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.
“Make It Mine” by Jason Mraz (from We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., 2008)
It feels like it has been forever since I last listened to this record. (According to iTunes, the last time was September; not quite forever.) Taken in small doses, it is impossible to be in a bad mood after listening to Mraz.
“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele (from 21, 2011)
I haven’t had a chance to dig into this album properly, yet. What I’ve heard, though gives me hope that Miss Adkins has taken her craft to the next level. With a bit of delta blues spirit, and just a touch of gospel, “Rolling in the Deep” is a slow burn that builds to a full-blown blaze at its close.
“The Game Gets Old” by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (from I Learned the Hard Way, 2010)
One of my favorite live acts, Jones is nothing short of a powerhouse. Popdose’s new music editor, Ken Shane, had a recent opportunity to catch the stellar soul singer in Rhode Island, which he came away from equally blown away. If you have any opportunity to catch the Jones, do not hesitate. I guarantee you’ll have a great time.
“P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” by Michael Jackson (from Thriller, 1982)
The King is dead. Long live the King.
“Boogie Chillen” by Buddy Guy & Junior Wells (from Alone & Acoustic, 1991)
This record, mmm-hmm. Hell, I’m not even sure I can put it into words. Two master bluesmen, hold up in a studio somewhere in Europe with just an acoustic guitar, absolutely throwing down.
What’s on your shuffle today?