Sunday, July 6, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Once again I have been tagged by my blog world friends. Msknowitall tagged me this time about something I love, music. Here goes...

"List seven songs that you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring/summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs."

1. Alright, by Ledisi
Life can bring loss through any changes, it's alright, just don’t give up know that it’s gonna be alright, People come and may go, that’s just the way that it goes, Everything is everything, and it's alright.
Ledisi has a sultry voice that is simply enjoyable and calming. This jazzy, blues-like song fits right into my new favorite playlist.

2. No Woman No Cry, by Bob Marley
No lyrics needed, the live version is on my playlist. I can listen to Marley all day.

3. Be With You, by Elizabeth Withers
I just want to be with you, turn the down lights low, pull my shirt up slow. Open my buttons one by one, and watch them come undone.
Another sultry singer, she became popular playing Shug Avery in The Color Purple on Broadway.

4. Suffocate, by J. Holiday
Got me fiening for her love can't lie, Man you should see how she got me, Spending all this time with her, And I couldn't leave her if I wanted to, Her love turns men into fools, Tell me what a man is to do.
This song's vibe is nice. One day, I want someone to feel this way about me again.

5. My Joy, Leela James (Be sure to also check out her track Music)
See previous post here to hear this one and see the lyrics. The live version I posted includes a brief description of how the song came to be as well as a brief tribute to the blues. This song is my new anthem. I put it on when things get too heavy.

6. Soul Searchin', by Me'Shell Ndegecello
Come caress my saddened heart, My sunrise and my darkest dreams, All my hostility's tamed, When you kiss me.
MeShell has a way with lyrics that is unmatched by most. This one is old, from the Higher Learning Soundtrack and includes a wicked breakdown in the end that makes you want to grab your SO and... ;)

7. Satisfied, by Prince
Eye'm just trying 2 get U satisfied, Eye'm sure U had another lover, Let me tell U baby, all tricks aside, Eye can get U out of Ur body, Have U ever felt like U were dyin' and felt satisfied?
I LOVE Prince and love the blues. This song combines both...Prince singing the blues? Oh baby, the only downfall to this song is that it is too short.

My new summer playlist is one I can play from start to finish without any major breaks in the flow of music. All of the music is sultry and relaxing. Some of it is new with artists like J. Holiday, Goapele (Closer) and Reuben Studdard (Make U Feel Beautiful) but others are classic like Prince and Bob Marley.

My entire list has a running theme of overcoming obstacles and finding love. Maybe my healing is almost complete, I find myself listening to these songs and thinking of the infinate possiblities of great love.

This one is dedicated to the hopeless romantic in me that is being reborn. I didn't tag anyone, as always let me know if you participate.


  1. Hey Sister,

    I loved the selections!...some I never heard of and I am running out to check out!
    Thanks for sharing and turning me onto some new artists!

  2. Nice list!

    I haven't heard the Me'Shell song and I own the soundtrack, which I bought for Raphael Saadiq.

    You can't go wrong with Prince or Bob!

  3. I am feelin you on Ledisi, Leela and Meshell. I enjoy their lyrics. Meshell makes wanna write my poetry when I heard her songs.

  4. Lovebabz,
    Glad I could introduce you to great music. Let me know how you like it.

    I had to double check the soundtrack, but it should be track 3. It was listed as Soul Searchin' (I wanna know if it's mine) It took me along time before I listened to anything else on that CD besides Rapheal Saadiq ;) Were is he anyway? Can we get a Toni, Tony, Tone' reunion?

    Welcome to my blog world! Yes, MeShell has a way with words. Some of my best poetry and short stories are written after listening to her stuff, especially Makes Me Wanna Holler. Come back soon.

  5. It doesn't get any better than that lil Purple dude. Prince is mah dude.

    Good list

  6. pretty great taste in music there buddy. i love that ledisi and leela james.

  7. 12Kyle,
    Welcome to the storm! Hope you stop by again. Yep, the purple dude is off the words.

    Thank you. Glad you stopped by, welcome! Now, when is that chapter of Ata gonna be up? (Patiently stomping foot like the old Sonic the Hedgehog video game ;)