Beggar & Co. - (Somebody) Help Me Out

Beggar & Co.(Light Of The World) doing "(Somebody) Help Me Out" on Top Of The Pops in 1981.

Beggar & Co was formed by founder Light Of The World members Kenny Wellington, Breeze McKrieth and David Baptiste. After recording the seminal Light Of The World album 'Round Trip' various members of Light Of The World began a series of other projects. Other key LOTW members Jean Paul Maunick, Paul Williams had already begun the first of many recordings by the now internationally acclaimed Incognito.

Now returning as Beggar and Co and about to kick the Britfunk scene into the present with an all new album featuring guests from the past as well as shows to herald their return.

1 comment:

RangeRaver said...

this is outstanding - i bought this record when it first came out - how about the Fatback band's I found lovin and light of the world's - time.

pure class aj

What is Acid Jazz?

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

The compositions of groups such as The Brand New Heavies and Incognito often feature chord structures usually associated with Jazz music. The Heavies in particular were known in their early years for beginning their songs as catchy pop and rapidly steering them into jazz territory before "resolving" the composition and thus not losing any pop listeners but successfully "exposing" them to jazz elements in "baby steps".

The acid jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz fusion or soul jazz by leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge, also known as "rare groove crate diggers".