I Love Deep Cuts

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I nominate Police's "Darkness".

vmajestic, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:01 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink


sofatruck, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:09 (one year 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 (eleven 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 (ten 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 (ten months ago) Permalink

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

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

the (English) BEAT - Two Swords

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

that Whole Lotta Love is cooool

"Use Me" apparently not on EU spotify :/

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

one month passes...

"Days" is a beautiful Television song


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

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