Sunday, October 22, 2006
Steady Kickin' Styles So I Can Reach That Other Level
I'm planning for this post to be completely disorganized, but I want to get these links to you in plenty of time for these tracks to make it onto your mixtape for a Monday morning. Don't know about you, but I can't seem to get my mind right without some quality music in my life:
If you've been reading Souled On for a fortnight or two, then you already know how much I dig Vicki Anderson. At Funky 16 Corners, you can currently download her song "If You Can't Give Me What I Want (I Gotta Get It Some Other Place)". Like a typical stoner, I waited too long to post this link. Get it while you can...
Speaking of James Brown's Funky Divas, "It's Your Thing" by Marva Whitney and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Lyn Collins were recently posted at undercover. You will also find "Who's Making Love" by Lou Donaldson and Willie Mitchell's version of "Groovin'", both of which are available via this post.
Visit Freemotion to cop a few joints from Dj Dirty Harry's Nas mixtape, Living Legends Chapter 1. If that doesn't provide enough God's Son to get you through the day, don't forget that Rebel To America is the final authority on all things related to Nasir Jones.
Feel It is currently featuring "One Thing Leads To Another" by Betty Wright.
If you're interested in a blend of Jay-Z's "Show Me What You Got" that has some Kanye lyrics added into the mix, look no further than Discobelle to snag the mp3.
La case de l'affreux thom is currently featuring three fantastic soul tracks by Baby Washington---"It'll Never Be Over For Me", "I've Got A Feeling". and her version of "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?".
Aretha Franklin's rendition of "The Weight" is available for download, courtesy of Some Velvet Blog.
Old school hip-hop fans can cop some 12" singles by EPMD (in mp3 format) by way of U Gotta Digg Dat.
The most recent Sample Wednesday at Palms Out Sounds featured original songs sampled in beats by Pete Rock. Yet another great post by my pal Haldan.
More sample madness can be had at a relatively new location---check out this is tomorrow to download tracks that your favorite hip-hop producers have used to lace their beats...
...And before we quit talking about tracks that have been revisited in hip-hop joints, you can currently acquire several songs sampled by Madlib and MF Doom at Feed Me Good Tunes.
Now that I'm thinking about Doom, I also wanted to mention that the bootleg compilation known as Doomilation is available in its entirety at captain's dead.
The Stepfather of Soul is currently featuring a classic tune by Koko Taylor---in more ways than one, "Yes It's Good For You".
Download "Lyrics to Go" by A Tribe Called Quest via the almighty gorilla vs. bear.
Download Slim Harpo's "I'm Gonna Miss You (Like The Devil)", courtesy of The "B" Side.
You can "evaluate" (as cautious bloggers like to call it) a couple of joints by Chicago MC Haiku at The Smudge of Ashen Fluff. Don't be the last to know...
A few classic grooves are available at acme. Download songs by Bobby Womack, The Persuaders, and Lee Fields.
Be sure to visit Motel de Moka to acquire tunes by The Supremes, Sun Ra, The Incredible Bongo Band, and more...
If you are, in any way, a fan of early gospel and blues stuff, make sure you get those two songs by Sister Gertrude Morgan at Lil Mike's Last Known Thoughts And Random Revelations. Like me, Sister Gertrude highly recommends taking Jesus with you everywhere that you go ;)
Today's "what the fuck?": The Boy Scouts of America is now offering merit badges to Scouts who "learn about the evils of downloading pirated movies and music". That's right...and as all conservative "thinkers" already know, it's only one small step from music piracy, down the slippery slope into ass piracy...
Which leads me to finish this post by expressing just how screwed up I think the world's morality is. None of the major religions in the universe seem very appealing at this particular point in time. Muslims, Jews, and Christians seem to secretly be working collectively to blow up the fucking universe. The most untainted house of worship I'm aware of is The Virtual Church of The Blind Chihuahua, but I think I'd be sort of embarrassed to be a card-carrying member.
Word From Your Moms:
"Lighthouses are more helpful than churches."---Benjamin Franklin