Monthly Archives: January 2011

BeatSession 01|24|11

Original Sample: Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benetar This week’s sample is not another obscure sappy soul song. This means one thing — I didn’t pick it. And that’s a good thing. It’s a good change of pace AND … Continue reading

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BeatSession 01|17|11

Original Sample: Beautiful Lady by Dynamic Five Imagine that you were a songwriter in the 1970s. Now imagine that you had the worst case of writer’s block. What would be the easiest way to cure yourself of writers block? I … Continue reading

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Original Sample: Giving Up by Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway is one of my all-time favorites. This week’s sample, Giving Up, comes from Donny Hathaway’s 1971 self-titled album and was a special request by Frances, an avid listener of WBS. Big … Continue reading

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BeatSession 01|03|11 (Teena Marie Tribute)

Original Sample: Portugese Love by Teena Marie With a career that lasted more than 35 years, Teena Marie aka Lady T (born Mary Christine Brockert) dropped 13 albums and virtually wrote, produced, and arranged all of her songs (with the … Continue reading

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