WELDON IRVINE - "MORNING SUNRISE"
WELDON IRVINE - "MORNING SUNRISE"
His genius is mostly only known by the truest of music aficionados; but his work is the foundation of so many classics of multiple genres. Weldon Irvine once worked for The Legendary Nina Simone-playing Organ, serving as Bandleader, Arranger, and Road Manager. He wrote "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" which would turn into HUGE Hits for Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and Aretha Franklin. He would go on to record several albums of his own, and write/produce at least 20 stage musicals. And his magic would even transcend into the future generations, as he worked actively on albums by Mos Def, BlackStar & others. The featured song of this blog post, "Morning Sunrise," was sampled for Jay-Z's classic "Dear Summer" and also "Bitch Is Crazy" by Drake. The original appeared on his 1979 LP "The Sisters." Sadly, Weldon Irvine's time on this Earth came to close on April 9, 2002. However, his music and contributions will go on FOREVER...
CHERRELLE & ALEXANDER O'NEAL - "SATURDAY LOVE"
As much as I love other genres of music, none can set the course of the day like a good soulful love song. Soak it up & have a Great Day!
"When I look at you
Memories of love
Like no one before
You stay on my mind
(Special feelings, special times)
Feeling so special
(I was yours and you were mine)
Made for each other, girl
(All the good I won't forget)
Staying on my mind, girl
(Saturday, the day we met)
Girl, you know I can't leave you behind
There's never any question
You will be my Saturday love"
ERYKAH BADU - "ORANGE MOON"
No better way to start off the day with a combined dose of Love & Intelligence.
This has always been one of my favorite Erykah Badu songs, and hearing takes me back to a beautiful time in my life. More importantly, for those with awareness of the teachings of The Nation of Gods & Earths/Five Percenters, this song has a Much Deeper Meaning.
And yes, she is One of Us. P.E.A.C.E.
"I'm an Orange Moon
I'm brighter than before
Brighter than ever before
I'm an Orange Moon and I shine so bright
Cause I reflect the light of my sun
I praise the day, he turned my way
And smiled at me
He gets to smile and I get to be orange, that I love to be
How good it is, how good it is..."
WHITNEY HOUSTON - "SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU"
Happy Birthday Whitney!!!
JAZZ SPASTIKS feat APANI B FLY - "MOVE"
Plastic surgery, controversy, and monopolized promotion of what's supposedly "HOT," will leave most to think that Nicki & Iggy are the only females out there representing Hip Hop. And will I must admit to enjoying LOOKING at Nicki Minaj, WITH THE VOLUME TURNED ALL THE WAY DOWN, there are so many other female EMCEES out there that would send those two chicas home crying after analyzing their Line-for-Line Artistry. Apani B Fly is just ONE of those ladies... If this smooth & mellow groove & Apani's laid back flow doesn't help start your day off on the right note, then you should just go back to bed.
BAHAMADIA - "TRUE HONEY BUNS"
One of my faves off of Bahamadia's 1996 Album "Kollage," "True Honey Buns" was the on the B-Side to the lead-ff single "UKnowHowWeDo." The lone Female of The Gangstarr Foundation waxes poetic about a night out with the girls, in which she watches in horror as one of her fellow Conservative chicks turns Groupie over Method Man.
"star stud events must trigger hoochie alerts cuz Kia went berserk, diggy low at first subtle body language actin'like a flirt tongue stickin out wit da' baby doll pout talkin' all loud I'm like what's dis all about..."
With Highly Intelligent Lyricism & a ill smooth-Monotone Flow, Bahamadia warns the ladies on how not to get played. "It Ain't What You Do, It's How You Do It."
" I thought you was my peeps I said I thought you was together your actions bounce on all these chicks in here like a reflector I'm tryin nah school you sis you its plain that you don't know no better - I'm not da one to judge so do what you gotta do but it ain't what you do its how you do it..."
BOBBY WOMACK - "THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT CHA'" & "CLOSE TO YOU"
Life Lessons from The Legendary Bobby Womack. Rest In Peace & Power!
JAY ELECTRONICA FEAT. LATONYA GIVENS -