Sunday, September 26, 2010

Virgo Punch - Diva of the Day Kimberly C. Gaines

Have you ever gone to a juice bar and asked for an added boost of Vitamin C or maybe a shot of wheat grass? Well September 23rd's show gave you a Virgo Punch, that is just enough Virgo stirred in to make the show funky! Check below for the playlist!

Me'Shell Ndegéocello
The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams
On The Bound
Fiona Apple
When The Pawn...
Two Doors Down
Me'Shell Ndegéocello
Just Because I'm A Woman: The Songs Of Dolly Parton
Dog Coffee
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
California Soul Remix Music Video (diplo)
Marlena Shaw
Four Women
Nina Simone
Anthology [Disc 1]
No Use
Jazzanova Feat. Clara Hill
In Between
Come Back As A Flower
The Ballad Of Purple Saint James
Wild Is The Wind
Esperanza Spalding
Chamber Music Society
Can't Look Down
Dezaray Dawn
Chameleon EP
Knives Out
Waajeed feat. Monica Blaire
Exit Music: Songs With Radio Heads
Bah Samba
Four (Disc 2)
Morning Child
4Hero Feat. Carina Andersson
Play With The Changes
don't speak
No doubt

So Be It
Red Hot + Riot
Morning Scapes
Jazzanova featuring Bembe Segue
Of All The Things
Sun Moon Child
Imani Uzuri
Her Holy Water: A Black Girl's Rock Opera
Don't You Agree?
Róisín Murphy
Here Lies Love [Disc 1]
Naima's Love Song (DJ Spinna Remix)
Betty Carter
Verve Remixed 2
Eric Lau  Featuring Annabel, Rahel & Sarina Leah
New Territories
Michelle Webb
DC/Istanbul - the EP

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's Only Water by Andrea the Diva of the Day

September 16, 2010 Show

Well, well, well, as we tip into Autumn I thought it would be befitting to think about, it is only water, that surrounds, supplies, deluges, and relaxes us. Below are songs that should make you think of the three states of water as well as the emotions that come along with each facet of water. Take in mind during the show some songs may appear in a different order.

Be replenished, be cleansed, be bathed, be cooled by, WATER!!!!!

  • Sophie's Theme 3:12 Pam Parker Imagine
  • Flow 4:34 Sade Lovers Rock
  • Aquarium 4:43 Me'Shell Ndegéocello Meshell Ndegeocello Presents - The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of The Infidel
  • Dirty Water 4:45 Shameika Copeland
  • One More River To Cross 7:50 Carmen Lundy Jazz And The New Songbook
  • Bata For Yemaya-Aro, Sokutanibo, Chacha 5:36 Ritmo Y Canto Ritmo Y Canto
  • Get Away Jordan 2:39 Mahalia Jackson Amazing Grace
  • Joy Inside My Tears 5:55 Randy Crawford Naked And True
  • Lament of McCrimmon/Song of the Banshee 6:36 Sheila Chandra Spirit of India, Vol. 2: Traditional & New Vibes Disc 1
  • Two Tears 4:32 Joan Armatrading This Charming Life
  • Blue Nile 8:06 Alice Coltrane Translinear Light
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters 5:49 Aretha Franklin Live At The Fillmore West
  • Soul on ice 5:08 Me'Shell Ndege Ocello Plantation Lullabies
  • Come Rain or Come Shine 2:31 Dinah Washington
  • Cry It Out 3:33 Addys D`mercedes Women's World Voices (Vol. 5)
  • Tears 3:59 Radmilla Cody Spirit Of A Woman
  • Misty 2:37 Dakota Staton The Late, Late Show
  • Swanee 5:13 Patti Austin Avant Gershwin
  • Wade In The Water 4:05 Eva Cassidy Eva By Heart
  • No Tears 3:45 Leela James/Pete Rock Soul Survivor II

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What I Learned this Summer

Remember how when you were a kid and went back to school in September? The teacher would always ask - what did you do this summer? As a professional development specialist, my important question to ask is - what did I learn this summer?

So, join me with some of your favorite women performers, and meet a couple of new ones! I'll be interviewing Susan Faucon about

Killer Stilts Productions presents: Voices from the Heart's of Youth
Friday September 10 - 7:30PM
Seekers Church
276 Carroll Street NW
Takoma Park, DC 20012
$15 Tickets at the door ($10 for kids under 12)

Margot MacDonald - Singer/Songwriter
IMPACT Dance - Youth Dance Company
Cora Boyd - Singer/Songwriter
Amina Ahmad - Artisan Exhibit
Diana Ash - Mistress of Ceremony

Later in the program I'll speak to Michelle Webb:

The Michelle Webb Trio will be performing at Blues Alley on Tuesday September 7 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Miss Webb is an amazing guitarist and the creator of Afro/Arabic Nu Jazz Funk which melds a variety of musical forms into a global stew that is deliciously intoxicating.

I'll also play as much of the following as I can!

1. Sophie's Theme, Pam Parker, Imagine
2. Deep Within the Corners of My Mind, Melody Gardot, My One and Only Thrill (Bonus Track Version)
3. Make Yourself Comfortable, Sarah Vaughan, Golden Hits - Sarah Vaughan
4. My Heart Is Strong, Dawn Avery, True
5. So Little Time (So Much to Do), Catherine Russell, Sentimental Streak
6. Get Happy, Erin McKeown, Sing You Sinners
7. colorblind, Margot Macdonald, Album
8. Ask Me, Freshlyground, Ma' Cheri
9. Offertory Meditation, Mary Williams Lou, Recital-1978 Monterey Jazz Fes
10. Roots, Elizabeth Shepherd Trio, Start to Move
11. Reaching For The Moon, Kate Davis, Introducing Kate Davis
12. Teach Me Tonight, Suede, Dangerous Mood
13. Circles, Somi, Red Soil In My Eyes
14. Born to Hum, Erin McKeown, Grand
15. There'll Be Some Changes Made, Sophie Tucker, The Last of the Red Hot Mamas
16. Shall We Dance, Cassandra Wilson, Blue Skies
17. For Myself, Nina Simone, Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings - Let It All Out/Wild Is The Wind
18. Magic, Lee Ritenour, Magic - Single
19. Melody, Erin McKeown, Sing You Sinners
20. Change, Mindi Abair, Stars
21. Open Your Eyes (feat. Kelly Price), Angélique Kidjo, Keep On Moving - The Best 0f Angélique Kidjo
22. I Love Being Here With You, Sherrie Maricle & The Diva Jazz Orchestra, Live From Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (feat. Carmen Bradford)
23. Power of a Girl, Ashleigh Mannix, My First - EP
24. Precious, Esperanza Spalding, Esperanza
25. Learning, Rebecca Martin, People Behave Like Ballads
26. Spiritual High (State of Independence), Pt. 2, Amanda Vincent, J.F.T. Hood & Moodswings, Moodfood
27. Istanbul, Michelle Webb, DC/Istanbul - the EP
28. Side, Michelle Webb, DC/Istanbul - the EP

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