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The Sound Of Music

What did I hear when I listened to Trane and Monk together?

Two musicians in their prime playing some of the best live recorded music you'll ever hear.


This was found earlier this year after it was "lost" or undiscovered since the 1957 performance at Carnegie Hall.

It's remarkable.

I picture it like this.

Trane, using his music to showcase his newfound strength in spirituality, with his eyes closed, blowing with all his might.

Monk, ante being stepped up and enjoying it, brings his A-game as well.

What does it produce?

Pure beauty.

Somebody asked me why I named this joint The Smoking Section.

It's simple.

Some of the greatest music of all time came from the jazz era.

It was when artists worked for the love of the art first, then money...or drugs lol.

But still, most of the music and the artists were pure.

Today, it'd probably be comparable to the above pic. People vibing. Moving. The music flowing.

And I see being there in a smokey room, watching and hearing it take place, socializing, dressed sharp as a tack with a smooth suit, a hat and some's the epitome of cool. There was no smoking section, but a literal haze of smoke and a figurative cloud of the magnificent taking place around you.

As is this album.

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane [LIVE]

PW is monk

And I just figured you needed these two.

Elton summed it up so well.

"if someone else is suffering enough to write it down/it's easier to have those songs around"

Elton John - "Sad Songs (Say So Much)"

And she blows...

Sinead O'Connor - "Nothing Compares 2 U"

Let me be honest.

I'm not a fan of Houston rap generally.

Too general and repetitive.

H-Town hates that about me and is forever trying to give me different stuff to sample.

He gave me Magno, who "goes hard" lol.

I like him.

Subject matter? Very similar to the rest of the city.

But, he's got charm, a comedic sense and a distinctive voice.

I like the dude even though I kept reading his name and thinking it was mango at first lol. Hey, I love mangos for real.

Here's the cd that blew them up in Houston.

Them being Magno and Mike Jones.

You know the rest. Mike blew. Magno's still on the grind.

Hopefully he gets his shine real soon especially since he's linked up with Clue and Desert Storm South.

Mike Jones and Magno - 1st Round Draft Picks

PW is first

Free Shyne'Motherfuckin'Po!

Shyne - Shyne

From back when it was cool to like Mase.

Mase - Harlem World

Mase - Double Up

PW is Uploaded-By-Complete-Game

I really never was on the DC bandwagon until Beyonce's joint and then the last album. Now they're "retiring." Oh well, these two are good enough for me as I backtrack and try to get up to speed.

Destinys_Child-1s(GREATEST HITS CD)

Destiny's Child - Destiny Unreleased(2005)

I can't front. When I do happen to listen to the radio and this man's single comes on, I listen. It's what I picture myself riding to and thinking like when I'm 45 lol.

Charlie Wilson - Bridging The Gap

PW is doughboy

And they're asking about the server. Well, we're working on it. There's a lot of issues, RIAA/legalities & bandwith included, that we're trying to figure out. Keep the faith though that we're trudging along with it. If not, we're considering a few other substantial changes to make this place even more desirable for you.

And before we bounce, we've got some contributions by the ever faithful MrC so click here to peep.

And don't forget the shit we put up yesterday while you were away.



Stray Shots

Chrome - Straight 2 The Pros (Hypnotized Minds)

Backup Link

PW is dukins

Masta Ace - Dispoable Arts

Stevie Wonder - A Time To Love

Black Rob - The Black Rob Report [Retail]


PW is uploaded-by-obscene


PW is MD

Whoo Kid-G Unit Radio 15 (Are You A Window Shopper)

Keith Sweat- I'll Give All My Love to You

DJ Keyz - Just For The Love (Parts 1 & 2)

Part 1 Part 2

PW is smoked

Glenn Lewis - World Outside My Window (2002)


Angie Stone - Mahgony Soul

PW is angie

D'Angelo - Voodo

Erykah Badu - Live

Fresh Link

Ray Charles - Genius & Friends

You must learn.

Boogie Down Productions - Criminalminded

Boogie Down Productions - Edutainment

PW for both is krsone

Jeru - The Wrath Of The Math

Ice Cube - War and Peace Vol 1 (War Disc)

Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)

Ice Cube - Death Certificate

Ice Cube - AmeriKKKas Most Wanted

UGK - Too Hard To Swallow

UGK - Supertight

UGK - Ridin Dirty

UGK - Dirty Money

UGK's Greatest Hits Chopped & Screwed

Jay-Z-MTV Unplugged

PW is Upload-Throwbacks

Jamie Foxx - Peep This (1994)

Part 1 Part 2

PW is kage


Michael Jackson - Thriller

Somebody asked for some more comedy. This is a new dude but...well, nobody can tell you what's funny. So give it a listen.

Dane Cook - Harmful If Swallowed

As always, if the file extension isn't .rar, make the change for delf.

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