Monday, May 30, 2011

Donald Byrd - "Think Twice"

Think Twice is originally from the 1974? album "Steppin' into Tomorrow", this version from the 1992 Blue Note release "The Best of Donald Byrd". It has been covered by Eryka Badu and Jay Dilla as well as sampled by Main Source (Large Professor) for "Lookin At The Front Door", A Tribe Called Quest on "Footprints" and Peanut Butter Wolf on "Think Twice".

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Keep It Reggae mix by MadCoins

Keep It Reggae is a mix of some of my favorite classic reggae tracks (including lots of rocksteady) from the 60s and 70s. I have just posted it over at mixcrate where you can grab the free download. It is perfect for a spring day full of sunshine. Enjoy!

Nu-Cumbia track by Bleepolar

marlon asher & leah rosier - amsterdam (bleepolar remix) by DUBBHISM

Here is a nu-cumbia track by Bleepolar. Accordion, reggae vibe and a big tech/house kick which makes this remix automatic dancefloor friendly. It has a slightly reggae shift in the middle and includes the voice of Leah, “the reggae diva from amsterdam” and Asher. It’s out on May 25th on DUBBHISM the legendary Runcome Sound System.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Eusebio y su Banjo - Mi Morena Rebelde

Here is some Peruvian Chica for your Cinco De Mayo.

Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Salsa Verde

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Dawn Penn - No, No No

This famous Reggae song by Dawn Penn has a complex history starting with Bo Diddley's blues tune "She's Fine & She's Mine" written and released in 1955. Then in 1958 Willie Cobbs released a top notch blues tune covering/remixing(?) Bo Diddley's tune with a different composition called "You Don't Love Me". This song has since been covered by the allman brothers, riahnna, eve, ike and tina turner, mase and sean combs, and albert king among others. Dawn Penn released the first Jamaican take on it in No, No, No (You Don't Love Me) in 1967 and Jackie Mittoo followed with an instrumental version called "Organ Version" in 1972.