GPWW 1/5/11: Another Best of 2010

More of Gilles Peterson‘s annual winners this week – as many songs as could possibly fit into two hours. As Gilles said, it was a fantastic year for music. You won’t want to skip any of this mix, featuring Janelle Monáe, Bonobo & Andreya Triana, Joy Orbison, Ramadanman, Tokimonsta, Flying Lotus, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Aloe Blacc and a whole lot more.

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GPWW 12/29/10: John Legend, The Roots In Conversation & Worldwide Family Mixtape by Lone, UK

GPWW this week is a double bill with two featured guest artists: an interview with The Roots and John Legend and a Worldwide Family Mixtape out of Nottingham, UK, from an artist called Lone.

More picks include the latest single from Brooklyn’s own heart throb Jesse Boykins III, “Before the Night is Through,” along with Bilal, Jay Electronica, and of course, some lesser-known acts like Takeyo Moriyama and a South African vocalist by the name of Kheti.

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Duffy: “Well, Well, Well” Video

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Watch the latest video from Duffy, “Well, Well, Well,” off her upcoming sophomore album Endlessly. On this song, she got to collaborate with the busiest band on the planet: The Roots.

Buy the single “Well, Well, Well” on Amazon

The Roots with Black Thought, John Legend: MP3 + Video

The Roots – John Legend collaboration is really coming through now. Besides this live recorded single, “Hard Times ft. Black Thought” check out a behind-the-scenes video on the making of the album Wake Up! after the jump. Wake Up! will be released on September 21st.

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The Last Poets & The Black Panthers

If you’re in London on September 11th this year, why not spend the day learning some history with Tongues on Fire: A Tribute to the Black Panthers. The multi-artform event features David Murray, The Last Poets and The Roots at The Barbican. Check out what The Guardian has to say about The Last Poets’ connection to politics in the late ’60s- early ’70s in their article After the Party: Music and The Black Panthers.

Below, listen to a classic track from the Last Poets’ 1970 self-titled album and check out another vintage flyer from the days when The Last Poets were honored performers for The Groove Academy.

The Last Poets – “When the Revolution Comes”