Production duo Bless the Mad discuss the classic hip-hop, soul, gospel, and jazz records that inspired the reverent sonic collage on their debut album.
Chicago soul-funk band Pieces of Peace didn’t put out their only album till 35 years after they broke up.
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Sun Ra The Singles (Evidence) Pharaohs Awakening In the Beginning (Luv N’ Haight/Ubiquity) Legends, most of them created by the man himself, trace Sun Ra’s origins to the planet Saturn, and as his Arkestra big band combined this mystique with ancient performance rituals, he did anything but tie himself down musically or geographically. But a […]