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Digable Planets Blowout Comb Breaks

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I owe a lot to this record. Released in the Fall of 1994, Blowout Comb effectively soundtracked the next six months of my life, turning me on to a whole new cast of heroes — namely Roy Ayers, but not limited to: Grant Green, Shuggie Otis, etc. If the group’s debut, Reachin, led to my raiding and recontextualizing my father’s jazz/soul collection at age 17, then Blowout only upped the ante two years later. Synthesizing and re-purposing the past few decades of soul, jazz and funk, the rabbit hole was blown wide open. Pun very much intended. In typical grand fashion, Light In The Attic Records reissued the LP on vinyl last month.

For those interested in the album’s source material, here’s something I picked up in a cardboard sleeve a few years back — DJ Jedi’s mid ’00s 70 minute compilation of samples, Blowout Breaks.

Download: Digable Planets: Blowout Comb (The Blowout Breaks)

01. Hamilton Bohannon – Thoughts & Wishes

02. Lonnie Liston Smith – Devika (Goddess)

03. Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness

04. The Ohio Players – Funky Worm

05. Eddie Harris – Superfluous

06. The Crusaders – Mystique Blues

07. Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man

08. The Last Poets – Black Is – Chant

09. The Crusaders – Lilies of the Nile

10. Bobbi Humphrey – Blacks and Blues

11. Herbie Mann – Push Push

12. Edwin Starr – Easin’ In

13. Curtis Mayfield – Give Me Your Love (Love Song)

14. Tavares – Bad Times

15. Eddie Harris – Get On Up And Dance

16. KC & The Sunshine Band – Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong

17. The Crusaders – Listen And You’ll See

18. Roy Ayers – We Live In Brooklyn, Baby

19. Digable Planets – May 4th Movement Intro

20. Motherlode – Soft Shell

21. The Meters – Here Comes the Meter Man

22. The Headhunters – God Made Me Funky

23. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Blow Your Head

24. James Brown – Soul Pride (pt. 2)

25. Roy Ayers – Ebony Blaze

26. Shuggie Otis – Island Letter

27. Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day

28. Bob James – Blue Lick

29. Bobbi Humphrey – Jasper Country Man

30. Herbie Hancock – Rain Dance

31. Sonny Rollins – Mambo Bounce

32. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – Stretchin’

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very nice, brentabousko.

i'll be sure to check these out as soon as i get off of work today.

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Blowout Comb is by far one of my favorite albums that gets bumped heavily around these mean streets of Georgia!

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you're gonna like this then. im' playing it and recognizing the break from the album and constantly having to look to see which song it is.

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