Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Girlhood: Remember When? - Diva Kimberly C. Gaines

Our young sisters go through so much but they are equally as resilient! So today I dedicate this show to them. Their hopes, and dreams, their worries and struggles.

See Line Woman
Nina Simone 2:37

Zap Bebes
Zap Mama Ancestry in Progress 5:14

Beautiful Flower
Ayanna Gregory Beautiful Flower 4:17

God Bless the Child
Billie Holiday The Billie Holiday Songbook 4:00

Gotta Be
Ne’a Posey 3:26

Children of the Night
Cassandra Wilson Blue Light Til Dawn 5:20

Kia El Amin Share a Moment of Love 4:15

Father in You
Mary J. Blige The BreakThrough 5:23

Jill Scott Dave Chappelle’s Blockparty 5:21

Walk In My Shoes
Emily King Emily King Westside Story 3:25

Searchin' for my soul
Amel Larrieux Infinite Possibilities 3:46

Good Girl(Live)
Chrisette Michele I Am (Bonus Track Version) 4:15

Little Blue Girl
Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me 4:18

I'm A Woman
Joi Star Kitty’s Revenge 3:26

Ayanna Gregory Beautiful Flower 5:31

I Am
Kindred Feat. Jazmine Sullivan Surrender To Love 4:51

Beady Belle 5:45

La Martiniana
Lila Downs Women's World Voices (Vol. 5) 5:46

A Message
Debórah Bond DayAfter 4:46

Cuerpo y Alma
Esperanza Spaulding Esperanza 8:02

Though I had a few technical difficulties, this was a really great show. I was truly thankful for those folks that called in with their comments, observations and personal stories about "growing up girl"! Thank you! Remember before you shake your head or look down your nose a our young people remember we were that age once. The issues now may be a little bit tougher than what we dealt with (in some cases) but we have all been young. Keep that in mind and encourage rather than condemn. Thanks for listening!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Great Voices: Classic and Contemporary, Camille L Shepherd - Diva for the Day

1How High the Moon
Ella Fitzgerald
Pure Ella: The Very Best of Ella Fitzgerald

2.Sophie=s Theme

3. Boy from Ipanema
Ella Fitzgerald

4.It Might Be You
Roberta Flack

5. All This Love
Patti LaBelle

6 Stormy Weather
Etta James
At Last

7.At Last

8. If I Were Your Woman Gladys Knight
Gladys Knight and the Pips Greatest Hits

9. United Together
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin Greatest Hits (1980-1994)

10. Angel
Angela Winbush
Ultimate Collection

11. Smile
Angela Winbush
Ultimate collection

12. Exactly Like You
Carmen McCrae
The Best of Carmen McCrae: Millineum Collection

13. Good Morning Heartache

14. Brotha
Angie Stone
Mahogany Soul

15.Bag Lady
Eryka Badu
Bag Lady

16. Body & Soul Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Live( Compact Jazz)

Miki Howard
The Very Best of Miki Howard

18. Heard it all Before
Sunshine Anderson
Your Woman

19. Mack the Knife
Ella Fitzgerald
Pure Ella: The Very Best of Ella Fitzgerald

20. Bedda at Home
Jill Scott
Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol 2

21.Kiss of Life
May Change
The Best of Sade

22.These Eyes
Indie Arie
Testimony: Vol. 1 Life & Relationship

23. The Answer is You
Phyllis Hyman
Under Her Spell: Greatest Hits

24.Sending My Love

25. Optimistic
Sounds of Blackness ( Ann Nesby on Lead)
The Evolution of Gospel

LaLah Hathaway
Outrun the Sky andTribute Album: (Forever , Always, For Luther)

The Grapevine July 17, 2008

This is the Grapevine, a mix of community events. Things coming up this week we have plays, poetry and much more.

Thursday July 17th
BRAVE NEW VOICES 11th Annual International Youth Poetry Slam Festival presenting more than 400 teenage poets, representing 44 cities and towns across the country. The slam will run from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. All ages welcomed. Contact or for further specifics.
Saturday July 19th
Change your attitude… Change your Life! This event is focused on helping you stop complaining, being rebellious and doubting yourself. Guest speaker Shanice Anderson will be uplifting sisters to change their attitudes. Come out and learn at the Greenbelt Library from 1pm to 330pm. To register today, visit

Upcoming/ Ongoing Events and Notices

July 18th - 19th
She’s So Articulate is a collection of work from 11 artists set out to showcase the variation of work among African American women. The showcase will be from 11am to 5pm each day at the Arlington Arts Center. Call 7032486800 for information.

July 18th -20th
Artscape Festival is America’s Largest public arts festival. Artscape features 150+ artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, and photography. For details of the show lineup visit

July 19th – 27th
WELCOME HOME, JENNY SUTTER a story of love, fear, and compassion staged by the Tony Award–winning OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. The play shows a young woman's return from active duty in Iraq. Visit for ticket information.

July 25th
Abby Lincoln will be performing at Free Spirits A Be Mo Jazz Concert Honoring Jazz Innovators and social activist. To learn more about this event visit

July 25th -27th
The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents the third annual Washington African Diaspora Film Series featuring acclaimed films by and about women from the upcoming New York Film Festival, which showcases a variety of work from and about Africa and the African Diaspora. Go to to learn more.

If you have events coming up and would like to share it here on the Grape email us at And don’t forget to check out the blog, that’s

This has been the GrapeVine, compiled by Carla Thorpe. You’ve heard it all here on Sophie’s Parlor, WPFW, 89.3 FM Washington. Now back to today’s DIVA!!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Helen's Freedom Show July 3, 2008

I am dedicating this show to Astrida Levensteina who very suddenly passed away last weekend. I will miss her greatly.

1 Freedom The Pointer Sisters The Pointer Sisters: Greatest Hits
2 Homeland Miriam Stockley Miriam
3 Independence Day Gabrielle Rise
4 Krita Priede, Krita Egle Folkloras Draugu Kopa Skandinieki Latvian Funeral Songs
5 Freedom Melissa Ferrick Freedom
6 You Gotta Move Cassandra Wilson Belly of the Sun
7 Libre Telmary A Diario
8 Freedom Kirsten Price Guts & Garbage
9 Somewhere Over the Rainbow Grace Kelly Every Road I Walked
10 Freedom Nicole C. Mullen Nicole C. Mullen
11 Vai Dienin, Man Dienin Folkloras Draugu Kopa Skandinieki Latvian Funeral Songs
12 Homeland Jennifer Leonhardt Gods & Nations
13 Azanian Freedom Song Sweet Honey In the Rock Breaths
14 Human Angels Freshlyground Nomvula
15 Listen to the Rhythm Sweet Honey In the Rock Breaths
16 State of Independence Donna Summer Donna Summer
17 Empires Lamya Learning from Falling
18 Spiritual High (State of Independence), Pt. 2 Chrissy Hynde, Amanda Vincent, J.F.T. Hood & Moodswings Moodfood
19 Grapevine Music Sophies Tracks
20 Freedom Twelve Girls Band Eastern Energy
21 Get Happy Erin McKeown Sing You Sinners
22 Power of a Girl Ashleigh Mannix My First - EP
23 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Sarah Vaughan The Cole Porter Collection
24 Bye Bye Baby Janis Joplin Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
25 Forever Mahinarangi Tocker Hei Ha!

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