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Happy Music Monday! Today Scott's making a playlist to help you through a wonderful warm Spring day. Open a window, turn up the speakers, and enjoy. He certainly will.

Nina Simone - Sinnerman

 

The music of the great Nina Simone speaks for itself, really. The vocals are just as passionate as the piano. It's a lovely song full of energy that's just MADE for the light. And what chases away sin better than a beam of light?

It won't get any better than that, but it'll certainly stay just as good. See you after the jump!

Miles Davis - It Could Happen To You

 

Not quite as intense as Ms. Simone, this is still a lovely song for a sunny day full of, well, relaxin'. Ain't much more to say.

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Lush Life

 

From one of my favorite albums EVER. Perfect for a sunset on those days you don't have to wear a jacket.

Frank Sinatra - When Your Lover Has Gone

 

Heartbreak is terrible for the singer, but it always brings the listener some amazing songs. In my opinion, Sinatra always sounds best on a warm Spring night.

Sathima Bea Benjamin - Solitude

 

And in the moonlight? Well, something gentle and compelling is best. Just listen to that voice and let any remaining troubles just melt into the floor. Heart, heart, heart.

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mossygreen


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I know that 1) this is a different direction than you have chosen and 2) (relatedly) it's a lot like standing in an elevator or being on hold, but I give you:

George Benson, Breezin'

Heard it on one of the college radio stations the other day when the weather was appropriate for driving with the windows open, and it felt right.

miken927


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Spring means leaving your special someone for the summer:


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strawhousepig


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Can't go wrong with George Benson, Mossy.


YouTube - Hugh Masekela - Grazing in the Grass 1968

Yeah, I'm a pleb, sosumi.

mossygreen


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So, everybody hates jazz? Or Scott's choices were so spot-on that people are intimidated?

strawhousepig


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mossygreen wrote:So, everybody hates jazz?



Pmuch.

Although hate may be a bit harsh. Really the only other straight jazz tune I listen to is Cantaloupe Island.

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Scott just made me love toow even more! Strong start with the High Priestess' Masterpiece but once I've listened to all 10 mins of Sinnerman, I've got to hear it again and then go on to some more Nina (The Great Show Live in Paris/Live at Ronnie Scott's)

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dakillabee wrote:once I've listened to all 10 mins of Sinnerman, I've got to hear it again



I have that "problem" often myself.

Also you might like to know that whenever I play Nina Simone records at home, our dog and cat come in and relax so they can listen too. She's JUST THAT GOOD.

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

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mossygreen wrote:So, everybody hates jazz? Or Scott's choices were so spot-on that people are intimidated?



Well, 'jazz' can mean the music, but it can also mean 'stuff', like, "woot sells computers, tablets, and that kinda jazz".

Keep on truckin'.


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