The Upside: Glorious 02.27.19

In honor of Black History Month, I'm playing music by black (mostly American) women and nonbinary performers and musicians. I've got tracks from some of the greats such as Aretha, Whitney, and Beyoncé, and I'm playing some of my current favorite artists, including Janelle Monàe, Santigold, and new-to-me Angel Haze.

In short, I'm playing two hours of music that will move your feet and stir your soul.

  • 8:59am I Feel Love - Edit by Donna Summer on Summer: The Original Hits (UMG Recordings, Inc.)
  • 9:03am Black Gold by Esperanza Spalding on Radio Music Society (Heads Up)
  • 9:08am Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin on Young, Gifted, and Black (Atlantic)
  • 9:11am See-Line Woman by Nina Simone on Broadway - Blues - Ballads (The Verve Music Group)
  • 9:15am The Keepers by Santigold on Master of My Make-Believe (Atlantic)
  • 9:18am HEAVN by Jamila Woods on HEAVN (Jagjaguwar/Closed Sessions)
  • 9:22am Cranes in the Sky by Solange on A Seat at the Table (Columbia Records)
  • 9:27am Heart of a Pessimist by be steadwell on Queer Love Songs (be steadwell)
  • 9:31am Black Myself by Our Native Daughters on Black Myself (Smithsonian Folkways)
  • 9:35am Hound Dog by Big Mama Thornton on Ball And Chain (Arhoolie Productions)
  • 9:37am To Zion by Ms. Lauren Hill on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Columbia)
  • 9:42am Golden by Jill Scott on Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol. 2 (Hidden Branch Records)
  • 9:48am Red Clay by Charlotte Dos Santos on Cleo (Fresh Selects)
  • 9:50am It's Not Right But It's Okay by Whitney Houston on My Love Is Your Love (Arista)
  • 9:54am Warrior (from A Wrinkle in Time) by Chloe x Halle on The Kids Are Alright (Parkwood Entertainment/columbia records)
  • 9:58am Free Room (feat. Appleby) by Ravyn Lenae, Appleby on Moon Shoes EP (Atlantic Recording Corp)
  • 10:02am Deep Sea Diver by Angel Haze on Dirty Gold (Deluxe) (Universal Island Records)
  • 10:08am Fast FWDing by Shirlette Ammons on Twilight for Gladys Bentley (Springstoff)
  • 10:11am Up Above My Head, I Hear Music in the Air by Sister Rosetta Tharpe on Guitar Women, Vol. 2 (All About Jazz)
  • 10:14am Feel the Need by Eryn Allen Kane on Feel the Need (Eryn Allen Kane)
  • 10:17am Dance by ESG on Come Away with Esg (Moody Records)
  • 10:23am Americans [Clean] by Janelle Monáe on Dirty Computer [Clean] (Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland)
  • 10:27am Keisha Complexion [Clean] by Shea Diamond on Keisha Complexion (Asylum Worldwide LLC)
  • 10:31am My Nutmeg Phantasy by Macy Gray, Angie Stone, Mos Def on the id (Sony Music Entertainment)
  • 10:36am Nutbush City Limits by Tina + Ike Turner on Tina! (Capitol Records)
  • 10:43am Think (About It) by Lynn Collins on James Browns Funky People Vol. 2 (Universal Records)
  • 10:46am Love Hangover by Diana Ross on Greatest Hits (Motown)
  • 10:50am Rhythm Nation by Janet Jackson on Rhythm Nation 1814 (A&M Records)
  • 10:55am Freedom by Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar on Lemonade (Sony BMG)
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