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MOUNTAIN - Long Red - Rap Rootz

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Published on Feb 15, 2009

The esoteric voice of Leslie West and pioneer drum work of Corky Laing (one of the hardest hitting drummers of all time) in 1970 didn't only push the Blues into the 1970's, but it carried the blues right into the Hip Hop genre up to today. Mountain was the group. And they didnt give a rat's arse who didnt like their groundbreaking music.

ONE listen to Dilla's "The Clapper" or Jay-Z's "99 Problems" and you'll HEAR the influence of this great blues supergroup. Kanye West and Common also have paid Big Leslie a few ducks. How many rap artists/songs can you name that sampled this classic romp called... "Long Red"?

A BIG thank you to MOUNTAIN, to ALL you've done for modern music. There IS NO Rock n Roll Hall of Fame until the late Felix Pappalardi can open & close the doors to all who enter.

MOUNTAIN

Vocals & Guitar: Leslie West
"The Beat Masta": Corky Laing
Bass & Producer: Felix Pappalardi
Keyz: Steve Knight

LONG RED

Long red, drifting through my mind
Dream here, dreamin there
Two pieces all the time

Bright red, yeah
Wisdoms in my dreams
Bits and pieces in my arms
Aint always what it seems

Long red, am I gonna find a way
Bright red, when you gonna name the day

(all right)

Long red, yeah
You have changed me too
Stranger now it seems somehow
My bread has turned to glue

Bright red, yeah
Tears and shades of grey
I found you I vouch
Forever for today

Long red, am I gonna find a way
Bright red, when you gonna name the day

Long red, yeah
Tears and shades of grey
I found you I vouch
Forever for today

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