Monday Playlist: Throwback

1. a reversion to an earlier ancestral characteristic.
“the eyes could be an ancestral throwback”
2. a person or thing having the characteristics of a former time.
“a lot of his work is a throwback to the fifties”

The 2010’s have had a strong emergence of throwback artists and younger musicians wearing their Motown influences on their sleeve. It’s no secret that the Motown sound in the ’60s and ’70s produced some amazing music. It’s great to see that its continuing to influence some great music today. Artists like The Alabama Shakes, Fitz & The Tantrums, Mark Ronson, and St. Paul & the Broken Bones would be the first to tell you that they owe everything to these influences.

In honor of the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, who is coming to Philadelphia on December 29th to perform at The Kimmel Center, and is set to receive a Billboard Music Icon Award on December 12th, let’s groove to some timeless music.

1. Alabama Shakes – Always Alright (live on SNL)

2. Har Mar Superstar – Lady, You Shot Me

3. Pickwick (feat. Sharon Van Etten) – Lady Luck

4. Nick Waterhouse – This Is A Game

5. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Stranger To My Happiness

6. Foxygen – How Can You Really

7. St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Like A Mighty River (Live on KEXP)

8. Dr. Dog – The Truth

9. Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse – Valerie

10. Fitz & The Tantrums – Tighter

11. Aretha Franklin – Think

12. Aretha Franklin – Respect

Photo courtesy of Kenwyn Alexander and the artist via Facebook.

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