Saturday, March 7, 2009

Well, I am feeling crabby

I couldn't think of a more apt picture, and this doesn't really have anything to do with astrology, but it samples Cannonball Adderley's Capricorn. Pete Rock and CL Smooth, In the House...

Sergio Mendes--Aquarius
Bell & James--The FIsh that Saved Pittsburgh
The Sylvers--Mighty mighty Pisces
Mikey Dread--Zodiac Signs
Black Star--Astronomy
Regina Spektor--Aquarius
And now we come to the Cannonball Adderley portion of our trip. In every case the 1st song is from Soul Zodiac, and the second, with the longer title, is from Love, Sex, and the Zodiac.

Cancer, all SIdes
Capricorn, the Gentle
Pisces--Alison's Trip
Aries--Damn Right


nilpferd said...

Thanks Steen, great to hear those tracks- I've only heard the more psychedelic Aries and Taurus off Soul Zodiac, from that Walk Tall compilation. Cancer, all sides is indeed brilliant.
Also liked the Black Star track a lot.
I think the LSZ tracks were recorded earlier, in 1970, but not released until 1974, whereas the SZ tracks were recorded and released in 1972, but the internet is a bit woolly on the dates.

ejaydee said...

I'm not really enjoying the narrator's take on Pisceses. My sign always get shafted it seems, or does my sign mean tend to feel neglected and paranoid?

How is that Walk Tall compilation Nilpferd? I'm on the Stateside website looking to buy Soul Zodiac but then the Walk Tall compilation seems like a safer buy.

steenbeck said...

Thanks for listening, fellows. I have to admit I was thinking I'd like the Cannonball Adderley tracks better if there was no voiceover. Or maybe I'm just getting over-zodiac-ed.

Soul Zodiac and L,S, & the Zodiac are both in folders in dropbox, (for preview purposes) if it helps you decide.

ejaydee said...

I agree that over a whole album, the narration gets a bit much.
I feel like the Rhodes riff was covered in something, maybe by Isaac Hayes in one of his film scores.

nilpferd said...

I think the Walk Tall comp. is well balanced, there's a nice mix of the soul-jazz hits like Walk Tall and Hummin', as well as some of the big orchestral pieces like Tensity, and a couple of the voiceover tracks from the Soul of the Bible and Zodiac, without it being overwhelming. Definitely worth having as a snapshot of late sixties/early seventies jazz/funk/psychedelia, Axelrod's vision was just as important as Cannonball's here, so that there is a good balance of influences. I agree about the overzodiacing, perhaps a whole album would wear a bit, on some Holmes seems to flag after he gets past the dates.. a suspicious number seem to be good, creative housekeepers, or have sexual problems..