everybodydigs#83 George Benson – Beyond The Blue Horizon


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!

Having taken Benson along with him when he founded CTI, Creed Taylor merely leaves the guitarist alone with a small group on his first release. The payoff is a superb jazz session where Benson rises to the challenge of the turbulent rhythm section of Jack DeJohnette and Ron Carter, with Clarence Palmer ably manning the organ. Benson is clearly as much at home with DeJohnette’s advanced playing as he was in soul/jazz (after all, he did play on some Miles Davis sessions a few years before), and his tone is edgier, with more bite, than it had been for awhile. The lyrical Benson is also on eloquent display in “Ode to a Kudu” (heard twice on the CD, as is “All Clear”), and there is even a somewhat experimental tilt toward Afro-Cuban-Indian rhythms in “Somewhere to the East.” A must-hear for all aficionados of Benson’s guitar. (allmusic.com)

Rappamelo’s favorite track:



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!

#11: “Pisces: Allison’s Trip” by Cannonball Adderley from “Love, Sex and The Zodiac” released in 1974 > sampled in > “Believe” by Q-Tip feat. D’Angelo from “Renaissance” released in 2008.


Bonobo – The North Borders


New Bonobo‘s album entitled “The North Borders” is available now! I have already listened to it a  couple of times and it’s a beautiful album, it feels like an evolution of the previous album “Black Sands” released 3 years ago. Down below you can listen to “‘Heaven For The Sinner’ featuring the great Erykah Badu,  go get the full album  at > www.ninjatune.net enjoy!

Scrimshire “Convergent”


This is “Convergent” the first single from the next Scrimshire‘s album entitled “Bight” that will be released in May. The single, which is an absolutely bomb, will be released on April 15th (pre-order here) and will also includes remixes from Yosi Horikawa, Mazoulew and Blue Movies, in the meantime you can stream “Convergent” down below, enjoy!

Chet Faker – Live Sessions EP


Chet Faker‘s new EP entitled “Live Sessions” is out now and is available as free download. Recorded in the old Buttery Factory, in rural Australia, the EP contains acoustic versions of “Archangel”, “Love and Feeling” and “No Diggity”, stream and download below, enjoy!


Video: J Dilla’s Vinyl Collection – Crate Diggers


Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections. In this episode they celebrate legendary producer J Dilla, who has worked with The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and A Tribe Called Quest. Then we join musician friends J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Frank Nitt and Grap Luva in Detroit to open Dilla’s storage locker, which has remained untouched since his death, watch it below, enjoy!



The image above is pretty clear “a mix/mixtape every monday” not by me nor rappamelo but by YOU!

I received some mix/mixtapes in the past weeks but i didn’t really know what to do because i didn’t like the idea to post them randomly into the blog so i thought to do something like sampleecious or everybodydigs but made by you.

What you need to do????  just send your mix/mixtape to > null

but please read the following “guidelines”:

– Please use “mixamelo submission” as subject of the email.
– Please provide an “embedded player” like Sound Cloud, Mixcloud or similar.
– Please provide some infos about you, i mean: what’s your name, where are you from etc…
– Please write few words about your mix/mixtape.

Don’t worry, even if you do not follow any of the above guidelines i will consider your email but please do.

ps. if you have already sent your mix/mixtape in the past (even yesterday) send it again!