Seven songs - and then some
Max tagged Rob, who tagged Catavino, who came up with a great selection of Spanish flavours, which made my mouth water. And Max tagged Kate, whose list gets extra points for linking to my Estelle/Duffy/Adele post. From Kate on to Beaman (featuring Yehudit Ravitz and some cool Polish ska) and the Meehan (featuring some quality grime).
I tagged Martin, who came up with another great list featuring the amazing Mariza and good old Bruce Springsteen. Martin tagged Shuggy, who broke all the rules, brilliantly, and Paulie, whose list include a couple more of the greatest songs ever (Rotary Connection "Black Gold of the Sun" and Roy Ayers "We Live in Brooklyn Baby").
I tagged Noga, whose list is also great, and features Sergio Mendes and Wasis Diop. Noga tagged the New Centrist (who only broke the rules a bit, and has an amazing selection, complete with Rapidshare downloads. So many highlights, but Jacob's Optical Stairway reminded me of an old flatmate I once had, who has since fallen on hard times, so that was poignant for me) and Salma (whose lovely list is Leonard Cohen-heavy (which is good by me) and a wonderful Persian version of "Windmills of my Mind", which she has uploaded for us to share).
And I tagged Richard, of Rough In Here, whose list is extraordinary. It spun me off on a journey that included SoundRoots, BKLYN, SoulBlending, Aurgasm and Masala.
Max and Richard both tagged Transpontine, whose list is superb. The Kode9 track with the Spaceape vocal is way cool - see here. I also liked "Portal", on the same album, which I found at Missing Toof. The Campbell and Lanegan track also took me on a journey that included Frequenze Independenti.
I think I'm still waiting for Jams, Roland, Darren and Incognito, but my three out of seven enriched my life enough I don't mind.
Oh, and the book/sentence meme from way back: as well as responses I already linked to, see Graeme and TNC.