Saturday, December 26, 2009
So this is a picture of classical jazz pianist Oscar Peterson with the Roland TB-303 and TR-606, taken from the original Roland brochure in 1982. This is what they intended the machines to be used for when they designed them I suppose, and Oscar is probably smiling, wondering when this easy money photoshoot will be over so he can go back to the studio and lay it down with a real drummer and bass player. I doubt many Oscar Peterson's bothered picking up either machine, but they did take off, hence the blog exists probably. I just thought the photo was funny in retrospect, it would have been cool if old bebop guys in tuxedos jammed on the 303 a little more.
I'm putting up a soulful electro boogie jam by Chuck Stanley, produced in 1984, two years before his Def Jam era began, and two records I found whilst digging recently, a proto techno number from Egyptian Lover named Computer Love, and a novelty electro instrumental mashup from Italy of Chic's Good Times with Stevie Wonder's Superstition (ha! no its good) :
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