MaseQua Myers & Jami Ayinde | Black Land of the Nile
Brenda Russell | It’s Something
Aretha Franklin | It Only Happens (When I Look at You)
The Voices of East Harlem | Can You Feel It
Billy Paul | Am I Black Enough for You?
Minnie Riperton | Wouldn’t Matter Where You Are
Tower of Power | Can’t You See (You Doin’ Me Wrong)
The Love Unlimited Orchestra | Satin Soul
Trouble Funk | Trouble Funk Express
Michael Jackson ‧ Tangoterje | Can’t Help It
Flying Lotus | Do the Astral Plane
Shaun Escoffery | Days Like This (Spinna & Ticklah Mix)
Airto | Toque de Cuica
Level 42 | Last Chance
George Duke | Brazilian Love Affair
James Mason | Free
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77 | Zanzibar
Roy Ayers | Our Time Is Coming
Andy Bey | Tune Up
Mixed by El Mahboob, August 2012
Si La Sol
If the sun ‧ is the only
As with my previous mixtape Re‧mi Do, solfège syllables are used in the title (for the notes or keys B, A, G), and I employ harmonic mixing (key or chord matching). EDIT: There is an improvised key plan that does include root movement in fifths, enharmonically, or by tritone; more or less accidental to the process of organizing around what are essentially pitch sets of common tones.
I want to acknowledge some friends, DJs, creators, etc. who have informed and inspired my listening:
Paul E. Lopes
Son of S.O.U.L.
All recordings are the intellectual property of the artists.