Urcd195_72Pick of the Week

Various Artists, Rewind! 5: Original Classics. Re-Worked, Remixed, Re-Edited and Rewound, Ubiquity Records  (May 9, 2006)

The Rewind concept is simple – a selection of artists, producers, and bands record new versions of classic, underground, or favorite tunes that inspired them. It’s not just a blast from the past; it is also a look at the tracks that turn musicians, producers and DJs on, and an opportunity to give old tunes a new twist.

The 5th in this series of Rewind compilations features exclusive tracks ?uestloves’ Randy Watson Experience to the hotly tipped J*Davey.  The Rewind 5 includes cover versions from Fleetwood Mac to Prince, The Beach Boys to the Sylvers.

My favorite includes one of the East Coast’s finest funk bands, the El Michaels Affair and their cover of Burt Bacharach’s “Walk On By” (based on the version that Alicia Keys, Cyprus Hill, and Hooverphonc all borrowed from Isaac Hayes when he covered Bacharach).

For more information, visit www.ubquityrecords.com.

Deejays we Listen to:
Chocolate City w/ host Garth Trinidad
Saturday evenings from 6 – 9 PM.
89.9 FM KCRW
Progressive mix of soul, hip hop, and world rhythms, hosted by DJ Garth Trinidad.

Restless Soul w/ hostess Kristi Lomax
Monday evenings 10:30 PM until Midnight
90.7 FM KPFK
Also "Lomax Wax" Saturday afternoons from 11 AM – 1PM on Cyberjamz Radio at www.cyberjamz.com
Soul, house music, world rhythms, and a live mix of the latest club jams
Albums on the Horizon
Bilal, N’Dambi, Res, Van Hunt, and Zero 7…more to come

This column appears weekly in the Our Weekly Newspaper in Los Angeles.