Friday, November 23, 2007

Just a l'il somethin' to jumpstart the weekend right quick

What manner of appellation does one apply to these musical morsels by Maxwell Udoh, former lead singer of the Doves of Calabar?*

Regardless of what the label may say, this is no average record: t's a little bit makossa, a little bit Nico Mbarga, a little bit discolypso, a little synthpop, and it's all held together by funky basslines that pop with such viciousness that they'll crunch your spinal cord if you don't take your time.

I don't know what to call this sound but what I do know is that if this shit here don't make you jump up even a little bit, well...

I have some unfortunate news. I-I don't know how to break it to you, but...

looks away soulfully; takes deep breath.

...You're dead.

I'm sorry. We did everything we could.

Don't Make Me Wait Too Long

This Is No Way (To Say Goodbye)

*Someone requested some of their material recently, right? I'll be getting to that soon enough, trust!


Anonymous said...

Great tracks. Do you have anything else by The Doves of Calabar, like their hit song " The Lord is My Shepherd?"

Comb & Razor said...

yes, i do... i'll post "The Lord is My Shepherd" (and maybe some other Doves tracks) on Friday.