Vinyl? Check! #3 Valentines Soul

Vinyl? Check! #3 Valentines Soul

As soon as I put this album on, I knew that I would find a treat worth posting. Entirely written and produced by DJ Rogers, “It’s Good to be Alive” (1975 RCA) is a treasure to behold. “It’s Good to Be Alive” is Roger’s first album and was anchored by the single,..

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Fallin’ for Birmingham Hip-Hop

Fallin’ for Birmingham Hip-Hop

S.Fly of the legendary Birmingham hip hop group, The Red Light District, returns with a new single, “Fallin,” from his upcoming album “The Birth of Blaq Angel”. “Fallin” is the humorous story of an unsuspecting club-goer that “macks” a B-Girl that turns out to be every man’s fantasy..

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30 minutes for Dill Withers

1. The Escorts – I Can’t Stand To See You Cry – The Best of The Escorts – Priority
2. Dilla – Don’t Cry – Donuts – Stones Throw

3. Dilla; Dwele – Dime Piece(Remix) – The Shining – BBE/Beat Gen
4. Dilla – Shake..

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Set the Date!

Set the Date!

2-26-2008, the new Pete Rock album drops featuring Raekwon, Masta Killa, GFK, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Jim Jones, Papoose, and Redman. Noticeably missing from the lineup, C.L. Smooth, his former partner in rhyme. The Chocolate Boy Wonder is responsible for providing the soundscape for hip hop classics,..

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Root Beer Lollipops?

Root Beer Lollipops?

Izzat a Root Beer Lollipop shes sucking on, WTF? Nasty lollipops aside, I found a delicious treat on this 1975 Event Records album, Yum Yum. Feed Me Your Love is completely contrary to the Fatback Band sound, which is hailed as “…one of the first to make ‘disco music’ a force..

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Eddie Kendricks (The Temptations) Birmingham, Alabama

Eddie Kendricks (The Temptations) Birmingham, Alabama

I recently added some music from the 1975 The Temptations’ album, House Party. The personnel of this 1975 Temptations’ group, however, did not include Eddie Kendricks who left the group in 1971. Forever immortalized in Eddie Kendricks Memorial Park in Birmingham (4th Ave N & 18th St),..

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Hi-Tek Music Releases!

“I have three albums coming out this year, the first one will be released on February 26 (her birthday) and it’s gonna be called New Amerykah,” Badu says, adding that the next, Return Of The Ankh is scheduled for a July release.”The other one’s gonna be called New Amerykah..

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Drank Dat Yuengling???!!!

Driving home Thursday, after a hard days work, I end up on the competitor’s radio station and they’re playing regular radio fodder as usual. Then…I hear it! Is this my anthem? Was this song telepathically, diabolically stolen from my head, I ask myself as they chant, “Watch..

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FYI on two tracks from minimix

FYI on two tracks from minimix

When I first heard 9th Wonder’s instrumental, I initially thought he chopped up Bobby Womack’s “How Could You Break My Heart.” Listening closely, I realized that it was Vicki Anderson’s “You’re Welcome, Stop on by.” I learned later, though, that this version is a cover of the Bobby..

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BamaLoveSoul Minimix by DJ Rahdu

1. Vicki Anderson; Bobby Byrd – You’re welcome, Stop On By – Mother Popcorn – Vivid Sound
2. 9th Wonder instrumetal – CD-R
3. DJ Babu – Dee On – Beat Tape, Vol. 1 – Nature Sounds
4. Erykah Badu – The Healer – Nu Amerykah..

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Songs I Wish i Could Play When Im DJing…

Songs I Wish i Could Play When Im DJing…

…sounds crazy, but, err, um, ahhh, down South where i hail, if it doesnt have that bottom or if it’s not “familiar neo soul” you’re likely to lose your weekly gig.
One song I’ve loved since I first heard it on VH1 Soul is Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals..

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Pix from The Hot 107.7 $10 Concert Series

If I Were You I would have been at Club Quincy’s last night!

Donnie feels it from his head down…

DJ Rahdu on the 1s and 2s

Donnie performed a 10 song set to a captivated Birmingham crowd that showed much love! His soul and social commentary in between songs only helped..

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California Love!

Martin Luther – Super Nova

Glad he didnt drive off of the cliff, but even more excited about the music! Martin Luther has been one of my favorite artists since I first heard “Daily Bread.” Hopefully, he has a new project in the works and this song will be included. I wish..

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Tonight’s News! Donnie w/DJ Rahdu… I Know It’s Late (My Bad)

1-25-2008 It’s time to float on Cloud 9 with Donnie and DJ Rahdu performing tonight at Club Quincy’s. 1000 John Roger Drive / Doors open at 9PM/ $10/ 205-838-7500 for more info.
In the meantime, check out this mini-mix of Donnie’s Daily News album by DJ Jamad

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The Big Payback (Birmingham, Alabama and Paris, France )

The Big Payback (Birmingham, Alabama and Paris, France )

Byron and Onra – The Big Payback. Byron, 19 years old, is coming from Alabama, and plays piano since the age of 6. He discovered Onra, 26, French beatmaker from Paris, on Myspace at the end of 2005. They exchanged music files for months and start this prolific collaboration, completing over..

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