This week Trevor Hall
put together a collection full of rhythmic bliss for us, heavily influenced by reggae and dub. Cling to the last wispy memories of a lazy summer in proper form with everything from Mason Jenning to Lee Scratch Perry and the Upsetters, Outkast, The Glitch Mob, and more!
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1. Horace Andy - "Money Money" - This song was first played for me by Stu Brooks of the Dub Trio. I had just met him and without further to do, he pulled me on the tour bus and blared this song over the speakers. It blew me away ... the bass line, Horace Andys voice, everything. I didnt want it to stop. Now it is one of my favorite songs of all time.
2. The Glitch Mob - "Bad Wings" - Ive recently really been getting into electronic music. The Glitch Mob are my all time favorite under this genre and "Bad Wings" is the song that does me right every time. It makes me think of constellations and magic potions every time I hear it.
3. Refused - "The Deadly Rhythm" - This band has band one of my all time favorites for a long time and their album "The Shape of Punk to Come" is one of my favorite records ever. Their musicianship absolutely blows me away ... especially the drums on this track.
4. Lee Scratch Perry and the Upsetters - "Zions Blood" - This song is usually on repeat in my head all the time. There is nobody like Mr. Perry.
5. Mason Jennings - "Going Back to New Orleans" - Mason Jennings has always been one of my favorite songwriters and his album "In The Ever" is one of my favorite albums of all time. I cant describe the feeling I get when I hear this song. It makes me want to cry for hours ... not out of sadness and not out of happiness. Just want to cry.
6. Outkast - "13th Floor / Growing Old" - Outkast is definitely my favorite hip hop to listen to with Andre 3000 being my favorite rapper of all time. The spoken word in the beginning of this song is something that will forever be etched into my mind. This song also brings me back to some of my best days in high school.
7. Groundation - "Elements" - I discovered this band quite recently, maybe about a year ago. They have quickly become one of my favorites. "Elements" was the first song I heard of theirs and continues to be my favorite. Lots and lots of wisdom with this group.
8. Erykah Badu - "Bag Lady" - Miss Badu is one of the Queens:) This song is my favorite of hers. It is funky, soulful, and has immense amounts of wisdom.
9. Nas and Damian Jr. Gong Marley - "Nah Mean" - This album is one of my favorites from the past two years. This song just gets me so hype. When I hear it, I just want to jump around the room. It makes me feel like a gangsta
10. D Angelo - "Send it On" - To be honest, I only started listening to this record about a year ago when some of my band members mentioned that it was one of their favorite records. When I first heard it, I thought it was ok. But after repeated listens ... I think it is a masterpiece. "Send it On" is one of my favorite tracks off the record.
11. Ben Harper - "I Shall Not Walk Alone" - This song is very very special to me. I remember exactly where I was when I first heard it and remember exactly how I felt. It continues to be a source of inspiration. Definitely one of my all time favorites.
12. Bjork - "All is full of Love" - Was pretty much obsessed with her in high school. These days I have calmed down a bit:) I have this song tattood on my arm. Enough said.
13. The Abyssinians - "Satta Massagana" - I got to save the best for last. This is my favorite song of all time off of my favorite record of all time. Everything about it ... words, melody, rhythm ... everything. It is my reigning champion.