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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

One Reply to “Black Dub on Mountain Stage”

  1. This is for the one person who might be interested (Jody), but probably not. I took a listen to this NPR show co-hosted by Daniel Lanois:

    http://www.npr.org/2010/11/09/131162440/guest-dj-daniel-lanois

    He spoke about some of his music and played a handful of tracks from artists who influenced him. He played a song by Sly and The Family Stone and I could immediately see how Black Dub channelled some of the heavy bass and funk from them. So I got hold of some Sly and the Family Stone music. These guys know how to lay down a groove. It’s from the early ’70s. I wish I’d been exposed to more cool music like this when I was a kid instead of mostly the generic white rock and roll of the Beatles and the Stones. Anyway, the album “Fresh” seems like a good place to start for listening to Sly et al. Get down with the funk, man.

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