I nominate Police's "Darkness".
― vmajestic, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:01 (ten 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 (ten months ago) Permalink
that's a very deep cut!
"songs that sounds kinda like albatross" would be a cool threadwould bookmark
― niels, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:47 (ten months ago) Permalink
― sofatruck, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:09 (ten months ago) Permalink
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!http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/07/05/dj-sessions-forgotten-vinyl-soul-music
― dow, Friday, 6 July 2018 19:07 (seven months ago) Permalink
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 SoundtrackLabel:Mirage (2) – WTG 19353Format:Vinyl, LP, Compilation Country:USReleased:1982Genre:Funk / Soul, Stage & ScreenStyle:Soundtrack, Disco, FunkTracklist Hide CreditsA1 –Chic Soup For One 5:33A2 –Carly Simon Why 4:06A3 –Teddy Pendergrass Dream Girl 4:08A4 –Fonzi Thornton I Work For A Livin' 3:31B1 –Chic I Want Your Love 6:53B2 –Sister Sledge Let's Go On Vacation 5:08B3 –Chic Tavern On The Green 2:15B4 –Deborah Harry Jump, JumpWritten-By – Chris Stein, Deborah Harry4:02CreditsBass, Vocals – Bernard EdwardsBells [Tubular] – José Rossi*Drums – Tony Thompson (2)Engineer – Bill Scheniman, Bob Clearmountain, Scott LittEngineer [Assitant] – Barry Bongiovi, Dave "The Rave" Greenberg*, Jason Corsaro, Jeff Hendrickson, Josh AbbeyGuitar – Nile RodgersHorns – Edward Daniels*, Meco Monardo, Robert MillikanKeyboards – Ray Jones*, Rob SabinoPercussion – Sammy FigueroaProducer, Written-By, Arranged By, Conductor – Bernard Edwards & Nile RodgersVocals – Alfa Anderson, Diva Gray, Fonzi Thornton, Jocelyn Brown, Luci Martin, Michelle Cobbs, Robin Clark (2)
― dow, Monday, 23 July 2018 02:26 (six 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-wisedancefloor of David Mancuso's Loft, before launching his own Gallery. (Gallerykid 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 logicallybased 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 stillrising, 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 youbetter start. 'Cause you sure can't be nobody else." But the music rumbles and clatters like aroulette 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 andseven-inch singles. Yet great breaks burst out of (and roll through) goodgrooves, good songs. Often.Seehttp://www.nickysiano.com/ and http://www.timlawrence.info/.
track info courtesty Discogs:Genie Brown I Can't Stop TalkingWritten-By – Dee Ervin2:542 –Undisputed Truth (2) Big John Is My NameWritten-By – Norman Whitfield4:363 –The Temptations Law Of The LandProducer, Written-By – Norman Whitfield4:594 –Vernon Burch And You Call That LoveWritten-By – V. Burch*3:475 –Loleata Holloway* We're Getting StrongerProducer – Norman HarrisWritten-By – A.Felder*, N.Harris*, R.Tyson*4:346 –The Isley Brothers Get Into SomethingWritten-By – Isley O Kelly JR*, Isley Ronald*, Isley Rudolph Bernard*7:297 –The Pointer Sisters* Yes We Can CanWritten-By – Allen Toussaint6:028 –Exuma Exuma, The Obeah ManWritten-By – Exuma6:149 –Trammps* Love EpidemicWritten-By – L Green*, N Harris*4:4510 –Zulema Giving UpWritten By – Wolfe, D6:1111 –Bobby Womack I Can Understand ItWritten-By – Bobby Womack6:3212 –Gloria Spencer I Got ItProducer – Bobby MartinWritten-By – Lucylle Lemon3:2313 –The Bar-Kays* Sang And DanceWritten-By – Cauley*, Porter*, Henderson*, Alexander*, Dodson*, Hall*, Stewart*2:5514 –The Supremes I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The WalkingExecutive-Producer – Eddie J Holland Jr*Lead Vocals – Sherrie Payne*Producer – Brian HollandWritten-By – Holland, B*, Holland, E Jr, Holland, E*, Beatty, H*3:1215 –Bill Withers HarlemWritten-By – Withers Bill*3:2216 –Bonnie Bramlett Crazy 'Bout My BabyWritten-By – R Mosley*3:4917 –Brenda And The Tabulations* A Little Bit Of Love 3:20
― dow, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:39 (six months ago) Permalink
exuma the obeah man is pretty fuckin' deep for dancefloors, yeah
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:24 (six months ago) Permalink
the (English) BEAT - Two Swords
― nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 22:47 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink
that Whole Lotta Love is cooool
"Use Me" apparently not on EU spotify :/
― niels, Thursday, 26 July 2018 06:29 (six months ago) Permalink
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 (five months ago) Permalink
"Days" is a beautiful Television song
― niels, Monday, 8 October 2018 07:22 (four months ago) Permalink
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 (three months ago) Permalink