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07/08/2021 01:57 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

DOOM (Viktor Vaughn) is sampling 6680 Lexington here. -- Want to read the lyrics of an encounter that doesn't go well?: https://genius.com/Viktor-vaughn-let-me-watch-lyrics
07/08/2021 01:50 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Sara Lee
by 6680 Lexington
(1 play) | (0 fans)

This song was written by Virgil Beckham and David Garland for the 1971 album, "6680 Lexington."
07/08/2021 01:44 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Blacks and Blues
by Bobbi Humphrey
(15 plays) | (0 fans)

"Born Barbara Ann Humphrey, on April 25, 1950, in Marlin, Texas, flute virtuoso Bobbi Humphrey had the distinction of being the first African-American female instrumentalist to sign with Blue Note Records.... ...in 1973, the then 23-year-old flautist joined forces with producer and songwriter Larry Mizell. The producer had just helmed Donald Byrd’s highly successful Blue Note album "Black Byrd," a record that put the trumpeter at the top of the US jazz and R&B charts. Larry Mizell’s calling card was a new kind of accessible jazz-funk style consisting of fluid, soulful grooves bolstered with catchy vocal refrains. It was this that Humphrey tapped into on 7 and 8 July 1973, when she went into Hollywood’s Sound Factory studio and put her flute on six tracks written by Mizell, for an album that became one of Humphrey’s most successful: "Blacks And Blues.": https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/bobbi-humphrey-blacks-and-blues-album/
07/08/2021 01:41 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Plumskinzz (Loose Hoe, God & Cu...
by Komeda
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

This song sampled Bobbi Humphrey's 1973 "Blacks and Blues."
07/08/2021 01:37 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Peachfuzz
by Komeda
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

"Before there was MF Doom or King Geedorah, there was Zev Love X. Rapper Daniel Dumile got his start as a part of the group KMD, which he formed with his brother in 1988. The group released their first studio album in 1991, when Dumile was only 17 years old.... Hearing a young Dumile spit on a track like “Peach Fuzz” is one helluva trip. Zev Love X’s raps have the same unique timbre of a typical Doom song, but the high-pitched pubescence makes it something entirely unique.": https://sites.coloradocollege.edu/socc/2017/04/06/song-of-the-day-kmd-peach-fuzz/ --- And they're sampling O.C. Smith's "Clear Day" version.
07/08/2021 01:35 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

"On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" is a song written by Burton Lane (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics) for the 1965 musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever." -- Here's a biography of vocalist O.C. Smith, best known for his version of "Little Green Apples": https://www.allmusic.com/artist/oc-smith-mn0000387954/biography
07/08/2021 01:29 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Nitty Gritty
by KMD, Brand Nubian
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Perhaps the title might be a clue to the sample. -- "KMD (Kausing Much Damage)was an American hip hop group from Long Beach, New York. The group is best known for launching the career of rapper and record producer Zev Love X, who would later become known as MF DOOM. Zev Love X, his younger brother DJ Subroc and Rodan formed KMD in 1988...": https://hip-hop-music.fandom.com/wiki/KMD
07/08/2021 01:27 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
The Nitty Gritty
by Shirley Ellis
(1 play) | (0 fans)

One of the truly underrated artists of the 1960's. Shirley Ellis defined hip with songs like her first hit "The Nitty Gritty". It was released in late 1963 and reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1964.
07/08/2021 01:25 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
That’s That
by MF Doom
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

MF DOOM sampled Galt MacDermot's "Princess Gika." The sample was a suggestion from Stones Throw Records manager, Egon, who is a great crate digger.
07/08/2021 01:23 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Princess Gika
by Galt MacDermot
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Canadian-American composer Galt MacDermot is perhaps best known as the composer of the musical "Hair.": http://www.galtmacdermot.com/bio.html
07/08/2021 01:21 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

Influential Italian producer and composer Giorgio Moroder has been called "the father of disco.": https://www.giorgiomoroder.com/ -- The "Midnight Express" soundtrack won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1978.
07/08/2021 01:16 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Gazzillion Ear
by MF Doom
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Did you know that, today, "the City Council of Long Beach, New York will officially be renaming the East Hudson Street block in honor of the late MF DOOM"? .: https://hypebeast.com/2021/7/mf-doom-long-beach-new-york-street-renamed -- Yes, MF DOOM sampled J. Dilla's "Dig It" here. He also sampled Dilla's "Phantom of the Synths."
07/08/2021 01:08 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Dig It
by J Dilla
(1 play) | (0 fans)

J Dilla sampled Brenton Wood's 1967 "Trouble." --
07/08/2021 01:06 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Trouble
by Brenton Wood
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Here's a biography of Brenton Wood, born Alfred Jesse Smith: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/brenton-wood-mn0000617568/biography
07/08/2021 01:03 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Angelz
by MF DOOM, Ghostface Killah
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Happy OG Thursday! You're listening to The Afternoon Show with the erudite Larry Mizell, Jr.! --- Daniel Dumile, MF DOOM, died last year at the end of October: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/31/arts/music/mf-doom-dead.html -- Here's an analysis of "Angelz": https://www.wyexpect.com/stories/verse-of-the-day-angelz
07/08/2021 01:01 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Jokyoku
by Kentaro Haneda
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Kentarō Haneda was a Japanese pianist, composer and arranger of popular anime and movies and video game music. His popular name was Haneken.: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0352600/
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