Tag Archives: Philadelphia

SONG OF THE DAY Tyrone Chestnut – The Bump

Today’s rather spanky slice of soulful funk was first released in 1969 on Mercury’s subsidiary label, Intrepid Records. Recorded by Tyrone Chestnut, The Bump was one of only two 45’s this Philadelphia artist released on his own (a lot of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Son Little – Mahalia

Born in LA to parents of studious & religious backgrounds, Son Little (a.k.a Aaron Livingstone).  was encouraged to listen and play music from a young age.  Growing up in New York his sporadic school attendance and extracurricular musical activities took … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dee Dee Sharp – I Really Love You

Behind every great hip hop tune, there is usually a great sample and today’s song has been sampled in Shabazz Palaces’ new track, Shine A Light (listen to this in yesterdays post). Originally performed by the Philidelphia r&b Singer, Dione LaRue (a.k.a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Down (is where i want to be)

One of the first things that jumped out to me about singer-songwriter Alec Ounsworth, aka Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, was his originality. I love listening to an album for the first time with that ‘I have no idea where this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Fireproof

Indie rock singer-songwriter Alec Ounsworth, aka Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, will be releasing a new album in February.  Titled ‘The Tourist,’ this is to be his fifth full-length album under his Clap Your Hands tag and the follow-up to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lushlife – The League of Frightened Men

My first thought when I heard this track playing the other day was, this sounds like a DJ Shadow track!  Big, bustin’ breaks and beats combine with smooth syncopated rhythms amidst a layering of samples, this is a big sound, … Continue reading

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