Archive for the ‘culture’ Category

Eddie C’s rare groove selections for May

May 15, 2003

After a long haitus, Ed is back with another selection of rare groove tunes:

Space Lady – Lonnie Liston Smith The Master Rocker – Bernard Wright Double Dutch Bus – Franke Smith Fat Mama – Herbie Hancock Sing Sing – Gaz The Breakdown – Rufus Thomas Different Strokes – Syl Johnson North, East, South, West … Read more

Nina Simone passes on

Apr 21, 2003

The Globe And Mail: Nina Simone, 70.

Nina Simone, the jazz great whose raspy, forceful voice helped define the civil rights movement, died Monday at her home in France, according to her U.S. booking agent. She was 70. […]

Simone, born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, N.C., was a classically … Read more

Mix Master Mike at System Soundbar

Feb 27, 2003

I just got back. The Mix Master Mike portion of the event could not have been any more hip-hop. If it were, a rift in the fabric of space would have opened up and brought Kool Herc forward in time from the precise moment where he invented that musical genre.