Its been a few years since we’ve heard new music from singer/songwriter Norah Jones. Carry On is the first single from Norah’s upcoming album, Day Breaks, coming this October. Check out the video and let me know your thoughts. #DropaJewel4Mayor
New visuals from Blood Orange. I’m actually bumping this Freetown Sound as I type. Love you, Dev!
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WBGO giving me everything I need with this edition of The Checkout. This week highlights Theo Croker with his latest release “Escape Velocity” among his other works. Great job by the big homie Vegas. Check out the check out.
This bought me so much joy! Robert Glasper giving me life with his spin on Miles Davis cuts. I’m definitely going to have to snag the album Everything’s Beautiful, pronto. Ms Badu croons over this joint and adds her humor too. Check out the extended version of Maiysha. #Go
New music out of the great state of Massachusetts from DJ Manipulator. Manipulator is a D.I.T.C. affiliate, and he has blessed us with his newest all vinyl mix, Third Eye Vision. You know I keep my playlist as diverse as possible, so I’ll be giving this a spin on the ride home. From jazz to rock, DJ Manipulator is giving you the best. Check it out and show some twitter love @dustymanip and visit the site http://www.musicismymessage.com/
Yessss! Esperanza is back in full effect, giving us life, color, and all that jazz with her new video One. I’m usually late on staying up with the best in new music…except for today. Check it out and let me know your thoughts via twitter @DropaJewel. Of course follow her twitter @EspeSpalding and pre-Order Emily’s D+Evolution now via: EsperanzaSpalding.com: http://smarturl.it/EmilysDevD2C #Go
Helluva way to get jazzy on a Saturday! A good music junkie friend of mine put me on to Ms. West this morning. She is badazz, and it’s good to see black women getting down and dirty on live instrumentation. She made me want to post some of my acoustic jam sessions I’ve been working on. 🙂 In any event, check out her cover of Music Soulchild’s Just Friends and let me know your thoughts.
Today I am remembering one of the greatest voices of my time. The soulful Amy Winehouse transitioned to glory, on this day, back in 2011. My heart was heavy as I had always enjoyed her music, and prayed for her to be able to escape the many ills of this life and the demons that many face in the music industry. After seeing the Amy doc a few weeks ago, it sort of solidified the many conspiracy theories that often filled my mind. As a member of the 27 club, I automatically assumed she succumbed to the demons of fame. I was saddened to find an additional revelation: media helped kill Amy Winehouse. Anyone who was conscious at the time remembers TMZ and Mediatakeout having a ball with her in the tabloids. It’s just sad to see someone struggle and watch people throw stones for the sake of the almighty dollar. I could go on and on, but alas I’ll leave you with one of my favorite songs from the great Ms. Winehouse, Valerie.
Remember to be kind to others.