Hello and welcome to a new issue full of Soul & Jazz and Beyond in the mix. Today I remember to one of the greatest albums ever. In 1994, Portishead released their fantastic debut: „Dummy“. You can hear from „Dummy“ some original samples and tracks from their debut album. Then I still remember to the 73th Birthday of the Grandmaster of Funk Mr. George Clinton aka Dr. Funkenstein inclusive an actual interview by the BBC.
Sad news within this week. And a big loss for the music. Drummer Idris Muhammad died a couple of days ago at the age of 74. Does it get any better with his masterpiece: „Could Heaven Ever Be Like This“. Then we have in the new mix real classics from Shirley Bassey, Peggy Lee, Marvin Gaye, Gene Harris, rare Jazz from Japan and music (Samples) and the full „Dummy“-Album…and many others more. I would like to pay your attention at the end of the text in order to enjoy all tracks.
Listen, relax and enjoy!
This way please, click → Soul & Jazz and Beyond- Light My Fire (33) (YouTube-Link)
1. Shirley Bassey – Light My Fire
2. Peggy Lee – Fever
3. George Clinton and Kim Burrell – Mathematics of Love
4. Yuji Ohno – Nica’s Dream
5. Gene Harris – As
6. Zara McFarlane – Open Heart
7. St. Germain – Rose Rouge
8. Lalo Schifrin – Danube Incident (Portishead Sample for „Sour Times“)
9. Portishead – Sour Times
10. Marvin Gaye – Where Are We Going?
11. George Clinton – Do Fries Go With That Shake?
12. Isaac Hayes – Ike’s Rap 2 (Portishead Sample for „Glory Box“)
13. Portishead – Glory box
14. War feat. Eric Burdon – Magic Mountain (Portishead Sample for „Wandering Star“)
15. Portishead – Wandering Star
16. Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (12 inch Long Version)
Alternative Link, click:→ Soul & Jazz and Beyond- Light My Fire (33) (YouTube-Link)
„Who am I, what and why?
Cause all I have left is my memories of yesterday
Oh these sour times
Cause nobody loves me
Not like you do.“
Lines like this sounds a little bit depressing, dark and full of melancholy. But it was the creative basis for a great and timeless master piece in the music history. It is such an amazing mix of Electronic music, Jazz, Hip Hop, Trip Hop full with great selected samples. This album belongs in every collection. The name Portishead came from the home town of Geoff Barrow, one of the member, where he grew up. Till today only 3 albums has been released!
Listen to the full album: Portishead – Dummy (1994) (YouTube-Link)
Tip: Listen to words and music by George Clinton inclusive an interview he lead with Gilles Peterson on BBC-Radio. This programme is still available in Germany for the next 3 weeks. Words and Music by George Clinton
The Idris Muhammad interview This is a great piece and must read. An Interview from Wax Poetics with Idris Muhammad, who was such a great drummer. „I’m a musical drummer. I play the musical part of the song. I inherited a gift from the Creator. I can do things with the drums that no other drummer I know can do.“
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