Tag Archives: Martha High

MARTHA HIGH: ‘Mama Feelgood’ audio premiere (2017)

MARTHA HIGH:  'Mama Feelgood' audio premiere (2017)Rating: ★★★★★ The monkey does like to line up a dope audio premiere for you and this one is a real treat – James Brown’s original funky diva, Martha High, covers Lyn Collin’s Mama Feelgood with Osaka Monaurail as her backing band. And damn if it ain’t as good as the original. The track is the highlight of Tribute To My Soul Sisters – a whole LP from High and Osaka Monaurail out later

MARTHA HIGH: Tribute To My Soul Sisters (2017)

Record Kicks must be feeling pretty smug having signed the late great James Brown’s legendary funky diva Martha High for an album of soul and funk covers of classics by High’s peers from back in the day. Well you would wouldn’t you? It gets better though, for High’s Tribute To My Soul Sisters LP finds her interpreting twelve bangers from back in the day with none other than Osaka-to-Tokyo

MONKEYBOXING.COM presents: Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul Vol. 3 (2013) Free download

Filthy rhythm? Dirty soul? If you haven’t got ’em you want them. If you’ve got them you’ll want more. So here it is then – monkeyboxing.com’s annual treat – Filthy Rhythm, Dirty Soul: Vol. 3 – a free unmixed ‘mixtape’ celebration of some of the biggest bangers (and not a few of the monkey’s favourite cuts) from the last twelve months of FUNK, SOUL, HIP-HOP, PARTY BREAKS and REGGAE

MARTHA HIGH & SPEEDOMETER: Soul Overdue (2012)

Original soul sister Martha High sang with The Jewels back in the early sixties and then spent thirty subsequent years touring as a singer with with the late, great godfather of soul, JB, before jumping ship to do the same thing with JB’s former saxophonist Maceo Parker. And aside from a disco LP back in the seventies she hasn’t dropped a full length solo album until now – hence the title Soul

MARTHA HIGH: I’d Rather Go Blind/ No More Heartaches (2012)

Classic sister soul alert! Singer for James Brown’s live show for thirty years and Maceo Parker collaborator, Martha High, gets together with Speedometer for this single off the forthcoming Soul Overdue LP in a performance that would suggest she’s aged like a fine wine. It’s a game of two halves with slowy I’d Rather Go Blind pitted against a blistering cover of Vicki Anderson’s funky