The Gold Griot: a Soundtrack to the Life and Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat // 22-12-17

Music played the role of muse and mentor to Jean-Michel Basquiat, in both his life and art. He immersed himself in the avant-garde scene in downtown New York in the late 70s/early 80s and perhaps there is no one that epitomises this revolution. Artist, poet and musician, he embodied the raw, no holds barred creativity of this short period of history. This podcast is a celebration of the music that he loved. The music he listened to while he painted, that he played in clubs, that he featured in his artwork. More info:

Charlie Parker - Now’s the Time
Robert Johnson Hell Hound on My Trail
Gray - Drum Mode
Blondie - Rapture
Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps
The Slits - Man Next Door (Version)
Max Romeo and Lee ’Scratch' Perry - Chase the Devil
Liquid Liquid - Cavern
Augustus Pablo - Baby I Love You So
Was (Not Was) - Out Come The Freaks
Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (Larry Levan Club Mix)
Joyce Sims - You Are My All in All
Fearless 4 - Rockin’ It
Fab 5 Freddy - Down By Law
Rammellzee Vs. K.Rob - Beat Bop
Charlie Parker - Ornithology
Miles Davis - Straight No Chaser
Charlie Parker - Koko
Shabaka Hutchins - Basquiat

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