Blacktooth Records presents: “La Pantera de las Palmas” (poetry by Richard Harper)

 

A note to potential readers:

Written to a certain form of completion, this book should be read with a spirit of desire coupled with light refreshments and good air. With this, you can try to avoid getting bit by the mystic bug, but not mosquitoes, chiggers or ants. Examples of such scenarios include a bus bench in an altered state, at home with a stray cat or dog, or in a quiet solitude to remember the light and more of it is what really matters.

This is my third collection of poetry. All attempts at doing otherwise have been dismissed by the universe in a stereotypical fashion (in addition to having a rather steep day rate). Expenses were accrued but reimbursed.

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Billy Bennett – Lou Wheez (a music video)

Imagine Van Dyke Parks is his name was a sentence and you’ll get the right image in your head of what Billy Bennett’s music sounds like: beautiful, twisted, and oddly comforting. Here with 2 songs and moments of brilliance before him, Bennett has brought forth a video for his good lovin’ song, ‘Lou Wheez’ directed by Boone Bear Dawson.

 

 

 

Stay lush.

 

The Chi-Lites (2x)

You should most certainly get into the Chi-Lites if you aren’t already. As far as “sentimental” vocal groups go, these guys blossomed into something more than penning listless love tunes usually leads to. Highly original, Eugene Record on lead vocals composing most of their songs, they had many hits at the climax of their popularity. That’s them with the oft-covered “Oh Girl” (see Young-Holt Unlimited’s excellent instrumental on the LP of the same name) as well as “Have You Seen Her” – but it’s near the end of their tenure with the Brunswick label, with whom they spent most of their recording career, that two really great tracks surface.

“Stoned Out of My Mind” – all cultural updates aside – is a great jam about a spurned love affair, getting dogged and getting over it and taking your mind back for yourself, while “Take A Trip” follows the opposite path in describing how bad ass it is to have a lady and be with her on an island. Which is pretty much accurate. Simple, but true. A fair summation of this group, in my opinion.

“So much beauty”

The Chi-Lites – Stoned Out of My Mind
The Chi-Lites – Take A Trip

Time (Less-ness)

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Poem by Tom Clark

Eugene McDaniels – Cherrystones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In what truly has to be one of the most far out arrangements of a soul song I’ve ever heard, Eugene McDaniels (The Left Rev. MC D) went for the golden nail in his song Cherrystone from his “Outlaw” LP offering. Post-revolution hangover says let’s try it again, just with no bras or balls this time. A man of film and song, politics and the cloth, both of McDaniels’ records on Atlantic have a wild amount of exploration on them. The delivery ranges from Jagger to Diamond, the lyrics and tunes themselves pull off the rails almost every time only to find the groove again, or one that’s more on its own terms. Venture on, dear reader.

Eugene McDaniels – Cherrystones

Side note: His “Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse” album got then-VP Spiro Agnew to offer up a cease-and-desist to Atlantic records regarding its release.

Fly Golden Eagle Summer Run

Crib Ennui: Spring ’15 Mix

D/L later if I feel like mp3 hunting.

BLACKTOOTH RECORDS PRESENTS: ACTUALIZE zine

These are not the bones you are looking for. Presenting ACTUALIZE Zine, a pictographically enunciated blast of appreciated hours at Kinkos, resulting in a fine-tuned page flipper. It’s like a prison movie.

Limited to a run in of 35, many of which sold at our Laugh Your Taxes Off variety show, but the residuals will be in the Blacktooth Store (sidebar) until they’re gone.

SILVER & GOLD – bad boys

“It’s so special when there’s something special…”

SILVER & GOLD – it’s high times

Here we find our lovely duo branching out to more progressive and illicit material. The label thought it was too heavy handed at the time and dropped the band almost immediately. Joke’s on those silly suits, however, because when SILVER & GOLD released the song anyway, it was their most massive hit to date, hitting #1 for 12 weeks straight on the billboard top 100 in 2013!!!!! It was also featured on season finally of Grey Anatomy.