Monday

Shawn Phillips - Spaced

Here's something a little off the beaten path for all you Kozmigroovers... although it came up a time or two on the old k-groov mailing list. This release proves the point that Jazz Satellites drove home over a decade ago: that k-groov can come from artists not normally thought of as being part of the jazz/funk/soul arena. I'm going to post the words of the inimitable DW on this record for 2 reasons:

1) He pretty much wraps it up better than I ever could, and
2) To spread the word on the original home of the kozmigroov index, freeform.org (where his words were ripped from). On the off chance you don't already know this site, you must check it out, it really is the motherlode of all things kg.

Anyway, here's DW's take on this release (linkage in comments):

"Spaced seems to be an album of unreleased pieces recorded during 1969-1977. Fans of the Headhunters might wanna track down a copy since it's got this 16 minute funk jam called, "I Don't Want to Leave You, I Just Came to Say Goodbye." On this and one other instrumental, the Clark/Jackson/Summers rhythm section kicks out in full effect. Very sweet although I keep getting this phantom itch for Herbie (Pete Robinson, of Contraband notoriety, plays the surrogate.) The track itself is very Thrust-like. Nice 'n' tacky album jacket too, with Phillips fully decked in silver spacesuit and posing before a Sportscoach RV. [DW]"

5 comments:

Phantom Screed said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/149526117/Spaced.rar

Anonymous said...

hi,
thanks for sharing all this great
stuff, really cool and eclectic.
definately looking forward to see what will turn up next.

db1233 said...

Great album ! I mean the funk part, because I feel great about joe sample and mike clark touch here more than the "pop" part...
I Don't Want To Leave You, I Just Came To Say Good-Bye (Instrumental) was once compiled in "The Meltdown" from french label Big Cheese but in a short edited versio of 11' renamed : We Came To Say Good Bye...
great post many thx

3243 said...

Thank you for providing all of this music to us.

hevisto said...

Thank you so much for this work! Do you mean that eventually all Kozmigrooves will be here with art and info?!?!?!!? This melts my mind.

Thank you.