Playing tracks by
Kool & the Gang, The Undisputed Truth, ASMARA ALL STARS, Muddy Waters, Dire Straights and more.
My first Mixed Bag mix ended hauntingly with an Undisputed Truth track, and that's exactly where this musical journey kicks off. The moody vibe is further enhanced by the Asmara All Stars before BB King lightens things up a little for us. You may feel like sparking one up at this point, if that's your thing.
Dire Straight's "In the Gallery" is a great recent discovery; I mean the drums and the guitar are super solid. Heavyweights like Roy Ayers, Kool & the Gang, The Average White Band, Al Green, Billy Preston, and George McCrae provide some funk and soul breaks, The Booker T & the MGs track goes out to Stax bass master Donald "Duck" Dunn who recently moved on to the great gig in the sky.
The mix winds down with another killer track from the Asmara All Stars, proving that Eretrea does indeed have soul. Finally, we close it out with a treasure from the great Mulatu Astake.
Big up Squiggley for the introduction to new music and lending me a few of his records!
Enjoy the ride!