Hilton Als on Paul Zone’s book of rock photography: http://nyr.kr/1oeCAjo
“His subjects are all so young and trying not to show it; the poses they strike speak of their relative innocence and glory, and their fearlessness, too.”
Above: Debbie Harry (Blondie), Arturo Vega’s loft, 1975.
Comparing Lauryn Hill’s reharmonizations of Kurtis Blow and the Delfonics in “If I Ruled the World” to the original recordings.
Performer: Lauryn Hill; Song: “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)”; Artist: Nas; Album: It Was Written; Year 1996.
Listen: “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)”
Song: “If I Ruled the World”; Artist: Kurtis Blow; Album: America; Year: 1985.
Listen: “If I Ruled the World”
Song: “Walk Right Up to the Sun”; Artist: The Delfonics; Album: Tell Me This is a Dream; Year 1971.
Listen: “Walk Right Up to the Sun”
Last week I got to be a part of the amazing Tiny Lights Music Festival. It was such a good time getting to play with Leathan Milne and co. Hope we can make it back next year!
Photo by Steph Wetherell.
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Pacific Sound Collective is an original 9 piece instrumental ensemble steeped in the traditions of jazz, afro-beat, hip-hop, soul, funk, and cinematic film scores.
Mai 68 Ep presents an exciting introduction to the band’s expansive sound. Over the course of its 4 tracks the listener is taken on a cinematic journey propelled through a vibe soaked mix of afro-jazz rhythms, break beats, improvised solo’s and cascading melodies.
Listen/purchase: Mai 68 EP by Pacific Sound Collective
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