May 28, 2017

De La Soul

If you dig 1980s and early 90s hip hop, then you probably already know these guys. If not, sharing is caring...

Say No Go
Me, Myself and I
The Magic Number
Eye Know

Eclectic sampling at its best:

Five Feet High and Rising, Johnny Cash (1959)
You Showed Me, The Turtles (1968)
Peg, Steely Dan (1977)
Schoolhouse Rock (1973)
I Can't Go for That, Hall and Oates (1981)

May 13, 2017

so long

A rock and roll pioneer and trailblazer has passed. A huge thanks to Chuck Berry. The clips below are from a 1965 Belgian television show.

Roll Over Beethoven
No Particular Place to Go
Promised Land/Johnny B. Goode medley

May 6, 2017

Good, Good Lovin'

I'll be seeing the tremendous Darlene Love tonight in Boston and I'm sure she'll be getting some good, good lovin' from the audience. In the video above, The Blossoms perform on the very last episode of Shindig! in January 1966. Groove along with them on Shindig!:

Dancing in the Street
Needle in a Haystack
I Like It Like That
Night Time is the Right Time with The Righteous Brothers
• Backing up Aretha Franklin

UPDATE: I was once again blown away. Gotta love Love!