Thru The Branches

The final portion of this week’s proGram had the stars are aligned for a great story:

Tangled Up In You- The Altons
There Was a Time- Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (Live at the Apollo)

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Far Beyond- Lance Ferguson’s Rare Groove Spectrum
The Swagger Junkie- The Filthy Six
Send In The Rain- United Disco Organisation
Funky Thing- United Disco Organisation

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The Fugitive- Jamie and The Numbers
Roots- The Grease Traps
Franklin- Robert Walter
Better Feathers- Robert Walter
A Karmic Equation- Danny Mayer

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Technology- Loud Apartment
Interlude (Somewhere in South London)- MF Robots
Change- MF Robots
Mother Funkin’ Robots (Extended Version)- MF Robots

OuterGlowring

The middle portion of the proGram followed the glow to the sounds:

It’s Alright- GA-20 (live)
All Good Things- Jane Lee Hooker
Good Lookin’- Danko Jones

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Spoonful- Jeffrey Alexander and the Heavy Lidders
Hermits Of The Ridge- Jeffrey Alexander and the Heavy Lidders
They Are Beautiful, They Will Never Die- C.Joynes
Tigers & Lions- C.Joynes

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Floating Against the Night Sky- Los Days Ft. Tommy Guerrero & Josh Lippi
Progress- IDLES

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Milk Symposium- White Manna
Society of Spectacle- Muun Bato
Secolo Breve ● the Short Century- Accordo dei Contrari
Thoughtography // Toughtography- Ghost Rhythms

Glowing Air

The first portion of this week’s proGram took the night’s sky and slept with it until morning:

EMD- Barry Waldrep Ft. Tammy Rogers, John Jorgenson and John Cowan
Pinball King- Loney Hutchins
Hillbilly Ghetto- Loney Hutchins

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Willow Jane- Britton Buchanan
All The Luck In The World- Billy Strings & Circles Around The Sun
Phone Don’t Ring- The Bluesbusters
Ain’t Got That Smile- Scrapomatic
Atlas- King Johnson

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Ridin’ High- Dave Specter
Come To Bed- P.D. Martin

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Big Talk- Jon Spear Band
Tell Mama- Dionne Bennett

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Saw It Coming- Sammy Rae & The Friends

Can’t Leave

Did an extra hour after the reGular show…just couldn’t make like a tree and….:

Badlands Train (Barry Adamson Remix)- Stubbleman
Electricity- Ibibio Sound Machine
Cruise Control (Nightmare On Wax Remix)- Mr. Doris & D-Funk
Swapsies- The Filthy Six

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Crimson Lake- LTTL
Spacecafe- The Deli
Heart of Stone- Sundur Ft. Adam Theis
To the Top- Sundur Ft. Keith Lawrence

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Greatest Of Lights- River Nelson
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Alla a Soudane (Ben Arsenal Remix)- Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul
Tuxedo Connection- Hitomi “Penny” Tohyama

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Time Zone- Una

Go Don’t Leaf

The final part of this week’s proGram had a bunch of everything, including a reminder to be yourself:

Color Blind- The Grease Traps
Gurami- The Diasonics
Yagana- Pigeon
Justify Me- Steven Christie Ft. Joseph Malik & Nicole Cassandra Smit

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Prison Poem- Nikki Giovanni
Poem For A Lady Whose Voice I Like- Nikki Giovanni
Ego Tripping- Nikki Giovanni

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Be Yourself- Divinity Roxx
***pre-recorded conversation with Divinity Roxx***
Just When You Think- Divinity Roxx Ft. The Alphabet Rockers & Bahamadia [Kidz Version]
Feeling Good- Divinity Roxx Ft. FYÜTCH

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It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop- DJ Nu-Mark
Hot In Herre- DJ Nu-Mark Ft. The Traffic
Nagu (Extended Mix)- Sam Redmore
On the One- Sam Redmore Ft. Mr. Auden Allen & Renegade Brass Band

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Worldwide- DJ Abilities
The Badman- DJ Abilities

Still Drankin’

The middle part of the proGram just kept on soaking it in:

Freeway To The Canyon- Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band
Travelin’ Light- Widespread Panic

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How High- The Record Company
Touch Me Like A Teddybear- Tom Rodwell

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greenarrowradio promo- Lauren Anderson
Poor Black Mattie- Little G Weevil (Acoustic, Live)
Do Me Right- The Ragged Roses
Sugar Coated Lovin’- The Ragged Roses
Got To Find A Way- Dave Specter

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Blues On The Ceiling- Mandy Marylane
Sugar Hip Ya Ya- Dionne Bennett
So Put Out- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Love Don’t- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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DER MAGISCHE KRAKEN- Hamburg Spinners
The Good Life- The Super 20
Elephant Head- Alan Evans Trio
Shake- Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers Ft. Melanie Masson & Alan Evans
Wet From The Press- Robert Walter

Drinkin’ It In

The first part of this week’s proGram had that feelin’ of ear-hydration satisfaction:

Avalanche And Landslide- Malcolm MacWatt Ft. Jaimee Harris
The Curse Of Mary McPhee- Malcolm MacWatt Ft. Laura Cantrell

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In Motion- The Freeway Jubilee
Heartbeat Of America- Billy Strings
Borrowed Time- Goodnight, Texas
Devil Don’t Sleep- Nashvillains

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Why You Been Gone So Long- Barry Waldrep Ft. Jimmy Hall
***pre-recorded conversation with Barry Waldrep***
Blue Railroad Train- Barry Waldrep Ft. Marty Raybon
9 Pound Hammer- Barry Weldrep Ft. Pat Simmons

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Hot Poutine- Andrew Gabbard
I Don’t Want To Drive You Away- The Mother Hips

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Peachfuzz- The Pro-Teens

Ready, Set, Go! With Divinity Roxx

This fall brings the release of Ready Set Go!, the energetic debut family album from the internationally acclaimed, award-winning bassist and songwriter, Divinity Roxx, released November 5. Ready Set Go! is a celebration of self-love and positivity specifically designed for kids aged 8 and under. The upbeat and sunny collection features 8 original songs filled with powerful messages that encourage kids to become the best versions of themselves. Divinity made her entrance into the family music scene earlier this year and instantly gained attention with her infectious bass beats & unique approach to meaningful music for kids & families. The lyrics of two of the songs from the album, ‘Happy & Healthy’ (11/15/21) and ‘Me + You,’ (12/1/21) are being released and published as picture books by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, as part of the Company’s ongoing commitment to provide authentic and inclusive books to support family and community engagement. The books are illustrated by NaShantá Fletcher. The mighty Divinity is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, composer, & musician, with three solo albums (Ain’t No Other Way – 2003, The Roxx Boxx Experience – 2012, ImPossible – 2016). In addition to her own work, she is well known for touring and performing with Beyoncé (2006–2011) as her bassist & Musical Director. Her career as a bass-player skyrocketed after attending a bass camp led by the legendary 5 time Grammy award winning bass virtuoso, (and friend of the program Mr. Victor Wooten where she was invited to join him out on tour.

I had the honor of chatting it up with Divinity about this brand new and first time family/kids album. We talked about the timeline of events that got it from seed to flower, the wonderful array of talent she surrounded herself with on the endeavor and most of all, we talked about the reasons why making music for this important demoGraphic, the kids was definitely in her plans for a long while. Divinity is the type of person who gets it, and wants to share it with all of us, but she isn’t about to forget the ones who matter the most. Not only will this music make the kid in all of us shake our parts all over, it will surely strengthen egos, guide others to think of others and mostly…thru it all….BE YOURSELF.

Celebrate Tony Rice With Barry Waldrep

In the era of modern music, describing any artist as the “greatest of all time” can often be met with resistance — if for no other reason than the ever-evolving tastes of both musicians and fans alike — but if the topic is bluegrass guitar players, there’s a universally correct answer to “who’s the best”; the late, great Tony Rice. Rice was unequivocally one of the most influential, inventive, and beloved musicians in all of bluegrass & Americana music, and after he passed away in late 2020, his songs and stylings continue to live on in the droves of musicians he inspired. This year, on the one-year anniversary of Rice’s passing, bluegrass instrumentalist and producer Barry Waldrep will be releasing quite the tribute to Mr. Rice with the 21-song, special-guest laden Barry Waldrep and Friends Celebrate Tony Rice. When looking through Waldrep’s list of friends, its apparent how far Rice’s music reached beyond just bluegrass. Americana greats Rodney Crowell and Jim Lauderdale and Jam-band royalty Warren Haynes and Oteil Burbridge make appearances alongside Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Spooner Oldham and Patrick Simmons & country superstars Vince Gill & Emmylou Harris. And that’s just a fraction of who’s contributed to this celebration of the music of Tony Rice. “Barry Waldrep and Friends Celebrate Tony Rice” will be available everywhere on December 24th.

I had the chance to catch up with Barry Waldrep to talk about someone we both grabbed onto early on in our ear careers. We talk about what is is about Mr. Rice’s ways that attracted us to him. Barry and I spend a whole lot of time dissecting the new album from songs to artists to give an insiders perspective into how this special collection became a reality. It is so clear that an open mind is part of the key to feeling the true impact of Mr. Rice’s music. There should be no boundaries. Our chat is not quite as great as the album – but I think the two go hand to ear or ear to hand. Check out some of the specifics:

Screened Out

The final part of this week’s proGram was in or out or a little of both:

Black And Blue- The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars Ft. Common
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I Dare You (intro)- Terence Blanchard Ft. Turtle Island Quartet)
I Dare You- Terence Blanchard Ft. The E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet
When It Was Now- Terence Blanchard Ft. The E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet
Gotta Love Again (Kaidi Tatham Remix)- Marcos Valle/Adrian Younge/Ali Shaheed Muhammad

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Noche De Cha Cha- Los Asesinos
Despedida: Ensayo Sileencio- Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

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Aquarius- Itai Kriss
Aries- Itai Kriss
Soul Dancing- Joey DeFrancesco

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Conspiracy Of Things-Craig Taborn (Live at Konzerthaus, Wien / 2020)
Adelic Penguins- Ryuichi Sakamoto
Dick For Brains- Mike Pride
America’s So Straight- Mike Pride

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Dorug-Daiym- KHOOMEI BEAT

Ingredient

The middle portion of this week’s proGram had many, but this is some:

Erroll’s Theme- Erroll Garner (live)
Bernie’s Theme- Erroll Garner (live)
Nigeria- Don Cherry
The Ambassador from Greenland- Don Cherry

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Second Thoughts- Richie Goods & The Goods Project Ft. Jean Baylor
Billy’S Dilemma- Graham Dechter
Seesaw March- Mareike Wiening

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Liftoff to Event Horizon- Brent Fischer Orchestra
Bazaar- Brent Fischer Orchestra
Garden- Brent Fischer Orchestra

Looked Out

The first part of this week’s proGram had it’s jazzed up eyes and ears on:

Tea For Two- Miki Yamanaka
Somalia- The Cookers
Unsquare Dance- Mark Zaleski Band

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24/7- Alex Brown
Kayla- Ben Tiberio
Caladesi- Brian Hudson

Peace- Abdullah Ibrahim
Ballyhoo- Grant Richards
RonJackRuba- Gonzalo Rubalcaba w/Ron Carter & Jack DeJohnette
Not Ethiopia- Charged Particles Ft. Tod Dickow (live)

Got My S’Ears On

The final part of this week’s proGram put the ears to the tests:

Lend Me Your Car- The Crab Corporation Ft. Andrea Prodan
Rise Again- Laura Rain and the Caesars
A Love Like You- Craig Waters and the Flood
Mr. Shmingle Bangle- The Filthy Six

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Open Air- Android Trio
Miscellany B- Android Trio
Secular Athletes- Android Trio

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Hung Up- The Ed Palermo Big Band
I Hate Everybody- The Ed Palermo Big Band
Tobacco Road- The Ed Palermo Big Band

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The Immortal Coil- Red Kite

Filled In The Blanks

The mid-part of this week’s proGram had a lot of answers filled in all toGether.

Bad Betty- Joe Louis Walker
***pre-recorded conversation with Joe Louis Walker***
Lady In Red- Joe Louis Walker Ft. Bette Smith
Werewolves Of London- Joe Louis Walker Ft. Waddy Wachtel

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Honey In The Morning- Sean Rowe
Me & Queen Sylvia- Jonathan Rice
Small Town- Tom Rodwell

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Mr. PC- The Derek Trucks Band
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Black Creek- Chris Pyle
***pre-recorded conversation with Artimus Pyle***
Call Me The Breeze- Pat Travers
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At The End Or Beginning- Marco Benevento
This Is Halloween- Elephant Wrecking Ball

The Hood Alive

The first part of this week’s proGram took a walk thru the neighborhood:

Beneath the Skye the Water Is Wide- Mike Mullins
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Welfare Chet- Joshua Ray Walker
Briggs Hop Light Hornpipe Medley- Nora Brown Ft. Blind Boy Paxton
Shake Me- Bishop Albert Harrison & The Gospel Tones
Somewhere To Lay My Head- Johnny Ray Daniels
She Knows What To Do- Stacy Mitchhart

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Love Potion Number 9- Erika Grapes
Lava Lamp Pisco- Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Lips- Thunderpaw
Get Humble- Handsome Jack
Dirty Camaro- Zachary Williams

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greenarrowradio promo- Diane Durrett
Everyday I Have the Blues- Tony Holiday Ft. Lurrie Bell
She’s Tuff- Tony Holiday Ft. Victor Wainwright
Tryin’ Tah Find- Guitar Jack Wargo

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Go Away Satan- JD Simo
Devil Is Always Watching- JD Simo

Morning Gleam

Did a little extra hour fill-in for Rob Roberts’ The Morning Show and hopefully we took care of good feelings and homecominG pump ups:

Sister Mary- Taj Weekes
Rights- Christos DC
Years I Dubbed- Dubinator Ft. Doug Wimbish
Chega Mais- Céu
Forward Progression II- Theon Cross

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Everybody Everybody- DJ Nu-Mark Ft. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Take Me Back (Rockmaster and the Boys Remix)- Sunday Slim
Cruise Control (Nightmare On Wax Dub)- Mr. Doris & D-Funk

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Journey To The Crystal Tomb- Hiatus Kaiyote
Canopic Jar- Hiatus Kaiyote
Welcome- Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise
Cycle- Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise
Melody Of The Land- Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise

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Açai- Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 w/BBC National Orchestra Of Wales
Access Point- Nate Mercereau
…I’ve Always Been Here- Nate Mercereau

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Around the World- Fortunate Youth Ft. Mellow Mood
Burning With You- Fortunate Youth
Groovin’- Fortuntate Youth Ft. Iya Terra

Street Survivors with Artimus Pyle

44 years ago this past October 2oth, the music world endured one of the greatest tragedies in its history when a Convair CV-240 passenger plane carrying several members of Southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, including founding member and vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, crashed into the woods near Gillsburg, Mississippi, killing six including Van Zant. The event has been memorialized in both song as well as in the hearts and minds of music fans the world over. Most recently, this singularly devastating accident was dramatized on film in a full-length feature Street Survivors: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash. Told from the perspective of Skynyrd drummer, Artimus Pyle, who not only survived the crash but helped rescue other members from the wreckage, the movie is a powerful testament to enduring legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd and all that the band had to overcome in its incredible career. The accompanying soundtrack to the film converts the inspiring true story into musical form, taking selections of the film’s orchestral score and blending it with original music inspired by Skynyrd with guest appearances by Pyle as well as blues rock legend Pat Travers. Artimus was the drummer in the band’s classic lineup at the height of the band’s fame in the 1970, performing in the band from 1974 to 1977 and again from 1987 to 1991. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member in 2006. Artimus is considered a hero in the sense that after the crash, although injured himself, he pulled the remaining survivors out of the wreck and somehow was able to walk to a nearby farmhouse and secure help for his injured bandmates. He currently tours with the Artimus Pyle Band, a rockin’ crew that plays both original music and note-for-note versions of Skynyrd classics in the true spirit of the classic 70s lineup.

I had the complete honor and pleasure to get together with Artimus Pyle for a chat about this tragic event that changed the landscape of rock and roll…heck, let’s not limit it….the landscape of music. We talk about the day of the events, the deep honor of the man (Ronnie Van Zant) and his ability to write hit records with songs that will withstand whatever we humans can throw at it. While talking about the music, we discuss what his band, Artimus Pyle Band does to honor the Skynyrd family while moving the music forward We got into the making of the Street Survivors movie and soundtrack and how Artimus doesn’t get a single penny from either. Cleopatra Records & Films released Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash that depicts Pyle’s memories of the before and aftermath of the crash back in October of 2020. Artimus wrote the outline of the story that was made into the film. Cleopatra Records also released a soundtrack to the film that features performances by two of his sons: Marshall & Chris. I am here to help with the “reboot” of this project as the COVID world has certainly caused many to miss the original release. After spending time with Artimus and hearing about this tale many of us think we know about, getting deeper insights shared by him into him, as a person to be in awe over and well, frankly, there so much in this chat my words cannot touch it. But, listen for the part about Dolly Parton when you get in there – there’s so much cool here for you.

You can purchase the Street Survivors: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash film here.

Stream or download the film soundtrack here:

Eclectic Electric With Joe Louis Walker

Friend of the proGram Joe Louis Walker is one of the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is a four-time Blues Music Award winner and 2013 Blues Hall of Fame inductee who has appeared on multiple Grammy-winning albums. He is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers—a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. The New York Times raves, “Walker is a singer with a Cadillac of a voice. He delivers no-nonsense, gutsy blues. His guitar solos are fast, wiry and incisive, moaning with bluesy despair.” Rolling Stone simply calls him “ferocious.” And Billboard writes: “His playing blows all over the map…gutbucket blues, joyous gospel, Rolling Stones-style rock crunch, and aching R&B. Walker’s guitar playing is fine and fierce.” Joe won the 2016 Blues Foundation Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year award at the Blues Foundation Awards ceremony in Memphis. The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded blues music performers. The annual Blues Music Awards ceremony is the premier event for blues professionals, musicians, and fans from all over the world.

I had the opportunity and pleasure to catch back up with Joe as he is set to release a brand new album on November 12th on Cleopatra Recordss titled “Eclectic Electric”. We spend some time talking about the songs and the guests and how people close to him kinda like to hear the way he spins the classics. We dissect a couple of the tunes so you know how they went down, like you were there yourself and we spend some time talking about our mutual pal, Bette Smith‘s work not only on the album, but perhaps a little more down the line as well. When you listen to Joe Louis Walker tell you about it….there is no wonder why he has been successful at doing what he does..it’s him.

Rosey Perspective

The final portion of this week’s proGram got under the rise to take a peek:

Good Times (Roll On)- Fortunate Youth
The Situation- Fortunate Youth
Riddim Rydah- Fortunate Youth Ft. Skillinjah & Dread Kennedy
I Shall Be Released- Keith Hudson

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Bang Bang- Taj Weekes Ft. Big Mountain Quino
**pre-recorded conversation with Taj Weekes**
March Of The Silent- Taj Weekes
Crisis- Taj Weekes

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Goa- Swamp Tooth
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Shine- Robert Glasper ft. D Smoke & Tiffany Gouché
Dharma Bums- Kurt Elling Ft. Charlie Hunter
SuperBlue- Kurt Elling Ft. Charlie Hunter