Friday, April 24, 2009
Funky Friday - Spin The Wheel Of Four-Tunes
My trusty ol' Creative Zen Xtra (otherwise known as the iBlock), currently runs to a total of 11220 tracks and 1889 albums. So what would happen if I cued up three FF friendly 'genres' - Funk - Northern Soul - Disco hit the shuffle button then retired to a safe distance to catalogue the first four tunes as they fire off? Well, this I suppose....
Nina Simone - Some Say
Oh yes this is good, we're kicking off with a cork-popper, an unknown nugget, which, I've never heard before, but am loving more by the minute. It's swishy, swinging and just right for Friday.Premier Cru funk.
Other Brothers - Hole In The Wall
Phew the fizz went flaccid for a moment but we're back on track. Thank God for the OB's whoever they are (add a bonus point for a Batman reference in the lyrics - nice). Another oddity and obscurity I never knew was tucked away on the player.
Shirley Ellis - Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling
Fantistico - just the sort crash, bang, wallop-big brassy finish you want, but could never plan. And taken from the very same album as the Nina Simon opener - really,what are the chances?
Yes these are the actual tracks captured as they happened, no selective skipping or stealthy swerving occurred at any point in this experiment.
Scores On The Doors
Funk - 2
Northern Soul - 1
Disco - 1
Man Of The Match - Other Brothers for steering us back to safety