The RMAF 2018 Playlist

My favorite pre-show prep is picking a bunch of music to stick on a USB stick with the hopes of hearing some, or all, of it at RMAF. The songs I pick are not “test tracks” in the audiophile sense, i.e. tracks used to test various aspects of reproduction, rather the songs I pick are songs I really like listening to. You know, a true play list.

My RMAF 2018 Play List

Artist, “Song” (Album)

Archie Shepp, “Sophisticated Lady” (Blasé)
Ashley Paul, “Never Take” (Line In The Clouds)

Billie Holiday, “Strange Fruit” (Lady Sings The Blues)
Bruce Springsteen, “Used Cars” (Nebraska)
Cecilia, “Liber” (Adoration)
DJ Logic, “Miles Away” (The Anomaly)

Jimi Hendrix, “If 6 Was 9”  (Axis: Bold As Love)
Jimmy Cliff, “Many Rivers To Cross” (The Harder They Come)
Jordi Savall, “Lachrimae Caravaggio: Planctus Caravaggio” (Pro Pacem)
Last Exit, “Voice Of A Skin Hanger” (Last Exit)
Marc Ribot / Ceramic Dog, “Midost” (Party Intellectuals)

Max Roach, “Driva’man” (We Insist! Freedom Now Suite)
Milt Jackson, “Misterioso (Alternate Take)” (Milt Jackson)
Nina Simone, “Feeling Good” (I Put A Spell On You)
Ora Iso, “Wicked Gain” (Image Certifies)
Parliament, “Flash Light” (Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome)
Ron Carter, “Tenderly (feat. Eric-Dolphy & Booker Little) [Bonus Track]” (Where?)
Ry Cooder / Harry Dean Stanton, “Cancion Mixteca” (Paris, Texas Soundtrack)
Smerz, “Have Fun” (Have Fun)

Sonic Youth, “Flower” (Bad Moon Rising)

Sonic Youth, “Youth Against Fascism” (Dirty)
The Rolling Stones, “Lady Jane” (Flowers)
Tirzah, “Devotion” (Devotion)