Browsing all articles in 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.

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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…

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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.

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friday melodies, xviii.

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

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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.

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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….

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friday melodies xv.

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

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friday melodies xiv.

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

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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.

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friday melodies xii.

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

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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….

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friday melodies x.

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

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friday melodies ix.

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

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friday melodies viii.

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

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friday melodies vii.

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

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