DOC GIBBS, Music Educator/Master Percussionist
First record purchased: The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard.
Last record purchased: Oyelola Ajibola, Obatala.
Favorite Philly act: Spoken Hand.
Favorite Philly venue: The Painted Bride Art Center.
Now in heavy rotation: Yoruba Andabo.
PHIL SUMPTER, Director of Marketing, Painted Bride Art Center/Event Curator/DJ, CityWide Friday Happy Hour at Bob & Barbara’s Lounge
First record purchased: Shannon, Let the Music Play; Herbie Hancock, “Rockit;” Newcleus, “Jam on It” and Genesis, Genesis —a one-stop shop of about $12.
Last record purchased: Alice Russell, “Got the Hunger? (Ticklah Remix).”
Favorite Philly act: The Roots, since they were The Square Roots.
Favorite Philly venue: Painted Bride Art Center and Bob & Barbara’s Lounge.
Now in heavy rotation: William Devaughn, Be Thankful for What You Got; Johnny “Guitar” Watson, “Superman Lover;” The Clash, “Straight to Hell;” M.I.A., “Paper Planes;” Bone Thugs N Harmony, “First of tha Month (K&D Sessions);” Miike Snow, “Animal (Mark Ronson Extended Dub Remix)” and Easy Star All-Stars, “Us and Them (Featuring Frankie Paul).”
YUSUF MUHAMMAD, Owner, Veteran Freshman
First record purchased: Mos Def, Black on Both Sides. That album changed my entire life. I still listen to it to this day. I had to beg my mom to get it. I made a wager with her, like I’ll wash the dishes for three months, I’ll clean my room for four months—all because it had cursing on it, and I wasn’t allowed to listen to music with cursing in it.
Last record purchased: Nas, Life is Good.
Favorite Philly act: Right now, my favorite show to see would be Dosage. His show is just memorable.
Favorite Philly venue: TLA or The Blockley.
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