Sunday, December 30, 2007

King Suckerman

Of all George Pelecanos’ books ”King Suckerman” (“The one about the pimp”) is the wildest when we’re talking music references. This guy is so keen on music, that his book “Hard Revolution” even got a soundtrack! King Suckerman is not the best book by Pelecanos, but I still re-read it this Christmas, and listed artists and band names (Get a life? Who?). I bet I missed some, or misunderstood some slang, but feel free to correct me (and please list all the movie references too, while you’re at it). I think the only book mentioned is Iceberg Slim’s “Pimp”. The scene here is Washington in the 70s, in an area smelling soul and funk.
Atomic Rooster
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Bad Company
Philip Bailey
BB King
Bee Gees
Big Star
Pedro Bell (Funkadelic)
Edwin Birdsong
Blue Oyster Cult
Bobby Bennett (DJ?)
Bootsy Rubber Band
Jim Capaldi (Traffic)
Chuck Berry
Creative Source
Elvin Bishp
The Blackberries
Brothers Johnson
James Brown
Larry Brown
Captain Beefheart
Jimmy Castor Bunch
Ray Charles
The Commodores
Miles Davis
Deep Purple
Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult)
Rick Derringer
Earth, Wind & Fire
El Chicano
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Four Tops
Marvin Gaye
J. Geils Band
Lowell George
Larry Graham
Graham Central Station
Grand Funk
Grateful Dead
Al Green
Isaac Hayes
Jimi Hendrix
Horny Horns
Hoy Chocolate
Hues Corporation
Humble Pie
The Isley Brothers
John Kay (Steppenwolf)
Eddie Kendricks
Chaka Khan
Led Zeppelin
Eddie Levert (O’Jays)
Levi Stubbs
Lightning Licks (=George Johnson, Brothers Johnson)
Litle Feat
Bill Lordan (m Robin Trower)
Lynnard Skynnard
Mahogany Rush
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
Curtis Mayfield
John McLaughlin
Harold Melvin and the Blue Niles
Buddy Miles
Van Morrison
Mott the Hoople
Muddy Waters
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Ohio Players
Danny O´Keefe
Maceo Parker (James Brown)
Teddy Pendergrass
Pink Floyd
Bonnie Raitt
Ritchie Blackmore´s Rainbow
Eugene Record
Rhythm Heritage
Rolling Stones
Levi Stubbs
Todd Rundgren
David Sancious
Gill Scott-Heron
Ravi Shankar
Bruce Springsteen
Staple Singers
Steely Dan
Sly Stone
The Stylistics
Russel Thompkins
Thunder Thumbs (=Louis Johnson, brothers Johnson)
Tower of Power
Robin Trower
Rolling Stones
Uriah Heep
William De Vaughn
Fred Wesley (m James Brown)
Barry White
Edgar Winter
Johnny Winter
Stevie Winwood (Traffic)
Stevie Wonder

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