In this video, Skip McDonald explains the story behind the new Little Axe album, Bought For A Dollar, Sold For A Dime. The album will be out on June 6 on Real World Records.
Little Axe is the blues outfit of this guitarist Skip McDonald. He played in the house band for pioneering rap label Sugar Hill, providing the music for some of the most seminal records of the era by Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaata M.D.’s and others. From there he worked closely with Adrian Sherwood on many projects for the On-U Sound label, as well as spearheading the band Tackhead and working with Living Colour. Little Axe was a return to the blues he knew from his childhood, but with Little Axe taking the blues right into the 21th century.
… and this is how they sounded almost 15 years ago. Ride on.