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Jazz Meets Hip-Hop: Madlib​’s invasion of the Blue Note catalog. Jason Moran​ covering Afrika Bambaataa. Robert Glasper’s “J Dillalude” & his genre-bending “Black Radio” albums. Lonnie Smith & Grant Green tracks sampled by A Tribe Called Quest.

The Blue Note logo got a subtle redesign in 1967 after Alfred Lion sold the label to Liberty Records as can be seen on albums of that era thru 1973 like Herbie Hancock "Speak Like A Child" & Lonnie Smith "Think!" #80DaysOfBlueNote 

Acuna baserunning probably won’t come back to haunt the Braves NO YOU’RE HAVING LONNIE SMITH FLASHBACKS.

OUT NOW: A new all-analog 180g Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition of #LouDonaldson  "Alligator Bogaloo" Lou's 1967 soul jazz classic brims w/ funky grooves from start to finish featuring Lonnie Smith, George Benson, Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammad) & Melvin Lastie

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50 years ago today on August 9, 1969 the great Dr. Lonnie Smith recorded his funky classic "Move Your Hand" live at Club Harlem in Atlantic City. Hear the track "Layin' In The Cut" on our playlist "Dr. Lonnie Smith: The Finest": #OTD  #TheFinestInJazz 

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Read the @uDiscoverMusic  feature on Dr. Lonnie Smith’s great Blue Note debut “Think!” & pick up our new all-analog 180g Blue Note Vinyl Edition now!

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#StanleyTurrentine laid down a soulful version #ArethaFranklin 's "Dr. Feelgood" during the 1967 sessions for "The Return of the Prodigal Son." Hear artists like Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bobbi Humphrey & Reuben Wilson cover the Queen of Soul on #TheBlueNoteMonthly 

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New all-analog 180g BN80 Vinyl Edition of #LouDonaldson  "Alligator Bogaloo" out 8/9! It was the 1st collaboration between Lou & organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, plus young guitar star George Benson, influential drummer Idris Muhammad & cornetist Melvin Lastie.

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Pre-orders are up for our July 12 BN80 vinyl titles! Order these all-analog 180g Blue Groove reissues now: Lonnie Smith "Think!" (1968) Reuben Wilson "Blue Mode" (1969) Bobbi Humphrey "Blacks & Blues" (1973)

RIP #ArethaFranklin , an inspiration to countless artists from Dr. Lonnie Smith who covered "Think" on his 1968 Blue Note debut to Norah Jones who says Aretha's version of "You Send Me" made her want to be a singer. Everlasting RESPECT to the Queen of Soul!

50 years ago #OTD  Dr. Lonnie Smith recorded his Blue Note debut "Think!" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs & the great organist is still making incredible music for the label to this day! Find "Think!" here: #FinestInJazz 

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Master jazz musician Dr. Lonnie Smith reflects on the legacy of A Tribe Called Quest:

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