"A Song For You" by Donny Hathaway
"Danny Boy" by the Three Irish Tenors
I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about duets and he played me this track I'd never heard before.
"T. Biggums" feat. Dudley Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow by Oh No
The song focuses on the less comical side of Dave Chappelle's crackhead, Mr. Tyrone Biggums, as he asks his mother for some crack money. Perkins and Muldrow both nail their respective roles as Tyrone and Mama and this beat is on point.
If you're looking for a song that doesn't show the downside of crack, then you should check out this one
Everything about this song is great. The guitar scratching is fantastic, the vocals all tiptoe back and forth between absurdly comic and straight up awesome. From what I've been told, the version in English isn't nearly as good either. Something about the flow of the French language just appeals to my ear musically.
It would be in your best interests if this Friday, you got yourself over to Southstreet Seaport (I think it's over there) to see one of the best goddamn showmen in Rock and Roll today, live in concert, for free. The only time I've ever seen Ted Leo live was at a Lookout! Records showcase where I had to sit through like a hundred of his shitty labelmates (what happened to lookout?) before I got to hear him rock and it was still worth every second of standing around in the post smoking ban smelliness of CBGBs. The douchipster and I also ended up getting stranded in a Sbarro's for a while, where he confessed his love for the song "Eternal Flame" by the Bangles, but I digress.
"Sword in the Stone" by Ted Leo
Listening to the Pharmacists as a whole is always a good time, but I have to say I really enjoy the sound that Ted achieves when it's just him and his guitar. Even if it's not what he's playing anymore, you can totally tell that this guy grew up in punk rock bands and I love it. While we're on the subject of Ted Leo growing up, I should mention Chisel. After rocking around New York's 80's hardcore scene, Ted bounced down to the D.C. scene, where he formed Chisel. If you're not familiar with them, I highly suggest you check em out.
"On Warmer Music" by Chisel
For any readers who don't already know me in person, that's me in the middle. I have to run to work, but rest assured, today holds more Wu Tang blog goodness, more talking about Ghostface, and more subpar digital pictures.