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"Theme From S.W.A.T." Composer Barry De Vorzon Chats With Scored To Death Podcast

"Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here!

This week is part 1 of an in-depth conversation with a talented songwriter, music producer composer, whose amazing career dates back to the 1950s. In this episode, the great Barry De Vorzon discusses his early careers in the music, film and TV industries and reveals fascinating stories behind some of TV's greatest themes [including the theme for SWAT and “Nadia’s Theme” from The Young and the Restless], his work with James Brown and Larry Cohen on the soundtrack for Black Caesar, and what it was like working with first-time filmmakers John Milius and Walter Hill. Part 2 may feature Barry's work in the horror genre, but his stories make this episode is an absolute must!"

Check out all things Scored to Death at and enjoy a groovy Soul-Jazz rendition of Barry's famous "Theme From S.W.A.T." performed by Ian Frenkel.

Jazz Spastiks Celebrate The Music Of Godfather Don With Mixtape + Remixes

By JR on 12:11 PM

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Listen close as a British DJ and production collective bring jazzy sounds to revive one of New York's most talented Hip Hop artists. Jazz Spastiks remix Ultramagnetic MCs affiliate Godfather Don for an excellent mash of traditional early 90's Hip Hop production against a complex, witty and scientific mind of rhyme. Available on limited-edition 12" vinyl here at Juno.

Download the Godfather Don mix by Jazz Spastiks here

Raheem Devaughn - "Anytime Anyplace" (Salah Ananse's Rhythm Blessing)

By JR on 9:18 PM

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For a smooth slow jam originally produced by Muhsinah, producer Salah Ananse pumps up the rhythm up to revive Raheem Devaughn's "Anytime Anyplace". The result is a vibrant Afro-House jam rich with Soul and pulsating rhythm for a leading voice of R&B to connect musically with the anticipation of love.

It's A Groove Session As Bassist Leslie Johnson Plays It Cool On "#3"

"Johnson is a producer and multi-instrumentalist best known as a bass player currently based in Texas.

Johnson has worked with many world class musicians such as: Abraham Laboriel, Adam Nitti, David Garfield, also many artists such as Khalid, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Grammy award winning artist Marcos Vidal among many others, as well as maintaining a successful solo career."

Video Music Box Presents: Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek's "Train Of Thought" EPK

Ralph McDaniels captures the making of Kweli & Hi-Tek's excellent 2000 debut with live concert footage, a look inside the studio and words from the album's participants. Featuring Truguoy of De La Soul, Mos Def and others.

Sfly Trio and French Soulstress Osmojam Play Madonna's "La Isla Bonita"

By JR on 3:52 PM

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The Spanish lullaby of Madonna's '86 classic takes on exciting new dimension with the thrilling arrangement of a Jazz trio and groovy acoustic Soul of a French musician.

The UMC's Perform In 1991, Live at Klub Vertigo California (Audio)

From the jump, the outstanding energy of Hass G and Kool Kim is evident in this rare performance. Live at Klub Vertigo California, The UMC's get hyped to represent a new way of being for the early 90's era of Hip Hop. Joined by Wu-Tang affiliate and Shyheim producer DJ RNS, Hass and Kim rock a funky routine that displays their unique vibe of positivity, rhyme wizardry and poetic intellect.

The 2018 single by Sadat X "I Know This Game" b/w "Joe Frazier" (feat The UMC's) now available on 7" here at Juno.

Sadat X & Producer Mark Da Spark Reminisce On Reflections of a DJ Podcast

"This week the fellas sit down with the legendary New York rapper and 1/4 of the group Brand Nubian, Sadat X. The fellas kick it off by going back to Sadat’s earliest days as a teenager and his upbringing with this week’s cohost and childhood friend Mark Da Spark. X speaks on linking up with Grand Puba and Lord Jamar, and explains how the group first formed, as well as the groups trials and tribulations. He also speaks about his college life while playing basketball and how he managed to get by during those years away from New York. He dives into the tragic story of the day Big L passed away and how he had spoken to him hours prior to his death.

Sadat X speaks on meeting Tupac and hanging out with Mark in LA, as well as the reception they had on the west coast during the 90’s. While still in his prime he met actress Regina Hall, dated her for roughly 8 years, snd helped her attend acting school and also saw her flourish into her first couple of acting roles. Now, Sadat X is a teacher in New York and uses hip hop in his curriculum and helps kids lead into the right paths in life."

Scone Cash Players Heat Up With Funky Grooves On "Blast Furnace"

By JR on 12:42 PM

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"Deep from the rusted steel mills of Youngstown Ohio we bring you the melting debut of the Scone Cash Players.

Scone entered the studio on Dunham Street Brooklyn wearing a blue Adidas jump suit. The studio had just opened. At the helm was his old compadres from The Dap-kings. Namely Tommy Brenneck, Eric Kalb, Homer Steinweiss and Ian Hendrickson-Smith. They make up the “Bliss Machine” behind Scones’s groove. It was a truly rare moment to catch these masters of music and taste in between tours of Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley.

Tommy put the mics around. Scone powered up the organ. The analog tape machine turned and turned. These songs were recorded. We worked all day and all night. Tears were shed. 3 days of life were taken to make this album. We will never get them back. They were distilled to 40 minutes of pure emotion. It’s a tale of woe. It’s a tale of leaving art for responsibility. It’s a farewell to an era. It’s an orchestral journey that the Hammond B3 organ wasn’t accustomed to. You can’t compare this album to any other organ record. Don’t expect to hear what you want. Free your mind. Be open. Your world is going to feel the heat of the BLAST FURNACE! It never quite feels how you want it to. Don’t get burned.."

Adam Scone - Hammond organ
Thomas "TNT" Brenneck - Guitar
Eric Kalb - Drums
Homer Steinweiss - Drums
Kevin Bujo Jones- Percussion
Ian Hendrickson-Smith - Saxophones & Flute
Freddie Hendrix - Trumpet
Marcus Parsley - Trumpet

All Songs written by Adam Scone
Horn Arrangements by Ian Hendrickson-Smith
Recorded at Dunham Sound Studios, Brooklyn NY
Mixed by Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Singers L Spenser Smith & Avery*Sunshine Celebrate Love On "Hooked"

By JR on 12:42 PM

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The name Avery*Sunshine is associated with many outstanding R&B/Soul tunes and she strikes gold once again in a duet with innovative Gospel musician L Spenser Smith. "Hooked" is a true demonstration in the power of love as both artists give it their all by shining a ray of light from within. SmithWorx Music presents a behind the scenes look at the making of the new single, HOOKED from L. Spenser Smith featuring Avery Sunshine. Get an inside look into the making, sounds and the substance of this powerful record!

Fast Raps Are Back On J-Zone's Remix Of "Rap Safari" by Dillon & Paten Locke

The funk of drummer J-Zone fits right into the mix as Dillon, Paten Locke, Phill Most Chill and J-Live catch wreck and run wild like some wild beasts on a "Rap Safari".

Def Squad Celebrate The Music Of Rockwilder On "Rockstrumentals"

By JR on 6:53 PM

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The gems keep flowing from the Def Squad vaults as E-Dub hits us with another blast from the past in a compilation of classic Rockwilder beats. Nod your head as Rock takes you back to the late-90's/early 2000's and a groundbreaking Hip Hop sound.

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