Harold Stallworth is a world champion spades player.
Autumn, the season of meaningful baseball, has finally reared its temperate head over the nation’s capitol. This mix was originally inspired by what was thought to be a balls-deep playoff run for the Washington Nationals, tailor-made for long, uncomfortable train rides to the ballpark. Green Line jams, if you will. After a 96-win, division-title season, it was Commissioner’s Trophy or bust. Unfortunately, fate fell upon the latter. But don’t fret: this batch of mellowed-out ballads for the heartbroken and bravehearted still makes for a great companion on the iron horse. Barring some unforeseen calamity, these records will pin your blood pressure down to a reasonable fraction, at least until you’ve stepped off onto your Metro platform.
1. Al Green – The Letter
2. Angela Bofill – Gotta Make It Up To You
3. Brothers Johnson – Tomorrow
4. Eddie Floyd – Check Me Out
5. Gap Mangione – Free Again
6. Lou Bond – To The Establishment
7. Love Unlimited – Move Me No Mountain
8. Oddisee – Closed After Dark
9. Rene & Angela – Imaginary Playmates
10. Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson – Step Into Our Lives
11. The Moments – Sexy Mama
12. Willie Hutch – Color Her Sunshine