DJ Polished Solid is hitting us with another great mix the theme this time based around her favorite track of the new Alice Smith album She entitled “Be Easy”

From the release

STOP THE PRESSES!! It has been 7 years since Alice Smith’s last album. It has been a very long wait, but well worth it. To celebrate the release of She, I am doing a mix based around my favorite song on the album, Be Easy.

Alice Smith is by far my favorite, living female vocalist. NO ONE has a voice like hers. What an amazing year of music so far with my favorite living, male vocalist, Bilal, also releasing a new album, A Love Surreal, (an amazing record, don’t sleep on it…) just a month ago! Both in the same year for me is like heaven. Not to mention Jamie Lidell and Alice Russell’s new releases as well;) Please support all of ’em by buying their amazing music so they can all continue to make the magic happen.

It Would Be So Easy – Cassandra Wilson – [Blue Note]
Easy On My Mind – Calibre – [Signature]
Easy Flow Type Stuff – Phantom Black feat. A.I. – [Eimsbush Entertainment]
Free And Easy – Lonnie Liston Smith – [Columbia]
Be Easy – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – [Daptone Records]
Easy Type S**T – Marley Marl – [BBE]
Easy Street – Sister Sledge – [Rhino]
Take It EZ – Common – [Relativity]
Easy Living – Sarah Vaughan – [Pablo]
Take It Easy feat. Ziyon (Rigmaiden Baby Maker Mix) – Andy Compton – [Peng]
Down Easy – Count Bass D – [CountBassD.com]
Take It Easy – Mad Lion – [Nervous Records]
Easy Back It Up – Styles Of Beyond – [Spytech Records / The Orchard]
Mellow Days, Easy Nights – Newban – [BBE]
Easy Street – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – [Motown]
Easy Street – Sarah Vaughan – [Mosaic]
Love Me Down Easy [Album Version] – Teena Marie – [Epic]
Easy In (Remixed by Kyoto Jazz Massive) – St Ernesto – [Yellow Productions]
Make It Easy On Yourself – Dakota Staton – [Groove Merchant]
Slow And Easy – Henry Mancini – [RCA]
Easy Living – Ten Madison – [Millennium Records Ltd.]
Take It Easy feat. Ziyon (Kojo Akusa Remix) – Andy Compton – [Peng]
It’s Easy To Remember III – John Coltrane – [Verve]
Easy Skanking – Bob Marley & The Wailers – [Island]
It’s Easy To Move – Original – Eighties Ladies – [Soul Jazz Records]
Easy Terms (Teddy G. Jazzylistic Remix) – Mister J. – [Missive Music]
Easy To Love – Billie Holiday – [Verve]
Easy To Love – Charlie Parker – [Verve]
Easy – The Producers – [New Era Recordings]
Be Easy – Alice Smith – [Rainwater / Thirty Tigers]
Mellow Down Easy – Paul Butterfield Blues Band – [Elektra Traditions]
Easy Come Easy Go – Coke Escovedo – [Mercury]
Take It Easy (Kenny Dope Lp Mix) – Brass Construction – [Kay Dee Records]
Easy On the Onions – Freeez – Freeez Frame! – [Beggars Banquet]
Easy Living – Billie Holiday – [Decca]
Take It Easy – The Eagles – [Elektra]
Easy To Love – Anita O’Day – [Verve]
Slow And Easy – Zapp & Roger – [Reprise]
Easy Lovers – Piero Piccioni – [Easy Tempo]
It’s Easy To Remember – Billie Holiday – [Columbia]
Flying Easy – Donny Hathaway – [Atlantic Records]
Flying Easy feat. Lalah Hathaway – Pete Escovedo – [Concord Jazz]
Go Easy on the Bottom (Original Mix) – Booty Allen – [Trilobit Records]
Easy Style – Hazuki – [Liquid Brilliants]

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.