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On each episode our host, lil’dave, talks about the stories and influences around a group of carefully selected songs. We want to expose you to music that you may have never heard before, as well as, help you build a better understanding of why these songs are so great. This is the perfect show for music nerds, vinyl collectors, and people who love an interesting story.

Excellent Reception lil'dave

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On each episode our host, lil’dave, talks about the stories and influences around a group of carefully selected songs. We want to expose you to music that you may have never heard before, as well as, help you build a better understanding of why these songs are so great. This is the perfect show for music nerds, vinyl collectors, and people who love an interesting story.

    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | 2020 Albums

    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | 2020 Albums

    On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are looking a few of our favorite music releases from the year 2020.  This is not exactly a "best of" or a top 10 list.  This is a group of fantastic albums from the past year that I think you should absolutely check out.
     
     
    Albums featured:


    Cleo Sol "Rose in the Dark"
    St. Panther - "These Days"
    Potatohead People - Mellow Fantasy
    Jarreau Vandal - Suburb Superhero: The Villain Within
    The Vision - The Vision
    Sault - Untitled (Black Is) & Untitled (Rise)
    Jazz Is Dead - Vol. 1 - 6
    Angela Muñoz - Introspection
    The Koreatown Oddity - "Little Dominiques Nosebleed"
    Dan Kye - Small Moments
     
     

    • 25 min
    Re-Run :: Excellent Reception | Episode 7 : Nautilus

    Re-Run :: Excellent Reception | Episode 7 : Nautilus

    Re-Run :: Classic Episode

    On this episode, we talk about jazz musician Bob James, who's song "Nautilus" became one of the most sampled songs in hiphop music.


    On this episode we feature these songs:



    Bob James - Nautilus
    Run DMC - "Beats To The Rhyme"
    Main Source - "Live At The BBQ"
    Slick Rick - "Children's Story"

    Bjork - "I Miss You" (Dobie remix)

    Kruder & Dorfmeister - "Original Bedroom Rockers"

    Nuyorican Soul - "Nautilus (Mawtilus)"

    Blundetto feat. Shawn Lee - "Nautilus"

    Breakdown Brass - "Nautilus (Hijacked)"

    • 32 min
    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Rhythm Kings

    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Rhythm Kings

    On this episode, we are going to explore a few rhythm & blues classics that combine the sound of groove box drum machines with bare bones melodies and multi-track recording techniques to produce one of the more niche sounds of 70's soul music.
     
    We will be looking at these songs:
     
    Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
    Little Sister - Somebody's Watching You
    Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed
    Timmy Thomas- Why Can't We Live Together
    Little Beaver - Party Down
    George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
     
     

    • 38 min
    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Great Albums of 2019

    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Great Albums of 2019

    On today's episode of Excellent Reception, we are talking about a group of songs, that even though they may not be from the most well know albums of 2019, they had a strong influence on the current musical landscape in their own way.
     
     
    We will be talking about these albums:
     
    Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
    Sault - 5 & 7
    Damon Locks' Black Monument Ensemble - Where Future Unfolds
    Thom Yorke - Anima
    Raphael Saadiq - Jimmy Lee
    Swindle - No More Normal
    Burna Boy - African Giant
    Kiefer - Superbloom
    Brittany Howard - Jaime
    Free Nationals - Free Nationals

    • 46 min
    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Do The Tighten Up

    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Do The Tighten Up

    On today's episode of Excellent Reception, we are looking at a song that, for whatever reason, inspired a seemingly endless stream of reinterpretations.  It was a number one hit in the 1960's, but it still has a way of getting the dancing floor moving after all of these years.  This song is "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell and The Drells.


     


    On this episode, we feature  these songs:


    Archie Bell and The Drells - "Tighten Up pt. 1"
    Archie Bell and The Drells - "Tighten Up pt. 2"
    The Classmates version of "Tighten Up"
    Benny Gordon & The Soul Brothers "Tighten Up"
    Billy Ball & the Upsetters with Roosevelt Matthews - Tighten Up Tighter
    Maceo with the Flames - "Tighten Up"
    Chris Columbus and the Swingin Gaites with "Tighten Up '70"
    Al Escobar & His Orchestra - "Tighten Up"
    Orchestra Harlow with "Horsin' Up"
    The New York Latin Scene With Sonny Bravo - "Tighten Up"
    The Grateful Dead - "Tighten Up Jam"
    Yo La Tenga - "Tighten Up"
    R.E.M. - "Tighten Up"
    Nazz - Loosen Up
    Yellow Magic Orchestra - “Tighten Up (Japanese Gentleman Stand Up Please)”
    Wally Jump Jr. & The Criminal Element - “Tighten Up (I Just Can’t Stop Dancin’),”
    ?????? - "Tighten Up"


     

    • 48 min
    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Transcendence Pt. 2

    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Transcendence Pt. 2

    This is part two of our Transcendence episodes.  We are looking at jazz musicians who have used their music as a way to transcend beyond the world we know by experimenting in the sub-genre know as spiritual jazz. There are almost too many noteworthy artists and songs to mention around this subject matter, but here are just a handful to get you started. 


     


    On this episode, we feature  these songs:


    Pharaoh Sanders - The Creator Has A Master Plan
    Lonnie Liston Smith - Astral Traveling
    Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Spirits Up Above
    Albert Ayler - Music is the Healing Force of the Universe
    Charles Earland ‎– Leaving This Planet
     
     

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Afrophonics ,

Well worth your time

Lil Dave informs the listener like the best radio DJs of yesterday. His shows are so full of information; sentence after sentence of interesting facts piling up to create a mountain of “a-ha” moments. He rewards the music nerd with deep, anecdotal and historical facts about well known projects, and connects them with much more obscure and niche driven ones, giving the audience a very broad understanding of the ideas being discussed. He’s thorough and professorial, but speaks as if he’s your super well-read friend, telling you all the other reasons you should be interested in an artist, besides what their music sounds like.

Well worth your time.

215-eight-56 ,

Expertly crafted

Lil’ Dave is an excellent podcaster and DJ, giving depth to all the music he covers.

micheleqj215 ,

So dope.

Whenever someone asks what podcasts I listen to, this is the first one I tell them. lil'dave brings you great music, in-depth knowledge, stories you'll want to know, and a chill vibe.

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