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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

    • Music Commentary
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

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 | 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 TighterMaceo 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 UpYellow 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
    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Transcendence Pt. 1

    Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Transcendence Pt. 1

    On today's episode of Excellent Reception, 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.
    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme, Part 1: Acknowledgement Alice Coltrane - Journey in SatchidanandaSun Ra & His Arkestra - Space is the PlaceGary Bartz NTU Troop featuring Andy Bey - Celestial BluesMichael White - The Blessing SongDoug Carn featuring Jean Carn -Acknowledgement (A Love Supreme)
     
     

    • 37 min
    Re-Run :: Excellent Reception with lil’dave | One-Off : Sun Palace - Rude Movements

    Re-Run :: Excellent Reception with lil’dave | One-Off : Sun Palace - Rude Movements

    We're still working on new episodes.  For now, enjoy this re-run.Here is another episode of the One-Off series.  In order, to get you more episodes on a regular basis, we’ve decided to give you a few shorter simpler episodes in between our main shows.  These will focus on a particular artist and a specific song.
      
    This episode focuses on this song:
    Sun Palace - Rude Movements

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 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.

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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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