Archive for November, 2009

0054 The Detroit Experiment – Vernors @ 2:53

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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An oldie but goodie, this is one of Carl Craig’s more obscure projects. Here is he hooks up with Karriem Riggins and a host of  old and new school Detroit jazz talent to record an homage to their city. This one track on here has been in my Itunes for a while and this part has always stood out. Right near the end, after a synth wave fades out, a bassy guitar loop chimes in. It’s a meeting of the minds between Craig’s techno bassline, Riggin’s hip hop drums, and the pedigree and patience of a jazz legend’s guitar. It all comes together perfectly. It’s always nice being surprised near the end of a song when it gets better instead of just fading away.

Vernors 2:53 – 3:23

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From The Detroit Experiment, released through Rope a Dope Records in 2003.

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0013 Moodymann – TechnologyStoleMyVinyl @ 2:30

0053 You Say Party! We Say Die! – Laura Palmer’s Prom @ 3:15

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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“my heart needs a love dance”

This one’s easy considering the band were in my office last night.  They won me over.  Cute and cool, I hadn’t heard their stuff until they played this one live in our boardroom. The track hits overdrive here, lots of attitude, and mega head nod factor! New and recommended, I’ll link to the acoustic live track on ExploreMusic once it goes up.

Laura Palmer’s Prom 3:15 – 4:19

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From XXXX, released through Paper Bag records in 2009.

0052 Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms @ 2:49

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

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This one is dedicated to my Dad, who blasted this album out of his study on Saturday mornings. Love ya Po!

From the same album as “Money for Nuthin”, the album titled track was written solely for Knopfler to demonstrate his superb guitar work. The whispered vocals, soft strings all set up riff after riff after riff. And at 2:49, the axe is wielded – a slow burner solo with bluesy emotional power.

Brothers in Arms 2:49 – 3:15

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From Brothers in Arms, released through Warner Brothers in 1985.

0051 The Drums – Let’s go Surfing @ 0:49

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

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“I want to go surfing”

Here we are, the other side of 50, nice. Thanks again to Jeff W. for a great 0050th post.  Take a look at his post here to see what people are saying on ExploreMusic. I am gonna try and go through some of that killer classic rock stuff soon, but lucky for me Jeff is going to do a few more Best Parts as well.

I know people like the classic, famous stuff the best, because they recognize the song and all that, but I don’t listen to a lot of popular music…so I end up posting stuff on here that is probably pretty obscure: Dr. Who Dat, Moodymann etc.  And this is another one of those cases, but I’m hoping you also like this blog because you dig some of the artists we write about as well.

These guys are pretty new, found ’em on a FADER podcast, and this song is great. Warehousey Hawaii Five – O bassline, whistling, quick drums, nice fills, but the best part – dude’s vocals, not the lyrics necessarily but his delivery. Drawing out that first word just sounds cool. If you put all the first words together in the 2nd verse, he’s saying, “Wake up, honey, remember, darling. ” I mean come on right?!?

Let’s Go Surfing 0:49 – 1:27

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