Thursday, August 25, 2011

MLK: Legacy, Blessings and Reflection

A couple of years ago myself and and events promoter in the DC area created a magazine called MUSINGS. The first issue centered around Legacy... What will you leave your descendants once you transitioned from this earth? We posed the question because some of our peers hadn't given extensive thought about what their mark would be on the world. The response ranged from finances to green and livable communities. This week the long overdue monument for Martin Luther King Jr. will be unveiled, a champion for peace. This week I have really reexamined the Legacy I will leave. It is growing and changing daily but for sure it is in the works.

Special thank you to Charneice Fox Richardson for joining us in the parlor to discuss The MLK Streets Project. We are excited for her endeavor and look forward to attending this weekend after the unveiling!

Happy to have been your DIVA for the day, Kimberly C. Gaines. Support the Arts check out the playlist below and buy the artist's music!

TimeArtistSong TitleAlbumLabel

1:06:14Nina SimoneFour WomenAnthology Disk 1
1:10:42AsaFire on the MountainAsa
1:16:15Amel LarrieuxBravebirdBravebird
1:20:48Imani UzuriSun Moon ChildHer Holy Water:
1:24:59MaiyshaAlchemyThis Much is True
1:28:43KelisSo Be ItRed Hot and Riot
1:44:41Eric Lau featuring Annabel, Rahel, Sarina LeahBeginNew Territories
1:46:57Dezaray DawnCan't Look DownChameleon EP
1:51:32Monica BlaireEver AfterPortrait of Me
1:56:02Janelle MonaeCold WarThe ArchAndroid
2:00:28AyaLooking for the SunStrange Flower
2:03:49Little DragonLooking GlassMachine Dreams
2:08:40KINGThe StoryThe Story-Single
2:12:48Taylor McFerring featuring RYATPlace in My HeartEarly Riser
2:21:12Bei Bei & Shawn LeeHot ThursdayInto The World
2:29:34Lauryn HillTo ZionThe MisEducation of Lauryn Hill
2:34:19Tweekare you listeningLike This
2:40:58MaiyshaGodsThis Much Is True
2:44:43Gerogia Anne MuldrowThronesKings Ballad
2:48:23Deborah BondBlind ParadiseMadam Palindrome
2:56:59Gabbie MC GeeIdealistic LoveMississippi Daughter

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Past & the Present are for the Future

Thursday August 18th, 2011

Recently I was fortunate enough to visit and fellowship with some family members who have been separated from my family for most of our lives. I was totally awe struck by the similarities, like-mindedness, and sheer love this part of the family gave to me and got from me. So, back home I decided to dedicate this show to knowing the past and present in order to move ahead towards a bright future.

With this show I reached out to a community mental health professional, Tracy Stubblefield, LICSW to help provide some perspective on what are some of the journeys we can take when we are addressing our pasts, presents, and futures. I thank her for her time, her honesty, and her willingness to share with our audience today. Sit back in the parlor, kick your feet up, listen in and be here with us now. My hope is this music and talk will heal some of this today.

Feel free to hit us at the twitter handles below;

Tracy Stubblefield @Moe4u2Love

Andrea @dreaofwaters

Sophie's Parlor @sophiesparlor

In Peace and Love,

Andrea, Diva of the Third Thursday


ArtistSong TitleAlbum
Pam ParkerSophie's ThemeImagine
01:08 PM
Erykah BaduGreen EyesMama's Gun
01:11 PM
Tia FullerI Release Me/Healing SpaceHealing Space
01:24 PM
Sweet Honey in the RockEchoBreaths
01:27 PM
Mahalia JacksonI Will Move on Up A Little HigherAmazing Grace
01:33 PM
IndiaMi Primera Rumba Mega MixMega Mix
01:36 PM
Lizz WrightComing HomeThe Orchard
01:45 PM
Geri AllenTimeless Portrait and DreamsTimeless Portrait and Dreams
01:50 PM
Esperanza SpaldingI Know You KnowEsperanza
01:55 PM
Patti AustinLady Be GoodAvant Gershwin
01:58 PM
LIttle DragonTwiceTwice/Test
02:03 PM
Les NubianMakedaAll Mixed Up
02:20 PM
Sweet Honey in the RockBabethandazaIn This Land
02:26 PM
Phyllis HymanSomewhere In My LifetimeUnder Her Spell: Greatest Hits
02:27 PM
Margareth MenezesTendo do AmorWomen of the World International V. 5
02:31 PM
AdeleChasing PavementsHometown Glory
02:34 PM
Incognito + Carleen Anderson w/Ramsey LewisTrouble Don't Last AlwaysStolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool
02:37 PM
Sarah VaughanPhotographSarah Vaughan: Brazilian Romance
02:38 PM
Incognito + Carleen Anderson w/Ramsey LewisTrouble Don't Last AlwaysStolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool
02:40 PM
LedisiMy PrayersSoulsinger
02:47 PM
Hey Rim JeonInto The Cave (Softly As In A Morning Sunrise)Mona Lisa Puzzle
02:52 PM

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011 Show

The Balance Show

Today I hope to express through music, just what it takes to achieve the well deserved balance our lives need. Now as people we should strive for balance so our song journey will help us see women needing, finding, loosing, maintaining or questioning the balance in their lives and the lives or the world around them. Thanks for taking the journey with me today. Below is the playlist for the show today. Please got our and support these women and their musical efforts.


Diva of the Day

Artist Song Title Album Label
1:07:08 Pam Parker Sophie's Theme Imagine Pam Parker 65
1:10:14 Abbey Lincoln Wholly Earth Wholly Earth
1:17:06 Sara Tavares Balance Balance
1:22:00 Alice Coltrane Crescent Translinear Light
1:28:14 Somi Circles Red Soil In My Eyes
1:34:35 Asa (Asha) Peace Asa
1:38:56 Aisha Kahlil The Way Again Journey to My-Ka
1:44:42 Minne Riperton Simple Things The Best of Minne Riperton
1:48:23 Ella Andall Yemoja Ile Ariwo A Koko Iba Yemoja
1:53:01 Ingrid Jensen Everything I Love At Sea
2:02:09 Shameika Copeland Dirty Water It's Only Water
2:06:44 Aretha Franklin Climbing Higher Mountains Gospel Greats
2:09:16 Dawn Avery Balance Alchemy-Music for Meditation
2:14:12 Rachelle Ferrell Gaia Individiuality (Can I Be Me?)
2:19:41 Mariza Primavera Concerto Em Lisboa [Live]
2:24:41 Silhouette Brown f. Lady Alma Bitter Pills and Butterfiles Two
2:30:11 Hey Rim Jeon Alpha and Omega Mona Lisa Puzzle
2:36:15 Patty Reese Strong Medicine Strong Medicine
2:40:33 Aster Aweke Wishy Washy Checheho
2:50:33 Ritmo Y Canto Palo Yaya Ritmo Y Canto
2:53:14 Tracy Chapman I'm Ready New Beginnings
2:56:45 Me'Shell Ndegeocello Fellowship Comfort Woman

Monday, August 8, 2011

Articulation Summer

July 14, 2011 Show

With the heat just upon us I thought it would be appropriate for us to explore just how Summer is spelled out, that's right S-U-M-M-E-R. The songs heard today on Sophie's Parlor will begin with one of those letters in show I like to call Articulation Summer. Meaning just what does it take for a women to be in a summertime frame of mind. Looking forward to your calls,

Andrea, Diva of the Day

Time Artist Album Label
Pam Parker Imagine Pam Parker 76
Dakota Staton The Late Late Show Collectables 76
1:13:55 Joan Armatrading Into The Blues 429 Records 78
1:19:15 Carla Cook All About Love MAXJAZZ 79
1:23:55 Angelique Kidjo Keep On Moving-The Best of Angelique Kidjo Sony 76
1:27:54 Patricia Barber The Cole Porter Mix Blue Note 77
1:31:40 Elizabeth Sheperd Trio Start to Move Do Right 77
1:35:48 Estelle Kokot Information Beyond the Box 74
1:47:20 Somi Red Soil in My Eyes World Village USA 67
1:58:11 Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan Verve Jazz Masters Verve 66
2:03:57 Espreranza Spalding Esperanza
2:13:32 Mary Lou Williams Mary Lou WIlliams Story EPM 68
2:13:37 Ceila Cruz Salsa Queen: Cuban Roots Import 68
2:16:41 Various Artists Circle of Women Rhino/Wea 64
2:22:55 AfroBlue Freedom in Song
2:26:37 Elana Stone In The Garden of Wild Things Jazzgroove Records 63
2:32:25 Tia Fuller Healing Space Mack Avenue 63
2:42:55 Eisley The Valley
2:46:39 Sharie Miracle and The Diva Jazz Orchestra Live at Lincoln Center: Sharie Miracle and The Diva Jazz Orchestra DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Ltd. 61

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