22 August 2013

The Silky Silk Show: Ooh Weeee !!!

Hey hey hey, party people !!!!! Summer is winding down, so I thought I deliver this fantastic show, that I think you'd enjoy :-). We got some Rahsaan Patterson, Don.-E, Omar, George Duke, Steve Arrington & Dam-Funk,Disclosure feat. Sam Smith, oh and some Whitney, all up in this piece !!! So, sit back and relax, and.........Enjoy !!!! Peace. *the silkman*.

Rahsaan Patterson - I'll Go
Disclosure - Latch feat. Sam Smith
Robin Thicke - Ooo La La
Steve Arrington - Dam-Funk - Higher
Whitney Houston - Fine
Hawthorne Headhunters - Luv Galactic feat. I Am
Don-E - Like I Like It feat. Kele Le Roc
Don-E.- Spiritual feat. Carl McIntosh, Junior,Leee John,Noel McKoy,Omar,etc
Omar - Treat You feat.Caron Wheeeler
Brian McKnight - Get U 2 Stay
Charlie Wilson - I Still Have You
Donald Fagen - Slinky Thing
Chrisette Michele - I'm Still Fly
George Duke - Sunrise

64m 40s

06 August 2013

Follow the Rainbow: A Tribute to George Duke (1946-2013)

As most have heard by now the great George Duke passed away last night at the age of 67. This is a somewhat personal loss for me (as personal as it can get with someone you've never met) as George Duke was one of those very early artists that captured my attention at a young age. George Duke (along with Herbie Hancock) was my gateway to the 70s Jazz World and lead me to other acts such as George Benson, Ronnie Laws, Stanley Clarke and Al Jarreau. In the era before "smooth jazz" these cats were on the cutting edge of genre blending which resulted in some of the most timeless music of the last 40 years. George coming up in the Bay Area in the late 60's was no doubt key to his openness to experimenting with different sounds and styles. Working with the likes of Frank Zappa, Jean-Luc Ponty and Quincy Jones, George Duke went to school and built a musical foundation second to none. The saddest part of this loss is these "Jazz" men of today are totally unqualified to fill the shoes of the Dukes and Hancocks, resorting instead to muzak covers and lifeless instrumentals packaged up and sold as "smooth jazz". While it's true George was a part of the smooth jazz scene these last 20 years or so, nobody can ever take away the impressive body of work he created in the 70s & 80s as artist, song writer, session player and producer.

This is by no means a "best of" or completest compilation... it's simply a collection of tracks I felt like hearing right now in this time of sadness and reflection. Although I've pulled from different eras and included some of his newer stuff as well (Jazzmatazz is from his album released just a week or so back) the majority of tracks are songs I grew up with and will always hold a special place in my life. Thanks Mr. Duke.. you will be missed but never forgotten.

track list in comments section


George Duke Passes Away at 67

Sad news this morning... R&B-Jazz, super producer and keyboard legend George Duke has passed away. One of my all time favorites and a pure class act. He will surely be missed.

01 August 2013

Reunion Radio Podcast 8-3-2013

OK so I'm finally dropping a new show today.. Thanks as always to my boy Silky1 for holding it down during my all to frequent absences.. what can I say there is life off the internet you know. Any way today's show ended up real heavy on new music.. so much good shit has dropped these last few weeks it was hard to pare down the track list to under 70 minutes (which is where I like to keep these... shut up Silk) Any way we got brand new music from old school heavy hitters like Earth, Wind & Fire, George Duke & Prince along with some real hot stuff from new breeds like Robin Thicke, Mayer Hawthrown, Zo!, Justin Timberlake & Bad Rabbits.. we round it all out with a few old school gems from 3 of my personal favorites in Patrice Rushen, Cameo and Mr Steve Arrington (Who has a new album dropping next week!) So here it is.. hopefully it won't be another 3 months before I drop another one. Enjoy

Full track list in comments section


Reunion Radio