Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dig Deeper NYC with Lee Fields!

Although not a Virginia native, Mr. Fields recorded many of his greatest songs in the Commonwealth. Our friends over at Dig Deeper are having him over to lay down a set of super heavy funk and soul at the Five Spot. If you live in the NYC area, this is a show not to miss. Also just announced will be the one and only Lenis Guess for June!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Star Material "Give Me Some Play / I Need You" (Sprite)

In the 70's, the Commonwealth was well represented on the charts and radio dials with such acts as Mass Production, Poison, Trussle, Ujima (Later Anglo Saxon Brown and Silk) and smaller groups like Standing Room Only, Starfire, and Star Material. Star Material was a Richmond group produced by Tyrone Thomas of Virginia powerhouse The Whole Darn Family and Richmond record mogul supreme August Moon. This lone single on the Sprite label is not rare by any means, but is a good representation of the Virginia sound during the late 70's. Members of the band continue to perform, including vocalist Jimmy "Slim" Smith who is part of the Richmond's NYCE

Star Material "I Need You"