May 19, 2010 08:54 AM PDT
themainingrediant/youcancallmerover (dug mad copies out in northern minn.)
lightenup/champaign (jerricurl/frostytips funk from Illinois circa 81)
afrostrut/theniteliters (bar owner pulls out box of 45's, I pull this out of buncha country records, he says just take it.thanks pren!)
wholovesyababy/tellysavalis (for my big d crew!if you didn't party in telly's kite house, you weren't livin in the 90's)
goodwhiskeybadwomen/jonkasandra (for my man weej. he's the only guy other than me and premier that like this song so big)
wannabewhereyouare/zulema (mike's version is great too, but folks don't know zulema enough she's dope)
whatsyourthing/staplesingers (mavis is so nice on this one)
downbytheriver/buddymiles (off the japanese 45 with a bananas pic cover)
September 24, 2009 09:51 AM PDT
I've been approached by a local fine dining restaurant to rescue their music selection in both the dining hour and their late night bar tunes.
It's a very well established place and quite often voted best or one of the best steakhouses in the mid-west.
So here's a rough draft of what I envision the dinner hour music to sound like.
I went through a lot of my personal collection to pull out familiar melodies and covers done in interesting ways. I also wanted to keep some of the vibe of the days when steakhouses originated, so this one is off the beaten path.
Good brain food for your background choretime, dinnertime, or romancetime.
I'll post my late night mix soon...
March 31, 2009 11:32 AM PDT
here's some great songs, all lp cuts that have slipped off comps and singles and through the cracks. luckily i caught these and put them on this thing.
Sylvers on some uplifting ish. We can make it if we try. Lee Dorsey + Meters + Allen Toussaint=redickulafied-idlydope. I love that one. Rufus Thomas doesn't want to dance. You heard right. He wants to sing. And walk. Late stax issue goodness. Otis is the man. Champagne and wine. One of the last sessions he recorded before he ended up here in the lake. Simply kills it. Another late career gem comes from Al on 'i gotta be more'. Mid seventies, maybe his last one with producer Willie Mitchell.
Sly was nearly a drooling retard on smack by the time 'my world' came out, but god damn its pretty. Howard Tate got his career burgled by the drugs too, but he managed to belt out some ill cuts before then. This one steps the neck of modern auto tune r&B clowns. Esther Phillips, with the help of James Browns old arranger Pee Wee Elis destroys this Bill Withers penned ditty:'Justified'. I think she's drunk up in the booth and it drives the emotional level up to ten. Tina is a beast. This may be the chipmunks best cameo of all time. Somehow they don't ruin it for me. Fuck it.
February 04, 2009 09:52 AM PST
head nod music @ my favorite tempo in my favorite spot to play out. rap melodies for young and old.
badu's on the beginning with madlib, black moon and barry white team up on perhaps my favorite 12' remix of all time, jay z plays with the kids, mia is like a pit bull gettin with a terrier, and krs one rhymes 'word' with 'turd'. Plus much more. listen.
September 18, 2008 06:30 PM PDT
this is like a decade old. recorded straight to cassette fools!
old man music at it's finest.
every song's got some fancy rap sample too.
collect em all.
isley bros./footsteps in the dark
al green/i'm so glad you're mine
bill withers/grandma's hands
galt mcdermot/the bed
the meters/jungle man
johnny 'guitar' watson/superman lover
average white band/person to person
kool and the gang/breeze and soul
maseo/soul power 74
james brown/take some leave some
coming soon, the 'dig this week'.
shit i dug or just shit i happen to be diggin this week.
September 11, 2008 12:39 PM PDT
part 1 of a live mix done a few years (?) ago. just a bunch of reasons i can still like rap music, which has seriously gone down the toilet as of the last ten years. But this is the shit that makes me absolutely love the rap music. This is the rap music I grew up to and some that keeps me going today.
masta ace/inc ride remix inst.
crooklyn dodgers/return of the crooklyn dodgers
biggie/one more chance hip hop remix inst.
audio two/top billin'
black attack/ verbal attack inst.
slick rick/sittin' in my car
kool keith/no chorus
ra the rugged man/golden era
mf doom/the fine print
group home/livin proof inst.
to be continued...
September 10, 2008 10:07 AM PDT
hard to fuck with the biggie classic from premier. but this b side instrumental from big shug 12' (down with gangstarr, from an album that i don't think ever came out) is sick. again the melodies and moods blend and fuck it, i like it.
more stuff soon.
September 09, 2008 02:40 PM PDT
two turntable re-mash. souls of mischief vs. gnarls barkley
fuckin around late night and this happened.
i think its dope how the melodies hook up.
more to come...
hip hop mixes on the way as well.
August 06, 2008 06:23 PM PDT
45's sound great. That's patina baby...
This one's pretty standard mainstream stuff but that's kinda the idea here. definitely some juicy breaks and samples all over the place. light some candles and break out your classiest boxers;
play this when you've got that special somebody right where you want 'em.
Ann Pebbles/I can't stand the rain
Detroit Emeralds/Baby let me kiss you
Staple Singers/Do it again
Chairmen of the board/She's not just another woman
Ohio Players/Funky worm
Barry White/I'm gonna love you just a little more baby
Isley Brothers/Between the sheets
William DeVaughn/Be thankful for what you've got (pt.1)
Bill Withers/Lovely day
Al Green/Let's stay together
Isley Brothers/Livin for the love of you
Stevie Wonder/Sho be do be do be do da day
Marvin Gaye/Got to give it up
Zapp/Do waa ditty
Gloria Lynn/Got to be real
&McFadden/Ain't no stoppin us now
Michael Jackson/Rock with you
August 06, 2008 11:41 AM PDT
babys listen to Mozart or Bach to get their brains in order. what should your grown ass listen to? This.
Grant Green/I don't want nobody to give me a damn thing, just open the door and get it myself-Cold Sweat
Jazz Crusaders/Thank you fa lettin me be mice elf
Gene Harris/Listen Here
Mar Kays/Plantation Inn
Bob James/Take me to Mardi gras
Serge Gainsburg/En Melody
Ramsey Lewis/Cry baby cry