Music Monday | End of Summer

I know there has been a little bit of silence on our playlist front. Well I was taking a small break to prepare for the fall/winter season. Now that the summer is almost over, the kids are going back to school, and the weather is going to get a little chillier. I put together a list to give the summer a proper send off. Enjoy!

Weekly Playlist September 4

Steely Dan “Do it Again”
Alina Baraz, Galimatias “Show Me”
Outkast “Prototype”
Dâm Funk “Night Stroll”
Croquet Club “Summer”
SG Lewis, Louis Mattrs “No Less”
A-SHO, Lucky Rose “Sunset”
Nora En Pure “On the Beach’”
Empire of the Sun “Walking on a Dream”
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Aeroplane”
Third Eye Blind “Semi-Charmed Life”
Red Red Wine “UB40″
Bob Marley & the Wailers  “Is This Love”
The Knocks, POWERS “Classic”
Sugar Ray ”Fly”
MGMT “Electric Feel”
The Temper Trap  “Sweet Disposition”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”
The Chainsmokers “Closer”
Major Lazer, Nyla, Fuse ODG “Light it Up”


Here is the link to the playlist.

’67 | Weekly Playlist

So this weekend there is a movie coming out about the uprising here in Detroit during the summer of 1967. No matter what you know or don’t know about what happened in July 1967 in Detroit, you know that there was a lot of good music from the 60’s. There is a lot of media and talk about this movie, so I wanted to pay tribute to the music of that year and keep things light and positive.

Weekly Playlist August 1

Jefferson Airplane “Somebody to Love”
Aretha Franklin “Respect”
Frankie Valli “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
Wilson Pickett “Funky Broadway”
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
Van Morrison “Brown Eyed Girl”
Sonny & Cher “The Beat Goes On”
Tommy James and The Shondells “I Think We’re Alone Now’”
Sam & Dave “Soul Man”
Martha and The Vandellas “Jimmy Mack”
The Supremes “Reflections”
The 5th Dimension “Up, Up, and Away”
Dionne Warwick  “Alfie”
Jackie Wilson “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher”
Booker T & The MG’s ”Selfish”
Peaches & Herb “Close Your Eyes”
James Brown  “Cold Sweat”
Four Tops “Bernadette”
The Monkees “Daydream Believer”
Johnny Rivers “Baby I Need Your Lovin”

Here is the link for the playlist.

Weekend Hype | Weekly Playlist

This week has been kind one that you just want to sit around and do nothing, but there is no way you can do that at all! So, after off to a slow start to the week, I decided to share some songs that will get the weekend started. I know it’s Thursday, but it’s summer so doesn’t hurt to start one day early.

Weekly Playlist July 28

Johnny Kemp “Just Got Paid”
Paramore “Ain’t if Fun”
Startdust “Music Sounds Better With You”
Daft Punk “Around the World”
Klymaxx “Meeting in the Ladies Room”
Evelyn “Champagne” King “Love Come Down”
Justin Bieber “What do You Mean”
Pharrell Williams “Frontin’”
Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Uncle Charlie Wilson “Beautiful”
Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
Jay Z, Linking Park “Numb/Encore”
Kanye West, Syleena Johnson “Numb/Encore”
Ludacris, Shawnna  “What’s Your Fantasy”
Common “The Light”
Slum Village ”Selfish”
A Tribe Called Quest “Electric Relaxation”
Big Daddy Kane  “Smooth Operator”
Eric B & Rakim “Don’t Sweat the Technique”
Special Ed “I Got it Made”
Queen Latifah, Monie Love “Ladies First”
Here is the playlist! Enjoy and have a safe and relaxing weekend.

All That Jazz | Music Monday

So last week after we finally got home from New Orleans, the kids were in a Jazz Workshop camp all week ending with a whirlwind of performances this weekend and tonight. So I’ve been immersed with jazz, and that is no complaint, just an observation. I grew up listening to all genres of music, but jazz was one that really stuck with me. It is one that is always soothing to the mind and soul, it is one that I can set in the background and it will make everything seem better. I love old school jazz, but there are some new artists that are really making a mark in the jazz world that are worth noticing.

I got a little help from the oldest kid with his favorites because he has an old soul and is truly going to change the view of jazz soon. He will be next on your radars soon!

Weekly Playlist July 17

Kamasi Washington “Truth”
John Coltrane “I’ll Wait and Pray”
Michael Franks “When Sly Calls”
Miles Davis “Blue in Green”
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane “My Little Brown Book”
Christian Scott “Isadora”
Johnny Hodges “I Didn’t Know About You”
Diana Krall “Blue Skies”
Snarky Puppy “Shofukan”
Nils Petter Molvær “Little Indian”
Dave Brubeck “Take Five”
Terence Blanchard “Transform”
Horace Silver “Sister Sadie”
Miles Davis “So What”
Joe Henderson ”The Shade of Jade”
Dizzy Gillespie “Con Alma”
John Coltrane  “Miles’ Mode”
Miles Davis “Oleo”
Art Blakey “This is for Albert”
Miles Davis “Milestones”
Hope you enjoy this little jazz list. Here is the full playlist.

N.O.L.A. Beat | Weekly Playlist

So the past week has been a whirlwind. Went to New Orleans for the first time, and boy was it adventurous. We stayed on Bourbon St. right in the middle of all the insanity, got to hear the oldest kid perform with a real New Orleans jazz street band, and discovered some cool restaurants. Even took a tour of the city, which satisfied my nerdy historic side. It was a very interesting trip, but it had some crazy twists. The charter bus we were on broke down in Kentucky, and we were stuck for 4 hours before we could get a replacement bus home. We spent 27 hours on the bus! Talk about tired and sore, my legs are still swollen and sore. But overall, I gained an appreciation for the history of New Orleans and that is this week’s playlist inspiration.

I love me some jazz and a little bit of southern rap, so this list represents both sides of the musical spectrum. Enjoy these N.O.L.A. artists!

Weekly Playlist July 4

Big Freedia “N.O. Bounce”
Lil Wayne feat Babyface “Comfortable”
Plies feat Keyshia Cole & J. Holiday “#1 Fan”
Mystikal “Danger (Been So Long)”
Lake City Stompers “Basin Street Blues”
New Orleans Heritage Hall Jazz Band “Bourbon St. Parade”
Lloyd “Get it Shawty”
Dr. John “Down in New Orleans”
Treme Brass Band “The Treme Song”
Master P “Make ‘em Say Ugh”
Frank Ocean “Thinking Bout You”
Juvenile, Manny Fresh “Back That Thang Up”
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong  “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
Aaron Neville “Tell it Like it Is”
Big Tymers ”Still Fly”
Hot Boys “Down Here”
Mystikal  “Bouncin Back”
Louis Armstrong “La Vie En Rose”
The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra “Creole Belles”
Rebirth Brass Band “Do Whatcha Wanna”
Check out the playlist here.