What Are We Doing? (44)

7 June 2024


After a few days off from doing this, it's time to try and get back on with things, and jumping back into it with what was originally titled (overly) simply, '44'. 

This one is definitely a selection rather than a mix and it takes in quite a few genres. At the time of this being posted the conflict in Ukraine had literally just started that week, so the music in this selection carries a message. Not just about that conflict, it could be any conflict really. The state of the world, the environment, the nature of political discourse, the mind numbing state of most (not all) content being shared on platforms like Tik Tok and Twitter (Elon can stick the rebranding up his X), the clickbait, the algorithmic manipulation leaning into hate, conflict and rage. I could go on. And on. And on. So, the rebranding of the title and the new cover image should be fairly clear.

If you want to know more about the whole 'Year of Music' thing, you can find out more [HERE]. If you want a Soundcloud link, then that's over [HERE], though for how long remains to be seen.


As usual, I'll link up the tracklist as best I can, a lot of this one will be directly to the releases I own that are on Discogs, though I'm sure you could find a good number of them at retailers like Juno, HMV and the bald, book selling, spaceman's site.



01. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Peace Go With You Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum) (Rumal-gia / TVT)
02. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - For What It's Worth (dL Edit) (Self Released Edit - link is to the original)
03. Curtis Mayfield - Right On For The Darkness (Rhino / Curtom)
04. Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames) (Dunham / Daptone)
05. Billy Paul - Peace Holy Peace (Big Break Records)
06. Lesley Duncan - Mr Rubin (CBS)
07. John & Jehn - Fear, Fear, Fear (Faculty Records)
08. Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers (Music On Vinyl)
09. Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter (Ode Records)
10. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Kiss The Sky (Ubiquity)
11. The Undisputed Truth - What's Going On? (Gordy)
12. Tony Allen - Don't Fight (Planet Woo / Comet)
13. Timmy Thomas- Why Can't We Live Together (Appo's Balearic Edit) (Self Released)
14. Frozen Pension - Three Cheers For Fear (Roar Groove)
15. Unforscene - The Intro (Waiting For The Rain) (Kudos)
16. Unforscene - The World Is... (Kudos)
17. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Peace Go With You Brother (Wa-Alaikum-Salaam) (Rumal-gia / TVT)
18. Bill Evans - Peace Piece (Not Now Music)



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