Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dig Out, Relax or Throw Snow Balls!

So... last night the power was out... people were stuck in their cars and buses stopped in their tracks. Now it is either time to dig out, relax... or for some throw snowballs. Whatever you did hopefully this show was your motivation to do it.
I enjoyed being your Diva of the day... Kimberly C. Gaines until next time.

Oh and here is the playlist...

Hit Me with your Best Shot
Pat Benatar
Back to Back Hits
Clean Up Woman
Leela James
Let’s Do It Again
I Need Your Lovin
Teena Marie
Greatest Hits
Sun Moon Child
Imani Uzuri
Her Holy Water: A Black Girl’s Rock Opera
Live In the Light
Fertile Ground
Black Is…
Dezaray Dawn
New Beginnings
Monday Michiru
4 Seasons
Strawberries In Vinegar
Silouette Brown
Morning Scapes
Jazzanova featuring Bembe Segue
Of All The Things
My groovy Thing
Like This
Morning Child
4Hero Feat Carina Andersson
Play with the Changes
Winter Sun
Esperanza Spaulding
Chamber Music Society
Knives Out
Waajeed feat. Monica Blaire
Exit Music: Songs with Radio Heads
No Use
Jazzanova Feat. Clara Hill
In Between
The Other Side
Season feat. Mimi Terris
Jazzanova & Dirk Rumpff ...Broad Casting From OFFtrack Radio
Nelly Furtado
Red Star Sounds, Vol. 1 Soul Searching
This Much Is True
La Vie En Rose
Grace Jones
Island Life
In the Pocket (Remix)

Don’t You Agree?
Roisin Murphy
Here Lies Love [Disc 1]
Down to You
Grooveman Spot feat. Muhsinah
Cold War
Janelle Monae
Eric Lau feat. Annabel, Rahel & Sarina Leah
New Territories

Thursday, January 20, 2011

She is protest, world warriors in progress

In honor of the birthday of Dr. King and Patrice Lumumba who was assassinated this week, I wanted to showcase sisters, worldwide, lifting their voices and their instruments in protest.

Some of these sisters are ones we know, some are ones we don't, but all are the epitome of dreams, hopes, and aspirations for humanity. I hope you all enjoy this amazing journey this beautiful afternoon.

Thank you to all the folks who called this afternoon giving me kudos, praising the music and women you heard, or generally showing support. Special shout out to Mabet of Habesha Market and Kat Okedeyi of LSP.

Diva of the Day, Andrea

  • Sophie's Theme 3:12 Pam Parker Imagine
  • Talking About a Revolution 2:42 Tracy Chapman
  • Jailer 4:08 Asa (Asha) Asa
  • Strong Medicine 4:19 Patty Reese Strong Medicine
  • We Shall Not Be Moved 2:22 Sweet Honey In The Rock Still The Same Me
  • Peace 3:09 Asa (Asha) Asa
  • Mbabazi 5:12 Somi Red Soil In My Eyes
  • Freedom Train 4:18 Sweet Honey In The Rock I Got Shoes
  • Ghetto Child 4:09 Shameika Copeland
  • So Beautiful 5:00 Asa (Asha) Asa
  • My Heart Stood Still Debbie Poyres Quartet Catch Your Breath
  • If You Really Are Concerned Then Show It 5:49 Afro Blue It's A Matter Of Pride
  • Alpha & Omega 6:24 Hey Rim Jeon Mona Lisa Puzzle
  • Door Peep 3:25 Sinéad O'Connor Throw Down Your Arms
  • Sunday Nite Res-12 3:59 Res Black.Girls.Rock!
  • Wishy Washy Aster Aweke Checheho
  • Black Is 5:20 Lena Horne Seasons Of A Life
  • It's A Matter Of Pride 5:37 Afro Blue It's A Matter Of Pride
  • Baba Baba 5:49 Aster Aweke Checheho
  • Voodoo Reprise 4:15 Cassandra Wilson Traveling Miles
  • So Beautiful 5:00 Asa (Asha) Asa

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Helen's Winter Show

It's the dead of winter; not much snow yet here in Washington, DC, but some flurries predicted for tonight. In this season, I am drawn to songs of snow and the meaning of winter. Going deep within, but making sure to intersperse songs of joy and glory.

Here's who we'll be hearing!
  • I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Billie Holiday, Lady Sings the Blues - The Billie Holiday Story, Vol. 4
  • Happy New Year, Carmen Lundy, Jazz and the New Songbook: Live At the Madrid (Live, Bonus Tracks)
  • South to a Warmer Place, Catherine Russell, Sentimental Streak
  • Mistletoe, Colbie Caillat, Mistletoe - Single
  • What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?, Diana Krall & The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Christmas Songs (Bonus Track Version)
  • Give Me the Night, Elana Stone, In the Garden of Wild Things
  • Keep Cool, Fool, Ella Fitzgerald, The Early Years, Pt. 2: The Original Decca Recordings (1939-1941)
  • Snow, Emiliana Torrini, Fisherman's Woman
  • Amid The Falling Snow, Enya, Amarantine
  • Delicate December, Erin McKeown, We Will Become Like Birds
  • By the Fireside, Jo Stafford, Happy Holidays - I Love the Winter Weather (Re-mastered)
  • Warm December, Julie London, Ultra-Lounge / Christmas Cocktails, Vol. 2 (Digitally Remastered 97)
  • Grey December, Kate Davis, Introducing Kate Davis
  • Don't Turn On the Light, Keiko Matsui, Sapphire
  • Let It Snow, Kylie Minogue, A Kylie Christmas - Single
  • Winter Light, Linda Ronstadt, Dedicated to the One I Love
  • Sky Blue, Maria Schneider, Sky Blue
  • Warm Valley, Marian McPartland, The Single Petal of a Rose: The Essence of Duke Ellington (Live)
  • Capricorn, Mary Lou Williams, Zodiac Suite
  • Glorious, Melissa Etheridge, A New Thought for Christmas
  • Sunny, Miri Ben-Ari, The Temple of Beautiful (Live At the Blue Note)
  • Chilly Winds Don't Blow, Nina Simone, Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings [Disc 2]
  • Sophie's Theme, Pam Parker, Imagine
  • Snow, Patricia Barber, The Cole Porter Mix
  • Snow, Rosemary Clooney, Holiday Hits
  • Winter Song, Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson, The Hotel Café Presents Winter Songs
  • Snowbound, Sarah Vaughan, Jazz Profile: Sarah Vaughan
  • Winter Weather, Vanessa Williams, 20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of Vanessa Williams, Vol. 2

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