Just Plain Ole Great Music! II

 

I was watching the Trumpet Awards 2019 Tribute to Aretha Franklin a few days ago and there was on stage a pretty, no,……… gorgeous young singer with everything right. It was my first time seeing her. Singing a song with a voice so clear, beautiful head of hair, yellow pants, strumming her guitar like a seasoned pro, and I fell in love without even knowing her name. Tyler Perry introduced her, but I wasn’t paying attention. I googled a few minutes ago and found that her chosen ‘stage’ name is H.E.R.. She explained the meaning of her name and other things that have recently happened in her life, in the interview on the James Corden show. yt A true diva in the making. Rarely have I seen a woman with a head of hair like hers. I wonder if all of it is her own, real hair. If it is, it’s beautiful.

H.E.R…………………….Hard Place (LIVE at the 61st Grammys) yt

No Ryme (Rhyme?) No Reason……………..George Duke yt

Love Spoken Here…………………………The Neville Brothers yt

Happy Feelings…………………………….Maze yt

Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: Smokey Robinson……………………..interview yt Anyone who likes “Tracks of My Tears” and anyone who likes Smokey,……….I think, will like to see a soft spot in the soul of this man revealed in this interview. Love you Smokey and Barry.

And You My Love………………………………..Chris Rea (black and white seashore video) yt

The following list of songs by Sade (live 2011) are video performances. By entering the song title and “(live 2011)” on Youtube, you will get the correct videos.

Smooth Operator, No Ordinary Love, Your Love Is King, Kiss of Life, Sweetest Taboo, Nothing Can Come Between Us, Paradise, Jezebel, Kiss of Life, and Sade introducing her band …..live in concert Sidney 9, Dec 2011. plus more ………………Sade yt

Love Is Stronger Than Pride……………Sade (Live 2011 San Diego) yt

(63) Sade………………………..Is It A Crime (Live Video from San Diego) yt

Where Do We Go From Here………………………Chris Rea yt

Children Of The Night………………………………….The Stylistics yt

On The Beach (Official Video)…………………….Chris Rea yt

I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World) (HQ)………………….Donald Fagen yt

Harvest For The World………………………..The Isley Brothers yt

Se Sequi…………………………………………………….Chris Rea yt

Summer Breeze…………………………………….The Isley Brothers yt

(again), And You My Love………………………Chris Rea yt

Sade……………….Cherry Pie (Live Video from San Diego) yt

Ebony Eyes…………………………Rick James ft. Smokey yt

Get Here…………………………..Oleta Adams yt

Baby Come To Me…………………… Regina Belle yt

This Is Love………………………….Regina Belle yt

This Is For The Lover In You…………………….Shalamar yt

I Want Your Love 1978 …………………..Chic!

Footsteps In The Dark…………………………… Isley Brothers

Here We Go Again (Orignal Full Length Album Version) ……………. The Isley Brothers yt

Make Me Say It Again Girl…………………………………Isley Brothers yt

Hello It’s Me……………………………………………………………..The Isley Brothers yt

Living for the Love of You…………………………………….Isley Brothers yt

Jamaica Funk…………………………………………Tom Browne yt Funking for Jamaica, baby.

Summer Madness (extended version)………………………………..Kool & The Gang yt

Hot Fun In The Summertime……………The Manhattan Transfer with Chaka Kahn yt

Stay……………………………………Rufus & Chaka Kahn yt

Everlasting Love………………………..Chaka Kahn yt

Hollywood………………….Rufus & Chaka Kahn yt

I’d Rather Have You………………….Earth, Wind, & Fire ft. Jessica Cleaves yt

I’ll Write A Song For You ………………………Earth , Wind, & Fire yt

Keep Your Head to The Sky……………………… Earth, Wind, & Fire yt

East Bay……………………………Boney James yt

The Music Inside………………………..Smooth Jazz Guitar Chuck Loeb yt

101 Eastbound…………………………………..Four Play yt

Forest Flower (Sunrise/Sunset)…………………………Charles Lloyd yt

High Rise……………………………..Ashford & Simpson yt

C’est La Vie……………………………..Robbie Nevil yt

You’re So Vain……………………..Carly Simon yt The video is the one with the time length 4:26 2.3M views 7 years ago.

Night Flight…………………………….Joe Sample yt

After Hours……………………………..Ronny Jordan yt

Havana Moon………………………….Chuck Berry yt

Brown Eyed Girl………………………Isley Brothers yt

Everybody Dance………………………..Chic yt

Good Times…………………………………..Chic yt

Le Freak (Top Pop)…………………………Chic yt

Ole Smokey………………………..Graham Central Station yt

Larry Graham & GCS with special guest Prince Live at BB King’s NY yt

Morris Day and the Time Jungle Love clip (Toronto Jazz Fest 2015) yt

You Don’t Know My Name………………………..Alicia Keys (Official Music Video) yt

If I Ain’t Got You……………………..Alicia Keys (Official Music Video) yt

No One…………………………………….Alicia Keys (Official Music Video) yt

Rainy Night In Georgia……………………Randy Crawford yt

Road Less Traveled………………………….Joe Sample yt

Wear This Ring (with Love)……………………..Detroit Emeralds yt

I’m Gonna Get There……………………..Creative Source yt

Please Sunrise, Please……………………….. The Young Holt Unlimited yt Please Sunrise, Please is as beautiful and enchanting to me now as it was when I first heard during my first year at the university.

Soulful Strut…………………………………Young-Holt Unlimited yt

Grazing In The Grass…………………………Hugh Masekela yt

Grazing In The Grass………………………..Friends Of Distinction yt

One Less Bell To Answer…………………..The Fifth Dimension (Soul Train) yt

Up, Up, and Away……………………………The Fifth Dimension (Bubblerock video 4) yt

Aquarius -Let The Sunshine In……………The Fifth Dimension yt

House Of The Rising Sun……………………The Animals (1964) clip yt

Riders On The Storm………………………………. The Doors (Extended) Remastered Version yt

Little Red Riding Hood………………………..Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs yt

Maureen…………………………………………Sade yt

Out of curiosity, I played “Never As Good As The First Time” with lyrics, a few minutes ago. I never cared much for this song and still don’t like it that much. It always sounded like she was singing about a junkies’s first time high. I have heard junkies speak those exact words. From my experience, love, lust, and sex, only got better after the first time.

Bad Luck…………………….Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes (Soul Train:1975) Audio Remastered Check out the steps and powder blue suits. yt

That’s Why (I Love You So)………………………..Jackie Wilson yt

Danny Boy………………………………………..Jackie Wilson yt

Jackie Wilson…………………The Man Behind The Music yt

Shake You Down…………………………Gregory Abbott yt

Float On………………………….. Floaters (Official Video) yt

Papillon (aka Hot Butterfly)………………………Chaka Khan -lyrics HD yt

Just One Wish……………………Brian Simpson/Norman Brown (HD) yt

Make Me Yours…………………………..Betty Swann (Official audio) yt

When I’m Gone………………………………Brenda Holloway yt

Since I Lost My Baby…………………………..The Temptations yt

Jerry Butler………………………………………For Your Precious Love (1958) yt

Billy Butler & Infinity……………………………………..I Don’t Want To Lose You yt

Cry, Cry, Baby -(lyrics)………………………Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters yt

This Old Heart Of Mine…………………….. The Isley Brothers yt the original version (4.7M viewers – 5 yrs ago)

As Long As I Have Your Love……………………Chris Rea yt Video with 6.2M views

Long As I Live……………………..Toni Braxton (official music video) yt

Morris Day And The Time …The Bird yt

Vesta Williams – -Unsung

Part I, II, and III yt

Baby, Workout——on Shindig 1965………………Jackie Wilson yt

Lonely Teardrops…………………… Jackie Wilson  yt Classic Dick Clark Show performance

Jackie Wilson……………………(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher  yt   The dance clip of Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth is fantastic.  Dancers extraordinaire!

Native New Yorker……………………………..Odyssey 1977 yt

It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World 1966……………………….James Brown  yt

It’s A Man’s World in Live………………………….James Brown & Luciano Pavarotti yt

Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel (HQ)…………………………..Tavares  yt

Don’t Take Away The Music…………………Tavares (retro video & audio edited)  HQ

This Old Heart of Mine………………………………… The Isley Brothers  yt   The original version (4.7M viewers – 5 years ago) The musical arrangement of this version always pull at my musical heart strings.

This Old Heart of Mine…………………………………Bettye Swann  yt

This Old Heart of Mine…………………………………Lamont Dozier    yt  Anyone who likes the songs of the song writing team,  Holland Dozier Holland, will probably like  the CD, Reflections of Lamont Dozier.  Lamont Dozier has for a long time, been one of my favorites.   His Black Bach CD is a kicker.

Fool On The Hill (1968)  ……………………….Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66   yt

Scarborough Fair……………………………….Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66  yt

Grooving…………………………………………The Young Rascals    yt

It’s A beautiful Morning………………………….The Young Rascals  yt

Al Day Music………………………………………War   (HD)  yt

I want To Hold Your Hand (Official Musical Video)……………………..Lakeside  yt

Gigolos Get Lonely Too……………………………….The Time   yt

Gigolos Get Lonely Too *Fan Video*………………..The Time   yt

Say Yes………………………………………………Lakeside  yt

Fishnet…………………………………………….Morris Day    yt

Real Love………………………………Lakeside  yt

You’re Still a Young Man…………………..Tower of Power    yt

What Is Hip?……………………………………Tower of Power   yt

I’ll Try Something New……………Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations  yt

I’ll Try Something New……………………………….. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles  yt

I’ll Try Something New………………………………….Taste of Honey  yt

I’ll Try Something New………………………………….Smokey Robinson  yt

Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It is) Official Music Video….Patti LaBelle   yt

Diva, don’t you know (smile).

If Only You Knew……………………………….  Patti LaBelle  yt

On My Own  (Official Music Video) ft. ………………..Patti LaBelle     yt

Forever Mine…………………… The O’Jays (Official Video)  yt

What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’…………………..Stephanie Mills   yt

I Never Knew Love Like This Before…………………….Stephanie Mills   yt

You Know How To Love Me……………………..Phyllis Hyman      yt

No One In The World Live 11)…………………………Anita Baker   yt

River Deep, Mountain High (HQ)…………………………Ike & Tina Turner yt  with the famous  “wall of sound” arrangement of Phil Spector

Proud Mary (live) 1982……………………………….Tina Turner   yt

Proud Mary…………………………..Creedence Clearwater Revival   yt

Private Dancer………………………………………..Tina Turner   yt  (26 M views)

Simply The Best……………………………………….Tina Turner  yt

Give Me Shelter……………………………Rolling Stones   yt

Gimme Some Loving……………………..Spencer Davis Group  yt

Green River (1969)…………………………………..Creedence Clearwater Revival yt  Video by 12mulligan  This  takes me back home. I had to go and find my Creedence Clearwater Revival “Greatest Hits CD”

Born On The Bayou……………………………..Creedence Clearwater Revival    yt

Blue Bayou………………………….Linda Ronstadt  yt

When Something Is Wrong With My Baby mp4 …………………Sam & Dave  yt

 

You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling…………………………The Righteous Brothers  Stereo  HiQ Hybrid JARichards Film y

  I Fooled Around And Fell In Love……………………………..Elvin Bishop  yt

Back In The High Life Again…………………………………….. Steve Winwood  yt

Brown Eyed Girl…………………………………………Van Morrison       yt

Romance……………………………….Hiroshi  Suzuki   yt

Sukiyaki……………………………..Taste of Honey  yt

Something About That Woman  (Official Music Video)……………………..Lakeside  yt

Expansions (Cosmic Funk 1974)………….  Lonnie Liston Smith & Cosmic Echoes     yt

Summer Nights………………………………..Lonnie Liston Smith     yt

Quiet Dawn……………………………………Lonnie Liston Smith   yt

Maputo……………………………..Bob James & David Sanborn  yt

Chicago Song………………………………………..David Sanborn   yt

Spooky………………………………………..David Sanborn    yt

 

 

In The Full Moon Light……………………………..3rd Force  yt

Cruisin’…………………………………Smokey Robinson  yt

Tracks Of My Tears…………………..Smokey Robinson & Linda Ronstadt  yt

Temptations………………………..My Girl & Get Ready (Rare Stereo Studio & TV Remaster  1965-66 ) Bubblerock  HD  yt

Stay In My Corner………………………….The Dells  ( Live  Circa 1972)

Come Spy With Me……………………The Miracles  yt  I use to go to Second Hand Tunes, a record store in Hyde Park ( in Chicago) to search for old music. There was , in the CD section, CD compilations of old songs familiar and unfamiliar.  Come Spy With Me was probably the “B” side of a 45.  Pretty little song.

I Just Wanna Stop…………………………………….Gino Vannelli  yt

Rosanna……………………………………………….Toto     yt

Everybody Is A Star………………………..Sly & The Family Stone   yt  and in reality, we are all children of stardust. Scientific fact. Stardust, the vision of sparkling magic that make dreams come true. Sly, can someone like me thank you enough for the beauty you brought?

If You Want Me To Stay…………………………….Sly & The Family Stone  yt   and Blue Sonata incense.  Light that joint and pass it, baby. (smile)

The Bird……………………….Morris Day & The Time    yt

Jerk Out (Live on the Arsenio Hall Show)………………The Time  yt

Michael Baisden introduces Morris Day and The Time       yt

Cool (1981)……………………………………………….The Time  yt

Quiet Storm………………………………Smokey Robinson  yt

Baby Come Close……………………..Smokey Robinson  yt

Why………………………………..John Boutte  yt….  There is an episode of Austin City Limits featuring the New Orleans Social Club after the disaster of Katrina.   This is one of the songs and video clips of that episode.  The songs are found on the New Orleans Social Club CD titled “Sing Me Back Home.”

New Orleans Social Club …………………………yt

This Is My Country…………………………Cyril Neville Sings (New Orleans Social Club) yt

Voodoo 6-19-1991 Tipitinas (Official)…………………….Neville Brothers   yt

All The Time In The World……………………………..Subdudes      yt

Fire On The Bayou 4/29/1987 unknown (Official)……………Neville Brothers  yt

The Neville Brothers…………………-Brother John/ Iko Iko / Jambalaya / They All Ask’d For You-5/6/1990  yt

Thrill Is Gone (with Randy Crawford)……………………….The Crusaders Live at Montreux 2003   yt

Street Life……………………………………..The Crusaders Live at Montreux 2003  yt

Way Back Home……………..The Crusaders Live at Montreux 2003 yt

Hey Pocky Way  10/31/1991 Municipal Auditorium New Orleans (Official)…………The Neville Brothers  yt