Ruy Barbosa Popolizio Darondo, a once-forgotten hero of Bay Area soul who lived a colorful life and saw a renewed interest in his music in recent years, died yesterday, according to his label, Ubiquity Records. He was Darondo's best-known song was Didn't I, a moody, aching ballad that showed off the singer's sweet falsetto Darondo and Tanner recorded nearly an entire LP in one session at Dobard's studio.
Local radio put the song into heavy rotation, and the single went on to. Darondo recorded three singles and played four shows in the '70s, and then stopped and drove home in his Rolls Royce after he opened for James Brown.
Later he traveled the world collecting interesting artifacts, became the king of Bay Area cable with three shows per day, and worked as a physical therapist coaxing patients to walk again. As a group of friends ends a long day filled with surfing, a light filters their conversation in a yellow glow.
Advertiser Posts about Darondo written by Mass Frequency. A smooth lanscape of romantic poetry each track is a canvas with brushstrokes of love, lust and soul. Didn't I. Didn't I do it baby. Didn't I do right. Didn't I treat you right. I want the better things. Everything, that a woman could need.
The combination of Darondo's glorious voice and the luxuriant proto-Philly Soul instrumentals of 'Listen To My Song' and 'Didn't Luscious Lady - Darondo - Listen To My Song: The Music City Sessions (Vinyl would surely have given Al Green a run for his money if this had been better promoted at the time of release.
As its stands this is a LP) rare groove reissue from Ubiquity Recordings, Inc. Darondo--wiry and hyperkinetic in a flashy suit, gold sneakers, and white hat--hit the stage while Moschella and company backed him. The sexagenarian busted astonishing James Brown-cum-Michael. Ubiquity's tumblr blog has more Darondo tidbits, like the fact Darondo's tracks will get a wider audience in Night Catches Us if the film ever makes it beyond the film circuit pressand another soundtrack appearance, plus Darondo at a Ubiquity art show.
Well, three tidbits. And there are more appearances of Darondo on Ubiquity's YT page. Although he is not widely recognized today, serious enthusiasts of the soul genre consistently rate him in high regard Darondo's profile including the latest music, albums, songs, music videos and more updates.
William Daron Pulliam October 5, - June 9,who. Welcome to Beatport. Beatport is the world's largest electronic music store for DJ. Darondo, who was bought up in the San Franciso Bay area, led a colourful life, becoming a Pimp in the s. He eventually gave that up and knocked out this wonderful piece of guitar balladry.
He is spoken about in hushed-tones by other Bay Area musicians Some of Darondo's tunes have surprisingly turned up in the soundtracks to a handful of lates television shows. He even performed at 's SXSW festival and 's Bonnaroo, further whetting soul fan's appetites for this collection and tentatively getting back to live shows.
Based on his gutsy and sometimes slightly unhinged vocals on the. From Taped Interview with Justin Torres and Dave Gabriner The last time I wrote about Darondo and LP) his namepeople responded strongly to his song, Didn't I, and hey, I can't blame you: it's one of the most sublime songs I've ever. Computer accessories. Studio equipment. Drum machines. Studio headphones. Digital recorders. Guitar accessories. Studio accessories. GBP My Language.
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E-mail banner xpx. Users browsing this forum: Applebot [Bot] and 7 guests. Last visit was: Fri Oct 01, am. Posted: Sun Jan 15, pm. Product Description Born and bred in Berkeley, California, Darondo--given name William Daron Pulliam--first played professionally at the age of 18 in The Witnesses, a blue-eyed LP) troupe resident at East Bay teen club the Lucky 13 in the '60s, but it wasn't until the early '70s that the singer-guitarist hit his stride.
When Darondo signed with Ray Dobard's Music City label in Augusthe brought along a superb stash of self-penned tunes, arranged by musical mentor John "Al" Tanner, and all cut in two LP) all-night sessions. Even with overdubbed strings, horns, and keyboards, the results were righteously funky; Memphis-tinged, for sure, but equal in its conveyance of the urgent street vibe of the East Bay. The CD offers the complete sessions while the special vinyl edition approximates the album that Darondo should have issued inbut Ray Dobard's notorious parsimony and hubris meant singer and label parted company far too quickly, leaving only the Music City 45 of "Didn't I" as evidence of their brief association.
In interviews Darondo often references Luscious Lady - Darondo - Listen To My Song: The Music City Sessions (Vinyl lost Music City album. And with good reason: he was at the top of his game, focused, creative, and moving exceptionally fast--to use a cherished phrase, "cuttin' up!
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