7/10/17: US3 & Herbie Hancock

I was always a big fan of this song. I knew they were using samples from Blue Note recordings, but never bothered to track down the original source material.   But then it came and found me. I was listening to the radio, and some Herbie Hancock came on:   It’s great to listen to… Continue reading 7/10/17: US3 & Herbie Hancock

11/28/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!

I remember seeing Mos Def play this on “Letterman,” and immediately bought the single. I love the way the way everything is so laid back and restrained, but there’s also this underlying tension that permeates the whole song.   And of course, the timpani. From the Ronettes to Pizzicato Five, I love my pop music with a… Continue reading 11/28/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!