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Herb Sundays 22: Andy Kellman
A concept double sided mixtape from an underground playlist king
From the advent of this series, a mix that simply had to happen was from one Andrew Kellman, a mix maker of the highest grade. Andy has been a writer and metadata technical editor for over 20 years. If you've read a great artist bio online, there's a decent chance he wrote it. Previously, he worked in Ann Arbor record stores, and managed Wherehouse Records, where he sold a copy of "MyBabyDaddy" by B-Rock & the Bizz to Herb Sundays 15 selector Fred Thomas. In addition to his work for AllMusic and other Xperi licensees, Kellman has contributed liner notes to Big Break Records reissues of albums by the likes of Billy Paul, Deniece Williams, and Enchantment, and our (Grammy™️ nominated) VMP Anthology: The Story of Ghostly International boxset. He DJ'd in public once, in 1992, for approximately two minutes. He maintains that MC Breed & DFC's "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'" was what the wedding crowd needed to hear.
"This mix combines recent favorites with a few older obsessions. It's a digital C90 of distinct halves. The first side might be most effective in the a.m., and the other is definitely p.m. material with a fully energized finish. There's a happenstance audiovisual (intimate) connection between the first and last songs. The playlist starts with one of the Girls trying to get ahold of her crush. We see at the end that the evasive party is Starchild so annoyed by the persistence that he has taken his phone off the hook, his mind on the subject of "Black Diamond.” (Shout-out to Bryndon Cook, Emmanuel Olunkwa, Saxton
Randolph, and Hassan Rahim.)”