Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Feeling the supermarket blues

Eugene McDaniels
Awesome front cover, awesome album.

Eugene McDaniel - Supermarket Blues

There is more killer funk later in the week, but due to me currently suffering the after effects of a night out we're going to explore a more thoughtful world today, the world of Eugene McDaniels.

Eugene started his career way back in the 50's as an r'n'b artist and had a couple of top ten hits in the early to mid 60's. However, his career became interesting for me when he grew tired of the direction his music was taking and decided to branch off into a more experimental mode of music. You can read a full biography here.

This new style of experimental music produced his classic album Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse in 1971 displaying a far more political stance and an idea of song structure ahead of it's time.

The track I have for you today is Supermarket Blues from this album. One of the more "normal" songs from the album it combines witty and meaningful lyrics with a deliciously catchy hook which was sampled by Quasimoto on Return Of The Loop Digga. Not really sure what you'd class this music as, though it probably fits most comfortably into the funk category. You can pick up a copy of the album HERE. It's a classic, go pick it up.

Eugene was also a great writer for other people, his hits including Roberta Flack's hit Feel Like Makin' Love. I have an excellent Marlena Shaw cover of this I must post sometime.......

By the way, I've switched sharing servies again, see if the new one offers more joy, it's got a higher download limit, no pop ups and is valid for ten days so you get three extra days you lucky buggers.....

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

why can't i listen to these tracks?

Junior said...

Unfortunately due to the sharing sytem i'm currently using you have to download the track before listening to it. I agree it's not the best and should have a better system in place soon.

The Coupon Guru said...

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musiclover987123 said...

Hi There Junior !

Good post.

I'm a music fanatic, and I found your post, "Feeling the supermarket blues", while looking for info on r&b - I don't know why the post came up, but it did capture my attention! Thank You!

Hey - Tonight, I'm being frothed by the "nuclear-meltdown, piano-mania, happy blues" piano music at http://www.claycotton.com. I just can't stop smiling :)

I wonder if you feel it as much as I do...

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musiclover123987 said...

Yo Junior !

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iop6uy said...

Hi There Junior !

Great post.

Music is the best reward, IMHO - For me today it's the smokin' piano music at http://www.claycotton.com. And I just can't stop moving - So Cool :)

I wonder if you feel it as much as I do...

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rj2yik said...

Yo Junior !

I found "Feeling the supermarket blues" while searching for concert - I dunno why your post came up, but your post did get my attention and interest!

Hey - Tonight, I'm being blown away by the "nuclear-meltdown, piano-mania, happy blues" piano music at http://www.claycotton.com. And I can't stop smiling :)

I wonder if you like it as much as I do... Lemme know, ok?


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musiclover987123 said...

Hi There Junior !

Great post.

Music is the best reward, IMHO - For me today it's the smokin' piano music at http://www.claycotton.com. And I just can't stop moving - So Cool :)

I wonder if you feel it as much as I do...

Thanks,

- Johnson

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malaki said...

Been trying to dig up all his albums again, anyway to send me a new link for this? I have a ton of rare gems as well. Hip Hop artist out of Detroit.
peace and blessings
Malaki