Tag: thursday

THROWBACK THURSDAYS: LAVERN BAKER WILL VOODOO YOU

If you ever find yourself in conversation with a devoted fan of early American RHYTHM AND BLUES, they will most likely gush with passion over LAVERN BAKER.

For those in the know, she is one of the…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: NITRO DELUXE & PROTECTING OUR PIONEERS

I’m not sure exactly how we’d go about it, but I feel like we really need to take care of our ground breaking musical pioneers. So often, they end up passing away with nothing to show for their ventures except a lifetime of hardship. I hope that no other artist, who has made a significant…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: ODB, THE FOLK HERO OF HIP-HOP

There’s so much that can be said about OL DIRTY BASTARD that it’s nearly impossible to narrow it into a manageable article of highlights. Instead, I’ll just focus on a couple main points to sum up one of the most interesting figures in the history of music.



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: BEFORE GABBER THERE WAS HOLY NOISE

OLDSCHOOL RAVERS, this Thursday is yours!

 

HOLY NOISE

  Before PAUL ELSTAK would go on to become the single most important figure in the development of HARD DANCE culture, he was one third of a pioneering RAVE…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: PLAY THAT BEAT FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF DJING

It feels weird putting HIP HOP in the OLDIES category, but I guess we’re finally at that point in history. Here’s a tune that deserves way more credit than it gets.

G.L.O.B.E. & WHIZ KID – PLAY THAT BEAT MR. D.J.



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: WHAT HAPPENED TO NU NU???

Here’s an interesting case of “hey, what happened?”

LIDELL TOWNSELL – NU NU

 

You won’t often see this single included in any CLASSIC HOUSE compilations, despite the fact that it was a #1 HIT back in 1992. It’s possible…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: WILL WE EVER SEE ANOTHER RAY CHARLES?

Image has become so vitally important in music. It’s not necessarily that today’s artists need to be pretty (although that helps immensely), but they do need to visually fit the musical style that they are representing. I doubt we’ll ever see another performer, like RAY CHARLES, rise to fame. That’s not the only thing that…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: OF JAM & OF SPOON

If you’re a EURO enthusiast, you probably know more than one tune that features a flamenco guitar riff. Well, here’s the song that did it first, and solidified it as a musical trend…

JAM & SPOON – RIGHT IN THE NIGHT



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: THE QUEEN OF ROCKABILLY

Would the raspy voice of JANIS JOPLIN ever have been accepted into the mainstream, without the path first being paved by WANDA JACKSON?

 

WANDA JACKSON – LET’S HAVE A PARTY

She’s know, today, as the “Queen Of…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: ALL THAT I WANT IS AN ACE OF BASE REUNION

Generally, we consider great music to come from passion inspired artistic expression. Isn’t it funny how, when it comes to POP music, that isn’t necessarily the case, at all?

ACE OF BASE – ALL THAT SHE WANTS

Following ABBA‘s lead for arrangement, 3 Swedish siblings, and a mutual friend formed…