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newspeedwayboogie:

my golden road was first time hearing Box of Rain

marty-meyer:

Today’s daily dose of the dead is the song “The Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion” from the March 18, 1967 show at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco. The song cuts in but this is a great song and the only live version I have. This is also the first time the dead ever played this live and they only did it 3 times.

I have heard great live versions of this by the Other Ones, Ratdog and Phil & Friends. This song is also played often during inning breaks at Fenway Park.

Of course the song describes well the devotion that many of us have for this music. For me the “Golden Road” was hearing the album Terrapin Station for the first time and then my first show on 1/10/79.

A really nice rarity for this Saturday!

“Well, everybody’s dancing in a ring around the sun, nobody’s finished, we ain’t even begun. So take off your shoes, child and take off your hat, try on your wings and find out where it’s at.”

newspeedwayboogie:

this is one of the gentlest songs I have ever heard, and I only heard it for the first time now. Onto my 6th listen, I’ll hit at least 10 before I have to get up and go

vastandgrand:

“Astawesalehu” by Admas from Sons of Ethiopia

Get the whole thing from Ghost Capitol.

Wow. 

bombtune:

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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Doggystyle, Snoop aka DJ Snoopadelic put together a mix of all the samples used to make the album. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/wNJXkeVX1lY
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November 23rd marks the 20th Anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s highly-acclaimed Doggystyle, in which his lyrical realism and distinctive vocal flow forever changed hip-hop and helped define the genre into what it is today.

In honor of this date, Snoop has created an enticing mixtape of the samples used on Doggystyle. Never done before, Snoop offers exclusive commentary about each song and the behind-the-scenes stories that went on during the making of the historic record. The mixtape offers fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience to hear first-hand, the creative process behind the record.