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Throwback Saturdays

Drake – I’m Still Fly

“Still Fly” is some real vintage Drake, coming from his 2008 remix of Big Tymers “Still Fly”. The song is an interesting view into the development of the current Drake. The track has a similar melodic flow that he is known for today. Peep drake’s new project More Life on any major streaming service.

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04-07-17

Nat King Cole – Happy New Year

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Happy new year from B3. See you in 2017. Thank you for reading and listening.

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12-30-16

Throwback: Ken Boothe – Can’t You See

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It’s hard to resist a song that opens with lines like “can’t you see, she is lonely / leave her alone”. Sung ever so sweetly by Ken Boothe and originally released on the FAB label in 1968, “Can’t You See” is a killer gem of rocksteady splendor written by Mr. Rock Steady himself, a name and reputation that Boothe garnered from his days with Studio One. The short-lived genre of rocksteady – defined as something slower than ska and more ballad-oriented than reggae – may not get as much attention nowadays, but its influence is surprisingly far-reaching, across genres as well as generations. “Can’t You See” still sounds fresh to the ears for that very reason, in addition to being insanely catchy on its own. Reviewed By Joanne Lam

Ken Boothe – Can’t You See

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Rating 8.0

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10-26-13

Throwback: The La’s – Was It Something I Said (Kitchen Demo)

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And now a reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mike Badger.

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Rating 8.3

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03-28-13

Throwback Saturdays: E Ness – Rest ya Neck

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You may remember Elliot Ness from MTV’s Making The Band. He was the Philly battle rapper always getting into fights. What you probably don’t know is that he has some really good music. “Rest ya neck” is 55 bars of punch line after punch line. He reminds me of a flashier Sean Price. They both put forth complex rapping but E. Ness expresses style and the new school, while Sean typically rambles over steadily less effective, golden-era instrumentals. Notice the multisyllabic/compound rhymes Ness spits effortlessly on top of the engaging, bouncy bass and spellbinding, spooky whistle. The track is from 2008 and still resonates. It sucks Diddy didn’t hone his skills for mainstream success. By Teddy Pendergrass

E Ness – Rest ya Neck

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Rating 8.0

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02-23-13

Throwback Saturday: Cressida – 6am (Kyau And Albert Remix)

Club music has many fans. But I don’t believe the average JOEnie loves Chachi knows when done right, the genre is essential. It is clear DJ Tiesto (amongst others) gets slack because he is mainstream. We must remember music was born for the masses. Just because everybody likes it doesn’t mean it is bad. Innovative “artists” are simply sparse. 2006 – 2008 is my golden age for trance. Tiesto couldn’t help releasing this vocal, dance track in his 2008 Asia-inspired compilation. And, you can bet your bottom dollar the full version is even better. By Teddy Pendergrass

Cressida – 6am (Kyau And Albert Remix)

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Rating 8.4

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01-12-13

Throwback Saturdays: Tammi Terrell – All I Do Is Think About You

The beautiful Tammi Terrell recorded this flawless version of the Stevie-penned “All I Do Is Think About You” for Motown in 1966.

Tammi Terrell – All I Do Is Think About You

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10-13-12

THROWBACK SATURDAYS: Nara Leão – Corcovado

Nara Leão’s beautiful bright Tropicalia rendition of the Brazilian standard dates to 1971.

Nara Leão – Corcovado

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10-06-12

Throwback: Giampiero Boneschi – Intimate

Throwing it back to 1972 for a minute now with this romantic piece by Italian jazz composer Giampiero Boneschi, appropriately titled “Intimate.” This song is the perfect something to sooth your way into a relaxing weekend. The legato strings and sultry vocals are enough alone to wisk anyone away from their humble (or not) abodes with its uber luxurious allure. The track is excerpted here from a new Suzanne Kraft mixtape collaboration for San Francisco based Azalea Boutique. You can hear the mixtape in it’s chic-y entirety via the new THREADMIX series here. Indulge below.

Giampiero Boneschi – Intimate

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Rating 8.7

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09-29-12

THROWBACK SATURDAY! Sexton Blake – Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen)

Mid aughts, a bit around the creative incubation period of a band known as STRFKR, Josh Hodges was influenced to work on a project that he called Sexton Blake. The project consisted of his take on some of his favorite popular songs from the past. Covers ranged from ELO to Milli Vanilli and our favorite, this version of Springsteen’s 1980 Top 5 hit “Hungry Heart”. Sexton Blake Plays The Hits gets re-released for the first time on vinyl via Polyvinyl this July. Grab yourself a copy.

Sexton Blake – Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen)

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Rating 8.5

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06-23-12

THROWBACK: Neil Young & The Band – Helpless

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R.I.P. Levon Helm

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04-19-12

THROWBACK: Love – Everybody’s Gotta Live

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A reading from the gospel according to Arthur Lee.

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04-07-12