Spitta Season – King Merlino

What It Sound Like?

Kids are going back to school, travelers are gassing up. It looks like that season again, Spitta Season. After seeds well planted of a previous mix tape release. The now crowned, King Merlino distributes his single through your favorite online stores.

Previously, I had the luxury of doing a write-up on the entire project, tonight we focus solely on the single. Soon as the intro is heard, the audience anticipates a bang. Whoever guessed so, was right. That is exactly what the audience gets from this track. I wish I had a clever way to biggup the producer of this action packed beat. However, like the age of Wolverine, the source remains unknown.

Nonetheless, that doesn't detour Merlino from ripping through the line up. I'm so glad people are listening to rhymes again. He has the bars to keep you from snoozing. That's right, I recommend this real Hip Hop for all who need to stay up. Spectators, the pressed for time, and especially you truck drivers. 

The aggressive flow with lyrics that appear so well thought out. After listening to this artist, you too will recognize he does it so natural. Each reader has your option of which store to pick up the new released, Spitta Season. Which is your favorite?

God bless!

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No Mercy – Mr Cooper

What It Sound Like?

Tonight, we slow it down, you're gonna like it. Could say that about all posts, I think you will appreciate the R&B switch up. In which, this artist refers to as, Trap & B.

Mr Cooper is multi talented. From acting, singing, as well as podcast hosting. It was alongside Coop, when I originally heard tonight's title. We worked with a mutual friend and DJ, who aired the single on a previous web radio station.

Displaying his vocal gift on No Mercy is timeless, as Mr Cooper releases the hit on all major platforms. Yes, the lyrics are highly adulterated. However, this tune was written for a particular woman of interest. Pretty sure she was eager to show appreciation.

You know i must salute Drum'n Skillz for this car crashing tracking. Got the right energy to get you lit, yet smooth enough to keep your cool.

Ladies, this one is for you. This will make you feel sexy.  We already know you are, just a reminder. 

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By KeepsMeAlive: Miles Davis – 8 Classic Albums

JUL 24

Pride Of Taranna Series Pt. 19: Sonic Boom #5-8: Miles Davis – Eight Classic Albums 4CD  

I got this 4CD set of 8 Miles Davis albums for $12.99!!! And I’ve been walking around the neighbourhood, and playing this stuff in the house and car, for days now, just listening to nothing but Miles and I have to tell you, it makes the world a beautiful place… 

Alright this post is a whopper, so I’ll try to keep it short enough. Just know there’s a ton more information out there on the interwubs about all of these albums. Also, the short version of my opinion of all four discs is WAHOO!, but I know you wanna know a bit more, so, here’s what’s on this set:

CD1

First we have Blue Period (1951, released 1953), all of it stellar. And then Kind Of Blue (1959). I know, right? Like, how many times have I played that album? Does it matter? PLAY IT AGAIN!

CD2

First up is Young Man With A Horn (1952), which was Miles’ second studio album. Wiki says at this time he was struggling with his heroin addiction so this was his only output that year. All I can say is the tracks here are stunning and show no sign of trouble. This is followed by the Workin’ album (1956). Let me list the players here and, in this way, you’ll know what I thought of it: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. Exactly.

CD3

We start with Miles Davis Volume 2 (1953), which is more tracks from the session at Blue Note which also yielded Young Man With A Horn (see CD2). The session included players like Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, J.J. Johnson, and Horace Silver (among many), so it’s just frickin’ gorgeous. All of this is followed by the Steamin’ album (recorded 1956, released 1961), and uses the same brilliant quintet as Workin’ (see CD2). Again, just gorgeous, especially their run through of Monk’s Well, You Needn’t. Oh my. 

CD4

This disc opens with Miles Davis Volume 3 (1954), which was the last session for Blue Note, a quartet with Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Percy Heath, and Art Blakey. Right? I mean COME ON. They did Well, You Needn’t here, too. Those six tracks on Vol.3 are followed by Collectors Items (1956), the result of two sessions that year which used different musicians. Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker appear on tracks here, as well as other names like Tommy Flannagan, Walter Bishop, and Art Taylor that jazz fans will know.  By reports I read, Parker was drinking A LOT of alcohol at this point, and the sessions were difficult. It ended up being a posthumous release for Parker, as it dropped a year after his death. The tunes, though, are glorious, including a bunch of Davis compositions, as well as Monk’s ‘Round Midnight, and Dave Brubeck’s In Your Own Sweet Way.

In Sum:

Wow. Just… wow.

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Joe Strummer – The Future Is Unwritten OMPS

Pride Of Taranna Series Pt. 13: BMV #13, 3-For-$10 Deal #8 – Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten OMPS

Here we have the soundtrack for the Julien Temple film about Joe Strummer. The CAST is awesome. But we’re not here for that, we’re here for the accompanying music. 

“The official soundtrack was produced by Ian Neil, Julien Temple, and Alan Moloney. It is a mix of spoken word clips from interviews with Strummer and others, tracks from his various bands (including several rare or unreleased tracks by The Clash), and eclectic selections from other musicians that Strummer played on his BBC World radio show London Calling from 1999-2002 (some of which include his spoken introduction).” (Wiki)

Walking around on a hot summer night with this in my headphones was AWESOME. There are too many brilliant moments and songs to list them all. Check out the track listing!

Hit It Or Quit It? You had to ask? Bloody HIT!