Brighter Days 011

Coming at you in a digital styli, totally unmixed!

I had been working on some music production this afternoon, digging through songs I downloaded to sample, and it reminded me that I have loads of music on my computer that's sole purpose is basically to chop up for drum breaks. But these songs deserve to be heard, and not just as 4 bar loops!

One boon of this cache of music is that it's pretty much unorganized on my hard drive, which leads to some unlikely connections and huge left turns. Enjoy (and I promise I know how to beatmatch when I feel like it).


  1. Rain, Sun And Love by Benis Cletin on Jungle Magic (Afrodisia)
  2. Say You Will by Eddie Henderson (Capitol Records)
  3. Boladeiro by Jorge Ben on Salve Simpatia (RCA)
  4. Massa Kamba (Ben Gomori's Massabbatical edit) by Amadou Balake on In Conclusion (Ben Gomori Edits) (Sterns Edits)
  5. Atlantis by Daniel Grau (London Records)
  6. Here I Am Baby Come and Take Me by Al Brown, Skin, Flesh & Bones Inc (Tit For Tat)
  7. All I Do (Cleptomaniacs Ghost Mix) by Cleptomaniacs (Defected)
  8. Musica Spaziale by Patrizia Pellegrino on Matta-Ta / Musica Spaziale (CGD)
  9. Winter Sunset Sky by Mark Barrot on Sketches From An Island 2 (International Feel Recordings)
  10. Witness For The Defense by Bernie Worrell on Pieces of Woo: The Other Side (Tidal Waves Music)
  11. Firma Ena Wereket by Samuel Yirga on Rough Guide to Ethiopian Jazz (Music Rough Guides)
  12. Sempre Existe by Trio Temura on Sol Quarenta Graus (Discos CBS S.A. - Brasil)
  13. Today Is the Day (Linkwood Chop) by Frazelle (Athens of the North)
  14. I Thought You Wanted to Dance (Full Midtown Mix) by Symbol 8 on I Thought You Wanted to Dance (Athens of the North)
  15. Wish That You Were Mine by The Manhattans on There's No Me Without You (Columbia)
  16. More Than Enough by Universal Togetherness Band on Saturday Night / More Than Enough (Numero Group)
  17. I Want To Be Love by Stevens & Foster on I Want To Be Love / What Would I Have (If I Didn't Have You) (Jerri Records)
  18. Go To The Mardi Gras by Professor Longhair on Go To The Mardi Gras / Everyday, Everynight (Ron)
  19. Cola Bottle Baby (Todd Terje Rekutt) by Edwin Birdsong on Rekutts Vol. 1 (Not On Label)
  20. La Buit Des Tropiques by Les Crocodiles on La Buit Des Tropiques (KM Editions)
  21. Highway Lover by James Dallas on Here And Now (Not On Label)
  22. Lonely Girl by Dorothy Ashby on Soul Vibrations / Lonely Girl (Cadet)
  23. Leave Me Now by Herbert on Leave Me Now (Studio !K7)
  24. Balafon Jam by Soundspecies on Balafon Jam (Beauty & The Beat)
  25. You Are Like Heaven To Me by Phyllis Dillon on One Life to Live (Treasure Isle)