Monday, January 01, 2007

Buddy Miles & The Fabulous Jades

Buddy Miles Express: 69 Freedom Special
From Electric Church (Mercury, 1969)

Lil' Lavair & The Fabulous Jades: Cold Heat
From 7" (Lennan Records, 1970?)
see also:
Cold Heat - Heavy Funk Rarities, Vol. 1: 1968-1974

This post is about a great deep funk dj and producer. Without telling his name, maybe you already know him by listening The New Mastersounds (
here and here) or Connie Price & The Keystones (here). What's the link between this two bands? A sort of new scene in the worldwide funk era. Keb Darge, aka the Godfather of Deep Funk, produced The New Mastersounds and included Connie Price & The Keystones in the compilation Funk For The 21st Century.

What's about Buddy Miles Express and The Fabulous Jades? With reading Cold Heat Vol.1 liner notes, written by Egon, I learned that "Keb Darge started spinning their rarely heard B-side "Cold Heat" in the late 90s at London's legendary nightspot Madame Jojo's". Cold Heat was discovered after by Now Again. Unfortunately liner notes not evoke the link between this two tracks. Egon only added The Fabulous Jades were "under the spell of James Brown". And yet, after listening the horn section of 69 Freedom Special, the ressemblance to Cold Heat horn section is very clear. So probably Cold Heat is a coverage of 69 Freedom Special.



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