Playing tracks by
RS, Lola, James Blood Ulmer, Bumblebee Unlimited, Archie Bell and more.
This week we have a mix by living legend bill brewster made to celebrate the recent 'blank generation' compilation released by the good bods at strut and djhistory.com
'Blank generation' is a celebration of the work of new york producer bob blank. Mr blank opened his blank tapes recording studios in the new york of 1973 just in time for it to become a hub for the burgeoning artistic scene centered around manhattan. During its lifetime legend after legend passed through the studio doors including ze records royalty august darnell, christina & the aural exciters. Disco genius patrick adams also cut many a track there as well as stellar outfits such as instant funk and salsoul orchestra.
Blank tapes has arguably become latterly most associated with arthur russell and the disco related work he did as dinosaur l, indian ocean and felix and, most notably for blank himself, the classic 'wax the van' recorded with his wife lola.