Lazy time is one of my last Funk and Soul with Jazz elements orientated mixes for next time, it will be for sure some more….
It is completely orientated on the 70s, the decade that is for me personally as the prosperative in music at all to be seen not only in soul and funk direction with known artist, it is in other directions as well like Rock&Roll and Progressive Rock&Roll, new stones was build for Acid and Funk Jazz and what was more important it was a movement against the establishment that began in late 60’s.
This movement is now since decades dead, if you are aware of it, you can, during rehearings of the music from this time, hear when the movement and attitude of people came to fall.
You can hear it from an inner point of stand it came to stop and then came the period of music that I personally can’t stand at all, this funk time with numberless groups that was trying desperately to be as the 70’s to have this connection to the people as the musicians before.
Characteristically was the electric drum for this period “Funk time” that I mean, I see so much people drawing in this music, it is just a complete no go for me, sorry.
I hope you will like the following constellation of musicians that wrote a hugh part of important music history.
Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr. is born on
and is an American record producer and musician.
His career spans five decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.
He is particularly recognized as the producer of the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which has sold more than 110 million copies worldwide, and as the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World”.
In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song "The Eyes of Love" from the Universal Pictures film Banning.
That same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of the 1967 film In Cold Blood.
In 1971, Jones would receive the honor of becoming the first African American to be named musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony.
He was the first African American to win the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African American, each of them having seven nominations.
At the 2008 BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award. He was played by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biopic about Ray Charles, Ray.
Summer in the City is on album You've Got It Bad Girl from the year 1973.
Sérgio Santos Mendes is born on February the 11.-th in 1941 in
and is a Brazilian musician. Niterói, Brazil
He has over fifty-five releases, and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk.
During his attend at the local conservatory with hopes of becoming a classical pianist his interest in jazz grew, he started playing in nightclubs in the late-1950s just as bossa nova, a jazz-inflected derivative of samba, was emerging. Mendes played with Antonio Carlos Jobim (regarded as a mentor) and many
jazz musicians who toured U.S. . Brazil
The original lineup of Brasil '66 was Mendes (piano), vocalists Lani Hall and Bibi Vogel (later replaced by Janis Hansen), Bob Matthews (bass), José Soares (percussion) and João Palma (drums). John Pisano guested as guitarist. Few people are aware of Bibi Vogel (1942-2004) as one of the original singers in the first incarnation of Brasil '66. She wasn't credited in the original vinyl LP cover.
For what it's worth you can find on 1970 album Stillness.
Monty Alexander born as Montgomery Bernard Alexander on
June 6, 1944 in is a jazz pianist, who also plays
the melodica. Kingston, Jamaica
His playing has a strong
Caribbean influence and swinging feeling, but
he has also been influenced by Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, and
Alexander discovered the piano at the age of 4, taking classical music lessons at 6 and became interested in jazz piano at the age of 14, and began playing in clubs, and on recording sessions.
Roy Ayers is born on September the 10.-th in 1940 and is an American funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player.
Ayers began his career as a post-bop jazz artist, releasing several albums with Atlantic Records, before his tenure at Polydor Records beginning in the 1970s, during which he helped pioneer jazz-funk .
At the age of five, Lionel Hampton gave him his first pair of mallets, which led to the vibraphone being his trademark sound for decades.
Ayers as not only an accomplished musician but also a well-known entertainer on the music scene. He often performs with music and comedic speech/storyline interaction to his audience to enhance his appeal.
Hummin' you can find on the album Ubiquity from 1970.
Ballin' Jack was an American horn rock group formed in
in 1969 by Luther Rabb (bass and
vocals) and Ronnie Hammon (drums). Seattle, Washington
Rabb and Hammon were inspired by the success of their childhood friend, Jimi Hendrix. They added Glenn Thomas on guitar and, on the horns, were Jim Coile and Tim McFarland. They moved to
and lived in a mansion home-studio
near the Sunset Strip. Los Angeles, California
Hendrix asked the group to come along with him on his 1970 "Cry Of Love" tour.
Try to relax is from the 1973 album Special pride.
Willie McKinley Hutchison, known professionally as Willie Hutch is born
6, 1944 — September
was an American singer, songwriter as well as a record producer and recording
artist for the Motown record label during the 1970s and 1980s.
As a teenager he joined a doo-wop group, The Ambassadors.
, his music eventually caught the
eye of the mentor for pop/soul quintet The 5th Dimension, and Hutch was soon
writing, producing, and arranging songs for the group. Los Angeles
Hutch received the call, "I'll Be There," which was to be for The Jackson 5 the song was recorded by the group, the next morning after.
Hutch's later collaborations would be with the Jackson 5 and their front man Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, the newly rechristened Miracles and Marvin Gaye.
Give me some of that good old love you can find on Foxy Brown from year 1974.
Johnny Bristol born as John William Bristol,
February 3, 1939 - March 21,
an American musician, most famous as a songwriter and record producer for the
Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
He was a native of Morganton, North Carolina.
Bristol flourished at Motown working with some of the label's best-selling acts.
In the mid 1960s, Motown had absorbed Tri-Phi and Bristol began working with Fuqua as a songwriter and producer.
Among their successes as producers were hit singles with Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell', Bristol was the producer and co-writer of the final singles for both Diana Ross & the Supremes and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.
Woman woman appears on 1974 album Hang on in there baby.
Love Unlimited was a female vocal trio that provided backing vocals for American R&B/soul singer Barry White on his albums and concert tours.
They also found success with their own recordings. Formed in 1969, the group included Barry White’s future wife, Glodean James, her sister, Linda James, and their cousin Diane Taylor.
The group disbanded in 1985, with the death of Diane Taylor.
Move me no mountain is from 1974 album In heat.
Lyn Collins was born on 12 June 1948 – 13 March 2005 as Gloria Lavern Collins and was an African American soul singer best known for working with James Brown in the 1970s.
She began her recording career aged 14.
Her biggest solo hit was the James Brown-produced gospel-style song "Think (About It)", from her 1972 album of the same name on People Records.
You can't love me, if you not respect me appears on several funk and soul compilations.
Ellas Otha Bates born on December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008, was known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel), and inventor.
He was playing on street corners with friends, including Jerome Green (c. 1934–1973), in a band called The Hipsters (later The
Avenue Jive Cats). During the
summer of 1943–44, he played for tips at the Langley Maxwell Street market in a band with Earl Hooker.
By 1951 he was playing on the street with backing from Roosevelt Jackson (on washtub bass) and Jody Williams (whom he had taught to play the guitar).
In late 1954, he teamed up with harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold, drummer Clifton James, and bass player Roosevelt Jackson, and recorded demos of "I'm A Man" and "Bo Diddley". They re-recorded the songs at Chess Studios with a backing ensemble comprising Otis Spann (piano), Lester Davenport (harmonica), Frank Kirkland (drums), and Jerome Green (maracas). The record was released in March 1955, and the A-side, "Bo Diddley", became a #1 R&B hit.
Bite you you can find on Big bad Bo album from 1974.
Gladys Knight & The Pips were an R&B/soul family musical act from
, active from 1953 to 1989. Atlanta, Georgia
The group was best known for their string of hit singles on Motown's "Soul" record label and Buddah Records from 1967 to 1975.
The longest-lived incarnation of the act featured Gladys Knight on lead vocals, with The Pips, who included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and their cousins Edward Patten and William Guest, as backup singers.
The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in 1998.
Who is she is from the year 1973 album Neither one of us
Odetta Holmes, born on
December 31, 1930 – December 2,
as Odetta, was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a human
rights activist "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement".
Her musical repertoire consisted largely of American folk music, blues, jazz, and spirituals.
An important figure in the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, she was influential to many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin.
Time included her song, "Take This Hammer", on its list of the All-Time 100 Songs, stating that "Rosa Parks was her No. 1 fan, and Martin Luther King Jr. called her the queen of American folk music."
Hit or miss is on Odetta sings album from 1970.
The Notations were an American soul group from
The group formed in the late 1960s, they scored several minor hits on the U.S. R&B chart, but are perhaps best remembered for the 1975 funk single "Super People", which was produced by Curtis Mayfield.
Their early lineup comprised Clifford Curry, LaSalle Matthews, Bobby Thomas, and Jimmy Stroud; Stroud left the group in 1973 and was replaced by Walter Jones from 1973-76.
Superpeople you can find on a single both parts from year 1974.
The Sisters Love was an American R&B and funk ensemble active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Sisters Love was founded in 1968 by former members of The Raelettes. Several members of Ray Charles's backing ensemble quit the band at the same time and soon after organized into their own vocal group.
They appear in the Willie Hutch-scored blaxploitation film The Mack singing the funk song "Now Is the Time".
They toured with the Jackson Five and had a full-length scheduled for release in 1972, but this LP was shelved and the group disbanded in 1973; the recordings for the album remained unreleased until 2010.
Give me your love is on 1973 B-Side of Motown-Single „(I Could Never Make) A Better Man Than You“.
Julie Tippetts born as Julie Driscoll, on 8.-th June 1947,
is an English singer and actress,
known for her 1960s versions of Bob Dylan's "This Wheel's on Fire",
and Donovan's "Season of the Witch", both with Brian Auger & The
Trinity in 1967 on album Jools. London
Since the 1970s Driscoll has concentrated on experimental vocal music, married jazz musician Keith Tippett and collaborated with him.
Later in the 1970s she toured with her own band, and recorded and performed as one of the vocal quartet 'Voice'.
24 May 1941 – 11
was an American jazz composer, organist, and saxophonist in the soul/acid jazz
He performed with Lou Donaldson, Grover Washington Jr., Pat Martino.
In 1978 Earland hit the disco/club scene with a track called "Let the Music Play", written by Randy Muller from Brass Construction. The record was in the
charts for 5 weeks and reached
number 46 in the UK Singles Chart. With Earland's playing on synthesizer, the
track also has an unaccredited female vocalist. U.S.
His hard, simmering grooves earned him the nickname, “The Mighty Burner”.
Revelation is from the 1977 album with Odyssey.
Odyssey was a
, now UK-based dance music band. New
It grew out of the talent of the Connecticut-born Lopez sisters: Lillian Lopez (born
Louise Lopez (born 22 February 1933), and Carmen Lopez (born July
who left the group before Odyssey, as the group came to be known after her
departure, was formed.
Filipino singer Tony Reynolds was added, at which point the band became known as Odyssey.
Reynolds, for unknown reasons, left after the first album and was replaced by
native William "Bill"
McEachern. Fayetteville, North Carolina
, the band with its diverse musical
style had more chart success, totaling five Top Ten hits between 1977 and 1982.
One of them, "Use It Up and Wear It Out", reached number one in the
UK Singles Chart for two weeks in 1980. United Kingdom
Our lives are shaped by what we live is from 1972 album Odyssey.
Coke Escovedo born as Joseph Thomas Escovedo was an American percussionist born
30, 1941 -
July 13. 1986 in . Los Angeles, California
Coke Escovedo first rose to prominence in 1969 as a member of Santana.
Coke was featured on Santana's Santana III album.
In early 1972 Coke formed the Band Azteca along with his brother Pete Escovedo.
In 1975 Coke had began to work on the first of his three solo albums simply titled Coke.
The pop-oriented Comin' At Ya! in 1976 and Disco Fantasy in 1977 which proved critically and commercially disappointing and signal the last time Coke would release anymore solo material.
Coke continued to do session work and tour and with Santana, Herbie Hancock and his niece Sheila E.
I wouldn't change a thing is from the album Comin' At Ya! from 1976.
Hope you will like my choice....
01. Summer in the City -
02. For what it's worth - Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
- Monty Alexander Monticello
04. Hummin' -
05. Try to relax - Ballin' Jack
06. Give me some of that good old love - Willie Hutch
07. Woman woman - Johnny Bristol
08. Move me no mountain - Love Unlimited
09. You can't love me, if you not respect me - Lyn Collins
10. Bite you - Bo Diddley
11. Who is she - Gladys Knight & The Pips
12. Hit or miss - Odetta
13. Superpeople - Notations
14. Give me your love - The Sister Love
15. Season of the witch - Julie Driscoll
16. Revelation - Charles Earland
17. Our lives are shaped by what we live - Odyssey
18. I wouldn't change a thing - Coke Escovedo