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Episode 78 – Covered

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Episode 78 - Covered

Episode 78 – Covered

Cover Songs are a lot like coffee. If made poorly and with bad product then it’s warm brown sludge that I want nothing to do with – however, when made properly with fresh ground goodness everything around me becomes sharpened and turned for the good. The satisfaction of a well made cup of coffee is similar to that of  good cover song. It depends who’s covering who and what the song actually is, for sure – but how they’re covering is most important. You don’t want anything too rote from the coveree, an ideal cover will give a knowing nod to the original as the artist imparts his own style & self into it. The songs played in Episode 78 first aired on WEMF Radio, and are all covers that perk me up like a sensible cup of joe – I hope you feel similarly sharpened as well.

1. Minutemen – Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (3-Way Tie for Last – 1985)
2. Uncle Tupelo – I Wanna Be Your Dog (I Wanna Be Your Dog 7″ – 2013)
3. Chauncey – Suffragette City (Live EP – 2003)
4. The Pets – Este Es El Fin (The Pets – 1968)
5. Otis Redding – [I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction (Otis Blue – 1965)
6. Townes Van Zandt – Dead Flowers (Roadsongs – 1994)
7. Jimi Hendrix – Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Hendrix In The West – 1972)
8. Stereophonics – Don’t Let Me Down (I Am Sam – 2001)
9. Esso Steel Band – My Sweet Lord (Front Street – 1970)
10. Jah Malla – Bad Moon Rising (Jah Malla – 1981)
11. Toots & The Maytals – Take Me Home Country Roads (Funky Kingdom – 1973)
12. Don Sornrabeab – Mao [Drunk] (Thai Funk Volume 2 – 2011)
13. The Black Seeds – Black Magic Woman (The Black Seeds – The Sound Trek – 1972)
14. Hugh Masekela – I Just Wasn’t Meant For These Times (Hugh Masekela’s Latest – 1987)
15. The Standells – Sunny Afternoon (Dirty Water – 1966)
16. Condo Fucks – With A Girl Like You (Fuckbook – 2009)
17. Sneakers – Let’s Live For Today (Sneakers – 1976)
18. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Av Club Undercover – 2010)
19. Mastodon – A Spoonful Weighs A Ton (A Spoonful Weighs A Ton 7″ – 2012)
20. Jay Reatard – Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (R.I.P.  Jay – 2010)
21. Sonic Youth – No Garage (Hang Them All / No Garage 7″ – 2009)
22. Beck – Green Light (Pay No Mind / Green Light 7″ – 2009)
23. The Jesus and Mary Chain – My Girl (Peel Sessions – 2000)
24. Thievery Corporation – Light My Fire (Sounds From The Verve Hi-Fi – 2001)
25. Low – Stay (Stay/Novacane – 2013)
26. Atlas Sound – Freak Train (Bedroom Databank Vol. 1  – 2010)
27. WAVVES – Hybrid Moments (nathan williams’s Album – 2012)
28. Brick Mower – Exit Flagger (Box Turtle flexi 7”  – 2010)
29. Soundgarden – Girl U Want (Superunknown: The Singles – 2014)
30. Ryan Adams – Wonderwall (Bristol Flyer; England – 2000)

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Episode 77 – Mom Rock

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Episode 77 - Mom Rock

Episode 77 – Mom Rock

Mother’s Day has been a bummer day for me since my Ma’ passed away in 2007. It’s nice to remember and honor her memory, but it’s tough on Mother’s Day, especially on Social Media, where digital walls are plastered with images of friends and their still around Moms. That’s all changed now with the birth of my Son Dylan, as I get to celebrate from a new angle, giving thanks to my wonderful Wife Jeannine who’s a phenomenal Mom. This episode is first and foremost dedicated to her, as well as to my Ma’s memory. Each track contains either “Mother” – “Momma” – or “Mom”. Here’s to Mom’s, Mom’s Rock.

1. Those Darlins – Mama’s Heart (Those Darlins – 2009)
2. The Beatles – Mother Nature’s Son (Anthology 3 – 1996)
3. Daniel Johnston – Mother Mom Said (Don’t Be Scared – 1982)
4. The Mothers Of Invention – Motherly Love (Freak Out! – 1966)
5. The Rolling Stones – Mother’s Little Helper (Forty Licks – 1966)
6. Hubert Lee – Hey Mama (Studio One – Sales Conference Vol. 1 – 1979)
7. Meat Puppets – Mother American Marshmallow (Up On The Sun – 1985)
8. Mozes And The Firstborn – What’s Wrong Momma (Mozes And The Firstborn – 2014)
9. The Flaming Lips – Five Stop Mother Superior Rain (The Day They Shot A Hole In The Jesus Egg: The Priest Driven Ambulance Album, Demos And Outtakes 1989-1991 – 2002)
10. James Brown – Mothern Popcorn (Mothern Popcorn – 1969)
11. Stephen Malkmus – Mama (Face The Truth – 2005) Matador
12. Parliament – Mothership Connection [Star Child] – (Mothership Connection – 1975)
13. John Lennon – Mother (Shaved Fish – 1975)
14. Thom Yorke – The Mother Lode (Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes – 2014)
15. Far-Out Fangtooth – Mother Nature Fetish (Borrowed Time – 2013)
16. Wye Oak – Mother (A.V Undercover – 2011)
17. Close Lobsters – Mother Of God (Foxheads Stalk This Land – 1987)
18. Johnny Cash – Send A Picture Of Mother (At Folsom Prison – 1968)
19. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Welfare Mothers (Weld – 1991)
20. Paul McCartney – Momma Miss America (McCartney – 1970)
21. Paul Westerberg – MamaDaddyDid (Eventually – 1996)
22. The White Stripes – Death Letter > Motherless Children (Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA – 2003)
23. Baby Grandmothers – Somebody Keeps Calling My Name (‎Somebody Keeps Calling My Name – 1968)
24. Jonathan Richman – As My Mother Lay Lying (Because Her Beauty is Raw and Wild – 2008)

Boston Calling Festival - Spring 2015

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Episode 76 – Dad Rock

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Episode 76 - Dad Rock

Episode 76 – Dad Rock

Episode 76 looks at the music that bounced around the walls of Mint Pillow’s childhood home while growing up. Joined by the most special of guests, Poppa Hixon, Pillow and his Dad dive into Jazz, Big Band, Golden Era Rock, and Soul. With Pillow being a recent Dad himself there’s a symmetry to the Episode that can’t be overlooked, as Father and Son look towards the past to understand the future, getting lost in Dad Rock.

1. Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five – Heebie Jeebies (Heebie Jeebies – 1929)
2. Glenn Miller – In The Mood (In The Mood – 1939)
3. Dave Brubeck – Take Five (Take Five – 1959)
4. Count Basie Orchestra – Corner Pocket (Corner Pocket – 1962)
5. The Ramsey Lewis Trio – The “In” Crowd (The “In” Crowd – 1965)
6. Miles Davis – Jeru (Birth of the Cool – 1957)
7. Buddy Holly – Maybe Baby (Maybe Baby – 1957)
8. Big Bopper – Chantilli Lace (Chantilli Lace – 1959)
9. Ritchie Valens – Donna (Donna – 1958)
10. Bill Haley & His Comets – Rock Around the Clock (Rock Around the Clock – 1955)
11. Elvis Presley – Don’t Be Cruel (Don’t Be Cruel – 1956)
12. Chuck Berry – Maybellene (Maybellene – 1955)
13. Little Richard – Rip It Up (Rip It Up – 1957)
14. Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind (Summer Wind – 1966)
15. Mercury Rev – I Only Have Eyes For You (Goddess On A Highway+5 – 2001)
16. Peggy Lee – Fever (Fever – 1958)
17. Fats Domino – Ain’t That a Shame (Ain’t That a Shame – 1955)
18. The Four Tops – Baby I Need Your Loving (Baby I Need Your Loving – 1964)
19. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me (You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me – 1962)
20. The Contours – Do You Love Me (Do You Love Me – 1962)
21. The Zombies – Time Of The Season (Time Of The Season – 1968)
22. The Animals – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – 1965)
23. The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Pet Sounds – 1966)
24. James Brown – I’ll Go Crazy (Think – 1960)
25. Etta James – At Last (At Last – 1961)
26. Sam & Dave – Soul Man (Soul Man – 1967)
27. Jody Reynolds – Endless Sleep (Endless Sleep – 1958)
28. The Pandamonium – My Old Flame (The Pandamonium – No Presents For Me… Singles & Rarities – 1965)
29. Rod Bernard – This Should Go On Forever (This Should Go On Forever – 1958)
30. The Ronettes – Be My Baby (Be My Baby – 1963)
31. The Foundations – Baby Now That Ive Found You (Baby Now That Ive Found You – 1967)
32. Charlie Feathers – Too Much Alike (Too Much Alike – 1957)
33. The Everly Brothers – Lucille (Lucille – 1960)

Boston Calling Festival - Spring 2015

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Episode 75 – Space Lounge

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Episode 75 - Space Lounge

Episode 75 – Space Lounge

This is not the complete set from Episode 75, but enough of a taste to get lost in the cosmic boondocks. Mint Pillow has been awed by the miracle of life with the recent birth of his son Dylan, and was also sideswiped by a recent viewing of Interstellar, a movie he expected nothing of, and got a lot from. With these states of mind Pillow delved into a space lounge set that’d be fit for any journey into the deep unknown – and is a palette he’ll likely revisit at a later date – for the time being though, enjoy this draft.

1. Sound Effects – Star Encounters (Space Invaders: Sound Effects From A Fantasy Space Mission – 1995)
2. Dan Deacon – Woody Woodpecker (Spiderman of the Rings – 2007)
3. Carl Sagan – Man in his arrogance
4. Quantic – Time is Enemy (5th Exotic – 2001)
5. Daedelus – Endless Sea (Looking Ocean – 2012)
6. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Space Is The Place (The Other Side Of The Sun – 1979)
7. Four Tet – And They Look Broken Hearted (Rounds – 2003)
8. HAL 9000 – I’m Sorry Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That
9. Thievery Corporation – Marching The Hate Machines Into The Sun [Feat The Flaming Lips] (The Cosmic Game – 2005)
10. Washed Out – You and I (Within and Without – 2011)
11. Aphex Twin – Analogue Bubblebath 1 (Classics – 1995)
12. CaligEars – Jaguar Intention Side B2 Edit (Jaguar Intention – 2013)
13. Air – La Femme D’Argent (Moon Safari – 1998)
14. Houses/Teen Daze – Bikes (Destiny – 2010)
15. Bullion – Are You the One? (Young Heartache – 2008)
16. CFCF – Half Dreaming (Continent – 2009)
17. Caribou – Leave House (Swim – 2010)
18. Neil deGrasse Tyson – The Most Astounding Fact
19. Sound Tribe Sector 9 – Possibilities (Artifact – 2005)
20. Anthony Hopkins Reads Dylan Thomas – Rage Against The Dying Of The Light
21. Clark – Ghosted (Iradelphic – 2012)

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Episode 74 – Guest House

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Episode 74 - Guest House

Episode 74 – Guest House

Kielty & Pillow about to hit the sine waves.

Kielty & Pillow about to hit the sine waves.

You never know what you’ll get with an episode of Visions of the Unexcused – and for Episode 74 Mint Pillow was lucky to be joined by Tom Kielty in the WEMF Radio Studio. Kielty’s a veteran of the Boston rock scene and has written for the Globe, Herald, Boston Magazine, among numerous other local and national publications. Armed with this Rock & Roll Sage – Mint Pillow delved through a psychedelic set filled with stories from the scene and other tomfoolery.

1. The Pogues – Once Upon A Time (Waiting For Herb – 1993)
2. The Rolling Stones – She Smiled Sweetly (Between The Buttons – 1967)
3. Soft Pyramids – Arrows (Fossils of the Free World – 2014)
4. Rory Gallagher – Out Of My Mind (Deuce – 1972)
5. Les Mogol – Sunset In Golden Horn (Danses Et Rythmes De La Turquie D’Hier À Aujourd’hui – 1972)
6. The Outsiders – C.Q. (CQ – 1968)
7. The Kinetic – Suddenly Tomorrow (Live Your Life – 1967)
8. The Pets – Si Tú Quisieras (The Pets – 1968)
9. The Flamin’ Groovies – Golden Clouds (Sneakers – 1968)
10. Shadrack Chameleon – Don’t Let It Get You Down (Shadrack Chameleon – 1973)
11. The Everly Brothers – The Price Of Love (The Price Of Love – 1965)
12. Fleet Foxes – Peace On The Rise (Terminal Sales Vol. 4: Please To Enjoy – 2011)
13. The Beta Band – Inner Meet Me (The Three E.P.’s – 1997)
14. Peaking Lights – Infinite Trips (Cosmic Logic – 2014)
15. GRMLN – Relax Yourself [Dolphin Cry] (Explore – 2012)
16. Beach Fossils – Calyer (What a Pleasure – 2011)
17. William De Vaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got (Be Thankful For What You Got – 1974)
18. Royksopp – So Easy (Melody A.M. – 2001)
19. James Brown – Blind Man Can See It (Black Caesar – 1973)
20. The Men – Sleepless (Tomorrow’s Hits – 2014)
21. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Independence Street (Wig Out at Jagbags – 2014)
22. The Lemonheads – Rick James Style (Come On Feel The Lemonheads – 1993)
23. Cornelius – Wataridori (Sensuous – 2006)
24. Neon Indian – Suns Irrupt (Era Extraña – 2011)
25. Teenage Fanclub – Gene Clark (Thirteen – 1993)
26. Gene Clark – No Other (No Other – 1974)
27. Ty Segall & White Fence – The Black Glove/Rag (Hair – 2012)

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Episode 73 – Sudden Sun

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Episode 73 - Sudden Sun

Episode 73 – Sudden Sun

Episode 73, Sudden Sun, is a near two hour improvised set of electo, house, pysch, and weird done live in the DJ Cave at WEMF Radio by Mint Pillow. Inspired by the hope a crisp spring day can inspire, Pillow approached the show as he would a late night night DJ gig, with minimal talking, maximum grooving, and a heavy dose of experimentation.

1. Flying Lotus – colemans groove . andreya 2 (Ideas+drafts+loops – 2013)
2. Gramatik – DreamBIG (Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1 – 2011)
3. The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist (Since I Left You – 2001)
4. Madlib – Robes [Instramental] (Piñata Instrumentals – 2014)
5. Etienne de Crécy – Morpheus (Super Discount 2 – 2004)
6. Kraftwerk – Boing Boom Tschak (Electric Cafe – 1986)
7. Vincent Markowski – Dirty Capsules (Dirty Capsules 12″ – 2008)
8. Mr. Oizo – Flat Beat (Flat Beat – 1999)
9. The Juan Maclean – The Sun Will Never Set On Our Love (In A Dream – 2014)
10. John F. Kennedy – Nomination Acceptance Speech / Oath (The Voice Of President John F. Kennedy 7″ – 1963)
11. Desire – Ageispolis (After Dark 2 – 2013)
12. !!! – Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard [A True Story] (Me And Giuliani – 2003)
13. Cornelius – Mic Check (FANTASMA – 1997)
14. The Glimmers – Esta Si, Esta No [Asi Me Gusta A Mi] (Are Gee Gee Fazzi – 2008)
15. Eric B. & Rakim – Don’t Sweat The Technique [Funky Ginger Club Version] (Don’t Sweat The Technique 12″ – 1992)
16. Cibo Matto – Beef Jerky (Viva! La Woman – 1996)
17. Buffalo Daughter – Socks, Drugs and Rock’n’roll (New Rock – 1998)
18. Edan – Smile (Beauty And The Beat – 2005)
19. DJ Shadow – The Number Song [Cut Chemist Party Mix] (Endtroducing [Deluxe Edition] – 2005)
20. Four Tet – Sun Drums And Soil (Everything Ecstatic – 2005)
21. Moondog – No. 15 – This Student Of Life (Moondog – 1956)
22. Peaking Lights – Key Sparrow (936 – 2011)
23. Dosh – Undo Certainty (Milk Money – 2013)
24. Shintaro Sakamoto – Future Lullaby (Let’s Dance – 2014)
25. Jonquil – Sudden Sun (Lions – 2007)
26. Tortoise – almost always is nearly enough (TNT – 1998)
27. Circle, Yes – A Cup of Tea (Liverpool Sound City – 2009)
28. Butthole Surfers – Let’s Talk About Cars (Electriclarryland – 1996)
29. The Future Sound Of London – The Far Out Son Of Lung And The Ramblings Of A Madman (Isdn [Live] – 1994)
30. Bullion – Time for Us All to Love (Young Heartache EP – 2008)
31. Panda Bear – You Can Still Count On Me (You Can Count On Me 7″ – 2010)
32. The Mothers Of Invention – Wowie Zowie (Freak Out! – 1966)
33. Battles – Rainbow (Mirrored – 2007)
34. The Fugs – Life Is Funny (It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest – 1968)
35. The Freak Scene – Butterfly Dream (Psychedelic Psoul – 1967)

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Episode 72 – Psychedelic Flowers

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Episode 72 – Psychedelic Flowers

Snow has turned into rain. Winter’s morphing into Spring. April Showers will turn into Psychedelic Flowers. This is Episode 72, recorded live in the DJ Cave from atop Mount Cambridge in the WEMF Radio Studios.

1. Them – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 1970)
2. The Pandamonium – No Presents For Me (No Presents For Me… Singles & Rarities – 1965)
3. The Pets – El Entierro De Un Hombre Rico Que Murió De Hambre (The Pets – 1968)
4. The Shallow End Divers – Forget Your Problems (Dead Man’s Ladder/Forget Your Problems – 2015)
5. Ty Segall & White Fence – Tongues (Hair – 2012)
6. Tom Waits – Clap Hands (Rain Dogs – 1985)
7. Rory Gallagher – Don’t Know Where I’m Going (Deuce – 1972)
8. Supergrass – Seen The Light (Life On Other Planets – 2002)
9. Spirit – Gramophone Man (Spirit – 1968)
10. Man Called War – Titans (Naked Animals – 2015)
11. Grimes – Rosa (Geidi Primes – 2010)
12. Los Destellos – Pasión Oriental (Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 [Experimental Guitar-Driven Tropical Sounds From Perú 1966/1976] – 2010)
13. Paul McCartney – Check My Machine (Mccartney II – 1980)
14. Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters (What For? – 2015)
15. Yuck – The Wall (Yuck – 2011)
16. Orange Juice – Felicity (Felicity – 1982)
17. Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians – Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl (Gotta Let This Hen Out! – 1985)
18. The Velvet Underground – What Goes On (The Velvet Underground – 1969)
19. Louie & The Lovers – Little Georgie Baker (Rise – 1970)
20. The Vikings – Have Mercy (Bay State Rock Volume 1: The Sixties – An Anthology Of Massachussetts Rock’N’Roll – 1965)
21. Circus Maximus – Wind (Circus Maximus – 1967)
22. The Freak Scene – Rose Of Smiling Faces (The Freak Scene – 1967)
23. Steeper – Glitch Root (Glitch Root – 2015)
24. Steve Gunn – Wildwood (Wildwood 7″ – 2014)
25. Cian Nugent & The Cosmos – Hire Purchase [Part I] (Singles Going Home Alone 2013 #3 7″ – 2013)
26. Bob Dylan – Shelter From The Storm (Blood On The Tracks – 1975)

 

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Episode 71 – Many Rivers

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Episode 71 - Many Rivers

Episode 71 – Many Rivers

Episode 71 is meant to celebrate life. As a newly minted Father, Pillow finds himself heavily sleep deprived, raspy voiced, and most of all happy as hell to be a Dad. As a result a funktified set is played in honor of his less than week old baby boy Dylan – AKA: Junior Mint Pillow / Soul Baby #1. The set takes a somber note at the end as Derek remembers a co-worker who left this world far too soon. Please, if you can, click below if you’d like to donate to help John’s Family during this trying time.

John Ohrt Memorial Relief Fund

1. Madlib – Untitled (Filthy Ass Remixes – 2011)
2. Generation – Kon Muan Khan [People Are The Same] (Thai Funk Volume 2 – 2011)
3. Ohio Players – Jive Turkey [Part 1] (Jive Turkey (Part 1) / Streakin’ Cheek To Cheek – 1974)
4. Gil Scott-Heron – Lady Day and John Coltrane (Pieces of a Man – 1971)
5. Cymande – The Message (Cymande – 1972)
6. The Brothers Johnson – The Devil (Look Out For #1 – 1976)
7. Dr. John – Zu Zu Man [Version 1] (Zu Zu Man – 1973)
8. Isaac Hayes – Need To Belong To Someone (Black Moses – 1971)
9. Irene Reid – Dirty Old Man (Dirty Old Man / I Keep Forgetting 7″ – 2014)
10. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park (City Life – 1975)
11. The Poets Of Rhythm – Serengeti Stroke (Anthology – 2013)
12. The Meters – Sophisticated Cissy [Instrumental] (Sophisticated Cissy / Sehorns Farms – 1968) 13. Madlib – Funky Blue Note (Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note – 2003)
14. Dam-Funk – Mirrors (Toeachizown – 2009)
15. Parliament – Unfunky UFO (Mothership Connection – 1975)
16. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Higher (Vibrations – 1976)
17. Edan – Funky Voltron (Beauty And The Beat – 2005)
18. Kool And The Gang – Who’s Gonna Take The Weight (Live at the Sex Machine – 1971)
19. Amel Addmore – Jane (Brand New Wayo – Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 – 2011)
20. Chuck Carbo and The Soul Finders – Can I Be Your Squeeze? (Can I Be Your Squeeze? – 1970) 21. Slave – Separated (Slave – 1977)
22. Funkadelic – Red Hot Momma (Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On – 1974)
23. Os Mutantes – Ave Genghis Khan (Os Mutantes – 1968)
24. Os Brazões – Volksvolkswagen Blue (Os Brazões – 1969)
25. Jack Wilkins – Red Clay (Windows – 1973)
26. Thundercat – Lotus and the Jondy (Apocalypse – 2013)
27. Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain (I Can’t Stand The Rain – 1974)
28. Kendrick Lamar – How Much a Dollar Cost [feat. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley] (To Pimp a Butterfly – 2015)
29. Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers To Cross (The Harder They Come – 1972)

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