On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are looking at a song that, for whatever reason, inspired a seemingly endless stream of reinterpretations. It was a number one hit in the 1960, but it still has a way of getting the dancing floor moving after all of these years. This song is “Tighten Up” by Archie Bell and The Drells.
This is part two of our Transcendence episodes. We are looking at jazz musicians who have used their music as a way to transcend beyond the world we know by experimenting in the sub-genre know as spiritual jazz. There are almost too many noteworthy artists and songs to mention around this subject matter, but here are just a handful to get you started.
On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to look at jazz musicians who have used their music as a way to transcend beyond the world we know.
This time we are going to talk about a singer/songwriter who went from one of the most promising cutting-edge artists to an almost mythological figure within the music industry. On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to tell the story of Jai Paul.
We’re looking at a classic song that brings about joy with just the uttering of a few lyrics and gets you dancing with the second your hear it’s bare bones rhythm. On this episode of we are looking at the 1965 hit from The Dixie Cup called “Iko Iko” and it’s connection to New Orlean’s culture.
Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are looking at some MC’s from the United Kingdom who can hold their own on a microphone and have used their music as a platform to push the sound of hiphop in new directions On this episode, we feature…
On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are focusing on one of my favorite Hawaiian soul songs… “Lihue” by Nohelani Cypriano.
On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are talking about a group of songs, that even though they may not be the biggest songs of 2018, they has a strong influence on the current musical landscape in their own way.
For today’s show, we are going to talk about the ground breaking nu-jazz/future soul production crew known as Jazzanova. Mainly we are going to focus on one of their most well constructed songs “L.O.V.E and You & I”, which took sampling to a whole new level.
We are continuing our musical world tour in the East Asian country of Japan. We are following the careers of a handful of music artists that draw their personal style from a variety of sources. They take these genres to new heights all while including elements that are uniquely Japanese.
For today’s show, we are just going to focus on one of the most misunderstood and highly underrated soundtracks in music history… Stevie Wonder’s 1979 album “Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants”.
Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe On this episode, we are continuing our musical world tour down in South America by taking a look at the ever evolving sounds of Brazil. We are focusing on a group of artists who got their start during the late 60’s and early 70’s and made huge contributions to…