Upon This Rock – Joe Farrell

Digital Crate Digging Continues…checking out some classic jazz / funk / rock  …check out this cut called Upon This Rock  from Joe Farrell…from his album of the same name..

This song has notoriety..due to being sampled by Black Sheep, Rasco, A Tribe Called Quest, MF Doom, Masta Ace, Pete Rock & CL Smooth.

Farrell’s daughter sued Kanye West, Method Man, Redman, Common and their record companies over alleged sampling of the track.

Check out the players and the track…

  • Joe Farrell – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
  • Herb Bushler – bass
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Jim Madison – drums

Joe Chambers – New World

Sunday Jazz Continues…checking out drummer Joe Chambers with his cut  New World…from his album of the same name..released in 1975..

Check out the players and the track…


Freddie Hubbard “Happiness Is Now” (Live)

Sunday Jazz Continues….listening to one of my favorite artists …Freddie Hubbard!!

Checking out Freddie Hubbard  and his classic hit “Happiness Is Now”  recorded  live in 1980 at the Northsea Jazz festival in Holland. Jazz / funk at its finest..check out the players and the track..

Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet), David Schnitter (Sax), Billy Childs (Keyboards), Larry Klei (Bass), & Sinclair Lott (Drums).

Webster Lewis – The Love You Give To Me

Sunday Jazz Continues…checking out this classic jazz / funk tune from keyboardist Webster Lewis called the Love You Give To Me…

This was from his 8 in the 80’s album. It has that 80’s sound!! It also has a Herbie Hancock feel to it!! That’s because Mr. Hancock assisted on this track on the keyboards…along with Paul Jackson Jr and Wah Wah Watson  on guitar, Nathan Watts on bass and James Gadson on the drums!! check this out!!

Gabor Szabo – Keep Smiling

Sunday Jazz Continues….checking out this jazz / funk / rare groove track from  guitarist Gabor Szabo called Keep Smiling..off of his Nightflight album.

Nightflight was an album released by  Gábor Szabó,  1976. The song “Keep Smilin’.”  was considered the  biggest hit of his career. It was a remake of producer Bunny Sigler‘s  ..Check out the players and the track..

  • Gábor Szabó – guitar /     Bunndion Siggalucci – guitar, piano
  • Scotty Miller – drums  /  Johnnie McCann – conga, bongo  / Dexter Wansel – synthesizer

Ray Brown – Ray’s New Funk

Digital Crate Digging Continues….funking  things up a little bit….checking out bassist Ray Brown along with  saxophonist Michael Brecker…with a cut they called Ray’s New Funk…

Guitarist  Ulf Wakenius, Niels Lan Doky on piano and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums  round out the rest of the group. Check them out!!

Norman Connors – Maiden Voyage

Digital Crate Digging Continues….checking out  drummer Norman Connors with his version of Herbie Hancock’s  Maiden Voyage. Check out the players and the track!!

Norman Connors – Drums                Michael Henderson – Bass, Vocals

Reggie Lucas – Electric Guitar        Onaje Allan Gumbs – Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer

Buster Williams – Double Bass       Eddie Henderson – Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Gary Bartz – Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone   and others

Brian Auger – Happiness Is Just Around The Bend (Live at Baked Potato)

Digital Crate Digging Continues….checking out this jazz funk classic from Brian Auger – Happiness Is Just Around The Bend.

Brian Auger is on the  Hammond Organ, Keyboards and Electric piano….with Savannah Grace Auger – Vocals….Derek Frank – Bass and Karma D. Auger – Drums…apparently family members!!

Check them out!! this was recorded live at “Baked Potato”, Hollywood 2004.




James “Blood” Ulmers Music Revelation Ensemble – “Street Bride”

Sunday Jazz Continues…checking out James “Blood”  Ulmer‘s Music Revelation Ensemble – “Street Bride” …recorded at the Toronto Jazz Festival in 1993….sort of a jazz / funk /rock thing …check out the players and the track…

James Blood Ulmer – guitar …..Amin Ali – bass ….Cornell Rochester – drums