everybodydigs#54 Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue

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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!

Little Girl Blue, originally released in 1957, was Nina Simone’s first recording. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert Tootie Heath, it showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her up-tempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues.

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

everybodydigs#53 Dorothy Ashby – In a Minor Groove

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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!

On In A Minor Groove, Ashby she swings with an other-wordly quality that’s simply amazing, quite exotic, and very much in the camp of players like Yusef Lateef or Les Jazz Modes, who were trying similar experiments in jazz. This session features Dorothy in a quartet with the flute of Frank Wess, the bass of Herman Wright, and the drums of Roy Haynes, whose warm lyrical touches provide the perfect melodicism for the group.

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

sampleecious#2

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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!

#2: “You’re Gonna Need Me” by Dionne Warwick from “Just being Myself” released in 1973 > sampled in > “Stop” by J Dilla from “Donuts” released in 2006.

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Chris Dave and The Drumhedz – The Drumhedz Mixtape

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Finally the mixtape is out! Chris Dave and the Drumhedz consists of world-renowned musicians that always alternate. The band may include a combination of any of the following: saxophonist, key player, bassist, guitarist and drummer (Chris Dave).

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz has featured great musicians such as Tenor Saxophonist Gary Thomas, bassist Joseph McCreary professionally known as Foley who played with Miles Davis from 1987-1991, Derrick Hodge and Pino Palladino, guitarists Isaiah Thomas and Tim Stewart, and Cleo “Pookie” Sample on keys.

We waited over a month but the mixtape is available now as free download, enjoy!

For more info check: www.chris-dave.com

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S.Maharba “Afternoon” (Young Montana Remix)

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I’m happy to see this from BTS Records, while i’m still enjoying the original S​.​Maharba’s album released back in the ’08 they announced the release of S.MAHARBA: REMIXED that will include remixes from: Mike Slott, Mono/Poly, Shigeto, Sweatson Klank, The Clonious, Co.Fee, Dibiase, Pyramid Juke and Young Montana. They also released “Afternoon” remix from the album remixed by Young Montana which you can stream below and download at the bottom, everything is scheduled for release on February 19th, enjoy!

For more info check: www.btsradio.com

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Chris Turner – LOVElife is A Challenge

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I like Chris Turner a lot but never posted something….. shame on me! this is a mixtape released few weeks ago entitled “LOVElife is A Challenge ”  it’s available for free and it’s lovely! stream below and download at the bottom, enjoy!

World Soul Music is what Chris Turner uses as his remedy throughout this journey of life and love. So he presents to you his new project “LOVElife” to add to your collection of remedies that helps you continue to live life in all of its beauty. As a young man, Turner has experienced many worlds through this thing called life performing with musicians/friends such as Jesse Boykins III, ERIMAJ, Bilal, and Esperanza Spalding, as well as being father of two. “I’m blessed to know the feeling of fatherhood and to have a family of my own” says Turner, “It has taken all this time for me to gain the confidence to express what I have been living through this whole time.” This project is every aspect and extent of his love; the evolution of emotions expressed from a good man with music as his vessel. The importance of Loving Yourself first and foremost before you can give True Love to a significant other, as well as the world, is key, and is a lesson that Turner has embodied in life directly and musically.

“I am merely a middle man trying to bring you and true love together. LOVElife is my melodic contribution that highlights the significance of loving yourself, sharing growth, and learning to forgive. Releasing this body of work on this day is my gift to you, for I was born on this day, and life is a precious gift to me.” says Turner. LOVElife is a necessary part of an important search to find romance, of which there is no end. Happy Holidays to life and love, and all individuals finding their way, from Myself and The Romantic Movement. LOVEchild LP Coming Soon (@ChrisTurnerLC)

iamchristurner.com

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Stacy Epps “Begin Again”

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I miss Stacy Epps…. yes… i really do, it was 2008 when she released “The Awakening” but finally it’s time for new stuff,  this is “Begin Again” second single from the upcoming AURA EP scheduled for February 14th, stream below, enjoy!