Colorlines Exclusive: Jay Smooth’s Autumn Mixtape!

A special, exclusive mix by Jay Smooth

By Akiba Solomon, Jay Smooth Oct 21, 2013

Thanks to that unnecessary government shutdown, uncertainty about immigration reform, and [fill in the blank], this has been a pretty intense fall so far. Luckily we have a DJ in the family. Our own Jay Smooth came up with this special mix, "When Autumn Comes Around," exclusively for Colorlines readers. From Stevie Wonder to Flying Lotus, Bill Withers to Gretchen Parlato, it’s brimming with classics old and new. Check it out!


Amy Winehouse & Questlove – "Halftime"
The Internet – "Red Balloon"
Frank Ocean – "Songs for Women"
Denaun Porter feat. Robert Glasper – "Marv’s A Eastsider"
Janelle Monae & Prince – "Giving Them What They Love"
Bill Withers – "Ain’t No Sunshine (Live at Carnegie Hall)"
Stevie Wonder – "Visions (Live)"
Kelela – "Bankhead"
Aretha Franklin – "Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time"
Lyn Collins – "You Can’t Love Me If You Don’t Respect Me"
Flying Lotus – "Melt"
Fela Kuti – "No Agreement"
Gil Scott-Heron – "New York is Killing Me"
Gretchen Parlato – "I Can’t Help It"
Bill Evans Trio – "Autumn Leaves"