TJ Kirk and Beyond Thursday Playlist
One of my first excursions as a Rhapsody blogonaut was creating source material playlists for the TJ Kirk records TJ Kirk and If Four Was One. Their three guitar and drums celebrations of the music of Thelonious Monk, James Brown, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk are perenially delectable, and my favorite context for 8-string guitar pontiff Charlie Hunter.
Well, those fine records still aren't in Rhapsody but yesterday I did discover that the Ropeadope-issued live recording Talking Only Makes It Worse slipped in at some point.
It's a well-recorded and welcome romp. But even better, while futzing around listening to it I came across this most surprising document from Ramon Lopez, Duets 2: Rahsaan Roland Kirk. The Spanish percussionist radically but compellingly reinterprets eight Roland Kirk songs and offers up an original inspiration to close things out.
TJ Kirk and Beyond Thursday
Get on The Good Foot/Rock Hard in a Funky Place - TJ Kirk
Why Don't They Know - Ramon Lopez
Clickety Clack - Ramon Lopez
Otroblues To Rahsoon - Ramon Lopez