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For Mom and Dad – Cupid’s Hunt Old School Mix

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

                 

I have to thank my mother and father for my love for music; and for my love for the mellow men of rhythm and blues.  Brook Benton, Tony Williams (of The Platters), Jackie Wilson, Ray Charles and the ever-growing stable of Motown mellow men  filled our house, especially after the addition of  the ‘hi-fi’.

Maybe a little later, I’ll add more to this post about watching Mom and Dad ‘slow drag’  to Ray or Brook; or about the Ray Charles concert we attended at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City; or about the New Year’s night my brother and I woke to Tony Williams and my dad standing in our bedroom doorway.   But, for now, I’ll wipe away a tear and listen to Brook Benton sing “Think Twice’.

Mom and Dad, this is my Valentine to you.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

 

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  1. It’s Just A Matter Of Time – Brook Benton
  2. JBethune
  3. The Great Pretender – The Platters
  4. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend – Jackie Wilson
  5. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles
  6. DarrenKeith
  7. A Rainy Night In Georgia – Brook Benton
  8. Only You (And You Alone) – The Platters
  9. Doggin’Around – Jackie Wilson
  10. Doggin’Around – Michael Jackson
  11. Fave
  12. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
  13. Kiddio – Brook Benton
  14. Crying Time – Ray Charles
  15. One In A Million – The Platters
  16. Lonely Teardrops – Jackie Wilson
  17. Angel Turner
  18. Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes) – Brook Benton & Dinah Washington
  19. Heaven On Earth – The Platters
  20. To Be Loved – Jackie Wilson
  21. Enchanted – The Platters
  22. TGrundy
  23. Hotel Happines – Brook Benton
  24. Twilight Time – The Platters
  25. You Don’t Know Me – Jackie Wilson
  26. You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
  27. Anji Bee
  28. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – The Platters
  29. For Your Precious Love – Jackie Wilson (with Count Basie)
  30. (You’ve Got) The Magic Touch – The Platters
  31. Angel Turner
  32. Think Twice – Brook Benton
  33. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher

I have to give a special shout-out to Scottie L. Smith, Sr.  (I promised I’d tag you for this mix); and, to Jonathan C. Morton, who sat in many a study hall with me singing some of these songs to my little portable tape player.

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