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Posts Tagged ‘Where It All Begins’

Song of the Day: Lalah Hathaway – “You Were Meant For Me”

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Could not think of a better way or a better song to end this celebration of our Artist of the Month – Lalah Hathaway. This gorgeous updating of her father’s classic “You Were Meant For Me” sums it all up in my estimation: You can hear in every line how the baton has been passed and the tradition continues.

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Artist of the Month (Song of the Day)- “Small of My Back”

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

I’ll admit it, when I first purchased “Where It All Begins” and saw the name of this track, I was expecting a full blown slow jam for the “Midnight Love” set. The track starts off slower and subdued, and then it picks up to faster tempo jam. Lalah’s voice has a way of making everything sound good, no matter the tempo. Play this one as the ice breaker at your house party to pull everyone to the dance floor.

About Soul Sister

Soul Sister is a truly passionate about her music. The right song can instantly uplift her mood to turn a not so great day into a party. Her passion for music has also caused her to verbally come to the defense of some of her favorite artists. Don't worry- it was a peaceful defense, and the transgressors were uninjured. The love of music has led to the wonderful opportunity to share her thoughts with the Grown Folks Music family. When not blogging, Soul Sister is either engrossed in a book, discovering new music or revisiting classic music. Even though her vast cd collection spans decades, the music of the 1990's holds a special place in her heart. She resides in the Southern US.

Artist of the Month (Song of the Day)- “I’m Coming Back (2011)”

Monday, November 28th, 2011

When Lalah recently performed at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, she mentioned how she has re-recorded this song a couple of times. This is the type of track that only gets better with time. The lyrics alone are so beautiful: “I’m coming back just to give you my love, There’s a part of me that lives in you. I’m coming back just to give you my love, Loving you is the best thing I can do”. I couldn’t acknowledge this track without acknowledging the original version from Lalah’s 1992 debut album. (more…)

About Soul Sister

Soul Sister is a truly passionate about her music. The right song can instantly uplift her mood to turn a not so great day into a party. Her passion for music has also caused her to verbally come to the defense of some of her favorite artists. Don't worry- it was a peaceful defense, and the transgressors were uninjured. The love of music has led to the wonderful opportunity to share her thoughts with the Grown Folks Music family. When not blogging, Soul Sister is either engrossed in a book, discovering new music or revisiting classic music. Even though her vast cd collection spans decades, the music of the 1990's holds a special place in her heart. She resides in the Southern US.

Song of the Day: Lalah Hathaway – “Where It All Begins”

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Well since I’m in a asking questions type of mode… I feel compelled to explore “Where It All Begins” for our Artist of the Month. I would like to do this exercise as if I knew absolutely zero biographical information on Lalah Hathaway in fact, I would like to go so far as to pretend I had never heard any music by Lalah Hathaway.

Maybe I could pretend that I’m a musicologist from the year 2311 and I happened to stumble upon a time capsule that was able to only keep one recording in tact from this era and it just happened to be the single “Where It All Begins” I wonder what that might look like… (more…)

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Artist of the Month (Song of the Day)- “If You Want To”

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Lalah is known for her smooth tunes and spot on remakes, but she takes us to the dance floor on “If You Want To”. This track is so infectious that the opening notes just make you want to get up and dance, no matter where you are. I dare you to make it through this entire track without dancing or without singing along. I see you! :) “If You Want To” is available for purchase as a single on ITunes, but I recommend the entire cd.

About Soul Sister

Soul Sister is a truly passionate about her music. The right song can instantly uplift her mood to turn a not so great day into a party. Her passion for music has also caused her to verbally come to the defense of some of her favorite artists. Don't worry- it was a peaceful defense, and the transgressors were uninjured. The love of music has led to the wonderful opportunity to share her thoughts with the Grown Folks Music family. When not blogging, Soul Sister is either engrossed in a book, discovering new music or revisiting classic music. Even though her vast cd collection spans decades, the music of the 1990's holds a special place in her heart. She resides in the Southern US.

Lalah Hathaway’s “If You Want To” – The Organic Noize Evolution REMIX

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Now if you know me well enough, you already know I’m gonna hook my family up with some good music. Never failing my reputation, I got you something that will sho’ nuff make you move! Here is the hot Organic Noize Evolution REMIX for Lalah Hathaway’s current single, If You Want To from the new album Where It All Begins. Check it out and enjoy!!!

IF U WANT 2 O.N.E. MIX by GrownFolksMusic

About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)

Artist of the Month – Lalah Hathaway

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The voice, the sound, the artistry, the musicianship, the lineage, the standard: Lalah Hathaway. What can one say about an artist who has consistently produced music of a very high caliber both on stage and in the studio? The better question would be what could or would you do? Well… here at GFM we’re celebrating Lalah’s music and artistry for the entire month of November!

Let’s start the month off by checking out Lalah’s behind the scenes promo vid for “Where It All Begins”!

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