Thursday, May 15, 2008


"A street savvy Al Green" UNLEASHED MAGAZINE

A mystery to most, Darondo records are high on the wants-lists of many collectors. He is spoken about in hushed-tones by other Bay Area musicians. Back in the day he was seen cruising around town in a white Rolls Royce (with a "Darondo" license plate). He opened-up for James Brown and lived a colorful lifestyle hanging with folks like the notorious Fillmore Slim. Take a listen to these tracks, released for the first time together on an album, and you may agree that he could have been the next Al Green or Sly Stone. But about 25 years ago Darondo disappeared. Releasing three singles in the early 1970s (as Darondo, Darondo Pulliam, or the miss-spelled Dorando) he mixed low-rider soul with blues and r'n'b. He delivered in a variety of styles from the socially-charged "Let My People Go" to the sexually-driven funk of "Legs". All three singles were recorded in the San Francisco Bay Area, and both sides of each of the singles are fantastic productions."You can hear a little bit of everything," says Darondo about his music style. "There's a little jazz and a little soul. They say if you Black you supposed to have soul. I got Latin flavor in me so there's some Latin in it. Definitely got the Blues in it. I sound kinda' country but I grew up in the Bay Area," he adds.But after the release of his three 45s Darondo stopped recording. “It was mostly me, just having a good time with a real good hobby,” he says. “It wasn’t about money but about having fun. Something I just liked to do. Maybe your dream is to be a James Brown or Frank Sinatra but those were just mostly dreams to me.” Outside of the music business Darondo was living life to the full, and it eventually caught up with him. “Folks would say ‘Daron got that dough…Daron Do…that’s how I got the name. I used to get my suits tailor made, one of a kind, like my rings. A player can’t have the same ring as someone else. Got my rings specially made with diamonds and stones. But in order to get yourself together you had to get away from all the fastness. I was driving around in a Rolls Royce, I was a fast young man," adds Darondo. Darondo now lives in Northern California with his wife and family and is delighted to hear his music is getting a second wind courtesy of DJs and collectors like the UK-based Gilles Peterson who recently picked "Didn't I" for his "Digs America" compilation. The six tracks from the three original singles are featured here, along with three previously unreleased songs that were recently discovered on a demo reel. The demo reel was sitting in a box of VHS copies of his cable TV shows which we had requested to use for images in the CD booklet. Recorded in the early 1970s, tracks from the demo reel were taken into a San Francisco studio in the summer of 2005 for enhancement. Darondo over-dubbed missing background vocals and guitar parts alongside up and coming San Francisco soul man Bing Ji Ling. Darondo warmed up quickly, he hasn’t lost his touch. After the session Darondo confessed that he was inspired to start playing again…so there is hope for a full-blown Darondo revival!......article taken from

A Couple Of My Favorite Tracks Of The album:

Didn't I

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Stank Butt Muxtape Vol. 1

What up world! So the Internet has been buzzing about this new website were you can upload mp3's and share them with your friends, family, significant others, mistresses, etc. I will have to say is awesome instead of putting together a CD or email songs to people just upload them to the website and send it on over, (why didn't I think of this). Anyway here is one of many joint I've put together I call this mix the "Stank Butt" why? you might ask "I have no idea" I'll answer but nether the less it is groovy summertime big breasted woman in the passenger seat see for yourself check the track listing:
1. Aurra - Are You Single
2. Waajeed - Funkin 4 Jamaica
3. J Dilla - Trucks
4. P.O.R.N feat Peedi Crakk - Rock Wit Me
5. NERD feat CRS & Pusta T - Everyone Nose ( Remix )
6. Kidz In The Hall feat. Donnis & Chip Tha Rippa - Mr. Alladatshit
7. The Cool Kids - Black Mags
8. NERD - Spazz
9. HEAVy feat Kay - Are You ( Remix )
10. Chromeo - Needy Girl
11. Teedra Moses - Be Your Girl ( Trackademicks Remix )
12. Outkast - Spottieottie ' Til Infinity ( Locsmif Remix )

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I'm A Creep !!!

Dinner for 2 ...$32.00
2 Tickets to see the newest chic flick..$ 16.50
Popcorn and 2 Drinks...$12.00.........Oh don't forget the Twizzlers (fuck!)...$3.00
A night of hot passionate monkey love for 20 min..... $63.50

All I'm saying is can I just give you that up front ladies, I just want to either see the top or the back of your head. I just meet you, I only got at you because I taking one for the team how did I end up seeing some movie with white people that I don't even know there names. " Serenity Now " while your tearing up over some guy telling this woman that she makes his life mean something more than he could ever imagine. I'm trying to figure out how limber you are so I could fold you like a pretzel and get the stink finger " stink finga, stink, stink finga ". I mean I just want to cut all of the other stuff out of the picture check it out. You want dinner and a movie I want a Blowjob and my balls fondled, so let's work something out I'm paying anyway how about I just hand you the money and we cut all the extras out. I don't really care about your week and what your girlfriend has to say about your life, let's gets down to business you can go and I'll enjoy a cheese and mayo sandwich. Haaaa!!

"When humor goes, there goes civilization"........Erma Bombeck

Flight Of The Conchords - Business Time

J Dilla - Creapin_Cheatin

Plantlife feat Jack Splash - Sun Shines Through Your Love

Johnson & Jonson - Look

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Sunday Social!!! Is back!!!

What's going on my good friends, It's been a long time the Sunday Social has been on the blog. So you know I have to bring that righteous cosmic funk to the table. So those of you who have been following the blog you already know what's about to take place and for the new good people here sit back and relax .... and enjoy!!

Al Green feat Anthony Hamilton - You Got The Love I Need Babe

Adriana Evans - Love Is All Around

Chaka Khan - Papillon aka ( Hot Butterfly )

The Dramatics - Hot Pants In The Summertime

Rebirth - The Journey In