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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Kon & Amir , DJ Muro - The Kings of Diggin'

Kon & Amir , DJ Muro - The Kings of Diggin' (Rapster 2006)

A two-disc album of rare tracks found and made available thanks to the crate-digging work (and then the subsequent selection process) of Kon & Amir and DJ Muro, The Kings of Diggin' is a good example of why so many DJs spend hours and hours in record stores, looking for obscure, out of print vinyl. Both Kon and Amir, who compiled and mixed the first disc, give brief explanations of their tracks in the liner notes (it must be an outdated version, however, as the Tyrone & Carr and Soseme Makonde songs are missing information, while there are two, the Trinidad Tripoli Steelband and the TnT Band, for which Amir gives nice descriptions -- though neither actually shows up on the record), and the music varies from Brazilian funk to jazz but never steps too far out of the range of something that seems like it could easily be sampled by hip-hop producers and that an MC could rhyme over. The focus, of course, is on the beat (made not only by drums but also bass and guitar), the same idea that is also heard on disc two, which, unlike the first one, generally consists of one- to two-minute song clips (38 in all) mixed expertly together by Japan's DJ Muro. Again, the selection stays mostly within the jazz-funk realm, but there are also ventures into R&B (Tony Middleton's "Return to Spanish Harlem"), easy pop (the Bob Crewe Generation's "Menage a Trois"), disco (the Disco Fox's "The Fox"), and Latin (Palmeira's "Tapajos"). Together, The Kings of Diggin' is enough to make nearly anyone -- DJ or not -- run to the nearest record store and start looking for new things to add to his or her collection.


Disc: 1

1. In My Life - Matthew Larkin Cassell
2. Caca a Raposa - Azymuth
3. Take Me With You - Tyrone & Carr
4. A Vida - Unico Black
5. Babalonia - Ricardo Marrero
6. Smokey Feeling - Creative Sounds Of the Organization
7. Queen Of the Highway - Janet Dubious
8. Simbi - Henri Pierre Noel
9. Cats Theme - Harmony Cats
10. Metropole - Cesar Mariano & Cia
11. Feel Good - J. Jones
12. Vehicle - Wess & the Airdales
13. Dazz - Soul Dazz Band
14. Bim Sala Bim - Hudson County
15. Pay Pay Pay - Master Story Teller
16. Soul Freedom - Ray & His Court
17. Manzara - Soseme Makonde

Disc: 2
1. Straighten Em Up - Wild Honey
2. Hippy Skippy Moon Strut - The Moon People
3. Shako - Cocody's Men
4. Kool Is Back - The La-Mars
5. Rock Steady - The La-Mars
6. Spiderlegs - Ted Curson & Company
7. Menage a Trois - The Bob Crew Company
8. Getting Down - The Bob Crew Generation
9. Theme Of the Blackbyrds - The Black Exotics
10. Black Water Gold - Gemini Brass
11. Funky Fever - Jay Mitchell
12. We're Together - Together
13. I'm a Lady - Heaven Sent & Ecstacy
14. Tapajos - Palmeira
15. The Fox - The Disco Fox
16. Bi Bi Bi Di Bi Dip Be Happy - Pierce Bros & Co.
17. Come Groove With Me - Carl Marshall
18. What You Need Is My Love - Cindy Rodgrigues
19. Me Voy Para La Escuela - Rolando Verara
20. Kumbara - con Julian Y Sucombo - Enyere
21. Return To Spanish Harlem - Tony Middleton
22. Latin Salsa - Frank Hatchett
23. Malaguena - Juan Pablo Torres
24. Watoosi Lucy - The G.Ts
25. Flip a Coin - World Wonders
26. Soul Limbo - Count Buffalo & His Rock Band
27. Jerking Dog - The Crowns
28. Yes, It's Good For You - Koko Taylor
29. Let the Sun Shine In - Harva Hodge & the Moodysec
30. Tema De Soninha - IRP-3
31. Don't Lose What You Got - Bobby Franklin's Insanity
32. Wanna Be a Hero - Megaton
33. Stratus - Frank Hatchett
34. Let's Take a Break - Milton Wright
35. R.B. Groove - Rebirth Seven Original
36. World Of Tomorrow - Telstars
37. Quiet Village - The Dome City Rock Orchestrs
38. Mighty Gents - Ron Dante


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Anonymous said...

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I can't download this compilation, it is closed as shareonall says, is it possible to help me?


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