Prince's passing on April 21, 2016 left a big hole in the music world and with Keith (a Prince fan). In this episode, Keith tries to create a complementary episode to all the great tributes we've seen so far - playing some deeper cuts from Prince's catalog and discussing a few of his favorite parts of (and tracks from) Prince's incredible career.
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Cannonball Adderley and David Axelrod had a prolific and profound realtionship, both professionally and as friends. They combined for a lot of records and on this week's Vinyl Exam Keith talks about one of his favorites, the record "Music You All".
In this episode Keith discusses one of his favorite records - a record heavily bootlegged and shrouded in mystique for decades. Originally titled 'The Funk Bible', it became known by another name shortly after.
When Keith went to Chicago in 2014, he - like a lot of other music junkies - bought some music he couldn't listen to right away, brought home and forgot about. A year later he came across this purchase by a band called Stone Alliance and finally listened to it, which led to more records by the band. He discussed three of their four albums here and the band themselves.
Sama highlights an incredible Nigeria Afro-Rock group called The Funkees. Although their discography is small, this band is nothing short of fire. They were active in the late 60s, recorded in the early-70s, and disbanded by 1977. In their short lifetime, they worked hard and helped define the sound of a country emerging from a brutal civil war.
An album Keith has wanted to discuss for a while is the very slept-on hip-hop fusion monster, 'Bazerk Bazerk Bazerk' by Son of Bazerk. In this episode, Keith dissects the record, listens to tracks from the disc and discusses the record's signficance.
Sama is in Ascona, Switzerland right now and away from the studio. So this week’s episode is an “on the road” production. Sama goes through his archive of material from the music blog “Today’s Song Is” and picks out his favorite “Throwback Thursday” posts: songs by Betty Wright, Tony Clarke, and the legendary Kenny Gamble and Thom Bell.