Album 1 Track 1 - Episode 3
One of the interesting things I've discovered in putting this mixtape series together is the differences between the rockers and the R&B crowd when it comes to their first musical moments.
Rock & Roll artists and punk rockers are all about that emotional outburst. Think about Little Richard belting out Tutti Fruiti or The Ramones playing the Blitzkrieg Bop. These songs are pure adrenaline.
R&B artists are different. They focus on throwing down a mean groove. In this mix, you will here some great opening long-play moments by artists like Billy Preston, The Commodores, and Booker T. & The MGs. They are all about the groove.
This mix also contains fantastic rock artists whose music is deeply connected to R&B. This includes The Who, The Rolling Stones, and The Jam.
And then there is James Brown...
Here is the playlist:
Slinky! by Link Wray & The Wraymen
Out In The Street by The Who
Green Onions by Booker T. & The MG's
Please, Please, Please by James Brown
Art School by The Jam
Route 66 by The Rolling Stones
Keep It To Myself by Buddy Guy
(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go by Curtis Mayfield
Hold On by Alabama Shakes
I'm Jealous by Ike & Tina Turner
Greazee by Billy Preston
Help Somebody by Earth Wind & Fire
Machine Gun by The Commodores
Do It Good by KC & The Sunshine Band
And in case you need to catch up, here are the first two episodes of Album 1 Track 1:
Wait, there's more !!! You can catch all of my other mixtape on my MixCloud page.