Old New Borrowed Blue #9

I don't have any exciting theme for this week, but here are some tunes I've been listening to in these last few lazy days of August. Something Old:  Bill Withers often makes for great summer music, and this is certainly not an exception.

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Something New:  If only I listened to the new Snoop Dogg album before last week, "I Knew That" might have been my song of the summer.  Well, now it can be our song of September.

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Something Borrowed:  Here's a great example of a sample that is not in hip hop, lest you think borrowing is a genre-specific technique.  Here we have one of the most innovative bands around sampling one of the most innovative albums ever made, so if that's not epic, I don't know what is.

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Something Blue: Remember that myth where a musician sells his soul to the devil for success?  Well it's attached to a particular guy, and that guy is Robert Leroy Johnson, considered the king of Mississippi Delta blues, and "Crossroads" is about as classic as singing the blues itself.

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