April 17, 2009

Everybody Loves the Sunshine

When Nina Simone sings “O-o-h child, things are going to get easier,” I get a little worried and confused. Her voice offers an unnerving concern that she might be lying just to make us all feel better. But, ironically, it doesn't get any better than this. This tune might have been the highlight for this Wednesday, but there were some other important contenders this week, with help from the amazing Fleamarket Funk:

- The First Cut Is The Deepest was the dope reggae cover from Barbara Jones, right up front
- The 5th Dimension's California Soul
- Yolanda, by Joe Bravo
- Johnny Otis' 45, Country Girl
- What Can You Bring Me, by Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Band
- Canned Funk, by Joe Farrell
- This Rage Against the Machine cover of Killing (45 Mix), by The Apples
- Double Dutch, from The Keystones
- Freeman King, Brass Monkey

All great tunes, but here are the big guns, a few that should have gone into the Spring Mixtape, but didn't:

- I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More, Baby, by Kellee Patterson
- Uno Esta, Bobbi Humphrey
- Everybody Loves the Sunshine, Roy Ayers

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