Daily Archives: March 17, 2009

The Miles Davis Quintet- “So What” From The Sound Of Miles Davis


Miles Davis’s famous quintet were recorded playing the ubiquitous “So What” for producer Robert Herridge at CBS studios on April 2, 1959. The footage was aired July 21, 1960 as an episdoe of The Robert Herridge Theater called “The Sound Of Miles Davis.” They played the song for the TV show but were actually recording the Kind Of Blue album where the song came from during these months for Columbia which was not far away from CBS. This filmed recording came back to surface last year and it is a documentation of the best-selling jazz album being put into motion.

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Leela James- It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season Finale – Episode 108 Premieres Monday, March 23 at 10 PM / ET

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NEW YORK, NY – March 17, 2009 – “The time has come for you to lip-synch for your life” as RuPaul, the world’s most famous drag queen, declares on Logo’s new competition reality series, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which of the three final drag contestants Bebe Zahara Benet, Nina Flowers, and Rebecca Glasscock will earn the title of America’s next drag queen superstar.

SEASON FINALE: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Episode 108 Premieres Monday, March 23 at 10 PM ET/PT and on rupaulsdragrace.com

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Blaq Poet And DJ Premier Announce European Tour For Late March

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(Brooklyn, NY – March 17, 2009) Blaq Poet, who is readying the spring release of his new album, Tha Blaqprint, is heading across the Atlantic with friend and long-time collaborator, DJ Premier for a special string of European performances. The tour, which kicks off on March 20, will be making stops in seven European cities over nine days. Although not a promo tour for Tha Blaqprint, fans can expect to hear songs from the new album. Blaq Poet will be opening for DJ Premier, whose set will feature him spinning an array of his classics.

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Abstract Rude To Release Solo Debut On Rhymesayers


Los Angeles’ Abstract Rude is set to release his Rhymesayers solo debut, Rejuvenation on May 5th, 2009. Some may have seen Abstract Rude supporting label mate Atmosphere on their most recent US tours but for newcomers, Abstract Rude’s history is a long and fabled one in the LA hip-hop world. With connections dating back to the Grand Royal mixtapes, Abstract Rude was a scene mainstay at the Good Life Cafe in LA, an early stomping ground for such luminaries as Jurassic Five and Freestyle Fellowship in the early 90s. He was spotlighted in the award winning documentary, This is The Life, which chronicled the scene at Good Life. He’s also a member of the Abstract Tribe Unique, a collaboration with interpretive dance performance duo Tribe Unique.

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