I think we have at least one track from each of the albums mentioned so far, but I'm a little surprised by how exclusively contemporary these selections are. We play new stuff, but mix it up with lots of old blues, jazz, South American music, soul/funk music, etc. Our goal is to have music that appeals equally to the elderly and to young art students. So here are some other albums I'd like to toss in:
The Meters, Look-ka Py Py
Tom Ze, anything
Various, the Soul of Black Peru
Mississippi John Hurt, 1928 Sessions
Various, the Nuyorican Funk Experience (possibly the greatest compilation since Beleza Tropical)
i think ladytron is pretty much the perfect music, their new album is spectacular- and great for shops.
i also play alot of
tegan and sara
she & him
shiny toy guns
squirrel nut zippers
the vincent black shadow
and the yeah yeah yeahs
I should also add Matt Costa and Jack Johnson, but not his newest cd, Sleep Through The Static. That cd sucked. Eisley's music is great for coffeehouses. As far as Bjork, I like her, but other people either like her or hate her voice.
Ravens & Chimes. Haven't been able to stop listening to their disk, Reichenbach Falls. They're being compared to a smaller membered version of the Arcade Fire. I disagree with the comparison, but maybe that'll spark your interest as it did mine.
2 dylan albums: desire and freewheelin
nightmares on wax
ethan daniel davidson
neil young - decades
sly and robbie
ok, enough, i could easily keep going, but a good mix is essential
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