Walk In My Shoes – Dedicated to Brittany Duprey

smile from The Lower East Side & Brittany Duprey in 1996 and 2014

Last night was Brittany’s 20th Birthday. I got her a pair of sneakers, which she seemed to love. Shoes were a fitting gift, maybe more for me than Brittany, because she probably doesn’t remember this. Around her Sixth Birthday, I showed her how to tie her shoes; actually she pretty much had it figured out. […]

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I Want’a Do Something Freaky to You

I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You single jacket

Even if you’ve never heard this Leon Haywood classic, you probably know it anyway, because in the last two decades or so this shit has been sampled on at least two dozen tracks by artists like Public Enemy, Redman, Masta Ace, and Mariah Carey; most notably by Dr. Dre and Snoop Whatever The Fuck He […]

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Higher and Higher

Carl Davis

Legendary producer Carl Davis, largely responsible for shaping the Chicago Soul sound of the 1960‘s passed away earlier this month. Here’s one of the most popular songs he produced, Jackie Wilson‘s cover of Higher and Higher, which revitalized Wilson‘s career. If the embedded video doesn’t load, click to watch Jackie Wilson – Higher & Higher […]

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