Silent Days, Plutonian Nights (for Ben)

My good friend Ben M had a milestone birthday back in January and I dragged my feet getting some presents to him. Eventually I did and our mutual love of music, both challenging, sweet and obscure that has strengthened our bond over the years is represented here.

This mix gave me the utmost pleasure in putting it together and now you too can enjoy it.

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Track listing:

  1. Farmers – The Residents
    from Eskimo (pREServed Edition)
  2. Mean Machine Chant – The Last Poets
    from Best of The Last Poets
  3. Beauty and the Electric Tub – Henry Franklin
    from Gilles Peterson – Black Jazz Radio Jazz
  4. Late Date – Ben Webster Quintet
    from Soulville
  5. Grease The Axles – Liberez
    from All Tense Now Lax
  6. Lawncare – Women
    from Women
  7. Vasemman käden hierarkia – Oranssi Pazuzu
    from Värähtelijä
  8. Held – Malibu
    from Mono No Aware
  9. Silent Days – Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
    from We Be All Africans
  10. They Put the Stars Far Away – Alabaster Deplume
    from The Corner of a Sphere
  11. Movement 1.2 – Ben Marston & Hugh Barrett
    from Unfound Places
  12. Plutonian Nights – Sun Ra And His Solar-Myth Arkestra
    from Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: In The Orbit Of Ra
  13. God’s Gonna Cut You Down – Odetta
    from Odetta Sings Blues and Ballads
  14. Bird’s Word – The Last Poets
    from Best of The Last Poets
  15. Lightyears – The Comet Is Coming feat. Joshua Idehen
    from Channel the Spirits
  16. Nothing Stirs – The Body
    from I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer