Friday, February 18, 2011


Don't get me wrong ! I love Dilla ! I really believe he changed the way peeps are making beats nowadays, but ... there is a "But" ...
February is a month who saw the birth of Robert Nesta Marley and the death of Ray Barretto on february 17th 2006. Those two changed the pace of music in general, especially Marley, and their heritage is not to be discussed if you love music. I think those two are scandalously forgotten in this so-called Dilla Month. May him Rest In Peace. May them Rest In Peace, too.
Ray Barretto is one of the best percussionnist that saw the light of day. He never stopped recording between 1961 and 2006, releasing around 50 (!!) records.
Here is a cover of Stevie Wonder's classic "Pastime Paradise". Recorded and released in 1979 on the infamous CTI label. Not rare, nor expensive ... just brilliant !



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