Wilson Pickett (Singer, Songwriter) Prattville, Al

Pickett was born March 18, 1941 in Prattville, Alabama, and grew up singing in Baptist church choirs. Pickett’s forceful, passionate style of singing was developed in the church and on the streets of Detroit, under the influence of recording stars such as Little Richard, whom he later referred..

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Do something new!

Do something new!

Watermelon is the new single from the DJ Jamad and Nicolay project, Afro Collabo.Peter Hadar is by far one of my favorite artists, and Well Dressed for the Art Show is a CLASSIC in my book. He’s one of those special artists with a great voice, and the knack to write some of the illest lines..

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Vinyl? Check! 9: Do It Til You're Satisfied

This 1980 George Duke produced gem is filled with great choons! This is one of those albums that makes me wish I wasnt 3 yrs. old at the time this album dropped. There was so much wonderful music at this time.
This album is created by one of the later Blackbyrd ensembles and definitely has a..

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Vinyl? Check! 8: U-N-I Vs. All

Vinyl? Check! 8: U-N-I Vs. All

This group’s 1977 album, Riding High, which contains the acclaimed single of the same name is a tour de force of funk. Difficulty arose once again in selecting a gem for this feature, however, You and I (Belong Together) is by far one of my favorites.
All songs on “Riding High”are..

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Passages: The Water Brought Us – Mausiki Scales & The Common Ground Collective

Being a deejay definitely has its privileges, especially when you are linked up with great artists (and record labels) that are excited and willing to share their musical ventures. This is certainly the case with bandleader and keyboardist Mausiki Scales and The Common Ground Collective.
I’ve..

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Mama Afrika – Miriam Makeba – March 4, 1932 – November 10, 2008

One of my favorite artists of all time passed away yesterday, but her loving spirit, music and legacy lives on forever.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1932, her break into worldwide fame began with her performance of the musical King Kong (with future husband Hugh Masekela), and later..

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Performances, Performances…

Performances, Performances…

Theme Music for this Blog: Dilated People – Live on Stage

Jesse Boykins III, PJ Morton, Eric Roberson & HOST Dwele
Nikki Marina (Ft Lauderdale, FL)
 
First, we’ll begin with my man, James Bing, and his birthday weekend that he asked me to provide the soundtrack..

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DSXXX Count Bass D Interview

DSXXX Count Bass D Interview

1. SamiYam – Rooftop
2. Part Time Heroes; Liane Carroll – What’s The Noise Part II/ What It Could Be
3. Breakthrough;Count Bass D – XL
4. Mos Def – Life N Marvelous Times
5. Count Bass D; MF Doom – Potholderz
6.. Gagle – Popuras

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Vinyl? Check! 7: Bobby Hutcherson – A Night in Barcelona ft Harold Land

Vinyl? Check! 7: Bobby Hutcherson – A Night in Barcelona ft Harold Land

I actually copped this from a record collector’s show here in Birmingham (Wassup Carlos?)
When I placed the needle on this one, the very first cut, “A Night in Barcelona” grabbed me. By today’s standards this is a perfect song to be looped and sampled for a hip-hop cut…

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The Raashan Ahmad Interview

The Raashan Ahmad Interview

Here’s the latest episode of The Diamond Soul XXXperience
PLAYLIST
1. Hudson Mohawke – Apple Cores
2. Guilty Simpson; Eric Lau – For Tha D (Harmonic 313 Remix)
3. Murs – Think You Know Me
4. Royce Da 5’9″; kid Vishis – Heat to..

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Vinyl? Check! 6: Brick – Good Morning Sunshine

Vinyl? Check! 6: Brick – Good Morning Sunshine

This 1977 album produced by Phil Benton & Brick has something for everyone (just ask India.Arie)! Containing such funk staples as “Dusic” and “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody,” Brick has some gems I could even hear War performing.
The standout though, is the final song,..

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Vinyl? Check! 5: Pimptastic

Vinyl? Check! 5: Pimptastic

What can you expect from an album cover with a man wearing a pimp suit in a player pose? Great music, lol. Leon Haywood is the man credited with writing Carl Carlton’s “She’s a Bad Mama Jama” as well as penning “”I Want a Do Something Freaky To You” which..

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Vinyl? Check! 4: One Time for Syreeta…

Vinyl? Check! 4: One Time for Syreeta…

 It’s difficult to pick a favorite from this album as Syreeta carries this one with the spirit of Minnie Riperton in her voice. Also worthy of mention are the contributors to this project: Stevie Wonder, Bll Withers, Billy Preston, Dorothy Ashby and Harvey Mason.
“Blame it on the..

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New DJ Rahdu Mixed CD, Swoon Unitz!!!

New DJ Rahdu Mixed CD, Swoon Unitz!!!

PLAYLIST
1. Swoon Unitz Intro
2. Erykah Badu – Me
3. Hil St.Soul – Black Rose
4. Peter Hadar – Laugh Together
5. Raashan Ahmad – Close
6. Jazz Liberatorz – Cool Down
7. Esthero – Superheroes (GAS'D remix)
8. Deborah..

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