Old New Borrowed Blue #9
I don’t have any exciting theme for this week, but here are some tunes I’ve been listening to in these last few lazy days of August.
Something Old: Bill Withers often makes for great summer music, and this is certainly not an exception.
Something New: If only I listened to the new Snoop Dogg album before last week, “I Knew That” might have been my song of the summer. Well, now it can be our song of September.
Something Borrowed: Here’s a great example of a sample that is not in hip hop, lest you think borrowing is a genre-specific technique. Here we have one of the most innovative bands around sampling one of the most innovative albums ever made, so if that’s not epic, I don’t know what is.
Something Blue: Remember that myth where a musician sells his soul to the devil for success? Well it’s attached to a particular guy, and that guy is Robert Leroy Johnson, considered the king of Mississippi Delta blues, and “Crossroads” is about as classic as singing the blues itself.