As if he wasn’t busy enough already as drummer of The Roots, DJ, in the Jimmy Fallon house band, etc., Questlove will be heading to the classroom this spring to teach a “Classic Albums,” course at New York University. His class will be alongside a Universal Music A&R VP to explore the meaning of a “classic album,” from production, marketing, lyrics, context and more . . . like an extended #ThrowbackThursday!
A few albums have already been earmarked for discussion and for those of us not enrolled at NYU, we picked them out for an abbreviated lesson today and your homework is to listen on the Music Unlimited service. Do you agree with his choices? What other albums would you cover in YOUR class?
Album: Off the Wall (1983)
Song: “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
Album: Paul’s Boutique (1989)
Song: “Hey Ladies”
Song: “Bring the Noise”
Sly & the Family Stone
Album: Stand! (1969)
Song: “Everyday People”
Album: Dirty Mind (1980)
(as chosen by Britt Daniel of Spoon in his 80’s Prince Playlist)
Album: Lady Soul (1968)
Song: “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”