everybodydigs#101 Max Roach – Deeds, Not Words

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everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!

This Max Roach Riverside date is notable for featuring the great young trumpeter Booker Little and for utilizing Ray Draper’s tuba as a melody instrument; tenor saxophonist George Coleman and bassist Art Davis complete the excellent quintet. Highlights include “It’s You or No One,” “You Stepped out of a Dream” and Roach’s unaccompanied drum piece “Conversation.” This is fine music from a group that was trying to stretch themselves beyond hard bop.

Personnel: Max Roach (drums); Max Roach; Oscar Pettiford, Art Davis (upright bass); George Coleman (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Booker Little (trumpet); Ray Draper (tuba).

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

everybodydigs#100 Piero Umiliani – Il Corpo

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everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!

Sweetly funky and very slinky – this is one of the best early 70s scores by the great Italian composer Piero Umiliani! The record has lots of bubbling electric piano, rumbling electric basslines, warm acoustic percussion, and moody wordless vocals. At some level, the album sounds a lot like the contemporaneous work by the great Italian Fender Rhodes combo – but it’s also filled with a spacey madness that could only come from the pen of Umiliani! (dustygroove)

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

sampleecious#17

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sampleecious#: a post every Friday where i choose just one great track sampled for one or more other great tracks, also you can listen to (when it’s possible) a small preview on the video below, enjoy!

#17: “Didn’t I” by Darondo from “Let My People Go” released in 2006 > sampled in > “Konnopke” by Suff Daddy from The Gin Diaries” released in 2010.

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Download: A Tribe Called Sampleecious

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If you follow Rappamelo on Facebook you may have seen “A Tribe Called Sampleecious“, basically a spotify playlist with songs sampled by A Tribe Called Quest. A lot of you guys really appreciated the idea and many people asked for a download….. so here it is! Tracklist below and download at the bottom, enjoy!

you can still stream “A Tribe Called Sampleecious” on Spotify.

Funkadelic – Get Off Your Ass and Jam (The Pressure)
Sly & the Family Stone – Remember Who You Are (After Hours)
Reuben Wilson – Inner City Blues (Youthful Expression)
Dr. Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel (Can i Kick it?)
Funkadelic – Nappy Dugout (Ham N’ Eggs)
Sly & The Family Stone – Advice (Award Tour)
Kool & The Gang – N.T. (Mind Power)
Weather Report – Young and Fine (Butter)
Tha Whatnauts – Why Can’t People be Colors Too? (Oh My God)
Average White Band – Love Your Life (Check The Rhime)
Grover Washington, Jr. – Hydra (Check The Rhime)
Brother Jack McDuff – Oblighetto (Scenario)
Minnie Riperton – Baby, This Love I Have (Check The Rhime)
Grover Washington, JR. – Loran Dance (Push It Along)
Roy Ayers – Feel Like Makin Love (Keep It Rollin’)
Grant Green – Down Here on The Ground (Vibes and Stuff)
Lucky Thompson – Green Dolphin Street (Jazz (We’ve Got) )
Cannonball Adderley – The Steam Drill (The Infamous Date Rape)
Steve Arrington – Beddie-Biey (The Chase, Part II)
Anita Baker – Good Love (Stressed Out)

DOWNLOAD!