Lost but not least! Ever C – Blowing (Boogie Back Records)
Much has been said about the British Rare Groove scene as a matter of fact. But was it all about it? The answer is definitely no, referring to what happened meanwhile in Germany. And first and foremost in the North of the country. And more precisely in Hamburg with the Mojo which welcomed incredible jam sessions. Not to mention a couple of labels like Soulciety for instance.
Ironically, I discovered Ever C‘s ‘Blowing’ as the opening cut to one of their compilations… ‘The Soulciety Funky Family’ as a matter of fact, along with a bunch gems quite worth the listen, I reckon. From then, I realized UK label Boogie Back had released it as a 12″ and couldn’t resist to get a copy of it as soon as possible.
“Kinda rappin’ on a Jazz cut…”, says Mark Mbachu in an uplifting rap performance. And this is exactly what we had. With Jacko Peak jammin’ on flute and sax along with label manager Ernie McKone on bass. And drum programming by the likes of Alex Osman.
“Blow, Mr Saxman, blow!”
Ever C most likely saw the light from the will of session musicians inclined to jam together. It featured Jacko Peak on sax and flute and Alex Osman on drum programming along with Ernie McKone on bass. Altogether with rapper Mark Mbachu.
Strangely enough, they only released one single – ‘Blowing’ – back in 1991 (or 2) on Boogie Back Records. And what a groove, standing among the baddest I’ve ever heard.
Run by Ernie McKone and Oisin Little, Boogie Back Records released an impressive series of Jazz/Funk and Street Soul corkers. Welcoming luminaries such as Lalomie Washburn, Viviane McKone and Misty Oldland. Not to mention Omar and Max Beesley to name a few…