Odetta – Hit or Miss

29 09 2008

Hit I say.

Odetta if you don’t know her, was one the most important folk and spiritual singers of the 50’s through the late 60’s, and beyond. She was often referred to as the ‘voice of the civil rights movement’.  She has an amazing scene in Don’t Look Back, the Dylan doc, where she blows everyone’s mind in the room, singing a powerful song. Anyhow, she is the real deal, walking a hard road, and singing mighty songs. She is STILL performing and making records.

From the 1970 album, Odetta Sings, here is a heavy one, Odetta – Hit or Miss

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Tonight and Friday

25 09 2008

TONIGHT!

Thursday September 25th, the legendary Acid Test DJs do a one off Acid Test at Fontana’s.  DJs Spiritbear and Udagawa spin tracks from their world reknowned blog, http://www.acidtestdjs.com as well as from their collective, mind bending music collections.  Swing by and get weird with us!

Fontana’s
105 Grand Street
Between Grand & Broome
Manhattan


FRIDAY September 26th

The Original Acid Test! This Friday as well as every Friday at Gutter in Brooklyn.  Your hosts The Acid Test DJs Spiritbear, Udagawa, Coach and Tim Love Lee rotate on the decks from 10PM to 4AM.  Also, 8 lanes of bowling in the next room and beers from around the world to sample.  Come out and get down in front of our dubwise sound system!!!

Gutter
200 North 14th
Between Berry and Wythe
Brooklyn





Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder than Words

23 09 2008

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Chocolate Milk was formed in 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee by saxophonist Amadee Castenell, Jr.

Their first of eight albums released on RCA was Action Speaks Louder Than Words. The title cut, “Action Speaks Louder Than Words” (1975), has a break beat that was used for “Move The Crowd” by Eric B. & Rakim, and “Don’t Let Your Mouth Write A Check Your Ass Can’t Cash” by Stetsasonic.

Chocolate Milk broke up in 1983 but had a string other disco hits prior to that.

This is sweet and heavy funk, with bumping synth lines, and Cymande-esque vocals.

Shout out to the Action Crew family everywhere!

Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder than Words





New Jake One track!

18 09 2008

Wow, i have to say, i havent been listening to a lot of hip hap these days, but i peeped the as yet unreleased  tracks, and it is impressive. great samples, amazing guests, funny, creative production. guests include posdnuos, prodigy, busta rhymes, mf doom, m.o.p, etc…

pick it up when it drops..

visit him at http://www.myspace.com/jakeone

Jake One – I’m Coming (feat Black Milk and Nottz)





JIMI HENDRIX + MIGHTY MI

14 09 2008

Mighty Mi takes on one of the master’s of rock and blues guitar, Jimi Hendrix. Upbeat rock remix, with plenty of handclaps and kicks to get the dancefloor loose.

Jimi Hendrix – You Got Me Floatin’ (Mighty Mi – 1der remix)





LET IT WHIP (B.Cause Prowlin Half-Time Rework)

11 09 2008

 

 

This is SF’s own B.Cause rework of a Whitefield Bros tune, Prowlin, into a Dazz Band cover, that everybody knows, Let it Whip. Pretty hot!

Fun, slow, and soulful.

DJ B.Cause – Let it Whip (Prowlin Half-Time Rework)





TITO PUENTE!!!!! Hit the Bongo!

3 09 2008

Tito Puente, Sr., was an influential Latin jazz and mambo musician from NYC. Puente is often credited as “El Rey” (the King) of the timbales and “The King of Latin Music”. He is best known for lively dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that helped keep his career going for 50 years. He died in 2000.

Here is one of his hardest hitting, a B-Boy classic.

Tito Puente – Hit the Bongo