Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Long & Short Of It

Sure 70's punk rock always wore its 50's rock and roll roots with pride - the return to the primitive, primal, fun, etc... However, probably due to the vocal, ahem, limitations of most of the singers of that ilk we never got see many references to that great 50's rock style: Doo-Wop. The Stiff Little Fingers, that great and savage ultra-political group from Ireland took a crack at it and came up aces.

The Stiff Little Fingers - Barbed Wire Love

"Trio And Group Dancers" is pulled from what is often considered Charles Mingus' best recording, 1963's six part ballet "The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady." This is 18+ minutes of flamenco dancers, orgasmic freakout, sexy strut and those trademark Mingus guttural and raunchy horn blasts. This is the sound of real ambition being played out by men with all the tools. Mock-conducting this one at home is treat, for those so inclined.

Charles Mingus - Trio And Group Dancers


  • At 8:48 AM, Blogger jbreitling said…

    That Mingus post -- and tune -- is GOLD, baby, GOLD. More please.

    The bad link on Clicky-Clicky was a troubleshooting exercise for WoS. Moral of the story -- don't have two folders named MP3.


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