From the album “Emmaar” meaning “heat on the breeze” – music from northern Mali.
Whistle Song – The New Mastersounds
British soul funk silliness.
Easy Easy – King Krule
From Londoner Archy Marshall’s debut LP as King Krule .
Strawberry Letter 23 – The Brothers Johnson
Originally penned by Shuggie Otis, about a girlfriend who wrote letters on strawberry scented paper.
Clean Up Your Own Back Yard – Elvis Presley
A “message” song from the King.
Playing For Keeps – Elle King
The theme song to VH1’s Mob Wives Chicago.
Johnny and Mary – Robert Palmer
Still as infectious today as it was in 1980.
All Around My Hat – Steeleye Span
Song from ’75 with all off the elements to make a great song – separated lovers, interrupted weddings, and the inconsolable rejected lover. That’ll put a smile on your face.
Tennessee Bird Walk – Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
With lyrics like ‘bald headed birds walking southward in their dirty underwear’ – they don’t write ‘em like that anymore.
Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance – Frank Zappa
A reggae-fied version of the original Mothers Of Invention classic.