Via NOLA-native Personify - who we last heard goin' cuckoo for covers on this - comes an excellent mix of vintage soul and funk classics straight out the Home of the Blues. "Welcome to New Orleans" - the inaugural entry in Tucker & Bloom 's regional mix series - will no doubt satisfy the sample spotting set given its plethora of Meters , Eddie Bo and Willie Tee -related fare. Equally vital, however, is the second-line strut of Professor Longhair 's "Big Chief," and love-scorned femme soul gems like Bonnie & Sheila 's "Keep Me Hanging On," Inell Young 's "What Do You See In Her" and Betty Harris ' "Mean Man." Listen and read details below. DL, HERE . Limited edition physical copies available, HERE . Cop it immediately or check your bucket for leaks.
Tucker & Bloom:
Welcome to New Orleans: A tribute to New Orleans Funk and Soul is the work of New Orleans native, DJ Personify. Raised in the Crescent City, the die-hard Hip-Hop fan learned early on that many of the samples he discovered originated in New Orleans. He soon became infatuated with the Funk and Soul music recorded there and has spent the better part of the last twenty years immersed in the culture of those records. Personify’s passion for New Orleans' music and culture extends to the present day and is manifested in this DJ mix masterpiece. Lovingly compiled, all of the artists featured on the mix are native to New Orleans with the exception of Hugo Montenegro who plays alongside Al Hirt (a New Orleans native) and The Headhunters, who are included here because of their work with Bill Summers (a life-long New Orleanian.) All songs and samples used on this mix were recorded from vinyl sources. You can find a track list and record release notes on the blog at www.tucker-bloom.com. Limited edition CDs with killer artwork and packaging designed by Case Bloom of Tucker & Bloom are also available for pre-order at personify.bandcamp.com/. The CDs are highly limited, so be sure to cop one before they are all gone!