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“And The Living Is Easy!” by GUTS
We’re taking a trip back to 1965 on Rock With This today. It’s summertime, the living is easy, and you’ve woken to the soft sounds of Billy Stewart’s vocalizations. You glance at your Blackberry and remember that it’s not actually 1965. It’s 2007, and you’re south of France listening to a track by Guts, the producer who memorializes “Summertime,” the 1965 focal hit of blues singer Billy Stewart’s career. It’s still summertime, but the living’s a bit harder. The economy has stagnated and you’re hearing talk that a global recession may be on the horizon. You’re hopeful 2008 will be better.
The career of Fabrice Henri aka Guts, began as producer for Alliance Ethnik, a popular 5-person group in the 90’s whose name stems from their unique origins. At the time he was heavily influenced by East Coast hip-hop and continued to be as he produced for Parisian hip hop artists. Developing a signature style of repurposing soulful samples, “And The Living Is Easy!” follows this methodology. It’s the featured selection from his introductory solo album, Le Bienheureux, meaning “the happy one”.
Back to our story...it’s present-day and you’ve clearly made it past the recession, alive and well. Peering out from your villa toward the Mediterranean Sea, you pull out your iPhone X and put on a playlist of throwback jams made by your old friend from university. As the songs shuffle through, you hear a familiar tune by a forgotten old favorite. You think back to earlier times as you fix your gaze out toward the sea. It’s summertime, and the living is easy.
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Para el nuevo material. Gracias por invitarnos a todo el equipo de la CuevaM!!
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