Laid back total SUMMER JAMZ from Quintron with KING LEE and sounds recorded live in his TIRE SHOP! RIP KING LEE!
For fans of the great "Knight Riders Boogie" 7" on High Water... Tire Shop crew call-out!
Check it out here:Â https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIV-i1wOCX8BLACK TIRE
black vinyl version!Official blurbo:
Some might have known King Lee (R.I.P.) from one of his late-night
appearances at the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Or from
his back-up vocals on the 2006 Quintron slow jam "Dream Captains." Or
he may have fixed your tire at the St. Claude Tire Shop. If you are an
old-school cop, he might have fixed it at Danny's Service Station way
back in the day.
This single is a late-night
ode to the St. Claude Tire Shop, recorded by Quintron and King Lee just
blocks away at the Spellcaster. Familiar with much-talked-about blurry
connection between Caribbean rhythms and inner-city New Orleans? It's
all over this incredibly slow drum-machine / echo-organ jam. All the
extra clanky sounds are samples from the actual tire shop. Lee's vocal
is comprised solely of him going off on all his friends and relatives
who work at the shop. The list of nicknames is impressive, to say the
least--so much so that the song can't be contained on one side! The
original take was about fifteen minutes, and it was edited down to the
essential three-and-a-half minutes per side. This 45 is truly the sound
of the streets without drama and gunfire--a tire-shop army of love and
beer and tires and air compressors and echo and organs and tires!
A note on the St. Claude Tire shop: This is the
only Orleans Parish business that did not close during the
you-know-what. They fixed tires for the National Guard, Presidential
limos, road warrior bike punks, everyone. The owner, Joe Pete, who Lee
references several times in the song, sits on an actual throne of tires
to keep an eye on his employees every day. Oh, and check that sign on
the cover real close....
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 14 May, 2010.