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AJC Sepia African-American Music Appreciation Month Playlist

Beyonce, Sam Cooke, Kendrick Lamar and Mahalia Jackson. (Robb D. Cohen and AP file)
Beyonce, Sam Cooke, Kendrick Lamar and Mahalia Jackson. (Robb D. Cohen and AP file)

Just in time for summer, right on time for the re-release of “Purple Rain,” and before the dusk of African-American Music Appreciation Month, AJC Sepia is dropping its first Spotify Playlist.

The AJC Sepia 60, is a diverse and eclectic mix of sounds spanning from Nat King Cole’s “Sweet Lorraine to J. Cole’s “Love Yourz.”

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The Playlist was curated by AJC staffers, Michelle Miller, Rick Watkins, Rosalind BentleyEric Stirgus, Kimeko McCoy, David Gibson, Nedra Rhone, Jewel WickerStephanie ToonePete CorsonNajja ParkerSheila Poole and Ernie Suggs. 

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FILE - In this 1985 file photo, singer Prince performs in concert. Prince's old band is reuniting for some live shows following his death. Members of the Revolution made the announcement in a video posted online Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - In this 1985 file photo, singer Prince performs in concert. Prince's old band is reuniting for some live shows following his death. Members of the Revolution made the announcement in a video posted online Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP Photo, File)

On it, you will find classic artists like Al Green, Lauryn Hill and Public Enemy, as well as newcomers like Forever Jones and Chance the Rapper.

We go from “In the Upper Room,” to “The Thong Song.”

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So check out what we are listening to this summer and keep your ears open for more playlists from AJC Sepia.

During this show, she danced to Shawty Lo’s “Dey Know” before blowing a kiss towards the sky in honor of the late rapper. (Video by Jewel Wicker and Janay Kingsberry, edited by Erica A. Hernandez/AJC)