I had the pleasure of speaking with Tony Cook recently. Besides serving as James Brown’s main drummer for 30 years, Tony also made dance tracks and early rap records while in London in the early 1980s. His career and musical history is the stuff of legend.
Read my talk with Tony recently done for Wax Poetics HERE and check out ‘On The Floor’, a monster dance cut from the early ’80s now dubbed “The Grandaddy of All House Records”.
‘On The Floor (Rock It)’ by Tony Cook & The Party People
I was intrigued with Tammi Terrell after coming across this recording a few years back. I’ve since grabbed most of her 45s and recently picked up Come On And See Me: The Complete Solo Collection , a 2-CD boxset of all her singles as Tammy Montgomery and arguably her best solo album, Irresistable. The second disc has live recordings, different takes, and unreleased songs.
”Baby Don’t Cha Worry’
This is probably the best, most complete collection of Tammi’s work. It’s available ONLY on CD and has been out for months now (admittedly, I’m real late on this). But I can’t remember the last time I even bought a CD, let alone one with so much great material. Plus, I wanted a some more Tammi on the blog.
‘I’ve Got Nothing’ To Say But Goodbye’
‘If I Would Marry You’