So Let The Rain Come Down…

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lt hasn’t started storming yet, but the very credible threat is there. It’s just a matter of time at this point. Direct TV is starting to fail, and I don’t know how long I can count on Duke Energy, so here are a few quick hits.

The weird one out of these is K.C. & the Sunshine Band‘s Ain’t Nothing Wrong. Don’t front, K.C. Was and still is the shit. They’re much more than just That’s the Way (I Like It). They had plenty of hits, and were sampled over 180 times, including this one. I’ve heard this album plenty of times, and I just recently realized that Digable Planets used this in Where I’m From. Sometimes, I’m dense like that.

The rest of the songs should be just as easily recognized. If you can’t catch them, then welcome to the Osmium Club.

 

 

Beyond This World doesn’t count. I just included that cuz I just saw the video on TV. Probably haven’t heard this song in years, let alone seen the video. This song, this ALBUM, will always be the shit. I’m not going to go into my Jungle Brothers’ rant ( they were always about Afrocentrism and dance music). Just dig the song. It always come back to the Native Tongues

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

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Aint Nothing Wrong-   KC and the Sunshine Band

 

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Hard Times (The Working Class Hero)- Dr. Buzzards Original Savannah Band

 

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Open Your Eyes- Bobby Caldwell

 

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Wine Spot- The J.B.’s

 

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Beyond This World- The Jungle Brothers

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What You Trying To Build , A Clubhouse?

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There’s nothing like waking up to the sound of your dog barking at something only he can here. And there is no treble in Ra; he’s all bass. He did wake me in time to escape the menance of the cat next door/truck starting/leaf falling. It’s cool though cuz its Friday, it’s my day off, and I ain’t got shit to do but get high. Puff, puff, give. Puffin’ these crates.

I’ll try to come up with a theme for the next post, but I really listen to records like my IPod. I’ll play an album until I’m inspired to listen to something else. So I might listen to the whole record or one side or the whole album. Anyway, I have Friday on my mind because I was listening to Roy Ayres Ubiquity, and in another accidental find, I caught a sampled guitar lick from Fuck tha Police. So playing six degrees: The Boogie BackFuck tha PoliceIce Cube, Friday. I can get to six if I go Ice Cube,who was in the remake of 21 Jump St., which she original starred Johnny Depp, who was in the original Friday the 13th movie with…Kevin Bacon. I sometimes have too much time on my hands.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

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The Boogie Back- Roy Ayres Ubiquity

 

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Underdog- Sly & the Family Stone

 

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lm Blue- The Sweet lnspirations

 

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Dujii- Kool & the Gang

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Merde, Un An?


A year of this? A full year. It’s been fun, despite whatever bitching I’ve done on here. The blog first started of as a way to introduce my son to older music. To show where a lot of the samples come from. But now it’s morphed into music I like, that I buy. It still has a lot of sampled heavy tunes, but that’s mostly by coincidence. Now I’m just laying down a really big and public playlist for iTunes.

I’m going to make a few changes to the game, mainly in music medium. I might use music directly from CDs on days when I feel like shit. It just makes things easier, but it will still be primarily from albums. Hell, I might throw some stuff in from tapes if the needs be. One thing I won’t use is a song that I’ve downloaded. That’s just lazy. Who doesn’t have an awesome set of mp3s?

Anyway, I’ve been watching this series on you tube, Radio Vinyle, where they let artist inside this huge vault of music, and let them pick out albums that they want to hear or are important to them. (Check out the episode with Madlib. I swear that the chick interviewing him is high as hell.) After watching a few episodes, I realized that I had some of the albums they were playing. So, I’ve picked a few songs inspired by the series. Mostly a free jazz vibe, but they are pretty mild. You can have a 1 song on a side for free jazz, so these are a palatable length.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

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Countdown- John Coltrane

 

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What Reason Could l Give- Ornette Coleman

 

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Come On Feet- Melvin Van Peebles

 

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Chinese Rock- The Revolutionary Ensemble

 

 

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