Friday, July 18, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Thelonious Monk - CBS Overdye T-Shirt
Thelonious Monk hits the keys during his famous 1963 CBS Recording Sessions in a stylized violet photo graphic on the front of this premium black, 100% cotton t-shirt. Presented by and featuring a photograph by legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall, with distressed overdye print and soft, reinforced construction for authentic vintage style and quality, this is a a truly stunning tee - any Monk fan's Dream.
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Friday, July 11, 2014
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Lately I've been checking out more of the Grammy nominated Gospel acts out there. According to Wiki;
Tyrone "Tye" Tribbett (born January 26, 1976) is an American gospel music singer, songwriter, keyboardist, choir director and founder of the Grammy-nominated and Stellar-Award winning gospel group Tye Tribbett & G.A. (short for 'Greater Anointing.')I really enjoy the energy that this song has.
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Friday, July 04, 2014
Here is another one of my favorite singers of all time. When you listen to Nat King Cole it is easy to understand why he is considered one of the greats of all time.
Check out the video below and if you like it please support good music by buying it. Nat King Cole : Embraceable You
Nat King Cole - Embraceable you
1. All for You
2. Gee baby, Ain't I good to you
3. Jumpin'at capitol
4. Straighten up and fly right
5. Embraceable you
6. I just can't see for looking
7. It's only a paper moon
8. Sweet Lorraine
9. What is this thing called love
10. I realize now
11. I'm a shy guy
12. Don't blame me
13. I'm Thru' with love
14. You're nobody till somebody loves you
15. The frim fram sauce
16. Get your kicks on route 66
17. I don't know why-I just do
18. I'm in the mood for love
19. For sentimental reasons
20. When I take my sugar to tea
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Spent the morning listening to a new Moanin' at Midnight: The Howlin' Wolf Project
by the Tomas Doncker Band. And I have to say it is good stuff. I really like their rendition of Howlin Wolf's "Spoonful".
This band is exactly the kind of music that I enjoy listening to, they are rooted in traditional blues music, but are also pushing the boundaries and not just kicking out the same old sound. This band does Traditional Blues, Psychedelic Blues, Soul, and I think I hear some Reggae/World Music influences in there. And it is all done with style and skill.
Check out this video of their song "Shook Down" which was co-written by the legendary Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa. I also love the harmonica being played in this video.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
When I woke up this morning, my wife was laying there staring at me with those baby browns... made me think of this song.
My favorite part of the lyric is;
"... you better look out little brown eyes, if you're wise, they sparkle, they bubble, they going to get you into a whole lot of trouble... Oh baby them there eyes! ..."
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Very Cool Photos of HipHop Greats From Rolling Stone.Com Rarely Seen Images of ... Raps First 25 Years. From Grandmaster Flash to Snoop Dogg through the lens of Lisa Leone.
I really love Lisa Leone's captions that accompany these pictures, she makes you feel like you are there when she took these pictures.
I guess part of the delight of viewing these photos is realizing that some of the greats of HipHop were just kids when they started that whole thing.
And this post also got me thinking about how much Blues music and HipHop has in common, but I'll go into that more in depth in another post.
I did not see this live, but I love Yolanda Adams and her voice. She is amazing and she did such a wonderful job on this Lionel Richie Gospel song "Jesus Is Love".
Yolanda Adams @ Amazon.com