The Friday Five: April 17, 2009

For those who have not joined in the Friday Five here is all you need to know; each Friday I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes and share my five and drop a little knowledge and insight for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, sometimes there isn’t. Sometimes we have 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. The more the merrier!

The Five:

Body Movin’ Remix (Fatboy Slim mix)” (mp3) by Beastie Boys (from Best of Grand Royal 12’s)

The classic remix that, in my opinion, was superior to the original cut.

Let Me Clear My Throat (Old-School Reunion remix)” (mp3) by DJ Kool (from Let Me Clear My Throat)

Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh bring the old school flavor to the late 90’s club smash. I’m doing the Ed Lover dance as this plays; you all can join me…

“I Wish U Heaven” by Prince (from Lovesexy)

For some reason Lovesexy never clicked with me. I’ve listened to it numerous times and “Alphabet St.” is definitely among my favorites from that era but as a whole work it never made an impression.

“Mercy Mercy Me” by Marvin Gaye (from Number 1’s)

Oh, mercy mercy me
Oh, things ain’t what they used to be

Almost 40 years later and nothing has changed (for the better).

“Cholly (Funk Getting Ready to Roll!)” by Funkadelic (from One Nation Under a Groove)

The shuffle ends on a funky note today, good vibes from the original fathers of the funk.

So tell me, what’s funkin’ you out to the weekend?