Bad Bascomb – Black Grass

Bad Bascomb - Black Grass

One of my favourite things about digging for records is that every now and then you can turn up quality sounds somewhat unexpectedly – today’s selection is one such case. To be more specific, this is one of those occasions where the funk makes an appearance on a track that would be mainly thought of as a “blue grass” sound with it’s fiddle and banjo but was cleverly mixed with funk (hence the “black grass” title). There is very heavy breaks on this one and in fact it featured on a compilation entitled “Ultimate Breaks & Beats” released back in 1986 which comprised of a number of songs that became huge favourites among b-boys. Normally when I play this out, I speed it up a little to make it a bit more dancefloor friendly, but I’ve featured the 45 at it’s original speed today.

BadBascomb is probably a name that few of you would be familiar with, however the man behind the band is in fact WilburBascomb who became popular among funk collectors for his excellent song “Just A Groove In G”. There’s not really a lot more to say about this record but everybody’s got to get some black grass…

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