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Version Excursion

Version Excursion : “Love Theme from Spartacus” (1960, Alex North)

Certain melodies transcend time and simply convey with them an indelible emotion and indescribable energy that is universal at its core. Such is the case with the Love Theme penned by composer Alex North for the soundtrack to the 1960  Read more  »

Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Yo-Yo “Total Control” (1996)

Rapper and Ice Cube protégé Yo-Yo was in many ways a pioneer and unsung hero for female rappers in the industry. She has an extensive discography (including one full length unreleased album) but despite disappointing sales, she managed to release  Read more  »

The Montclairs “Dreaming Out of Season”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: The Montclairs “Dreaming Out of Season” (1972)

R&B/Soul bands were a dime a dozen in the early 70s. For every Dells and Temptations, there was hundreds of groups knocking on the doors of record labels trying to get in the door. Many of them got a break and  Read more  »

Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Eri Ohno “Skyfire” (1981)

Sometimes a song is so good and unexpected that there is not that much more to add other than just sitting back and enjoying it. Much like my post on the classic Hawaiian Rare Groove from Nohelani Cypriano, this song  Read more  »

Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure : Andre Waarts & the Gospel Storytellers “There is a God somewhere” (1982)

Music can elevate one to higher grounds and literally lift spirits. Gospel is the foundation for RnB, Soul & Funk as many religious devotees used their belief to inspire their creation whilst simultaneously using music to escape the regimental nature  Read more  »