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Song of the Day 10/12/12 – J Dilla – Detroit ’98 (instrumental)

12 Oct

This is quite simply one of the nicest instrumentals I’ve ever heard.  I could listen to it on a loop constantly (and sometimes I do).  Very simple and beautiful, but very moving.  This is the first of what I am expecting to be many J Dilla posts as Song of the Day.  Enjoy.

Song of the Day 10/11/12 – Eddie Kendricks – My People Hold On

11 Oct

The first time I heard any incarnation of this tune was on the late, great J Dilla’s Donuts album from 2006, where Dilla Dawg flipped it, sped it up and slowed it back down in around a minute and half’s time.  Eddie was the distinctive falsetto voice of The Temptations, and had some really cool solo albums in the early 70s with Motown.  Don’t sleep on Mr. Kendricks.  This is a good example of something you’d never expect on a Motown record – psychedelic soul stripped down to vocals, hand drums and bass.  Peep game, my people.