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Friday, April 18, 2008

Out To Lunch Three Years Playlist

As of last Sunday, it appears Ribaldry & Schmaltz has been making the world safe for Rhapsody subscribers with questionable taste for three years. I have no profound statements on this arbitrary milestone, but here's a couple fascinating facts:

- We're #6 in a Google search of the word "ribaldry"
- We're #10 in a Google search of the word "schmaltz"

But will we use this power for good, or evil?

For today, inspired by Reggae Mylitis, I started doing a little research into a playlist of songs about physical afflictions with a musical cause. Rockin' Pneumonia came right up, of course. But from there things got a bit dodgy. There were a couple "Rock Fever"s and such, but overall it wasn't coming together on a grand scale. If I had found the "Jazz Polio" or the "Soukous Syphilis", things really might have worked out!

During my wanderings, though, Diseases from Michigan and Smiley came through the Mixer. And when I heard those three distinctive guitar notes flash bulbs started going off in my memory. Yes, it's one of the foundational samples from Remix For P Is Free from the debut Boogie Down Productions record. Criminal Minded got a belated twentieth anniversary double-disc reissue this winter, so let's just ditch the pathological playlist and serve these songs up together. (Of note, on the second disc of this reissue, see why it's called "Remix" and what the "P" is by comparing to the even more spartan The P Is Free Original 12" Version).

Out To Lunch Friday Playlist [Rhapsody Online Version]

Out To Lunch Friday Playlist [Rhapsody Player Software Version]

Rockin' Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu - Huey "Piano" Smith
Reggae-Mylitis - Peter Tosh
Diseases - Michigan and Smiley
Remix For P Is Free - Boogie Down Productions


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