Archive for September, 2008
Upset that you missed the 15th anniversary? Don’t worry. You didn’t. It wasn’t until this past week that I realized the premiere broadcast of my Sunday night show on WBNY was September 13, 1992. I got excited, did some poor math, and thought the 15th anniversary was coming soon. Too bad I actually missed it a year ago. So, today marks the 16th anniversary, which may not have quite the same ring as 15th, but it’s an anniversary celebration nonetheless. Feel free to download the 122mb MP3 of the show, all three hours are there, completely unedited.
If another format works better, please let me know. Keep in mind, splitting the shows down to one MP3 per song would be extremely time-consuming, but I am considering splitting them into half-hour segments.
I’ll be uploading every show that I have recorded. The first eleven shows are clearly labeled and dated, but every show thereafter is going to be a guessing game. As a heads-up, the fourth show was six hours long. We had to fill in for J-Love and the Brat—they were at the EPMD concert. I have 13 VHS tapes that are presumably filled with shows. If that ends up being accurate, there’s probably 25 shows totaling 78 hours. Also, the math works out so the show probably went from September 13, 1992 through February 28, 1993. Then WBNY realized I was no longer a student at Buffalo State College, and told me I couldn’t do the show anymore. It was sure fun while it lasted.
I ran across this break beat sample directory for “The Funky Drummer.” It’s an attempt to track all of the songs that sample James Brown’s “The Funky Drummer.” That’s quite a tall order, considering it’s been sampled (seemingly) countless times. The directory is just one of the sampled songs which can be found on The-Breaks.com. I suppose if I’m ever bored, I’ll submit some of the samples I know, which they’re missing.
Since the above-mentioned link keeps getting spammed, you may find [Sampling-Love] to be a better database of sampling sources. They’ve got quite an impressive list!!