Sunday, May 19, 2013
Came across this joint earlier today on a playlist and though I would bring it back for another cut listen. Back in 2006, the Miami Vice Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released accompanying the film adaptation of the hit TV show. With that said, one of the standout joints from the soundtrack has to be the Moby and Patti LaBelle collaboration which finds Ms. LaBelle's vocals front and center surrounded by some impressive instrumentation from Moby. With that said, take a listen after the jump to their joint "One Of These Mornings" from the Miami Vice soundtrack and Enjoy!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
During Patti LaBelle's PBS special "Patti LaBelle - Live! One Night Only," she performed an amazing cover of the Ashford & Simpson classic "Is It Still Good To Ya?" along with her close friend and former president of her fan club Luther Vandross. In my opinion, these two together, can do no wrong and this goes down in my book as one of the most underrated duets and covers to occur in the past 20 years. With that said, check out their passionate duet after the jump and Enjoy!
A few years ago during Soul Train Music Award's tribute to Anita Baker, the famed music show brought out some big guns to honor the soulful vocal stylings of Ms. Anita Baker. With that said, Tamia was one of the highly talented vocalist who took part in the tribute and the Canadian songstress cooed out a sublime rendition of Anita's classic "Giving You The Best That I Got." Peep her rendition after the jump and Enjoy!
"Respect Yourself" - The Staple Singers
- Writers: Luther Ingram and Mark Rice
- Producer: Al Bell
- Classification: Gospel Soul, Southern Soul, Smooth Soul,
- Record Label: Stax Records
- Released in 1971 from
Mayer Hawthorne released his sophomore album How Do You Do in October of last year and one of my favorite joints from the set is the the mid-tempo thumper "No Strings." Released as the set's lead single, the song gain some traction, though not enough in my opinion. With that said, Hawthorne even recorded a live version of the joint for Stone Throws "Direct to Disc #1" and you can listen after the jump to his live performance of this solid mid-tempo.
Back in 1997, Usher released his sophomore album "My Way" and while the effort is best known for his hit singles "You Make Me Wanna...," "Nice & Slow" and the title-track "My Way," his cut with Monica, "Slow Jam" is one of those classic 90s jams that true fans of Usher and Monica jam to on the regular. With that said, take a listen after the jump to Usher's cut "Slow Jam" and Enjoy!
Back in 2010, Monica released her second single "Love All Over Me" off of her sixth studio album Still Standing. While "Love All Over Me" would go onto peak at #2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, it stalled somewhat on the Hot 100 peaking at a respectable 58. With that said, "Love All Over Me" is hands down my favorite Monica joint to be released in the past several years and I think we should all revisit this sublime ballad from Monica after the jump!
A little more late on this TV Rewind, but the third episode of R&B Divas air earlier this week on TV One and this week, the Divas were busy working own their own stuff with Monifah performing a showcase in NYC, Syleena Johnson hitting the studio, Keke heads to NYC to handle some business, and Faith revisiting her past and some history. In addition, information about a potential tour from the Divas hits the net and fallout ensues shortly after. Watch all of this and more go down after the jump and Enjoy!
Currently on tour supporting Beyoncé on the European leg of her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Luke James has been building an international fanbase and earlier this week, SBTV caught up with him and Luke performed a sublime mashup of his Grammy-nominated hit single "I Want You" and Janet Jackson's classic hit single "I Get So Lonely." Peep Luke James' sublime mashup of "I Want You/ I Get So Lonely" after the jump and Enjoy!
The Braxtons were at it again this past Thursday on their hit WeTV and while I am a bit late on episode ten of the third season, better late than never. With that said, this time the sisters and mom helped Tamar learn a little more about child birth, Trina practices to add her new single into Toni's set, and so much more. Peep it all go down after the jump in the latest edition of Braxton Family Values and Enjoy!
Friday, May 17, 2013
I've been jamming to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals recently and their joint "Paris (Ooh La La)" is just one of those jams that never truly gets old. With that said, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show a few years ago to perform their infectious single "Paris (Ooh La La)," which is off of their latest self-titled album Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. With that said, watch their on point performance after the jump and make sure you go out and get a copy of their album Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
"Fabulous" - Jaheim
- Writers: Berkeley, Brown, Carstarphen, Gist, McFadden, Muhammad, Whitehead
- Producer: KayGee
- Record Label: Divine Mill/Warner Bros.
- Released in 2002 from Still Ghetto
- Peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 & #7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks