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Summerjam Alert and Sample Appreciation Post: Joanna Newsom | The Book of Right-On = The Roots | Right On. Praise Musical Jebus.

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I wanna play the harp. (Photo Credit Elena Morelli)

 

 

I’m not going to say a whole lot on this, because I have intentions on giving this album a full blog, based on the overwhelming amount of awesome that has come from it. But I do want to say this. I’ve talked about Joanna here previously. Shes great. But I never thought I would hear her in such an amazing format, with an amazingly done sample done by The Legendary Roots Crew. And I don’t know how you could flip her voice, being that she’s got one of those special tone, nasally, folksy sounding songs. But they did it.
Harps and Hip Hop. The sh*t needs to happen more often, frankly.

A lot of people are frankly freaking out on who Joanna is and where this sample came from, so this is where I like to step in and help out a bit.

This is where it all starts… The Book of Right On from Joanna’s 2004 Album, “The Milk Eyed Mender.” This is the awesome live version done on Jools Holland.

That must have caught someones attention in the Roots Crew (probably ?uestlove), which let to the awesome flip you have below.

Honestly, one of the best songs on the album. The most upbeat of the songs on the album, and most accessible. Who woulda thought you could make Joanna Newsom accessible. lol.

Please Enjoy. And go buy this album. BUY IT. STOP DOWNLOADING. You seriously need this in your life.

Summerjam Alert and Sample Appreciation Post: Joanna Newsom | The Book of Right-On = The Roots | Right On. Praise Musical Jebus.

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I wanna play the harp. (Photo Credit Elena Morelli)

 I’m not going to say a whole lot on this, because I have intentions on giving this album a full blog, based on the overwhelming amount of awesome that has come from it. But I do want to say this. I’ve talked about Joanna here previously. Shes great. But I never thought I would hear her in such an amazing format, with an amazingly done sample done by The Legendary Roots Crew. And I don’t know how you could flip her voice, being that she’s got one of those special tone, nasally, folksy sounding songs. But they did it.
Harps and Hip Hop. The sh*t needs to happen more often, frankly.

A lot of people are frankly freaking out on who Joanna is and where this sample came from, so this is where I like to step in and help out a bit.

This is where it all starts… The Book of Right On from Joanna’s 2004 Album, “The Milk Eyed Mender.” This is the awesome live version done on Jools Holland.

That must have caught someones attention in the Roots Crew (probably ?uestlove), which let to the awesome flip you have below.

Honestly, one of the best songs on the album. The most upbeat of the songs on the album, and most accessible. Who woulda thought you could make Joanna Newsom accessible. lol.

Please Enjoy. And go buy this album. BUY IT. STOP DOWNLOADING. You seriously need this in your life.

Fleet Foxes. Full of Harmonic Awesome.

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Oh Yeah.

Sound: Indie Folk  Rock meets Beach Boys + Choir Style Harmonizing.
Album: Fleet Foxes (2008)

Why?
Just when you didn’t think they could come up with new sounds, styles and twists on (rock) music… someone always comes up with something. Fleet Foxes, an Indie Folk Band hailing from Seattle, Washington have managed to combine a beautiful folk rock sound with distinctive usage of unique instruments as well as the most basic instrument of all… Their Voices. Fleet Foxes most distinctive characteristic is their amazing harmonizing ability. They can go from sounding like a well-rounded folk band to sounding like they are singing Mozart hymns in a catholic church.  Thing is, if anyone else did this… it just wouldn’t sound right.  But somehow, they manage to get their Animal Collective/Beach Boys on, and pull off this balance of harmonies and rockin in a beautiful way.

Here. Just check the YouTubes:

You hear what I’m talking about? Thats just too much awesome harmonizing coming from one band. And its pretty amazing.

Anyways, give it a chance, and have fun.

Joanna Newsom: 81 – Have One On Me

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A serious music nerd, Joanna studied piano as a young child, but switch to the Harp at age 7… her main instrument. Now you didn’t think people could keep it old school and make entire (interesting) songs just using the harp… but Joanna found a way. Dropping her new single “81” from the nao 3-CD Compilation “Have One On Me” it looks like she’s devised a clever little marketing technique that includes giving you one (or more) tracks from the album (have one on her…) in hopes of you checking out one of her 3 CD/LPs dropping. Interesting… and since she’s about 7 albums in already… sounds like she knows what she’s doing.

Enjoy.

Written by E

February 1, 2010 at 11:48 am

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