Saturday, December 25, 2010
In The Christmas Groove (2009)
This album came out last year but I didn't hear about it til this year. My dad had a very soft spot for quirky songs, but especially holiday songs. He would put together mixes (on cassette, yes cassette!) for the annual Christmas party at his friends Ted & Peggy Claire's house. I figured my brother and I could use a break from some of those more overplayed & emotionally-scarring songs. (really: Yogi Yorgesson's "I Yust Go Nuts Ay Christmas"? No thanks!)
Big ups to the fine folks at Strut for saving Christmas with some funk!!
Favorite: Funk Machine - "Soul Santa"; J.D. McDonald - "Boogaloo Santa"; The Black On White Affair - "Auld Lang Syne" - so, so funky!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (2010)
Favorite: "Monster" (ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj &Bon Iver) - Nicki kind of kills this!! I was a hater until I heard her verse on this song.
"Who Will Survive In America" - I always loved me some Gil-Scott Heron tho!