Monday, July 27, 2020

Situation in F-Minor: a mix of mambo, boogaloo, latin, and exotica-inspired r&b

On Mixcloud now, an audio vacation for the 2020 summer of quarantine, a mix of vintage latin, mambo, rhumba, surf, boogaloo, and exotica-inspired soul grooves by DJ Pat K! Some obscurities, some dollar-bin classics, and everything in between. Click the widget above to hear, and dig the sounds!

Alfredito - Situation in F Minor
Jimmy Sabater - Times are Changing
Toni Jodran - The Bend
Classie Ballou - Hey! Pardner
Ramsey Le wis - Wade in the Water
The Soulful Strings - Paint It Black
Esquerita - Esquerita and the Voola
Johnny and the Hurricanes - Sheba
Unknown - Twango Mambo
Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet - Mamblues
Little Sonny - Latin Soul
The Turbans - The Wadda-Do  
Link Wray and his Wraymen - Rumble Mambo
Mark Mckintyre - Monzamba
The Har-You Percussion Group - Barretts Bag
Certain Lions and Tigers - Fever
Bill Doggett - Real Gone Mambo 
Danny Cobb - My Isabella
Ray Bryant - Return of the Prodigal Son
Joe Cuba Sextet - Do You Feel It?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girls of the Week are the cross boarder cuties, the Charmaines!

The Charmaines, or Gigi & The Charmaines as they appeared on some of their records were one of the more unique girl-groups. They were from Cincinnati, Ohio - a day's drive from Toronto, Ontario in Canada and their adopted 2nd home of many years. Toronto had a thriving soul and r&b scene in the 60's and was hungry for more of the music that was heavily influencing "the Toronto Sound" - the Charmaines even have three very obscure singles on Red Leaf Records (from Toronto) - which we'll feature at a later date (because I don't have my hands on all of them! If anyone can send me files of the records, please let me know!!!!)
The Charmaines made quite a few records, but the girls seemed to measure their success not on the hit songs that eluded them, but on the busy schedule they kept for live performances - they were working constantly!

The Charmaines were also on local TV frequently, but none of the footage is on Youtube, so instead we've featured some fantastic recent re-union footage from Cleethorpe's Soul Weekender! The girls sound hasn't changed a bit, and here they do 'Eternally'.

Crayons to Perfume 9 features not only the Charmaines, but a set of powerhouse soul sisters, solo pop girls and some swingin' 60's ye ye covers that transform those seemingly sweet and innocent French Femmes into torrid temptresses that tantalize! We end our show with a taste of next weeks Lovely Latin Ladies one hour special - a show filled with super music from the girls of South America, Mexico, Spain and Cuba!!

Crayons to Perfume airs each Monday morning with your host, Glynis Ward aka DJ girlgroupgirl - just search on WFMU Rock 'n Soul Ichiban to find a list of all our other shows - they remain here for your listening pleasure 24/7

The Charmaines: Guilty
The Charmaines: I Idolize You
The Charmaines: Poor Unfortunate Me
The Charmaines: I Don’t Want To Loose Him
Sandy Shaw: Girl Don’t Come
Petula Clark: Reach Out
Chris Connor: Downtown
Billie Davis: Ev’ry Day
Cher: I’m Gonna Love You
Patti Drew: Hard To Handle
Thelma Jones: The House That Jack Built
Gloria Jones: Tainted Love
Erma Franklin: Gotta Find Me a Lover (24 Hours a Day)
Shirley: Big Boss Man
Les Scarabees: Puisque tu m'as quittée (Nothing But A Heartache)
Sylvie Vartan: Quand Tu Es La (The Game of Love)
Evy: Une question qui se pose 1965 (Questions I Can’t Answer )
Stone: Garde Ton Sang Froid (I Can’t Control Myself)
Jocylene: Nitty Gritty
Les Fizz Si tu fais ça (You Can’t Do That)
Jenny Rock Mal (Hush)
Cristina & Los Stops Corazon Contendo 1969

Monday, September 1, 2014

Crayons to Perfume's Girls of the Week, the San Fransisco Songstresses of Soul, the Apollas!

The Apollas should have been huge! They should have been girl group stars, but for some unknown reason, it just didn't happen for these San Fransisco Songstresses of Soul! The beautiful Leola Jiles, who has an incredible voice led the trio through some great records, but they often seemed too rock, or too soul - more sass than sweet, and and sadly it didn't sell. But oh, those records! Check out their first record and crazy TV appearance of the girls on Hollywood a Go-Go with You're Absolutely Right!!

And now hear the Apollas on this week's Crayons To Perfume! with your host Glynis Ward, dj girlgroupgirl - wishing you all a labor free Labor Day!

Monday, April 28, 2014

King Solomon

Solomon Burke, 1964.  Via the JET magazine archives.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Iceman Cometh To Atlanta

Jerry Butler, St. John & The Cardinals and Grover Mitchell at Atlanta's Kitten's Korner, Februrary, 1968.

Things could be far, far worse.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Star Revue!

There are way too many great Allen Toussaint songs to really pick a favorite, but if I were forced to narrow it down to one, Warren Lee's - Star Revue might be it. This is also one of the greatest name-check songs of all time!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Get Down!

Figured it was time to share my flood damged copy of Get Down by Harvey Scales and the Seven Sounds. Awwwright!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Baby, Be Good

Here's one of my favorites from Joe. Sounds good LOUD!
Joe Tex - Baby Be Good