For years, David Axelrod was deeply suspicious of sampling, but he came to realise his popularity with beatmakers had its advantages. In his prime, Axelrod kept a lot of musicians in work. His late 60s solo albums were even grander fusions of rock, jazz, funk and orchestral music. Axelrod thought big in every respect. Do it. Fuck that!
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg vs. Dert & David Axelrod "Flashback to the Next Episode"
David McCallum, “The Edge” (1967)
David Axelrod , who passed away over the weekend at age 83, was for a while something of an unsung hero of production and arrangement. Through those two artists, you get a strong sense of what Axelrod was capable of bringing to the table: a composer and arranger as comfortable with grand symphonic gestures as he was with direct-hit funk. He could make a record sound like it belonged in a small country church or a massive cathedral, whether the spirituality was explicitly divine or subsumed in something more personal. Despite his hitmaker status for Rawls and Adderley, it was Axelrod's more idiosyncratic work that caught a good amount of latter-day notice. He was favored by East Coast boom-bap practitioners and West Coast G-funk creators of both the underground and multi-platinum variety. Axelrod's second life as a hitmaker through hip-hop was perhaps even more productive than his initial run at Capitol—to the point where it feels almost obligatory to discuss them both in tandem. Their previous album, Mass in F Minor , had started out as an attempt to get the Prunes on board with Axelrod's vision of a classically-indebted take on psychedelic progressive rock, not unlike what the Moody Blues had done the year before with their pioneering Days of Future Passed.
The Electric Prunes, “General Confessional” (1968)
Dre , released on July 4,  as the third single from his second studio album, The song peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot Dre's verse was written by then Aftermath artists, Hittman , The D. It is produced by Dre and fellow Aftermath producer Mel-Man.
What a joke for an archaeologist. What am I getting myself into. Be prepared for divorce. Now that I am married, it has become more apparent that his previous comments about not minding if his wife has a career, were not entirely accurate. This makes me so sad. Since a very young age, these girls have gazed at handsome paintings of Jesus and prophets, and learned to respect men who have spiritual confidence in their eyes. What do you do while they are away. Back in the day, before I did the whole language thing, I worked in banking.