Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Little to the Left - Diva Kimberly C. Gaines

Hey I hope you enjoyed today's show A Little to the Left. Songs that ordinarily don't get play because the artist is a "lil quirky", or the lyrics through you for a loop are highlighted. Take the CD Here Lies Love for instance...

Through a series of songs written by David Byrne, with musical contributions from Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook), Songs from Here Lies Love presents Imelda Marcos meditating on events in her life, from her childhood spent in poverty and her rise to power to her ultimate departure from the palace. In particular, the production looks at the relationship between Imelda and a servant from her childhood, Estrella Cumpas, who appeared at key moments in Imelda's life.
Or Bette Midler singing Teddy Pendergrass... Really? I hope you enjoyed todays show A Little to the Left
If you don't know an artist... Google them! That is what I do. Until next time!


Love TKO

Bette Midler
Sex and the City: Music from the HBO Series
Dream of You

Can’t Hardly Wait
Pink Elephant
20 Feet Tall
Erykah Badu
New Amerykah Pt. 2 Return of the Ankh
O’ Bloody Days, O’Starry Nights On The Bowery
Tiombe Lockhart
The War L.P.
Dezaray Dawn
80 Days
Ne’a Posey
Ten Foot Big
Constant Questions
Silohette Brown (Lady Alma)
Naima’s Love Song (DJ Spinna Remix)
Betty Carter
Verve Remixed 2
Some Dumb Girl
Wild Young Hearts
The Noisettes
Wild Young Hearts
Never So Big
Here Lies Love Disk 2
It’s Gonna Take A Miracle
Laura Nyro
Gonna Take a Miracle
Lost Where I Belong
Andreaya Triana

Here’s That Rainy Day
Astrud Gilberto
Verve UnMixed Vol 2
Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix)
Sarah Vaughn
Verve Remixed 2
Corcovado (Knee Deep Remix/ Ben Watt)
Everything But the Girl
Adapt or Die: Ten Years of Remixes
Hit Em Up Style
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Half Breed
The Very Best of Cher
Fire on the Mountain
Ya Nada Me Importa
Elenita Ruiz Con Conjunto
Rich Medina and Bobbito Present the Connection

Sophie’s Parlor Women’s Radio Collective
The GrapeVine
May 27, 2010

This is the Grapevine, an eclectic mix of community events.  Check out what this week has to offer. Looks like this is a great week to see live music:

Thursday May 27th

Acoustic Thursdays featuring Mycah Chevalier 
Peace and A Cup of Joe located at 713 W Pratt Street Baltimore, MD from 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday, May 28th

Sharon Clark Quintet @ Blues Alley 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007for ticket information call(202) 337-4141

Heidi Martin Live at Bohemian Caverns 8:30pm located at 2001 11th St NW for more information on tickets 202.299.0800

Upcoming/ Ongoing Events and Notices

The XX Chromosome Genome Project June 3-5th Strand Theater Company, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD  a multicultural choreopoem that explores the similarities and differences of American women through spoken word poetry, song and dance.

The 5th Annual Can A Sista Rock A Mic? Festival Wednesday June 9th with classic Grammy nominated DIONNE FARRIS @ Liv

The General Store Inc & Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest Present June 12
@ Riverside  Riverside Center located on 5200 Foote Street in NE
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Exciting New Gifts to Thank you for your Pledge!

Tea with the Sophie's Divas! Pledge $89.30 and enjoy tea with the Sophie's Parlor Divas, plus two of our favorite female musicians. The Churchill Hotel at 1914 Conn Ave NW has generously offered to host Sunday, June 6, 2-4 PM. Spaces are limited! Call 202-588-9739 and pledge your support for Sophie's Parlor!

Have you ever wanted to be on the air?
Co-host with Sophie's Parlor Divas on the air for a pledge of $89.30! (Women only) Call 202-588-9739 and mention Sophie's Parlor!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Passing the Exam with Helen May 6, 2010

In honor of those who are passing their exams this month to graduate, I have pulled together songs that tell a story in their titles of preparing and living through a exam. A special shout-out goes to those who will be taking the CAE (Certified Association Executive) exam tomorrow at ASAE!

I'll also be speaking to Monnette Sudler who has shows coming up at Twins Jazz this weekend! Hear from this "incredible tour de force" about her history of dedication to the jazz guitar.
  • Sophie's Theme, Pam Parker, Imagine
  • Ain't Misbehavin', Carmen McRae, 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Carmen McRae
  • The Chance, Elana Stone, In the Garden of Wild Things
  • Open Your Eyes, Elizabeth Shepherd, Besides
  • Teach Me Tonight, Suede, Dangerous Mood
  • Take Care of You for Me, Valaida Snow, Queen of Trumpet & Song
  • Family, Monnette Sudler, Brighter Days for You
  • Love Light In Flight, Monnette Sudler, Let the Rhythm Take You (feat. Abyss)
  • Learning, Rebecca Martin, People Behave Like Ballads
  • Think You Know Everything, Sweet Baby J'ai, Introducing J'ai Michel
  • I Know You Know, Esperanza Spalding Esperanza
  • Open Your Eyes (feat. Kelly Price), Angélique Kidjo, Keep On Moving - The Best 0f Angélique Kidjo
  • Yes or No, Hailey Niswanger, Confeddie
  • Ask Me, Freshlyground, Ma' Cheri
  • Circles, Elizabeth Shepherd Trio, Start to Move
  • Deep Within the Corners of My Mind, Melody Gardot, My One and Only Thrill (Bonus Track Version)
  • Trouble In Mind, Nina Simone, Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings [Disc 2]
  • I Didn't Know What Time It Was, Cassandra Wilson, Blue Skies
  • Forgetful, Kate Davis, Introducing Kate Davis
  • Compared to What, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Red Earth - A Malian Journey
  • Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Nina Simone, Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings [Disc 1]
  • How Important Can It Be, Sarah Vaughan, Golden Hits - Sarah Vaughan
  • Why Don't You Do Right, Lea DeLaria, The Live Smoke Sessions
  • Zen, Rokia Traoré, Tchamantché
  • Have a Little Faith In Me, Patty Larkin, Rollin' into Memphis: Songs of John Hiatt
  • The Count, Mary Lou Williams, Mary Lou Williams Story

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