Posts Tagged ‘Jazz

24
Dec
09

Hold the Throne Presents – A Very Special Christmix

NYC Christmas

I want to wish a very Merry Christmas (to the Christians, of course) and a Happy Holidays to all my friends and readers.

Vibe to this hour-and-a-half long Very Special Christmix while you’re drankin’ eggnog, opening presents, eating everything in sight, and spending time with the ones you love. There’s a lil’ somethin’ for all tastes in this mix – from classics and traditional to jazzy, funkin’ and hip-hoppin’ – so play it anywhere you go this season.

I compiled the mix myself, so I guess shouts to me? Nah, shouts to the artists for giving me the inspiration and allowing me to feel the spirit, Enjoy!

Download: Hold the Throne Presents – A Very Special Christmix

1. Al Green – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
2. Bing Crosby – Frosty The Snowman
3. Burl Ives – Holly Jolly Christmas
4.Charles Brown – Please Come Home For Christmas
5.Chet Baker – We Three Kings
6.Chipmunks – The Chipmunk Song
7. Diana Ross & The Supremes – Silver Bells
8. Dinah Washington – Silent Night
9. Donny Hathaway – This Christmas
10. Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
11. Ella Fitzgerald – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
12. Etta James – Merry Christmas Baby
13. Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby – The Christmas Song
14. Frank Sinatra – The Bells of Christmas (Greensleeves) [w-Tina, Nancy & Frank Sinatra Jr.]
15. Jackson 5 – Santa Clause Is Comin’ To Town
16. Jackson 5 – I Saw Mommy Kissin’ Santa Claus
17. Judy Garland – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
18. Mannheim Steamroller Piano Tribute Players – Carol f the Bells
19. Mariah Carey – O Holy Night
20. Marvin Gaye – I Want To Come Home For Christmas
21. Nat King Cole – O Come All Ye Faithful
22. Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime
23. Peggy Lee – Happy Holiday
24. The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride
25. Run-DMC – Christmas In Hollis
26. Stevie Wonder – Ave Maria
27. Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means To Me
28. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24
29. Vanessa Williams – What Child Is This? (Live)

(If anyone is unfamiliar with .Rar files, feel free to hit me up)

13
Oct
09

Cop Today: Ghostface, Del & Tame, Jay ARE, & P.U.T.S.

Ghostface – Ghostdini : The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

Among the multitude of hip-hop albums dropping today, here’s a few that caught my eye.

Y’all already know how I feel about that Ghostface album. In addition, I suggest checking out from J. Rawls & John Robinson as jazz-hop duo Jay ARE, an eccentric collabo between Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One, plus a brand new LP from Los Angeles’s  People Under The Stairs.

Click on the cover or title for a link to purchase, do your part to support hip-hop (and jazz, this time around)!

J. Rawls & John Robinson as Jay ARE – The 1960’s Jazz Revolution Again

Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One – Parallel Uni-Verses

People Under The Stairs – Carried Away

23
Sep
09

Happy Birthday John Coltrane

The most influential jazz saxophonist would have been 83 years old today.

I’ll be celebrating today by playing my Coltrane collection, I suggest you do too. Here’s one of his most well-known and heartfelt tunes, “Naima” from the 1960 album Giant Steps.

R.I.P.

02
Jul
09

Blue Break Beats (Blue Note Series) Volume 1

Blue Breaks

For those of us grinding it out this morning at the office, or wherever you at, here’s a solid collection of classic Blue Note jazz compositions that have been sampled throughout hip-hop’s history.

This is the first of four similar compilations by Blue Note Records. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Blue Note is THE premier jazz label of, well, all time.

You might recognize sax guru Lou Donaldson’s “Who’s Making Love” from a certain legendary BK rapper’s catalog (among others) or piano maestro Herbie Hancock’s “Oliloqui Valley” used by one of rap’s greatest DJ & MC combos.

Feel free to vibe out to these jazz classics this morning, remembering where hip-hop came from. Enjoy!

Download: Blue Break Beats (Blue Note Series) Volume 1

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Track List:

1. Grooving With Mr. G – Richard Groove Holmes
2. Sookie Sookie – Grant Green
3. Who’s Making Love – Lou Donaldson
4. Weasil – Donald Byrd
5. Kudu – Eddie Henderson
6. Harlem River Drive – Bobbi Humphrey
7. Blue Juice – Jimmy McGriff
8. The Final Comedown – Grant Green
9. Turtle Walk – Lou Donaldson
10. Your Love Is Too Much – The Three Sounds
11. Black Jack – Donald Byrd
12. Olilloqui Valley – Herbie Hancock





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