Episode 8 – Crazy Curls

This week we have a special guest, Delores from Curly Pearl. She’s an expert in black hairstyles, and in addition to curating an excellent website, she also has run her own salon for eight years. Most of the tracks this week were hand-picked by Delores. We also talked about all sorts of hair styling techniques, particularly for black women, with every ‘do from Afros to cornrows discussed. When it comes to cute African American hairstyles, Delores is your go-to girl.

Without further ado, here’s this weeks list:

Words – Anthony David ft India Arie
Morning Child – 4hero
Composure – Darien
The Hunger – Eric Benet
You’ve Got The Love I Need
Mama Used To Say – Junior
Find A Way – Dwele
Camera (Gangsta) – J*Davey
Porcelain Doll – Brandy
If You Play Your Cards Right – One Way
Think About Me – Q. Parker
You’re The Only One – Phaedra
Good Day – Lina
Do I – Alice Smith
Stay For A While – Angie Stone ft Anthony Hamilton

Episode 7 – Never Too Much

This week we have some old school goodness from the late Luther Vandross, New Edition, and Atlantic Starr. Also we have some not some old music from Ledisi, Rahsaan Patterson, Sharon Jones and J*Davey. Jazmine Sullivan’s debut cd Fearless is available today so make sure you check it out. Until next time…

The Playlist:

Joy – Ledisi – Amazon | iTunes
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross – Amazon | iTunes
When The Other Foot Drops, Uncle – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Amazon | iTunes
Need U Bad – Jazmine Sullivan – Amazon | iTunes
Soundboy Rock – Groove Armada – Amazon | iTunes
Cocaine – Robin Thicke – Amazon | iTunes
Slooow – J*Davey – Amazon | iTunes
Water – Rahsaan Patterson – Amazon | iTunes
For Real – Amel Larrieux – Amazon | iTunes
All That I Can Say – Mary J. Blige – Amazon | iTunes
I’m Not Afraid – Jill Scott – Amazon | iTunes
Motel – Tweet – Amazon | iTunes
Can You Stand the Rain – New Edition – Amazon | iTunes
Secret Lovers – Atlantic Starr – Amazon | iTunes
Searching – Erykah Badu – Amazon | iTunes

Episode 6 – Let It Go

Sometimes you just have to let go. It’s been hectic for me the past couple of weeks and as my life changes so do things around here. Switching to Tuesdays for new podcasts and hopefully it’ll stay that way *fingers crossed*.

Raphael Saadiq’s new album was just released today and it was worth the wait. If the thought of another Ne-Yo cd coming out makes you cringe then pick up Raphael Saadiq’s The Way I See It instead. Hidden Beach artist Tony Rich is back with new music as well as Solange. All I can say is at least she isn’t a Beyonce clone and I’m glad she came out with something different. There are a few songs on Sol-Angel and The Hadley St. Dreams (and why that title?) that are nice, Sandcastle Disco grew on me mainly because this is the version with Q-Tip on it. Robin Thicke graced us with his Magic and Something Else is scheduled to be released on 9/30.

I love Teena Marie, I grew up listening to her and Where’s California has to be my favorite song. I remember looking for this song for years on something other than vinyl and finally found it a few years ago. Bah Samba remade Portuguese Love and while that isn’t a song I would think should be remade but with the UK’s Alice Russell on vocals they did it justice and then some.

The Playlist:

Back In Love – Estelle
My Pride – Algebra Blessett
Never Give You Up – Raphael Saadiq ft Stevie Wonder & CJ
Sweet On You – Hil St. Soul
Truth – Dwele
Part The Waves – The Tony Rich Project
Let Go – Lalah Hathaway
Sandcastle Disco – Solange ft Q-Tip
You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
Magic – Robin Thicke
Lucky Day – Faith Evans
Portuguese Love – Bah Samba ft Alice Russell
BraveBird – Amel Larrieux
I Miss You – Darien Brockington
Where’s California – Teena Marie