Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WRFB: Radio Free Brooklyn It's Sept. 14th and I'm "Covering" all my bases

Hey Everyone,

It's been quite a couple of weeks for me. So much so that I didn't even post last weeks playlist. Please forgive me. We had The Family Stand live in studio for two hours, which was nothing short of a treat. But it's time to bring things up to the present. I'll recap later.

This past Tuesday I realized that I hadn't done a cover show in a while. So I figured there is no time like the present.  Below is a list of covers and one cool remix.  Enjoy and see you next week!


1. Sandra St. Victor – “Slippin' Into Darkness” on Gemini: Both Sides (2001) Original: WAR

2. Steel Pulse – “Can't Stand Losing You” on Reggatta Mondatta: Reggae Tribute to the Police (1997) Original: The Police

3. Brandi Carlile – “Heaven” on XOBC EP (2010) Original: Bryan Adams

4. Catherine Russell – “Someday You'll Want Me to Want You” on Cat (2006) Original: The Mills Brothers

5. Spanky Wilson – “Sunshine of Your Love” on Cosmosonica: Crazy Covers, Vol. 1  (2005) Original: Cream

6. Led Zeppelin – “Gallows Pole” on Led Zeppelin III (1970) Original: Huddie “Leadbelly” Leadbetter

7. Emmerson Nogueira – “Owner of a Lonely Heart” on Versao Acústica (2001) Original:Yes

8. Celia Cruz/Tito Puente – “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” on Quimbo Quimbumbia (1969) Original: The 5th Dimension

9. Inger Marie Gunderson – “Let it be Me” on Make this Moment (2004) Original: The Everly Brothers

10. John Mayer – “I'm On Fire” on Battle Studies (Deluxe Edition) (2009) Original: Bruce Springsteen

11. Fiest – “Inside and Out” on Let it Die (2004) Original: The Bee Gees

12. The Chosen Few – “People Make the World Go Round” on Hit after Hit (1973) Original: The Stylistics

13. DJ B.Cause“Let it Whip” (Prowlin Half-Time Rework) Original: The Dazz Band

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WRFB: Radio Free Brooklyn: Taking you on a low ride though the "West Side!"

Hey Eveyone,

So on this episode of WRFB I took you all on a journey to the west coast. It was prompted by a surprise appearance by Snoop Dogg and Warren G at the Michael Jackson B'earthday Celebration at Prospect Park in Brooklyn last Sunday. 

Although many of you know me as a rocker or a funkateer, I am a also hip-hop baby.  I really love hip-hop, but right about now hip-hop could use a hug.  So for this show I looked back to a simpler time in hip-hop; the 90s. Well it wasn't all that simple (remember C. Delores Tucker), but it was damn good.  Some folks pick sides when it comes to music, but for me, no matter where it's from, if it's good then I'm with it.  Back in the day I really loved a lot of music coming form the west because it was laced in funk.  Dr. Dre was diggin' in the P-Funk crates and turned out some gems. I must admit that when "The Chronic" came out I was totally in my feminist phase of not being able to support it because of all the B words thrown around, but looking back I must admit that that album in a classic.  I have a few hip-hop guilty pleasures. Snoop is one and Redman is another. Why guilty? Cuz these dudes throw around Bitches like baseballs, but damn that Redman knows how to turn a phrase.

It's tough being a woman who loves hip-hop sometimes. It can hurt, sting and even stab you in the chest, but I'll take Dr. Dre and Snoop over Lil Wayne, Drake and T-Pain any day.  It's a tough talk, but all of us hip-hop lovers young and old should keep talking and keep bridging the gaps with love. 

Enjoy my West Side selections.  I threw in a little Tony! Toni! Toné! because they are totally west coast and I love them!


1. Ice Cube feat. Don Jagwar – “Wicked” on The Predator (1992)

2. 2Pac – “I Get Around” on Stricktly 2 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. (1993)

3. Tony! Toni! Toné! – “My Ex-Girlfriend”on Sons Of Soul (1993)

4. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg – “Nuthin' But a "G" Thang” on The Chronic (1992)

5. N.W.A. – “Express Yourself” on Straight Outta Compton (1988)

6. The Pharcyde – “Somethin' That Means Somethin'” on Labcabincalifornia (1995)

7. Domino – “Getto Jam” on Domino (1996)

8. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg – “The Next Episode” on 2001 (1999)

9. Cypress Hill – “How I Could Just Kill A Man” on Cypress Hill (1991)

10. 8 Ball & MJG – “Not Tonight” on Nothing To Lose Soundtrack (1997)

11. Digital Underground – “The Humpty Dance” on Sex Packets (1990)

12. Warren G – “Regulate” on Regulate…G Funk Era (1994)