Tall Black Guy (TBG), the world citizen of Beat Making, recently dropped remixes for Bay Area label, Ubiquity Records. One thing that is always certain is that TBG will always deliver on his own brand of intoxicating and soulful boom bap. The Darondo remix / re-edit project, Luv N’Haight Edit Series Vol.5: Darondo [feat. Tall Black Guy & Dandy Teru], is the perfect example of such.
It’s nice to see Ubiquity Records keeping the legacy of ‘unsung’ heros like Darondo alive by enlisting the assistance of young super talents like Tall Black Guy.
Take a listen to the joint and read more about Darondo below.
More on Darondo
A mystery to most, Darondo records are high on the wants-lists of many collectors. He is spoken about in hushed-tones by other Bay Area musicians. Back in the day he was seen cruising around town in a white Rolls Royce (with a “Darondo” license plate). He opened-up for James Brown and lived a colorful lifestyle hanging with folks like the notorious Fillmore Slim. Take a listen to these tracks, released for the first time together on an album, and you may agree that he could have been the next Al Green or Sly Stone. But about 25 years ago Darondo disappeared.
Releasing three singles in the early 1970s (as Darondo, Darondo Pulliam, or the miss-spelled Dorando) he mixed low-rider soul with blues and r’n’b. He delivered in a variety of styles from the socially-charged “Let My People Go” to the sexually-driven funk of “Legs”. All three singles were recorded in the San Francisco Bay Area, and both sides of each of the singles are fantastic productions.
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