Saturday, July 22, 2006

Summer Break 2 (July): From One Generation’s Playa to the Next…

Not sure what album this Johnny Guitar Watson track comes from (if ya know, educate me with a comment cause I sure would like it on vinyl). I just know that Guitar Watson is one bad soul/blues guitar playin’ mutha father. Definitely check his albums, Ain’t That A B*itch and A Real Mutha For Ya. Everyone from Redman to the Fresh Prince have sampled off of those. This Jigga track was off his Unplugged album. Had ?uest & the Roots band plus a violin section backing him. Cameos by Mary J. & Pharrell. Small venue. Wish I was at that show.

Anyways, attached to the last track, “Jigga That N*gga”, was a secret track (Hippo cut out the fat, so no “Jigga That N*gga” for you). I’m not sure what the title of this song is, maybe “People Talk”, but to me this track was the highlight of this dope album. And it’s not even live. The production is probably either Kanye or Just Blaze since it sounds Blueprint-ish, combined with the fact that this album was dropped in between both Blueprints. Hearing Jay say, “Blueprint 2 baby…see y’all in November” at the end of the song, got me “X”-ing the days off my calendar, waiting for the seasons to change and for that album to drop. I was just thinking the Blueprint was Jay’s classic (along with Reasonable Doubt) and this secret track was illness, so…what a uckin’ DISAPPOINTMENT! Looking back now, I guess not many people can say they have 2 classics albums.

[MP3] Johnny Guitar Watson :: Lovin' You
[MP3] Jay-Z :: Unplugged Secret Track

To bump on a warm summer night cruise.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A quick mooch around allmusic.com finds that "lovin' you" is from Listen (1973, Fantasy Records)

Hope that helps, Paul

3:44 PM  
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1:51 PM  
Blogger Mista Hippo said...

Thanks for droppin' knowledge & for the source.

Hope you continue to check the blog out.

11:52 PM  

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