Welcome to a journey through the decades of music, where we will explore some of the most iconic tunes that have left an indelible mark on our culture. From the classic blues/rock sound of "I Put a Spell on You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins to the groovy soul tune "California Soul" by Marlena Shaw, we will delve into a wide variety of musical styles and genres. We'll also discover experimental rock with "She Brings The Rain" by CAN, and the catchy pop sound of "The Pleasure Principle" by Janet Jackson. We'll dance to the beat of "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones, which has been covered by many artists, and we'll rediscover the funky Nigerian musician William Onyeabor's music with "Body and Soul." The soulful R&B song "Let's Straighten It Out" by O.V. Wright will move us, and we'll marvel at Patti Smith's powerful vocals and poetic lyrics in "Dancing Barefoot." Finally, we'll end our journey with the synth-pop hit "Seasons (Waiting On You)" by Future Islands, which gained popularity after a viral performance on "The Late Show with David Letterman." Get ready to be transported through time and space as we explore these iconic tunes together.
Get ready to explore a selection of tracks that will challenge your musical taste buds. From the classic sounds of Billie Holiday and Fleetwood Mac to the more experimental beats of Kazy Lambist and French 79, this playlist showcases a range of genres and styles that will push you out of your comfort zone. But it's not just about the music itself; each track has been carefully chosen for its cultural significance and impact on the music industry. So buckle up and prepare for a journey that will leave you both entertained and enlightened.
We begin with Billie Holiday's "Speak Low," and we transition to the Brazilian funk of Dom Salvador & Abolição's "Hei! Você". Nora Dean's upbeat ska "Barbwire" and The Congos' reggae rhythms in "Fisherman" keep the energy high. Next up, Miriam Makeba's powerhouse vocals in "Quit It" take the center stage. Kazy Lambist's electronic beats in "Doing Yoga" and Fleetwood Mac's classic "You Make Loving Fun" provide a change of pace, and Vendredi sur Mer's dreamy pop in "La femme à la peau bleue" and L'Impératrice's funky disco in "Sonate pacifique" offer more variety.
Guts' "Brand New Revolution" and Lord Echo's "Makossa No. 3" add some Afrobeat flavor, while French 79's "Diamond Veins" (feat. Sarah Rebecca) and Kraak & Smaak's "Back Again" (Hot Toddy Remix) offer some electronic grooves. Crazy P's "Eruption" and Calvin Harris' "Feels" (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean) keep the dance floor moving before Alannah Myles' sultry "Black Velvet" and The Rolling Stones' timeless "Miss You" slow things down.
The Eyes In The Heat's "Amateur" (Raudive Dark Dub) and The Salsoul Orchestra's "Ooh I Love It (Love Break) - Shep Pettibone 12 Remix" bring back some 80s nostalgia. Aeroplane's "We Can't Fly" and Jungle's "The Heat" and "Busy Earnin'" bring us back to the present with their fresh and funky sounds. David Bowie's "The Jean Genie" (2013 Remaster) and Lana Del Rey's "Blue Jeans" offer some iconic hits, and Pink Floyd's "Breathe (In the Air)" takes us on a psychedelic journey. The 2 Bears' "The Birds & the Bees" and Laid Back's "Bakerman (Soul Clap Remix)" keep the party going, while El Columpio Asesino's "Pistolero" brings some Latin flair.
Finally, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock's "Money Trees" and Pachanga Boys' "Time" close out the journey with thought-provoking and reflective tunes. Prince's timeless hit "Kiss" leaves us feeling euphoric and satisfied.
A diversity danceable and Vocal Obscure mood songs. The playlist starts with Leonard Cohen's "Almost Like the Blues" and "A Street," both of which are excellent examples of Cohen's poetic lyricism and guitar skills.
Some of the standout tracks on this playlist are "Dancing On My Own" by Robyn, "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green, and "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding, all of which are timeless classics. "Video Girl" by FKA twigs and "Myenemy" by Parcels are also noteworthy tracks that demonstrate the talents of these rising stars in the R&B and dance/electronic genres.
While some of the songs on this playlist may be lesser-known, they still have their merits. "Espoir" by Darius and "All I Want - Adriatique Remix" by Daniel Kyo, Mr. White, and Adriatique are both excellent examples of the potential of the dance/electronic genre to elicit emotional responses in listeners. "Tajabone" by Ismaël Lô and "Fear Not For Man" by Fela Kuti are examples of the diverse world/traditional music included on the playlist.
Overall, while the playlist may feel disjointed at times, it is a commendable effort to bring together a diverse range of genres and styles. Some of the standout tracks make it worth a listen for anyone looking for new music to add to their collection.
A diverse mix of genres that will keep you on your toes, featuring legendary artists like Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones. With over 90 songs, it's impossible to fit this playlist into a single category. It's a perfect blend of rock, soul, funk, and even a touch of Latin and electronic music. The mood of this playlist is dynamic, ranging from powerful and uplifting to introspective and contemplative. Each song is carefully curated to provide an experience that will leave you feeling energized and inspired for more then 8 hours.