Funkafric Booster organist Boostdah, now going by his real name Lim Ji-Hoon, released his first solo album on CD on December 23rd and followed up with a digital release on January 3rd. Staying true to his instrument throughout he used it to record a number of groovy tracks and called the album Organ Orgasm. In order to achieve an authentic retro feeling, Stones Throw and Light In The Attic engineer David Cooley mastered the album.
Organ Orgasm introduces a number of interesting covers, among them Kim Trio‘s “연안부두“. The music video for Lim Ji-Hoon’s take on the more than a century old spiritual song “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” was released earlier this week:
The other songs covered on the album are “the father of Ethio-jazz” Mulatu Astatke‘s “Mascaram Setaba” and his “Yekermo Sew“; Santana‘s “Evil Ways“; Ella Fitzgerald‘s jazz classic “Cry Me a River“; Steppenwolf‘s “Sookie Sookie“; and Consuelo Velázquez‘s Bésame Mucho.
A look at BoostDah’s YouTube channel is advisable to check out for those curious as to what those covers may sound like. Among others it includes videos from old Funkafric & BoostDah lives of “연안부두”, “Sookie Sookie” and “Mascaram Setaba”:
The woman on the album cover is Japanese AV star Maki Hojyo, a poster of whom is sold together with the CD version of the album.