Friday Five : ‘frī-(,)dā,-dē ‘fīv : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes, then share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up your media player of choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.
“Every Day I Have the Blues” by Count Basie (from Verve Jazz Masters 2, 1994)
You know, despite the title, this number swings like mad. I’m not sure I’d swing so hard if I had the blues everyday. Memphis Slim sure didn’t write it this way.
“Got Me Under Pressure” by ZZ Top (from Greatest Hits, 1992)
Driving beat; thumping bass line; Berry-esque boogie–yep, it’s a by-the-numbers ZZ Top hit.
“Hot Thing (dub version)” by Prince (from 12″ Archive 2.0, 2001)
Makes me long for the days when Prince would put out singles stuffed to the gills with b-sides and remixes.
“Kit (What’s the Scoop)” by Slick Rick (from The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, 1988)
Rick the Ruler! I wore out at least two copies of this cassette back in the day.
“Dancing Nancies” Dave Matthews Band (from 1995-02-25: DMBLive: Lafayette College-Allan Kirby Field House, Easton, PA, 2010)
This is a pretty subdued version of the DMB live staple.
What’s on your shuffle today?