Saturday, March 31, 2007
My Heroes Have Always Been Vandals
How we feelin', soul children? Hopefully all my peoples are exceptionally fat and happy today...
Before we get things started, I want to give all due respect to Klutch, the man responsible for the title and image of today's post. I've had my eye on his work for some time now, and when I approached him about borrowing one of his images for this post, he was very gracious in granting my request. Klutch creates stencils and graffiti art on a variety of different objects--most notably, vinyl records. I'm linking you to a couple of my favorite pages on his website, but don't stop there. His entire gallery is definitely worth a look...
Biochemical Slang recently offered a generous selection of tracks that could really give you an advantage in the game of love---if you know how to use them, playa. Download songs by Bobby Byrd, Quincy Jones, The Sylvers, The Whatnauts, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Donald Byrd, Willie Hutch, Ike & Tina, The Ohio Players, and Sugar Minott.
The new UGK joint, "International Players Anthem" (feat. Outkast) is available courtesy of Nah Right. Willie Hutch's "I Choose You" is sampled on the track, and you can d/l it via the Biochemical Slang link I posted above. Project Pat's "Choose U" also featured a sample of that particular Hutch tune.
There's a new blog that many of you may want to explore---Flea Market Funk. I don't usually link to blogs in the first few months of their existence, but this one seems to have some decent potential.
Snoop Dogg took the words right out of my mouth: "Fuck Bill O'Reilly".
The most recent Sample Wednesday at Palms Out Sounds featured songs that were sampled by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. Download tracks by Joe Tex, Pleasure, Diana Ross, Lowell Fulsom, S.O.S. Band, T-Connection, and more.
Download "If It's Good To You (It's Good For You) Part 1" by Eddie Bo at The Sean Show.
Elvis is no longer King of the Dead Celebrities---check out this list of the richest deceased luminaries.
Visit Oh Word to download a podcast about the making of Rakim's "Shades of Black". This is essential listening for fans of the hip-hop legend.
Speaking of hip-hop legends, did you happen to catch Ice Cube on "Good Morning America"?
Soul/funk fans will want to head over to merry swankster to download some classic tunes by Charles Wright (of the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band).
DJ Soul and Okayplayer present Assorted Donuts: A Tribute To J Dilla, available for free (and legal) download here.
Who knew? Karl Rove can't dance worth a shit. This is an embarrassing moment for...humanity.
Flood gets extra-nice with the words, and the verbs, and the pronouns: Check out his super-literate autopsy of "Dangerous Mindz" by Gravediggaz.
A few excellent covers of Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft" are available at this is tomorrow. Download versions by The Chosen Few, Bernard Purdie, Enoch Light & The Light Brigade, and Mack Browne & The Brothers.
Speaking of covers, Adam posted some quality renditions of "Georgia on My Mind" over at hahamusic. Download tracks by Maceo Parker, Ray Charles, James Brown, and Django Reinhardt.
Download JJ Brown's Re-Release Therapy (Ludacris + The Jackson 5) via The Rap Up.
The Stepfather of Soul has a couple of wonderfully eccentric soul tunes currently available for download---"Mama" by Antoinette Poindexter & Pieces of Peace and "Not Too Cool to Cry" by Renaldo Domino.
Freemotion is featuring a few joints from Main Source's debut album, Breaking Atoms.
Download "Cook-Out" by King Curtis & The Kingpins at Fufu Stew, another great site I just recently discovered.
Go to 1-800-Sassbucket.com to cop a nice selection of musical odds and ends, such as Outkast's "So Fresh, So Clean (Let's Get It On B.Cause Remix)" and "Feel The Bass" by Sa-Ra (w/ Talib Kweli).
Visit Feed Me Good Tunes to download "Microphone Fiend" by Eric B & Rakim and "Pinocchio Theory" by Bootsy's Rubber Band.
Farewell to one of the hip-hop blogs I kept in regular rotation---good night Jesus Piece.
Before I go, gratitude to these blogs/sites for recently linking Souled On:
whudat.com---an incredibly extensive hip-hop site, featuring news, articles, reviews, interviews, and more.
The Passion Of The Weiss---Jeff Weiss is one of the wittiest bloggers in the universe. He's also willing to give you ingrates some free music, so what the hell are you waiting for?
soul psychadelicyde---This is another blog in its infancy, but Lily Kane is doin' the right thing so far. She's got great taste in music, and she's a card-carrying member of the Souled On family. I'm counting on you to show her some love.
bronx river parkway---an astonishingly comprehensive aggregator for hip-hop heads, primarily highlighting posts that include mp3s.
good news hood check---another rookie hip-hop blog that seems to be keepin' it gully.
DeeperLook---an insightful music/politics blog, largely focusing on racial issues. An interesting read---check it out...
NetInfoWeb 2.0---a resourceful aggregator of soul, jazz, and blues stuff.
brooklynvegan---a well-established music site with a massive list of audioblog links.
Thanks also to Oh Word, 33 Jones, Idolator, and Melatone Music for keeping me in regular rotation on your round-ups.
I know that I still haven't given props to a lot of you---cuss my sorry ass out at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Word From Your Moms:
"When a thief kisses you, count your teeth."---Yiddish proverb