20 August 2006

JACK MCDUFF - THE HEATIN' SYSTEM






















Thought I would post this rarity to celebrate the fact that this blog has now had over 200,000 hits-it's now running at about 1400 visitors a day.So thanks to all of you especially those who have left such great comments and been so forthcoming with help,advice,information and been ...well,so friendly!You keep dropping in and I'll keep posting!

Some sad news now that VOLTAGECONTROLLEDTECHNICOLOR called it a day on sunday and deleted his great blog-please go 5 posts back for more information.And be warned-his name and URL have been hi-jacked already-it ain't him!

So this is a rip from the double vinyl of Brother Jack McDuff's The Heatin' System from 1972 on the mighty Cadet label.It's never made it to cd despite most of the tracks appearing on compilation after compilation over the years,and it's also been sampled and remains a big groove heavy dj friendly slab of jazz funk in the truest sense of the genre.In other words-IT ROCKS!!!
Here's a review from the Soul Strut site:
"Jack McDuff's playing was best known for its bluesy influences, and that's highlighted on the title track, Heatin System, a long 12 minute plus track, which starts off in the Blues, but then picks up in the middle and turns to some James Brown influenced funk. The Prophet and Pressure Gauge are long groovers, with the latter having a nice guitar breakdown in the middle by Phil Upchurch who was a Cadet studio musician at the time. McDuff finishes off this double LP with two mellow songs that have their moments. 1st is a cover of Ain't No Sunshine which has a little Beatles melody in the middle, but which lacks the drum break, and then Radiation, which has a nice horn beginning."

8 comments:

avocado kid said...

NICE one!

acidjazzy said...

Awesome post. This is some smoooooth sounds. Thanks heaps.

martin said...

congratulations, go ahead man, mcduff is great!

Licorice Pizza said...

Congrats on the milestone. How do you keep up with all the comments;)

xmnr0x23 said...

It's monday eve' and it's raining hard. See me care, as this piece of vinyl sharity kicks ass!

Farther Oblivion said...

According to AMG this album has appeared on CD in 1995 on the Concord label. 9 tracks, total time 58:05. The CD cover is different from the above LP cover.

Thanks for the good work!

bacoso said...

Farther oblivion-totally different album which was made in 1995 for concorde with a different band but the same title-easy one to mistake however but no similarity apart from the title.Glad you enjoyed it more mcduff on the way!

milo said...

Loving this album + several other posts. Thanks for the education!