Saturday, February 11, 2012

Telling Our Stories; Black History (Feb. 9, 2012)

 "Sojourner Truth"

In honor of Black History Month and to commemorate the unending women who braved their lives, their freedom, and their souls I thought it best to allow the music today to remind us of what Black History is....A journey....A journey that we are constantly on, the destination is not reached for as we live and breathe each day we ourselves make Black History.

Just to give you a taste here is the immortal and amazing Abbey Lincoln doing Freedom Day with Max Roach in 1964.

You can always play this show online,  cut & paste this link  (Mid day Jazz 2-09-12, scroll down).  Please be sure to keep up with us via social media see below to always stay in contact and please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Please check out the playlist from below be sure to support these artists, their music, their performances and their efforts.

Keep your ears and eyes out for the Sophie's Parlor  40th Birthday weekend, March 8-10, 2012.  See you there, more details to come....

Sophie's Parlor is a show by womyn, about womyn, but for Everybody!

See ya soon---

Today's Play List

Artist Song Title Album Label
Pam Parker Sophie's Theme Imagine Pam Parker
Judy Moffat Black Woman Women Holding Up Half the Sky: Women of Reggae Shanachie
Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach Freedom Day We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite Candid Records
Aretha Franklin You'll Never Walk Alone Gospel Greats Rhino Flashback
Etta James God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind) Heart & Soul -A Retrospective Disc 3 Hip-O Select
Regina Carter Beau Regard Regina Carter Atlantic
Cindy Blackman My Funny Valentine Someday... HighNote Records
Dakota Staton My Funny Valentine The Late Late Show Collectables
Suphala Transport The Now Rasa Music
Sweet Honey In the Rock Motherless Chil' The Women Gather Earthbeat
Terri Lyne Carrington Oh Freedome (Interlude) More to Say... (Real Life Story NextGen) Koch Records
Geri Allen Al-Leu-Cha Timeless Portraits & Dreams Telarc
Susan Werner Together The Gospel Truth Sleeve Dog Records
Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace Gospel Greats Rhino Flashback
Dee Dee Bridgewater What a Little Moonlight Can Do Keeping Traditions Emarcy/ DDB Records
Joycelyn Brown (Nuyorican Soul) I Am the Black Gold of the Sun Nuyorican Soul Blue Thumb
Nina Simone Here Come's the Sun The Very Best Of Nina Simone 1967-1972 - Sugar In My Bowl RCA Records Label
Carmen Lundy Round Midnight
Jvc / Xrcd
Alice Coltrane Cresent Translinear Light Impulse/Universal
Cassandra Wilson Black Orpheus Loverly Blue Note Records
Sinead O' Connor War Throw Down your Arms That's why there's chocolate and vanilla

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Love & Light with Helen, February 2, 2012

Thanks to all who joined me for this show! I really enjoyed sharing the below music. There's several performers who had something fresh to share in 2011, and others who are classics. The main theme was Love & Light in honor of both St. Valentine's Day and Imbolc...

To hear the show, make sure to check it out in the next two weeks at

Song Title
Pam Parker
Sophie's Theme
Etta James
Sunshine of Love
Heart & Soul
Joan Armatrading
A Woman in Love
Into the Blues
Mary Lou Williams
Zodiac Suite
Amy Winehouse
Back to Black: B-Sides
Cassandra Wilson
My One and Only Love
Blue Skies
Meklit Hadero
Soleil Soleil
on a day like this
Amber Rubarth
A Common Case of Disappearing...
Cindy Blackman
My Funny Valentine
Amy London
You Taught My Heart to Sing
Let's Fly
Janice Whaley
Golden Lights
The Smiths Project Box Set
Heather Rigdon
I Miss You Like Paris
Young & Naive
Lea DeLaria
I Can Cook Too
My Favorite Broadway
The Dream of Love
Radio Africa
King Kong
the girl that got away
Sounds of Self Defense (EP)
Etta James
Out of the Rain
Heart & Soul
Meklit Hadero
You and the Rain
On a day like this
Anat Cohen
Until You're in Love Again
Notes from the Village
Claudia Acuna
Arrimate Mi Amor
Lydia Cole
Love and Loss and Love
Me and Moon
Eliane Elias
Light My Fire
Light My Fire
Sarah Bettens
I Can't Make You Love Me
Never Say Goodbye
Catherine Russell
Thrill Me
Sentimental Streak
Natalia Zukerman
Favorite shirt
Brand New Frame

Here is to Life with Diva Kimberly C. Gaines

Rest in Paradise Etta James... At Last

Here is the legendary singer on Dancing with the Stars singing the classic that everyone knows and loves.
I hope you enjoyed the show. Here's to Life... and all the many splendors, twists and turns. Thanks for the calls and tuning in! Check out the playlist. Support the music!

Nina Simone
Seeline Woman
Anthology [Disc 1]
The Story - Single
Deborah Bond
Highest Mountain
Madam Palindrome
Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro
Look around the Corner
The Way I Feel Look around the Corner
Maimouna Youseff
Reason For Breathing
The Blooming
The Way I Feel
Beautiful Imperfection
Rumour Has It
V.V. Brown
Travelling Like The Light
The Rurals
Slow Breathing
A Rural Life
Emily King
East Side Story
Bei Bei & Shawn Lee
Hot Thursday
Into The Wind
Carlitta Durand
23rd floor
Nostalgic Nights
Michelle Webb
DC/Istanbul - the EP
Dezaray Dawn
Deep Waters
Deep EP
Ugly Part of Me
Gretchen Parlato
Better Than
The Lost and Found
Carlitta Durand
Nostalgic Nights
Nostalgic Nights
Decorate - EP
Jill Scott
So In Love (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
The Light of the Sun (Deluxe Version)
Live Your Life
Live Your Life - Single
Carmen Rodgers
Never Again
The Bitter Suite

Sophie's Parlor is celebrating 40 years! We are celebrating during Women's History Month. Fitting right? Saturday March 10 join us for a look at Sophie's past with our alumni Divas, discussions of forming your own collective, women's safety in the world and more. Pre-registration is going on now! Click the link to reserve your space! 

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