FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: Brother Jack McDuff’s “Oblighetto (Platurn Scenario Edit)”

When Brother Jack McDuff recorded “Oblighetto” during the first week of December 1969, little did he know how his song would be used 22 years later, 50 miles west of where it was originally recorded.

Roughly 3000 miles away, or a two-day drive to the West, specifically in the Bay Area, is one DJ Platurn, who has seen and heard the impact of the use of “Oblighetto” in A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario” in the last 21 years. As someone who has made some very good remixes and edits, the moment I read his post about an “Oblighetto” edit, I had to hear it. Jazz purists may frown upon the dissection of any song, but I like what is done here: it seems to focus on the better portions of the original song, makes it palatable so that a hip-hop fan will recognize it, and arguably is far better than the original 45 edit released 42 years ago. Have a listen.

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