Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Return of Serge

This is the craziest video of 5 years of Graffiti outside of Serge Gainsbourg's house. from Arnaud Jourdain on Vimeo. Watch on fullscreen to get the full effect.

Also I realized since last time, that this recording features not only Rhythym masters Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare (below), but EDAS Favorite, Marica Griffiths as part of the backup singers, the I-Threes.

Song #51 - Serge Gainsbourg with Sly & Robbie & the I-Threes - Aux Armes Et Caetera

Friday, January 22, 2010


HAPPY 50th... um... DAY!

To celebrate this momentous occasion I was originally going to play 50 Cent, but then I had a change of heart and I decided to play a song from the 1950's instead. Here is one of the two best Vibraphonists ever (Cal Tjader is the other).

I'm easily distracted by t-shirts about
 being distracted by vibraphonists 
(Buy me and take me to Williamsburg!!)

Behold, the wonder of Lionel Hampton and his Quintet with one of his classics, and just under that, a bonus Jam Session from the Apollo Theater in 1954... Enjoy the epic, 17 minute, scream filled album version of Flying Home that will have you coming back through the next 50 songs.

Song #50: Lionel Hampton Quintet - Flying Home (buy)

BONUS SONG: Lionel Hampton Jam Session, The Apollo, 1954

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Not only is it possibly my favorite genre, but Rocksteady is also this RIDICULOUS song by the Queen of Soul, Aretha.
Song #48 - Aretha Franklin - Rocksteady

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Make it Mellow

Not since the Mighty Mighty Bosstones have I seen a group with a dance squad that was so awesome and plentiful, yet musically unnecessary. Anyway, enjoy the Tighten Up.

Also I feel like I'm falling just the littlest bit behind (or ahead actually) lately. I have a few extremely good pieces on some of my most influential artists coming soon, and in the near near future, I will be opening EDAS to some rarer, un-youtube-able songs and genres. Thanks for sticking around, things are about to get awesome here.

Thanks to Katie for the find.

Song #47: Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up

Monday, January 18, 2010

Twice as Nice

Re: Last Week... Get it? Today's reggae jam is off possibly the best soundtrack of all time, and definitely one of my favorite movies of all time, The Harder They Come. But seriously this song is twice as nice.

Song #46: Dave and Ansel Collins - Double Barrel

Sunday, January 17, 2010