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Hard Times

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Today we pay tribute to one of the greatest pianists and bandleader in Jazz: Horace Silver has died aged 85, this week. In memory of the great Horace Silver, there is a bonus mix via Soundcloud and some Videos via YouTube.

Today, the journey starts with Nick Pride, an Instrumental in a Remix. Sometimes or should I say often…is the world a „Ball of Confusion.“ A real classic track by the Temptations is in the mix, follow by a reggae cover version of the Temptations Track: „Law of the Land“. We have new and modern music from Claptone, Genf Pakula, Nick Waterhouse meets classic stars and tracks from Ann Peebles, Hildegard „The“ Knef, Gregory Porter. In remember to Helcio Milito, the Brazilian drummer, who passed a couple of days, I added the wonderful track by the Tamba Trio in the mix. Then we have Latin Music still in the mix and many other more.

The story behind Baby Huey aka James Ramey. He only released one album in 1971: „The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend.“ By 1970, James Ramey had an addiction to heroin, and his weight had increased to over 400 pounds. On October, 1970, James Ramey died of a drug-related heart attack at the age of only 26! The album, produced by Curtis Mayfield, were posthumously released after his death in 1971.

Let me take the chance and to thank you for all responses for the „Brazilian Mix“ in last week. If you miss the special Brazil Edition, this way please. Soon I will publish a second special Brazilian Mix. Obrigado!

So let the music talk and tune in.

Listen, Relax and Enjoy!

This way please → Hard Times Mix (YouTube-Link)

1. Nick Pride & The Pimptones – Hug Lorenzo (Daytoner Remix)
2. The Temptations – Ball Of Confusion (That´s What The World Is Today)
3. Matumbi – Law Of The Land (Temptations Cover)
4. Claptone – Ghost feat. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – TSTLM (The Spy That Loved Me)
5. Ann Peebles – I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
6. Hector Lavoe – Calle Luna Calle Sol
7. Celia Cruz & Willie Colon – Apaga La Luz
8. Tamba Trio – Negro
9. Gregory Porter – Musical Genocide
10. Baby Huey – Hard Times
11. Hildegard Knef – Vergiss sie (Forget her)
12. Nick Waterhouse – Ain’t There Something That Money Can’t Buy
13. Genf Pakula – Gleaming
14. Trentemøller – Constantinople
15. Souljazz Orchestra – Kapital
16. Nina Simone – I Am Gonna Leave You

Alternative Link:→ Hard Times Mix (YouTube-Link)

Eine kurze Zusammenfassung in Deutsch: Diese Woche verstarb der großartige Jazz-Pianist und Bandleader Horace Silver im Alter von 85 Jahren. Als Erinnerung und Tribut gibt es dazu einen Soundcloud-Mix von Gilles Peterson, einen Link zu einem Artikel aus der New York Times. Er war einer der einflussreichsten Jazz Musiker, besonders in den 50er und 60er Jahren. 

Heute im Mix starten wir mit Nick Pride, einem Instrumental im Remix. Manchmal oder sollte ich sagen oft… ist die Welt ein Ball außer Kontrolle. Ein Klassiker von den Temptations, gefolgt von einer Reggae Version ihres Songs „Law of the Land“ treffen Klassiker und Songs von u.a. Ann Peebles, Hildegard Knef, Gregory Porter treffen auf moderne Musik von Claptone, Genf Pakula, Nick Waterhouse u.a. In Erinnerung an den Brasilianischen Schlagzeuger Helcio Milito, der vor einigen Tagen verstarn, habe ich einen Song vom Tamba Trio hinzugefügt. Dann haben wir Latainamerikanische Musik mit dabei und vieles mehr. Viel Spaß beim hören und entspannen. 

Als Bonus gibt es einen Soundcloud-Mix von Horace Silver, aus seiner Zeit bei Blue Note Records. Der Musiker Stanley Clarke twitterte, dass er die Zeit mit Horace Silver sehr genoss. „Er war der größte Bandleader. “ Horace Silver sagte über Musik: „Musik sollte Glück und Freude den Menschen bringen und sie ihre Sorgen vergessen lassen.“


One of the most highly regarded pianists and composers in jazz, Horace Silver, has died aged 85 in the US. He was one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the 1950s and ’60s.

Stanley Clarke (Musician) tweeted: „I enjoyed so much the time that I spent with Horace Silver…. He was the greatest bandleader…. On to higher places Horace!!!!!!!“

“Musical composition should bring happiness and joy to people and make them forget their troubles.” (Horace Siver)

The New York Times wrote:
That approach was reflected in the titles he gave to songs, like “Sister Sadie,” “Filthy McNasty” and “The Preacher,” all of which became jazz standards. But his output also included gently melodic numbers like “Peace” and “Melancholy Mood” and Latin-inflected tunes like “Señor Blues.” “Song for My Father,” probably his best-known composition, blended elements of bossa nova and the Afro-Portuguese music of the Cape Verde islands, where his father was born.
Horace Silver, 85, Master of Earthy Jazz, Is Dead


10 Kommentare zu “Hard Times

  1. LOVE your mixes!!! :)

  2. großartig….l.g.manu