As part of our BLACK History 365 project, we’ll also be highlighting music and its common thread through the generations.
“Jerry Rescue” (aka Christopher Norwood) is an active member of the Rochester community who’s worked in county politics and with Rochester’s Freedom School. He’s a co-founder of Brothahood Productions, a local black production company, and performs with his band The Suburban Plaza.
Jerry Rescue explains the Rescue Season project:
“My Vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums and how they have affected the music that we listen to today. I will explore samples within hip-hop music and how the samples are used to convey an argument. This page will essentially become a musical encyclopedia if you will. More than just providing access to these musical gems, I take great care in sourcing information about the hometown that I love, Rochester, NY  and the artists and music that comes with my city. I hope that this passion can unify us all as we strive to preserve the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all.
"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness” - Martin Luther King Jr.“
In this ”Sample of the Day,“ he cites Quincy Jones’ "Summer in the City” (ft. Valerie Simpson) as the sample in The Pharcyde’s “Passin’ Me By.” He also gives in-depth bios for Jones, Simpson, and The Pharcyde.
Enjoy these two great songs, courtesy of Rescue Season.