Buried Treasures

Buried Treasures & Clyde Stubblefield

Many great albums are released each year, but only a handful get the attention they deserve. Jim and Greg share some recent Buried Treasures – the best albums that flew under the radar. Plus, they give the drummer some with a tribute to Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's legendary sideman.

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Sample Platter: James Brown's "Funky Drummer"

Stubblefield's drumming also formed the rhythmic basis of hip-hop, with his breaks being sampled hundreds of times. Most famously, a few bars of his playing on "Funky Drummer" from 1970 has become one of the most sampled pieces of music of all time. Jim and Greg do a Sample Platter, charting the track's use in dozens of rap and pop hits, from Public Enemy to LL Cool J to George Michael.

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Buried Treasures

Every so often, Jim and Greg like to share their Buried Treasures: recent releases that flew under the mainstream's radar. This time around, their bounty included:

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Hooked on Sonics: Jason Narducy

This is the first of our new series called Hooked on Sonics, where we ask a musician to talk about a single song that turned music into their passion. For this installment, we hear from Jason Narducy. Jason tours as part of Bob Mould's band, he plays bass for Superchunk, and has his own band Split Single. The song that got him Hooked on Sonics was "Ramones Medley" from the Ramones' Rock n Roll High School soundtrack.

Featured Songs

  1. James Brown, Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud, Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud, King, 1968
  2. James Brown, Cold Sweat, Cold Sweat, King, 1967
  3. James Brown, Funky Drummer, Funky Drummer (single), King, 1970
  4. Public Enemy, Fight the Power, Fear of a Black Planet, Motown, 1989
  5. LL Cool J, Mama Said Knock You Out, Mama Said Knock You Out, Def Jam, 1990
  6. Sinéad O'Connor, I Am Stretched on Your Grave, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, Ensign, 1990
  7. Madonna, Justify My Love, The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 1990
  8. Ice-T, O.G. Original Gangster, O.G. Original Gangster, Sire, 1991
  9. Kenny G, G-Bop, Breathless, Arista, 1992
  10. Beastie Boys, Shadrach, Paul's Boutique, Capitol, 1989
  11. George Michael, Freedom! '90, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, Columbia, 1990
  12. Public Access T.V., In Love and Alone, Never Enough, Cinematic Music Group, 2016
  13. The Regrettes, Juicebox Baby, Feel Your Feelings Fool!, Warner Bros., 2017
  14. Public Access T.V., End of an Era, Never Enough, Warner Bros., 2017
  15. Noname, Yesterday, Telefone, Self-Released, 2016
  16. R. Stevie Moore and Jason Falkner, I H8 Ppl, Make it Be, Bar/None, 2017
  17. Deep Sea Diver, Wide Awake, Secrets, Hi-Beam, 2016
  18. Wyldlife, Teenage Heart, Out on Your Block, Wicked Cool, 2017
  19. The Flat Five, You're Still Joe, It's a World of Love and Hope, Bloodshot, 2016
  20. The Right Now, Love You Better, Starlight, Self-Released, 2017
  21. Deep Sea Diver, See These Eyes, Secrets, Hi-Beam, 2016
  22. Split Single, Untry Love, Metal Frames, Inside Outside, 2016
  23. Ramones, Ramones Medley: Blitzkrieg Bop/Teenage Lobotomy/California Sun/Pin Head/She's the One, Rock ‘N’ Roll High School, Sire, 1979
  24. Gene Chandler, Rainbow '80, Chandler '80, 20th Century/Chi-Sound, 1980
  25. The Districts, Telephone, Telephone, Fat Possum, 2016
  26. Joe Christmas, Scrabble Girl, North To The Future, Tooth & Nail, 1996
  27. Paul Westerberg, Love Untold, Eventually, Reprise, 1996
  28. The Gotobeds, Bodies (Live on Sound Opinions), Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic, Sub Pop, 2016
  29. Playboy Manbaby, Lizard People, Electric Babyman, Rubber Brother, 2014
  30. Lupe Fiasco, City Of The Year, DROGAS Light, 1st & 15th, 2017