The Kings of Diggin'

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
A two-disc album of rare tracks found and made available thanks to the crate-digging work (and then the subsequent selection process) of Kon & Amir and DJ Muro, The Kings of Diggin' is a good example of why so many DJs spend hours and hours in record stores, looking for obscure, out of print vinyl. Both Kon and Amir, who compiled and mixed the first disc, give brief explanations of their tracks in the liner notes (it must be an outdated version, however, as the Tyrone & Carr and Soseme Makonde songs are missing information, while there are two, the Trinidad Tripoli Steelband and the TnT Band, for which Amir gives nice descriptions -- though neither actually shows ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
A two-disc album of rare tracks found and made available thanks to the crate-digging work (and then the subsequent selection process) of Kon & Amir and DJ Muro, The Kings of Diggin' is a good example of why so many DJs spend hours and hours in record stores, looking for obscure, out of print vinyl. Both Kon and Amir, who compiled and mixed the first disc, give brief explanations of their tracks in the liner notes (it must be an outdated version, however, as the Tyrone & Carr and Soseme Makonde songs are missing information, while there are two, the Trinidad Tripoli Steelband and the TnT Band, for which Amir gives nice descriptions -- though neither actually shows up on the record), and the music varies from Brazilian funk to jazz but never steps too far out of the range of something that seems like it could easily be sampled by hip-hop producers and that an MC could rhyme over. The focus, of course, is on the beat (made not only by drums but also bass and guitar), the same idea that is also heard on disc two, which, unlike the first one, generally consists of one- to two-minute song clips (38 in all) mixed expertly together by Japan's DJ Muro. Again, the selection stays mostly within the jazz-funk realm, but there are also ventures into R&B (Tony Middleton's "Return to Spanish Harlem"), easy pop (the Bob Crewe Generation's "Menage a Trois"), disco (the Disco Fox's "The Fox"), and Latin (Palmeira's "Tapajos"). Together, The Kings of Diggin' is enough to make nearly anyone -- DJ or not -- run to the nearest record store and start looking for new things to add to his or her collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/2006
  • Label: Rapster
  • UPC: 730003906121
  • Catalog Number: 61
  • Sales rank: 68,374

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In My Life - Matthew Larkin Cassell (4:09)
  2. 2 Caca a Raposa (4:58)
  3. 3 Take Me with You - Tyrone & Carr (2:42)
  4. 4 A Vida - União Black (2:33)
  5. 5 Babalonia (3:23)
  6. 6 Smokey Feeling - Creative Sounds Of The Organization (3:38)
  7. 7 Queen of the Highway (4:26)
  8. 8 Simbi - Henri Pierre Noel (5:13)
  9. 9 Cats Theme - Harmony Cats (4:04)
  10. 10 Metropole - César Camargo Mariano (5:49)
  11. 11 Feel Good (3:07)
  12. 12 Vehicle - Wess And The Airdales (2:40)
  13. 13 Dazz - Soul Dazz Band (5:21)
  14. 14 Bim Sala Bim (4:01)
  15. 15 Pay Pay Pay - Master Story Teller (6:22)
  16. 16 Soul Freedom - Ray and His Court (3:56)
  17. 17 Manzara - Soseme Makonde (4:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Straighten Em Up (1:22)
  2. 2 Hippy Skippy Moon Strut - Moon People (1:19)
  3. 3 Shako - Cocody's Men (2:47)
  4. 4 Kool Is Back - La-Mars (1:32)
  5. 5 Rock Steady - La-Mars (1:18)
  6. 6 Spiderlegs (1:37)
  7. 7 Menage a Trois - Bob Crewe Generation (2:07)
  8. 8 Getting Down - Sound of the City Experience (1:59)
  9. 9 Theme of the Blackbyrds - Black Exotics (2:12)
  10. 10 Black Water Gold - Gemini Brass (1:54)
  11. 11 Funky Fever (2:24)
  12. 12 We're Together - Together (1:44)
  13. 13 I'm a Lady - Heaven Set & Ecstacy (3:32)
  14. 14 Tapajos - Palmeira (1:28)
  15. 15 The Fox - The Disco Fox (3:12)
  16. 16 Bi Bi Bi di Bi Dip Be Happy - Pierce Bros & Co (1:28)
  17. 17 Come Groove with Me - Carl Marshall (1:56)
  18. 18 What You Need Is My Love (3:30)
  19. 19 Me Voy Para La Escuela - Rolando Verara (0:39)
  20. 20 Kumbara - Con Julian y Sucombo - Enyere (0:57)
  21. 21 Return to Spanish Harlem - Tony Middleton (1:24)
  22. 22 Latin Salsa - Frank Hatchett (1:15)
  23. 23 Malaguena - J.P. Torres (1:05)
  24. 24 Watoosi Lucy (2:10)
  25. 25 Flip a Coin - World Wonders (2:08)
  26. 26 Soul Limbo - Count Buffalo & His Rock Band (1:51)
  27. 27 Jerking Dog - The Crowns (2:36)
  28. 28 Yes, It's Good for You (2:34)
  29. 29 Let the Sun Shine In - Harva Hodge & The Moodysec (1:36)
  30. 30 Tema de Soninha - IRP-3 (1:58)
  31. 31 Don't Lose What You Got (1:34)
  32. 32 Wanna Be a Hero - Megaton (0:34)
  33. 33 Stratus - Frank Hatchett (1:15)
  34. 34 Let's Take a Break (1:32)
  35. 35 R.B. Groove - Rebirth Seven Original (0:48)
  36. 36 World of Tomorrow (3:59)
  37. 37 Quiet Village - Dome City Rock Orchestra (1:49)
  38. 38 Mighty Gents (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kon & Amir Primary Artist
Telstars Track Performer
Together Track Performer
Wild Honey Dreaming Track Performer
Hudson County Track Performer
Carl Marshall Track Performer
Soseme Makonde Track Performer
Tyrone & Carr Track Performer
The Disco Fox Track Performer
Palmeira Track Performer
Dome City Rock Orchestra Track Performer
Black Exotics Track Performer
Matthew Larkin Cassell Track Performer
Cocody's Men Track Performer
Con Julian y Sucombo - Enyere Track Performer
Count Buffalo & His Rock Band Track Performer
Creative Sounds Of The Organization Track Performer
Gemini Brass Track Performer
Harmony Cats Track Performer
Frank Hatchett Track Performer
Heaven Set & Ecstacy Track Performer
Harva Hodge & The Moodysec Track Performer
IRP-3 Track Performer
La-Mars Track Performer
Master Story Teller Track Performer
Moon People Track Performer
Henri Pierre Noel Track Performer
Pierce Bros & Co Track Performer
Ray and His Court Track Performer
Rebirth Seven Original Track Performer
Soul Dazz Band Track Performer
Sound of the City Experience Track Performer
Rolando Verara Track Performer
Wess And The Airdales Track Performer
World Wonders Track Performer
Technical Credits
Thomas McCallion Promotions Director
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