Martha & The Vandellas – Heatwave

It doesn’t get much more Motown than this epic Holland-Dozier-Holland tune.

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Gigi – Mother Is Sent Away

Powerful Ethiopian music!

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Dark Tranquillity – Misery’s Crown

The Gothenburg metal scene has truly created its own sound and Dark Tranquillity surely stand tall as one of the bands who started it all and who still produce great stuff.

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Holy Ghost – Wait And See

What a bass sound, what an amazing energy!

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Beirut – Nantes

Very nice indie-world-music mix from Zach Condon and his Beirut.

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Roshinha de Valencia – Summertime

Possibly one of the most often recorded songs of all time (?), Gerschwin’s signature tune from Porgy & Bess.

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Nina Simone – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Billy Taylor said this of the song that he co-wrote with Dick Dallas and which was made famous by Nina Simone a few years later:

I wrote this song, perhaps my best-known composition, for my daughter Kim. This is one of the best renditions I’ve done, because it is very spiritual.

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