Gratitude 2015 - Snap #629

On the next Snap, "Gratitude 2015." This year, Snap has a whole lot to be thankful for so pass the gravy, and thanks for listening. 

Puppy Love

Glynn introduces Georgie Washington, his 3-legged Oakland Mix puppy.

Producer: Mark Ristich

J. Dilla’s Lost Scrolls

When record store owner Jeff Bubeck buys an old record collection out of an abandoned storage unit, he has no idea what he’s stumbled across. Jeff learns the collection once belonged to the late great J. Dilla, one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. Along with the thousands of LP’s from Dilla’s personal collection, there is something else that is uncovered, something huge. . .

Producer Pat Mesiti-Miller talks with Jeff Bubeck and Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey.

Check out the J Dilla Foundation and some of the music found in the storage.

View Playlist of Dilla's Songs in this Story.

Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

Mike McGee - The Birds And The Bees

Mike McGee hopes his dad will tell him life's most important secret.

Performed at Snap Judgment LIVE in San Francisco's Nourse Theater

Musicians: Alex Mandel, Tim Frick and David Brandt
Recorded and Mixed by Pat Mesiti-Miller

Original Music by Alex Mandel

Thao’s Grandma Makes A Statement

When indie rockstar Thao Nguyen isn’t rocking the stage around the globe, she’s listening to public radio. So of course we had to bring her in to tell a tale about her sweet, lovely grandma--who you definitely don’t want to mess with.

Thao composed all the instrumentals in this segment specifically for this story. The other two songs are from her album, We Brave Bee Stings and All. She is currently performing at Radiolab’s live show and is working on a new album.

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Yeasayer’s Chris Keating Gets Ashy

Chris Keating, the frontman of Yeasayer, goes to Ireland to bury his grandparents’ ashes. But his father coerces him into memorializing his grandparents in a more mischievous manner. 

You can buy Yeasayer's latest album, Fragrant World, here. 

This piece was from Stephanie Foo’s music podcast, Stagedive. Musicians tell her stories and then she scores those stories with the bands’ own tunes. Subscribe on iTunes or stream episodes here.

Producer: Stephanie Foo


Song Info Story Label

Brazilian Groove (EWF) by Jay Dee J DILLA’S LOST SCROLLS BBE Music
Keep It Coming Feat. J Dilla by Frank N Dank J DILLA’S LOST SCROLLS Delicious Vinyl
Somethin’ That Means Somethin’ (Instrumental) by The Pharcyde J DILLA’S LOST SCROLLS Delicious Vinyl
Runnin’ by The Pharcyde J DILLA’S LOST SCROLLS Delicious Vinyl
Fall In Love by Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson J DILLA'S LOST SCROLLS Mochilla
Dewitt to Do It by J Dilla J DILLA’S LOST SCROLLS Ruff Draft Records
Ruff and Rugged by J Dilla J DILLA’S LOST SCROLLS J Dilla
The $ by J Dilla  J DILLA’S LOST SCROLLS Stones Throw Records
Time: The Donut of the Heart by J Dilla  J DILLA’S LOST SCROLLS Stones Throw Records
People by J Dilla  J DILLA’S LOST SCROLLS Stones Throw Records
U-Luv by J Dilla  J DILLA’S LOST SCROLLS Stones Throw Records