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For Whitney

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Once again, our Day of Love comes on the heels of heartbreak.  On Saturday, February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston left us to sing on the Night Shift.  She was 48.

As we inch toward the harrowing days until she is laid to rest; until the cause of her untimely death is made known; and, until the press is finished picking her life apart bit by bit, I would like us to remember the contribution she made to the soundtracks of our lives.  She was, truly, one of the great voices of our time.

Last August, as I was trying to add the finishing touches to a birthday mix for Whitney, the news of Nick Ashford’s passing blared on the tv behind me.  Whitney’s mix went to the ‘back burner’ while I worked on a tribute mix for Nick, and stayed there until Saturday.  (Some of my students might – and I mean might have gotten better grades on their homework this weekend, thanks to Miss Whitney’s mix.)  So, here I am with another tribute for Cupid’s Hunt: some of the Whitney love songs that have graced many a summer evening on my porch.  Included is my favorite of hers, one of her duets with Jermaine Jackson (of course).  I one sang it to a patient who told me I had “pretty brown eyes”.  Those who have heard me sing might get a chuckle from that.

{raising a glass}

To you, Miss Whitney.

Godspeed and God bless.

TNS – Cupid’s Hunt – Whitney

  1. TGrundy
  2. You Give Good Love
  3. Saving All My Love For You
  4. All At Once
  5. Didn’t We Almost Have It All
  6. One Moment In Time
  7. TGrundy
  8. I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  9. Queen Of The Night
  10. Heartbreak Hotel (featuring Faith Evans & Kelly Price)
  11. My Love Is Your Love
  12. Angel Turner
  13. Could I Have This Dance Forever (featuring Enrique Iglesias)
  14. I Learned From The Best
  15. A Song For You
  16. All The Man That I Need
  17. If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful (featuring Jermaine Jackson)
  18. DarrenKeith
  19. Exhale
  20. I Believe In You And Me
  21. Greatest Love Of All
  22. When You Believe (featuring Mariah Carey)
  23. I Will Always Love You

I’d also like to dedicate this piece to Ms. April Rogers.  This has been a rough few days for us; we lost a friend this time last year.  Ms. April told me Whitney was her idol; so, I hope hearing Whitney’s voice will be spirit-lifting.