As for record buying...I'm not entirely sure whether it's the hunt I love best, or the actual kill, but suffice to say I rarely go home empty handed! And when I'm out searching for beats, I sometimes get the feeling that a dope record is just on the horizon, and today was no different. The weather was foul once again so I needed a good wax find to make my journey worthwhile, but today I just knew I would get lucky.
Now I don't want to sound like a miser here, but any good digger will always raid the bargain bins first on hitting a spot. Don't get me wrong I am happy to pay out for a particular record if it has eluded me in the past, but the bargain bins are mainly the places to find the real gems of the day. I had already gathered some Hip Hop classics into a neat pile on top of the racks (see list below), but then I headed to the bargain corner where a few FUSION records were calling me.
Stuffed at the back I found an LP that I have wanted for some while, after a couple of beat-head friends had put me up on it. I've always enjoyed funky flutes over ill drums so I guess they knew it would be right up my street.
JOE THOMAS was one hell of a funky flautist, and his 1974 Long Player on PEOPLE Records entitled "Joy of Cooking" demonstrates his prowess on the instrument. One track in particular called "Thank You (Fall Etin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)" is a perfect example of this, and it was sampled in the last few years by the very funky crew from Sweden SPEECH DEFECTif my memory serves me right (please feel free to correct me). The drums and horns on this joint are real nice too - take a peep at the soundclip below.....
And the hardcore diggers amongst you will know that MAIN SOURCE also ripped a horn/flute riff from the track "Mike" on this LP for use in "Peace Is Not the Word to Play" off the BREAKING ATOMS LP. Maybe we will feature that track another time?? Who says we don't share the knowledge here on Breaks for Days Beats for Weeks...??
So here's a rundown of today's finds...
KING TEE - Ruff Rhyme 12" (Capitol)
EPMD - Strictly Business 12" (Fresh)
DE LA SOUL - Buddy 12" (Tommy Boy)
POET - All Hell is Breaking Loose (Nu-Sounds)
UGLY DUCKLING - Fresh Mode 12" (Special)
JOE THOMAS - The Joy of Cooking LP (People)
GROVER WASHINGTON - Reed Seed LP (Motown)
FUNKY JUNCTION - Talking Trash (Stereo Gold Award)
JSD BAND - Travelling Days LP (Cube)
ERIC GALE - Forecast LP (Kudu) has a nice bass and horn sample used by MOBB DEEP on "It's Over" (on Landspeed).
good finds my friends. That eric gale is dope know doubt.
and that joe thomas looks crazy.
What's that jsd band about. Well I gotta Diggin In The Crates Radio show comin your way... keep doin your thing
hey word up Bill, good to see you on the check-in.
You will love the Joe Thomas LP bro, hunt one down today, just for the Main Source flute sample!!
The JSD band has a hidden break in the middle of one of the tracks. I can send you a soundclip no problems B.....that LP cost me 25 pence(approx. 50 cents). Another bargain bin winner!!
Bill Skillz always keepin' it TRUE SCHOOL! Props to you man!
speak soon - I'm looking forward to some mo' radio shows!
Dyno & The Beat Detective
BLIMEY KID, YOU DO MORE DIGGIN` THAN ALAN TITCHMARSH...!
SOUNDS LIKE YOU DUG UP SOME MORE OBSCURE BREAKS & I LOVE THAT JOE THOMAS `THANK YOU` TRACK & I`M SURE IT WILL GET THE DAILY DIGGERS TREATMENT AT THE DYNOLAB HQ..!!!!
KEEP DOIN` THE DO KID, IT`S COOL TO SEE THAT SOME DIGGERS ARE STILL POUNDING THE STREETS IN THIS WORLD OF COMPUTERS & INTERNET..!
DIGGERS 4 LIFE..!
A diggin expedition is always a highlight of my week. Though were i live we have like 1 ok record shop that is 2nd hand but only occassionaly gets any good old wax in and it's mainly cd. However, recently I've come home with some gems found on the Market. Saturday was no exception, i found:
copy of Black Ivory LP 'Dont Turn Around'(Today)..
Kaygees Keep on bumpin & Masterplan LP on (Gang)..
Booker T. & The MG's LP Melting Pot (Stax)..
JB's Doin It To Death LP (People)..couldnt beleive my luck got it for a few quid..
Kings Of Swing 12" i was'nt up on called Something Funky To Listen To
on (BumRush)..which is very dope.
What do you think of that? lol.
A very happy digger i would be come Saturday.
hey Billy that's some great finds man....especially if the spots are few and far between! Melting Pot LP is a stone cold classic.
The Kings of Swing 12" is a great piece too - using a loop from Monk Higgins & The Specialities "Gotta Be Funky" on 7". Easy to cop break that one! Have a look for it, it has also got a Big Daddy Kane sample on the a-side "Big Water Bed".
I bet that was a good evening when ya got home to check the wax out! Pure pleasure I bet.
keep diggin' hard homeslice!
word! thanks for the info on the break for the Kings Of Swing. Ive only got the 'Stop Jockin James' 12 and 'Nod Ya Head To This' but must have been sleeping on 'Something Funky..'1st time round. Early 90's great great era.
Has the idea of car boot sale finds already been covered?
good work Dyno - will have to catch up soon!
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