8 Jun 2010, 15:47
31 May 2010, 14:11Little Benny & The Masters
Picture Source: The Washington Post (Thomas Sayers Ellis)
"Little Benny": a Washington, DC Go Go music legend has died
10 May 2010, 4:25Picture Source: Allaboutjazz.com
Lena Horne, Singer Who Helped Integrate Hollywood, Dies at 92
Ms. Horne would have been 93 this year but God wanted her home now.
Here is a previous journal entry that I wrote about her.
22 Nov 2009, 13:24so much to say and it will be examined forever.
For me it is his appreciation for great harmonies, melodies and his synthesis of it all through his performances.
There are some great videos from Michael Jackson's perspective of his work and his legacy on youtube! Please explore.
If you read his book, Moonwalker, Michael Jackson says some of the same things in there which is in the below but it's great to hear Michael Jackson say who had inspired him.
I love that he was a HUGE fan of the classical composer Claude Debussy.
Though I haven't seen it, I've been told that the film, Twilight features Claude Debussy's song, "Claire de Lune."
From Michael Jackson's perspective:
Michael Jackson interview with Brett Ratner - Part 1
Michael Jackson interview with Brett Ratner - Part 2
Some of Michael Jackson's other favorites:
Motown Sound from the 1960s
Burt Bacharach's Alfie
Peter, Paul & Mary
The Mamas And Papas
8 Sep 2009, 13:13Amazing speed and high pitched fever this young man plays in.
Impressive to me to hear his stamp and interpretation of Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal." At first I thought wow he is playing WAAY to fast but then this is his interpretation.
Violinist David Garrett channels Michael Jackson
INTERVIEW on NPR:
Violinist David Garrett Rocks A New Audience
I'm intrigued to learn more about David Garrett by listening to his new album which is self-titled, "David Garrett."
David Garrett, "David Garrett"
David Garret's Official Website
Michael Jackson's Official Website
6 Sep 2009, 2:53Here is a link to my post about this!!
Maxwell discussing Marvin Gaye - a rare treat.
This maxwell appreciation will NOT end but had to share - Nine Inch Nails & Maxwell
Then HOW COME I DID NOT KNOW THIS?! But then I usually find out these gems until WAY after the fact. Waah! ; /
Maxwell singing, "Whenever Wherever Whatever" IN SPANISH! (remember he is mixed - Cuban & Haitian!)
Whenever Wherever Whatever in Spanish
29 Ago 2009, 5:35OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!
13 Ago 2009, 7:40While during my first listen of Jewel's album, Lullaby, I quickly was drawn to the softness and angelic quality of Jewel's voice throughout her first four songs.
But, "Gloria" captured my attention.
Jewel has range and when I mention range she doesn't hesitate in sharing an angelic voice that is so pure where she is not even trying to sing. It seems as though her voice is as pure as my love for amel larrieux's voice.
How did I not know? I had heard some of Jewel's other music but not like this.
I can't wait to finish listening to Jewel's entire album, Lullaby, but "Gloria" makes you listen intensely and focus your attention on Jewel's range. I wonder if she has sung in an opera? Has she? I'm so intrigued!
Her softness in this song, "Gloria" is what I had adored in the singer Maxwell's voice in his song, "Softly Softly." Heaven!! Also in amel larrieux's collaboration with Sweetback in their song, "Gaze."
My ears prefer angelic and smooth voices. I guess as I get older I'm becoming more specific in what makes me smile through the singing voice. Instrument wise I lean toward strings especially the violin.
Although I adore a variety of sounds, Jewel's voice is perfect for me at this time in my life.
Thank you, Jewel, for allowing me to experience an angelic calmness through your voice. I'm so grateful!
13 Ago 2009, 6:37
7 Ago 2009, 20:27I'm so happy!