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Archive for January 2008

Mr. Paul Robeson

January 29, 2008

It was Paul Robeson who realized the role of the artist extended far beyond the stage or the concert hall. As an entertainer, it was Paul Robeson who advised his peers to convey a positive image in plight of his people to change humanity, to fight for equal treatment, and to demand justice & peace […]

Blow your horn like a King

January 24, 2008

Back when technology lacked musicians played their instruments live in a studio for the duration of entire songs to record. Who knew?! Players were forced to be spread about the room by instrument to get a balanced sound. Myth has it that when Louis Armstrong recorded with Joe “King” Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, he was […]

Kool Comps.

January 19, 2008

Latin Soul Recordings released this compilation full of Latin Soul- Ballads with English lyrics and Latin Beats. Most in which were quite popular in the late 60’s and early 70’s By far the sweetest Latin comp I’ve ever heard. The mp3 I listed below is the first song on the CD and that voice you […]

Odetta is Queen

January 14, 2008

I wandered if I would find another album that I enjoyed listening to as much as I did Judy Mowatt’s Black Woman an album that is full of soul and spiritually enlightening. That’s a strong statement, at least I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. A little birdie dropped The Essential Odetta my way […]

Al Green w/ ?uestlove

January 12, 2008

Apparently Al Green has been in the studio for the past three years working on an album that is due to release this spring. A few names are said to appear on this project: Anthony Hamilton, Corine Bailey Ray, D’angelo and possibly Justin Timberlake. I can dig that. Multitask-er ?uestlove, from famed hip-hop group The […]

Funky Jazz Graffiti

January 11, 2008

Photos taken by Brian Auer more photos from Brian

Blue Note’s “Droppin’ Science”

January 10, 2008

It’s no surprise to anyone that Hip-Hop has sampled other music forms since it’s inception. Any serious hip hop fan knows that many samples come from Jazz music. Famous American label Blue Note Records has been releasing Jazz Records since the 1950’s. Notable albums such as Lee Morgan’s Sidewinder album, John Coltranes’s Blue Train, Miles […]

70’s Marley & Tosh archives stolen.

January 8, 2008

It appears someone has robbed Jamaica of a part of it’s history. A rather large collection, including original recordings of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh music and famous footage from the 1970’s was stolen from a former Jamaican Broadcasting corporation. The most disturbing part about the story is that the void was noticed days before […]

Jukebox Blues

January 7, 2008

After listening to my blues playlist in my ipod yesterday while working out, I realized there were some precious gems I really wanted to share. The greatest part about an inchanting music experience is being able to give it to sombody to help them deal or just for their listening pleasure. For me, there’s no […]

Come on in my kitchen

January 7, 2008

I first heard this Cassandra Wilson cover of a Robert Johnson song while taking a modern jazz class at Arizona State. If you know anything about taking class on a professional level, you’d know classes tend to be about 2 hrs long the first hour usually reserved just for prepping and warming the body. This […]

Child Prodigy. SERIOUS!!!!!

January 7, 2008

If you havn’t seen this you need to. watch more performances from Gabi Wilson

N’ The Crates

January 6, 2008

I ran across this CD not too long ago and after hearing it I was enraptured. The vocalist, at the time was unfamiliar to me, but the cover of the album had me intrigued. Judy Mowatt Black Woman Man, was I stoked! Couldn’t believe I hadn’t discovered the CD sooner. That’s how you always feel […]

Syl Johnoson sues for unpaid Dues

January 5, 2008

story courtesy of my man @ nextthing Syl Johnson is cut from the same cloth as Al Green, Ike Turner, Curtis Mayfield, and Otis Redding. It appears the veteran is suing the likes of just about every artist that sampled his famous Different Strokes song which was featured on the Ultimate Breaks and Beats compilation. […]

What’s Relevant

January 5, 2008

Here’s the first installment on my list of mature diverse music that’s easily accessible 1.) Radio Citizen Berlin Serengeti Niko Schabel is the 27 year old master mind behind this work of art. He hails from Berlin- hints the name of the album. I’m ampted to see more productions by this young chap. On this […]

Artist Pic

January 4, 2008

King Tubby – ‘A Better Version’ – by Dragon courtesy of

U Roy

January 4, 2008

U Roy was fortunate enough to work with King Tubby while he was in the process of inventing dub. As the sound became popular U Roy gained celebrity status. His first recordings would be with the most popular producers from the island like Peter Tosh for Lee Perry. His most notable album to date Dread […]


January 3, 2008

Here are the albums in my rotation this week. 1.) Candi Staton Candi Staton There aren’t many soul records as highly regarded. I just bought this cd and I’ve already listened to it front to back 90 times. Her voice is experienced, full, and drenched in soul. Candi Stanton is Otis Redding reincarnate. Listen to […]

Miles and Miles

January 2, 2008

“You want to know how I started playing trumpet? My father bought me one and I studied the trumpet…” “And everybody I heard that I liked, I picked up things from.” click thru for more quotes, images, performances, and interviews with Miles Davis

This Video speaks for itself!!!!!!!

January 1, 2008

Check this interview with Teo and find out about more of his work