Gilles Peterson Gilles Peterson Digs America Vol. 2
- Words: Velanche
- Label: Ubiquity
- XLR8R Rating: 7/10
The dusty record bag of tastemaker supreme Gilles Peterson has most DJs seething with envy. How nice it is that he once again lets others in on the stateside rarities that might have otherwise gone forgotten. Whether it’s some of his favorite artists (Lorez Alexander’s melancholic ballad “Wishin’”), early recordings from better-known names (Al Jarreau’s playful vocals soaring atop some top jazz on “My Favorite Things”), or gems from unknown talents (The Diddy’s spaced-out soul ballad “Intergalactic Love Song”), Peterson’s picks are astutely chosen with soul and jazz in mind. You can either personally search for each song and be out thousands of dollars, or just make it easier on yourself and dig this well-compiled volume of delights.
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