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President Obama Shares His Favorite Summer Jams

Encore to last summer’s list features jazz and R&B artists

Esperanza Spalding (with Zakir Hussain at back) takes part in the International Jazz Day Global Concert at the White House; April 29, 2016

While vacationing with his family on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts this week, President Barack Obama shared two summer playlists-one daytime and one nighttime-with his followers on Twitter, according to media reports. The playlists are the Commander-in-Chief’s follow-up to last year’s August picks.

Featuring several jazz and R&B artists, some of whom have performed at the White House, each playlist consists of approximately 20 songs hand-picked by the president himself, including Nina Simone’s “Sinnerman,” Charles Mingus’ “II B.S. (edit),” Esperanza Spalding’s “Espera,” Ledisi’s “Alright,” Tower of Power’s “So Very Hard to Go,” Carmen McRae’s “Midnight Sun,” Caetano Veloso’s “Cucurrucucú Paloma,” Billie Holiday’s “Lover Man,” Lizz Wright’s “Lean In,” War’s “All Day Music” and Miles Davis’ “My Funny Valentine.”

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