Get Philly crunk, y'all
North Philadelphia DJs Diplodocus and Lowbudget crack out the geeky 80s new wave jams, crank up the 808 rattle and drop in some Southern bounce flava to get crunk gully-style on the devastating Hollertronix... never scared (Turntable Lab) party mix. Load up on shrimp hoagies and ketchup chips, get your Henn 'n' OJ on and watch your white-belted poindexter pals start booty bumpin' with the iced-out neighbourhood thugs.
Vanishing Point resurfaces
Not only is Vanishing Point a way-cool 70s road flick co-starring Barry Newman and a sweet 1970 Dodge Challenger 440, the film had a much better than anticipated soundtrack. The key beat-digging interest in the Harkit label CD and limited vinyl reissue will be the two twanged-up funk getdowns credited to the J.B. Pickers . No, not that J.B., it's actually Jimmy Bowen , better known for his easy listening excursions with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra than any sort of fuzzed-out club joints. But that just adds to Vanishing Point's appeal. The two swingin' Jesus-friendly tracks by T-dot power popper Bob Segarini are just gravy.
Dallas deep soul
Whenever great Southern soul belles are counted, Dallas deep soul ingenue Tommie Young is usually overlooked. But her classy early 70s recordings for Bobby Patterson 's Soul Power imprint rank alongside the very best of Candi Staton and Bettye Swann . West Side's reissue of Young's badly pressed and poorly distributed Do You Still Feel The Same Way? album - with five bonus tracks - shows she had the power, the range and the quality cheatin' songs to break beyond the Gulf Coast with the right promotional push. Tough stuff.