199: “The Dump” by Soul Vibrations, Lettuce

"The Dump" was the nickname of the Soul Vibrations' drummer.I recently stumbled across the original version of a song covered by Lettuce on their 2002 album, Outta Here.  Lettuce is partially composed of members of the band Soulive, and the band was named for their early days when they had to beg for equipment and playing time… “let us use your drum kit,” or “let us play.” Hence, “Lettuce.”  The original version of “The Dump” (1973) is by a band called Soul Vibrations, and you can still get their version on re-released vinyl.

Wrap your hips around “The Dump” and shake it around.

Two versions below for your Friday enjoyment.  Getcha some.

Song: The Dump
Artist: Soul Vibrations
Label: Now-Again Records
Buy from: Discogs
Watch: YouTube


Song: The Dump
Artist: Lettuce
Album: Outta Here
Label: ESC Records
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Watch: YouTube

98: “Vapor” by Soulive

Funky as our hair. And the white guy is good, too.Aw yeah, this is some smooth stuff here.  Vintage Soulive from their classic 2006 album, Break Out.

Because this song produces animated eyebrow activity on my face, I’m pasting below a related quote from Frank Zappa:

The computer can’t tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what’s missing is the eyebrows.
-Frank Zappa (1940-1993)

Prepare your face for this song, and enjoy.

Song: Vapor
Artist: Soulive
Album: Break Out
Label: Concord Records
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes