I'll Give You a Break, Pt. 50: Shin Joong Hyun's "'J' Blues 72"
by Dave Segal
on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM
[I’ll Give You a Break is a sporadic series of posts highlighting obscure (and not so obscure) breakbeats in unlikely places, so that they may be sampled by producers or just enjoyed for their own geeky purposes. NB: Don’t forget to clear all samples through the proper channels (cough).]
For this landmark post (yeah, right), we’re giving you some lovely, slack, isolated funk beats that kick off a 15-minute psych-blues jam (check the stretch from :04-:10). “‘J’ Blues 72” is a standout cut from Shin Joong Hyun’s mighty fine retrospective on Light in the Attic, Beautiful Rivers and Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound of South Korea’s Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974. Somehow, this Seoul man channeled the loamy mesmerism and maggot-brained ingenuity of Funkadelic circa 1970-71, and all 900 seconds are worth wallowing in with your three ears. Whoever guesses what the “J” in the title is wins a roach clip.