Posts Tagged ‘Music

14
Apr
15

A Gospel Celebration At The White House

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 That wonderful moment Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul serenades and praises you

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks as he plays host to a tribute to gospel music for an "In Performance at the White House" television event at the White House in Washington

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Obama delivers remarks as he plays host to a tribute to gospel music for an 'In Performance at the White House' television event at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama delivers remarks as he plays host to a tribute to gospel music for an “In Performance at the White House.” Also included on the program were Bishop Rance Allen, Aretha Franklin, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Darlene Love, Lyle Lovett, Tamela Mann, the Morgan State University Choir and Michelle Williams

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Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul

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Shirley Caeser and the Morgan State University Choir perform in the East Room of the White House

Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch, Michelle Obama,  Marian Robinson

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The legendary Darlene Love

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Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child

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Tamela Mann

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Rhiannon Giddens

Barack Obama

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Barack Obama, T. Bone Burnett

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to play host to a tribute to gospel music for an "In Performance at the White House" television event at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama is applauded by T. Bone Burnett and audience members as he arrives

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@TheObamaDiary: President, First Lady and Mother-in-Law-in-Chief at Gospel Night in the White House.

19
Jan
15

Early Owl Chat – MLK Day

A few songs to recall and reinvigorate the struggle.

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Shirley Verrett – Oh Freedom

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Mavis Staples – We Shall Not Be Moved

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18
Jan
15

Night owl chat – David Bowie

A bit of the Thin White Duke for your winter evening’s enjoyment.

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Let’s Dance

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Heroes

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17
Dec
14

Night owl chat – Cuba

Music from the land of my fathers and mothers.

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Cachao – Guajira clasica

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Celia Cruz – La negra tiene tumbao

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09
Dec
14

Night owl chat – Sly and the Family Stone

Time to turn up the funk on a cold autumn’s night.

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Thank You

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If You Want Me To Stay

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22
Oct
14

Night Owl chat – Random music night

After another subpar day on the third rock from the Sun, it’s time to hit “shuffle”.

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John Lennon – Working Class Hero

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Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer

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17
Sep
14

Night owl chat – The Velvet Underground

The old joke is that 3,000 people bought “The Velvet Underground & Nico”—and half of them formed bands because of its influence. A bit of Lou Reed, John Cale, and friends.

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Heroin

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Sunday Morning

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09
Sep
14

Night owl chat – Elvis Costello redux

I know I’ve featured Mr. MacManus before. But, dammit, it’s Elvis flipping Costello.

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God Give Me Strength

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Peace, Love, and Understanding

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08
Sep
14

Night owl chat – Vengan a bailar, salseros!

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Hi, my name is LL, and I’m a salsero.

I didn’t really dance much to salsa when I lived in New York, which is odd, as that’s where salsa was born from a mixing of Cuban and Puerto Rican music.

However, when I moved to L.A. and started going to parties with my various Cuban family, I learned to dance salsa right quick. If I’m ever in a down mood, all I have to do is put on some salsa and the world looks much brighter.

So, for your night owling, a little bit of la musica caliente que se llama la salsa.

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Orquesta la Palabra – Lady

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Eddie Palmieri – Azucar Pa’ Ti

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04
Sep
14

Night owl chat – Freestyle

A few weeks ago I posted this, taking a trip down memory lane. Concurrently with electro, there was another genre called “freestyle”. This was more the music of my time in L.A. Again, dark sweaty parties dancing until you couldn’t dance any longer. So, more dancing for you night owls.

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Lil Suzy – Take Me In Your Arms

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The Cover Girls – Show Me

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