Sound Bites: Journey of a beat … Rick James vs Normon Connors feat Michael Henderson

nowFirst ..Normon Connors‘ presented the OG version with Michael Henderson on vocals.. ( He also WROTE and co produced the jam ) from his 1976 release of the same name ” You are My Starship” .. here he is pictured on the cover with John Wayne’s boat .. lol

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ayeee Mr. Henderson HAHAHAHA ... SLINGSHOT INDEED

ayeee Mr. Henderson HAHAHAHA … SLINGSHOT INDEED

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then ya boy Rick came through and put his spin on it … you can find it on the Bustin Out : The Best of Rick James 27 song deep compilation from 94.    I know he recorded this in the early 80’s though . Now you didn’t know bout that there did ya ???  Enjoy , reflect and BLOW ONE …

sidenote: you see this pic here.. well I will have to tell ya about Rob Zombie’s recanting of his crack smoking experience with Ozzy and RICK .. WHAAAAAAAAAATTTT!  it’s HILARIOUS .. wow.. perhaps next post…until then though thanks for joining us for yet another edition of Sound Bites…

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Today … Deborah Harry is SEVENTY … YEARS OLD..

blondieWE love you Debbie… you are perfection .. let’s celebrate the life of the Blondie frontman, B-girl, (YESS B-GIRL and we can debate this all day nuugga..) and all around rock goddess today … Here’s to you Ms. Harry  Your awesomeness has not been wasted on us. Nobody has filled her shoes yet and please don’t come over here talmbout Gwen Stefani… Gwen is cool but this here IS DEBBIE DAMNIT. She has left her footprint firmly planted in the foundations of everything from art to music. blondie01We will not even try to break down how many trends she has mothered.  Hell Deborah was  A PLAYBOY BUNNY goshdarnit. I appreciate the fact too that Debbie is simiply growing older, she is not running around here with DDD titties, a snatched grill overdoing it.  Note to Madonna , although you are not quite 70 yet, BISH THIS IS HOW TO DO IT.  She is a powerhouse of a woman then , now and forever. She taught me to “Rip her to Shreds” and also informed me that the “Tide is High” . so covet your seat in the celestial landscape woman. We are forever  inspired… HAPPY FUCKING BIRTHDAY DEBORAH HARRY  sidenote: Aren’t she and Chris Stein just the ultimate in relationship GOALS OMG.. 

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hey Darth Vader and ANOTHER FAB 5 FREDDY CAMEO ALERT:  THE TIDE IS HIGH YO!!!!

Debbie Harry of Blondie at the opening og Blondie in Camera exhibition Mirandy Gallery London 1978

I am not going to disrespect you guys and give you the history of Blondie or Deborah .. if you need enlightenment.. take that ass to Wikipedia… ( some of the basic shit is probably true, ha) Clearly if you are on Bamboobanga YOU ARE KINDA well versed in this braud already .. Let us HOPE .. (side eye ) .. alright .. SMOKE WELL.. and listen to some of our favorite Blondie chunes on the next page ….  yeah yeah RAPTURE is over there… I know that’s what ya want ..  Continue reading

Sound Bites: From yo mama’s component set to these streets!!!

I remember a couple of years back sis and I went to Rock the Bells and the one and only  man Yasiin Bey came out on some real grown man shit … swaying to some Tyrone Davis.. sheeeitttt i held my drank up high as hell at that point.. Ya’ll got to be grown to fool with Mr. Davis .

Here is” one of” the many beat  journeys of Tyrone’s classic “In The Mood

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the second part of the journey on the flip .. MC Eiht with Compton’s Most Wanted “All for the Money” ….    Continue reading

That 3 Girl Classic Situation PART 1.. MADAME X *FLASHBACK FRIDAY*

Original Post date .. Feb/ 2012

This post is an ode to the 3 girl groups of my choice.. SO.. let’s serve up a little VINTAGE..  Madame X..  AND LATER..  some Vanity 6.. (I am an OG .. I DON’T FUCK WITH APPOLONIA 6) well i did like A MILLION MILES but that was the BRENDA OF IT ALL ..LOL..anyway class today’s lesson is.. about :MADAME X

.Madame X released “Just That Type of Girl“, their first single from the self titled album Madame X on Atlantic Records in the late 80s. “Just That Type of Girl”, quickly climbed the dance and R&B Charts to #4 Billboard. The group’s producer, Bernadette Cooper from the Solar/MCA group Klymaxx, organized the group as she and the Madame X members envisioned the group’s concept. The Klymaxx sound heard on such hits as “The Men All Pause” and “Meeting In The Ladies Room” was blended with Madame X’s music and fashion personas to create a brand new sound. Group members, Iris Parker, Valerie Victoria and Alisa Randolph brought with them artful inspiration and vintage sass, similiar to what you may have though of Labelle in their eclectic hey day.. , their bold fashion and mysticism. Another essential element in the group’s sound and style is their shared love for the music of artists like Prince, Parliament-Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone and Grace Jones. Passing up their opportunity to sign to Solar Records, Madame X was snapped up by Sylvia Rhone, who headed the Atlantic Records’ R&B division. When Madame X debuted their imagery was ground-breaking and they influenced the artistic standards in the R&B and Hip-Hop scene. Following up the release of Just That Type of Girl, they released the singles, “I Wonder” and “I Want Your Body” as well as the title tracks for motion pictures such as “Action Jackson” starring Sharon Stone and Vanity. Madame X’s songs continue to be played and sampled, most famously on Michael Jackson’s hit song “Keep It In The Closet”. Original CDs are cult-collected(TRANSLATION: hard to fucking find)

Sadly Alisa Marie Randolph succumbed to breast cancer in 05.. they say she remained beautiful til the bitter end.. 😦

Classic joints from these ladies….  Cherries in the Snow, I Wonder, Just that Type of Girl, Madame X, Marry Me, shoot ,  me and my teenage homegirls used to LOVE THEM

So If you remember.. take this trip back in time with us .. when female performers  were actually DOPE.. and not ALLL ABOUT ASS..  and if you don’t remember.. that’s what Auntie Beejay is here for.. “See you gon’ learn today” …

Madame X on Soul Train: ” I Wonder”

Just That Type of Girl 

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When the ship goes down….

 

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the MIGHTY CAVIAR GOLD

ya better be ready ..  AYEEEE!!! what’s happening I know , I know.. we have been out of commission for a few months but that’s what happens WHEN YOU FOOLS DON’T COMMENT OR NOTHIN hahah we start to feel unloved in the blogosphere .. hahahah.. anyhoo.. we are semi back .. we will attempt to hit you up with the new strains, situations and gossip.. BUT RIGHT NAH.. we are going to leave you with a Spring Gift if  you will .. My brotha from another mutha C-Minus of the Fantastic Four AND the fabulous Lenny Ducano  have slid thru with “SOMETHING FOR THE BLUNTED VOL. 1“: a gang of  Cypress Hill and more.. no sticks, no seeds rolled up especially for all of us stoners.. lol..

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C-meezy and I go all the way back to our humble beginnings here in LA on Power 106 .. He thinks he is grown now.. hahaha.. he shares the obsession for all things green, metal, and  Prince related …. (i.e The Prince cover on the CypressHill mix lol..well that’s my fault .. )  anyway .. Check out the boy on BrealTV.. he spins on The Best Bud Show and The Dr. GreenThumb Show respectively .. you can also catch him allll over spinning good classic hiphop, metal,alternative,  funk, supporting Deftones, Birds of Satan, QOTSA and everythang else.. Full interview with this cat forthcoming.. Enjoy!!!

this post is sponsored by : Caviar Gold, Raw 1 1/4 papes, Raw Tips , Raw HempWick and one ChocoTease Buzz Ball ….. Ayeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tangerine Queen…

tangerine-dream-sativa-490mSo .. this weekend I ran into this really cute Tangerine Sativa during  my weekly  Bubba Expedition at Aardvarks Dispensary.. and damnit.. THEY WERE WIPED OUT.. I WEPT.. there is no more BUBBA.. omg.. but through my tears my usual budtender presented this lil girl.. The smell alone was is really REALLY CITRUSY..TANGERINE FRUIT It smelled as if I just bit into a cold fresh Florida Orange.. lol.. I usually don’t buy STRAIGHT SATIVA but i wanted to give this one a try.  I got a little Earth Og too.to replace that raging INDICA thirst I had come there for,  but SuperbbNess and I have reviewed that wonderful strain (Earth)  a thousand times on 420Bamboobanga.. I thought I would take the time to enlighten you on this new sweet tangy tartness of Ms. Tangerine. the sativa that blew me away.  It crumbles well and was cool to the touch.20130922_161222. I really didn’t need to put it in my grinder.  I really tripped at how the actual smell and the burn smell is spot on with a real big ass tangerine.. It almost felt like incense or something.. The smell is awesome and the taste is just as sweet.  Of course I mixed it ..my joints usually start sativa or hybrid and end with the knock you on your ass KUSH..   Halfway through the joint I got quite giggly and melancholy.. My head was tight and I could move away from the joint for a spell and that is an awesome sign.   I would strongly suggest finding this strain in your area.. I find the high to be heavy but you are able to work with objects and hold conversations.. My mood was light and fluffy and it made me want to watch a comedy .. so I watched “Valley Girl” with NIc Cage.. hahahah.  Tangerine is the shit ya’ll..

OMG.. MY GIFT TO YOU. THE WHOLE FRIGGIN MOVIE.. thank me later..

One more added date for Slayer’s Palladium Show..

slayers current lineupSooooo …...Slayer’s show 10/28,  at Hollywood’s infamous Palladium sold out quick as fuck..  I know because just like Sabbath.. Nak and I  had been waiting and pounced on pre-sale tickets faster than Kerry King shreds…  I really personally don’t give a damn about those of  you who didn’t make it a PRIORITY to get your fucking tickets ..LOL.. HOWEVER.. the band is more gracious.. THEY HAVE ACTUALLY ADDED an additional date 10/27..to the Palladium stop..  so now your late asses can also be there to mosh yourselves straight into HELL.LOL.. . slayer-wallpaper-hdI also appreciate that they added it before the original show.. I made moves son, so I want THE CLOSING SHOW..  LOL.  yeah I know I ain’t shit but you’ll forgive me after you reminisce  and listen to the original Haunting the Chapel version  of Aggressive Perfector… ENJOY.. NOW Go Here  and get whatever tickets are remaining.. . .Keep your horns high, and if you see me .. don’t ask to hit my joint.. OKAY!!!!!!! . RIP JEFF HANNEMAN and fuck SPIDERS!!!

News about Slayer WINE.. and the current lineup .. on the next page…. CLICK CLICK BOOM..  Continue reading

QUESTLOVE: Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation

soultrain coverYes.. this chicken drumstick making .. (no really his buttermilk fried drumstick game is apparently WICKED )  , drum beatin,  Afro donning brotha has done it again,  right on the heels of this summer’s best seller  “Mo Betta Blues: The World According to Questlove”  .  Mr. Late Night pens yet another must read documenting the power , influence, admiration and souuuulllllll  of our beloved “Soul Train”  .

Soul Train: The Music,Dance and Style of a Generation 

Check out  a little Isley Bros. denim twin set magic right chea as preparation for the spirit of the book. You know,  it is rumored that Ahmir”Questlove” Thomson possesses the most vast collection of Soul Train episodes in the entire world.. Questlove  He is well versed in Soul Trainology lol.. he can tell you who was on keys in the back during  Taste of Honey’s performance of Sukiyaki LOL..  as most of us black kids growin up in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s would be. No I am lying he really will throw the third percussionist from the left’s name and resume’ from the Roy Ayers Ubiquidity ep in your face before you can remember which fool he is talking about .. HAHA..  ..   This book also includes a foreword from Gladys Knight  so you know it’s real lol and a preface by NICK CANNON.. (yeah I know but Nick is bringing Soul Train back to television this year on NBC )

READ BOOKS….. READ BOOKS… READ… BOOKS.. PLEASE..

I am going to pre order this soft cover gem as it is not being released until Oct 22.  Check it out , you can’t go wrong with Questlove B.

Let’s throw  some Distortion to Static in the mix just to cement the point  all the reasons to support Mr. Ahmir lol.. Roots Crew Though..

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RIP .. SUGARFOOT.. NOW you are truly FREE…

ohioplayershoneyWe want to send our most heartfelt condolences out to the family and friends of Mr. Leroy ” SugarFoot “ Bonner, frontman and guitarist for the illustrious OHIO PLAYERS, also known as...” The Ohio Untouchables”. Mr. Bonner coined a vocal situation that would later be used by everyone from Roger Troutman to Larry Blackmon… He passed away at that age of 70 but had been touring all year and still had dates to fulfill in 2013.  It is good he passed doing what he was born to do.  At press time, there are still no details as to how he died but keep it here as we will be following this story and updating accordingly.  We  actually found out via Dawn Silva’s (Original Bride of Funkenstein’s) facebook page.

He was a beast to watch live and a survivor off of the stage..  The Ohio ohio-players-1975-diamond-far-left2-300x249Players paved the way for most of the midwest funk of the 70’s and 80’s Soul eras respectively.  Who can remember his vocals on joints like ““I Wanna Be Free”, “Skintight”, HELL, and Love Rollercoaster to name a few.  TVONE’s award winning docu-series aired an excellent  episode of “UNSUNG” featuring THE OHIO PLAYERS in 2011.  Check their schedule because I am sure they will be rebroadcasting it in commemoration of a brotha , that according to Grandma on FUNKY WORM “was funkier than 9 cans of shaving powder” LOL.. We will miss you and your EPIC FRO Mr. Bonner..

Sit back and relax and listen to some of the funk provided by our FUNK FOREFATHERS..

LOVE ROLLERCOASTER

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SAY WHAT!!!!!

SKINTIGHT (1975)

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Happy Birthday DJ QUIK…

LET”S PITCH IN ON A PARTY FOR THE OG!!! DAVID BLAKE!!!!!

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quik-7-and-eiht2After this shit right here I never thought I would see these two in a flick together.. Whooo that was a  young serving.. I AM JUST SAYIN.. MC EIHT!!!! He told that nigga that THE G WAS NOT IN HIM.. hahahaha.. well.. Glad these two grown men put that shit behind them.. but it made for some SPECTACULAR HIP HOP.. ON ME. I am sure it almost got funky in the street too .. but thankfully it ended well with this glorious song STANDING when the smoke cleared!!!!!

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MORE QUIK AFTER THE  SKIP !!!!!!! Continue reading

happy bday Aaliyah.. you are still missed baby girl….

Okay so .. I did a wonderful retrospective on the beautiful  Ms. Haughton , LAST YEAR  on the eve of her passing.. … all of your favorites are there…  Check it Out!!!   oh and if you are looking for that Drake trash.. you won’t find it here.. Sorry.. Check the other blogs.. they got that shit on REPEAT.. AD NAUSEUM.. Carry ON!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS. AALIYAH DANA  HAUGHTON.. (JULY 16, 1979-August 25, 2001)

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Ya’ll already know.. it’s June 7.. PRINCE’S 54TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!

No need for much dialogue here lol.. It’s Prince.. He is EVERYTHING.. and he doesn’t look 54… That is all..

ALL THINGS PURPLE… 

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Kanye on stage with PRINCE.. 

The Banger Sisters attend several LA .. Prince performances.. 

JUNE 6 .. IS ALWAYS…NATIONAL SLAYER DAY!!!

Yeah Motherfucker.. IF YOU DON’T KNOW NOW … YOU KNOW..

A little old school.. HELL AWAITS.. 1985.. like real old ..like Kerry with crop old.. hahahha.. and Tom’s hair is VANGLORIOUS .. LOL..

Full 50 minute Slayer situation from The Big 4 (2011)  after The JUMP..  Continue reading

Happy 64th Tony Iommi

Join Bamboobanga420 in wishing .. Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi  A STRONG HAPPY BIRTHDAY..  let’s also continue to pray that he kicks cancer in the ass!!

this is a dope piece put together to Behind the Wall of Sleep…. Bill Ward’s drum solo is ghetto as hell on this lol.. it’s dope and raw.. when they were youngstaz.. anyhoo enjoy this .. and HAPPY BDAY MR. IOMMI we plan on keeping you here for a long time.. Now here is ..

The Original “War Pigs”..  same music.. different lyrics = WalPurgis…

ya know things like “eating Dead Rats innards”.. THERE IS THE DIFFERENCE LOL..

let’s take it back… 25 lighters on my dresser… Lil Keke

I just posted that Big K.R.I.T heater “Money on the Floor” , so quite naturally it made me think of LIL KEKE’S classic right chea!!! LOL….Actually me and sis.. have been singing this song in our heads for weeks lol.. See everytime we go to the DTPG dispensary downtown , they have this big basket of lighters. We always grab like 5 lighters each and the joke was..” I NEED 25 LIGHTERS ON MY DRESSER” LOL.. so clearly it needed to be posted.. and clearly I may have surpassed the 25 lighters rule…..  Don’t judge me, when you blow trees you know the damn lighters always come up missing!!!!!!  One must have back up !

25 LIGHTERS INDEED LOL!!

HOUSTON beeeeeen on that Trill shit and the tradition continues. Sheeit we been foolin with Houston since the Geto Boyz , ODD SQUAD and MC Choice.. (yeah google her) ya’ll don’t know nuttin bout dat now do ya? I mean we be on Texas like JR EWING.. We bout that life !! LOL..

Here at Bamboobanga420 we fools with the classics allll day !!!! RIP FAT PAT AND DJ SCREW!!