The Vinyl Exam 159: West Coast Nuggets with motion_correct
The backstory behind this episode is simple enough. Sama was hanging out with motion_correct, listening to some records and jamming, when suddenly one track snapped to the foreground. The song sounded grungy and epic by all means, and it instantly became clear we needed to discuss this on the podcast. So the next day, Sama treks back to motion_correct’s house to record a quick chat about this 4-side compilation album featuring some incredible West Coast Nuggets. Follow motion_correct on Soundcloud.
A few months ago Keith and Sama recorded an episode of The Vinyl Exam in VAMP, the Oakland record store. Unfortunately the audio was lost to time (and computer glitches), but after running into Tracy at a local record swap in LA and set up this conversation between Keith and Tracy where they talk records, music and VAMP's 5th anniversary.
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142: 21st Century Blaxploitation (Paris DJs Mix)
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Six years ago, Keith was asked (and happily accepted) to put together a mix of blaxploitation-vibe songs made in the 21st century, as Volume 3 of a mix series on Paris DJs. This is that mix, released six years ago to coincide with Big Pimp Jones' second freestyle album 'Jimmy Ruckus and the Five Fingers of Death'. Keith took a liberty or two and grabbed a song or two from the 90s but in general stayed true to the promise. The mix was specifically done with songs that were readily available at the time and shouldn't be that hard or expensive to track down today. Hope you enjoy!
Inspired by Sama's harmonica series, Keith begins a series of his own focusing on music from New Orleans (of varying levels of obscurity). First up, Keith takes a look at the discography of drummer Stanton Moore, a founding member of the funk band Galactic who has become a New Orleans ambassador and respected drummer.
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