Monday, February 27, 2012

tight person of the day: bull moose jackson

Oh, Bull Moose. So many suggestive songs.

This guy was an amazing saxophone player and R&B singer in the forties and fifties. I have been researching him since I read about him when trying to research someone else. I can't imagine seeing this guy play live. I know I would be in pieces on the floor. He kills it!

He formed his own band, the Buffalo Bearcats, and had success with them. They released several hilarious songs that were eventually deemed too suggestive for radio play. I can see how they would be scandalous at that time. But they are still so tight.

Here's a Bull Moose song from 1952 - "Big Ten Inch Record." Give it a listen and see if you can figure out what he's really talking about here. I just can't seem to put my finger on it (that's what she said and also multiple apologies).

Another song from 1952 that created a stir - "Nosey Joe." Y'all, these songs. The thing is, they are swinging and great. The lyrics are just seriously designed for some major LOLs.

Hope you had a laugh with Bull Moose Jackson today. Don't play around kids unless you want to get some questions.

Monday, February 13, 2012

you dropped a bomb on me - the gap band

I'm here to spread the word. I'm officially obsessed with this song. I've been playing it at least ten times an hour. If you do the math, you will realize that is many minutes dedicated to the electrofunk groove of The Gap Band. I simply can't with these guys. I have so many karaoke dreams attached to this song that it's not even funny.

First of all, there is a AN ACTUAL BOMB SOUND on the record. Like, a bomb is descending throughout. If you couldn't figure out what they are actually saying, even though they articulate well, the bomb sound says it all.

Secondly, I am a six year old at heart and always die laughing thinking about these guys really singing about farts. Sorry. I have to be honest. It's my blog and I'll cry if I want to (from a terrible fart).

I know TONS of teams use this during sporting events. It's a great song to play when scoring a goal, touchdown, basket, etc. I am currently in boot camp to become a professional NFL kicker just so I can use this song. I don't care what team I'm on or where I will have to move. All that matters now is becoming a super famous football player and having this be my sig song. Suck on that, America!

lonely moon child - dennis coffey

Dennis is a true badass. He is a guitarist from Detroit that has played on dozens of recordings, including some major Motown hits. He also looks like a true C++ nerd. Just saying. You might know him from his hit "Scorpio." He is really a gifted musician. Can't deal with the chill vibe of this song. It's great for playing while you finish up those eleven Words with Friends games you've been neglecting. Enjoy, mi amigos!