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Sunny Boy

September 27, 2012

The Supremes have so many strong tracks in their catalog its tragic that we only get to hear Baby Love endlessly.
1968:

MP3: Diana Ross & The Supremes- He’s My Sunny Boy

Doesn’t this sound like Mick Jagger?
1973:

MP3: Don Covay- It’s Better To Have (And Don’t Need)

If I’ve told you once I’ve told you a thousand times: You can NEVER have enough cowbell!
Recognize the sample? Here’s the original.
1981:

MP3: Jeanette Lady Day- Come Let Me Love You (Cupcake Project Instrumental Edit)

Ray Darwin‘s People’s Choice still holds the coveted top reggae spot on my iPod. Here’s a close 2nd on the Studio One Ten to One riddim.
~2011:

MP3: Ray Darwin- False Alarm

This was unreleased for some strange reason. Dig dig dig the church organ.
2012:

MP3: Anthony Hamilton- Do It All For You

Stumbled across this label outta Brooklyn with a really strong catalog. Here’s a straight up Afro Funk jam, better than the original. 2012:

MP3: Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Rise Up

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4 comments

  1. I like the boxing picture. Where did you find that?


  2. The bongos intro on the Supremes track sounds EXACTLY like the intro to Sympathy for the Devil! “Please allow me to introduce myself..”

    The Jeanette Lady Day song sounds surprisingly like the B. Boys – “Hey Ladies” – starting @ about the 0:18 mark. “Well…Hey ladies in the place, I’m callin’ out to ya..”

    That’s not a church organ — that’s a Hammond B3 — the most iconic sounding organ in music! Sure ain’t no Wurlitzer from your grandma’s house.

    GRC’s “Rise Up” is tight, yo!

    Those are all awesome!!! Thank you!!


  3. Ted: I dont’ know if this is the original place I found the picture, but I should give credit: http://www.hossit.com/weird-history-photos/

    Norm: The Beasties DEFinitely got that cowbell sample from this track. It flat out slapped me in the face on the first listen!


  4. That album cover art….is that you and Jeff Barcome boxing in Mr. Decker’s gym class?



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