#LunchtimeListens 009: Karen Day

New York-based Karen Day is a globe-trotting design journalist, and editor-at-large. A devoted cheese fan, she loves burgers (she was Burgerac's New York correspondent), hates mayonnaise, has a cat-focused Instagram feed and digs good vibrations. During her time as editor of design and lifestyle site Cool Hunting, she put together playlists for clients that number Tanqueray, Bang & Olufsen, and Diesel, and she has contributed mixes to various music sites including The World's Best Ever. Karen also happens to be right up at the top of our 'favourite people in the whole world' list on account of being one of the most fun people to eat sandwiches and drink through the afternoon with.

For this LunchtimeListens session she played 27 hugely eclectic tracks in just over an hour – sandwiching the likes of Herb Alpert, Funkadelic, Ry Cooder, Three Dog Night, The Coasters, J.J. Cale, Fleetwood Mac and Hot Chip between Tim Buckley and South African producer Blinky Bill. Nice!

1 Buzzin' Fly by Tim Buckley
2 Hey Hey Baby by Stranger & Pasty
3 Zorba The Greek by Herb Alpert
4 I've Been Everywhere by Hank Snow
5 Shop Around by The Miracles
6 Sukiyaki Cha Cha by Slim Gaillard
7 Biological Speculation by Funkadelic
8 Make Life Easy On Me (Alternative version) by Lancelot Layne
9 Pocketful Of Rainbows by Elvis Presley
10 Party Time by The Heptones
11 Never Been To Spain by Three Dog Night
12 Respect by Norma Fraser
13 Tiny Bubbles by Don Ho
14 Clean Up Woman by Carla Thomas
15 Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky by Lee Dorsey
16 Rum and Coca-Cola by The Andrews Sisters
17 Chinito Chinito by Ry Cooder
18 El Carretero by Buena Vista Social Club
19 누가 빗물을 막을것인가 by Kim Se Hwan
20 Mama Tried by Merle Haggard
21 Yakkety Yak by The Coasters
22 Atomic Bomb by Hot Chip
23 Keep On Pushing by The Impressions
24 Wish I Had Not Said That by J.J. Cale
25 Wake Up by Oliver Mtukudzi
26 Seven Wonders by Fleetwood Mac
27 Rise by Blinky Bill


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