I'm working my way through Rollingstone Magasines top 500 albums so I'm trying to make a note of the music I find and listing it as I go.
Just stick these guys in a playlist and hit shuffle to make the perfect summer evening complete
MUSIC FOR A SUMMER EVENING
MANU CHAO "CLANDESTINO"
Super chilled latino shiz, this would be the perfect soundtrack for a BBQ with friends.
Favourite track: "La Vie A 2"
THE PHARCYDE "BIZARRE RIDE II THE PHARCYDE"
West Coast answer to De La Soul - need I say more
Favourite track: "Passin Me By"
OTIS READING "DICTIONARY OF SOUL"
One of the few male artist I've listened to that gave me the impression he actually *liked* women and his tunes make me feel good!
Favourite Track: "Try and little tenderness"
So frickin' groovy - for later in the evening when everyone is starting to flag
Favourite track: "Somebody to Love"
THE FOUR TOPS 'REACH OUT'
Full of amazing classics
Favourite track: "Bernadette"
THE METERS 'LOOKA PY PY'
"These instrumentals — sampled by rappers including Nas and Salt-N-Pepa — are funk of the gods; tight, cutting, but also relaxed and inviting" Rollingstone
Favourite track: "Looka Py Py"
If you have Apple Music you can listen to my picks so far here
Or peruse the whole list on Rollingstone.com