Friday Playlist

LET'S BURN ONE DOWN AS THE WORKING WEEK DWINDLES

JamBase's Friday mini-mix delves into deliciously dubby, sensually throbbing sounds today. If this doesn't help clear the mind and aid in weekend incarnation you should consult your local witchdoctor at the soonest opportunity.

We get the stinging organ and blood warm drums rolling with Brooklyn Funk Essentials' "The Revolution Was Postponed Because of Rain," a fabulously snarky retort to Gil Scott-Heron's classic anthem. Then, a slinky number from one of the brighter lights to emerge from the '90s U.K. acid-jazz scene, Galliano, and the dark edged "Travels The Road." That's followed by a trip to the early '80s birth of contemporary reggae with "Chill Out," a jittery roots snarl from Black Uhuru. Next is a bit of brand new reggae from fab new U.K. outfit the Soothsayers with "We Better Learn" off their totally ace new album, One More Reason. That dips into the sumptuous bump of Grace Jones' "Private Life" and the dripping wet smack of Neon Neon's "Sweat Shop." We wrap with a bonus 7th track on top of our usual 6-pack. With all the attention Michael has received since his untimely passing we thought it'd be nice to give a little nod to another Jackson sibling, and the smoky, sultry "Got 'Til It's Gone" by Janet Jackson, aided Tribe's Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell, presents Ms. Jackson at her best.

A fine, fine weekend wished for you and yours. Now lean back and hit play…


And check out last week's string heavy Playlist with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Devendra Banhart, Steve Earle and more!

[Published on: 7/24/09]

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