A mythos is fun, whether or not its true. Darondo may or may not have been a pimp, he may or may not have travled the world collecting interesting artifacts, he may or may not have been a Bay Area cable television personality, but both wikipedia and allmusic agree that he worked as a physical therapist later in life, and at some point recorded some serious damn jams.
Musically, Darondo’s career had somewhat of a limited scope. He only recorded a couple of albums, a single and an EP, but damn. Smooth and soulful only start to describe the hot buttery sounds that are presently spilling out of my speakers.
I love saying I knew about artists and bands long before other people, but this shit was news to me. I love it and have welcomed it into my music collection with open arms. I think, just maybe, if you could hear tits, they would sound like this. I will be really missing out by not seeing him at bonnaroo this year. Anyway, I’m gonna tag this with “hunger games” for no particular reason.