Phonic Substance: A Playlist | Arthur Jafa

  1. Geeshie Wiley, “Last Kind Words” (1930)

  2. Nolan Strong & the Diablos, “I Am With You” (1959)

  3. The Staple Singers, “I’m Coming Home” (1959)

  4. Al Green, “God Blessed Our Love (Live from Soul Train)” (1975)

  5. Brian Wilson, “Surf’s Up (Solo Version)” (1967)

  6. Deerhunter, “Twilight at Carbon Lake” (2008)

  7. Prince, “Creep (Live at Coachella)” (2008)

  8. Bootsy’s Rubber Band, “I’d Rather Be With You (Live Version)” (1976)

  9. Fleetwood Mac, “Gold Dust Woman (Live in Japan)” (1977)

  10. Maggot Brain ft. Michael Hampton, “Funkadelic (Live Version)” (1978)

  11. Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples, “Be Grateful (Live in Detroit)” (1987)

  12. Teddy Pendergrass, “Come Go With Me” (1979)

  13. Deerhunter, “Cover Me (Slowly)” (2008)

  14. Low, “Standby” (1996)

  15. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, “Beginnings (The First Minute of a New Day)” (1975)

  16. Billie Holiday, “I’m a Fool to Want You” (1958)

  17. Marvin Gaye, “The Shadow of Your Smile” (1985)

  18. Michael Jackson, “Someone in the Dark (From E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial)” (1982)

  19. G.Q., “Disco Nights (Rock Freak)” (1979)

  20. Aretha Franklin, “Rolling in the Deep/Ain’t No Mountain (Live on The Late Show with David Letterman)” (2014)

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