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RT @PoohTTang: Sah da tay. #GodIsGood
RT @GFM GFM Weekly Recap | Grown Folks Music http://bit.ly/bZ1fvu
A musical sketch from yesterday I think I’m going to use to use tumblr more often as an online archive of short ideas http://bit.ly/cfjJz5
#NowPlaying a 1969 #concert from James Brown on @concertvault / @wolfgangsvault: http://tinyurl.com/2ad9m5j
RT @KaiulaniHill Aw hell…..i gotta go order the cake today!!! damn damn damn!! <—- Drops punchbowl and runs out of the room… James!!!
RT @soulcuts RT @GrownFolksMusic: @iorr03 Happy Annniversary kid! > Congratulations! u know soulcuts loves it! cheers! <-Champipple on deck
RT @GFM_FB New video from @CarlittaDurand that premiered yesterday. http://fb.me/z5NM9bla <-Great song and video… #gfm
RT @ReaganGomez: Yes Glen Beck, we’re laughing AT you. Not With you» http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/08/jon_stewart_rips_apart …
RT @juliabeverly A random guy on facebook asked me 2 give him lil wayne’s email 2 send him some beats. Yeah let me get on that asap <-My bad
I have driven over the bridge many a night from...
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RT @jodywatley: Count your blessings and not your struggles.
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I really should use this platform more often… maybe I will. Hmm.
RT @GrownFolksMusic Video Recap: International Soul Music Summit http://bit.ly/9RiL1i
On Hip-Hop: Take It This Far http://bit.ly/bo0Kow (via @theFreshXpress)
RT @GrownFolksMusic DJ Jazzy Jeff on the art of deejaying | Grown Folks Music http://bit.ly/aUoMn4
Entertainment-Something that amuses, pleases, or diverts. Culture-Intellectual and artistic activity and the works produced by it.
re: That last tweet… I believe I prefer music that falls underneath the heading of culture. It’s pretty easy to amuse yourself…
RT @CENTRICTV Songwriters - Stevie Wonder vs Smokie Robinson #versus <—- Stevie but it’s Smokey Robinson not Smokie as in Norful.
RT @mashibeats: “The downside of affordable technology is mediocrity” - Don Letts http://ping.fm/5AXjN
lasting impact, does it really amuse or divert me? No I think it challenges and convicts me. *End rant*
Biscuits in a bag well it’s about time, the cans and I are not friends.
Pryor, Carlin, Hicks, Gregory, Rock, etc., etc., But I seriously had to just ask myself if the music that I love and has really made a…
And from the sound of things it’s pretty easy and popular in certain quarters to make music that is amusing. If I wanna laugh I’ll put on
RT @RandomRon I also hate when people compare 50 Tyson and Drake. One can sing and rap on the spot. The other is Canadian
RT @GFM_FB: I think I hear an Oberheim in here somewhere… playing a synthesizer in this 80’s style is an art form. http://fb.me/vXG9kryV
Crazy me but I put the music of Jimmy Webb, Ashford and Simpson et al. in the same category as Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers et al.
It really depends on the commitment of educators to put all of this great music from different eras, societies etc., into some context.
I love “Classical” as much as the next person, I really do. But great composition did not start and end in Europe.
Listening to a ton of Isaac Hayes in preparation for this morning’s post. I really need to spend more time dissecting his music.
I’m sure someone in academia is teaching a semester long course on the genius of Isaac Hayes right?
by the soul of what he’s saying through the horn. I believe that’s what catches my ear is the soul of what someone is saying. If I hear
something that feels soulless, I don’t hear it.
RT @GFM_FB: The track that put The Neptunes sound on the map! VA stand up!!! http://fb.me/sO2Q7O2J
of the more popular sounds emanating from some instrumentalists as in the same category musically. Sure Trane plays a lot but I’m more
RT @GFM_FB: Another classic from MJB!!! http://fb.me/sNzWiqaZ
RT @GFM_FB: One of my favorite composers/arrangers Oliver Nelson along with Quincy Jones was one of the first African-American… http:/ …
RT @GFM: New Post: Get Grown=Mother’s Finest-Truth Will Set You Free http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/grownmothers-finesttruth-set-free
Thinking about the life and legacy of Count Basie today. If you play music and haven’t spent a lot of time with his catalog, you should.
The whole concept of playing in the “pocket” was a defining principle of that band. No drum machine can groove like that rhythm section.
RT @GFM_FB: I love R&B tunes with soulful saxophone lines, the tenor line on this one is just simply soulful… http://fb.me/EWRH2yN8
I’m listening to Blue Train right now and I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone who listened to that would even consider some