Friday Music

Short list this week — Mom’s still visiting, so I haven’t had much time to do my usual perusals.

A while back I mentioned that my favorite Velvet Underground tune was “The Gift”, a brilliant spoken-word short story set to a background freeform jam. Well, I finally stumbled across a copy online, and so I need to put this into your brains. Listen to the story. The Velvet Underground – “The Gift.”

Another dip into my favorite music of the 1930s: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – “Jumpin’ At The Woodside.”

Here’s a track from a band that I first heard this week. I really like their sound, but I’m reserving judgement until I hear more. My Teenage Stride – “To Live & Die In The Airport Lounge.”

Jill Cunniff, the former singer for Luscious Jackson, has a solo record out, and I really like what I’ve heard so far. Give this a listen: Jill Cunniff – “NYC Boy.”

Robert Plant’s mid-80s vanity project, The Honeydrippers, did a passable cover of this, but I’ve always preferred the original. Plus, it’s another track for ‘s “Serial Killer Mix CD” (from its use in the Al Pacino film): Phil Phillips – “Sea of Love.”

Read an interview with Dan “The Automator” Nakamura this week, where he revealed that he’s working with Del tha Funkee Homosapien on a sequel to the 2000 hip-hop sci-fi concept album, Deltron 3030 (which I absolutely loved). Here’s one of my favorites from that seven-year old (!!!) opus: Deltron 3030 – “Positive Contact.”

There you go. Hope you like.

2 Replies to “Friday Music”

  1. I have Jumpin’ at the Woodside on my favorite 30s jazz playlist, too. :) Also, I just watched the movie Kansas City last night, and although the fake Midwestern accent of the lead character is excruciating to listen to, the jazz soundtrack is amazing

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