Médico Doktor Vibes – Liter Thru Dorker Vibes
The first licensed reissue of Médico Dorker Vibes' mysterious Liter Thru Dorker Vibes LP from 1979 is available again -- now with a CD version as well. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to offer this singular recording. These exact repro LP copies were pressed at RTI with crisp, heavy, old-style tip-in jackets produced by Stoughton. The CD version comes in a nice digipak style cover.
Inspired by army pals who were recording and releasing music without any label backing, Russell bought a Fender Telecaster and a Korg Mini and recorded Liter Thru Dorker Vibes in a makeshift home studio in South Central L.A. in just a few short sessions. When asked about his influences he insta-mentioned Santana and then added Hendrix, Sly Stone, Jobim, along with some New Orleans jazz stuff as well. Russell was born into a musical family (it sounds like most all played an instrument) and popular artists like Nat King Cole, Elvis, and the Beatles, along with loads of Caribbbean music, made up the soundtrack to his childhood.
In explanation of the album title and cover he said he titled it with hopes that "liter" and "dorker" people could get together and groove off his new sounds. And there is no San Francisco/Bay Area connection, he simply chose the Golden Gate Bridge image because he felt the color scheme complimented his music.