Obama Releases His New Spotify Playlists


Brother gonna be pitchin’ a wang dang doodle at the White House. Above: the President flashes the notorious “bananaphone” sign as favored by the Raffi O.G. Click…

By Uncle Blurt

It’s summer music time for President Obama, who just released both a daytime playlist and a nighttime playlist at  Spotify and it is, frankly, awesome.
I mean, some of the usual suspects are there, like Al Green, Beyonce, the Temptations and Otis Redding. And then there are the UNusual suspects, such as BLURT faves Low Cut Connie and Aoife O’Donovan, which thrills us to no end. The fact that there are some relatively lame-o selections doesn’t dilute the specialness of the others, so I can overlook the uber-mainstream likes of Florence & the Machine, Justin Timberlake and Mary J. Blige.
Ya rock, mister Prez!
Daytime Playlist
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations
Live It Up – Isley Brothers
Memories Live – Talib Kweli & Hi Tek
Tombstone Blues – Bob Dylan
So Much Trouble in the World – Bob Marley
Paradise – Coldplay
Tengo Un Trato (Remix) – Mala Rodriguez
Wang Dang Doodle – Howlin Wolf
Another Star – Stevie Wonder
Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & the Family Stone
Boozophilia – Low Cut Connie
Wherever Is Your Heart – Brandi Carlile
Good Day – Nappy Roots
Green Light – John Legend
Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
Down Down the Deep River – Okkervil River
Pusher Love Girl – Justin Timberlake
Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
La Salsa La Traigo Yo – Sonora Carruseles
Nighttime Playlist
My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean) – Beyoncé
Moondance – Van Morrison
Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Al Green
Red & White & Blue & Gold – Aoife O’Donovan
Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill
The Best Is Yet to Come – Frank Sinatra
You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
I Found My Everything – Mary J Blige
Help Me – Joni Mitchell
I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding
Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Stubborn Love – The Lumineers
Until – Cassandra Wilson
UMI Says – Mos Def
The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday
Flamenco Sketches – Miles Davis
Woo – Erykah Badu

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