Soul Strut 100: # 12 - Boscoe

RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,470 Posts
edited July 2013 in The Soul Strut 100
I will slowly be unveiling the Top 100 Soul Strut Related Records as Voted by the Strutters Themselves.

# 12 - Boscoe



The list so far:

# 100 - Jr. and His Soulettes - Psychodelic Sounds
# 99 - Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul
# 98 - Donny Hathaway - S/T (1971)
# 97 - Bernard Wright - ???Nard
# 96 - Tom Scott - Honeysuckle Breeze
# 95 - People Under the Stairs - Question in the Form of an Answer
# 94 - Harlem River Drive
# 93 - Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
# 92 - Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
# 91 - Muddy Waters - Electric Mud
# 90 - Les McCann - Layers
# 89 - Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
# 88 - Leroy Hutson - Hutson (1975)
# 87 - ESG - S/T (1981)
# 86 - Can - Tago Mago
# 85 - Bohannon - Stop & Go
# 84 - WILLIAM DEVAUGHN - Be Thankful For What You Got
# 83 - Power of Zeus - The Gospel According to Zeus
# 82 - Gang Starr - Hard To Earn
# 81 - The J.B.???s - Doing It to Death
# 80 - Parliament - Osmium
# 79 - McNeal & Niles - Thrust
# 78 - The Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Malik
# 77 - Earth, Wind, and Fire (1971)
# 76 - Dr. Dre - The Chronic
# 75 - Black Sabbath (1970)
# 74 - Trap Door / An International Psychedelic Mystery Mix (2006)
# 73 - Bob James - One
# 72 - Matthew Larkin Cassell - Pieces
# 71 - The Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau
# 70 - Big Bear - Doin??? Thangs
# 69 - Steely Dan - Aja
# 68 - Quasimoto - The Unseen
# 67 - Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live! (1971)
# 66 - Al Green - Im still in love with you
# 65 - The Beatnuts - Street Level
# 64 - Archie Whitewater - Archie Whitewater (1970)
# 63 - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca & the Soul Brother
# 62 - Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
# 61 - The J.B.???s - Food For Thought
# 60 - Don Blackman (1982)
# 59 - Niagara - (Tiddies)
# 58 - Can - Ege Bamyasi
# 57 - Whatnauts - On the Rocks
# 56 - The Mohawks - Champ
# 55 - McDonald and Giles (1971)
# 54 - Darondo - Let My People Go
# 53 - Dorothy Ashby - Afro Harping
# 52 - Beastie Boys - Paul???s Boutique
# 51 - Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia
# 50 - Lyman Woodard Organization - Saturday Night Special
# 49 - Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
# 48 - Lyn Collins - Think (About It)
# 47 - James Brown - In The Jungle Groove
# 46 - Bill Withers - Still Bill
# 45 - Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
# 44 - Silver Apples - S/T
# 43 - Mobb Deep - The Infamous
# 42 - Lyn Christopher (1973)
# 41 - Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
# 40 - Gang Starr - Step in the Arena
# 39 - Diamond D - Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop
# 38 - Terry Callier - What Color is Love
# 37 - David Axelrod - Song of Innocence
# 36 - The Invaders - Spacing Out
# 35 - Leo Sayer - Endless Flight
# 34 - Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
# 33 - DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist - Brainfreeze (Mix)
# 32 - Michael Jackson - Thriller
# 31 - DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
# 30 - De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
# 29 - Ray Barretto - Acid
# 28 - The Sylvers - II
# 27 - Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces
# 26 - Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
# 25 - Nas - Illmatic
# 24 - The Baby Huey Story - The Living Legend
# 23 - Roy Ayers - He???s Coming
# 22 - Kool and the Gang (album) (1969)
# 21 - Demon Fuzz - Afreaka!
# 20 - Curtis Mayfield - Curtis!
#19 - Eugene McDaniels - Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse
# 18 - Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock
# 17 - Placebo - Ball of Eyes
# 16 - Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai (1972)
# 15 - A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
# 14 - S.O.U.L. - What Is It
# 13 - Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

Please discuss your reactions to this record. The thread will be archived later here.

About

Chicago's South Side was the absolute epicenter of African-American creativity. In any other city, at any other time, they might've been a monstrously important band, but in the early 1970s, Boscoe was lost in the flurry of acts exploding musical genres to form "Great Black Music". While the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra's Arkestra and Phil Cohran's Artistic Heritage Ensemble led the charge away from mainstream culture, past the borders and boundaries of commercial music, Boscoe's lone album was denied inclusion into the canon of Great Black Music only by its obscurity. An outsider even in an outsider subculture. This is a fine album of Conscious Jazz Funk that sits somewhere between Last Poets, Bama The Village Poet and Antibalas releases.

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  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,470 Posts
    Sold mine and bought a iMac that I replaced 5 years later.

    :zooted:

  • finelikewinefinelikewine "ONCE UPON A TIME, I HAD A VINYL." http://www.discogs.com/user/permabulker 1,416 Posts
    Can anyone upload a rip of this album, please?

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 6,909 Posts
    Wasn't a Strutter's sig Boscoe or Death ?
    Not a fan but can see why it's up there. Getting close to the top ten...

  • RishanRishan 437 Posts
    i seriously love this record and 'I'm What You Need' is a sweet, sweet joint

  • GuzzoGuzzo 8,614 Posts
    soulstrut is boscoe.

    I feel without this Site Boscoe wouldn't of reached its height of desirablity

  • LoopDreamsLoopDreams 1,192 Posts
    Duderonomy said:
    Not a fan but can see why it's up there.


  • Bon VivantBon Vivant The Eye of the Storm 2,018 Posts
    The Strut 100 has been such a great thing!

    Thanks for turning me on to some amazing music.


  • caicai spacecho 361 Posts
    I always think of George Costanza's pin code whenever this album is mentioned.

  • toby.dtoby.d 254 Posts
    finelikewine said:
    Can anyone upload a rip of this album, please?

    PM sent.

  • HollafameHollafame 842 Posts
    toby.d said:
    finelikewine said:
    Can anyone upload a rip of this album, please?

    PM sent.

    Share the love!

  • finelikewinefinelikewine "ONCE UPON A TIME, I HAD A VINYL." http://www.discogs.com/user/permabulker 1,416 Posts
    toby.d said:
    finelikewine said:
    Can anyone upload a rip of this album, please?

    PM sent.

    Thank you very much!

  • uttersutters 321 Posts
    HOLLAFAME said:
    toby.d said:
    finelikewine said:
    Can anyone upload a rip of this album, please?

    PM sent.

    Share the love!

    +1

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,027 Posts
    LoopDreams said:
    Duderonomy said:
    Not a fan but can see why it's up there.


    +1

  • This record is a unique, creative, passionate, well-conceived and well-realized opus.

  • batmonbatmon 27,584 Posts
    #12 with 15 responses? Thats an EPIC album!

  • cookbookcookbook 783 Posts
    a WOF staple


  • Controller_7Controller_7 4,052 Posts
    batmon said:
    #12 with 15 responses? Thats an EPIC album!

    This has been the trend though. The more rare, the less likely people are to have experience with/much to say about the album. The common, but beloved ones get multipages. Not to say that's across the board, but it makes sense.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,517 Posts
    Never seen or heard it.

  • batmonbatmon 27,584 Posts
    Controller_7 said:
    batmon said:
    #12 with 15 responses? Thats an EPIC album!

    This has been the trend though. The more rare, the less likely people are to have experience with/much to say about the album. The common, but beloved ones get multipages. Not to say that's across the board, but it makes sense.

    It doesnt make sense if it got voted higher than other albums.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,517 Posts
    Just listened to the 3 clips Raj put up.
    Thanks Raj!

    The first 2 are rendered unlistenable by out of tune vocals/horns.
    There are many times when something like that can be endearing or charming or honest, but just doesn't work for me here.

    Writing on the wall is good (except the very end).

    This being a rare private press of less than polished - but adventurous - musicians I would be very excited to find it in the field.
    Has any one ever found a record in a field? Corn? Wheat? Hay?
    I always seem to find them in basements and garages, all moldy and musty.
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