Friday, August 29, 2008

Flashback - Fantasia Barrino on Idol singing "Summertime"

No matter how you feel about the show American Idol, you can't deny Fantasia ripped it in this performance ...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Estelle w/Cee-Lo - "Pretty Please"

Estelle - Pretty Please

I saw this video and song on Music Video Cast (Very nice site BTW). I like it. Nice sound and good "plot" for the video. I may have to play this in EP21. Good duet. Thoughts??

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mirth:Nadir EP20 - "I was a fool to let you in ... "

Lionel Richie, Mary J Blige, Amerie, Otis Redding highlight EP20 of Mirth:Nadir. Thank you for listening. Remember, to reach me you can call 1-800-882-9291, visit the website at or email me at Enjoy the show!!

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Jojo singing back in the day!

Check out a very, very young Jojo singing some Aretha Franklin ... little girl does a good job too!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Raphael Saadiq w/Janelle Monae August 17th … Los Angeles, California @ the Roxy

The crowd was definitely out tonight as the line was around the corner at 7:45 PM. Once inside it was standing room only and you had better find your place in the crowd real quick. The DJ was spinning some songs as the crown anticipated the first guest. Luckily for me I had heard of Janelle Monae due to some youtube clips posted on The Urban Blogger so I was intrigued to see if the hype was the real deal.

Janelle came out on the stage at 9:00 PM and immediately caught the entire venues attention as she opened with heavy, heavy energy and kept it up for the entire show. She sang three cuts from her library. I believe the three were 'The March of the Wolfmasters', 'Smile' and 'Sincerely, Jane'. My personal favorite was Smile as she sang this ballad in tune and effortlessly and had the crowd swaying and singing along. Janelle closed off the show with as much high energy as she began the show and the crowd was definitely buzzing. I now see what the hype is all about and at first blush it is definitely warranted. She danced and pranced around stage and worked the crowd without even trying to hard. She is definitely eccentric and unique as she displayed her full stage personality (mannerisms included) in approximately 25 minutes.

As the crowd waited for Raphael Saadiq to come on stage, the temperature began to rise (is there air conditioning at the Roxy?), and restlessness ensued. At approximately 10:50 PM, Raphael Saadiq came on stage and began his show. He worked through many of his older hits and mixed in several of his new songs from his new album. A few songs caught my attention. The first one that comes to mine is “Just Me and You” … Raphael actually lowered the volume of the band and had the crowd sing along with the chorus, “don’t worry about you … don’t worry about me … don’t worry about a damn thing baby …” and switched it up to how he used to sing it back in the day. At this time he had the crowd eating out of his hand.

Of course he dabbled with a few melodies from old Tony! Toni! Tone! hits such as ‘The Blues’, ‘Anniversary’ , ‘It Never Rains in Southern California’ and others. My only wish was that he would have sang the entire song because we were ready to sing along verse for verse (especially It never rains …) He left me wanting more. The second song he sang that personally moved me was “You Should be Here”. I could tell Raphael was feeling this song and the crowd was into to it as well. Good call on this one. After his curtain call , he ended the show with a few new songs from his new album which should be another quality Raphael Saadiq project. Overall, it was a very good show. It is good to see that people in LA still know about true R&B and come out to support the artists. Next time play me even more old Tony! Toni! Tone! And play “Tick Tock” for the crowd because they were screaming for it!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

MN EP 19-"When your name was called, you found a place to hide"

Welcome back to EP19 of Mirth:Nadir. Joe, The Isley Brothers, Cassie, and Janet Jackson highlight another strong show for you this week. Thanks to Antonio Carter who stopped by and talked with us for a few minutes.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sade singing live ...

Check out Sade singing live. It is about time we see her release a new album. Sooner than later.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Love you Down" Ready for the World

This is one of the best love songs made in the last 25 years or so. I wish I could play this song on every show. What do you think?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mirth:Nadir EP 18 "If someone has to lose I don't want to play ..."

Exclusive interview with Grammy-nominated Raheem Devaughn in this episode!!!

Music from Sade, Mario, Colby Caillat, Rafael Saadiq and more inside.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Joss Stone sings "The Chokin' Kind" in Buenos Aires.

I am pretty sure this is in Buenos Aires back in 2007. One of my favorite songs from the last three or four years. I wonder out loud how someone so young could write a song with such poignant lyrics (I am pretty sure she wrote the lyrics to this sond).

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Marvin Gaye sings the National Anthem ... then Nona Gaye joins him too!!

This is the classic that Marvin sang in 1983 at the All-Star Game in LA. The "Redeem Team" for 2008 Olympic basketball is using this as their theme song.

This is the duet in 2004.

Which version do you like?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mirth:Nadir EP17 - "You can't imagine how much I needed you ..."

Marvin Gaye, Morris Day & the Time, Carrie Underwood, Mya, Vivian Greene and Phyllis Hyman highlight EP17 of Mirth:Nadir. Thanks for listening. 

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