Ever wonder what music is in rotation on some of your favorite artists’ iPods?
Ever think about hanging out with your favorite artist one evening and having them play DJ? What songs would be on the playlist?
The other night on Twitter, Erykah Badu left the building and “DJ Loretta Brown” got on the wheels of steel and turned Twitterverse into one big old school party. Some of these songs I wasn’t even familiar with, which made it even better.
The impromptu house party led to a new musical discovery.
Mama’s Gun just may be my favorite Badu album. Still debating on that one. I do know that that the Grammy-nominated song “Didn’t Cha Know” was a highlight on that album for me. What I didn’t know was that it sampled “Dreamflower” by the band Tarika Blue from their self-titled album released in 1977.
Listening to the original track and some other tracks on the album, make it a must purchase. All thanks to “DJ Loretta.”
Check out some of the other tracks on her playlist. Lots of classic soul here, which is why I will always respect Erykah as an artist. She knows her music.
Any of your favorites here?
Roy Ayers- Keep on Walking
Bobbi Humphrey – Harlem River Drive
Elton John– Bennie and the Jets
Seals & Crofts – Summer Breeze
Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You
Gino Vannelli – I Just Wanna Stop
Earth Wind & Fire – Evil
Leroy Hutson – Lucky Fellow
George Duke – Movin On
Bloodstone – Natural High
Foster Sylvers – Misdemeanor
Emotions – How’d I Know That Love Would Slip Away
Leon Haywood – I Wanna Do Something Freaky to You (sample used in Snoop’s Ain’t Nothing But a G Thang)
SOS Band – Just Be Good to Me
Rick James – You and I
Zapp and Roger – Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)
Funkadelic – (Not Just) Knee Deep (the whole funk and nothing but the funk!)
Funkadelic – ” You Scared The Lovin’ Outta Me“
Chaka Khan- Stay
- Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You (You already know. This is my sonnnnnng!)
- Gap Band – Oops Upside Your Head
- Patrice Rushen – Remind Me
- Ohio Player – Funky Worm
- Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter 23
- Shuggie Otis – Strawberry 23
- Shuggie Otis– Inspiration Information
- DJ Rogers – Say You Love Me
- Phoebe Snow – Poetry Man
- Joni Mitchell – Help Me
- Minnie Riperton – Perfect Angel
- Deniece Williams – Cause You Love Me Baby (DJ Loretta’s favorite song)
- The Floaters – Float On
- Angela Bofill – I Try
Ya’ll better stop sleeping on Twitter. For those that say they don’t get it, if you still don’t after reading this post, I don’t get you!
Follow me here.
Follow DJ Loretta here. She’s about to turn from “an apartment into a restaurant.” (meaning the baby’s birth is imminent). So get while the getting is good!
Soul UK said:
Im definitely behind on the ‘social networking’ front … never used Twitter and not on Facebook either!
I cannot wait for some new Ms Badu! NA pt.2 is my most anticipated album this year (closely followed by CM & D’Angelo).
As for the songs, I’m at work so cannot listen right now. However, ‘Stay’ by Chaka Khan is a classic and I loved EB’s cover on her ‘Live’ album.
revvy rev said:
Man, that sounds like my ipod. Thanks for the post.
Dern it! This musta went down when I couldn’t find a Twitter app for my new phone! Arrrgggghhhhh (c) Charlie Brown! Did she just throw a bunch of songs out there or did she use BlipFM linked to Twitter, like I normally do?
vivrant thang said:
@souluk You are missing out for real! If you had to choose one, I would do Twitter. According to Questo, it’s the new blog!
@revvyrev I see you joined the part! Welcome!
@squarerootz Just threw up You Tube links. You think I just went out there and searched for all of these?! LOL! Putting this together took me long enough. It was HOT as you could see. I wasn’t on live but I caught up at the tail end. And this is why I’m a Twitterholic.
tha Connoisseur said:
She was on FYAH. I know I learned some thangs that night. There were quite a few tracks I didn’t know and quite a few I haven’t heard in a long time (Denice Williams – “Cause You Love Me Baby?” Say whaaa?). I also concur regarding your comments on “Didn’t Cha Know.”
People who are sleeping on Twitter, need to sip some of that good stuff and come join the fun. 🙂
Gotta admit, I’m not on any social platform. That’s right, no Twitter, MySpace or Facebook.
Looking over those songs though, they are choice. SOS Band’s “Just Be Good To Me” was my song for a good part of my senior year of high school (yeah, I know I’m dating myself). I could make comments on just about all of those songs. Too bad I missed the party.
Trying to follow her now! I am most def mad I missed this.
I Was There! and it was a Stone Cold jam
Black Maybe said:
I was on there as well. Badu gets down.
Erykah has told the story of how “Dreamflower” became “Didn’t Cha Know” in longer remembrances of her relationship with the shy genius. An excerpt is here.
PBG aka The Notorious C.A.T. said:
Yes ma’am! DJ Loretta Brown went in that night! It was an awesome experience in the Twitterverse.