In the beginning there was Africa. And it was funky. It’s soul was funky to the core, a heart pulsating in a poly-rhythmic now now time signature…and else that is sonically hallowed followed. We Aural Baptists have come together to kneel at the altar of that sacred source of sound. We bring gifts and sacrifices. They are the formed art of Afrobeat and Ethiojazz. Funky Folk from the Congo. Highlife and the soul of Mauritius and much, much more. In the names of Mulatu Astatke, Hugh Masekela, Franco, Ebo Taylor, Manu Dibango, Femi Kuti, and all that came before. We do so with the faith the all who kneel with us, spirits prostrate and open, will be change and expanded for the better. Join us for this installment of the VK Soul Dance Party, and rock your struttin shoes, or none at all. Blessings and Light. VK Personnel: Jamal Lee – Drums Tim Anthony – Keys, Vocals Judson Spillyards – Guitars Ryan Hitt – Bass joshua. – Guitar, Vocals, Percussion Norman Williamson – Tenor Sax Gerald Johnson – Saxophones Cliff Hawkins – Trumpet Walter Henderson – Trumpet Rodney Block - Trumpet Ryan D. Davis – Percussion.
When I read the description of the band I had to go see them. Then when I get there I found out they were local. How could such a hot highlife afro funk band possibly get under my radar...
I did know enough to get there early. There was a line out the door and they packed the White Water Tavern and the back deck.
The lead singer had the perfect voice for highlife and afrofunk.
They somehow managed to put 10 people on that little stage.
I'm not a huge open baffle fan but I like Urban Fidelity style and the pricing is very affordable. I think I saw $399 a pair.. I'd love to have a Dali or Bosch themes pair of speakers. Check out these examples.
The website is minimal as they are using kickstarter to get this company rolling. I hope they get the funding required.
1930 Western Electric TA7098 horn with TA7101 speaker box/baffle. This system was designed to be used with the ASO 6459 flat (baffle) extension. The ASO 6459 was supplied in 4 sections , which , when assembled make a 7' x 8' flat baffle. This unit was removed from a simplex theatre system where it was used with a 13.5 inch bass speaker. No it is not mine but something I spotted in an ad recently. Apparently this ad was a scam but still cool pics.
Here is some vintage British BTH duplex speaker porn. The BTH speakers are pretty rare and I have a hard time coming up with documentation. These are examples of two of their duplex speakers. I believe the cabinet is made by Lockwood which I am unfamiliar with but will start researching. If anyone has scans of BTH documentation please pass them my way. The theater sound systems they did were very nice.
Other than keeping foreign materials out of the driver does the covering serve any other function?
This driver is beautiful. Not sure how it sounds but I really like the looks of it.
“I like big horns and I cannot lie, those little horns make me cry” Tom Danley "Simple. A horn is just a reasonably rigid boundary for an air column. Now all you have to do is figure what shape to make it." PWK