Kamasi Washington’s Truth is our Song for Sunday. This is truly spectacular. There are no further words required. Listen and enjoy.
George Benson’s Dinorah, Dinorah is our Song for Sunday. I heard this on the radio for the first time this week and I was in complete awe. It didn’t surprise me to discover it was a cover of a Latin track.
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. The 10 minute track acts as a beautiful homage to…
Black Milk & Nat Turner’s The Knock is our Song For Sunday. Taken from their 2016 album The Rebellion Sessions. Black Milk will be back on the road in March with dates in France and Sweden.
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 can imagine.
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 Records didn’t release it as a single despite the attempt…
Luther Vandross’ Don’t You Know That is our Song for Sunday. Memories of listening to this in an office with RKZ and 13e and RKZ pointing out it was sampled by 112 for “Love Me”.
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. “In a Silent Way” was recorded in one session in 1969. Miles used the classical sonata form as inspiration for the three-track LP and it marked the…
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.