1. St Germain – So Flute
As much jazz as it is electronica, St Germain’s Tourist collection remains a musical touchstone for excellence,
and So Flute should tell you exactly why.
2. Bob Sinclar/Salome De Bahia – Outro Luger
To think that a Stevie Wonder tune from Songs In The Key Of Life could be altered and improved is ridiculous, no?
Apparently not. Sinclar is such a don.
3. Barry White – Playing Your Game, Baby
White stepped up every aspect of his game on this tune, and the album that spawned it, Barry White Sings
For Someone You Love. He sure does.
4. Frankie Knuckles – Tears
A house music classic that needs no introduction. So good it can literally bring tears to your eyes as well as your ears.
5. Steely Dan – Black Cow
The music of Steely Dan is so textured it should come as a pumice stone wrapped in velvet and dipped in
6. Thelonious Monk – Straight No Chaser
It’s a standard because it changed the face of music. My pops used to say it reminded him of bebop.
7. Public Enemy – Fight the power
It’s not about fighting authority, it’s about fighting abuses of authority. Important distinction. But the production is
so tight as well it hurts. A true classic.
8. Fishnone - Bonin' In The Boneyard
Pure LA love to Fishbone. Everything these diverse funk rockers are about is on this tune.
Pure good times in the sun.
9. Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin Something
Ma Ma Se, Ma Ma Sa, Ma Ma Coo Sa.
10. Brand New Heavies With Grand Puba – Who Makes The Loot
With the right judgment and good fortune Grand Puba could have been amongst the greatest rappers.
As it is, he’s simply left us with some of the greatest raps. From Heavy Rhyme Experience this tune always pays off.
11. Valerie Etienne – Ski ???
Former Galliano members and consistent collaborators, two of the UK’s finest and under-appreciated always
slay us with their mellowness. And Etienne’s vocals are up there with the very best on this rare, rare
French house number.
12. Jamiroquai – Seven Days In Sunny June
Jamiroquai return to the sound that made their name, giving us a welcome slice of summer sun on wax
from the under-appreciated Dynamite long player.
Good music is the driving force behind everything we do here at Twelve Bar.
That’s why we’ve been digging through the Twelve Bar vaults to pull out our favorite tunes for your browsing and
listening pleasure, and keeping our ears to the ground for what is fresh now and in the future. And then we’re putting
them altogether into a delicious musical gumbo and serving you a fresh bowlful of twelve select tracks every week.