everybodydigs#95 Nina Simone – High Priestess Of Soul

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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!

Perhaps a bit more conscious of contemporary soul trends than her previous Philips albums, this is still very characteristic of her mid-’60s work in its eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul, and some blues and gospel. Hal Mooney directs some large band arrangements for the material on this LP without submerging Simone’s essential strengths. The more serious and introspective material is more memorable than the good-natured pop selections here. The highlights are her energetic vocal rendition of the Oscar Brown/Nat Adderley composition “Work Song” and her spiritual composition “Come Ye,” on which Simone’s inspirational vocals are backed by nothing other than minimal percussion. (allmusic)

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

everybodydigs#94 Curtis Mayfield – Curtis

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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!

The first solo album by the former leader of the Impressions, Curtis represented a musical apotheosis for Curtis Mayfield — indeed, it was practically the “Sgt. Pepper’s” album of ’70s soul, helping with its content and its success to open the whole genre to much bigger, richer musical canvases than artists had previously worked with. All of Mayfield’s years of experience of life, music, and people were pulled together into a rich, powerful, topical musical statement that reflected not only the most up-to-date soul sounds of its period, finely produced by Mayfield himself, and the immediacy of the times and their political and social concerns, but also embraced the most elegant R&B sounds out of the past.

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

everybodydigs#93 Lionel Hampton & Stan Getz – Hamp and Getz

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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!

The cool tenor of Stan Getz and the extroverted vibraphonist Lionel Hampton might have seemed like an unlikely matchup but once again producer Norman Granz showed his talents at combining complementary talents. Hampton and Getz really battle hard on “Cherokee” and “Jumpin’ at the Woodside” and, other than a ballad medley, the other selections on this albu, are also heated. Classic music from two of the best. (allmusic)

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

sampleecious#15

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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!

#13: “Mingus Fingus No. 2” by Charles Mingus from “Pre-Bird” released in 1960 > sampled in > “Stress” by Organized Konfusion from “Stress: The Extinction Agenda” released in 2005.

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Stream: Black Milk – Synth Or Soul

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Cool instrumental project from the Detroit emcee & producer Black Milk called “Synth Or Soul”. The limited edition vinyl is sold out but you can pre-order the album on iTunes and in the meanwhile you can stream it in its entirety down below, enjoy!

Black Milk collaborates with illustrator Upendo “Pen” Taylor (Nike, Leroy Jenkins, Gatorade) for the music-meets-visual instrumental/art series Fuzz, Freqs & Colors (FFC). Synth or Soul is the first volume in the FFC series. The process for each volume starts with Black and Pen trading beats and sketches and refining their works along the way. Throughout that exchange, the music is shaped by the visual art and the visual art is shaped by the music.

Coultrain “When 2 and 2 Make 1 (An Answer)”

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Coultrain dropped another non-album track, it’s called “When 2 and 2 Make 1 (An Answer)” and it can be streamed & downloaded down below, enjoy!

‘When 2 and 2 make 1( an answer)’ is a piece that Seymour calls from the depths of his being, it is ‘The answer’ he’s been searching for throughout his existence, as they say, everything is complicated because everything is so simple. This piece also serves as an allusion and a foreshadow of what occurred during his return from sabbatical. Thus his journey begins searching for the lady who will complete the equation.

WHEN 2 AND 2 MAKE 1 (AN ANSWER) music composed and mixed by DEXTER STORY

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Jesse Futerman – Exquisite Basement [Snippets Premiere]

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Rappamelo is always been a big fan of Jesse Futerman since day one especially for his great jazzy & soulful sound.

Now following on from Super Basement and Fuse The Witches, the Toronto producer will drop his new EP called “Exquisite Basement” to complete his trilogy of free digital EPs for Jus Like Music Records.

The release date is set for May 6th via Jus Like Music Records and it will be available as free download at jessefuterman.bandcamp.com, in the meanwhile check the snippets down below and… enjoy!

J Dilla “Truck”

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This is “Truck” a track recorded by J Dilla in December 2001-February 2002, this is also the B-Side track of the 12-inch clear vinyl “Anthem” which is available now at at rappcats.com. You can stream “Truck” down below, enjoy!