Right now, we all know the problem that led to us to this moment where we are asking for a change regarding racism, and we want to be conscious about the bad times that all the black people usually have in a normal day, i think that the best way to hear about the message that they want to give us is to listening to them, and what better way to do it than listening to their music.
I listened to this playlist, and i have to say that it contains a great great selection of tunes, probably the best that i heard in a playlist in spotify, it contains rap, hip hop, rnb, funk, between others, that highlights the contribution of the black people to the music with their histories and their everyday sufferings. I specially felt it when i heard one tune that contained this phrase: “we should not let it be, we have to make the change”, signaling to the past preaching of the beatles in the popular song “let it be”, and contrasting it to the “make the change” in the actual status quo that we all want.
Without black people, music will not be music as we know it.
Siempre ha estado la batalla entre Drake vs Kendrick Lamar, pero en particular creo que no se les puede comparar porque ambos tienen distintos estilos dentro de un mismo genero. El estilo de Drake es un poco más meláncolico y experimental, con beats bastante enfocados en crear ambientes oscuros o coléricos y letras bastante enfocadas en la relación con sus ex novias, madre y desarrollo personal. Es uno de mis raperos favoritos en esta época. Por ello aquí va mi top 10 de las canciones de sus albums:
Over My Dead Body – Album: Take Care. Un track insuperablemente meláncolico enfocado en la pérdida del amor.
Underground Kings – Album: Take Care. Un bassline poderoso desde el inicio que te envuelve con sus rimas enfocadas en el dinero y el desprecio por el amor.
Cameras – Album: Take Care. Inicio enfocado en el jazz, un track bastante oscuro.
Fireworks – Album : Thank Me Later. Bastante soul provisto de la mano de Alicia Keys, la combinación del rap de Drake con el piano de Alicia es sublime para los amantes del RnB.
Fancy (Feat T.I.) – Album: Thank Me Later. Un track con bastante ritmo, old school hip hop que cualquiera puede disfrutar.
Legend – Album: If You’re Reading this its too late. Lo mejor de esta canción es el in crescendo desde el inicio con el beat minimalista hasta el complejo y explosivo final.
10 bands – Album : If You’re Reading This Its Too Late. El premio en este track se lo lleva el bassline completamente sucio, como para andar por la calle en el auto con el bajo al máximo.
6PM in New York – Album: If You’re Reading This Its Too Late. Las letras en este track son lo mejor para cuando necesitas algo de motivación.
Started from the Bottom – Album: Nothing Was the Same. El bassline minimalista nuevamente y el rap de Drake te llevarán a buscar pelea sin motivo. O a burlarte de tus haters.
Hold On, We are Going Home – Album: Nothing Was the Same. La canción más pop de Drake sin dudas.
Bonus tracks: Too Much (Feat. Sampa) + The Motion. Lo impresionante en estas canciones el soul que le pone Drake tanto a sus letras como al bassline, el conjunto del beat con rap hacen de estas dos canciones de lo mejor y más desarrollado que Drake ha logrado. Ese sería mi top personal de Drake. Cuales son los suyos?
The Doors made history back there on 1968 in their Live At the Hollywood Bowl concert. This tape shows the best moment of the band, the way in that Jim interacts with the people, the feeling of the era where the people took their own artificial games to the show and also includes all the poems that Jim Morrison recited that day and unreleased arrangements for their well known songs. For example, When The Music’s Over has an erupt from Jim but also shows how he is entirely focused in the performance. Then enters the mix of “Alabama song”“Five to one” and “Back door man”. Jim recites “Horse Latitudes” and after that enters “A little game”, at the end he screams “Wake Up!” giving the beginning to a very special version of “Light My Fire”, an amazing performance of 10 minutes long. This last song gave them the path for a final incredible closing version of “The end” of almost 20 minutes long, very impressive show.
This was Marvin Gaye last album, just before he died killed by his own father. The album reached the number one on the list of albums of the year despite the troubles that Marvin was experiencing (a drug problem, debts, failure in his marriages and finally a lost of his equipment). The best song of all Marvin Gaye career is definitelySexual Healing: I don’t know how to use the words to describe this song, pure soul, one of the best in the history of Soul Music, is very impressive the combination of instruments that creates an aura of sensuality with Gaye in the vocals with high notes that are hard to reach. This song reached the number-one on the Hot Black Singles Chart becoming the fastest-rising R&B single in five years! and even successfully crossed over to pop audiences and reaching to the number-three on the Billboard Hot 100. Later on, Billboard commented that among only two other singers – Aretha Franklin and Madonna – Gaye became the only male artist to place a song on every position of the Hot 100’s top ten listings. Eventually staying at number-one on the R&B chart for a total of ten consecutive weeks, the song would become the longest-running number-one single on that chart during the entire decade later selling over a million copies. Rockin’ After Midnightis a song that inspired The Jackson 5, a perfect pure funk guitar in it with the highest notes from Gaye. Turn on Some Music, brilliant since the first minutes the voice of Marvin and a bass line that joined creates the perfect sexy and smooth aura. My love is Waiting, another perfect soul track! This song is just breath taking, it was issued initially as a b-side to “Sexual Healing” in the UK but the song received a positive response from UK fans that it was also issued as a single eventually peaking at number-thirty-four.
This album is just amazing! despite of all the problems that Marvin was dealing, despite all the bad moments he give us this perfect album! almost all the tracks on it are great! full of Soul! I love this album! and the world too, because Midnight Love peaked at number-seven on the Billboard 200 and number-one on the Black Albums chart, this becomes an eighth number-one album on that chart and his first number-one on that chart since 1977!. It eventually sold over three million US copies certifying the album as triple -platinum while selling a total of six million albums worldwide, it also became a worldwide hit peaking at number-four on the UK Albums chart.The album was ranked #37 onRolling Stone‘s list of the 100 greatest albums of the 80’s. Marvin’s death was a big lost for the soul world. He made history with all his albums and closed a perfect career with a gold album like this.
The beginning of everything, a juvenile work fused with intensity, great lyrics and jamming tunes. So, why Frank? Amy said in an interview: “When I say ‘Frank’s in there and I don’t care,’ that is literally a Frank Sinatra CD. My dad bought me it for Christmas and I was putting all his stuff in a box, like his T-shirt that I used to sleep in. He bought me Frank Sinatra’s In The Wee Small Hours (if you want to read about this classic album and download it, click here) – ironically, cos it’s one of the classic heartbreak albums of all time. Frank as a title for the album is a good word, It is frank… Dunno. Maybe with more time I would have come up with a better title, Sinatra had an emotional connection with music. That was his thing. He had the tone in his voice. But singers? I know a hundred singers that piss on Frank. And musicians. And just as a person: he was an arsehole. But he had an emotional connection to songs that touched everyone, women, men, soldiers”.
Amy then, tried to do as well as the great jazz musician did at their time, and she started with excellent tunes like Stronger Than Me where the voice of Amy shines accompanied by an excellent band, You Sent Me Flying,a piano and djs scratching, piano in the background and the voice of Amy behind and wrapped together fused in a audio heaven tune. The Lyrics on I Heard Love Is Blind makes you think about an infidelity and what love really is. Finally, Mr. Magic (Through the Smoke) closes the album with aguitar riff solo with a jazzy funky style and ending the song with trumpets in a fantastic way. This album has a style of “glossy admixture of breezy funk, dub and jazz-inflected soul” that is just breathtaking.