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On Green Dolphin Street

On Green Dolphin Street by Miles Davis is one of my favorite classical jazz songs. It reminds me of Christmas, Thanksgiving, my mom’s hugs, my dad’s white beans and rice, and my brothers jokes….all rolled into one feeling. I listen to it when I need to find my center, and my happy place. It’s one of those songs that always reminds me of who I am, and where I come from.

Origanally composed by Bronislaw Kaper in 1947, On Green Dolphin Street was composed for a feature film by the same name. Miles Davis transformed it into a jazz standard and made it the classic is today. Enjoy 🤗  

Song of the Week

Where There is Love – Patrice Rushen

I just stumbled across an old Patrice Rushen track, and I’m in LOVE. I’ve always loved Ms. Rushen growing up. As a matter of fact, her most notable hit, Forget Me Nots, was my jam, but I obviously missed some of her catalogue.
I heard Where There is Love for the first time last night, and got super annoyed. How did I miss this 80’s gem? How did I miss this amazing song from the very musical era I’ve grown to love so much?
Where There is Love, from Rushen’s 1982 album Straight from the Heart, is a beautiful and musically poetic piece of music about the very fantasy of love that all black women daydream of. The musicianship captured my ear before the lyrics did, but after hearing it for the like the 5th time, I began to relate to the words in the song. They remind me of what I hope to find in life… Love, security, and satisfaction. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.

 

Family Business 🙌🏾

   Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy…. man, two of my favorite NOLA artists. Their new project,,Family Business, is truly a dope way to start off 2017. From the instrumentals to the lyrical content, this project reminds me of cruising down Chef Menteur Hwy in New Orleans east pre Katrina. It reminds me of the days me and my brother Khalil used to walk to Six Flags NOLA from my grandmother Momae’s house. It reminds me of daiquiris, king cake, and the 504 boys. This mixtape really brings me back… check it out: https://itun.es/us/L1RGgb

I Decided. 

         I purposely distance myself from “commercial” artists, especially in the hip hop realm… but this new Big Sean album though. Bruh.. I’m super impressed. Sean’s latest project, I Decided, is a refreshing and well crafted lyrical experience for my ears. With only five features, this fourteen track album pretty much hit the mark for me. Not to mention, Eminem’s verse on No Favors is like the icing on the cake. Same Time, Pt. 1 is also a dope one.. check it out here: 

https://itun.es/us/R6NXgb