In the current issue of Paste, which is our super-amazing
year-end blowout issue featuring our top albums and movies and so forth, we
also have a full-page guide to throwing a New Year’s party. Helmed by
industrious fashionista and associate editor Kate Kiefer, with minor help from
yours truly, the page includes a playlist of soul and funk jams to play as the
clock marches on toward midnight.
Here’s that playlist again, which we provide as a reader service for those of you who’d like to sample the songs before buying them. But trust us: They’re good songs. Otherwise, dudes, they wouldn’t have made the list.
- Jamie Lidell—“Another Day”
- Parliament—“Flash Light”
- James Brown—“Get On The Good Foot”
- Wilson Pickett—“In The Midnight Hour”
- The Staple Singers—“Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na Boom Boom)”
- Freda Payne—“Band Of Gold”
- Curtis Mayfield—“Superfly”
- Aretha Franklin—“Good Times”
- Otis Redding, “New Year’s Resolution"