Man, I just love it when a classic comes on on my iPod or my iTunes. And I’m not talking about no early 90’s or late 80’s shit, I’m talking the 70’s stuff, the 60’s stuff. I’m talking Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Miles Davis. Those type of cats. Man, the fucxing soul in their work is palpable. Like, the shit could be horrible musically, but it’d still sound decent just because of how much soul and heart there is in that music. And thankfully, the music isn’t horrible, as a matter of fact, it’s genius.
Above is The Isley Brothers’ 1977 CLASSIC, Footsteps In The Dark. Oh shit, it’s so good. So good. So smooth, so dope. And not to mention that it was sampled for one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time; It Was A Good Day by Ice Cube.
Another classic jam is Marvin Gaye’s Heard It Through The Grapevine.
And finally, Miles Davis’ classic from one of the greatest albums of all time Blue In Green. This one is one of my favorite songs when I just want to zone out, when I want to just think about something else. Like, I’m a happy guy, in fact, that’s one of my strongest qualities, always staying upbeat and happy even when everything around me comes crashing down. I don’t believe in not being happy. Life is about gaining happiness. That’s the way I try to live. But even I have my dark moments where I just need to chill the fruck out and this is one of the songs that I use to help me zone out during those moments.
Oh, and that first YouTube comment for the Blue In Green video? Classic.
Peace & Love