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August 23, 2018

OBAMA LIKES MILES DAVIS,JAY-Z,STEVIE WONDER,YO-YO MAMA,HOWLIN’ WOLF AND….FROM SEFERMPOST.CM

June 28, 2008

FROM serfermpost.com

June 27, 2008
From Miles Davis to Jay-Z, the Artfully Selected Secrets of Barack Obama’s iPod – Independent
What jumps off the page in a wide-ranging interview with Mr Obama are not his policies but his early musical influences and favourite books, along with his iPod playlist.

The Obama musical playlist effortlessly straddles generations and tastes, taking in the jazz of John Coltrane, the rock of Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones and finally coming bang up to date with the rappers Jay-Z and Ludacris, with a nod to the cellist Yo-Yo Ma along the way. Mr Obama says he loved the Stones, Elton John and Earth, Wind & Fire while growing up in the 1970s but, if he has to pick one musical hero, it is Stevie Wonder.

When asked “What is on your iPod?”, Mr Obama plunges ahead with a description of the jazz he learned to love while a somewhat disconnected high school student in Hawaii. “I started getting into jazz,” he explains, “so I’ve got a lot of Coltrane, a lot of Miles Davis, a lot of Charlie Parker. I’ve got all the artists we’ve already talked about, but I’ve got everything from Howlin’ Wolf to Yo-Yo Ma to Sheryl Crow to Jay-Z.”


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