In the same vein as The Funky 16 Corners, The Stark Reality and The Third Unheard, Stones Throw founder Egon, in conjunction with Blue Note Records, is putting together a compilation of Axelrod’s rarest and best works. If the past releases are any indication, expect this to be extremely funky.

David Axelrod was instrumental in creating the Black Music division with Capitol Records in the mid 60s, and had a string of hit albums with artists such as soul singer Lou Rawls and jazz saxophonist “Cannonball” Adderley. But he is best known in the hip hop world for three albums he released on Capitol under his own name between 1968 – 1970. “Song of Innocence,” “Songs of Experience”, “Earth Rot” and other ancillary Axelrod productions are amongst the most sampled records in hip hop history, having been mined by producers as varied as Madlib, DJ Shadow and Dr. Dre.Source