August 14 - 20, 2006



August 20

Archie Bell and Mighty Hannibal, The Dansettes, The Fabulous Soul Shakers - McCarren Park Pool FREE

I don’t have a whole lotta time to tell ya what’s what today, but clearly, once again, there’s no way you can lose at McCarren Park Pool’s free show. Today is perhaps the most interesting pool party yet, offering up two of the most colorful figures in R&B history, Archie Bell and Mighty Hannibal. Archie Bell, who is of course the voice behind the tireless and immortal “Tighten Up,” had quite a substantial career with loads of fine get-down anthems and slow jams, from the late 1960s "(There's Gonna Be A) Showdown," "I Can't Stop Dancing," and “World Without Music” to the mid-1970s “I Could Dance All Night,” “Sould City Walk,” and “Let’s Groove.” The career of Mighty Hannibal, the turbaned Atlanta phenomenon who also recorded earlier under the name Jimmy Shaw (“Big Chief Hug-Um An' Kiss-Um”) and, later under King Hannibal, stretched from the doo-wop and early R&B era to the soul and funk periods. Finding fame with his simple metaphorical mid-1960s novelty mid-1960s dance hits like “Jerkin’ The Dog” and “Fishin’ Poll,” Hannibal is perhaps best known for his anti-war number, “Hymn No. 5.” After he quit pimping and dope in the early 1970s, he then recorded a number of awesome socially conscious hits involving not only the war but drugs and urban problems. Locals girl group The Dansettes are gonna do their own set and back up these living legends who have made your world and mine a much funkier place.


23rd Annual Roots of American Music Festival: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, Adrienne Young, Larry Johnson, Murray Porter – Lincoln Center North Plaza 2PM FREE
23rd Annual Roots of American Music Festival: Mavis Staples, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, with special guest Rosie Flores –Damrosch Park FREE
Benefit for George Tab: The Hellfire Boys Club, Dick Army, Blackout Shoppers, The Bullitts, The Bullys, Charm School, The Challenged, Lost Locker Combo, Endangered Feces – The Continental 5:30 $8
Corridors plus Ateleia & Sadek Bazarra plus Koen Holtkamp – Tonic $8
Dana Maisel—Ruminations – The Stone 8PM $10
Entropy and Ocean – The Stone 10PM $10
Los Macondos – Central Park The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center 4PM FREE
meetings III: matt davignon, david linton, ben owen, richard garet, sawako & bruce tovsky + video artists shimpei takeda and chika – ISSUE Project Room $10
Secret Guest Bands – Union Pool FREE
The Baby Shakes, Electric Shadows, The Spunks, Prowler - Cake Shop $6







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