Probably my favorite song by a white person.
Also: who knew that Fred Wesley toured with Van Morrison?
Yeah, you better give Fred Wesley a solo.
Roy Ayers performs an Afrobeat version of Everybody Loves the Sunshine that is so f'ing awesome.
I hadn't thought of this song in a number of years, till it came up in this AV Club roundup of acts that shoulda been bigger. This is a pretty great track.
One great song. One great sample. Three fantastic songs.
From the intro of the beautiful "Be Real Black for Me" by Donny Hathaway and past Sound guest Roberta Flack came two of my favorite hip-hop tracks: first M.O.P.'s "World Famous," then Scarface's "My Block."
Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack, "Be Real Black For Me" (1972)
M.O.P. "World Famous" (1996)
Scarface "My Block" (2002)
The French fashion house Balmain came up on my style blog (they were selling an $1800 hoodie). It reminded me of the opening lines of this song, which is featured in Hotel Chevalier, the short film that was distributed with Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited.
The film is below.
Robin Thicke, "Brand New Jones."
Honorable Mention: Tweet "Oops (Oh My)"
The hot new things in NYC rap barely sound like NYC rappers. Song's pretty solid, though. Can't front on that.
If you're not up on the Fania All-Stars, you need to get up.