Chuck Prophet and Kelley Stoltz the new Podfathers of soul?
Not bloody likely! However, no vinyl was sacred as our two wannabe DJ's, Chuck Prophet and Kelley Stoltz faced off on the wheels of steel the other night at the Argus Lounge in San Francisco in the first of a series of time delayed live Podcasts from the ring. The main event was simple: Chuck and Kelley to flip a coin-- the loser goes first. Strictly vinyl. At 8:30 sharp, Kelley dropped the needle on mystery song number one and Chuck had 3 minutes to dig out a follow up from his personal crate. Back and forth they traded vinyl punches into the wee hours.
At CP inc. they have buried the mythical info-tainment experience on the web like a 136 megabyte bone that you can dig up and gnaw on. Intimate as a car crash; downloaders will hear in one corner Kelley spinning out anglofied folk while in the other Chuck fighting back with some deep fried southern soul. Go on and dig it yerownself. The result is a gut-level, revealing exploration of pain and hard-won wisdom, relevant even to the most casual observer of game.
MEGA DOWNLOAD HERE: chuckandkelleyDJset.mp3
( expect an almost 3 hour ride that includes bumpers, strummers & stompers that are all over the old school map from Crazy Cajun to California Soul. Tunes encased in this digitally compressed 136 mb mess include: Blind Willie McTell-It Must Be Love, Ike Turner - Flockin Wit You, Jimmy C Newman - Alligator Man,The Byrds - Draft Morning, Nazareth - Morning Dew, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood - Sand, Micky Newbury's - Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In, Sandy Denny - Ballad of Easy Rider, Love - que vida!,Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble, Jerry Garcia - The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game, John Lennon-Bring On The Lucie (Freda People), Leonard Cohen - Memories, Alex Chilton - Bangkok, MC5- High School, The Hombres - Let It All Hang Out, Lou Reed - Vicious, Yes - Long Distance Runaround, Flamin' Groovies - Teenage Head, David Bowie - Rosalyn , Country Joe & The Fish - Fixin To Die Rag, Left Banke - Pretty Ballerina, Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits,Fairport Convention - Open The Door Richard, Kinks - Waterloo Sunset,Rolling Stones - Monkey Man, Beatles - Tommorrow Never Knows, Clash - Bankrobber Dub, Tony Joe White - Soul Francisco, Mott The Hoople - I Wish I Was Your Mother as well as tracks by The Beach Boys, The Hollies, Dr. John and many many more.
If yer scratching yer Clear Channeled head, and wondering who the heck Chuck Prophet is, or for that matter his DJ nemesis Kelly Stoltz... then we'll give ya the lowdown the next time we get a chance...
Let's just say these guys are also respected SF based songwriter of no small reknown that knock em dead from New South Wales to Newcastle & have a deep knowledge of the firmamnents upon which American music is perched. Both have worked their musical stew on their own and have also collborated with some of the legendary figures that have influenced them.
Here ya just get a chance to kick it casual stylee with two dudes showing off their record collections, that also truly know their tuneage...
as a bonus edu-ma-cational download:
Here is a little sample from Kelly's "Antique Glow' LP, while we wait for his new EP this fall and full length effort coming up on SubPop in 2006
Kelly Stoltz- Perpetual Night
and another from Chuck's new "Age of Miracles" album from New West records
Chuck Prophet - Age of Miracles
p.s I just got a phone message from that wily bastard Chuck as I was posting this thang, and he was chugging the dirty Dodge van up the mighty I-5 to be in Seattle in time for this weekend's gig. I bet he'd like to remind y'all to pick up some of his commercially available recorded works & check out some gigs if ya get a chance. Chuck's currently been shucking & jiving on the road all spring & summer from Barcelona to Berkeley, so check him out live in yer area. :
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