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12/15/2021 03:56 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Dolus & Culpa
by Dungen
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

The self-titled debut from Sweden’s Dina Ögon is, at its root, a collaboration between vocalist Anna Ahnlund and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Ögren. You may purchase it here: https://singasongfighter.bandcamp.com/album/dina-gon
12/15/2021 03:53 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
And We Go Gentle
by Hiatus Kaiyote
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

In the years preceding "Mood Valiant," Naomi Saalfield, AKA Nai Palm, lead singer of the Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote, suffered a breast cancer diagnosis, mastectomy and the death of her beloved rescue bird, Charlie. She said, "... loss is not a new thing to me; I’m an orphan and I’ve experienced a lot of death in my life. It’s a blessing to have the arts as a vehicle to process it. Sometimes the only thing that can really heal you is music.” -- You don't want to miss the video for "And We Go Gentle." Nai Palm said, ""For the video, I wanted to reference the Japanese film style of tokusatsu in celebration of Mothra (an angel moth that can defeat Godzilla). I made the costume myself out of aquarium plants and old tabi boots.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a1u-QxC-rk
12/15/2021 03:45 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Waiting On A Friend
by The Rolling Stones
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

Think this is about waiting for a woman? Think again. Mick Jagger said in 1983: "Just let me be cynical for a moment. First of all, it's really NOT about waiting on a woman friend. It's just about a FRIEND; it doesn't matter if it's a man or a woman. I can see people saying, Oh, we're all much older now, Mick's writing this much more compassionate stuff, must be about a real person. But that's only in their perception of it." -- There are no musician credits on "Tattoo You," but it's clear that Mick Taylor contributed on guitar, which he was not compensated for. Taylor left The Stones in 1974. -- The Stones hired jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins to play on the "Tattoo You" album. He played on this as well as the tracks "Neighbours" and "Slave." This also features Nicky Hopkins on piano, Jimmy Miller on percussion and Kasper Winding on tambourine.
12/15/2021 03:42 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Running Back
by Thin Lizzy
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Phil Lynott, described in the Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock & Soul as a "brash black musician-poet from Dublin," founded Thin Lizzy in 1969 along with drummer and childhood buddy Brian Downey. Learn more about Lynott and the band: https://musicianguide.com/biographies/1608001677/Thin-Lizzy.html
12/15/2021 03:40 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

This album was the debut album for beloved soul Singer Bobby Womack. He died in 2014 at age 70. Here's a KEXP tribute to this artist: https://www.kexp.org/read/2014/6/27/r-i-p-bobby-womack/
12/15/2021 03:36 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Ladder of Love
by Advertisement
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Seattle based band Advertisement just released the 4-song EP 'Freedom' this past June! https://advertisementband.com/ thisisadvertisement.bandcamp.com/
12/15/2021 03:33 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

-- That's the very talented Shaina Shepherd singing here. Read about KEXP's premiere of this song: https://www.kexp.org/read/2021/11/4/acid-tongue-and-shaina-shepherd-are-suffering-you-kexp-premiere/
12/15/2021 03:29 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
I Cut Like a Buffalo
by The Dead Weather
(60 plays) | (1 fan)

Jack White will perform at Climate Pledge Arena on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022. -- "I Cut Like a Buffalo" is the only song on the Dead Weather's album "Horehound" solely written and sung by Jack White. Don't miss the official video for "I Cut Like a Buffalo, "featuring an old man in a bowler hat, belly dancers holding a buffalo head, and Jack White straight mugging non-stop. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImbW-p4c4gQ
12/15/2021 03:23 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
1000 Deaths
by D'Angelo And The Vanguard
(13 plays) | (0 fans)

D'Angelo's third album was released on this date in 2014! -- “1000 Deaths”" should be interpreted in the album’s context. The album was supposed to be released in 2015, but after the unarmed Michael Brown got shot by a police officer in Ferguson, D'Angelo decided he couldn’t just stand and watch. He and his label RCA spent a month working many all-nighters to be able to finish the album as soon as possible.: https://www.npr.org/transcripts/371419160 The song folds in the old adage about cowards and soldiers into a word about guns, fear and desperation, and contains a message similar to the 1964 speech, "By Any Means Necessary," by Malcom X. Here are the lyrics: https://genius.com/Dangelo-and-the-vanguard-1000-deaths-live-lyrics
12/15/2021 03:14 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
High Fashion
by The Family
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

The Family is a group that was put together by Prince out of the remaining members of The Time when that band broke up in 1984. The group featured The Time drummer Jellybean Johnson and The Time’s Jerome Benton on percussion, while the band’s keyboardist Paul Peterson was appointed lead singer, together with Prince’s then girlfriend Susannah Melvoin (twin sister of Wendy). -- "High Fashion" was written by Prince, but credited to Jerome Benton and Paul Peterson (who sang lead vocals).
12/15/2021 03:10 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Fantasy
by Mr Twin Sister
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

They used to be called merely Twin Sister. they were our guest DJs for Midnight in a Perfect World back in 2018. See their interesting playlist: https://www.kexp.org/read/2018/11/2/midnight-perfect-world-mr-twin-sister/ -- Watch them perform "Fantasy" live at the Pitchfork Music Festival in 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElyEtVzAF9Q
12/15/2021 03:07 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
777
by Silk Sonic
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak came together as Silk Sonic, their project to celebrate the R&B of the 1970s -- Bootsy Collins acts as special host throughout their newest LP, and Thundercat also appears as a guest! Check out their live set from the 2021 Soul Train Awards! https://thegrio.com/2021/11/29/silk-sonic-soul-train-awards-performance/
12/15/2021 03:04 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

Matthew T. Hudgins, known by his stage name XL Middleton, is an American modern G-funk record producer and DJ. He is also a co-founder and co-owner of the record label MoFunk, which releases boogie and funk recordings.: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/xl-middleton-mn0000040134/biography
12/15/2021 03:00 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Be Careful
by KAYTRANADA feat. Thundercat
(29 plays) | (0 fans)

Kaytranada has released the new 'Intimidated' EP. The three-song release includes “Intimidated” (featuring H.E.R.), “Be Careful” (featuring Thundercat), and “$PayforHaiti” (featuring Mach-Hommy). -- Born Louis Kevin Celestin in Haiti, the Montreal, Quebec-raised Kaytranada, a voracious listener, got hooked on DJ'ing and production during his teen years. Early on, as Kaytradamus, he issued a series of digital EPs, albums, and remix compilations. Around 2013, he began to operate as Kaytranada...: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/kaytranada-mn0003306945/biography
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