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President Obama's 2016 Summer Playlist

"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain." —Bob Marley (Rastaman Vibration)

President Obama released his official Summer 2016 Playlist via his Twitter feed @POTUS this past Thursday. The thirty-nine track listing features a mix of classic jazz standards, popular music genres from blues, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, and rap to American folk, Latin, and Indie rock.

Click on any artist's name from the playlist below to read biographical information from All Music Guide.

To request your copy of the music CDs from the NYPL catalog, click on the song title or visit your Library branch.

The President's Summer Playlist: Daytime

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The President's Summer Playlist: Daytime

The gifted
The Gifted
Coming home
Coming Home
Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Little voice
Little Voice

 The Eephus
The Eephus
The blueprint 3
The Blueprint 3
Finding forever
Finding Forever
Lift your spirit
Lift Your Spirit
Distant relatives
Distant Relatives
Sign "O" the times
Sign "o" The Times
Young, gifted and Black
Young, Gifted And Black
The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
The bright lights EP
The Bright Lights EP
Gravel & wine
Gravel & Wine
Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus
Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus

The President's Summer Playlist: Nighttime

The President's Summer Playlist: Nighttime

What is hip?
What Is Hip?
The heart speaks in whispers
The Heart Speaks in Whispers
8 mile
8 Mile
All day music
All Day Music
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