Next Tuesday, producer !llmind is releasing #BoomTrap, an E.P. It is a fusion of 808s, old skool breaks and classic !llmind sonic imagery. The first leak from it, “March”, goes in. Check out illmind.biz for more information.
Richard Pryor sings the mess out of this blues standard. They just don’t make ’em like this any more do they?
Spotted over at Death and Taxes Mag
Jeremiah Strickin, is a folk singer/song writer from Hattiesburg, MS. His debut album Tall Tales And Tiny Fables is the Prologue to the story of his life, a story he is still writing. Oh, Jeremiah, the name he performs under, is everything you look for in a folk artist. His honest song writing, unique voice, and delicate touch on his guitar makes him personable and endearing. If you like “Mississippi, I’m Yours” then check out the links to his album below.
PURCHASE : OH, JEREMIAH – TALL TAKES AND TINY FABLES
The track originally appeared on Nina Simone’s 1967 RCA Victor release Sings The Blues. Written by Nina’s friend Langston Hughes, an activist, poet, writer, and leader of the Harlem Renaissance. She dedicates the song to Mr. Hughes who passed away in 1967. If you are unfamiliar with Langston, then you can start by googling him and then just go from there. I highly recommend you make sure you have enough time, this is a man who accomplished much in his 60 some years on this Earth. If you look up Renaissance Man in a dictionary, Mr. Hughes picture is just to the right of it.
Back to the song, taken from Nina Simone’s 1976 Live at Montreux performance. A time some would call a valley in a life defined by peaks and valleys. But if you watch this entire performance, you’ll see a stripped down Nina. The entire concert plays like a conversation between Nina and her audience. Emotions run high with the songstress as they usually do. I’m sure you can dig the entire performance up on Youtube as well, so take some time and get up close and personal with one of America’s most gifted singers of, well of ever.
German DJ Dexter puts together a nice little Jazz mix for those lazy type of Sunday afternoons. Or Thursdays, Thursdays work too.