• 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time (Rolling Stone Magazine)

    28 Jun 2009, 13:42 by FanMusic2

  • rib-stickin, most infectious basslines (with links to play em)

    4 Dec 2008, 20:48 by ethanethan

    hey all! just made a post in the funk forum on nastiest basslines... and since no one reads the forums anymore:

    Grover Washington Jr - Knucklehead - the reason you got up this morning but didnt know it yet

    Fat Larry's Band - Act Like You Know - act like you know, but click it anyway. unbelievably nasty bass.

    Spiral Starecase - More Today Than Yesterday - undeniable groove

    Archie Bell and The Drells - Tighten Up - smoov and spreadable

    Flying Lotus - 1983 - not funk i know. but ive been hooked on this line for a while. unbelievable. originally im sure it was funk...

    Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions - i believe this is the origin of this line; i know fatboy slim has mixed with it from a different song.

    Bob James - Night Crawler - jesus. (not really)

    Jimmy Bo Horne - Is It In? - not on last.fm, but find it. funkiest two-note bassline, guaranteed.

    Curtis Mayfield - Kung Fu

    Quincy Jones - Summer in the City - nightmares on wax sampled this a while back, classic cut.
  • because i am bored, this is quite dumb.

    29 Jun 2008, 00:37 by missjeanette

    had the first 40 songs pop up when put on shuffle then answered some questions.

    1. Dogs Die in Hot Cars - i love you 'cause i have to

    2. Otis Redding/Carla Thomas - tell it like it is

    3. Archie Bell & The Drells - i can't stop dancing

    4. New Young Pony Club - bomb (the teenagers remix)

    5. The Hollies - sorry suzanne

    6. Dirty Sanchez - hollywood blvd, 2:17am

    7. Squeeze - hourglass

    8. Smoking Popes - i know you love me

    9. Lulu - shout (w/ the luvvers)

    10. The Beatles - here comes the sun

    11. Blondie - fade away and radiate

    12. Pulp - mis-shapes

    13. Girl Talk - give and go

    14. David Bowie - can you hear me?

    15. Madonna - get together

    16. Shitdisco - 72 virgins

    17. Curtis Mayfield - freddies dead

    18. The Outfield - all the love

    19. The Raveonettes - let's rave on

    20. Wimple Winch - there's not one thing

    21. The Marcels - blue moon

    22. Solomon Burke - hold on i'm coming

    23. Mates of State - ride again

    24. Girl Talk - once again
  • A Brief History Of...Southern Soul

    29 Jan 2008, 00:42 by BadgerJohn31

    The description and playlist below are from the weekly radio show (A Brief History Of…) that my friend and I host on WSUM 91.7fm Madison (the college radio station). We selected songs we felt were either historically important or just representative of each specific topic. Please comment if you feel we missed something or just to give your opinion. Remember, however, that we do this show in an hour (about 50 minutes of music). Track length is a major factor in our decisions (shorter is usually better). Thanks!

    A Brief History of…Southern Soul looks at Motown’s socially and emotionally expressive counterpart that emanated from Memphis, Nashville, and Muscle Shoals in the 1960s. The overarching theme of the show is the strong connection of Southern Soul to its roots in earlier African-American music. The first portion of the show describes the primary themes of this more lyrically free form of soul music. It also illustrates the rougher sound of Stax and Muscle Shoals records during the peak period of Southern Soul. …
  • Top 50: The 60's

    18 Oct 2006, 18:30 by furfangos

    1. Beach Boys - God Only knows
    2. The Zombies - Care of cell 44
    3. Donovan - Wear your love like heaven
    4. The Kinks - Waterloo sunset
    5. Beatles - Penny Lane
    6. Velvet Underground - Venus in furs
    7. Son House - Death letter
    8. Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown you've got a lovely daughter
    9. Velvet Underground - Sunday morning
    10. Love - A house is not a motel
    11. Jean-Jacques Perrey - Mary France
    12. Stooges - 1969
    13. The Incredible String Band - Witches hat
    14. Nico - These days
    15. Beatles - Strawberry fields forever
    16. The Winstons - Amen brother
    17. Donovan - Someone singing
    18. Four Tops - 7 rooms of gloom
    19. Dyke & The Blazers - We got more soul
    20. Harry Nilsson - One
    21. The Shadows - Apache
    22. Jackson 5 - I want you back
    23. Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
    24. Nick Drake - Cello song
    25. The Kinks - Village green preservation society
    26. Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang
    27. Os Mutantes - A minha menina
    28. Rolling Stones - Good Times
    29. Gershon Kingsley - Hey, hey
  • August Top 10

    22 Aug 2006, 18:55 by qbit-marcas

    1. Marion Black - Who Knows
    First time I heard RJD2's 'Smoke & Mirrors', I fell madly in love with the vocals. After searching the net for a bit, I finally found Marion's beautiful voice. I'm hooked on this track like my cat on roast chicken!

    2. Curtis Mayfield - Right On For the Darkness
    I think I will never stop loving this track. This is without a doubt THE best Mayfield track there is. The strings, the horns, the bass... aargh! So damn meaningful.

    3. Willie Hutch - Love Theme
    What a romantic song! I love this mood he creates, filled with love and anticipation for what's coming later ;P

    4. Timmy Thomas - Why Can't we Live Together
    I bought some fresh vinyl this week in Antwerp. Among a huge pile of cheap vinyl I stumbled across this. I was sold the minute I heard this track. Must hear!

    5. Archie Bell & The Drells - Strategy
    There was a time that my mouth fell wide open when I heard Faithless' Muhamed Ali. I was astounded by the beats, horns, strings, etc. That time is gone. …
  • Playlist share #2

    28 May 2006, 02:27 by bboysgirl

    A few months ago, I did some research on music from the 50s and 60s for a writing assignment. It required that I listen to an incredible amount of music from that time period -- music that I wasn't very familiar with. By "incredible amount of music," I mean so much that I almost went crazy from it. And by "wasn't very familiar," I mean I knew close to nothing about music from the 50s. I was a little more familiar with music from the 60s, the decade in which I was born.

    My research lead me to discover some great music. I have taken my favorite songs from the research and compiled a playlist titled "50s-60s Jukebox." I like to listen to it on my iPod when I go for a walk.

    If you can listen to only one song on the playlist, listen to "Shotgun" by Junior Walker & The All Stars. It has an infectious groove. "Love Letters" by Ketty Lester has been a long-time favorite of mine.

    50s-60s Jukebox

  • This Day in Music History - May 15

    15 May 2006, 14:07 by ChetSparks

    - This Day in Music History - May 15 -

    I just want to, I think that Bubba Sparxxx represents something fresh in hip-hop, that ultimately it's gonna lead to giving hip-hop ten, fifteen more years of life.
    -Bubba Sparxxx

    1945
    The first album chart was introduced in the US, the albums were a collection of 78rpm singles.

    1948
    Born on this day, Brian Eno, synthesisers, Roxy Music, (1972 UK No.4 single 'Virginia Plain'). Member of The Winkies, produced U2, Talking Heads, David Bowie, John Cale and released solo albums.

    1951
    Born on this day, Dennis Fredericksen, vocals, Toto, (1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Africa'). Funny, I was listening to my iPod on shuffle while coming to work this morning, one of the songs was "Wish" by Nine Inch Nails. This was followed by "Africa" by Toto. All I could think was "you can't follow NIN with fucking Toto."}

    1957
    Elvis Presley inhaled a cap on one of his teeth. He had to be taken to a Los Angeles hospital to have it removed from his lung.
  • Started Off As A Top 100 But Only Reached K So Far

    7 Apr 2006, 17:36 by Audaciousness

    Inspired by Trixx's excellent list, I thought I'd make one of my own. So I started playing all my NS tracks from A onward (well 1 actually). I thought I could probably manage 50-75 quite easily. Several days worth and God knows how many tracks later, I had a count of the list I'd made. 80 odd and I'd reached the end of I. I tried to take some out but couldn't remove enough to keep the overall list manageable so I went through J and K to make just under 100 and here it is.
    There is just too damn much too damn good music.
    Hopefully, or not if nobody's interested, I'll get around to the rest of the alphabet in the next few weeks.


    100 Proof - Somebody's Been Sleeping
    A Case of Tyme - Manifesto
    Aaron Neville - Hercules
    Adams Apples - Don't Take It Out On This World
    Al Kent - The Way You've Been Acting
    Al Wilson - The Snake
    Albert Jones - I Do Love You
    Alfreda Brockington - Chained And Bound
    Allnight Band - The Joker
    Andrea Henry - The Grass Is Greener
  • America We Need The Light

    7 Feb 2006, 03:38 by dvoodoo

    Passing from the stage this week was Gene McFadden of McFadden Whitehead, who died of complications from liver cancer at age 56. His songwriting & singing partner John Whitehead was killed in 2004, in an unsolved murderer while working on his car outside his home in Philly.



    The duo rose to prominence in the 1970's while working under producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, had some 22 Gold Records and helped create the famous Philly Soul sound. They started performing in a touring singing group called The Epsilons who toured with & were managed by Otis Redding for two years before his death. They sang the backing vocals on the Arthur Conley hit song "Sweet Soul Music". They signed to Stax, before recording two singles as Talk Of The Town on the North Bay label. Eventually, while working with Philadelphia International records in the 70's they reached their peak.

    The duo were already sucessful songwriters before having their own #1 singing hit with "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" in 1979. …