Posts Tagged ‘Babyface’

“These Three Words…”

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

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…are the heart and soul of Cupid’s Hunt.

And, what touches the heart and soul deeper than a Stevie Wonder love song?  There were so many of those slow jams; dating back to the days of Little Stevie Wonder.  A Stevie album made you learn (“How Long, How Come”), protest (‘You Haven’t Done Nothin”) and fall in love (your favorite goes here); all between the beginning of the first cut and the end of the last.  But, it’s those love songs that leave imprints deep inside so strong that hearing them now takes you back to the days when your lights were dim, the incense was glowing and you were with that special someone who made you feel like Stevie wrote that song just for you two.

Who comes to mind when you dim your lights, light your incense and listen to your favorite Stevie Wonder love songs?  If they are near, have a dance or two, courtesy of The Night Shift.  If they aren’t near, smile at the memory and wish them well.

And, remember These Three Words…

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https://nightnursedj.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/cupidshunt2015_stevie-love-rev3.mp3

JBethune

Angel Turner

These Three Words – Stevie Wonder

Weakness – Stevie Wonder

Too Shy To Say – Stevie Wonder

If It’s Magic – Stevie Wonder

TGrundy

Creepin’ Stevie Wonder/Luther Vandross

For Your Love – Stevie Wonder

You And I – Stevie Wonder

How Will I Know – Stevie Wonder and Aisha Morris

Can’t Imagine Love Without You – Stevie Wonder

Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder

Ribbon In The Sky – Stevie Wonder

Joy Inside My Tears – Stevie Wonder

Angel Turner

How Come, How Long – Babyface and Stevie Wonder

Easy Goin’ Evening (My Mama’s Call) – Stevie Wonder

Do I Love Her – Stevie Wonder

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Fave

All In Love Is Fair – Stevie Wonder

Cause We Ended As Lovers – Syreeta Wright/Jeff Beck

 

I wouldn’t have been able to bring you a righteous Stevie podcast without the help of TGrundy – otherwise known as Mr. Brilliant, the Chief Chef of the RIBS Kitchen.  There were songs in this mix that I either never knew, or didn’t remember; and secrets about beat-matching and harmonic mixing that will make every project from now on that much more fun.  Aside from all things technical and many things musical, there are few things more fun than sharing the music, the memories and the task at hand with someone who was there when the lights were dim, and the incense glowed.

Thanks, T.

 

He Draggged Me Out Of The 70s…

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

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I have to admit…I’m stuck in the 70s.

The songs of my youth – and the songs of my early childhood played by my parents –  were truly the soundtrack of my life.  When I left home and began building a life with my husband and kids, the kids were rocked to sleep and danced across the floor to the sounds of classic R&B.

So, as we entered the 90s, when I finally had the right combination of time and funds to add a few songs to that soundtrack, where had all the crooners gone?

They were working with Quincy Jones and Babyface.

My tribute to Quincy is in the archives of previous Cupid’s Hunts mixes.  It’s still one of my favorite backgrounds to romantic moments.  This tribute to Babyface started out as an exercise in beat-mixing, and took off on its own.

Thank-you, Kenneth Edmonds, for helping me step out of the 70s (at least, for a little while).

Thank-you, Margaret Bethune Borman and Sara Bethune, for sitting me in down for Toni Braxton’s white jumpsuit video.

Thank-you, Greg Bethune, for providing me with many a romantic moment that inspired my Cupid’s Hunt mixes.

And, to my girls in L&D, NICU and MBU at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center:  this is for the cool in you.

 

http://nightnursedj.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/babyface1.mp3

  1. TGrundy
  2. For The Cool In You – Babyface
  3. For The Cool In You – The Whispers
  4. Angel Turner
  5. Well Alright – Babyface
  6. Angel Turner
  7. Whip Appeal – Babyface
  8. Whip Appeal – The Whispers
  9. You’re Making Me High – Toni Braxton
  10. You’re Making Me High – The Whispers
  11. Mr. Fresh
  12. Until You Come Back – Whitney Houston
  13. Good Enough – Bobby Brown
  14. Soon As I Get Home – Babyface
  15. Soon As I Get Home – The Whispers
  16. DarrenKeith
  17. My, My, My – Johnny Gill
  18. My, My, My – The Whispers
  19. Two Occasions – The Deele
  20. Two Occasions – The Whispers
  21. All The Things I Should Have Known – K-Ci and Jojo
  22. TGrundy
  23. I’ll Make Love To You – Babyface
  24. I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz II Men

Cupid’s Hunt – The Secret Garden

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

When I first heard Quincy Jones’s “The Secret Garden”, my first reaction was, “Wow!  Who are all those guys singing with Barry?”

But, it really wasn’t all about Barry, was it?  It was about Quincy Jones, and all the people who play with him in his garden.

I may explore that garden a little more later.  But, for now, my final submission for this year’s Hunt…

TNS – Cupid’s Hunt – The Secret Garden

Song – Artist – Album

  1. Heaven’s Girl – R. Kelly, Ron Isley, Aaron Hall, Charlie Wilson & Naomi Campbell – Q’s Jook Joint
  2. TGrundy
  3. The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) –  James Ingram, Barry White, El DeBarge, Al B. Sure! – Just For You
  4. Love Me By Name – Sounds…And Stuff Like That!
  5. You Put A Move On My Heart – Tamia – Q’s Jook Joint
  6. Moody’s Mood For Love – Brian McKnight, Take 6 – Q’s Jook Joint
  7. Weak – SWV – It’s About Time
  8. Slow Jams – SWV, Babyface, Portrait & Barry White- Q’s Jook Joint
  9. One Hundred Ways – James Ingram – The Dude
  10. Angel Turner
  11. Tomorrow – The Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter 23: The Best of the Brothers Johnson
  12. Just Once – James Ingram – The Dude
  13. I’m Yours – El DeBarge – Ultimate Collection
  14. Everything – Tevin Campbell – Ultimate Collection
  15. At The End Of The Day (Grace) – Q’s Jook Joint
  16. Jook Joint Outro  – Barry White – Q’s Jook Joint