Idris Muhammad — Loran’s Dance (Platurn’s Bass Sick Edit)

Idris Muhammad (born Leo Morris on 13 November 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American jazz drummer who has recorded and played with a host of artists including Ahmad Jamal, Grant Green, Hank Crawford, Lou Donaldson, Johnny Griffin, Pharoah Sanders and Grover Washington, Jr. At 16 years old, one of Muhammad’s earliest recorded sessions as a drummer was on Fats Domino’s 1956 hit “Blueberry Hill”.

The Beastie Boys sampled “Loran’s Dance” in “To All The Girls” on their legendary album “Paul’s Boutique”. Soundcloud user platurn stripped the song  down to the simplest and beefed it up even more. Nice.

Ramsey Lewis featuring Earth, Wind & Fire – Sun Goddess

It’s raining in Holland, I was on the subject of sunshine and found this slowjam again.

After his classic acoustic albums in the 1960s, Ramsey Lewis wanted to head in a new musical direction in the 1970s. As the mid-70s approached, he reunited with Maurice White, who at that time was with his own band, Earth, Wind & Fire. Members of EW&F including White played on the album sessions, while Philip Bailey added vocals.

The album became a huge crossover hit, charting at #1 on the Billboard Black Albums chart, as well as the Jazz album chart.

Sun Goddess is a great slow motion sunshine song.

Yambu – Sunny (Soulbrigada edit)

SoulBrigada are Germany-based dj’s Alex D. and Fabio V.

This is an edit the guys did of the classic “Sunny”, by afro/cuban/jazz/latin/funk band Yambu, released as a 7″ in 1975. The band only made three albums and three singles in the mid-70’s but this track was featured on about a dozen latin-disco compilations.

This edit of Yambu’s jazzy, funky version of Sunny is great. The Soulbrigada keep the beat going, use the vocals sparsely but very effectively and the general feel is very…sunny 🙂  Thanks to Donny for turning me onto this one.