Friday, April 2, 2010

Rush Hour To Hong Kong

Happy "Good Friday". Another gorgeous day in the city! Today, I ventured out to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to see the cherry blossoms at the Japanese Garden for inspiration. I am posting "Rush Hour To Hong Kong" from a 1960's LP titled Vibes Galore by Louie Ramirez. I love the cocktail hour feel of this timeless song and it would go well at any house party or lounge. The song has a cheeky oriental flavour that also wouldn't be out of place in a 60's spy movie. I discovered the music of Louie Ramirez upon listening to some great disco covers he did with a Latin flavor he did during the mid 70's such as "Bad Luck" by The O'Jays and First Choice's "Do It Anyway You Wanna" from his LP titled A Different Shade Of Black . Both were great Latin variations of disco classics that were popular at the discotheques. Ramirez is known as a composer, arranger, percussionist and vibraharpist. This song was recently featured in Gillles Peterson's Fania DJ Series CD. So I give you an Oriental/Latin feel for your cocktail hour to get you geared up of Easter weekend! Enjoy

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