Posts in Category/Tag: Not Hip Hop

Sam Cooke – Chain Gang

December 27th, 2016

SamCooke-ChainGang

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THIS SONG HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO A COMPLAINT BY THE RIAA.
Summary: Not hip hop, but a great song.
About Artist: Sam Cooke is one of the kings of soul. Though he was murdered in 1964 at age 33, he had over thirty top 40 songs in the last seven years of his life. Sam Cooke’s music gave way to the likes of Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and James Brown.
About Song: I listened to this song growing up but was reminded of it recently when a clipe of it appeared in Donald Glover’s (aka Childish Gambino) “Atlanta” TV show (which is one of my favorites).
Favorite Part: I love Sam Cooke’s vocals (which is why he was such a sensation in his own time). I love music of this era and was a huge motown fan growing up. I’ve also been thinkin a lot about mass incarceration since watching “The 13th” on Netflix.
Other:
Sam Cooke Wikipedia

Seu Jorge – Ziggy Stardust

December 19th, 2016

SeuJorge-ZiggyStardust

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Summary: Not hip hop, but a wonderful cultural mashup.
About Artist: Seu Jorge has been a popular brazilian singer/songwriter for over a decade. Seu Jorge also happened to be featured in a Talib Kweli song “Favela Love”.
About Song: This song is a remake of David Bowie’s classic ZIggy Stardust.
Favorite Part: Seu Jorge recently came to perform in Tucson. Seu Jorge had written over a dozen David Bowie covers which were featured in the movie The Life Aquatic. The tour was in honor of David Bowie’s passing, along with the passing of Seu Jorge’s own father. The crowd in attendance was mostly part of the Life Aquatic’s cult following. Even so, I loved the show. It was just Seu Jorge doing his thing on the stage and it was beautiful.
Other:
Seu Jorge Wikiepedia