Episode notes

The Albums:

Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)

Peabo Bryson: Crosswinds

De La Soul: De La Soul is Dead

Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson: Winter in America

Gino Vannelli: Brother to Brother

We wrap up our Comfort Music miniseries with picks from you, our audience. Thank you all so much for sending in your picks and testimonials. We couldn’t possibly get through every submission, but know we read every recommendation and loved all of your albums. We hope you’re staying safe and find some solace in the music we’ve discussed throughout this series.


Show Tracklisting:

  • Erykah Badu: Umm Hmm
  • Erykah Badu: Window Seat
  • Wings: Arrow Through Me
  • Erykah Badu: Gone Baby Don’t Be Long
  • Fabulous Souls: Take Me
  • Erykah Badu: Love
  • Erykah Badu: Out My Mind Just In Time
  • Erykah Badu: I Want You
  • Erykah Badu: Green Eyes
  • Erykah Badu: Sometimes
  • Erykah Badu: Out My Mind Just In Time
  • Erykah Badu: 20 Feet Tall
  • Peabo Bryson: I’m So Into You
  • Peabo Bryson: Point of View
  • Peabo Bryson: Crosswinds
  • Peabo Bryson: Smile
  • Peabo Bryson: Love is Watching You
  • Minnie Riperton: Here We Go
  • Regina Belle & Peabo Bryson: A Whole New World
  • De La Soul: Ring Ring Ring
  • De La Soul: Bitties in the BK Lounge
  • De La Soul: Oodles of O’s
  • De La Soul: Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa
  • De La Soul: Kicked Out The House
  • De La Soul: A Roller Skating Jam Named “Saturdays”
  • Jungle Brothers: Behind the Bush
  • Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson: Peace Go With Your Brother
  • Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson: Your Daddy Loves You
  • Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson: Rivers Of My Fathers
  • Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson: Your Daddy Loves You
  • Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson: H2OGate Blues
  • Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson: The Bottle
  • Gino Vannelli: Brother to Brother
  • Gino Vannelli: Appaloosa
  • Gino Vannelli: Brother to Brother
  • Gino Vannelli: Wheels of Life
  • Gino Vannelli: Living Inside Myself
  • Gino Vannelli: Love & Emotion

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find there

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Hosted by Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes, every episode of Heat Rocks invites a special guest to talk about a heat rock – a hot album, a scorching record. These are in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives.

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