todays post is the first in a series of ‘sets’ laid down ..going back to themusicologist roots..
featuring some HEAVYWEiGHT cuts from across the musical and vibrational spectrum. two ways to ‘consume’ it
1:Here on themusicologist ..
2:Via my mixcloud feed
the set represents/symbolises how i feel right here…right now after receiving and trying to process some disheartening news received this week.
John Coltrane, Miles Davies, Terry Callier, Benga, Chamillionaire, Gorillaz, Dean Blunt, Lonnie Liston Smith and more all feature along the way. a BURIAL set from me. experimental, brok foot selection from the deepest recesses of a mans Soul.
Somewhat of a dilemma over today’s slice..1 artist 2 majestic covers..what one to lay down? Donny’s version of Ray Charles’s ‘I Believe To My Soul’ or John Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’ ?? hmmm I think it’s going to be ‘Jealous Guy’. Nothing to choose between them as I said…both top of the ‘covers tree’ but something about this one that resonates stronger with me than ‘I Believe’. Am I a ‘Jealous Guy’…not neccesarily but I know I have been. Is it jealous or insecure? it’s a thin line indeed. Insecure…for sure so in true dialogue style hold this one from Donny’s Live set. Before I finish I just want to add how much I feel the man’s authenticity come through in his music…genuine dialogue between a man and his inner being I believe.
Others of note are Marvin Gaye, of course master John Coltrane, Gil Scott Heron, Terry Callier, Curtis Mayfield, Paul Weller, Dinah washington, Sam Cooke, Billie Holiday…there are others I could add but those are the ones who come immediately to mind without thinking long and hard. Recorded live, (1972), at the Bitter End and featuring Cornell Dupree, Mike Howard, Willie Weeks, Fred White and Earl DeRouen