Song of the Week: “Ethiópían” by Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band

In my pseudo-hipster way, I tend to post songs by Icelandic bands and by bands with an afrobeat sound, so why not do both?  Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band is from Iceland and they do play an African jazz/funk fusion style as you can hear on this track “Ethiópían”


What are you listening to this week?  Post it in the comments and perhaps it will be my Song of the Week next week.


Song of the Week: “Number 9” by Moon Hooch

With two saxophones and drummer, Moon Hooch bring their scorching dance tunes from the New York City subway to the surface with “Number 9”.



What has your toes tapping this week?  Let me know in the comments.


Song of the Week: “Feeling Good (Bassnectar Remix)” by Nina Simone


Nina Simone‘s music is timeless, but the DJ Bassnectar adds an interesting groove in this remix of “Feeling Good.”





Here’s the unadorned, original recording for comparison:



What music are you listening to this week – new, old, or repurposed?  Let me know in the comments!








Song of the Week: The Souljazz Orchestra – Cartão Postal

This weeks song by Canada’s The Souljazz Orchestra brightens up a dark and dreary (but still unseasonably warm) day with samba and semba rhythms.  And it’s about postcards, one of my favorite things.

I learned about this song through a podcast from Minnesota Public Radio’s Current Song of the Day.  Other places I hear new music include:

Believe it or not, I even still find good music on the radio, especially thanks to the many college and public radio stations in Boston.  My favorite is WERS, which you can stream online or through an app if you live in environs not accessible to good radio.

Where do you learn of new music?