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A Thank You

A Thank You
Created by: derhay
Tracks: 20
Length: 01:14:50
Keywords 1. Mix Contest Black History
2. Mix Contest Black History
3. Mix Contest Black History
Created on 2/24/09 01:01pm
Level 4
Points 1775
Total visitors 25
Unique visitors 18
This mix was ranked #2 out of 4 entries for this contest
description:
Waxing nostalgic with a mix of favorite artists and songs for Black History Month.

tracklist

1 Art Blakey : Hank's Symphony
I first listened to Art Blakey because Mike "Puffy" Bordin credited Blakey as such an influence to him, in Mod [...]
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Track 0 from This is Jazz
Length: 00:04:40
Year: 1997
Track Description:
I first listened to Art Blakey because Mike "Puffy" Bordin credited Blakey as such an influence to him, in Modern Drummer, years ago. That was good enough for me. The This Is Jazz compilation I found was gold, pure gold. I was going to include The Messengers version of "Moanin'" (not the same song as track 14), to show off his band leadership skills, but I'll give that track a shout-out here. I have yet to hear anything from Gene Krupa or Buddy Rich that compares with the in-the-pocket playing demonstrated here.
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2 Ann Peebles : I Can't Stand the Rain
By the way, iTunes was nice enough to generate my playlist, randomly, for me. What a voice. I'm not sure if Sh [...]
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Track 0 from 70's Funk 'n' Soul Classics (disc 2)
Length: 00:02:28
Year: 1998
Track Description:
By the way, iTunes was nice enough to generate my playlist, randomly, for me. What a voice. I'm not sure if Sharon Jones wore out Ann Peebles records, but I know I never tire of this classic track.
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3 Tenor Saw : Ring the Alarm
Dancehall music, as I know it.
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Track 3 from 200 Percent Dynamite!
Length: 00:03:12
Year: 1999
Track Description:
Dancehall music, as I know it.
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4 Mos Def : Quiet Dog
I was going to start with "Fear Not of Man" and write on about how that track has such strong ties to my later [...]
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Track 1 from Quiet Dog
Length: 00:03:00
Year: 2009
Track Description:
I was going to start with "Fear Not of Man" and write on about how that track has such strong ties to my later college years, but I'll use this new joint from the Mighty Mos. ("new joint" - how incredibly hip am I) ((I know, not very to nil)) I recently watched Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme and gained even more respect for the art of delivering off-the-cuff rhymes. Dante Smith is the man, in my book.
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5 Shuggie Otis : Funky Thithee
Seemingly unchampioned in magazine circles, which is a shame, Shuggie creates amazing atmospheres. Where's my [...]
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Track 5 from Here Comes Shuggie Otis
Length: 00:03:12
Year: 1970
Track Description:
Seemingly unchampioned in magazine circles, which is a shame, Shuggie creates amazing atmospheres. Where's my tambourine at?
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6 P.M. Dawn : So On and So On
The next two tracks were both released in 1993, a formative year for my music loving foundation. I spent many [...]
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Track 3 from The Bliss Album...?
Length: 00:04:05
Year: 1993
Track Description:
The next two tracks were both released in 1993, a formative year for my music loving foundation. I spent many an afternoon listening to The Bliss Album...? This track in particular, with its crazy opening, was so unique to most of my music. A good friend of mine called Prince Be "a poet". I've mentioned how I played "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" on my first date (over and over and over). Much respect to P.M. Dawn for their contribution to music.
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7 Living Colour : Nothingness
Stain marked the introduction of Doug Wimbish to the band. I didn't know what to make of Stain, at first. With [...]
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Track 8 from Stain
Length: 00:03:30
Year: 1993
Track Description:
Stain marked the introduction of Doug Wimbish to the band. I didn't know what to make of Stain, at first. With the exit of Muzz Skillings, it seemed like Living Colour would never release another track like "Glamour Boys" or "Elvis is Dead", and they haven't. "Nothingness" has been a longtime favorite, but it is hard to put up with the crickets in the background while the sun is out. I nearly wore out my tapes of Vivid and Time's Up. Thank you, Living Colour. Thank you for opening up my world to messages I would not have heard from contemporary groups.
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8 Willie Williams : Armagideon Time
I was introduced to Willie Williams while seeing Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. I was completely hooked by [...]
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Track 4 from Armagideon Time
Length: 00:03:08
Year: 1992
Track Description:
I was introduced to Willie Williams while seeing Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. I was completely hooked by Jarmusch's film and quickly went looking for this track. I knew I knew the song, but it took me a minute to realize that I'd heard this from The Clash. The Armagideon Time album has some great songs on it. "Easy" and/or "See You When I Get There" could have easily made this mix too.
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9 Betty Wright : Mr. Lucky
Numero introduced me to Betty Wright. Man, I love this track. She has such energy here. I love her to death. [...]
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Track 0 from Eccentric Soul: The Outskirts of Deep City
Length: 00:02:43
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Numero introduced me to Betty Wright. Man, I love this track. She has such energy here. I love her to death.
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10 J.J. Johnson : Turnpike
A few years ago, I went through a trombone phase. I didn't follow through with the purchase of my own trombone [...]
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Track 4 from The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Volume 1
Length: 00:04:22
Year: 1953
Track Description:
A few years ago, I went through a trombone phase. I didn't follow through with the purchase of my own trombone, but I still have my silver trumpet.
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11 Gladys Knight & The Pips : Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me
I really love their work. I'm a puppet to Knight's voice. If she means to make me feel a certain way, I connec [...]
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Track 4 from The Ultimate Collection
Length: 00:02:56
Year: 1997
Track Description:
I really love their work. I'm a puppet to Knight's voice. If she means to make me feel a certain way, I connect to her voice, and I feel it. This is one of my favorite cuts from the group.
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12 The Roots : You Got Me (feat. Erykah Badu)
I love the story given here. This song was how I first got to know The Roots, and Erykah. When I first heard B [...]
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Track 15 from Things Fall Apart
Length: 00:04:21
Year: 1999
Track Description:
I love the story given here. This song was how I first got to know The Roots, and Erykah. When I first heard Badu say, "Are you crazy? You're my king, for real." I hoped that someone would say that (or feel that) for me.
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13 McKay : Tell Him
I first got into McKay and Res around the same time, and I really needed them at that time. This track is like [...]
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Track 2 from McKay
Length: 00:03:42
Year: 2003
Track Description:
I first got into McKay and Res around the same time, and I really needed them at that time. This track is like Lauren
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14 Charles Mingus : Moanin'
Blues & Roots is a desert island album of mine. It is the epitome of Hard Bop, for me. Fantastic song, from ba [...]
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Track 3 from Blues & Roots
Length: 00:08:02
Year: 1998
Track Description:
Blues & Roots is a desert island album of mine. It is the epitome of Hard Bop, for me. Fantastic song, from bari sax intro to the end.
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15 Res : They Say Vision
This song doesn't age. Res (pronounced Reese) has seemed to drop off the radar since she recorded with Talib K [...]
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Track 2 from How I Do
Length: 00:03:35
Year: 2001
Track Description:
This song doesn't age. Res (pronounced Reese) has seemed to drop off the radar since she recorded with Talib Kweli, but I am glad to own How I Do. Oh, man, do I love her voice.
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16 The Jimi Hendrix Experience : May This Be Love
I owe a thank you to Cameron Crowe, and his Singles soundtrack, for properly introducing me to Mr. Hendrix. Th [...]
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Track 13 from Are You Experienced?
Length: 00:03:14
Year: 1967
Track Description:
I owe a thank you to Cameron Crowe, and his Singles soundtrack, for properly introducing me to Mr. Hendrix. This song blew my mind when I first heard it. It was like a ticket to outer space or another dimension. It still "sends me".
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17 Tito Paris : Dança Ma Mi Criola
Speaking of traveling... This is not that fantastic of a song, but it holds a world of memories for me. This s [...]
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Track 2 from Dança ma mi criola
Length: 00:04:59
Year: 1994
Track Description:
Speaking of traveling... This is not that fantastic of a song, but it holds a world of memories for me. This song was released while I was in Cabo Verde, and it is sort of a love song to the Cape Verdean islands. Last night I watched Lisbon Story, which opened the floodgate of memories of Lisboa and my time in Portugal. That film and this song, are an unhealthy combination. I really want to hop on a plane and head East.
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18 Otis Redding : Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
Duckie, in Pretty in Pink, introduced me to Otis Redding. The first compilation of Redding's that I purchased [...]
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Track 10 from The Very Best of Otis Redding
Length: 00:02:44
Year: 1992
Track Description:
Duckie, in Pretty in Pink, introduced me to Otis Redding. The first compilation of Redding's that I purchased had so many great songs, and this one has helped me out on many a down day. Thank you, Otis Redding for your gift of putting so much of yourself in your work.
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19 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings : Inspiration Information
A new addition. A Shuggie cover to boot. Sharon has such a wonderful voice and great control over it too. Wha [...]
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Track 0 from Dark Was the Night
Length: 00:04:05
Year: 2009
Track Description:
A new addition. A Shuggie cover to boot. Sharon has such a wonderful voice and great control over it too. What a fun song. I hope to hear new music from this group for many years to come.
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20 Rita Marley : Why Should I? (feat. The Soulettes)
Behind every good man...
The blend of voices on this track amazes me. I can't figure out what it is about [...]
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Track 16 from Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set (disc 2)
Length: 00:02:52
Year: 2003
Track Description:
Behind every good man...
The blend of voices on this track amazes me. I can't figure out what it is about the harmonies here that works, but seems "off", but I know I love this song. Thank you, Rita Marley.
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love it kaa-ching. mos def-o
3/19/10 10:35am
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pm dawn=points.
2/27/09 11:52am
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Great mix! The Sharon Jones song is amazing.
I found out about Otis Redding through Duckie also. In fact everything important I learned about life I learned from a John Hughes film.
2/24/09 07:31pm
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Wow. All over the place in one sense but totally logical in another. Bloody wonderful!
2/24/09 03:39pm
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