Song of The Day: Cherelle – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On

Happy birthday, Cherelle! Covered by Robert Palmer, and Mariah Carey, it’s Cherelle’s original that reigns supreme.

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There’s Barack Obama Spotify playlists???!!!!

barack obama dancing

Coolest choices : John Coltrane – My Favorite Things, Miles Davis – Flamenco Sketches, Howlin’ Wolf – Wang Dang Doodle, Sly and The Family Stone – Hot Fun In The Summertime

Coolest choices that I would have never expected : Bob Dylan – Tombstone Blues (Tombstone Blues?!), and Leonard Cohen – Suzanne

Classic Rock bones : Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter, Van Morrison – Moondance

Obligatory, but not obvious, Bob Marley choice : So Much Trouble In The World

How can you go wrong with choices : Nina Simone, Otis Redding, Billie Holliday, Al Green, The Temptations, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin

Give it up for post Native Tongues Hip-Hop choices : Mos Def – Umi Says, Nappy Roots – Good Day, Talib Kweli & Hi Tek – Memories Live

On the modernish R&B/Soul tip : Mary J Blige, Beyonce, John Legend, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Justin Timberlake

Most WTF, I can’t back you on this choice : Okkervil River – (doesn’t matter what song)

Most likely to be pissed that he’s not included (and tweet about why he wasn’t) –  KANYE WEST

And others that may, or may not, fit into these categories

http://www.buzzfeed.com/gavon/obama-listening-to-everything-from-bob-dylan-to-beyonce-on-n#.llxkBB1jG

Happy birthday, Louis Jordan

3 versions of Caldonia? Yep, and the 3rd one features fantastic fretwork from guitar legend Mickey Baker

Catching up with the 2015 The BET Awards

Where The Weekend’s hair stylist was clearly influenced by Edo era ukiyo-e artist, Hokusai. Ha!

the weekend Hosukai tsunami

Oh, and he was joined by Alicia Keys on his 50 Shades of Grey hit, The Hills

http://www.justjared.com/2015/06/28/alicia-keys-the-weeknds-bet-awards-2015-performance-video-watch-now/

I will highly recommend watching Kendrick Lamaar’s awesome, politically charged performance of Alright

http://www.bet.com/video/betawards/2015/performances/video-playlist-beta15.html

http://www.complex.com/music/2015/06/twitter-reacts-bet-awards-2015/2?utm_campaign=complexmag%20socialflow%2006%202015&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social