Saturday, October 21, 2006

Nina Simone and Lonnie Liston Smith

Nina Simone: Save Me
A Very Rare Evening (PM, 1969)

Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes : Expansions
Expansions (Flying Dutchman, 1974)

see also the comp. :
Flying Funk (Bluebird, 2003)

On september, Murphy's Law post "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter" performed by Nina Simone. This tune is one of a deep afro funk I've ever heard. Ike & Tina Turner's version sounds like a funk rock tune. Anyway it reminds me a compilation called Flying Funk released in 2003. I discover at first most of tunes on the blogroll before to buy the compilation. Indeed there are tunes perform by obscure band like Nites-Liters, Loading Zone, Lonnie Liston Smith and The Main Ingredient. Flying Funk is a selection of soul/jazz/funk between heavy funk and rare grooves compiled by Dean Rudland for the label Bluebird. In 2003, he also worked for another compilation Flying Groove he compiled Leon Thomas, David Axelrod, Gil Evans Orchestra and other funkier tunes.



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