Well here we are back with Lonnie Liston Smith for his second outing in the ‘sampled’ by series. This is the title track of the 1974 LP that also contained the tune ‘Shadows’ that has already been posted about on this ere blog, and is another laid back, sun-drenched smokers anthem with Mr Smith caressing those keys. Enjoy!

Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions

This dropped back in ’88 when half you motherfuckers were still in nappies no doubt, I was 9 years old by then and was rocking the cub scout scene hard, helping grannies across mad roads an shit. Anyway Stetsasonic had been around for several years before dropping the ‘In Full Gear’ LP that this tune can be found on, only releasing one LP beforehand in ’86 to lukewarm reception. However they were a seminal hiphop group and draw high praise from those in the know and scenesters around at the time due to their farsighted production techniques and unique (at the time) method of layering the elements of their tracks together. Also acting as the forerunners in the alternative hip hop scene that spawned groups like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. This tuen is no doubt my favourite Stetsasonic joint, and is absoloutly Timeless which I think is as much down to the sample as it is the rest of the track..

Stetsasonic – Talkin’ All That Jazz