jordanaires singing along with the Sweet Inspirations while Civil Rights struggles continued elsewhere, prob not so far away, in some cities). When I worked at a Deep South CD store from the mid-90s through early 00s, his gospel outsold all his other stuff, no matter how much his overall catalog grew and how well it did (pretty well, just about holding its own with hip-hop and the Dead).
I heard a long, kind of studio pro jam with Elvis, on his cover of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," 12'20" or so: speedy, slick, repeating the same words and vocal effects ad infinitum---there's also a five-odd minute edit, both on youtube, and the shorter one has a nice fade, but both are quite a bringdown from his version of "Tomorrow Is A Long Time."
Greatly prefer Jerry Lee's version of Dylan's "Stepchild," which came out onRock & Roll Time, 2-3 years ago:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvVI53abJ1g

dow, Sunday, 8 April 2018 00:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

Also: his take of Dyl's "Rita May"---studio versionsounding kinda Tex Mex at times:

Live version much faster

dow, Sunday, 8 April 2018 00:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

i don't know much about elvis deep cuts, but i do like those bootleg mixes of "dark moon" alright

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 8 April 2018 01:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

Couple of random ones - Beatles “She Said She Said”, Eurythmics “The Walk”.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Sunday, 8 April 2018 01:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh and VU “Stephanie Says” which might actually be my favourite of theirs (and I love them all dearly).

startled macropod (MatthewK), Sunday, 8 April 2018 01:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

at the moment Sun King is the ultimate Beatles deep cut for me

niels, Sunday, 8 April 2018 11:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

such a great song. i've had this years-long project of trying to find covers i like of every beatles original. i'm down to four, and one of them is "sun king". nobody plays "sun king"!

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 8 April 2018 13:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yes! I think it should resonate with a lot of contemporary bands, but it's kiiinda hidden on the b-side of Abbey Road which is, probably, mostly thought of as "Here Comes the Sun" and "the medley" (maybe with "Golden Slumbers" as the standout song)

niels, Sunday, 8 April 2018 14:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

Isn't "Sun King" basically a direct rip of Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross"?

vmajestic, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

it was very much inspired by albatross but direct rip is a bit harsh

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

In an interview in 1987, Harrison said that the recording was inspired by Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross". "At the time, 'Albatross' (by Fleetwood Mac) was out, with all the reverb on guitar. So we said, 'Let's be Fleetwood Mac doing Albatross, just to get going.' It never really sounded like Fleetwood Mac... but that was the point of origin."[2]

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

it's more like "what if albatross had killer harmony vocals on top of it?" it's, with all due respect to fleetwood mac, an _improvement_ on albatross in my book, silly lyrics and all.

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

"songs that sounds kinda like albatross" would be a cool thread

i nom harvey mandel's "cristo redentor"

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

idk maybe it's just a vibe i'm thinking of. nevermind me.

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

cristo redentor is definitely rad. maybe it's just me but i hear a lot of what gilmour would do in that song.

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

Underworld pulling out stuff like "Banstyle", "Spoonman", and "Oich Oich" at some of their 2008 shows was a real surprise

frogbs, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

they often get pegged as a pure singles act but I always thought The Police had some great deep cuts. particularly Copeland's stuff. some days I think "Rehumanize Yourself" is my favorite Police tune.

frogbs, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

"voices inside by head"

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:48 (seven months ago) Permalink


brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

i agree frogbs, i love Does Anyone Stare from Regatta

bhad bhabie...you gon' hurt your bhack (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

*Does Everyone Stare

bhad bhabie...you gon' hurt your bhack (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

I nominate Police's "Darkness".

vmajestic, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

I still hear Donald Byrd's mid-60s "Cristo Redentor" on the local jazz station occasionally, it's one of those sturdy chestnuts, not really a Deep Cut if you're a geezer. Mandel's version is though, like most of his discography, alas.
Hey have y'all heard "Heather's Wall"? Kind of a ghost song, though not in the usual sense. It was a single, meant to be on a Ty Herndon album that never came out, far as I know, and the single was quickly deleted, too much of a bummer for country that year. So, a ghost song in yet another sense---it's on youtube, but that's what I call a Deep Cut.

dow, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

that's a very deep cut!

"songs that sounds kinda like albatross" would be a cool thread
would bookmark

niels, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:47 (seven months ago) Permalink


sofatruck, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

On WBUR's weekdaily Here and Now, the host of Reclaimed Soul plays some of her discoveries---she recommends driving down alleys in Chicago: the Isleys' first (1964) version of "Who's That Lady"--the 70s version played with the fact that Hendrix had apprenticed in their band; think he might actually be on the '64 version? Mainly hearing "Latin" cowbell etc., but intriguing excerpt. Also a *really* different version of "Reach Out (I'll Be There)," by Merilee Rush: never heard strings doing this particular oopsupsidetheheadmove, for instance (Memphis redoes Motown). Other juicy bits--gotta check out her own show!

dow, Friday, 6 July 2018 19:07 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Another xpost Deep Cuts album mostly, though I think/hope Chic's "I Need Your Love" got a decent amount of airplay. Seems like a Chic album with well-served guest lead vox---Carly Simon at her best! The only track I kinda listen askance at is the closer w Debbie Harry. From the solo debut, and Nile & Nard produced that too, but the CREEM reviewer who liked it was not a Chic fan, so that put me off listening, and it disappeared pretty quickly, so another DC album but here's this---thanks again Discogs!

Various ‎– Soup For One - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Mirage (2) ‎– WTG 19353
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen
Soundtrack, Disco, Funk
Tracklist Hide Credits
A1 –Chic Soup For One 5:33
A2 –Carly Simon Why 4:06
A3 –Teddy Pendergrass Dream Girl 4:08
A4 –Fonzi Thornton I Work For A Livin' 3:31
B1 –Chic I Want Your Love 6:53
B2 –Sister Sledge Let's Go On Vacation 5:08
B3 –Chic Tavern On The Green 2:15
B4 –Deborah Harry Jump, Jump
Written-By – Chris Stein, Deborah Harry
Bass, Vocals – Bernard Edwards
Bells [Tubular] – José Rossi*
Drums – Tony Thompson (2)
Engineer – Bill Scheniman, Bob Clearmountain, Scott Litt
Engineer [Assitant] – Barry Bongiovi, Dave "The Rave" Greenberg*, Jason Corsaro, Jeff Hendrickson, Josh Abbey
Guitar – Nile Rodgers
Horns – Edward Daniels*, Meco Monardo, Robert Millikan
Keyboards – Ray Jones*, Rob Sabino
Percussion – Sammy Figueroa
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Conductor – Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
Vocals – Alfa Anderson, Diva Gray, Fonzi Thornton, Jocelyn Brown, Luci Martin, Michelle Cobbs, Robin Clark (2)

dow, Monday, 23 July 2018 02:26 (four months ago) Permalink

This comp=mostly Deep Cuts or deep cuts (too deep for caps), far as I know, aside maybe from Bobby Womack's "I Can Understand It," in terms of a reasonable amount of widespread radio play. The Voice's then-strict word limit and my knowledge limit kept this strictly introductory, but gives a good glimpse I think. I was told at the time that Siano was not fond of the tag "disco" and didn't want it in the title, but the suits/t-shirts insisted. He's gradually re-emerged, and I saw a show preview in The New Yorker fairly recently.

Siano the Times

Mercury rising as disco evolves out of its prior knowledge

January 11th, 2005 2:14 PM Issue 02

Blissed-out, but not always totally

photo: Courtesy of Nicky Siano

Nicky Siano's Legendary the Gallery: New York's original disco 1973-1977

Soul Jazz import

In the early '70s, a teenage DJ named Nicky Siano traveled the space-wise
dancefloor of David Mancuso's Loft, before launching his own Gallery. (Gallery
kid Larry Levan later levitated Paradise Garage; he and Siano also worked with disco mystic Arthur Russell.) Despite acid, balloons, and the food bar, the Gallery wasn't always totally blissed-out.
As described in his CD notes, Siano's sound design, influenced by Mancuso's approach, was logically
based on and changing with the rooms and scenes he performed in as the feast moved around NYC.

The Gallery opened in the summer of '73. Couch-potato arena rock ruled. There and elsewhere, DJs and dancers (especially blacks, Latinos, gays) were among those, at times closely observed, who chose to carve fresh heat from the vinyl beast.Spinning out of this disc, the Gallery is mercury still
rising, through crosstown funk, soul, and one gospel song, personalized: Gloria Spencer proclaims,
"I got it! I don't understand it! I got it!" A jet blasts (like, "Amen!") out of Exuma's "Obeah Man."
The Temptations lay down the "Law of the Land": "You might not like who you are, but you
better start. 'Cause you sure can't be nobody else." But the music rumbles and clatters like a
roulette wheel. Meanwhile, turns out that Bonnie Bramlett's "Crazy 'Bout My Baby" is crazy like a tambourine and a fox, shaking in wait for that slowhand dobro.

Loleatta Holloway, Bobby Womack, Bill Withers, the Isleys,
and Undisputed Truth also make the most of prior knowledge and surprise.
Without waiting for the remix: These are original (full-length) LP tracks and
seven-inch singles. Yet great breaks burst out of (and roll through) good
grooves, good songs. Often.
Seehttp://www.nickysiano.com/ and http://www.timlawrence.info/

track info courtesty Discogs:
Genie Brown I Can't Stop Talking
Written-By – Dee Ervin
2 –Undisputed Truth (2) Big John Is My Name
Written-By – Norman Whitfield
3 –The Temptations Law Of The Land
Producer, Written-By – Norman Whitfield
4 –Vernon Burch And You Call That Love
Written-By – V. Burch*
5 –Loleata Holloway* We're Getting Stronger
Producer – Norman Harris
Written-By – A.Felder*, N.Harris*, R.Tyson*
6 –The Isley Brothers Get Into Something
Written-By – Isley O Kelly JR*, Isley Ronald*, Isley Rudolph Bernard*
7 –The Pointer Sisters* Yes We Can Can
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
8 –Exuma Exuma, The Obeah Man
Written-By – Exuma
9 –Trammps* Love Epidemic
Written-By – L Green*, N Harris*
10 –Zulema Giving Up
Written By – Wolfe, D
11 –Bobby Womack I Can Understand It
Written-By – Bobby Womack
12 –Gloria Spencer I Got It
Producer – Bobby Martin
Written-By – Lucylle Lemon
13 –The Bar-Kays* Sang And Dance
Written-By – Cauley*, Porter*, Henderson*, Alexander*, Dodson*, Hall*, Stewart*
14 –The Supremes I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking
Executive-Producer – Eddie J Holland Jr*
Lead Vocals – Sherrie Payne*
Producer – Brian Holland
Written-By – Holland, B*, Holland, E Jr, Holland, E*, Beatty, H*
15 –Bill Withers Harlem
Written-By – Withers Bill*
16 –Bonnie Bramlett Crazy 'Bout My Baby
Written-By – R Mosley*
17 –Brenda And The Tabulations* A Little Bit Of Love 3:20

dow, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:39 (four months ago) Permalink

exuma the obeah man is pretty fuckin' deep for dancefloors, yeah

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:24 (four months ago) Permalink

the (English) BEAT - Two Swords

nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 22:47 (four months ago) Permalink

I made a car tape of the xp Siano comp for a buddy, and he said that the filler I added at the end of the C-90---"I've Got To Space," by the Classets, I think (speaking of funkin' poppin' deep cuts), followed by Little Beaver's non-deep cut "Party Down," and ending with Ike & Tina's deep-in-several-senses version of "Use Me Up," (written by xpost Bill Withers)---he said those fit perfectly, which may give a better idea of the overall sound and sensibility (Siano digs "story songs," though not nec. in the expected sense: here, he's a set-and-setting acidhead, though things may have gotten more Pranksters live[that xpost Isley Brothers selection has a built-in mindfuck tempo etc. change]).

dow, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 21:21 (four months ago) Permalink

is Ike & Tina's "whole lotta love" deep? it was on one of those Blue Break Beats comp on Blue Note

brimstead, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 22:08 (four months ago) Permalink

Haven't heard that! is it good?? "Use me Up" is the key phrase, but the title is actually "Use Me," and I've got it on this dope deep collection: https://www.discogs.com/Ike-Tina-Turner-Back-In-The-Day/release/5434383

dow, Thursday, 26 July 2018 03:03 (four months ago) Permalink

that Whole Lotta Love is cooool

"Use Me" apparently not on EU spotify :/

niels, Thursday, 26 July 2018 06:29 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this LITA playlist has a deep cut feel, not sure what the common denominator is though: https://open.spotify.com/user/lightintheatticrecords/playlist/41BvltUdXIeBfkIe1FiLjY

niels, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:15 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"Days" is a beautiful Television song


niels, Monday, 8 October 2018 07:22 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

thought about posting "To Late to Turn Back Now" by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, but that's probably more of a genre deep cut

however, "Emma" by Hot Chocolate is a bona fide deep cut, gorgeous too


very Bowie vocals

niels, Monday, 22 October 2018 11:29 (one month ago) Permalink

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