Hiss Golden Messenger's Cuts The Deepest Picks

Featuring Miles Davis, Alice Coltrane, Clifford Jordan Quartet, Run The Jewels and many more

Hiss Golden Messenger

Featuring Miles Davis, Alice Coltrane, Clifford Jordan Quartet, Run The Jewels and many more

June 7, 2021 4:00 am GMT
Last Edited June 28, 2023 2:32 pm GMT

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M.C Taylor is crafting an ongoing investigation into existential matters: of identity and self, of family and fatherhood, of faith, of art and what happens when it has to “pay the rent”. The result is one of the most profound and insightful catalogues from a contemporary musician.

Taylor spoke with Holler about what fuelled his album Quietly Blowing It, why hope feels like such a powerful emotion these days and the music he’s gravitated to most during the pandemic.

We asked him to discuss his five favorite songs or albums for Cuts The Deepest, and instead he came back with over three hours of music that has helped him most over the past year.

Featuring Miles Davis, Alice Coltrane, Clifford Jordan Quartet, Run The Jewels, Robert Plant, The Meters, Dennis Bovell, Mary Lou Williams, Madlib, The Brothers And Sisters, Allman Brothers Band, Herbie Hancock, Waylon Jennings, The Staple Singers and many more, listen to Hiss Golden Messenger's Cuts The Deepest playlist now:

Subscribe and listen to Hiss Golden Messenger' Cuts The Deepest Playlist:

  1. 1.

    Sivad - Live At The Cellar Door, Washington, DC - December

    Miles Davis

  2. 2.

    Powerful Paul Robeson

    Clifford Jordan Quartet

  3. 3.

    Yankee And The Brave (Ep. 4) (Feat. EI-P, Killer Mike)

    Run The Jewels

  4. 4.

    Angel Dance

    Robert Plant

  5. 5.

    Just Kissed My Baby

    The Meters

  6. 6.

    Rowing 12" Version

    Dennis Bovell

  7. 7.

    St. Martin de Porres

    Mary Lou Williams

  8. 8.

    Figaro (Feat. Madlib, MF DOOM)


  9. 9.

    Fool For You

    The Impressions

  10. 10.

    Turiya & Ramakrishna

    Alice Coltrane

  11. 11.

    Midnight Rider

    Allman Brothers Band

  12. 12.

    Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo (Francesco Messina)

    Raul Lovisoni

  13. 13.

    As He Walked Into The Field

    Robert Stillman

  14. 14.

    Hidden Shadows

    Herbie Hancock

  15. 15.

    Stumbling Block

    The Chantells

  16. 16.



  17. 17.

    I'm A Ramblin' Man

    Waylon Jennings

  18. 18.

    Talk To The Lord

    Natalie Bergman

  19. 19.

    Be Prepared

    Keith Poppin

  20. 20.

    The Times They Are A Changing (Feat. Merry Clayton)

    The Brothers And Sisters

  21. 21.

    Ghetto Man

    Roy Cousins And The Royals

  22. 22.

    In The Summertime - Live At The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA - October 21, 1981

    Bob Dylan

  23. 23.

    Two Sevens Clash


  24. 24.

    Blue And Sentimental - Remastered 2007/ Rudy Van Gelder Edition

    Ike Quebec

  25. 25.

    Deep In Love (Feat. Eric D. Johnson, Josh Kaufman, Anaïs Mitchell)

    Bonny Light Horseman

  26. 26.


    Comets On Fire

  27. 27.

    Long Walk To D.C

    The Staple Singers

  28. 28.

    Autumn Leaves

    Cannonball Adderley

  29. 29.

    Lonesome Sundown

    Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

  30. 30.

    Won't Last Long

    Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

  31. 31.

    Jah Vengeance (Feat. The Prophets)

    Yabby You

  32. 32.

    Rated X/Billy Preston

    Miles Davis

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