Archive | December 2010

More Best of 2010 – Dec 20 playliust

  1. Lois Johnson – Be Mine (Groove Merchant TUrns 20)
  2. Syl Johnson – Talkin Bout Freedom (Complete Mythology)
  3. Kermit Ruffins & Barbecue Swingers – Skoikiaan (Treme OST)
  4. Trombone Shorty & James Andrews – Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Treme OST)
  5. Afrocubism – A LA Luna Yo Me Voy
  6. Phirpo Y Sus Caribes – Comencemos (Black Man’s Cry – The Inspiration of Fela Kuti)
  7. Original Broadway Cast: Fela! – Water No Get Enemy
  8. Budos Band – Nature’s Wrath
  9. Havana Cultura – Afrodisia
  10. Andreya Triana – Draw The Stars
  11. Jose James and Jef Neve – Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
  12. Sade – Soldier of Love
  13. Elizabeth Shepherd – Seven Bucks
  14. Shad – At THe Same Time
  15. DJ Brace – NH18
  16. Whitefield Bros. feat Percee P. & Med – Reverse
  17. Flying Lotus – Mmmhmm
  18. Eddie Harris – Live RIght Now
  19. Mood Jga Jga – Kill The Hangman
  20. Milt Jackson – The Metal Melter
  21. Har You Percussion – Barret’s Bag
  22. EMEFE – The War and Consequence
  23. SLPPO – Accelerate
  24. Black Renaissance – Magic Ritual

Best of 2010

Loyal listeners,

It is once again that time of the year to separate the best from the rest, in the annual Music of My Mind’s Best of the Year including the best in funk, soul, afro, latin, hip-hop and everything in between. On today’s MoMM, we’ll hear from several artists that have included on many critics and tastemeakers best of year end lists including Erykah Badu, The Roots and Janelle Monae. We’ll also hear from those that received much less press, but whose work is also incredibly deserving of critical acclaim, including Ebo Taylor, Mulatu Astatke and Kings Go Forth. Please feel free to contribute to the discussion by adding your own comments or favorite albums/songs of the year. Here is the MoMM Dirty Bakers Dozen for Best Albums of 2010.

13. ALoe Blacc – Good Things

12. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – I LEarned the Hard Way

11. Mulatu Astatke – Timeless (live)

10. The Roots – How I Got Over

9. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Vol 2 (Return of the Ankh)

8. Janelle Monae – The Archandroid

7. Quantic’s Flowering Inferno – Dog With A Rope

6. Kings Go Forth – The Outsiders Are Back

5. Souljazz Orchestra – Rising Sun

4. Radio Citizen – Hope and Despair

3. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m Still Here

2. Ebo Taylor – Love and Death

1. Fela! – Original Broadway Cast Recording (feat. Antibalas)

Honourable mentions: Budos Band – III, Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong, Jose James/Jef Neve – For All We Know, Flying Lotus – Cosmogramm, DJ Brace – Synesthasia, Whitefield Bros. – Earthology, Afrocubism – S/T, Gorillaz – Plastic Beach, Shad- TSOL, Cee-Lo – THe Ladykliller, Cochemea Gastelum -The Electric Sound Of Johnny Arrow

Best Compilations/Reissues: Syl Johnson – Complete Mythology, Black Man’s Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti, Treme – Music from the HBO TV series, Nigeria Afrobeat Special, Groove Merchant Turns 20

Thursday Dec 16/10

  1. James Brown – Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year
  2. Brook Benton – Soul Santa
  3. Otis Redding – Merry Christmas Baby
  4. Booker T and the MGs – Winter Wonderland
  5. Irma Thomas/Allen Toussaint – Time is on My Side
  6. Bilal – Who Are You
  7. JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound – To Love Someone (That Don’t Love You)
  8. Afrocubism – Jarabi
  9. Pataphysics – Nick Danger
  10. Franco Proietti Morph Tet – Thunder Don’t Smoke
  11. Hidden Orchestra – Wandering (Label Love Vol.2)
  12. DJ Brace – NH24
  13. DJ Alibi – Tenth Round
  14. Cochemea Gastelum – Fathom Five
  15. Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Bolero
  16. Mandingo – Black Fire

Thursday Dec 9/10

  1. Syl Johnson – Come On Sock It To Me
  2. Otis Redding – Shake/I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Monterey Pop Festival)
  3. Frankie Gee – Date With The Rain
  4. Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information
  5. Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band – Since Our Last Goodbye
  6. Afrocubism – Mali Cuba
  7. Hugh Masekela – Bajabula Bonke (Monterey Pop Festival)
  8. Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – Agnon Dekpe
  9. Vis a Vis – Obi Agye me Dofo
  10. King Sunny Ade – Baba No Tunde
  11. DJ Brace – NH 25
  12. Peter Project – Introduction to Magnetism
  13. D-SIsive – If…
  14. Goodie Mob feat. Outkast – Black Ice
  15. The Coup feat. Black Thought & Talib Kweli – My Favorite Mutiny

Thursday Dec 2/10 playlist

  1. Soul Liberation – Who Is Your friend
  2. Round Robin – Our Love Is So True
  3. Rebirth Brass band – Feel Like Funkin It Up live (Treme OST)
  4. Papa Groove – Mercy Lady
  5. Original Broadway Cast FELA! – Dance of the Orisas
  6. Wallias Band – Musiqawi Silt
  7. Moussa Doumbia – Samba
  8. Steve Parks – Sadness in My Samba
  9. Chico Mann – Guardalo
  10. Lauryn Hill – World Is A Hustle
  11. Souljah Fyah – Perfect People
  12. Black Dub – Sing
  13. Brand Nubian – Slow Down
  14. The Alchemist/Oh No – Not High Enough