Starting off the morning with style, Roland Martin’s playlist had the panel dancing to the go-go beat of Chuck Brown’s “Block Party.” The Washington D.C. artist was a primary inventor of the go-go genre, and the 1900 block of 7th Street NW (between Florida Avenue and T Street) in D.C. was named posthumously for him.
Martin also played “Boogie Fever” by the Sylvers.
Wyclef Jean was Soledad’s artist of choice, playing both “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)” and “If I Was President” on the show. Just yesterday, Soledad returned from Haiti, Jean’s birthplace. In 2010, Jean filed for candidacy in the Haitian presidential election but was denied because he had not resided in Haiti for five consecutive years.
Margaret Hoover mixed in a song from the All American Rejects with their track “Happy Endings” from the band’s 2003 debut album.
Indy post-rock pick of the day: “They Move on Tracks of Never-Ending Light” by This Will Destroy You, from the playlist of guest panelist Robert Fogarty. Fogarty has dedicated himself to disaster photojournalism with his “Dear World” series and was on the show to promote his recent project in Joplin.
The classic sound of The Police’s “Roxanne” wrapped up today’s show, courtesy of panelist Will Cain. The song was ranked #388 on Billboard’s greatest 500 songs of all time.