Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A Little Bit Of Funk And A Dash Of Soul


MUSIC:

As you may know, Dudley Perkins (aka Declaime) has a new LP called Expressions (2012 a.u.). Download the joint "Funky Dudley" at Music For Robots:
http://music.for-robots.com/archives/001417.html.

In my last post, I included a link to a song by Vicki Anderson, one of James Brown's incredible Soul Sisters. Today, you can download a track by another one of the Funky Divas----"We Want To Parrty, Parrty, Parrty (Parts 1 & 2) by Lyn Collins is available at Filthy Choice. You may also want to check out "The Birthday Party" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five:
http://filthychoice.blogspot.com/2006/04/where-party-at.html.

Speaking of James Brown, you can currently download the mp3 for "Since You Been Gone" (w/ Bobby Byrd) at Breath of Life. They are also featuring "African Exchange Student" by Kenny Garrett and "Din Da Da" by The Roots, so be sure to pay them a visit:
http://www.kalamu.com/bol/.

In 2004, Death in Vegas released a compilation LP as part of the Back To Mine series. One of the joints featured on the album was "My Sweet Lord", as sung by Nina Simone. Download the mp3 at Mars Needs Guitars: http://marsneedsguitars.blogspot.com/2006/04/easter.html.
At Nah Right, you can cop "Problem"---a DJ Khaled track featuring Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss: http://nahright.com/news/2006/04/16/dj-khaled-ft-beanie-sigel-jadakiss/.

Cable & Tweed is hosting three mp3s by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings---"How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?", "Your Thing Is A Drag", and "Fish in the Dish": http://cableandtweed.blogspot.com/2006/04/neko-case-kelly-hogan-sharon-jones-and.html.

Soul Shower recently posted "The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)" and "Rather Be With You" by The Dells:
http://soulshower.blogspot.com/2006/04/freedom-means.html.

At La Blogotheque, you can download "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton and "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun", as performed by The Rotary Connection: http://www.blogotheque.net/mp3_art.php3?id_article=1785.

Another Lupe Fiasco joint, "Make Sure", is available at Miblog Weighs A Ton. Because they're ill like dat, they also posted the song that's sampled on the track---"T Plays It Cool" by the legendary Marvin Gaye: http://miblogweighsaton.blogspot.com/2006/04/lupe-plays-it-cool.html.

At Motel de Moka, you can download "You Got Me Floatin'" by Jimi Hendrix and "If You Want Me to Stay" by Sly & The Family Stone:
http://mookamotel.blogspot.com/2006/04/kinky-collection-xi.html.

This is the last time I'm fuckin' with Gnarls Barkley---I swear. I won't mention those dudes again---at least not until the remixes and unreleased joints start leakin'. Anyway, "St. Elsewhere", "Feng Shui", and "Just A Thought" are available at Kwaya Na Kisser:
http://knkisser.blogspot.com/2006/04/gnarls-barkley-st-elsewhere.html.

Cop "Ringin' Bells" by Masta Killa at Download.com:
http://music.download.com/naturesoundspresentsnaturalselection/3600-8543_32-100894507.html?tag=MDL_door_playlist.

Dilated Choonz posted a classic old school track that you'll definitely want in your collection (if it isn't already). Download "La Di Da Di" by Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew ft. MC Ricky D (aka Slick Rick): http://dilate.choonz.com/index.php?id=282.

Since I didn't really have time today to feature a female soul singer, I decided to pull a no-brainer, and do a brief tribute to hip-hop's most favoritest chick of all...Mary Jane. I don't mean those girls that hung out with Rick James, bitch. I'm talkin' Mary J. Wanna. Lots of people have had a relationship with her, but few loved her as madly and deeply as Cypress Hill:
Download "I Love You Mary Jane" (w/Sonic Youth) at A Best Truth:
http://punio.blogspot.com/2006/04/mp3-position-horizontale.html.

POLITICS:

Today, I'm going to hand this section over to Ian at Notes From A Different Kitchen. As usual, he included some excellent links in this particular post. See for yourself why I keep him on my daily blog rotation: http://differentkitchen.blogspot.com/2006/04/we-have-found-weapons-of-mass.html.

ART:

I don't know why I haven't talked about him until now, but Justin Bua (aka BUA) is one of my favorite contemporary urban artists. If you aren't familiar with his work, pay a visit to his website...and be impressed:
http://www.justinbua.com/newSite/index.php.

LIFE:

Since I'm always talkin' smack about Jesus sitings on everyday objects, I couldn't resist linking this video. Somehow, I slept on the guy who had Jesus on his dental x-ray. One can only hope that the dentist was able to repair his "holy teeth": http://www.devilducky.com/media/44625/.

Alright then---I wrote this entire post on borrowed time, and now I have to give it back. Be easy...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks again for another killer post!

i hope things are looking up for you.

Scholar said...

Anon...sometimes I think you're my only friend in the universe...

Anonymous said...

i don't quite believe you (after all, not everyone goes on vinyl trips with jesus), but i know the feeling.

music is a good salve at such times.

merz said...

thanks for the shout out to Mars Needs Guitars!

Merz

Scholar said...

Anon---Jesus is my friend and all, but supposedly, he likes everyone. You're right about music, though---it's one of the few places to find solace in an insane world.

Merz---thanks for dropping by. You definitely earned your props by posting that Nina track.

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