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Friday, June 19, 2009

ROGER & THE GYPSIES - PASS THE HATCHET PT. 1 & 2


Been a few weeks; time for an Eddie Bo fix!

This record is dripping with funk, and it's surprising that it wasn't cut a few years later. The legend goes that a session for white New Orleans group Earl Stanley & The Stereos wasn't going well, so Eddie and Tommy Ridgley were brought into the studio to rearrange the track. The pair were not credited on the record, sadly, but the influence of Bo is unmistakable, and that's him delivering the lyrics.

from 1965...

ROGER & THE GYPSIES - PASS THE HATCHET PT. 1

6 comments:

Joe Whimster said...

Totally Kismet Derek!

I've spent much of today searching for a copy of this at an affordable price. I then stumbled upon the awesome Eddie Bo article by Larry Grogan here - http://www.dustandgrooves.com and have had this song stuck in my noggin for hours.

I'm djing my own soul/funk night for the first time tonight too.

Karate Boogaloo said...

Nice one...this is definitely one of the all time greats, and never fails to get (or keep) the right floor moving.

ryanb said...

Derek - thanks for this great track and blog!

gary said...

Had a copy of this. Don't know how it escaped. Maybe it had legs?

G

BeePee said...

One of the most amazing records ever made IMO. Unfortunatley, the're using this in TV adverts now. Is nothing sacred?

Derek See said...

really? what kind of advertisement?