My WRFB Playlist–May 11, 2010

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Good stuff last night!  Thanks to all of you who joined us for the second WRFB broadcast. 

Given the recent passing of icon Lena Horne, I thought it was only fitting to kick things off with something from her. I then moved into another legendary diva, Ms. Betty Davis. And just so you understand that everything isn’t going to be straight ahead grooves, I put together a 3-song arc of slightly more abstract songs, work from Tyondai Braxton, Flying Lotus and bringing things back around with an ethereal tune from St. Louis-based Tenderhead aka Shena Verrett.

Jumped over to ATL to hear from theDOLLDAZE then to another legend, the late, great qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. And lest anyone think I forgot the rock during the hour, I had Brooklyn’s Game Rebellion, London’s Sabatta and Connecticut faves The Smyrk hold it down. I closed out my set with fellow WRFB host Shelley Nicole, just so folks could be crystal clear that she can bring it, not just on the air, but also onstage.

Anyway, here’s the playlist (song/artist/album):

Someone to Watch Over Me     Lena Horne     Lena Horne Greatest Hits
Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes    Betty Davis    Betty Davis
Uffe’s Workshop    Tyondai Braxton    Central Market
. . And the World Laughs With You (feat. Thom Yorke)    Flying Lotus    Cosmogramma
Tether        Tenderhead        Ooze
the HARD WAY    theDOLLDAZE    ACID REPORT: the missing peace
Sweet Pain         Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brookls    Night Song
2012        Game Rebellion     Sounds Like A Riiot
Raw        Sabatta    Emperor’s New Clothes
The Ballad of Fletcher Reede    The Smyrk    Boldaslove.us presents Fire In The Dark
Box        Shelley Nicole’s blaKbushe    The Quick & Dirty EP

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