BREAKING DOWN “BLIND ALLEY” PART 1

The Emotions’ “Blind Alley” is one of my favorite Stax/Volt songs of all time and it’s been nearly eight years since I’ve written about it. I’ve been meaning to revisit it and do up something more elaborate after seeing how it got reissued in that Never To Be Forgotten boxset I just wrote about.

It’s been ages since I had done a post over at Soul Sides/Sliced and I decided to put “Blind Alley” through the treatment, joined by Matthew Africa.

Check it out: “Breaking Down ‘Blind Alley’”

In Part 2, Africa […]

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DE LA SOUL IS DEAD IS 20

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Damn, De La Soul Is Dead is already 20 years old? F—, I feel old.

John Book goes in on discussing the album and I don’t have much to say except for this:

De La was the reason I got into hip-hop and by extension, was the reason I got into music in any kind of impassioned, obsessive way. For that reason, 3 Ft. High and Rising will always have a special place in my heart. But the De La album that I return to the most is De La Soul […]

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