Saturday, August 22, 2009

FTotD (4 hours and 20 minutes too late)

Check out this jam, it's "Why Did You Do It" by Stretch. This track is one that I've heard on a mix by DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist. They use the "1,2" vocals in the middle of the song during their "Hard Sell" mix. When I DJ with Big Nick, he plays it alot and everytime I ask what track it is and then forget. Tonight I remembered and Googled not long after I got home. Here's a great live version, the bass player is sick:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Soul Power

"Soul Power" is a documentary about a landmark concert that took place in Zaire in 1974. It took place before the Ali-Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle" (the movie is made of unused footage from "When We Where Kings" and is directed by an editor on that film) The doc features musical greats like James Brown, Bill Withers, BB King, and more as well as some interviews with Muhammad Ali. I saw it at Silver Docs recently and really enjoyed it. Check out the trailer below:

I look forward to the DVD release as I will definitely be buying it for what should be a lot of bonus scenes. I really hope they include some full length performances. The film should be out tomorrow @ E St. Cinema or Bethesda Row. Check your local listings and get on the good foot.