Colorlines Exclusive: A Race Forward Holiday Mixtape

A Race Forward mixtape just in time for Thanksgiving

By Akiba Solomon, Jay Smooth Nov 28, 2013

Around these parts we’re pretty excited about–and thankful for–our publisher’s new name. What was The Applied Research Center is now Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. To celebrate, we have a new mix from our resident DJ, Jay Smooth and we’re sharing it with you just in time for Thanksgiving. If you loved our fall mix, When Autumn Comes Around," you’ll adore this soulful mix featuring Invincible, Big Daddy Kane, Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield and a gang of others. Enjoy and have a happy and safe holiday!–Editors

Curtis Mayfield – "Move On Up"
Fela Kuti – "Zombie"
Sylvester – "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" (accappella)
Shad – "Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins)"
Marvin Gaye – "What’s Happening Brother"
Nona Hendryx – "Transformation"      
Eddie Palmieri – "Puerto Rico"
Ray Barretto – "Pastime Paradise"    
Labelle – "What Can I Do For You"
James Brown – "I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll Get It Myself)" 
Invincible – "Shapeshifters"
Big Daddy Kane – "Warm It Up Kane"
Queen Latifah – "Dance For Me"
Eddie Kendricks – "Goin’ Up In Smoke"
Nina Simone – "I Got Life (Live)"
The Impressions – "Keep On Pushing"