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Bob Marley and The Wailers – African Herbsman

13 May

This nice weather really needs some Bob Marley. For me, Bob Marley is an artist that has produced so much great tracks. Whatever you turn on with him as an artist, it surely sounds great. African Herbsman is no exception. Just turn this track on and chill out. I can’t even remember all the days that this track was playing on my stereo and I was just chilling.

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

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Is This Love

17 Nov

Yes, Bob Marley. Can’t go wrong with Bob Marley! Although this won’t be a song that is new to anybody (I certainly may hope not!), I still chose it as the subject of my first post. Firstly of course because it is a great song, but also because this song brings back very special memories (and for that matter, also because we will post every kind of music that is just good, may it be a a well known song like this or a good underground techno track).

When listening to this song I will always remember the many many many hours I spent laying in bed with my girlfriend, just laying there, talking, kissing and listening to Is This Love. A whole summer spent just on that bed, with the sound of Bob Marley coming out of my speakers. At one point that summer I even considered buying a goldfish as a pet and naming it Marley after Bob Marley (didn’t buy a goldfish though). A great summer that was.

But this song also reminds me of a good friend with whom I always listened to this song when we were chilling somewhere. Something we still do. With our school we went on a trip to Rome, but the classes were split up and I didn’t go along with him to Rome because I was in another group. After the trip we found out that we both had this song on our iPods and listened to it throughout the whole trip.

So this song isn’t just a very good song, it is also a trip down memory lane. And I think I am not the only one who has fond memories of this particular song. I would recommend to listen to it and maybe it will be the soundtrack of future memories of yours.

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