Tuesday, February 28, 2006
This Is What Gangsters Dance To...
After partaking in quite a bit of what Bob is having, I was seriously contemplating the thought of delaying this post until at least tomorrow, but because I love my readers so damn much, here the hell I am. Enjoy...
At Ear Fuzz, you can download two songs by The Staple Singers---"Let's Do It Again" and "Chase". They also just featured a couple of joints from the latest Cunninlynguists LP (A Piece of Strange). You definitely want to check out "Nothing To Give": http://www.earfuzz.com/.
For the jazz fiends, there are three Charlie Parker mp3s available for download at The Unwanted Gaze---"A Night In Tunisia", "Bird's Nest", and "Bebop": http://unwantedgaze.blogspot.com/2006/02/charlie-parker.html.
No Frontin' did you a very large favor by posting Syl Johnson's "Sorry 'Bout Dat". If you've never heard his music before, get familiar:
I should have mentioned this previously, but Checkerboard Chimes posted "One For Ghost" by J Dilla several days ago: http://checkerboardchimes.blogspot.com/2006/02/at-last.html.
This was the beat used on Ghostface's "Whipped With A Strap", a bootleg joint you can download at Unkut.com (along with other tracks by Ghost and Raekwon): http://www.unkut.com/2006/02/rae-and-ghost-united/.
More J Dilla tracks at The Sole Life:
ORTF is featuring 3 classic hip-hop joints---"Ten Crack Commandments" by Notorious B.I.G., Kool G Rap's "Riker's Island", and "Survival of the Fittest" by Mobb Deep:
Download "Sex Machine" by James muthafuckin' Brown at Awesome Until Proven Guilty:
An impressive collection of drawings by the genius that was Leonardo da Vinci can be found here: http://visi.com/~reuteler/leonardo.html.
"Is This Love?" by Bob Marley is available at Veritas Lux Mea:
Widely appreciated amongst hip-hop heads, ATCQ's "Bonita Applebum" was recently posted at Soul On Ice (see 2/25): http://obifromsouthlondon.blogspot.com/.
Spliff Huxtable is the spot if you want to download instrumental versions of your favorite hip-hop joints...and besides, who can resist a blog with a name like that???:.
The Patriot Act renewal is getting closer to being passed:
I wouldn't want any of my readers to be less educated than the fuckers who keep passing this shit, so I'm posting a link where you can read the Patriot Act in its entirety. This will make you much more of an intellectual than all the bald, caucasian men with glasses you've ever voted to represent you:
Moistworks has posted some excellent material lately, including songs by Sly & The Family Stone, The Staple Singers, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, and more. Also, be sure to check out the excerpt of an interview with Marvin Gaye: http://www.moistworks.com/2006/02/for-spl-too-far-gone-my-dad-is-dead.html.
No less stellar was Oliver's collaboration with Mark Anthony Neal over at Soul Sides. The post was in honor of Black History Month, and featured songs by Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway, the Emotions, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Billy Paul, and others. The tracks selected are some incredibly powerful songs---the kind of music you can feel all the way through to your bones. Something you definitely don't want to miss:
Clanton's latest rant over at Loosie made my fuckin' day. This should be required reading for anyone who believes anything that the Bush administration says or does: http://www.loosie.com/words/archives/2006/02/000616.php.
Last, but not least, is one of the most beautiful songs ever rumored to be about heroin addiction, as sung by one of the greatest soul singers of all time---download "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Aretha Franklin at Dilated Choonz: http://dilate.choonz.com/index.php?id=177.
By the way---I was only joking. You really can't dance to most of this shit...