7 05 2012

MCA 1964-2012

Words can barely express how devastated we all are at the news that the Beastie Boys‘ Adam “MCA” Yauch lost his battle with cancer this past Friday.  From his role as a music innovator with a career spanning 3 decades, a social activist, a video/movie director, and an all around cool guy, we’ve all been inspired by his time here on this planet.

Wheels are just starting to turn on what we can do as a tribute event, but just as a start, here’s some of the great music that the Beastie Boys turned us on to via samples:

“I’m Chief Kamanawanalea” – The Turtles

as heard in: “Jimmy James”

“Put On Train” – Gene Harris & the Three Sounds

as heard in: “What Comes Around”

“Last Bongo in Belgium” – Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band

as heard in: “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun”

“Root Down (and Get It)” – Jimmy Smith

as heard in: “Root Down”

“Freaks for the Festival” – Rahsaan Roland Kirk

as heard in: Finger Lickin’ Good




One response

10 07 2012
Time for Livin’ « Get It Together with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

[…] previously mentioned, we’re huge Beastie Boys fans and greatly saddened by the passing of Adam “MCA” […]

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