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Friday 20 June 2014

Choc A Block

I was in Brussels earlier in the week and, as always, popped into the CD/DVD shop in Gare Midi before hopping on the train home. There are diminishing returns these days. You can still pick up albums by unknown Dutch bands for €1 in the hope they might be decent, although invariably they are not, but there is not much else to tempt you.

I did find one little gem, though - a compilation by 1970s New Orleans funkateers, Chocolate Milk. They were Allen Toussaint's house band for a while, and produced some pretty nifty stuff of their own, as you will hear below. We have padded things out with more chocolate-based bands and, as a special treat, a great reggae version of the Hot Chocolate classic.

"Pretty Pimpin' Willie" - Chocolate Milk

"Buenos Aires Beat" - La Barra De Chocolate

"Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac" - Hot Chocolate

"She Weaves A Tender Trap" - The Chocolate Watchband

"You Sexy Thing" - Johnny Osbourne

I typed "chocolate" into YouTube and that is what came up. I have never heard it before but apparently it was a big Euro-hit back in 2004. It is so bad it almost makes this sound good. Almost, but not quite.

1 comment:

  1. Track one, the pimpin' willie one, is terrific. And not downloaded onto this laptop.