Thursday, March 01, 2007
Lace The Tracks With Stacks Of Artifacts
Time for yet another round of Scholar Says...
Visit 33 Jones to cop a couple of joints from Redman's new mixtape, Live From The Bricks. Hopefully these tracks will get your mind right for the first full-length LP that the good Funk Doctor has blessed us with since Malpractice dropped in 2001. Red Gone Wild: Thee Album is scheduled for release on 3/27/07. We'll see if Def Jam brings it...
Get On Down With The Stepfather Of Soul, and download an amazing tune by Gloria Walker---"Walking With My New Love".
If a slice of psychedelic funk sounds appealing right now, head over to Dilated Choonz to acquire "Big John Is My Name" by The Undisputed Truth.
Cop the instrumental version of "The PJs" (Pete Rock w/ Raekwon & Masta Killa) via the almighty Spliff Huxtable.
Check out this interview with Noam Chomsky, in which he clearly articulates "why Bush does diplomacy Mafia-style."
Visit Headphones On to download "Melting Pot" by Booker T & The MG's and "Hold On! I'm A Comin'!" by Sam & Dave.
Speaking of Booker T, "Soul Sanction" is currently available by way of Some Velvet Blog. Also included in the post are songs by Eddie Floyd and Isaac Hayes.
I would have included links to individual posts, but Black History Month was absolute madness over at Biochemical Slang. Go kick it with Vik if you wanna get an education, and cop some superior tracks by Stevie Wonder, Tupac, The Chi-Lites, The Clipse, Curtis Mayfield, Bob James, Bill Withers, Betty Davis, Ann Peebles, Millie Jackson, Ice Cube, and more. This spot is so thorough, it makes me seriously consider laying Souled On to rest...
I talked about this quite a while ago, but my readership has just about tripled since then---check out Blue Note: Over 1000 Great Jazz Album Covers.
Those with more eccentric/eclectic taste in album cover art may want to take a walk through Frank's Vinyl Museum.
Cartoon Network's Adult Swim and Def Jux have joined forces to give us an album for free and legal download. Cop Definitive Swim here, featuring tracks by Aesop Rock, Mr. Lif, Cannibal Ox, El-P, Cool Calm Pete, and more. Not as cool as Chrome Children 2, but hey---still worth every penny. You figure it out...
Visit The Revolution Will Not Be Televised to download mp3s by J Dilla, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Black Milk, and more.
O-Dub recently posted a rare soul gem by Donny Hathaway over at soul sides---"Lord Help Me". Much respect to my reader Debs, who brought this to my attention right away...
Before leaving soul sides, make sure you hit up those two Masta Ace joints from Grand Masta: The Remix And Rarity Collection.
Visit Martini & Jopparelli's Music Selections to download "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, as well as the original songs they sampled on the cut---"Think" (Lyn Collins) and "Space Dust" (The Galactic Force Band).
Sample seekers will also love this post at 1-800-SASSBUCKET, featuring the original tracks sampled on "Black Republicans" (Nas/Jay-Z) and "Why U Wanna" (T.I.).
More outstanding sample sources can be found at this is tomorrow, where you can d/l songs by The Jackson 5, Lonnie Youngblood, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Southside Movement.
Peace to mangare, a blog that was gracious enough to link Souled On not once, but twice.
Further gratitude is extended to the Love Unlimited sound system for giving up some of their "music blog love".
Until next time, soul children...be easy like Sunday mornin', and all that good shit...
Word From Your Moms:
"I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers."---Khalil Gibran