Donald Byrd – The Little Rasti (Full Length)

Digital Crate Digging Continues, we’re check us out we’re Afternoon Jazzing….

In a jazz funk mood, feeding my people this soul food so they’re not out here spazzing!!

We’re not out here razzing  jokers like comedians we’re Sonic Assaulting  those impeding progress..

While down in Nassau / Bahamas I was consulting with the brotha; we came to an agreement, jokers haven’t stopped the madness!

But we’re back with this, checking out this classic track from Donald Byrd called The Little Rasti….jazz / funk at its finest!! the players on this masterpiece?

Check this out at Donald Byrd – The Little Rasti (Full Length)

The Crusaders – Running Man

Digital Crate Digging Continues; check us out as we get this Music Monday segment underway..

The saga / struggle continues aka life goes on / toil and strife goes on; our response? we’ll drop this good word plus we’ll let the music play!!

Of course!! this is how we’ll play it on a rainy cloudy Monday morning; weather forecasters sun they Sun will be out later.

Similar to the smoke cleared after the smoke and mirrors? please!! like the Trump insurrection horrors and terrors were implemented by a hater..

Jokers loathed / feared during Mercury retrograde but it’s over we’re moving forward in the shadow period; might as well say we’re Shadow Boxing..

O-Dog steered the mothership ro a safe haven / safe harbor; he kept on running man / he kept on rocking!!

Music Monday? this track by The Crusaders called Running Man is what we’re rocking!! we’re in a Sunday Jazz mood!!

Check out the players and the track as we “holla back”; we’re not trying to spaz we’re chilling out so how are you feeling / what’s good?

 

The Crusaders – Little Things Mean A Lot

Sunday Jazz err wait a minute; I meant Digital Crate Digging Continues check these menus on this Monday Morning…

Son! Daughter! spazzing was an option but I’m just chilling ignoring the hate in these venues, jokers are “buking / mocking / scorning” 

Like in 2 Chronicles 36:16, I see how they’re plotting / scheming they’ll even attempt a coup like Trump..

This I-20 Chronicle derivative will let you know what the deal is with it / the scheme – plot  as we drop this good word and beats will bump..

Check the response to this and that, chilling listening to this smooth track from The Crusaders called the  Little Things Mean A Lot..

Check the response to this and that, check out the players and the track!! we’re just chilling at the moment, trying to smooth things out!!

 

The Crusaders- Pessimisticism

Sunday Jazz Continues!! check us out, we’re trying to put it down like it’s heavy…

The saga / struggle continues!! checked the vibe, spirits were broken plus hearts were heavy…

What it do? I even tried to dip down Memorial Drive in Decatur in the Chevy Malibu but was hit by a broken down / old school Toyota Corolla!!

Fast forward to today? another way is how I play, the game wasn’t over..

Especially when the brotha prays, sending them up as blessings fall down; that’s the lesson learned!

Now a brotha plays this nice jazz track from the Crusaders called Pessimisticism; relating to pessimism? that’s not how we’re living! check the players and the track as these lessons are still learned!

Check this out at The Crusaders- Pessimisticism

Stix Hooper – Jasmine Breeze

Sunday Jazz Continues on a hot / humid  Sunday morning  here in Atlanta…

It’s a blessing to be here even though we’re in the midst of these twin pandemics; somebody will understand a brotha..

…as we deal with systematic racism and the coronavirus as  word to the so called was and continues to be ignored..

..as we deal with it; Pops warned me about the wise and otherwise back in the day, now bearing witness as those points are made / scored…

…as we deal with it / real with it; trying to chill with it taking Sunday morning walks trying to get some fresh air, maybe I can clear my head..

…as the slight breeze blows, catching the scent of this Stix Hooper  influenced Jasmine Breeze?  the melodies play out in my head ..

Sonic knowledge dropped by the great Crusaders drummer, he’s got a couple of those cats from the Crusaders “running with him”  on this project; check out the other players and the track..

Acknowledging the madness hasn’t stopped check the ongoing charades!! eased when the music is played! check the sound as we “holla back”

Bass [Lobue Fretless], Chapman Stick – Alphonso Johnson

Guitar – Dean Parks, Roland Bautista

Koto – Osamu Kitajima

Shakuhachi – Kazu Matsui

Soloist, Marimba – Bobby Hutcherson

Written-By – Stix Hooper

Drums, Percussion – Stix Hooper

ProducerStix Hooper, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder

 

 

The Crusaders ‎– Rural Renewal

Digital Crate Digging Continues per this Saturday Night Fever segment..

We’re broadcasting live from a remote outpost out off of I-20 in Atlanta, can you dig it?

Earlier, I was cruising on this country road out off of I-20, spotted a lot of folk horseback riding..

…enjoying the sunshine and blue skies down here in Atlanta, leaving the shelter in place for a minute or two, slipping / sliding..

CDC guidelines followed, masks worn social distancing practiced along with an abundance of caution..

City guidelines followed back in the day per urban renewal? black neighborhoods eradicated, replaced with skyscrapers and interstates; these days? gentrification..

Please!! signs given by The Crusaders with Rural Renewal, from there 2003 album of the same name?

Check out the players and the track, even assisted by Eric Clapton on the guitar! for the course that’s par!! it’s all game..

Side Effect – Keep That Same Old Feeling

Digital Crate Digging Continues…checking out Side Effect – with their version of Keep That Same Old Feeling.

This song was written and produced by  Wayne Henderson ..plus it was made popular by The Crusaders..a group  Mr. Henderson also produced.  Check it out y’all !!

 

Source: Random Thoughts From A Brotha: Side Effect – Keep That Same Old Feeling

The Crusaders – Covert Action

Digital Crate Digging Continues on #MusicMonday, so we’re laying it down like this…

Digital? analog? digging all formats, let the music play!! it’ll sound like this!!

The sound is used as a weapon, Sonic Assaults take place!! we follow instructions…

Per this jazz funk track from The Crusaders  Covert Action takes place towards those that allow corruptions..

Check all the all star players and the track to see what’s up son!! you know the Crusaders played it…

Rest in peace to Joe Sample and Wilton Felder, jazz goodfellas! the funky sound? they played it!!

 

 

The Crusaders Featuring BB King -Street Life

Digital Crate Digging Continues per Saturday Night Fever!! We’re checking out some jazz funk from The Crusaders Featuring BB King with Street Life. They’re assisted by the   The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Check out the other players and the track…

The Crusaders – Time Bomb

Digital Crate Digging Continues per #JazzAppreciationMonth. We’re checking out some classic jazz funk from The Crusaders with a track called Time Bomb. Check out the players and the track.