5 YEAR REWIND: KANYE WEST



(As part of our 5th year anniversary, we’re revisiting 20 key songs. This post was originally published on April 11, 2004).

Kanye West: All Falls Down (original mix)
Deleted from College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella, 2004)

“Imagine you’re Lauryn Hill. You’ve gone from one being one of hip-hop’s greatest artists ever to landing somewhere between an enigma and a joke. Your career is so far gone that kids think “Doo Wop” is old school now. One day, Kanye West, one of the hottest producers in the game, calls you up and says, “hey, I’ve made this […]

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5 YEAR REWIND: HARVEY AVERNE


(As part of our 5th year anniversary, we’re revisiting 20 key songs. This post was originally published on April 30, 2004).

The Harvey Averne Dozen: You’re No Good
From Viva Soul (Atlantic, 1968)

“”You’re No Good” kicks off the Harvey Averne Dozen’s Viva Soul and the song is so good, so sublime in its affect, so remarkably not like anything else on the album that you wish Averne had pressed this up on 45 so you could have the song without the clutter of the rest of the LP to deal with. Don’t […]

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FIVE YEARS OF SOUL SIDES


Today, Soul Sides turns five years old as an audioblog. In internet years, that means we should qualify for a pension soon and I have, of course, all of you to thank for the constant support over that time. Soul Sides has also been graced with very supportive press over the years as well and I’m very humbled by their favorable words.

In honor of those five years, I plan on commemorating in a few ways. The first is in reposting key songs (in my opinion) that Soul Sides has plugged over the years – I […]

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