"NIGERIA WHAT?" by DEBRUIT // electronic
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"CHARLIE PARKER WITH STRINGS" by CHARLIE PARKER // jazz
"LARK" by LINDA LEWIS // soul (1972)
ABOUT LINDA LEWIS. . .
Linda Lewis (born Linda Ann Fredericks, 27 September 1950, West Ham, London) is an English vocalist, songwriter and guitarist. Lewis is the oldest of six children, three of whom also had singing careers. She is best known for the singles "Rock-a-Doodle-Doo" (1972), "Sideway Shuffle" (1973), and her version of Rudy Clark's "Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)" (1975) albums such as Lark (1972), Not a Little Girl Anymore (1975) and Woman Overboard (1977), and the later Second Nature (1995), which became successful in countries such as Japan. Lewis also provided vocals for others such as David Bowie, Al Kooper, Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart, and Jamiroquai.
Lewis is a self-taught guitarist and keyboard player, influenced by Harry Nilsson, Billie Holiday and Smokey Robinson, also drawing inspiration from others such as Joni Mitchell. Her music blends folk, funk and soul, a mix of genres that makes Lewis a forerunner to artists such as Des'ree and India.Arie. -- (Wikipedia.com)
LARK - TRACK*LIST
1) "Spring Song" 2:08
2) "Reach For The Truth" 4:48
3) "It's The Frame" 3:38
4) "Feeling Feeling" 3:04
5) "What Are You Asking Me For" 2:50
6) "Lark" 4:31
7) "Old Smokey" 3:21
8) "Gladly Give My Hand" 2:40
10) "More Than A Fool" 3:24
11) "Been My Best" 2:53
12) "Waterbaby" 3:55
13) "Little Indians" 2:53
From the iLove*Music archive…3 tracks from Lark that we had to share | PRESS*PLAY>>
WHO SAMPLED LINDA LEWIS. . .
"Go!" is the third single from rapper Common's sixth album Be. It is produced by Kanye West, who also performs backing vocals for the track alongside John Mayer. The track's percussion is handled by Num Amuntehu, while its scratches are provided by A-Trak. Its beat contains a sample from "Old Smokey" by Linda Lewis. | PRESS*PLAY>>
"TARIKA BLUE" by TARIKA BLUE // jazz | funk | soul (1977)
ABOUT TARIKA BLUE. . .
Led by New York session player Phil Clendeninn, Tarika Blue was a lyrical, highly melodic fusion/jazz-funk outfit that had a small following (mostly on the East Coast) in the '70s. Clendeninn's combo wasn't as well known as Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes, but there are definite parallels between those two East Coast bands. Like the Cosmic Echoes, Tarika Blue favored a very spiritual, mystical approach that owed something to acoustic post-bop as well as soul, funk, pop, and rock. Tarika Blue shared the Cosmic Echoes' appreciation of modal post-bop heavyweights like John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Charles Lloyd, and Yusef Lateef -- (click 4 complete bio@ ALLMUSIC.com)
TARIKA BLUE - TRACK*LIST
1) "Love It" 3:54
2) "Truth Is The Key" 6:50
3) "Dreamflower" 4:13
4) "Things Spring" 6:21
5) "You'll Be With Me" 7:08
6) "My Love Is So Free" 5:36
7) "Charlie" 3:42
8) "Jimi" 4:27
iLove*Music couldn't resist sharing these 3 tracks from our archive…enjoy | PRESS*PLAY>>
WHO SAMPLED TARIKA BLUE. . .
"Dreamflower" is our personal favorite from the Tarika Blue album. This track was looped/sampled by J Dilla for Erykah Badu's "Didn't Cha Know", off her second album Mama's Gun. The song peaked #28 on the R&B/Hip-hop chart and was nominated for Grammy Award Best R&B Song in 2001. Prior permission was not received by the group to sample "Dreamflower" and a lawsuit took place, however a settlement fee was reached outside of court. Here is the video for this future classic…how we love Tarika Blue, J Dilla, & Erykah…let us count the ways...PRESS*PLAY>>
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