Music

New Year’s 2017 Live Music Playlist

Over the weekend and in between watching the Twilight Zone marathon and helping my mom set up her new Kindle, I set up my iTunes to just play all my live recorded music.  Could you imagine going to a concert and listening to Chaka Khan, Sade, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Mary J Blige, Madonna, Wham!, Big Daddy Kane, Massive Attack, and Jodeci.  That would be really unrealistic, but pretty awesome!  I blasted all of these artists in my living room stereo and it was fantastic!

My new year’s resolution: enjoy life more with music. Here is what I listened to:

Experience: Jill Scott 826+ by Jill Scott

Live By Erykah Badu (You Betta Call Tyrone… Call Him..)

Lovers Live by Sade

Blue (Live) by Wham!

Safe From Harm Live by Massive Attack

Papa Was a Rolling Stone Live by George Michael

Wrath of Kane Live by Big Daddy Kane

Come and Talk To Me Live (Uptown Unplugged Live) by Jodeci

Forever My Lady Live (Uptown Unplugged Live) by Jodeci

I Don’t Want To Do Anything Else by (Uptown Unplugged Live) Mary J Blige and K-Ci

Live at Jakarta International Jazz Festival with Chaka Khan and Incognito

Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour by Michael Jackson

The Girlie Show: Live Down Under by Madonna

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party by Various Artists

Holiday Music Playlist 2017!

It is time to add some Christmas music to my iPod.  Many of them are old classics and there is something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season!

Joy To The World – Whitney Houston (My favorite Christmas song ever!)

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Best Christmas album ever!)

Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas – Ella Fitzgerald

Currier & Ives: Christmas Treasures – The London Symphony Orchestra

Jingle Bells – Duke Ellington Trio

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Luther Vandross

Winter Wonderland – Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby and David Bowie

Santa’s Got a Bag of Soul – The Soul Saints Orchestra

Cool Yule – Louis Armstrong

This Christmas – Donny Hathaway

Do They Know It’s Christmas – Various Artists

Winter Wonderland – Lena Horne

Let It Snow, Let It Snow Lena Horne

Santa Claus Is Coming – Les Paul and Mary Ford

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland

Ask Yourself – Sunday People

My Favorite Things – The Supremes

What Child Is This? – Vanessa Williams

Last Christmas – Wham!

What Christmas Means – Stevie Wonder

Every Year, Every Christmas – Luther Vandross

Christmas in Hollis – Run-DMC

Christmas in New Orleans – Louis Armstrong

All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey

Let It Snow – Boys II Men

Happy Holidays – Peggy Lee

Christmas Time – Chris Starney

Here Comes Santa – Ramsey Lewis Trio

 

Fall 2017 Music Playlist!

Times to switch up my iTunes playlist for the autumn!

I like taking long walks around the neighborhood to take in all the beautiful, changing leaf colors in the trees.  It’s nice to listen to cool music especially jazz with a little hip-hop here and there while absorbing the scenery, the cool air and reading a good book with some apple cider and candy corn.

Here’s my list of albums you should check out:

Kind of Blue by Miles Davis

A Love Supreme by John Coltrane

Monk’s Dream by Thelonious Monk

Ella and Louis by Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong

Jazzmatazz by Guru

 

 

Summer Music Playlist 2017!

Everyone knows that music is the soundtrack to my life.  I love all kinds of music – hip-hop, reggae, r&b, rock, electronica, pop, jazz – you name it.  If it has a good beat, I most likely have that song on my iPod!

Summer is a great time to refresh your playlists with tunes that set the mood for the hot days and sizzling nights.  I listed some songs below that I am feeling right now.  None of them are current chart toppers playing on the radio today, but rather, timeless hits.  Plus, a lot of today’s music is garbage, but I digress…  I’m in a 90s kind of world, and I am glad I got my… playlist.  A good song, no matter when it was made, never goes out of style.

This list is in no particular; they are just random, cool summer songs.

If Loving You Is All That I Have To Do (Live) by Mary J Blige and K-Ci

Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream by Aretha Franklin

When You’re Near Me by Guru

A La Claire Fontaine by MC Solaar

Where It’s At by Beck

Dance Wit Me by Chaka Khan

You’ve Got The Love by DJ Center

Summer Sun by Koop

Monie in the Middle by Monie Love

A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays by De La Soul

Flashback by Fat Freddy’s Drop

The Bridge by MC Shan

The Bridge Is Over by Boogie Down Productions (because it is only fair to have this song too!)

Beasts of No Nation by Fela Kuti

Waiting in Vain by Bob Marley

Let’s Dance by David Bowie

No, No, No by Dawn Penn

Fly Girl by Queen Latifah

Club Tropicana by Wham!

Spoonman by Soundgarden

That’s The Way The World Goes Round by Earth, Wind, and Fire

Money Can’t Buy It by Annie Lenox

Save the Overtime (For Me) by Gladys Knight and the Pips

So What by Miles Davis