everybodydigs#97 Ann Peebles – Straight from the Heart

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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!

A lean, tough set that was not only a triumph for Peebles, but illustrated how the Hi label had surpassed its crosstown Stax rival for quality Memphis soul in the early ’70s. The guitars are spare, funky, and bluesy, the horn section punchy, and the material far earthier and down-home than the increasingly formulaic grooves at Stax. There were three modest R&B hits on the album (“Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love,” “I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home,” “Somebody’s on Your Case”), much of which was penned by Peebles or her husband Don Bryant. Peebles’ vocals were convincingly biting, and she never, unlike many other singers of the era, tried too hard for her own good. The main flaw of the record is its length (26 minutes), which was short even by early-’70s standards. (allmusic)

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

Watch “Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz” Documentary

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“Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz” is a film documentary directed by Julian Benedikt released in 1997, the film concentrates on the label’s glory days, the ’40s, ’50s, and early ’60s and tracks the creation and history of this legendary record label, it features many of the stars on their roster in interviews like Lou Donaldson, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, J.J. Johnson, Gil Mellé, Bob Cranshaw, Max Roach and Horace Silver, renowned engineer Rudy Van Gelder and many many more….. you will love it! watch it below, enjoy!

sampleecious#16

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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!

#16: “I Don’t See Me In Your Eyes Anymore” by The Glass House s from “Thanks I Needed That” released in 1972 > sampled in > “Day 4” by Ta-ku  from “50 Days For Dilla (Vol.1)” released in 2012.

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Omar “The Man”

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Omar Lye Fook returns with the official video of “The Man” which is also the first single taken from forthcoming album of the same name “The Man“. The single is also available on Itunes with with three remixes by Shafiq Husayn, Zed Bias aka Maddslinsky and Scratch Professor.

You can watch the video down below along with the stream of the single and the 3 remixes at the bottom, enjoy!

The Cannabinoids – The Beat Tape VOL.2

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The Cannabinoids, a supergroup of Dallas-based DJs and musicians led by the queen Eryakh Badu, dropped “The Beat Tape VOL.2” which consists in a 20 minutes of psychedelic, live hip-hop experience. You can stream & download “The Beat Tape VOL.2” down below, enjoy!

Yasiin Bey x DJ Preservation “Quiet Dog Bite Hard (Remix)”

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Yasiin Bey’s DJ and producer DJ Preservation is reworking “The Ecstatic” and in collaboration with Downtown Records on mid-May he will drop the official remix album called “The REcstatic“, while we wait for the release we can please ourselves with the lead single “Quiet Dog Bite Hard (Remix)” that you can stream down below, enjoy!

Dexter feat. Josa Peit “Pictures”

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Pictures” is the first single from Dexter‘s forthcoming album “The Trip” that will also be released on a limited 7″ along with 2 non album tracks. “Pictures” drops tomorrow April 26th on Melting Pot Music, stream “Pictures” down below, enjoy!

Tropics – Home & Consonance EP

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Southampton artist Chris Ward aka Tropics will release his brand new EP called “Home & Consonance EP” on Monday. Producing, singing, and playing all instruments himself he delivers a 4-tracks EP full of delicate arrangements where you can chill and get lost. “Home & Consonance EP” drops on April 29th via Five Easy Pieces and you can stream the EP in its entirety down below, enjoy!