Sunday, August 19, 2012

Got What You Need - The Fantastic Johnny C.

Here's a slice of philly soul from the aptly named Fantastic Johnny C. 1968's 'Got What You Need' didn't chart higher than his breakout hit 'Boogaloo Down Broadway', but it's just as groovy, if not more so. Enjoy.

Got What You Need

Live footage of Johnny Corley ( aka Fantastic Johnny C.) is sparse, but I did find this dance contest set to ' Boogaloo Down Broadway'.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Wear Your Love Like Heaven - Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt has been described as many things by many people. Anything from "the most exciting woman in the world" by Orson Welles to "an arrangement designed to unhinge men's minds" by a member of the House of Lords. One thing is for certain, Eartha has one of the most unique and distinctively seductive vibratos ever recorded.

A few months ago I discovered this 1970 LP that features three psychedelic Donovan covers, all transformed by her feline vocal prowess. Enjoy.

Wear Your Love Like Heaven

Hurdy Gurdy Man

Catch The Wind

Eartha Kitt starred as the queen of criminals, the princess of plunder and yours untruly, Catwoman.

In the chilly hours and minutes of uncertainty...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day - Jim Croce

I picked up mustachioed spliff extraordinaire, Jim Croce's 1972 LP at a record fair bargain bin. I wasn't searching for soft hits like 'Time In A Bottle', instead I was intrigued by his other country folk tracks like 'Box # 10' and 'Rapid Roy'.  However, after multiple listens I keep getting stuck on the apologetic promise of  'Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day'. Enjoy.

Tomorrow's Gonna Be A Brighter Day

Box # 10

Jim Croce's shooting star was cut short when his plane crashed into a pecan tree. He was just thirty years old when he died, one year after this album was released.