Friday, September 26, 2008

Logo Rag

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Maceo Parker Interview

Metro Pulse: When did you first hear music that you could really call "funky"?

Maceo Parker: It's got a beat that goes ‘Boom-bop-boom-boom-ba-bop’—a lot of drummers set the tone for whether it’s gonna be funky or not. And there was a tune called (singing) “Get out of my life, woman, You don’t love me no more.” Boom-ba-boom-boom-sca-boom-boom-da. Don’t remember who did it. [Allen Toussaint] And we used to call that funky. But as far back as I can remember, somebody was doing something funky. And again, if it had that particular beat, it could be slowed down or be a little faster, but as long it had boom-sca-boom-da-boom, like James Brown used to do.

When somebody says jazz, I think of swing, either a standard ballad or Over the Rainbow or a medium-tempo jazzy swing tune like “Satin Doll”—that to me is jazz. It’s not bad. But boom-sca-boom-de-boom-boom—that’s funky! Whatever it is, whether someone is singing it, like Aretha doing “Rock Steady,” that’s funky, with Bernard Purdy. That’s funky, man. A lot of R&B had a groove, but I wouldn’t call it funky.
From an interview here from KNoxville Tennesse paper called the Metro Pulse

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Look Closely, Very Closely

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Top Hat

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sleeping Giants