238: “Chich” and “Reverse” by The Whitefield Brothers

White trash, or white recyclable?The Whitefield Brothers, a German duo (plus guests), take Africa (the continent), and they use it as a savory stuffing inside a pastry composed strictly of the ripest American funkbatter. They sprinkle in a few other styles and even topped two tracks off with rappers like Percee P and Mr. Lif. It goes well. I type in direct reference to Earthology (2010), their latest offering.

I’ll sample you an oddball track that tickles my ears near the holidays. It’s called “Chich” and it sounds like it’s from a Tim Burton soundtrack. But the album is diverse, and worth a full listen or seven. I also submit as evidence the video below of “Reverse Feat. Percee P And Med” which is a different thing from other things.

I suppose I can word word word you here for a few more paragraphs but it’s straw.

Listen to the music, and enjoy.

Song: Chich
Artist: The Whitefield Brothers
Album: Earthology
Label: Now Again Records
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify

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Song: Reverse Feat. Percee P and Med
Artist: The Whitefield Brothers
Album: Earthology
Buy from
: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify

199: “The Dump” by Soul Vibrations, Lettuce

"The Dump" was the nickname of the Soul Vibrations' drummer.I recently stumbled across the original version of a song covered by Lettuce on their 2002 album, Outta Here.  Lettuce is partially composed of members of the band Soulive, and the band was named for their early days when they had to beg for equipment and playing time… “let us use your drum kit,” or “let us play.” Hence, “Lettuce.”  The original version of “The Dump” (1973) is by a band called Soul Vibrations, and you can still get their version on re-released vinyl.

Wrap your hips around “The Dump” and shake it around.

Two versions below for your Friday enjoyment.  Getcha some.

Song: The Dump
Artist: Soul Vibrations
Label: Now-Again Records
Buy from: Discogs
Watch: YouTube

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Song: The Dump
Artist: Lettuce
Album: Outta Here
Label: ESC Records
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Watch: YouTube