Lou Rawls R.I.P. (1935-2006)

Lou Rawls R.I.P. (1935-2006):
One of the founders of soul music, Lou Rawls excelled at everything from jazz and blues to disco smashes.
1. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Lou Rawls
2. Your Good Thing (Is About To End) – Lou Rawls
3. Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing – Lou Rawls
4. Lady Love – Lou Rawls
5. You’Ve Made Me So Very Happy – Lou Rawls
6. God Bless The Child – Lou Rawls
7. Southside Blues,Tobacco Road – Lou Rawls
8. I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water – Lou Rawls
9. Pure Imagination – Lou Rawls
10. I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town – Lou Rawls
11. Street Of Dreams – Lou Rawls
12. Scotch & Soda – Lou Rawls
13. Natural Man – Lou Rawls
14. St. James Infirmary – Lou Rawls
15. Hang Ups – Lou Rawls
16. Summertime – Lou Rawls
17. A Street Corner Hustler’s Blues,World of Trouble – Lou Rawls
18. What Makes The Ending So Sad – Lou Rawls
19. Evil – Lou Rawls
20. Any Day Now – Lou Rawls
21. I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues – Lou Rawls
22. Dont’ Let Me Be Misunderstood – Lou Rawls
23. Down Here On the Ground – Lou Rawls
24. This Bitter Earth – Lou Rawls
25. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) – Lou Rawls

People Unclear on the Concept

The Globe Magazine has an article about my neighborhood, Jamaica Plain. Unfortunately, the author’s thrust seems to be that Jamaica Plain is a nice, colorful neighborhood with lots of Mom-and-Pop stores and a diverse population, but it would be just *perfect* if it had a Gap and a Starbucks and maybe a Barnes and Noble. Ugh.

All American Rejects’ Mix

All American Rejects’ Mix:
The punk-poppers deliver a cohesive playlist that hints that they grew up on dad’s record collection.
1. Promises – Def Leppard
2. Born To Be My Baby – Bon Jovi
3. Jailbreak – Thin Lizzy
4. Fallen Angel – Poison
5. Stuck With You – Huey Lewis and the News
6. 66 – Afghan Whigs
7. Every Picture Tells A Story – Rod Stewart
8. Caught In A Dream – Tesla
9. No Son Of Mine – Genesis
10. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
11. Happy Song – The Nixons
12. My Way – Butch Walker
13. Your Love – The Outfield
14. Somebody To Love – Queen
15. Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears for Fears

2005: The Year In Hip-Hop (Explicit)

2005: The Year In Hip-Hop (Explicit):
Houston blew up, Fiddy and Kanye continued to reign, and the underground surged forward. Here’s the Best Hip-Hop of 2005.
1. Lovin’ It (feat. Joe Scudda) (Explicit Versiont) – Little Brother
2. Sittin’ Sidewayz (Featuring Big Pokey) (Explicit Album Version) – Paul Wall
3. Real People (Album Version (Explicit)) – Common
4. Ni**a Gotta Hustle It Up – Daz Dillinger
5. Still Tippin’ – Mike Jones feat. Slim Thug and Paul Wall
6. We Major (Album Version (Explicit)) – Kanye West
7. Position Of Power – 50 Cent
8. Advance Pawns (Album Version (Explicit)) – DJ Muggs Vs. GZA
9. The Game – Tragedy Khadafi
10. Closer – Quasimoto feat. Madvillain
11. Between The Lines – Big Pooh
12. Real Nillaz – Mathematics
13. City of Gods – Az
14. Have A Good Life – Sadat X
15. Kumbuka Watu Penda Pesa (Part 1) – Count Bass D
16. Poppin’ My Collar – Three 6 Mafia
17. Toolz of the Trade – Smif-N-Wessun
18. Night Lights (DJ Real Remix) – Time Machine
19. Dredio – Mac Dre and Mac Mall featuring E-40
20. We Not Hiring – Infinito
21. Can’t Hold On – Med
22. First Heat – Fat Lip

Happy New Year 2006

Happy New Year 2006:
1. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Ella Fitzgerald
2. Auld Lang Syne – Bobby Womack
3. After Midnight – Eric Clapton
4. Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
5. Hi-Heel Sneakers – Elvis Presley
6. Chicken Payback – A Band of Bees
7. Got My Mojo Working – Jimmy Smith
8. Blossom – Komeda
9. Love Train – The O’Jays
10. The New Year – Death Cab For Cutie
11. Take It Easy My Brother Charlie – Jorge Gil
12. Hikky-Burr – Quincy Jones/Bill Cosby
13. IHOP – Luna
14. Let’s Go To Bed – Ivy
15. Next Year, Baby – Jamie Cullum