Your favourite Westbound/Eastbound album ?

Strider79itStrider79it 1,176 Posts
edited December 2018 in Music Talk
Hail Caesar ! - C. Frazier
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  • m_dejeanm_dejean 2,945 Posts



    Unfortunately, Crazy Legs is the only Eastbound title I own




  •   ^^^^ This

  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,029 Posts
    I'd cosign on the Donald Austin though for the most part, Eastbound titles (on LP at least) don't really excite me much. A lot of them sound like Prestige Records, just 3-4x the price.

  • Strider79itStrider79it 1,176 Posts

    Eastbound was more on the jazz side...

    another good Westbound joint is outlook by Gary Chandler

  • ariel_calmerariel_calmer 3,762 Posts

    Eastbound was more on the jazz side...

    another good Westbound joint is outlook by Gary Chandler

    That's eastbound too.

  • Strider79itStrider79it 1,176 Posts

    Eastbound was more on the jazz side...

    another good Westbound joint is outlook by Gary Chandler

    That's eastbound too.





  • though crazy legs, hail caesar and funkadelic are all quality choices

  • spelunkspelunk 3,400 Posts
    OHIO PLAYERS.

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    I'd cosign on the Donald Austin though for the most part, Eastbound titles (on LP at least) don't really excite me much. A lot of them sound like Prestige Records, just 3-4x the price.

    ...and that album by Albert Washington (Ohio soul-blues legend) is surprisingly dull. Too bad, because he has earlier singles on Jewel (the Louisiana Jewel, not the Ohio Jewel) and Fraternity that are way better.

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    - Keep On Truckin' by Frut (band from Detroit that did really inept versions of "Be-Bop-A-Lula" and "Bristol Stomp"...if the Flamin' Groovies couldn't play their instruments well, they'd sound like Frut)

    - the Counts' album

    - all of Funkadelic's albums (duh)

    - ...and I can't believe ya'll are so hung up on the funk that no one mentioned the straight soul of the Detroit Emeralds or Denise LaSalle...

  • JacobWizzleJacobWizzle 1,003 Posts
    um Ohio Players "Pleasure", "Pain" and "Exctasy"

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    um Ohio Players "Pleasure", "Pain" and "Exctasy"

    You know?

    Cats talking about Donald Austin and shit.


    Funkadelic's the only thing messing with the Players.

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    And the best Eastbound titles are Nineteenth Hole and Pleasure Web.

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    MOtherfuckers need to get off that old BULLSHIT.

    The only reason why I'm not saying Maggot Brain is because I want to be difficult today.



  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    um Ohio Players "Pleasure", "Pain" and "Exctasy"

    You know?

    Cats talking about Donald Austin and shit.


    Funkadelic, the Detroit Emeralds and Denise LaSalle are the only thing messing with the Players.


  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    MARCH TO THE WITCH'S CASTLE

  • Strider79itStrider79it 1,176 Posts







  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    Dude you have Joe Beck in your avatar and appreciate Joe Farrell. I do not want to get on your level.

  • SoulhawkSoulhawk 3,197 Posts
    MARCH TO THE WITCH'S CASTLE

    Father, bless the soldier who has returned home from the war
    He has fought with all his might
    Yet he knew not for what or who he was fighting for
    Death waited in the shadows as he crawled by night for his country
    His enemies was many, including the habit he still cannot break
    Father, we pray that we might understand what has happened to his mind
    And help us understand his reaction
    To the changes that has taken place here at home
    And father, smile upon us, with your grace, for we will need you more than ever
    Help him understand, that when his loved one remarried
    They were truly under the impression that he was dead
    And never would return
    Oh lord, we pray

    And father, why must wars be fought?
    Someone said this war ended with "Peace with honor"
    But can there truly be?
    Is there such a thing?
    Thousands of boys gave their life, and for what?
    Do anybody know?

    Oh lord, give us the strength to understand ourselves
    For we are mysterious animals, man
    And as the boys march home to the witch's castle
    They will all need your help
    I can hear them calling, calling out for you, father
    For there is no one else that can help
    Smile upon us, oh lord
    For we are very weak
    Very weak
    Very weak
    Very weak
    Very weak


  • Hail Caesar ! - C. Frazier



    75 for me.

  • PATXPATX 2,820 Posts

    Hail Caesar ! - C. Frazier

    Man I wish I could have held on to this for longer than a week. Vacation money related

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    MARCH TO THE WITCH'S CASTLE

    Father, bless the soldier who has returned home from the war
    He has fought with all his might
    Yet he knew not for what or who he was fighting for
    Death waited in the shadows as he crawled by night for his country
    His enemies was many, including the habit he still cannot break
    Father, we pray that we might understand what has happened to his mind
    And help us understand his reaction
    To the changes that has taken place here at home
    And father, smile upon us, with your grace, for we will need you more than ever
    Help him understand, that when his loved one remarried
    They were truly under the impression that he was dead
    And never would return
    Oh lord, we pray

    And father, why must wars be fought?
    Someone said this war ended with "Peace with honor"
    But can there truly be?
    Is there such a thing?
    Thousands of boys gave their life, and for what?
    Do anybody know?

    Oh lord, give us the strength to understand ourselves
    For we are mysterious animals, man
    And as the boys march home to the witch's castle
    They will all need your help
    I can hear them calling, calling out for you, father
    For there is no one else that can help
    Smile upon us, oh lord
    For we are very weak
    Very weak
    Very weak
    Very weak
    Very weak

    I was driving through Ohio on a bleak day and this song really got to me.

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    Seriously, fuck all that dumb shit man.

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    Seriously, fuck all that dumb shit man.

    GODDAMN I JUST NEEDED TO SAY THAT AGAIN. Get off that old bullshit.

  • The_Hook_UpThe_Hook_Up 8,182 Posts
    Im gonna be difficult and list a 45 as my fave Westbound:
    Funkadelic "I Wanna Know If It's Good To You"(Instrumental)....a skull fucker of Psychedelic funk..OG rendered almost unrecognizeable by by a shit ton of Echoplex and Fuzz...

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    um Ohio Players "Pleasure", "Pain" and "Exctasy"

    You know?

    Cats talking about Donald Austin and shit.


    Funkadelic, the Detroit Emeralds and Denise LaSalle are the only thing messing with the Players.



    I can kind of respect that, but no.

    I like the Emeralds LPs, but they're not Frickin' with the Players.

    Besides - you're kind of unqualified to even speak on it considering you do not own their Westbound LPs, right?

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    um Ohio Players "Pleasure", "Pain" and "Exctasy"

    You know?

    Cats talking about Donald Austin and shit.


    Funkadelic, the Detroit Emeralds and Denise LaSalle are the only thing messing with the Players.



    I can kind of respect that, but no.

    I like the Emeralds LPs, but they're not Frickin' with the Players.

    Well, they're a lot more important than Teegarden & Van Winkle, wouldn't you think?

    Besides - you're kind of unqualified to even speak on it considering you do not own their Westbound LPs, right?

    Wrong. I've got the (mighty uneven) Pleasure album, as well as the singles of "Pain," "Funky Worm" and "Ecstasy." What I have of the Westbound years is spotty, but they were on the money when they were good, so I'm not hating.

    But really, I was just alarmed that somebody could start a Westbound thread and talk about all these tepid, half-dead jazz-funk-fusion records yet overlook Denise LaSalle and the Detroit Emeralds, so I kinda inserted their names to get my point across. Sorry! (((grin)))

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    This isn't an album, but it is on Westbound - the next time ya'll compile an AM Gold mix, hunt down a 45 of Teegarden & Van Winkle's forgotten 1970 Jesus-rock masterpiece, "God, Love & Rock & Roll." That horn line SLAYS me...

  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,029 Posts
    Pickwick, in all fairness, it was a Westbound AND Eastbound thread. I don't think it makes much sense to group the two together despite whatever corporate ties they may have shared but in any case, I was only commenting on Eastbound titles (since their catalog is so much smaller and more easily talked about).

    Speaking of which: co-sign on the Pleasure Web 45. 19th Whole = Bill Mason = Hail Frazier. Bunch of one-hitters that tend to be over-priced to boot.

    Also co-sign on the general weakness of that Albert Washington album.

    Back to Westbound, two of my favorite 45s:

    Superlatives: I Don't Know Why
    New Holidays: Maybe So, Maybe No (though this was originally on Soul Hawk)

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    I've had Gene Chandler, Donald Austin, Bill Mason, 19th Whole, among others on the label and the 19th Whole shits on the others. I have never had Cesar Frazier so I can't call it but I wouldn't call 19th Whole a 1-tracker.
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