Category Archives: Covers

Banned In The Dutch Antilles

Ai Sa Si – Ik wil Een Poesje Zien I wonder if Luke and co. were expecting this when they were busy exercising their right to misogyny. That an Afro-Surinamese group might chant their needs in Dutch too. I found … Continue reading

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Beggin’ You to Beg Me

Gael Garcia – Quiero Que Me Quieras (Dj Explow Remix) 2009 A Banger remix of a Cheap Trick Cumbia cover. I’m a big sucker for this kind of stuff, and this one really isn’t all that corny like some of … Continue reading

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Same Old Song

Los Decadas – Polvo Y El Viento (from Sonido Fantasma C.J. Collection De Oro vol 19 2009) One strategy for making your way through genres like Jazz is to cross reference the list of musicians to other records. I thought … Continue reading

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Workin’ For the Yankee Dollar

Lord Invader – Rum and Coca Cola (1943) A controversial number here in both subject matter and it’s tale of plagiarism by Yankees. A song about the explosion of prostitution in Trinidad due to new US Military bases on the … Continue reading

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And She Liked It

Busy Signal – I Fucked Your Girl 2009? I somehow missed this on Ghetto Bassquake a while back, but luckily I was reminded by Spoek Mathambo (who I didn’t know had a blog! ). I think I like this even … Continue reading

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City of Chocolate

Backyard Band – Lemme See It (from 2-11-02 Bootleg 2002) Funky-ass UGK Go Go cover. I told you I wasn’t done talking about my favorite Washington D.C. band. This one is actually recorded pretty well too, which isn’t usually stressed … Continue reading

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Killing Yourself to Cumbia

There is room for everyone in the Cumbia game, including metalheads and lesbians.

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Hustlin Since 91

Backyard Band – Wanksta (from Blackout Sunrise unknown year) Finally grabbed a copy of the DC issue of Stop Smiling, one of the better magazines out there today. It came with a nice CD of Backyard Band bootlegs including a … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Dance Music

Blackman – Beat that Bitch with a Bat ( from Beat that Bitch with a Bat 12″ 1993) A mysterious dude that only put out two singles on Trax records making one of the earliest ghetto house songs. Farley did … Continue reading

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"I Lick My Fingers Like a Lollipop"

Forget candy and codeine, bring on the fufu and fried plantains

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