WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU NAKED

 

“They did a hell of a lot of drugs back in the 60’s / 70’s.” That’s what I remember my dude Big Stacks saying when we were talking about the rock band America‘s AM Gold hit “Tin Man” over on my play sister Venereum’s favorite message board Soulstrut.com. Well, if America was on that good, I think Juarez was on something a little bit worse than good. Man, I don’t know WHAT the hell Juarez was on.

Juarez was an obscure rock band who put out a self titled LP on Decca back in 1970 (and it’s pretty cheap if you want that vinyl– MP3s are even cheaper, but the choice is yours like a Dres and Mr. Lawnge song). There may be some info about them somewhere online but I couldn’t find any (I googled them and searched vigorously for about 20 seconds… nada), so you’ll have to find that info on your own. But I had this album sitting on my shelves since the mid 90’s and I always liked this one song, “St. Mary’s Railroad”. Partially because there was a little breakdown I thought might make for decent MPC fodder but mainly because it’s just a sick song. Sick as in ill, dope, fresh, totally awesome but also sick as in this sh*t is kinda weird. So when I started grabbing records and throwing them on the platter while making my Soulman “The Truth Is Forever” rock record mix back in 2009 I came across the Juarez album and said “oh, HELL yeah” and set it aside to save it for the closer.

Somebody waaay deeper ( and waaay more shroomed out) than me could probably tell you exactly what Juarez is talking about on this song- I really don’t know, and don’t care to psychoanalyze it that intently to decipher the madness. But I love lines like “put your husband on the shelf / give your wife to someone else / and ask them if they really know the difference” and “we would love to see you naked / while your angels laugh behind their crucifix”. And the chorus- “I am not what reason tells you / I am different / you’re a fool and I will laugh at you forever”… man, i want that written on my tombstone. Like I said, I don’t know what it’s all about but I know genius material when I hear it.

That “Truth Is Forever” mix was very well received, albeit a little controversial because I knowingly went off of my well beaten break mix path and played some outside-that-box-y’all-wanna-put-me-in stuff. A number of songs garnered more than a few “Soulman, what’s that song you played…?” questions- “St. Mary’s Railroad” definitely was among the most asked about tunes. So if you didn’t know before, now you know.

 

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FYI: SOULMAN MIXES CAN STILL BE PURCHASED

I still get a lot of emails asking me about how to buy my many Soulman and Archaeologists Classics CDs… the only one I still have original copies of is Neva Stop Diggin’ (and I don’t have many of those). Everything else is out of print, but you can still get ’em if you don’t mind CD-Rs and no cover art (I do still print out the song lists for the Best Of Archaeologists CDs). Here is the info, read carefully because there are some titles listed below that are available but are not listed in the picture above:

OUT OF PRINT CD-R’S (available without cover or label art- $10)
Soulman Philladelphia Beat Mission
Soulman Plays The Hits (a.k.a. “Soulman 6”)
Soulman Drugs
Soulman A Whole New Way Of Walking (modern soul, disco & r&b)
Soulman The Truth Is Forever
Soulman – Beautiful (soft psych rock)
Soulman – Beautiful 2 (more soft psych rock)
Soulman – Come To Me Softly
Soulman – Lovers And Friends (sweet soul)
Soulman – Santa Claus Is A Soulman (funky xmas music and breaks)
Best Of Archaeologists Classics- Soulman’s Crate Classics (More Choice Joints)
Best Of Archaeologists Classics- Higher Heights (More Jazz Joints)
Best Of Archaeologists Classics- Soulful (Soul Joints)
Best Of Archaeologists Classics- Instrumentality
Best Of Archaeologists Classics- From The Rock Section
Best Of Archaeologists Classics- Soulman’s Choice Joints
Best Of Archaeologists Classics- Funk 45 Joints
Best Of Archaeologists Classics- Highest Pleasure (Jazz Joints)
Best Of Archaeologists Classics- Coolin’ (Laid Back Rock, Soul & EZ Joints)
Best Of Archaeologists Classics- Do What You Gotta Do (Soul And Dance Joints)
Best Of Archaeologists Classics- More Funk 45s

OUT OF PRINT DOUBLE CD-R’S (available without cover or label art- $20)
Soulman World Of Beats Vol. 2- Dig It! (plus Vol. 2.5 The Classics)
Soulman World Of Beats Vol. 3- Off The Meatrack (plus Vol. 3 1/2 Bonus Beats)

STILL IN PRINT CD’s ($20)
Soulman Neva Stop Diggin’

$270 for all 24 cds

Note: all of the Best Of Archaeologists cds are compilations with songs played in their entirety and come with song lists; most of the Soulman cds are mixes and none of them come with song lists.
You can listen to sound clips from some of these cds on the “ill tapes” page on my site worldofbeats.com.
Let me know what CDs you wish to order and your address and I can give you a total price. SHIPPING IS FREE ON ALL ORDERS WORLDWIDE!
I accept payment through PAYPAL ONLY.
Be sure to note which CDs or tapes you are ordering when you pay through Paypal.

Send Paypal payment to:  philasoul@aol.com

Any questions feel free to ask. PEACE.

SANTA CLAUS IS A SOULMAN

Glad to see there are still some people out there checking this blog from time to time, even though it’s basically dead due to inactivity on my part. Well, just look at me like your favorite uncle- you don’t see him all year because he’s too busy getting boozed up and chasing women, but damned if he doesn’t come around every year right about Christmas time to drop some toys and goodies on you before he disappears back into the night, not to be seen again for another 365 (that’s if he makes it through another 365… might take a Christmas miracle for that to happen).
Well, I’m droppin’ by with my big ol’ sack in my hand here to bless you with a new Soulman mix, one that I actually completed in only a couple of days instead of the usual six months to a year- and they say that miracles never cease. This joint consists of pretty much every funky Xmas record and holiday drumbreak I could think of (although I did forget a few or couldn’t get my hands on a couple… I have this DOPE latin record with a nice loop on it, but I have no idea where it’s at). Hopefully this will do the job for y’all… feel free to share this with everybody you know that may take a liking to it. Happy holidays and if this is my last post of 2011 (of course it is) have a safe and enjoyable New Year.


Soulman – Santa Claus Is A Soulman by Phill Most Chill SOULMAN

UPDATE: I guess the downloads from Soundcloud got used up real quick, so if you need it I think you can download from the Divshare link below. Best bet is to just use the Firefox browser, get the Download Helper add on and start downloading almost every damn thing you see or hear on the internets. Anyway, here it is again… get your download on (and let me know if there are any problems- I barely know what I’m doing with this technologicable schitt).
 

MY 7 ANSWERS OF HIP HOP CULTURE


Earlier this month my guy Q-Ball over at the Old School Scholar blog wanted me to set off his 7 Questions Of Culture series, and of course I dropped the usual jewelry for him and his loyal Hip Hop lovin’ readers. When you’re done here, scoot on over there and see what it is. And while you’re at it, check out their latest Old School Hip Hop Mega Mix, either down below here or over there.

JORUN BOMBAY AND HE TEACHIN’ THE CLASS


Hello to all my Realschitterswell, however many of y’all who are still checkin’ in here at the blog that was declared dead months ago, THAT REAL SCHITT. It’s actually not dead, I’ve just been busy beyond words. Renovating the crib, doing my part to get the Phill Most Chill “All Cuts Recorded Raw” limited edition LP done with my dudes over at DWG, etc. etc. No time for bloggery these past few months… STILL really no time for it, to be honest. But I was inspired to stop what I’ve been doing to rock this long overdue post, so here it is.
I was supposed to do this Real Schitt installment featuring my homeboy and one of the best producers on earth IMHO, Jorun Bombay, for probably like a year or maybe even two years (I’m senile- I really have no idea how long it’s been other than TOO long). Never got around to it- had to get other schitt out of the way first. The other day I said to myself, “self, you better hook up the Jorun post before you have a stroke or suffer some other debilitating malady that old people sometimes fall victim to”. Word ’em up.
For those who ain’t familiar, Jorun hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia and is a full fledged master of the beats. We go back to my early days at Rap Sheet; Jo used to send me letters and his beat tapes and records and the whole nine. At that time I had no idea if Nova Scotia was in Canada, Iceland, Sweden or Wyoming (it’s in Canada) but I knew that this dude was serious about this beat schitt. My man even had the Baritone Tiplove 12″ so you know we hit it off.
To make a long story short(er), fast forward to today. As I said earlier IMHO Jorun is one of the best producers out there when it comes to real schitt Hip Hop. Creativity, sound quality, dope breaks… my kind of music, no doubt. So a while ago I asked Jo to send me some of his work so I could erect a real schitt statue in his honor on my blog, and he did. I listened through all the music, thought it was dope, then inadvertently pushed it to the side due to about a million things coming at me from all angles of my life (I have SO much great music that people have sent me just sitting in a pile, having been listened to only once because I haven’t had a chance to get back to it.. such is the life of a Soulman).
About a week ago I burned all the Jorun tracks to a CDR and rode around in the whip rockin’ that schitt at high decibels so I could really live with it for a minute, and thoroughly enjoyed pretty much all of it, especially the production value. So I’m dropping almost ALL of these joints here on the world infamous THAT REAL SCHITT blog. Bus’ it-

Ghettosocks “Out For Treats” (official video)

Monark & Jorun “Hangin By A String”

Jorun & Soulman (Phill Most Chill) “Smash”

Jorun Bombay “Jorun’s Way”

Jorun Bombay, Jazzy Jay & Rick Rubin “Rock The Bells Instrumental”

Not a typo- you read that last one correctly. An instrumental for the LL Cool J sureshot from 1985. This is the kind of thing that Jorun Bombay does- no instrumental available for a classic rap joint? He just remakes the schitt himself. With stunning attention to detail- I never would have known that this instro was totally remade from scratch. Now you tell me, what’s f–kin’ with that? Maybe YOU know what’s f–kin’ with that, me I’m not so lucky. What I am, though, is very impressed.
So if you are also impressed (and if you’re the type of person who would even venture to this blogsite I think you should be), feel free to click the link down below and download all nineteen tracks produced by Haltown’s living legend. Thanks for the hook up, Jo (and sorry for the long delay).

Soulman Presents JORUN BOMBAY (various artists)

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SOULMAN WORLD OF BEATS VOL. 2 – DIG IT! (A BLAST FROM THE PAST)

After dropping two “now-level” Soulman mixes this week, it’s only right that I step into the time machine and come back out with one of my early joints, the 1998 released Soulman World Of Beats Vol. 2 – Dig It! This is from back in the cassette days, the all analog no digital days, the just discovering the wonders of the internet days (you know, that magical era when you were up all night marveling at the fact that you could see SO much porn so easily in the privacy of your own home- man, the things these kids take for granted nowadays, they just don’t know what it used to be like!). The Corel Draw graphics because I don’t know about Photoshop yet days. Great memories, everything was still so fresh and new back then. I’ve gotten a few requests to drop some of the old mixes, so the giving person that I am will gladly oblige from time to time (just don’t forget I still sell stuff on CD-Rs too if you really need some of the earlier Soulman joints… hit me up, I’ll let you know what it is).
I merely dropped an excerpt of this mix in an earlier post, this time I’m blessin’ y’all with the full monty (pause). Breaks, beats, loops, grooves, sample spotting… it’s all there in that time honored Soulman style (and I WILL get back to some schitt like this again one day… I don’t know when, but I will).

SOULMAN WORLD OF BEATS VOL. 2 – DIG IT! sidefirst
SOULMAN WORLD OF BEATS VOL. 2 – DIG IT! sidenext

SOULMAN – BEAUTIFUL 2

The good news is that it’s been a productive day today… finished up and mixed this Beautiful 2 joint, did the photoshoot (thanks to Khalil Stroman Photography Inc. for the hook up), put together the cover art and here it is for your listening pleasure today, just as I promised yesterday. The not-as-good news is that it looks like I’m gonna miss the Freeway / Jake One show here in Philly at the Troc tonight (sorry I can’t make it but thanks for putting me on the list anyway, hommie… I know y’all gonna rock it). Well, just as with the last Beautiful joint I did, I’m real happy about this one. Make sure to let me know if you dig this kind of schitt, ‘cuz I’m itchin’ to drop number three very soon if you want more.

BTW (and totally off topic), did anybody see that NBA all star dunk contest the other night? WEAK. Worst of all time. Dudes have no imagination whatsoever. If any of y’all NBA dunk dudes are listening, I’ll give you one for next year (save this for your show stopper)- dribble the ball while you’re standing at half court, about to make your dunk. Then suddenly just put the ball down. The crowd will start gasping like “wtf??? What’s he doing? Is he quitting???” Then just start running towards the hoop without the ball. Everyone will think you’ve gone insane. What they don’t know is that while the last guy was doing his li’l wack ass dunk, you were on the sidelines untying one of your kicks, loosening it up just enough that it won’t fall off while you’re running. As you leap into the air towards the hoop, you reach down and take off the loose sneaker while in midair then bring it up and WINDMILL DUNK THE SNEAKER. Hang from the rim for effect (and also to ease your one-barefooted landing). The fans are happy, the streets are happy, the sneaker companies are happy, and David Stern is doing something prematurely in his dress slacks he’s so happy. You don’t have to pay me for that one, NBA dunk dudes… just do it. Do SOMETHING. Anything. I got a million of ’em, hit me on the e-mail and I’ll do y’all that solid (the sneaker dunk was free but any of my other ideas will be for a small fee, of course… y’all can afford it).

SOULMAN – LOVERS AND FRIENDS

Although my PC is down, I refuse to let my computer woes stop THAT REAL SCHITT from marching forward… had to pull out the Macbook (which I rarely use due to the fact that I don’t know jack about Macs) and get busy as best I can. I planned on dropping another one of my many belated mixes this Valentines weekend and here it is. Didn’t have many of my usual tools to hook up the music and visuals, so I improvised. No Photoshop? I downloaded the GIMP schitt for Mac and did what I could do for the graphics (not much different than what I normally do- I’m no pro at any of this schitt, believe me). Had to do a LOT of schitt differently, but it got done.

This is just a collection of some sweet soul-ish stuff that I like and have been listening to for awhile now. Some I got from my vinyl collection, some I got from around the internets (like the Top Shelf “Let Them Keep On Talking” from Matthew Africa‘s blog… thanks, Matt!). I’d like to say this is perfect since this is Valentines Day, but some of the songs are more on some “I lost you and we’re not together any more” steez rather than some “I love you and you love me and we’ll be together FOREVER” schitt. There’s plenty of that too, but I’m just giving y’all that disclaimer before you play this mix for your sweetie tonight and she gets depressed and leaves your ass. Regardless, it’s a lot of great music so enjoy.
And also, BTW- Soulman BEAUTIFUL PT. 2 tomorrow.

SOULMAN – LOVERS AND FRIENDS

EDIT: if you need this in MP3 form instead of the M4a or whatever that schitt is above, here it is again-

SOULMAN – LOVERS AND FRIENDS (MP3)