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Womack & Womack – MPB (Missin’ Persons Bureau) [Frankie Knuckles Paradise Ballroom Remix]

23 May

This one is so sweet. Another tip by H. and it is another great track. I’m especially liking the vocals, giving it a Jackons Five vibe to it in the hook. Frankie Knuckles, master of house, absolutely keeps that funkiness and soulfulness of the original (very much recommended!) in this remix. He stretches the original out to a full nine minutes but layers it so that it never gets boring. It slowly builds up, and slowly and eager you want to hear more and more. Right up until that moment when instruments are full on blazing, vocals are sung out loud and you are jamming in your seat like a madman.

The Funkacise Gang – Funkacise

21 May

A few days ago I got a text message from H. sending me some musical tips. That could only mean one thing: some great classics! H. didn’t let me down. Check out this golden oldie from 1982: Funkacise. If this does not have funkiness all over it than I don’t know what has.

Jago – I’m Going To Go (Frankie Knuckles Remix)

24 Mar

*Clap clap* Bass. That’s the beginning of eight and a half minutes of deep, house music. Oh and that stringy kind of sound that comes back once in a while is a great touch also! And then, at the end of the track the vocals give it a new vibe as well. A great remix by house master Frankie Knuckles. Such a great track to listen to chilling late at night as well as right now on a sunny day, thank you H. for letting me hear this track!

Best of Blue Note

10 Dec

On Dude, What’s My Food? I shared one of my Sinterklaas presents with you, now I’ll show you another one. I also got a box called Best of Blue Note, containing fifteen albums of true jazz legends on the famous record label. Almost all the famous jazz names made albums for Blue Note, like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker and so on. I can tell you, those are not the least names in jazz music. And all of them are in the box. And not only their albums, every cd goes together with a book, telling the story of the artist and the album together with beautiful pictures.

Here some songs of the albums. Listen to it, and you’ll realize what a legendary record label Blue Note was.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’

Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage

John Coltrane – Blue Train

Bill Evans & Jim Hall – My Funny Valentine

I still have to listen closer to all the albums, so there is probably more to follow. But this will keep you excited for the time being.

 

Back To Basics

18 Nov

In this time of mp3’s, iPods and torrent seeds, there are a lot of moments when I am missing listening to music. And I mean listening. Those moments when you buy a new cd and put it in your cd player for the first time and doing nothing but sit in your couch listening. Or those moments when I listened to my parents’ vinyl records over and over, all those Beegees, Zappa and Ry Cooder songs.

That made me decide to buy a turntable myself and start collecting vinyl. As a good beginning, I bought about eight records. Later I was surprised it was all black music. All soul, hiphop and jazz.

These are some of the records I like most. Just listen to some of my favourite songs. Sure you’ll like it.

Candy by Lee Morgan

Hoochie Coochie Man by Muddy Waters

The World Is Yours by Nas

Rocket Love by Stevie Wonder

War/No More Trouble by Bob Marley

Doing It To Death by The J.B.’s

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