Tag Archives: JB’s

rip marva whitney

Shux! Just learned from Funky 16 Corners that Marva Whitney (1944-05-01 > 2012-12-22) has left us for that great jam by the Styx!
http://www.wefunkradio.com/extra/marva
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marva_Whitney
http://www.facebook.com/Transatlantics/posts/471999922845858
http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/international/34507/RIP-Marva-Whitney-Soul-Sister-1
http://osakamonaurail.com/discography/2006/12/i-am-what-i-am.html

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jazz loves marvin gaye

After 2004’s Marvel Of Marvin – The Heard Instinct – Essential Covers & Cookiesv/a comp on Harmless (HURT057), there’s this year’s Jazz Loves Marvin Gayeon Verve Jazzclub / Trends (Universal Germany). And see also: http://funky16corners.lunarpages.net/?p=2009

early rappers

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Frankly, I think those ‘who invented rap’ or ‘which precursors came close’ discussions are a bit pointless – unless you like to spend a few hours chewing the fat among music freaks, of course. To me, James Brown is the godfather – point final – and as for the noble art of jiving to music (aka parlando) … that’s been around as long as jazz (the rhythm in R’n’B) has existed, no? Anyhows, see also http://uzine.posterous.com/dave-bartholomews-saga-of-new-orleans-rhythm for “The monkey” and http://uzine.posterous.com/beginners-guide-to-rhythm-n-blues for “Jack that cat was clean” both of which are also featured on yet another cool Trikont v/a comp Early Rappers – Hipper Than Hop – The Ancestors Of Rap… apparently volume one in a series. Hey and dig those Last Poets lyrics too, you 99%ers y’all!