Hello readers! Once again it has been time for another blog post. I’ve been trying to find something worth writing about in weeks now and finally I have something very interesting I want to share with you. I had some trouble to come up with a suitable title for this blog post, but finally I did. I’m pretty sure it will speak for itself (or not 😉 ). Either way, I will explain it below.
Bebo Best & The Super Lounge Orchestra
Let me introduce this fantastic artist/band Bebo Best. It’s a mix of nujazz/lounge, bossa nova, funk etc. However, you can read more about him and the band at the website.
So… I want to talk about the album D’Jazzonga and in particular the song… D’Jazzonga. The first thing that pops up in my mind is Super Mario Kart. I can really imagine myself playing this game and to hear this particular song in the background while I’m playing. It’s that kind of music. When you’re going on a vacation and going to make a journey somewhere, either by train or car, you have to bring this song with you. It’s the perfect one!
The Intro and The Outro – The Engine Sound
The characteristics about this song is definately the intro and the outro of this song and also throughout the song more or less, but most notable in the intro and the outro. I’m talking about the acceleration about an engine of a car or motorbike or something that actually starts the whole song. We can talk about the fact that the engine and its acceleration works like fuel for the song. The engine and its acceleration is the song’s fuel that keeps it going, but it can also be the other way around which means that all the music and the instruments are preventing the car or motorbike to accelerate fully and drive away. Just listen to outro of the song when you only can hear percussions. It’s like freedom. It can finally drive away when everything more or less has stopped. It’s hard to tell if it’s a fade-out or not because of this.
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned! In a few days I’m going to write a second blog post about another song from this band.
It has been a very long time since I wrote a blog post, but now it’s about time to write something. I have to admit that I haven’t listened very much to Stevie Wonder before, but his music is simply amazing and fantastic. Most of us know songs like Superstition and I Just Called to Say I Love You. These are the only songs I have listened to when I have listened to his music.
But I have searched his music catalogue on Spotify in hope of finding newer songs which could be nice to listen to. There’s actually one song from the album “A Time To Love (2005)” that is called How Will I Know which I like very much. A ballad. He sings with his daughter Aisha Morris. Check it out!
Another song from the album is the funky tune Please Don’t Hurt My Baby. If you like Superstition, you will definately love this one!
It would be great if he would release a new album soon! It’s 12 years now since “A Time To Love”, so it’s about time that he records a new album now, I think ;).
A short blog post this time…
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Hello readers! It has been awhile since my last blog post, but now I’m back! Today I’m going to recommend an album that’s really worth listening to, if you like big band jazz. I found this album recently and in case you haven’t found this particular album yet, I will write it down for you in a bit. It fascinates me how you can take one album and make it sound even better with the technology available today. However, the strange thing is that I can’t find an earlier album with this particular name, so I’m getting a bit confused about this. Now you might wonder what album I’m talking about, right? It’s “Face to Face” (2017) by Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
The album contains 12 songs of different styles and my favorite one is called Stompy Jones. Fantastic one! In general, the whole album has an excellent sound quality which makes it so much more fun to listen to. If you love Mr Ellington, then raise the volume, press play and enjoy! You can find this album on Spotify!
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Hello! Today I want to recommend some great songs. Earlier today I discovered something that I decide to call: “Jazzical music”. It’s basically what it sounds like, which means a classical musical piece with a jazzy feeling. That’s why I coined this term, “Jazzical music”.
However, the songs can be found on Spotify. Don’t know if you can search for a specific playlist, but if you can do that, type “Jazz – Classical Crossings”. Otherwise search for the album “Mozart meets Cuba” and find the song Guantanameritmo. Begin with that one and then listen to every song on that album. You will definitely recognize the original songs by Mozart, or at least most of them, I guess.
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Hello readers! Long time no see. Now it’s about time to write a blog post. It was almost a month ago since I wrote my previous one. Today I want to give you a tip about a smooth and lovely acid jazz funk compilation that I found just a few hours ago. YouTube is truly a great source for finding new and interesting music that you haven’t heard or heard of before. A compilation like this that I found simply makes you happy. The compilation (or collection) that I found lasts for approximately 1h 30min, but I have got stuck listening to a couple of songs in the beginning, the first 30 minutes of the compilation. I still haven’t heard the other hour. There’s particularly three songs that I’m listening to over and over again. They are my favorites so far. It’s the first and the second song of the compilation, called Manhattan Skyline by Black Might Wax and Tribal Boogaloo by Black & Brown. The third and last one starts at 28:10 and is called Whisky Go Go by Capiozzo & Mecco. Here is the link to the music. Enjoy!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Now it’s time for me to sit back and relax while I’m listening to the other hour of the compilation. Oh yeah… It’s so funky! 🙂
Hello! Today I want to share a great YouTube-link with some fantastic groovy music that I found recently! I needed to find some new bands and artists to listen to and now I got a fresh new start! This kind of compilation is just what I wanted to find. Especially the two first songs: Sweetback with The Fantastics! and Gumbo Strut with The Gumbo Brothers. Here is the link:
Hopefully you will find some new interesting music when you’re playing this video! I do not own this video by any means, so it might get removed in the future due to several reasons!
Enjoy the music!
Hello blog readers! Today I want to talk a little bit about a waltz that I really love! Even if this one is a waltz I’m not pretty sure it’s as easy to dance to as a waltz by Johann Strauss and other similar composers from the 1900th century. I’m talking about Maurice Ravel’s La Valse which he wrote between 1919 and 1920. This one is very crazy since it’s not a “normal” waltz, in my opinion. Then you may ask, why? Everything changes so quickly, from tempo to a particular instrument (or instruments) abruptly interrupting the kinda usual way of how a common waltz sounds, which means a nice and slowly speed that’s more or less the same from intro to outro, which makes it easy to dance to. This waltz makes that impossible. It’s very dynamical!
Just take the last few minutes as an example. At one place you can hear the speed of the music, the tempo, getting faster and faster, higher and higher in volume and then it gets quiet for a a second and then you hear a “BANG!”. It’s like a train departuring from a platform, getting faster and faster and making more and more noise, but then it crashes right after that, a few seconds later. This is something you didn’t expected! In other words… This waltz is full of surprises! You’ll never know what lurking ahead of that musical note…
Another example is the last 40-50 seconds of it. It’s crazy! It’s messy as hell! But still… kinda cool! Sorry for the bad language ;). But you’ll know what I mean when you’re listening to it!
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned! 🙂