Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Eddie Jefferson “So What” (1968)

There have been countless versions, covers, remixes of Miles Davis‘ work and his classic “So What” track. This easily has to rank with the best. An aboslute mind-blowing be-bop vocal version from Eddie Jefferson in the late 60’s. He used the Miles Davis’s riffs to form the basis of his …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: The Impressions “We’re A Winner” (1968)

As much as I love Curtis Mayfield and his first group called The Impressions I have to admit that the first reason I flipped when I heard “We’re A Winner” is because I spotted a sample from one of my favorite TLC songs. (“This is How It Should Be Done“) …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Group Home “Suspended in time” (1996)

This is that real classic mid-90’s East Coast vibe. Yet another classic beat courtesy of Dj Premier. “Suspended in time” is a slept-on gem from the amazing 1996 “Livin Proof” album almost entirely produced by Primo.

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: The Roots “Proceed 2.0” feat Roy Ayers

Brilliant re-version of “Proceed” by the legendary Roots crew featuring Roy Ayers on vibraphone.

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Cali Agents “This is my life” (2000)

As I was saying yesterday, this week i’m focusing on some of my favorite overlooked hip-hop jams because i’m playing a gig on saturday called “Hip-Hop History” One of the few tracks from the dark ages of Hip-Hop (1997-2002) that I can still mess with. For those who don’t know …

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Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Groove Chronicles “Stone Cold” (1997)

Straight up this is probably my favorite 2step track of all time. Yes, it does fall under the whole UK Garage family tree but it is probably one of the few tracks that describe what the whole 2step sub-genre was. Rolling bassline, Skippy beats, Soulful vocal bits. For any of …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Home Team “Pick it up” (1992)

Seeing as I’m in Florida for a few days, I thought I’d hook up a few down south selections. Not that Florida is known for having the most cutting edge and interesting stuff i’m sure I can manage to dig up a few interesting oddities. Home Team (formerly known as …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Cunninlynguists “Seasons” ft. Masta Ace (2003)

This track was stuck on repeat for about 3 days last week. A real gem from much underrated rap group Cunninlynguists on their second record called SouthernUnderground. On ‘Seasons’ the crew with tha Masta Ace get on a reminiscent tip while RJD2 drops gliding cinematic flow with bubblin’ beats and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Spice 1 “Strap on the side” (1994)

The G-FUNK theme of the week for our “Forgotten Treasures” selections. Some of these tracks have pretty violent images and lyrics, so I hope you can take it all in good fun as we do… Also, obviously we try to dig a little deeper than the obvious Ice Cube, Snoop, …

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