1 July 2007

MELVIN JACKSON - FUNKY SKULL





















I made a decision to pull the link for this one as its very easily available at a very nice price here
Post number 400 and what better way to celebrate than this wacked out bit of bass driven funk from
Melvin Jackson
for Limelite from 1969.
This one's been reissued by Dusty Groove on cd and here's their write up and it's bang on the mark:
One of our favorite albums of all times and a legendary testament to the greatness of the Chicago music scene in the late 60s! Melvin Jackson was the bassist in Eddie Harris' very successful group of the time -- and his playing on Eddie's trippy and funky records for Atlantic is one of the factors that made them so great. Here, he's working with an acoustic bass, amplified with electronics like a Varitone sax and this strange-sounding instrument is set up in a hip group that mixes Cadet funky studio players (Phil Upchurch, Morris Jennings, Jody Christian) with some of the brighter young players of the AACM (Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, and Leo Smith.) Jackson's bass is looped through all sorts of crazy effects, and the result is this amazing blend of avant garde playing and groovy rhythms that is beyond compare! The album includes great reworkings of two Eddie Harris funk tracks "Bold and Black" and "Cold Duck Time"plus monster originals like "Funky Doo", "Say What", "Dance Of The Dervish", and "Funky Skull (parts 1 & 2)".
Ripped @320 from the cd release.

17 comments:

avocado kid said...

oh man, been wanting this one 4-eva!!

hevisto said...

You are the king! I have been looking and looking for this. Thanks for all the killer stuff as always.

Robert said...

merci Bacoso!!

actuel said...

this is a great rerelease of the much sought out original.

i highly suggest if folks dig this that they purchase this from Dusty Groove which stocks this release regularly, and it's cheap. if you've actually ever been to Dusty and met the folks you'd understand...support them! you can do so here:

http://www.dustygroove.com/browse.php?kwfilter=Melvin+Jackson&incl_oos=1&incl_cs=1&format=all
additionally DG went through a stringent process of remastering and putting this out on 180gram vinyl if you're looking for top quality listen.

bacoso said...

actuel-you are totally correct and I should not have posted this as I think we can all afford 12 bucks for a cd !As much as we moan about the price of albums any business like dusty groove putting their money into obscure reissues should be supported by us buying them.My order's going in for their recent el clave and pete jolly reissues and i'd buy the dorothy ashby too if i didnt have it already !Viva Dusty Groove !!!!!

actuel said...

oh sweet Dorthy!

much love for my favorite blog!

Jeremy said...

This is the serious stuff! Thanks!

jantherrr said...

UHHHGGG
i missed this!
my vinyl version hasnt been played in years, so would someone be realy, really nice & email a link for this cd rip?!

missing_jacket at hotmail dot com

thanks

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Sergio said...

Dear Bacoso: one more time, thanks for all the wonderful stuff you share with us. Please remind that only you americans got the chance to find this kind of stuff at a good price. For us down here (South America) is almost impossible to find those small issues by independent labels or even pay for import CDs. Your wonderful blog got an international group of friends. Please don't delete items for local reasons.
Keep groovin!

beebe said...

any chance you can relink? I'd love to here this considering all the raves about it...

Reza said...

Sergio, the postage from dusty groove is less to south america than to where bacoso lives......

Sergio said...

mmmmmm...¿really?...interesting...
I'm gonna check it right now. Thanks Reza!

Vadim said...

Good day, Bacoso-sun!!! Hi from Russia!!! (sorry for my bad Englih). Great Thksss for Your marvellous (splendid) posts.
Unfortunately, I had time to download this album, becouse find that blog today only.
If possible, please, re-upload this post??? Sorry for my request. Good luck, happiness & beautiful music. Vadim.

metek said...

please re-upload ,If possible...

thanks

mother popcorn said...

i found it here: http://fatwood.blogspot.com/