Combustion Mix

Hello again, finally back in the mix with another set straight from the 1200s chez Cratedigger Labs. I have put together some thoughts to go along with the jams. Hope you dig this mix. Happy Spring into Summer!

This set is dedicated to both the pending Summer season as well as to my favorite power plant, the Ford 289, pictured above. Turn up the system and crack a cold one...

Starting everything off is a track from the Master, Richard Groove Holmes. The Hammond is in effect and should put you in the mood for more grooving to come.

Mixing it up, Archie Bell and The Drells bring it home with the track, "There's Gonna Be A Showdown." This version is certainly better than the NY Dolls, although I profess a weakness for that version as well.

"Testify" is one of my fave 45s, when done by Mr. Clinton and the rest of the Parliaments, but Johnnie Taylor's version still is able to make me attempt to sing along with the chorus. A shaker, undoubtedly.

The next track by The Presidents is a bit sappy, but still a strong track. I am sure it will sound familiar to many of you out there.

The Profiles 45 on Duo was a recent record show find. There to pick up the mood a bit.

And to get a bit weird, take the Funkadelic path where Mssrs. Clinton, Worrell, Collins and Hazel are here to bake your brains. I dig that fuzzy guitar buried in the mix.

Back to the land of Hammond and Jimmy McGriff with "The Worm."

More into the Northern Sound with Nella Dodd. This one makes me move, you?

"Soul Sister" is strong groove instrumental.

Betty Wright is a strong vocalist and the vocal on "Let Me Be Your Lovemaker" is not exception. I love the bassline here.

The instro "Cissy Strut" should be familiar to all, however everytime I spin the record, I am amazed at the ability of the Nevilles to pull it all together at all times. Tight.

Combustion Tracklist

01 Groove's Groove Groove Holmes (Prestige)
02 There's Gonna Be A Showdown Archie Bell & The Drells (Atlantic)
03 Testify (I Wonna) Johnnie Taylor (Stax)
04 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love) The Presidents (Sussex)
05 Got To Be Your Lover The Profiles (Duo)
06 I'll Bet You Funkadelic (Westbound)
07 The Worm Jimmy McGriff (Solid State)
08 Come See About Me Nella Dodds (Wand)
09 Soul Sister Four Gents (HBR)
10 Let Me Be Your Love Maker Betty Wright (Alston)
11 Cissy Strut The Meters (Josie)

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Daily Diggers said...

sufferin' succutash! this combustion mix got the V8 rumbling in my funk motor.....

that's some 0-60 in 4 seconds type sh!t

crank it up RB!

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Vincent the Soul Chef said...

Vroom, vroom!!! I've got this one downloading now...

My uncle's taking the jalopy to Mason Dixon this weekend. I'll be sure to let you know how he does, should be some pretty good 10 second runs.

Peace and blessings.

HeavySoulBrutha DaveB. said...

Grabbing this one now. Great title! Thanks so much!!!

Peace and SOUL,