Songs I Wish i Could Play When Im DJing…

…sounds crazy, but, err, um, ahhh, down South where i hail, if it doesnt have that bottom or if it’s not “familiar neo soul” you’re likely to lose your weekly gig.

One song I’ve loved since I first heard it on VH1 Soul is Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Fight Outta You from their Lifeline album. Recorded and mixed over 7 days after a 9 month tour engagement with no computers or pro-tools, they deliver an offering thats great for a night of solitude or a getaway for two. You’ll enjoy this simple affirmation, though, that Ben Harper sings to funky keys, pounding drums and, of course, his guitar.

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Fight Outta You


Next up, is another track I’m thankful to VH1 Soul for, “I’ll Be Waiting”. Waiting is the lead single from Lenny Kravitz’s upcoming (2-12-2008) album Time For A Love Revolution and is a slight return to his 1992 album,”Mama Said.” The song begins with a simple piano lead in, and is swiftly followed by drums and Lenny crooning. A guitar driven love ballad, Lisa Bonet look out!!!

Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting

I may actually have an opportunity to play songs such as these in Bham though, and not lose my residency. There’s a new event that’s coming together as i write this blog, The Latte Lounge. More details to come…

Erykah Badu’s album, New Amerykah, out 2-26-2008

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