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Digable Planets Reachin' 25th Anniversary Mixtape

Featuring album tracks, other versions, and original sample material

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By Wax Poetics

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Digable Planets Reachin’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

    To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Digable Planets’ 1993 debut LP Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space), our friend Chris Read has crafted a fine tribute mix featuring album tracks, alternative versions, interview snippets, and original sample material from the likes of Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang, and Lonnie Liston Smith. Enjoy!

    Artwork: Leon Nockolds


    1. Digable Planets – Where I’m From (Aural G Ride Instrumental)
    2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
    3. Lonnie Liston Smith – Devika (Goddess) (Sampled in Pacifics (NY is Red Hot))
    4. Digable Planets on Rap City 1993 [Extract]
    5. The Headhunters – God Make Me Funky [Loop] (Sampled in Pacifics (NY is Red Hot))
    6. Hamilton Bohannon – Take the Country to N.Y City [Extract] (Sampled in Pacifics (NY is Red Hot)
    7. Digable Planets – Pacifics (NY is Red Hot)
    8. The Crusaders – Listen and You’ll See (Sampled in Examination of What)
    9. Digable Planets – Examination of What
    10. Eddie Harris – Superfluous (Sampled in What Cool Breezes Do)
    11. Digable Planets – What Cool Breezes Do
    12. The Crusaders – Mystique Blues (Sampled in What Cool Breezes Do)
    13. Edwin Starr – Easin In [Loop] (Sampled in Nickel Bags)
    14. Herbie Mann – Push Push (Sampled in Nickel Bags)
    15. Digable Planets – Nickel Bags
    16. Steve Parks – Movin In The Right Direction (Sampled in Nickel Bags)
    17. The Honey Drippers – Impeach the President [Loop] (Sampled in Last of the Spiddyocks)
    18. Digable Planets – Last of the Spiddyocks
    19. Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness (Sampled in Jimmi Diggin Cats)
    20. Digable Planets – Jimmi Diggin Cats
    21. The Crusaders – Lillies of the Nile [Loop] (Sampled in Escapism (Gettin Free)
    22. Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man (Sampled in Escapism (Gettin Free)
    23. Digable Planets – Escapism (Gettin Free)
    24. James Brown – Funky Drummer [Loop] (Sampled in Swoon Units)
    25. Digable Planets – Swoon Units
    26. Sonny Rollins & The Modern Jazz Quartet – Mambo Bounce (Sampled in Time & Space (A New Refutation Of))
    27. Digable Planets – Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)
    28. KC & Sunshine Band – Ain’t Nothin Wrong (Sampled in Where I’m From)
    29. Digable Planets – Where I’m From
    30. The Honey Drippers – Impeach the President [Loop] (Sampled in Rebirth os Slick (Cool Like Dat))
    31. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Stretching (Sampled in Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat))
    32. Digable Planets Grammys Acceptance Speech 1994
    33. Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
    34. Tom Scott – Sneakin In The Back [Loop] (Sampled in Appointment at the Fat Clinic)
    35. Digable Planets – Appointment at the Fat Clinic
    36. Lightnin’ Rod feat Kool & The Gang – Sport [Loop] (Sampled in Femme Fatale)
    37. Digable Planets – Femme Fatale
    38. The Headhunters – God Make Me Funky [Loop] (Sampled in It’s Good to Be Here)
    39. Digable Planets – It’s Good to Be Here
    40. Grant Green – Samba De Orpheus (Sampled in It’s Good to Be Here)