This week’s Song for Sunday pays tribute to the late Clyde Stubblefield. The most sampled drummer of all time and one of the outright greats. We’ll miss you, Funky Drummer.
For our 100th Song for Sunday, we’ve chosen The Orb’s Dilla’s Moon Quake. It’s been a long time coming but we’re finally on #100 and what better way to celebrate than with a Dilla tribute. In 2015, electronica duo The Orb released “Moonbuilding 2703 AD” and as a bonus track, they included Dilla’s Moon Quake. […]
Labelle’s Moonshadow is our Song for Sunday. Labelle were more than Lady Marmalade. Their second album in this incarnation, Moonshadow, was their last on Warner Bros and the title track was a revamp of Cat Stevens’ original. The cover stretched to nearly 9 and a half minutes with all the epic soul and funk you […]
Nick Drake’s Northern Sky is our Song For Sunday. 2016 is no more as we break into a new year and hopefully more prosperous times. Northern Sky was a song on Nick Drake’s penultimate album before his untimely death in 1974. The song was a departure from his previous work. Unfortunately, his record label Island […]
Miles Davis’ In A Silent Way and It’s About That Time are our Song(s) for Sunday. We’ve flipped the script slightly this week by featuring two songs in one. These choices were inspired by Fredara Mareva Hadley’s Spotify playlist.
Rain Tree Crow’s Blackwater is our Song For Sunday. “Blackwater” was the only single from Rain Tree Crow’s eponymous album. Rain Tree Crow were better known as Japan and this would be their first and last album as a four-piece.
John Holt’s rendition of You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine is our Song For Sunday. A classic from my childhood. The original was written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff for Lou Rawls in 1976 before John Holt covered it. Naturally, it has a reggae rhythm running throughout but in such a subtle way […]
Kamasi Washington’s Clair De Lune is our Song For Sunday. Taken from ‘The Epic’, released last May. Clair De Lune is my favourite classical composition and Kamasi stretches it in a similar fashion to Isaac Hayes when he transformed Dionne Warwick’s Walk On By.