Playlist- the Don Cornelius Tribute

Last weekend I used playlists to celebrate the career of Don Cornelius, the groundbreaking founder and longtime host of Soul Train, after his untimely death.  By many accounts, the Don was a difficult human being, but a passionate music fan who brought so much black music to the mainstream for the first time.  I tried to pick musicians that DC either hosted on the show, or would have if he’d been hosting the show in the ’90s and ’00s.  Enjoy!

A Peace Of Light 1:50 The Roots How I Got Over

Ain’t No Sunshine 2:03 Bill Withers Best Of Bill Withers: Lean On Me

Everybody Is a Star 3:57 Kamikaze Ground Crew Postcards from the Highwire

Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved [Mono] 7:06 James Brown In The Jungle Groove  Tightrope (feat. Big Boi) 4:49 Janelle Monáe Archandroid

Spank-A-Lee 7:12 Herbie Hancock Thrust

Superstition 4:26 Stevie Wonder Talking Book

Starfish And Coffee 2:51 Prince Sign O’ The Times (Disc 1)

Lighten Up 2:46 Beastie Boys The In Sound From Way Out!

Tell Me Something Good 4:40 Chaka Khan & Rufus The Very Best of Rufus

Better By the Pound Me’Shell Ndegéocello Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape

The Root 6:33 D’Angelo Voodoo

Downtime 5:22 Robert Glasper Trio Double Booked

I’ll Be There 6:34 Ron Miles Blossom

Betcha By Golly, Wow 5:19 Pat Metheny What’s It All About Jazz

One Day I’ll Fly Away 4:19 Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden Jasmine

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