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David Axelrod

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Weapon X, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Alright, I'm an idiot. This dude was telling me about David Axelrod last year, and I told him that I'd never heard of him. He went on to show me a bunch of vinyls of his that he owned. A couple were even first pressings that he had bought at garage sales or something. So I'm listening to him right now, and he's pretty good. Oh yeah, he's heavily sampled in hip hop, I hear.

    so it turns out that after that day, I hear his name everywhere.
  2. dahighlifdhl

    dahighlifdhl Senior Member

    Joined: May 4, 2002 Messages: 1,430 Likes Received: 0
    i just popped its cherry
  3. optimodub

    optimodub Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 5, 2002 Messages: 249 Likes Received: 0
    oh yea, david axelrod is good stuff, i have his Songs Of Experience album, and an anthology...DJ Shadow samples him on Midnight In A Perfect World, plus Shadow did a song with him on the Axelrod album which just came out last year...he's also sampled on Quasimoto's album...i have a mate who has all his stuff, and all the Electric Prunes stuff he produced, and he's not into hip-hop at all, but when he played me some i was recognising all the samples and breaks, yep good stuff indeed
    Electric Prunes : Release Of An Oath and David Axelrod : Songs Of Experience are the best i've heard, but the double vinyl anthology has the good stuff off those two, plus the Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls stuff he produced too, seriously recommended
  4. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

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    thanks, b. that's the kind of info I'm looking for. yeah, the first pressings of his this dj had are worth a few hundred dollars, he says.
  5. socrates

    socrates Guest

    That guy said popped it's cherry

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    David Axelrod, David Axelrod (Mo' Wax)

    As an arranger, producer and songwriter, Axelrod played an innovative role in R&B and jazz in the '60s and '70s. An eccentric whose musical signature included monstrous blazing drum breaks, huge orchestral sweeps, pounding polyrhythms, dissonant horn surges and wondrously melodic bass lines, his recent rediscovery (thanks to the sampling of his work by DJ Shadow, Dr. Dre, Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest and Mos Def) has led to Axelrod's first proper release. Axelrod defines "renaissance": he signed Ornette Coleman, produced David (Man From U.N.C.L.E.) McCallum's albums in the '60s and worked with Cannonball Adderley, Harold Land and hundreds of others as staff producer at Capitol Records. His return is filled with freaky future breaks from legendary drummer Earl Palmer, vibrant touches of keyboards from Joe Sample, the genius of bassist Carole Kaye (who played bass on just about every important Beach Boys track) and guest vocals from the immortal Lou Rawls.
  7. Hank Parker

    Hank Parker Senior Member

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    David Axelord like woah! I haven't had my fingers dusty in a while :eek:
  8. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

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    Never heard of the guy..how bout a Song title?..

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    ^ if you go to mo' wax website they have a spotlight for him. But if not, checkout Little Children with ras kass. or season of the witch with lou rawls.
  10. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

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  11. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

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    the man is fresh
  12. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    once you listen to axelrod it all makes sense.

    theres a josh martinez track on
    buck up princess that has a david axelrod sample.

    his arrangements are off the coathanger.

  13. chicken bone

    chicken bone Guest

    "Little Children" is a very good song... Seriously blew me away the first time I heard it... I was listening to the record a week or two as a matter of fact. The album he did with Mo' Wax was pretty dope, it came out about a year ago I think. Good listenings.
  14. Rodney Trotter

    Rodney Trotter Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 23, 2001 Messages: 1,683 Likes Received: 1
    To be honest, I bought a couple of Axlerod LP's - the Anthology and that thing on Mo Wax, but I haven't been able to get into him yet. I guess they're just not quite my thing.

    But if you like Axlerod, you might want to go and check out some Billy Cobham or some Santana for that acid/funk/jazz ish. Santana's Caravanserai LP is a good place to start.



    BIGBLUE Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2003 Messages: 1,667 Likes Received: 0
    David Axelrod is far better than most when it comes to music for sampling.. you can find ten twenty breaks in one cut . Of course for listening as well . That song he did with Ras Kass is hot too .