My vacation was off the chain! But I need a few days to recover because I’m destroyed. Groovetalkradio will be back up on Tuesday, August 4th at 8:30pm.
badian 37 (Brian Tucker)
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Groovetalkradio will be on vacation for a week. This coming week’s show will be rescheduled for the following week, of July 28th. Enjoy the week and we thank you for your understanding.
Intro: Damian Marley and the BeatJunkies
Interlude 1: De La Soul Instrumental
Interlude 2: Hall and Oats, “Say no Go”
Interlude 3: Johnny Frisco, “Thank You”
Outro: 9th Wonder Instrumental, “Hadiz
Intro: “Unknown Bliss”
Interlude 1: East of Underground “If there’s Hell Below”
Interlude 2: Pete Rock and CL Smooth Instrumental
Interlude 3: Boot Camp Click: Search and Recover Part I “Track 11”
Outro: Sadat X Experience and Education “NY Fanfare”
East of Underground: Scorch’n, Gritty, and Raw Funk via US Army 1971
The first time I heard this band was on the Waxpoetics Website, I believe. It wasn’t in a mix, that’s for sure. But this is some of the best funk out there, in my humble opinion. The drummer is playing so damn fast on “If there’s Hell Below” that as a drummer, I can’t believe it.
The US Army holds a “Battle of the Bands” at a US base in Germany and these guys were the “runner-up.” The army only pressed one copy of the band. And somehow DJ Spinna heard about this story, went to Germany, to the base, and got his hands on it! Good man! All Army regulars that came together from various backgrounds to give it there all. It’s incredibly impressive. And nobody knows what became of these gifted young men. They might be dead and Vietnam was in full swing. It’s a shame because these men had no business being in anybody’s army. They very well could have been a serious, serious group. A serious piece for any crate digger or funk aficionado. All the tracks are good, each and every one. Go buy it.
David Axelrod’s “The Capitol Years” is a collection of his signature work, while he was Head of Production at Capitol Records from 1966-1970. This is a must have for any crate digger, sample head, and the like. Many artists have sampled this man. Dr. Dre, De La Soul, Common, Sadat X, Diamond D, Madlib, Quasimoto, No ID, Artifacts, and many more. He was considered way ahead of his time with his, “Wall of Sound.” At the time of his recordings, he worked with some of the best musicians in the world, period. That’s what makes this a “must have.”
Intro: Flying Lotus “1983”
Interlude 1: Aretha Franklin “One Step Ahead” Mos Def’s “Miss Phatbooty” Sample Moment
Interlude 2: Koushik “Forest Loop”
Interlude 3: De La Soul “The Hustle” Rare B-side
Outro: Michael Jackson “Off the Wall”