Sunday, 10 November 2013

History Homework November 2013 Playlist

An entire year has all but elapsed since we launched this blog. In honour of the milestone, we're penning the next chapter in what we hope to will prove to be our illustrious history.

To thank you, our loyal readers, for nurturing us through our infancy, we're inaugurating two monthly mix segments.

(And owing to a new external sound card they won't sound as anaemic as our previous mixes!)

So without further adieu, let me introduce the first of our newfangled mixes.

History Homework is a wittingly eclectic playlist designed to feature the sounds we savour most dearly at History Homeroom. They'll be chock-full of enduring tunes worthy of staying up late to study and worthy of committing to memory. We're taking to heart what Confucius say: "Study the past if you would define the future."

This month's playlist starts with some electronic afro-funk from Nigeria courtesy of William Onyeabor. Luaka Bop just release a three LP compilation of his work and it is blowing up, worldwide! Everyone's feel it and I guarantee you will, too.  From afrobeat we ease into some psychedelic soul, then a lil' aphrodisiac midnight jazz, rounded off with the abstract boom bap.

William Onyeabor - Body and Soul [Luaka Bop]
Buari - Advice From Father [RCA]
African Music Machine - Never Name A Baby (Before It's Born) [Soul Power]
Cymande - Dove [Janus Records]
Dr John The Night Tripper - Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya [Atco]
Monophonics - Temptation [Ubiquity]
Shamrock - Shamrock [Blake Company Records]
Ronnie Laws - Nothing to Lose [Blue Note]
Bennie Maupin - Quasar [Mercury]
Jamiroquai - Too Young To Die [Sony]
Dexter Wansel - Theme From The Planets [Philadelphia International]
Lonnie Smith - Babbitt's Other Song [Lester Radio Corporation]
Patrice Rushen - Music Of The Earth [Elektra]
Dj Day - Ode To A Friend [Piecelock 70]
Mos Def - May-December [Rawkus]
Brenk - Don't Stop [Melting Pot]

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Stay locked for our guest deejay mix coming later this month. November's Substitute Teacher is none other than the host of Bruckbeat Radio and the man behind those real swell Shindig parties, Dj Splattermonkey (Y'All)!

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