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R.I.P. Mike Davis- MC5

19 February 2012 - 03:44 PM

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http://music-mix.ew....ael-davis-dies/

Michael Davis, the bassist of influential late 1960s rock band MC5,
has died of liver failure, his wife said Saturday. He was 68.


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Davis died at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., on Friday afternoon after a month-long hospitalization for liver disease, said Angela Davis.
Born on June 5, 1943, the bassist gained attention in the revolutionary Detroit band MC5 and later played in a version of the group called DKT-MC5 with former MC5 members Wayne Kramer on guitar and Dennis Thompson on drums.

The original MC5 rose to prominence from 1964 to 1972, making waves with incendiary anti-establishment lyrics and a blistering early-punk sound, starting with their first album Kick Out the Jams, released in 1969

A sought-after bassist and also producer, Davis was planning to be in Belgium this week recording with punk rock musician Sonny Vincent, said Davis’ wife.
Davis had a scare in 2006 when he injured his back in a motorcycle accident on a Southern California freeway. He later co-founded the non-profit Music Is Revolution Foundation, dedicated to supporting music education programs in public schools.

In the last few years, Davis also returned to a love of painting, fostered when he first studied fine arts at Wayne State University in Michigan. He dropped out of the program in 1964 to play music, but started studying art again recently in Oregon and California, with the intention of finishing his bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Davis is survived by his wife, their three sons, and a daughter from a previous marriage. Memorial plans were pending, said Angela Davis.


Andre Williams: Hoods and Shades

07 February 2012 - 12:59 PM

Andre "Mr. Rhythm" Williams is one of the all time baddest mother fuckers in the history of music.  He has a new album coming out called Hoods and Shades.  The album is amazing and up there with his best work! It's produced by Don Was and Matt Smith and features Motown Funk Brother legend Dennis Coffey on guitar.

The album is released on Feb. 28, but if you pre-order the LP from Bloodshot Records you get an awesome deal which includes a limited edition vinyl, a free promotional poster, and digital download.

Pre-Order from Bloodshot Records

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Mariachi Music?

06 September 2011 - 07:48 PM

so about 46 minutes ago i came to the odd realization that i love mariachi music?  but i dont really know anything about it.

i downloaded some jams from a dude named Jose Alfredo Jimenez.  apparently he was a cool dude, which is reflected in his pretty cool music.

any suggestions on some fun, lively, jumpy, traditional mariachi?

Norton Records 25th Anniversary

01 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

Looks like it's time i pop my New York cherry....this is gonna be insane!



http://www.nortonrecords.com/xxv.php

NORTON RECORDS 25th ANNIVERSARY ALL STAR SPECTACULAR

November 10-13
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY

THURSDAY: Nov 10
5.6.7.8’s
ALARM CLOCKS
PHANTOM SURFERS
GAYE BLADES
DEX ROMWEBER DUO
NOR-TONES

FRIDAY Nov. 11
NORTON R&B/SOUL REVUE
- GINO WASHINGTON
- ANDRE WILLIAMS
- MELVIN DAVIS
- DAVE “BABY” CORTEZ
with LONNIE YOUNGBLOOD
AND THE BLOODHOUNDS
featuring MICK COLLINS
REIGNING SOUND
JACKIE AND THE CEDRICS
GREAT GAYLORD with
the CONDO FUCKS
NOR-TONES

SATURDAY Nov. 12
QUESTION MARK AND THE MYSTERIANS
RANDY FULLER FOUR
(with DEKE DICKERSON)
UNTAMED YOUTH
LUIS AND THE WILDFIRES
HENTCHMEN
DADDY LONG LEGS
NOR-TONES

SUNDAY Nov. 11
THE SONICS
REAL KIDS
TANDOORI KNIGHTS
A-BONES
FIGURES OF LIGHT
BLOODSHOT BILL
NOR-TONES

SPECIAL GUESTS

CYRIL JORDAN and ROY LONEY of the FLAMIN GROOVIES
THE MIGHTY HANNIBAL
…and more!

FRONT ROOM EARLY SHOWS

FRIDAY
KICKS BOOKS PRESENTS
ANDRE WILLIAMS
reading from SWEETS
KIM FOWLEY reading from
TALL COOL ONE

SATURDAY
ANDY SHERNOFF acoustic

SUNDAY
GREG CARTWRIGHT acoustic
ROCKIN’ ENOCKY one man band

MC's
KIM FOWLEY    
ANDRE WILLIAMS

DJ's
HOWIE PYRO (Intoxica Radio)
DAVE THE SPAZZ (Music To Spazz By, WFMU)
JOSH STYLES (Smashed! Blocked!)
REX (Fool’s Paradise, WFMU)

Dennis Coffey!

29 May 2011 - 02:43 AM

Dennis Coffey was part of Motown's legendary house band, The Funk Brothers.  He introduced the wah pedal to the Motown sound and played guitar on numerous hit records, such as the Temptations 'Cloud Nine' (which resulted in the Temptations first Grammy) and many other classic Motown hits.



after Motown, Dennis went solo and had a hit record with his song 'scorpio'.  This resulted in him being the first white dude to perform on Soul Train.



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