Archie Bell & the Drells was an American R&B vocal group from Houston, Texas, and one of the main acts on Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International Records.
“Many believe Bell was wounded in action in Vietnam while the band was still at the height of its fame, but he actually injured his leg in a truck accident while stationed in Germany…”
“Essentially a vehicle for Hammond organ maestro Mick Weaver, late 60s British band WYNDER K. FROG specialised in funky club Soul/Jazz. Hailing from Bolton, Lancashire, but based in London for much of their career, Mick and the band made three albums for Island Records between 1966 and 1970. These have long been coveted by Mod collectors and fans of the prestigious Island label.” Source
“Throughout much of the latter half of the 1960s, the music of vibraphonist Gary Burton was heavily influenced by rock. But the dominance of electronics and the tendency toward long vamps on tunes like “Vibrafinger” sound rather dated and less satisfying than the vast majority of his other recordings from the era.” Allmusuc
“Drift is the seventh full-length by NYC rock polymaths The Men, and it marks their 10th anniversary as a band. The Men’s last album, the self-released Devil Music, was the sound of a band who had been through hell hitting reset and looking to their roots to rediscover themselves. On Drift, The Men return to their longtime label Sacred Bones Records and explore the openness that Devil Music helped them find.”Source
“A new 7” from The Saxophones. The A side features our new song, “Aloha.” The B side is a tribute to our favorite song from Twin Peaks: “Just You” by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch.
released February 2, 2018
Alexi Erenkov – guitar, vocals, saxophone, and Crumar synthesizer
Alison Alderdice – percussion and vocals
Richard Laws – bass and vibraphone
Engineering and Production by Cameron Spies”
“Here’s “Flux and Soldier” … from the awesome fucking record “Throttle Elevator Music – Retrorespective” – This is an awesome album from what has evolved into ‘Kamasi Washington’s Punk Rock band’ – from the driving force behind much of Wide Hive Records (the Gregory Howe and Matt Montgomery powerhouse that is behind “Dissent” “Variable Unit” “Neomythics” and countless other projects, comes a hybrid almost too good to be true. Take the best parts of punk and jazz, cut the fat off, simmer for 20 minutes and then fry with a blow torch till golden brown. You are going to love this record!”