Sunday Soul Session: DJ Rahdu – Some Jazz 22: The New Jazz Sound

 

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I remember picking up Robert Glasper’s In My Element and being surprised to hear the Hip Hop, soul and elements of other genres dispersed throughout the album. Although, already a Jazz fan, I was elated at hearing my generation’s music represented in an art form that was previously, largely guarded from exploration and breaking form. It seems from that moment until now, as the 2010s come to a close, Jazz has reversed its position and also permeated itself into the prevalent genres of music. Glasper aside, Jazz musicians have become the new rock stars it seems – Common even took Jazz musicians (Glasper, Karriem Riggins, Keyon Harrold, Derrick Hodge, & Elena Pinderhughes) to perform at the White House. The soundtrack to Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed album, To Pimp A Butterfly was largely composed and performed by the West Coast Get Down, and some of your favorite emcees can’t perform without cats like Robert “Sput” Searight, Nate Smith & Maurice Brown.

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Sunday Soul Session: Christmas Mix 8

 

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Totally going left field with the start of this year’s Christmas mix. Good music is good music, and I’m all about good music. Enjoy.

Kenny Rodgers & Dolly Parton – Winter Wonderland-Sleigh Ride
Lady Antebellum – Christmas
Blake Shelton feat.Kelly Clarkson – There’s A New Kid In Town
Alan Jackson – Just Put a Ribbon in Your Hair
Gary Allan – Please Come Home for Christmas
Alison Krauss – Only You Can Bring Me Cheer
Sam Bush – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Johnny Cash – The Christmas Guest
Carrie Underwood – What Child Is This
Reba McEntire – Away In a Manger
Toby Keith – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Alan Jackson – Let It Be Christmas
Loretta Lynn – Silver Bells
Darius Rucker – What God Wants for Christmas
Alabama – Little Drummer Boy
Patty Loveless – O Come All Ye Faithful
Reba McEntire – Silent Night

Sunday Soul Session Valentine’s Day Mix 2016

Valentine Day 2016

Love in the air along with the snow and this mix was made with the intent to warm you up today. As always a nice batch of classics and current declarations of love. As always click here and enjoy.

 

Heatwave – Always and Forever
Natalie Cole – Inseparable
D’ Angelo – Lady
Earth Wind & Fire – Reason
Freddie Jackson feat. Natalie Cole – I Do
Keith Sweat feat. Jacci McGhee – Make It Last Forever
Minnie Riperton – Loving You
Ledisi – I Swear
Anthony Hamilton – Better Days (iTunes Originals Version)
Otis Redding – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
The O’Jays – Forever Mine
Chrisette Michele – YouTubeTogether
Amel Larrieux – I Do Take 2

Sunday Soul Session: Christmas Mix 5

Christmas mix 5

 

Wanted to be a bit more traditional, putting Christ in Christmas and still having the fun songs that we all know and love. Click here and Enjoy.

1. Intro – Intro
2. Anthony Hamilton feat. Chaka Khan – The Christmas Song
3. Dionne Warwick – My Favorite Things
4. Ella Fitzgerald – Let It Snow!
5. Mariah Carey – The First Noel
6. Norah Jones – It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
7. Sarah Vaughan – What Child Is This
8. Mahalia Jackson – O Holy Night
9. Gloria Estefan – Christmas Through Your Eyes
10. Freddie Jackson – At Christmas
11. Maysa – Christmas Time Is Here
12. SmokeyMOKEY Robinson – Deck The Halls
13. Carole King – Sleigh Ride
14. The Four Tops and Aretha Franklin – White Christmas
15. Mint Condition – Someday At Christmas
16. Gerald Alston & Shanice – Christmas Presence
17. Johnny Gill – Give Love On Christmas Da

Sunday Soul Session: Christmas Mix 4

Christmas mix

 

It’s been a couple of years since I did this and with a lot of music I’ve come across for the holiday I figured I’d get back in the mix again. This a mix with a lot of Jazz, I know everyone has different tastes but everyone loves Christmas music. Click here Enjoy.

Ramsey Lewis Trio – The Christmas Song
Anita Baker – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Ray Charles & Nina Simone – Baby,It’s Cold Outside
Cassandra Wilson -The Little Drummer Boy
Israel & New Breed feat. Lalah Hathaway – Silent Nocturne
India Arie & Joe Sample feat. Michael McDonald – Merry Christmas Baby
Stanley Clarke – Christmas in Rio
Kem feat. Ledisi – Be Mine For Christmas
Dave Koz feat. Eric Benet, Johnny Mathis, Heather Headley, Richard Marx, Jona – All You Need Is Love
Charlie Parker – White Christmas
Will Downing -Christmas Time Is Here
Robert Glasper & Doobie Powell – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Sunday Soul Session: Funk Doobie 4

 

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Another funk mix in the Funk Doobie series. A nice amount oldies but goodies click here and ENJOY

1. Intro – Intro
2. The O Jays – Love Train
3. Salsoul Orchestra – Getaway
4. Rufus Thomas – The Breakdown part 1
5. Joe Tex – Papa Was, Too
6. Funkadelic – Good Ole Music
7. Norman Feels – Mr. Wanna Be
8. Kool & The Gang – This You, This Is Me
9. Little Ann – One Way Street
10. Leroy Hutson – Let’s Be Lonely Together
11. Sly & The Family Stone – 01 Luv N’ Haight
12. UPP – Give It To You
13. 9th Creation – Rule of Mind
14. D’Angelo – 1000 Deaths
15. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Claudine Theme 1
16. The Four Tops – Peace Of Mind

Sunday Soul Session: Valentines Day 2015

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A Day Late and a little lighter in the pockets but completely worth it being this happy. Moving on from the sappy stuff, here is a nice mix of old CLASSIC slow jams about love and being loved. Click here and Enjoy.

 

1.Intro – Intro
2. Keith Sweat – I’ll Give All My Love To You
3. Anita Baker – Angel
4. Maxwell – Whenever Wherever Whatever
5. Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye – You’re All I Need To Get By
6. Luther Vandross & Cheryl Lynn – If This World Were Mine
7. Whitney Houston – You Give Good Love
8. Atlantic Starr – Always
9. Peaches & Herb – Close Your Eyes
10. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – The Closer I Get To You
11. Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee
12. Patti LeBelle – Love, Need, And Want You
13. Donny Hathaway – A Song For You
14. John Legend – Ordinary People
15. Minnie Riperton – Loving You