Tuesday, April 7, 2009
A Tribute to Saadiq
This is all Cosmo Baker's fault. I mean, I've always loved Saadiq going back to the TTT days, but hearing Cosmo's mix of his work really put it all in perspective. Raphael Saadiq is a genius. Period. Just listen and you'll see. From Tony! Toni! Tone! & Stevie Wonder to Q-Tip & DJ Quik, he is just that dude.
So, without jumping further on his nuts...fast forward a couple days later and I'm driving around town bumping this CD. "Still Ray" came on and stayed on and that's when I knew I had to re-do it (now I know how Dre must've felt).
I came home and listened to it, figured out the piano part and played everything else from there. Once I was finished I called my man Miles Bonny to lay down vocals and trumpet like only he can and here it is, free for you.
DJ Day & Miles Bonny - Still Miles (Still Ray)
DJ Day - Skyy (Can You Feel Me)*
This was going to (and still might) come out on vinyl with another Saadiq cover I did that's an instrumental. I'll keep you all posted and I might just post it on the strength*.
I also want to say RIP to Tony D. Legendary unsung producer behind Poor Righteous Teachers, YZ, (O.P.P.* look it up) his own solo records and much more. He passed away from a car accident over the weekend. Check the interview he did with Fatlace last year.