April 8, 2008
Who would have known that 3 decades later we would still be rocking with the man who gave us more genre bending, independent thinking music than anyone else in the popular or “pop” music game right now AND in the last 30 years. So, let’s all use this day to play your favorite Prince album and celebrate a living legend and the music he gave (and is giving) us that will live on and on…
For the Prince Heads,
This Track “Crazy You” is one of my personal (re)discovered favs. Catch this one on my “Adults Only II” mix in the near future…
April 3, 2008
Big, big ups to Rahdu for allowing me to add my two cents into yet another landmark in Birmingham’s music scene – Bamalovesoul!
Hmmm let’s see, I’ll be posting some vinyl (and digital) discoveries, a dj mix every now and then, some exclusive releases and remixes and the occasional meditation and musing on the music tip….
…with that being said, I figured I would start things off with a giant in Birmingham’s jazz history, the incomparable, intergalactic, sonic traveller, Sun Ra and the Lanquidity album. Born Herman “Sonny” Poole Blount, ( May 22, 1914-May 30, 1993) Sun Ra was an innovative jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet, and philosopher known for his “cosmic philosophy”, musical compositions and performances(wiki). This particular album, a favorite of beat heads (aka producers/ beat makers/composers), is what I prefer to call an introduction to Sun Ra for those that can’t quite get their heads around the avant-garde jazz that he is so well known for. Lanquidity is a Sun Ra rarity, blending funk and straight ahead jazz, often labeled “fusion” by some writers and critics. There is so much to say about this man and his legacy, that I’ll just let the music do the talking. Stay tuned for more Sun Ra and his Arkestra on this blog in the future.
Check out the tune “Twin Stars Of Thence”
April 1, 2008
This past Friday DJ Junior Star & DJ Rahdu (The Soul Rebel DJs) put it down together for the first time in years with The Sofa Sessions at Malcolm’s Reading Room(B’ham, Al). All kinds of music was played from breaks, hip hop, soul, nu soul, to house, roots & reggae. Junior Star will also begin contributing to BamaLoveSoul, so look forward to his contributions.