Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gratitude - Dual Divas


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the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: She expressed her gratitude to everyone on the staff.

Saying the word just makes you feel good. Today's show was all about being thankful. Divas Andrea Thompson and Kimberly C. Gaines expressed their gratitude for WPFW, life, and the ability to bring great music, new and old to our listeners. Take a look at the list below and find those songs that you are grateful for.

Sophie's Theme
Pam Parker
New Beginnings
 4 Seasons
Monday Michiru
Thanks Giving
Invention & Alchemy    
Deborah Henson Conant
Today (Earth Song)
Red Star Sounds, Vol. 1: Soul Searching
Erykah Badu
Vier Frauen
Women's World Voices (Vol. 5)    
Joy Denalane Feat. Sara Tavares/Chiwoniso/Deborah
Sun Moon Child
Her Holy Water: A Black Girl’s Rock Opera
Imani Uzuri
Alchemy - Music for Meditation   
Dawn Avery
So Natural
Like This
This Charming Life
This Charming Life    
Joan Armatrading
What A Friend
Chamber Music Society
Esperanza Spaulding
Blue Skies [Unedited Version] [*]
After Hours with Miss D [Bonus Tracks]         
Dinah Washington
I Live My Love
Cy Coleman Tribute Album – Final
Madeleine Peyroux
El Andariego
El Último Trago    
Concha Buika & Chucho Valdes
A Taste of Honey
Dreaming Wide Awake
Lizz Wright
The Late, Late Show  
Dakota Staton
Super Life
Funk This
Chaka Khan
Angélique Kidjo
Gilles Peterson in Brazil Disc 2
4Hero/ Patricia Marx
Thank You     
The Orchard   
Lizz Wright
Make Me Stronger
Into the Wind (320)
BeiBei & Shawn Lee
Constant Surprises
Little Dragon
Little Dragon
La Mentira (Se Te Olvida)
En Este Momento    
Claudia Acuna

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Singing in the Dark: Depression and the Healing Power of Creativity

I had a great show inspired by Susan McKeown's new album, Singing in the Dark. I'll be posting my interview with her this weekend!
  • I Will Not Be Broken, Bonnie Raitt, Souls Alike
  • Autumn, Carla Bruni, No Promises
  • Better Days, Carmen Lundy, Jazz and the New Songbook: Live At the Madrid (Live, Bonus Tracks)
  • I'm So Lonesome I could Cry, Carrie Rodriguez, Carrie Rodriguez 10 Love and Circumstance (9th st.opus)
  • Since You've Been Gone, Cathy Ponton King, Undertow
  • Living In The Moment, Christian, Meg, The Best Of Meg Christian
  • Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying, Clare Teal, Paradisi Carousel
  • Song Of The Soul, Cris Williamson, The Changer And The Changed: A Record Of The Times
  • Sanctuary, Donna De Lory, Sanctuary
  • Open Your Eyes, Elizabeth Shepherd, Besides
  • Just Getting By, Elizabeth Shepherd Trio, Start to Move
  • Nothing Brings Me Down, Emiliana Torrini, Fisherman's Woman
  • Human Angels, Freshlyground, Nomvula
  • Heartbroken Me, Heather Rigdon, Young & Naïve
  • A Foggy Day, Judy Garland, Magic Of Judy Garland
  • Little Girl Blue, Kate Davis, Introducing Kate Davis
  • Heal Me, Melissa Etheridge
  • Who Will Comfort Me, Melody Gardot, My One and Only Thrill
  • Some Lessons, Melody Gardot, Worrisome Heart
  • Sally Sits Weeping, Mixte, Celtic - Women Of Song
  • Break Down And Let It All Out, Nina Simone, Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings - Let It All Out/Wild Is The Wind
  • Sophie's Theme, Pam Parker, Imagine
  • Broken Hearted Melody, Sarah Vaughan, Golden Hits - Sarah Vaughan
  • Cause I Feel Low Down, Sophie Tucker, The Last of the Red Hot Mamas
  • Here's to Life, Suede, Dangerous Mood
  • In a Dark Time, Susan McKeown, Singing in the Dark
  • The Crazy Woman, Susan McKeown, Singing in the Dark
  • Good Old World Blues, Susan McKeown, Singing in the Dark
  • Turn Turn Turn, Susan Werner, Classics

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