SpaceTimeMusic is a podcast exploring the roots, shoots and branches of some of my favorite songs through samples and covers.
I have always been a music lover. In it I hear love, first and foremost and just like love, it transcends time and space. Come along with me as I tumble down musical rabbit holes. And for me, that usually begins with a sample. I’ll hear a sample in a song and won’t be able to remember where it’s from. I’ll consult Papa Google and discover three other songs that are sampled in that same song and then go searching for them on a streaming service. And that’s when it happens. Through a simple search a trail of musical cookie crumbs reveals itself to me leading to the most amazing ear-candy houses I have ever heard, sans the child-eating witch.
Simmer down, pretty young things, it’s never too much. In this episode Lyd the SBW gets inspiration from YouTuber Evelyn From the Internets’ playlist and bridges the millennial music gap.
80s in the UK
Lyd the SBW is listening to three songs that made the demo-geographic leap out of the UK and their cover versions by acts from around the world. Every Breath You Take, It’s My Life, Blue Monday and Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Bask in the glow of the voice of Luther Vandross. Lyd the SBW is missing the joy and light Lutha brought to the world which means it's time for a Lutha episode. Three Lutha tunes. Three samples (and a cover).
Samples of Ms. Ross
Lyd the SBW listens to her favorite Diana Ross tunes and the songs that sample them. "I have been a Diana Ross fan since...forever. When I would see her on TV as a kid, I saw myself. She was a big-eyed, skinny black girl with big hair. She wasn’t a great dancer and would sometimes just spin around on stage for lack of dance moves and I was like, girl, SAME. As we say today, representation matters. I saw Diana Ross and saw myself. I probably wouldn’t sing in the rain on stage in Central Park but Diana was doing Diana which I think helped bolster the idea in my mind that it was ok for me to do me regardless of what other people may think of it. Diana Ross, Central Park concert in the rain, google it."
Lyd the SBW's back-up ballot is making its way home and now she turns to music to keep her from falling into an abyss of despair. You know how Beyonce talks about her Freakum Dress? On this episode of Space Time Music, we’re listening to some F**k Fascism music. It’s time to put your F**k Fascism dress on with James Brown & the JBs, Willie Hutch, Teddy P and Public Enemy.
As promised it’s an all covers by brass bands episode. But have no fear, if brass bands aren’t your thing. Lyd the SBW is not into exclusivity so there are also non-brass band covers. Get into the brass band covers of Lovely Day, Sexual Healing and Hold On, We're Going Home.
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Bite sized bits of music history. Thoroughly enjoying the format and commentary.