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All mixes featured here are done for my own personal use and help make the journey to and from the daily grind go so much better! so I thought I'd put them out there to share, After all ,We all got to have freedom!

All selections from my own collection.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

The Mizell Brothers,Music Producers Extraordinaire!


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Fonce Mizell passed away yesterday.He was one-half of one of the distinctive and beloved production duos of the 1970s (and via sampling, of the 1990s, you might say).
Check out Jeff Chang’s interview with the Mizell Brothers, at the Red Bull Music Academy, from a few years back.
And most definitely check out Matthew Africa’s 2010 tribute to the Mizells.
Thanks to the excellent Soulsides website for this link, HERE.
Another Musical Genius leaves us ,peace go with you Brother.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

An Interview with Steve Marriott-1965

' One of the unsung heroes of the post-British Invasion era. Steve Marriot was part of Small Faces when this interview was conducted. 1965 saw the band just getting getting a name for themselves, breaking out of the Mod mold and striking out for new territory. They had several minor hits, but nothing that would compare to their successes just two years later. Marriott would eventually part company with his Small Faces bandmates, who would go off and morph into Faces and recruit Rod Stewart. Marriott would form the iconic Hard Rock outfit Humble Pie, a band that also featured ex-Herd member Peter Frampton. Humble Pie became huge all over the world, selling out stadiums and racking up an impressive number of hit albums in the process.'
'Sadly, Marriott left us rather early. He died tragically in

 1991, but he left behind a long and celebrated body of

 work that became very influential in the growth and

 development of so many bands who came after him.

Here is an interview done with Brian Matthews of the BBC
 as part of their Pop Profiles Series. An interview that
 hasn't been heard in a long time with an artist whose
 work was pivotal during so many evolutions of Rock',
Gordon Skene.

Thanks to the Newstalgia.crooksandliars.com site for this

 fantastic interview the link is HERE

Monday, 4 July 2011

'Gil Scott-Heron saved my life'

Here's a wonderful piece about the gone but not forgotten musical genius that was Gil Scott-Heron,even with all his personal trials and tribulations he could still help a fellow human being onto the right path,outstanding.                        Peace go with you Brother,                                                                                                                            Here's the Link (thanks to the Guardian) 'Gil Scott-Heron saved my  life' | Music | The Guardian