Thursday, January 17, 2008

A free King Britt download

Producer/remixer King Britt, the former DJ for Digable Planets, put out a CD in 2005 called “King Britt Presents: Sister Gertrude Morgan.”

What he did was, he took an obscure 1970 a cappella LP by an eccentric New Orleans gospel singer and folk artist – that would be Sister Gertrude – and he constructed a psychedelic hip-hop soundscape around her vocals. (Similar to what Moby did on his “Play” project.)

The result is pretty doggone cool. Click here to hear “Let’s Make a Record” streaming on my Vox blog.

To download the track as a FREE MP3, click the song title below.

“Let’s Make a Record” (MP3)
Album available at iTunes Music Store
Album available at eMusic
Album available at Amazon


dj said...

Got to spend a few hours Record shopping with Britt in Toronto a few years back.
Really nice and humble guy.

NP:When The Funk Hits the Fan

The Pop View said...

I got a copy of that CD right as Katrina was unfolding. I wrote about it on my blog because Sister Gertrude become my soundtrack to the horrors of New Orleans. Plus, she's an interesting case, a self-taught visionary artist who walked around the French Quarter in a nurse's uniform for 20 years, street preaching and trying to save sinners.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Well done. Thanks for pointing to that.