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In Your Ear: Pam Grier's Play List

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In Your Ear: Pam Grier's Play List

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Action hero Pam Grier shares her eclectic music tastes, which range from soothing Tibetan yoga music, to a ballad by Prince, to some funky James Brown.

ALLISON KEYES, host:

Tomorrow on this program, we'll hear from another star of "Just Wright," Pam Grier. She's got a new memoir out on the shelves. Today though, we want to share with you some of Pam's musical taste as she offered up some of her favorites in the segment we like to call In Your Ear.

Ms. PAM GRIER (Actress, Author): Hi, I'm Pam Grier and I listen to Anugama, and it is a Tibetan chimes, spa or yoga music that I put on in the morning. It's called "Shamanic Dreams II."

(Soundbite of music)

Ms. GRIER: I practice yoga and breathing and my dogs love it and I can look out over the trees and the forests and the pasture, and it looks like the trees are dancing to this music. There's just no - and it's just so calming and soothing.

(Soundbite of music)

Ms. GRIER: And I'm also listening to Prince, "Sanctuary."

(Soundbite of song, "Sanctuary")

Ms. GRIER: It's soothing.

(Soundbite of song, "Sanctuary")

PRINCE (Musician): (Singing) Mirror, where your sweet, sweet reflection used to be. There is hope, there is joy, my soul sanctuary.

(Soundbite of song, "Hot Pants")

Mr. JAMES BROWN (Musician): (Singing) One, two. One, two, three, uh.

Ms. GRIER: And I like old school James Brown. I like "Mother Popcorn" and "Hot Pants."

(Soundbite of song, "Hot Pants")

Mr. BROWN: (Singing) Hot pants - hey. Hot pants - uh.

Ms. GRIER: I love the beat and I love hearing how the instrumentation was so simple back then when he was recording it. It's pure. It's not digital and the vinyl is scratchy and it just takes me back to a really authentic music of that time. I love that. Its very rich. I like to listen to that.

(Soundbite of song, "Hot Pants")

Mr. BROWN: (Singing) Blowing my mind. Thinking of loosing that funky feeling, uh.

KEYES: That was actress Pam Grier sharing with us the music that's currently keeping her going. Tomorrow, we'll have a conversation with Grier about her career and her new memoir "Foxy: My Life in Three Acts.

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