Guest Post: Fufu Stew
A short while ago, Vincent at Fufu Stew graciously agreed to host this blog. The reason I specifically asked him to host is because he has a certain unique slant on music – he develops lists based on a loose theme that I hungrily devour each time he updates. And it’s with a theme that I challenged him with.
I asked him
”I have something particular in mind which I think plays into your strong suit. I'm looking for a post with a theme of music that could be played while rinsing off the days grime and sweat in a pool. Basically, music that can be played around the pool - something that doesn't require your rapt attention and something that isn't way mellow.”
I went on to add
“Some details: how about maybe 30-45 minutes of music ... all with the purpose of being played around the pool during the sweat entrenched radiating heat of August ... no more than one or two tracks of your choosing that might be (to most others) a bit obscure, but still have that congruity with the theme ... making sure that the music is neither too loud to scream over but not languid enough to fall asleep - all beat music to make someone say "Hey - what IS this track?" ... don't think that they have to have the word 'summer' or 'heat' or water' or whatever in the title ... something we can nod our heads to while sipping beer, flipping the ribs and staring at the one florescent bikini top.”
“I don't need anyone to recognize even 1/4 of the tunes - I'd rather have someone say "Hey Kev - GREAT tune, who does that?" Accessible.”
And guess what? The man has topped himself. On first listen, I knew right away that this was my summer party/brewing/pool/barbeque play list for 2007. This bubbling stew gyrates the hips, tosses the cranium and curls the lips into a smile. WAY more than I expected.
“I think this little mix satisfies the image you're looking for. A chilled out pool party with lots of good food and drink and plenty of good folks digging the sounds.”
I will not be able to express just how fortunate I am, and how honored we are here in blog-land, to have a resource as deep and as knowledgeable as Vincent to generously and willing give of his already overextended time to produce this spectacular guest post here on Got The Fever.
Download with fervent glee this treasure, wait until about halfway through the grill and chill session and lightly toss this one on the speakers. Wait for a short amount of time to go by until someone in the throng perks up and asks if they can have a copy. Burn some ahead of time to allow yourself time to shake your hips around the pool with a burger and ribs platter on one hand, an unconventional beer in the other, comfortable friends and a loved one smirking sideways at the lame way you dance.
Download: “Fufu Stew Gets The Fever" (515)
The playlist for Fufu Stew Gets The Fever:
01-Groovin' With Mr. Bloe-Cool Heat (Forward)
02-Cloud Nine-Mongo Santamaria (Columbia)
03-Feels So Good-Alvin Cash (Mar V Lus)
04-Thinking Black-Ike Turner (Pompeii)
05-Broasted Or Fried-Willie Bobo (Now-Again)
06-Gittin' A Little Hipper Pt. 2-James Brown (King)
07-Wade In The Water-Willie Mitchell (Hi)
08-Mama Soul-Harold Alexander (Bluebird)
09-Babylonia-Ricardo Barrero (Luv N Haight)
10-Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Calling You-Jimmy Castor (Smash)
11-Burning Spear-S.O.U.L. (Metro import)
12-Country Slicker Joe-Young Holt Unlimited (Brunswick)
13-Keep Loose-Jimmy McGriff (Solid State)
14-Hotcha- Brother Jack McDuff (Atlantic)
15-Emavungwini-Miriam Makeba (Reprise)
Get over to Vincent at Fufu Stew and sample his wares. If you're any kind of music lover, you will find his lists a very rare and welcome treat.