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The Miles Davis Episode of The Line-Up for 27 May 2011

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris[at]nextbop[dot]com / @retronius

As is typical fashion for me, I celebrate the major birthdays (at least the ones to me) of jazz musicians that I feel would fit into the scheme of The Line-Up. Joe Sample technically doesn't fit, but I do it anyway. Miles Davis definitely fits so here a Miles Davis episode resides.

St. Germain - Sure Thing
When it comes to songs that sample Miles Davis, I'm going to run to this song pretty quickly. I mean, it's great on its own accord, but once you take the sample into account, that's the end of the game.
Apple Juice Kid - DubApple
I actually had another track from Miles Remixed here but the show was running long so I switched it out with this track. Still, this is a stand up album that's worth copping if you don't have it yet.
Kurt Elling - Blue In Green
When JD, the station's operations manager, was looking over this playlist, he shook his head at this selection. I still stand by Kurt Elling, but we've been over this time and again.
Miles Davis - Guinnevere
This is without a doubt my favorite Miles Davis song. I remember the first time I fell in love with it. I was working at a Cold Stone Creamery in Kennesaw, Georgia, iPod in my ears as I washed the dishes for the evening when I was thrown into a daze from this popping up in shuffle. I fell in love. Maybe that love can spread.
Gerry Gibbs and the Electric Thrasher Orchestra - In A Silent Way
I actually never heard Miles' version of this until his actual birthday. I love his electric period but I always have more stuff that I embarrassingly enough have yet to hear. That's fixed now.
Apple Juice Kid - Come 2 Me feat. Yahzarah & Raheem DeVaughn
I wanted just one more song with vocals and figured this fit the bill. Also, I've wanted to sing just a little bit on the air and poached this (perhaps not entirely well thought out) opportunity.

Mic Breaks
Teebs - Double Fifths
Teebs - Why Like
J Dilla - Bye.
J Dilla - Last Donut of the Night