Rhythm Planet Playlist for Mom

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In celebration of Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, Rhythm Planet presents this Spotify playlist about and for moms of all persuasions. There’s a little Colombian salsa from the late Joe Arroyo, a moving song by Amanda McBroom, a Latin-tinged Blue Note classic from Kenny Dorham with a great tenor solo by Joe Henderson, Melody Gardot‘s tribute to Iemanjá, Goddess of the Seas and Rivers in the African religious diaspora, some dancehall thanks from Sizzla, and a few fun classics from The Shirelles, The Miracles, and Slim Gaillard. Happy Mother’s Day!!  We wouldn’t be here without you!!


  1. The Shirelles—”Mama Said
  2. Rod McGaha—”Mama Said
  3. Joe Arroyo—”Mama
  4. Amanda McBroom—”The Portrait
  5. Slim Gaillard—”The Bartender’s Just like a Mother
  6. Les Bantous de la Capitale—”Merci mama
  7. Paul Simon—”Mother and Child Reunion
  8. Bill Withers—”Grandma’s Hands
  9. The Miracles—”Shop Around
  10. Kenny Dorham—”Mamacita
  11. Melody Gardot—”Iemanja
  12. Sizzla—”Thanks U Mama