Monday, October 31, 2011

Bug Week.

I have been having some issues with bugs this weekend, so it's going to be Bug Week this week.

A Vampire Dies A Thousand Deaths...

Tonight's song is Hot Blood's 'Soul Dracula.' A must at any Halloween party:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Coming Attractions.

Does everyone know that the Lingerie Football League is a thing that exists?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Moon Rappin'.

Tonight's comic was brought about by Brother Jack McDuff's classic 'Moon Rappin'.'

For a bonus tonight, here is 'Oblighetto' from Brother Jack McDuff and also off of his 'Moon Rappin'' album. Tribe Called Quest fans will probably recognize some of it.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Aimin' Brother.

Tonight's comic was inspired by The Winstons 'Amen, Brother.'
This track is famous for a six second drum break that has been sampled to no end. People feel that it is responsible for later spawning drum-and-bass and jungle music. I'll include a link to a 18 minute long podcast about that at the end of the post.
The song is a funk cover of a song written by Jester Hairston for the Sidney Poitier film Lillies of the Field. The Impressions would eventually cover the song and popularize it. I own a twist cover of the song on 45 which I like, but sadly can't find hide nor hair of online.
Here is The Winstons version (the famous drum break, known as the 'Amen Break', starts around the 1:26 mark):

Tonight's bonus track is the original version as seen in Lilies of the Field:

And here is the cast about the 'Amen Break.' (Fair warning though, it is interesting, but can be a bit dry in places):

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Michael Jackson.

You would think tonight's comic would have been brought about by a Michael Jackson track, but alas it was instead an old Seattle group known as the Black On White Affair.
This is another case of me not knowing much about the group before tonight and ending up grateful that a site like Pacific Northwest Bands exists. Here is their entry for the group:
And here is tonight's song 'Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother:'

And the bonus track is the b-side for their 'Bold' single, 'A Bunch of Changes':