The Earth is Round, Don't Be Square

Friday, November 26, 2010

Cry of Jazz

Featuring Sun Ra & his Arkestra

Check all 6 parts.

Cry of Jazz

Blowin' in The Wind

Monday, November 22, 2010

Disco Rap Attack

Just a dope instrumental. B-Side Style. Found this joint 2 years ago in Brooklyn at a Salvation Army for a buck. Red vinyl from '81. It's a cover of the Unlimited Touch joint by the same name. Check the discogs entry here.

(and yeah, that's how they spelled "rhythm" on the 12", don't know if it was done purposely or not)

Shout out to my man DJ Image for helping me rip this joint. You can check his posts over at the Dollar Bin Jams blog.

Rythem Rebellion - Searching To Find The One (Instrumental)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Philly's Real McCoy

I picked up McCoy Tyner's "Song For My Lady" yesterday. Great album. The LP starts out with "Native Song", which has a great groove, Mtume on percussion adds a lot of flavor (as does his addition on the last track "Essense"). The title track sounds like what would've happened if Coltrane's classic quartet stayed together and started playing like Coltrane's second quartet ('65-67). "A Silent Tear" is a beautifully, soulful piano solo.

All in all, I'd say it was a great way to start off my Sunday morning.

McCoy Tyner - Song for My Lady (youtube link)

Discogs entry

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A nod to good hip-hop

Shout out to my man Nick for putting me up on this via okayplayer.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Slice of Fela pre-politico

w/the Africa 70 "Fogo Fogo"

Off of a great compilation by the way. Check it out here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Island Rain

I need a copy of this limited edition 7"

Sugar on the smooth tip

R&B styled vocals over reggae riddim. Lover's Rock.

RIP Sugar

Sunday, November 14, 2010

11/14/10 digs

The Last Poets - Chastisment (Blue Thumb)

Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 w/Ginger Baker - Live! (Regal Zonophone/EMI)

Pharoah Sanders - Thembi (Impulse)

John Coltrane/Archie Shepp - New Thing At Newport (Impulse)

All og's (im not sure how the discogs link match up though).

Quite a satisfying dig, down Charm City. As is any day which includes a Fela pick-up.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

McCoy Tyner - Malika

Off of the incredible, "Asante" LP on Blue Note.

Spin this at 33 1/3 rotations per minute to experience freedom flight.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

This "Live at the Village Vanguard Again" album has been in constant rotation. Listened to it about 3 times today. Truely music for the soul.

Badu's last joint was the truth. Can't wait for the 3rd installment in this trilogy of releases.

And last but not least...

As a Milwaukee Bucks fan, I look forward to this season...