8/29/16: Willie Bob, Dub Realistic, Meta Meta

@@@ Willie Bobo: Dig this Feeling (U-S, 2014)   A single off an upcoming full length that I got to via the WRIR weekly email.  The tune, Broasted or Fried opens up funky funky with a popping bass line, tasty swing cymbal and chicken scratch guitar.  Mr. Bobo left this mortal coil about thirty years ago and this tune sounds very fresh and modern so Imma guessing this is a remastered reissue.  However pay that not much mind and witness the funky horn playing but a special shout out to the rhythm section.

@@@ Dub Realistic: Dubblestandart (Echo Beach, 2016).  Also off this week’s WRIR weekly email.  This is not a classic roots sound but it does sport fat pulsing bass.  I’m not feeling the downtempo/trip hop female singer so let’s move to the second tune.  It’s a long record (2 and 1/2 hours!!!) but Imma tipping early as I like some of the sounds, dislike some of the others and I’m not super into the vocalizations I’ve heard to this point.

@@@ Meta Meta: MM3 (Jazz Village, 2016)  Also off this week’s WRIR and today’s last listen of the day.  The first tune opens up world/jazz/proggy with a sinouous bass line, some hand drumming, and minimal clean guitar (plus saxophone).  They get to rocking in the second half of the song and the female singer works the mic hard.  These folks are Brazilian (wait let me verify-nope can’t verify) and I like the singer but the band not so much.

YTD recordings listened to: 690
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 387
Not good music: 254

Honorable Mentions: 12
Buys: 11

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, The Lickshots, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Changui Majadero, Joe Sticky, Vieux Kante, Keefe Jackson, Unfun


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