Friday, December 24, 2010

Reggae Friday - Reggae Christmas From Studio One (1992)

Merry Christmas!

1. Johnny Osbourne and The Family Group - Christmas Stylee
2. Brent Dowe - Christmas In Jamaica
3. Alton Ellis - Christmas Coming
4. Dillinger and The Brentford Harmonics - Hi Fashion Christmas
5. The Wailers and Bob Marley - Sound The Trumpet
6. Tennessee Brown and The Silvertones - Jingle Bells
7. Tennessee Brown and The Silvertones - Little Drummer Boy
8. Leslie Miller and The Brentford All Stars - Fashion Christmas
9. The Heptones - Christmas Time Is Here
10. Dobby Dobson - White Christmas
11. Freddie McGregor - Irie Christmas
12. Tennessee Brown and The Silvertones - Real Christmas Rock


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Foreign Exchange - Connected (2004)

This is the debut classic from Phonte and producer Nicolay as the group Foreign Exchange. This is before Phonte went completely towards singing so there is quite a large amount of rapping from Phonte. Amazing album, this is what a crossover between R&B and hip hop sounds like when done correctly.

1. Title Theme
2. Von Sees
3. Raw Life
4. Hustle Hustle
5. Let's Move
6. Nic's Groove
7. Be Allright
8. Sincere
9. Brave New World
10. The Answer
11. Come Around
12. Happiness
13. End Theme
14. All That You Are
15. Be All Right Remix
16. Call
17. Downtime Remix


Greyboy - 15 Years of West Coast Cool (2008)

Greyboy teeters on the edge of being hip hop or acid jazz with this release. This is a quality release of some excellent chill out type music.

1. Unwind Your Mind
2. Ruffneck Jazz
3. Grey's Groove
4. Panacea
5. Whirlwind
6. Mastered The Art
7. Hold Your Weight
8. Got To Be A Love
9. Genevieve
10. To Know You is To Love You
11. Love
12. Color In Between The Lines
13. Missin' Something
14. Help Is On The Way


Leon King - A Better Way (2010)

I don't post a lot of R&B like I should but this one caught my attention pretty quickly. Lots of quality production and Leon King has a great voice. Brother Brother is most certainly the jam to hear from this album.

1. He Ain't Me
2. Love Just in Time
3. A Better Way
4. Learn to Love Yourself
5. Can We Communicate
6. Radio Playing Our Song
7. When Love Comes
8. Who Can I Count On
9. You Can't Hurt Me
10. Brother Brother
11. Brother Brother (Remix)
12. Sunrise


Friday, December 17, 2010

Reggae Friday - Jackie Mittoo - Macka Fat (1972)

Some instrumental reggae similar to Augustus Pablo. This is a nice album.

1. Henry The Great
2. Good Feeling
3. Macka Fat
4. Lazy Bones
5. Fancy Pants
6. Something Else
7. Happy People
8. Purple Heart
9. Whoa Whoa
10. Division One
11. Ghetto Organ
12. Dad Is Home


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Liquid Spirits - Music (2008)

Liquid Spirits is all about soul. They have Leon Ware as a guest on their album for christs sake. I can't ever get enough of their music and every time I play one of their albums I always listen to the other for days on end.

1. Say It Ain't So
2. A Little More
3. Melodies [feat. Leon Ware]
4. Could It Be You 1
5. Could It Be You 2
6. Closing Time
7. Closing Time – Duet
8. If You Don't Love Me [feat. Phonte]
9. Stepney
10. Music
11. No One [feat. Melodee]
12. Sacred State of Mind
13. Higher Ground
14. Heaven


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MF Grimm - The Hunt for the Gingerbread Man (2007)

I love MF Grimm's music. This album is kinda goofy since he talks about murder and selling drugs but as the Gingerbread Man living in Candyland. The beats are nice and Grimm has some of my favorite lyrics. The album cover really does tell the whole story about this album.

1. Intro
2. The Hunt For The Gingerbread Man
3. Head In The Clouds
4. Gingy
5. Half Baked
6. The Fox
7. My House
8. Fame
9. Earth
10. Gangsta Pastries
11. See No Evil Listen
12. Outro
13. Head In The Clouds REMIX


Tree Slang For Dummies

Lots of people already downloaded this before it got taken down but its just too awesome not to have on the blog one way or the other.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Antony & The Johnsons - I am a bird now (2005)

Sultry voice & haunting melodies.

Style: piano pop

I had wanted to post this album a long time ago... I remember being intrigued by the male voice in the track The Dull Flame of Desire by Bjork... I looked it up and found I am a bird now. I am a fan now.

  1. Hope There's Someone
  2. My Lady Story
  3. For Today I Am a Boy
  4. Man Is the Baby
  5. You Are My Sister
  6. What Can I Do?
  7. Fistful of Love
  8. Spiralling
  9. Free at Last
  10. Bird Gerhl

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ennio Morricone - Mondo Morricone Revisited Vol. 1 (2003)

This is a compilation from famous composer Ennio Morricone. He has done a large number of scores for italian movies and they are all excellent. This is a re release of the album that came out in 1999 and features songs from various different cult classics that he produced the music for. Simply incredible stuff.

1. La Lucertola
2. La Bambola
3. Allegretto Per Signora
4. Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene
5. Ritratto D'Autore
6. Doricamente
7. In Un Sogno II Sogno
8. Alla Luce Del Giorno
9. Una Voce Allo Specchio
10. Metti, Una Sera A Cena
11. Sauna
12. Belinda May
13. Un Altro Mare
14. La Moda
15. Un Po' D'Ironica Acida
16. Poesia Di Una Donna


Monday, December 6, 2010

Chaundon - No Excuses (2010)

Chaundon is part of the Justus League (Little Brother is a part of this group as well) and makes east coast NY style hip hop. More soul comes into the record as it moves towards the end and Chaundon never lets up on his delivery and lyrics. Great record for any hip hop fan.

1. Watch Out (Produced By Ill Mind)
2. Wake Up (Produced By Ill Mind)
3. Role Player (Produced By D.K. The Punisher)
4. No Excuses Ft. Carlitta Durand (Produced By D.K. The Punisher)
5. Strangers (Produced By D.K. The Punisher)
6. Motion Picture Ft. Erica Thompson (Produced By D.K. The Punisher)
7. Nice Girl Ft. Bishop (Produced By D.K. The Punisher)
8. The Blacker The Berry Ft. Erica Thompson (Produced By D.K. The Punisher)
9. Looking Glass Ft. Big Dho (Produced By D.K. The Punisher)
10. Crazy (Produced By D.K. The Punisher)
11. Open Your Eyes Ft. Carlitta Durand (Produced By D.K. The Punisher)
12. Yall Don't Want It Ft. Carlitta Durand (Produced By M-Phazes)
13. Home Sick Ft. Darien Brockington (Produced By D.K. The Punisher)
14. Farewell Ft. Darien Brockington (Produced By D.K. The Punisher)


Friday, December 3, 2010

Reggae Friday - Horace Andy - You Are My Angel (1973)

Roots reggae from legend Horace Andy, mostly about his love for one another and the almighty creator.

1. Thank You Lord
2. I'll Forgive You
3. You Are My Angel
4. I'm Not A Know It All
5. Keep On Trying
6. Ain't No Sunshine
7. Can I Change Your Mind
8. Don't Break Your Promise
9. Dream Lover
10. John Saw Them Coming
11. Riding For A Fall
12. Rain From The Skies


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sol Uprising - Sol Power (2003)

Album from Stacy Epps and Lil Sci. Lots of singing, a little bit of rapping about introspective and political subjects. I love the production as they use good samples and it has lots of soulful elements.

1. Sol Power Intro
2. Introspect (Do My Thang)
3. Understanding
4. Fluid
5. We Ourself and Us
6. Now is the Time
7. Sol Power
8. Raach Ya Sol(feat. Lacks)
9. Solar Love
10. Groove Intermission
11. My Sound
12. Gravity (Hold Me Down)
13. They Don't Know
14. The Uprising
15. Don't Ignore Me
16. Bonus Track: My
Sound(Sunland Remix)


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Killarmy - Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars (1997)

I fell like I posted this already but after searching through the site I guess I meant to awhile back. This is a classic Wu-Affiliate album featuring production from 4th Disciple and RZA. The whole album is about war and actually samples war movies like Full Metal Jacket and such.

1. Dress to Kill
2. Clash of the Titans feat. STREET LIFE
3. Burning Season
4. Blood For Blood
5. Seems It Never Fails
6. Universal Soldiers
7. Love, Hell or Right
9. Fair, Love & War
10. Wu-Renegades
11. Full Moon
12. Under Siege
13. Shelter
14. Camouflage Ninjas
15. Swinging Swords
16. War Face
17. 5 Stars feat. MASTA KILLA



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