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Various Artists / Droppin' Science: Greatest Samples From The Blue Note Lab
Album:Droppin' Science: Greatest Samples From The Blue Note Lab Collection:Jazz
Artist:Various Artists Added:03/2008
Label:Blue Note 

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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2008-03-08 
[coll]: DROPPIN’ SCIENCE
Blue Note, 2008

SOUL-JAZZ: Ten of the most frequently sampled rare-groove tracks from Blue Note’s ‘60s/’70s catalog are compiled here; you’ll recognize licks from A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, J Dilla, etc. (see liners for details). It’s a mixed bag – some of these tracks are obscure for a reason – but others kick ass, and it’s always fun to play “spot the sample.”

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 10

1. 9:00 – lazy soul-drag sax with organ; great Idris Muhammad drum lick
2. 4:10 – FANTASTIC mellow trippy trance glide, sweet organ/vibes/bass
3. 6:12 – smooth 70s soul, textbook Mizell layered production
4. 2:55 – David Axelrod production: melodramatic horns & creeping guitar
5. 6:36 – cool hippie organ groove: wordless vox, mellow horns, funky guitar
6. 3:23 – great beat for a lame big-band blues song. Not Joe Williams’ best…
7. 6:43 – mellow instrumental pop: relaxed guitar & cheesy organ, digs in later
8. 7:33 – funky, chunky, stripped-down cover of Blood Sweat & Tears hit
9. 4:38 – great funky flute overdubs, cool bass & percussion
10. 6:45 – medium-tempo cover jam, nice 'n' greasy, cool vocal chorus

[ Fo ] 8-Mar-08


Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Donaldson, Lou It's Your Thing
2.Foster, Ronnie Mystic Brew
3.Byrd, Donald Think Twice
4.Mccallum, David The Edge
5.Mcduff, Brother Jack Oblighetto
6.Williams, Joe Get Out Of My Life, Woman
7.Green, Grant Down Here On The Ground
8.Smith, Lonnie Spinnin' Wheel
9.Steig, Jeremy Howling For Judy
10.Donaldson, Lou Who's Makin' Love (To Your Old Lady)