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Classic Blue Note Grooves

Classic Blue Note Grooves

Classic Blue Note Grooves

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Playing tracks by

Grant Green, Jack McDuff, Donald Byrd, Jimmy mcgriff, Lou Donaldson and more.

In the late 1960s, electric boogaloos, grooves and backbeats were the "in"thing at Blue Note records. Partially still a reaction to the overwhelming success of Lee Morgan's funky hit "The Sidewinder" (1963). Many of Blue Note's biggest stars went funky and released some booty shakin' tracks that rivaled the best grooves of the Meters, James Brown, or Sly Stone.

Many records from this period were not released on CD until the mid 1990s acid-jazz craze . Many tracks were being heavily sampled in hip hop circles as well. Today's jazz funksters would be lost without these tracks to lean on for direction and inspiration. Cynics and skeptics be advised: though these blues-based tunes are groove oriented with R&B and funk influenced backbeats, the improvisational quality and overall musicianship undoubtedly retains the Blue Note brilliance that we have come to expect.

The Blue Note archives are deep and soulful, and here are some of the best rare grooves.

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Sandra Mercado-Lopez

this was great. thanks

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cLASSy

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Delicious … just a great groove

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I like it!

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I <3 this!

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The Hedonist
The Hedonist

Sorry Paul - I'm governed by UK Podcast Licensing rules which state that we need to obscure at least 10 seconds at the beginning and end of each individual track played in a podcast with speech or a station ID.
I don't make the rules, I just need to adhere to them!

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PaulP
PaulP

Great tunes!Pity there's no mute button for the commentator!

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playjazzloud
playjazzloud

hey mate great stuff. It's actually kinda a side of blue note and jazz that I don't really listen that much to, shocking I know. But great to get some schooling mate!

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Liko111

amazing man!!! fantastic groove/

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CrashKiD

Great work!

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Crosstage
Crosstage

great era of blues jazz! sounds very contemporary )

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