Tag Archives: Eastbound Records

EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALRIGHT: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF WESTBOUND SOUL AND FUNK.

Everything Is Gonna Be Alright: Celebrating 50 Years Of Westbound Soul and Funk. Label: Westbound. By 1969, Armen Boladian was a familiar face within the Detroit music scene, and the musical impresario was about to launch a new label Westbound Records. This came as no surprise to those that knew Armen Boladian who previously, had …

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CATFISH HODGE-THE EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND YEARS.

Catfish Hodge-The Eastbound and Westbound Years. Great things were expected of Bob “Catfish” Hodge who was born into a musical family in Detroit, and began playing in clubs when he was still in high school. Before long, he was a regular in Detroit’s clubs despite not being able to read music. Music came naturally to …

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WESTBOUND SUPER BREAKS-ESSENTIAL FUNK, SOUL AND JAZZ SAMPLES AND BREAKBEATS.

Westbound Super Breaks-Essential Funk, Soul And Jazz Samples And Breakbeats. Label. Westbound Records. Back in 1969, Armen Boladian was a familiar face within the Detroit music scene, and the musical impresario was about to launch a new label Westbound Records. This came as no surprise to those that knew Armen Boladian who previously, had founded …

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MELVIN SPARKS-TEXAS TWISTER-RECORD STORE DAY EDITION.

Melvin Sparks-Texas Twister-Record Store Day Edition. Label: Tidal Waves Music. Although American jazz and blues guitarist Melvin Sparks enjoyed a career that spanned five decades, the most fruitful period of his career was the seventies, when he released five albums between 1970 and 1975. Melvin Sparks’ career began at Prestige Records, where he released a …

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MELVIN SPARKS-I’M FUNKY NOW.

Melvin Sparks-I’m Funky Now. Label: Westbound Records. By the mid-seventies, jazz was no longer as possible as it had once been, and many artists were struggling to make a living.  Record buyers weren’t interested in jazz music, and sadly, disco, had overtaken jazz, soul and blues in the popularity stakes. It was a sad day …

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CATFISH HODGE-DIFFERENT STROKES-THE COMPLETE EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND RECORDINGS.

CATFISH HODGE-DIFFERENT STROKES-THE COMPLETE EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND RECORDINGS. Great things were expected of Bob “Catfish” Hodge. He was born into a musical family in Detroit, and began playing in clubs when he was still in high school. Before long, he was a regular in Detroit’s clubs. Despite not being able to read music, music came …

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