Category: rotations, 2004

friday melodies all around.

I may have been slacking up, but there are tunes everywhere. Witness J. Brotherlove, Solomon, and Todd Kelley on the ones and twos this week.

friday melodies xx: working o.t. (rap/hip hop)

Sixteen hour days. What better way to stay active than rap and hip hop? From Alchemist to Little Brother, from Kanye to Terror Squad…

friday melodies xix

Getting past the election. “Say What You Mean” from D*Note is my standout track, dedicated to the next four years. Songs that got me through the week.

friday melodies, xviii.

Been a long week. Hip Hop – De La Soul, Talib, House – Joi Cardwell, R&B – Lyfe, John Legend. Open your ears.

friday melodies xvii.

Better late than never, right? Observations, interesting reading, and tunes of course- John Legend, Toshi, a Little De La Soul, Talib, and Brand Nubians too. Here and there.

friday melodies xvi.

A side/B side again. On my mind was Martin Luther, Dana Owens, and Lalah Hathaway and while I was vibing off of Lalah, Mike City’s presence inspired props… Sunshine, Carl, Dave….

friday melodies xv.

You didn’t think I forgot, did you? Zap Mama, Unabombers, and a host of others, from Taja to P’Taah.

friday melodies xiv.

The 14th edition: a little something for everyone. From Anthony David to Blue Six, From Dynasty to Fertile Ground…

friday melodies xiii

The love is there, and will always be there. Time for a little reflection (Jill Scott), a little love (Grenique and Heatwave), and a little upliftment, Minneapolis style.

friday melodies xii.

From The Family to Stevie, from Boney to Lucy Pearl, from Ernesto to Timmy Gatling. Old, new, borrowed and blue.

friday melodies xi

Love won’t let you down. Swing Out Sister, Heavy, Jamie Cullom, Goapele, a touch of Platinum Pied Pipers… I’m sure you know there’s more….

friday melodies x.

Friday the 13th, and count to 10: Anita Baker, Jazzanova, Beverley Knight, George Michael…. whew….

friday melodies ix.

The newer: Bare Essentials, Madvillain, Lewis Taylor, Beanfield. The older: A Tribe Called Quest, Towa Tei, Power Station. Vibe everlasting.

friday melodies viii.

Trina Broussard and Incognito’s new CD plus a couple of others for that laid-back, R&B/Acid Jazz vibe.

friday melodies vii.

Triple double: Brigette McWilliams, Miguel Migs, Magic Number, plus a little more.