Kick off ya’ shoes, relax, and unwind…It’s #SoulfulSaturday

#SoulfulSaturday combines your ultimate classics from ‘yesterday’ and today from our highly favorable artists. Tracks ranging from elegance, sophistication, to joints that just speak to one’s soul. This arranged diversity of tracks focus on meaning, not just lyrically, but an underlying message. Rather that message being about love, heartbreaks, and/or heartaches, we provide an appropriately “FEEL GOOD” presentation. #SoulfulSaturday was created in the summer of 2017 and has continued being loved by our #Growns, and we love you just for that. Continue to #vibe with us as we roll out the classics…#ForGrownsOnly. Enjoy “y’allselves” and unwind for these Soulful Saturdays. Happy New Year from all of us at Grown Folks Music!

#ForGrownsOnly

#Growns, Y’all make the call…

Debbie Deb – When I Hear Music (1983)

-OR-

Lathum Grady – Freak It (1997)

#ForGrownsOnly

This week, GFM spreads the B-Day love to the dapper Robin Thicke.

Collaborating with a host of artists from our time, Thicke’s soulful repertoire has gained worldwide notoriety throughout his 20+ year career. These days, Robin spends his time as a devoted father and actor. GFM gives major props.

#ForGrownsOnly #80s

And it rolls around again! #SoulfulSaturday marches into March with a wide variety of your classic ‘jamz’ from all throughout the decades. As we continue with our ‘Feel Good’ presentation, we assure you #Growns that you won’t be disappointed!

This week we give homage to the elegant, suave, sophisticated, and ooohhh soo smooth Howard Hewett. Also, peep out his newest track along side Tiffany Bynoe featured here, exclusively on GFM#ForGrownsOnly

#SoulfulSaturday #80s

Kicking this post Valentine’s weekend off, somethin’ proper like! This versatile artist made his presence known in the 80s and 90s with several hits making their way onto the R&B charts. “Let’s Start Love Over” and “I’ve Been A Fool (For You)” are just a couple of well-noted tracks from this gentleman. ‘Jazzist’ and R&B crooner Miles Jaye has a career spanning over 30 years. Also writing and producing tracks for another R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass, his name became very recognizable. Also a former member of The Village People, Miles resume is off the charts. Check out one of his most popular tracks here… #ForGrownsOnly

#ForGrownsOnly #TheSongstress

Ms. Anita Baker never ceases to give less than the absolute best. Same Ole Love is just one of her countless hits, and a major one at that. Released in ’86 off of her classic album Rapture, Ms. Anita is still keeping the relevancy alive. To say this is a ‘jam’ is an understatement. A pure classic, that’s guaranteed a ‘Feel Good’ vibe. Feel Good Family! 365 days of the year!

 

#ForGrownsOnly #70s

With a career spanning over 3 decades, Tyrone Davis has been known to be one of the most prominent artist of our time. Turning Point (1976) became a No.1 hit for Mr. Davis, along with several others. Feel good with one of the most defining voices of our culture. A lil’ blues is alright!

#ForGrownsOnly #80s

Growns we’re keeping this Grown Sexy vibe going tonight for #SoulfulSaturday. Giving props where they much belong. I’m certain we all have that one particular Isley Brothers jam that’ll make you say ooooooo! In being one of the most prominent groups of their time and ours, it’s only respectfully right that we recognize their notable career, their longevity, and of course their smooth sound. From 1987, we present this #ForGrownsOnly throwback.

“Nothin’ but smooth sailin’ tonight
Anything that you want from me

Is my delight tonight…”

#ForGrownsOnly #RememberingDenise

Our Growns can relate, ‘sho nuff’. Her remarkable stage presence, along with her longevity will never be forgotten. With a career spanning over 50 years, Denise has gained respectable notoriety from millions. The “Queen of the Blues” successfully gave fans what they wanted and that was REAL Blues/R&B, delivering pure soul in every message of every song she created. She will forever be missed far and wide from every Blues Lover out here! Vibe with this #ForGrownsOnly classic as GFM remembers the “Queen” Ms. Denise LaSalle!

#SoulfulSaturday #MakeItRelevant

Get into it Growns! Freddie Jackson is still giving us the best of pure, dynamic soul. Along with his collection of chart topping classics from back in the day, he is still relevant today. Freddie’s musical style is still being sampled in today’s music, rather being in a verse and/or chorus, Mr. Jackson’s smooth resilience never goes unnoticed. Nice and Slow is just one of his jamz that is still #vibin’ in the music world, thanks to the “youngsters” ;-)! Feel good Family!

#ForGrownsOnly #80s

Off of her second LP entitled Stay With Me, Regina Belle and Mr. James Taylor released this “ooohh so soulful” duet. ’89 was the year, and sure enough these two phenomenal voices created a chart-topping hit. Spreading #Love to the world! Pure Grown Folks Music! Slide on over Growns and check out Ms. Belle’s definition of GFM. Enjoy the vibe Fam!

 

#ForGrownsOnly #80s

Just in time for the New Year! Throwing it back with a 80’s vibe from the memorable R&B group Champaign. Clearly expressed here in this track, “they don’t make’em like that no more!” The vibe, the rhythm, the message, it’s just pure SOUL music at its finest! Enjoy #Growns

“Some people are made for each other
Some people can love one another for life
How ’bout us
Some people can hold it together
Last through all kinds of weather
Can’t we?”

#SoulfulSaturday #KathySledgeBDayLove 1*6

One of our anthems here at GFM. Join us family as we spread the #BDayLove this week to Ms. Kathy Sledge, 1/3 of the 70’s female super group Sister Sledge.

This group provided a CLASSIC, “Feel Good” jam, that has stood the test of time with its’ message. Happy Birthday from the staff of Grown Folks Music. Enjoy the vibe!

#ForGrownsOnly #Livin’

It is downright impossible for Midnight Star not to deliver a “feel good” HIT! Can you say THROWBACK?! The group’s notoriety spans over three decades, collectively producing and contributing to a variety of artists such as Babyface and Toni Braxton.  Join us #Growns as we vibe out, and spread the love with this classic-soulful, “oh so sweet”, live performance.

#GetGrown

#SoulfulSaturday #HappyNewYear

LET’S BRING IT IN! However you choose to party, might as well bring it in the right way. Celebrate the festivities with your best. Best outfit, best liquor, the best of whatever. Bring in #2018 the best way y’all know how, just do it safely and on your “Grown-ish”. Happy 2018 Family from Grown Folks Music!

#GetGrown

#SoulfulSaturday #HappyNewYear2018

Dance tonight and toast tonight as we celebrate 2018 with the jams to move and groove ya’! #ForGrownsOnly

#SoulfulSaturday #HappyNewYear

‘Grown Folks Music’ approved~ Bruno Mars has definitely kept us watching and waiting for more. His highly innovative style has intrigued millions this year, and those millions are constantly growing. Keeping the relevancy of soul & funk alive, we spread the love to Bruno Mars for an outstanding year. That’s what we like at GFM!

#ForGrownsOnly #TyreseBDayLove 12*30

#Growns as 2017 comes to a close, it has been some moments that were just downright unforgettable. Whether in music, television, and/or social media, you gotta admit 2017 made you go…”WHOA!” Join us as we spread the #BDayLove in the last Saturday of the year for R&B’s all-around mogul Tyrese aka “Black Ty” with this #ForGrownsOnly jam. Many Happy Birthdays and well wishes from the staff of GFM!

 

#ForGrownsOnly #LyricLove

No interruptions, no uninvited guests #Growns as we travel back to ’96 when the well-noted (literally…), highly-rated Maxwell released his debut album Urban Hang Suite. Featured on the album was a sho’ nuff,”get-right” jam. “Till the Cops Come Knockin'” was a track full of seduction and sensuality, bringing pure #ForGrownsOnly to the forefront ;).

“Gonna take you in the room suga’
Lock you up and love for days
We gonna be rockin baby,
Till the cops come knockin…”

#GFMChristmas #80s

A smooth rendition from The Reverend! Enjoy the Rev’s performance of this world-renowned Christmas classic. 

#ForGrownsOnly #BettyWrightBDayLove — 12*21

And the B~Day Love continues for the original R&B songtress. With a career spanning over five decades, Ms. Betty Wright is highly noted for her “tellin’ it like it is” persona, along with her soulful-aesthetic voice to top it all off. The “Clean-Up Woman” has collaborated with numerous of artist in the R&B arena, providing “mentor-ship” and a superior legacy for others to follow. From the Family of GFM, Happy Birthday to one of the best to ever do it.

#GFMChristmas #Tempts

“Hey Rudolph, won’t you guide my sleigh!” Get ready for Santa #Growns as the countdown begins. They’re on the way…oh so smooth, and oh so magical!

#GFMChristmas — #60s

We’re week away from Christmas Day y’all. Let’s set it off shall we. We shall! From all of us at GFM, Merry Christmas Fam!

#ForGrownsOnly #GFMChristmas

Ooooh sooo much Soul for the Holidays! #Growns enjoy a classic from the late, great Luther…Every year, every Christmas. And also, a GFM holiday fav. Gone and spread that holiday cheer Family!

#ForGrownsOnly — #90s

With the new year approaching, y’all better make it plain Fam! Straight no chaser, and let the lyrics speak for themselves…

“Cuz I’ve been holding back what I feel
Love’s so real
But I can’t wait another minute…

I can’t wait another minute…

Cuz I’ve been holding back all I feel
I’m for real
Cuz I can’t wait another minute
I can’t wait another minute for your love…”

#GetGrown

#GFMChristmas #LyricLove

“Give love on Christmas Day
Everytime, everybody and Susie, too
Gives love everyday much as you
Give love on Christmas Day
No greater gift is there than love
What the world needs is love
Yes the world needs your love…”

-Johnny Gill~1989

#SoulfulSaturday — #ICYMI

GFM had to inquire about this voice here’! We’re thrilled that we had the pleasure to get up close and personal with this brilliant, soul stirrer who’s stirring up the industry. With a voice so dynamic, he has the capability to make one go…Hmmm? Enjoy his debut single “Why I Love You”, and find out what MAJOR had to say to GFM.

#GFMChristmas #90s

Make ya’ lists #Growns and check ’em twice…then determine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice! It’s that time of year for decking the halls, celebrating, and making the memorable moments with your loved ones. Enjoy the vibe of this 90’s Christmas classic from TLC. GFM sentiments exactly!

#ForGrownsOnly — #80s

‘Feel Good’ music performed by one of the best to ever do it. Say no more, #GetGrown!

“Everyone needs a love, no doubt.  Any Love.” 

-Luther Vandross

#SoulfulSaturday #GFMChristmas

“Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright
Round ‘yon virgin Mother and Child, holy
Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.”

Deck the halls and spread the holiday cheer with this Christmas classic from The Temptations. Let’s bring it in #Growns.

#ForGrownsOnly #Timeless90s

Sensational, timeless, and an uniquely defined demeanor to make you toss ya’ rag in the air with her dynamic vocal ability. Off her 1994 album Rhythm of Love, Anita Baker delivers pure passion with this chart-topper. Ms. Baker is incredibly known for her romantic soul ballads and oh my, THAT VOICE! Receiving countless honors throughout her career, she continues to set standards within the R&B arena with pure style and class.

#ForGrownsOnly #80s

The era of jheri curls and girls, it was no doubt that this group would set the tone for romance. The 80’s Adult R&B group Surface filled the latter part of the decade with chart topping hits featuring Happy, Falling In Love, and this one here. Providing feel good quality to this era, Surface produced a range of hits for the Contemporary R&B/Quiet Storm genre. Enjoy the vibe Growns…

#SoulfulSaturday #TerryLewisBDayLove : 11*24

Auntie Janet’s “When I Think of You” became a world renowned hit for all involved. Produced by the one of the dynamic producer duos of our time Jimmy Jam Terry Lewis, this is just one of the classics from their timeless span of records throughout the years. Both men have produced numerous of hits for a wide range of artists of today and yesterday. Spreading the #BDayLove to Terry Lewis from us at GFM! Just vibe.

#ForGrownsOnly –#RonnieDevoeBDayLove 11*17

Fellow New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe member Ronnie Devoe, has reached (well, accomplished) yet another milestone. Turning 50 this week, Devoe has a much longer way to go. With a tremendous amount of longevity, Ronnie along with other bandmates have set the stage for our newer generation of artists in today’s arena. Telling several sources that is truly a “blessing” turning 50, Ronnie has and always will be an influence. From the staff of GFM, Happy Birthday Ronnie Devoe!

#SoulfulSaturday #80s

Gregory Abbott is getting better with time. This well-known, high in popularity, 80s classic “Shake You Down” has gained him musical notoriety, internationally. Gregory continues to perform his smooth R&B sound with his unique demeanor these days. Still shakin’ it down, Gregory has also recorded his new single entitled “On & On”. Get into the groove!

#80s #LyricLove — “Love Come Down”

Evelyn “Champagne” King scored a No.1 hit with this jam from her 1982 album Get Loose. Ms. King is one of our distinct female soul singers that’ll make ya’ cut a step with her wide range of classics. Get Grown!

#ForGrownsOnly — “Touch Me, Tease Me”

#Growns always expect a Feel Good vibe as we continue to present a dominant range of your classic, rhythmic, seduction jamz. Here, we have a throwback (No Thursday) from professional R&B heart-throb, Case featuring Mary J. Blige and legendary female hip-hop artist Foxy Brown. “Touch Me, Tease Me” became a breakout 90’s R&B hit for the trio. Case has continued to express his passionate-fueled voice through various soulful tracks. True sangin’!

#SoulfulSaturday –“That’s All I Ask Of You…”

Good Music, That’s All…1/3 of the multi-platinum Tony! Toni! Tone!, Raphael Saadiq is a certified star in his own right. In creating stone cold HITS  for some of R&B’s biggest names, he was very successful as a solo artist. The modern day “Quincy Jones” has a impeccable style of composition, arranging, and producing. Saadiq is filled with a dynamic voice range that continues to remain relevant today…Feels Good!

#SoulfulSaturday #80s

Enjoy this classic Soul Train performance from the sensational Anita Baker. A name one must put some ‘respeck’ on 365 days of the Year! Anita is a true Songtress, with a phenomenal vocal range that is distinctly and largely recognized to this day.

#GetGrown

#SoulfulSaturday #ICYMI : Jacquees ft Dej Loaf – At The Club

A #SoulfulSaturday exclusive from Atlanta native Jacquees featuring female lyricist Dej Loaf. Both of these artists have a distinct craft that makes them uniquely categorized within the Hip-Hop/R&B world. The two teamed up for this track in early 2017, releasing a video to coincide with smooth groove one can easily #vibe to.

#ForGrownsOnly #90sLyricLove

What must I say?
What must I do?
To show how much…
I think about freek’n you!

Get into the visuals, we’re sure you will. Jodeci’s magical ability to emphasize passion within their musical message has made them one of the top, well-respected R&B groups of this era.

Disclaimer : This is #ForGrownsOnly

#ForGrownsOnly #70s —

“Let’s Do It Again” – The Staple Singers

“Let’s do it in the mornin’
Sweet breeze in the summer time
Feeling your sweet face
All laid up next to mine
Sweet love in the midnight
Good sleep, come mornin’ light
No worries ’bout nothin’
Just gettin’ good, just gettin’ good
Just gettin’ good love…”

A #ForGrownsOnly Classic! No explanation needed…

#SoulfulSaturday — Slow Jamz : Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx & Twista

Here’s an ode’ to our #Soulful icons as GFM continues to ensure our ‘motivational vibe’ #ForGrownsOnly. Here is a classic hip-hop groove from Kanye West, featuring smooth vocals from Jamie Foxx, and rap artist Twista rapidly spitting bars as he is best known to do. This track samples the classic Luther Vandross’s 1981 hit  “A House Is Not a Home” ,

Something old, something new…Enjoy #Growns

#ForGrownsOnly — #UsherBDayLove

Spreading the #Grown #BDayLove with a track full of sensual seduction that’ll still make ya’…well y’all know…Go somewhere nice and quiet, no interruptions, no rushing, and just #vibe. Happy Birthday Usher from the staff of Grown Folks Music. 

#SoulfulSaturday #ForGrownsOnly

October 14, 2017

“Now you say the juice seems so sour, it used to be so sweet…”

Platinum selling recording artist Karyn White continues to knock out with this track here. Becoming an “anthem” in it’s own right, Karyn let it be known that she isn’t any individual’s superwoman. On the other hand, this jam became a Top 10 hit for Karyn in the 80’s. A definite Superwoman in our book. #Growns enjoy this ‘CLASSIC’…

#SoulfulSaturday #KarynWhiteBDayLove

October 14, 2017

#ForGrownsOnly — Howard Hewett

When you hear a track along these lines, and all you can do is say “mmm, mmm, mmm”…Education and sophistication all in one video. “This Love Is Forever” expresses a message of passion one can feel for another. A love that’s real, a love that’s forever. Howard still continues to deliver his dynamic, passionate #vibe, which has the capability of bringing one to their knees, still. Oh, so smooth…

“Somebody you can call when ya’ body needs a fix…”

Off the 1998 album “Don’t Get It Twisted”, Pressha blends the smooth sounds of mystery, seduction, with a lil’ bit of “sweet deceit”. What one won’t do, another individual sure will, which can be viewed from multiple standpoints (lol). “Splackavelli” has continued being #vibed to by our certified #Growns. Listen and enjoy as Pressha breaks you off somethin’ proper like.

#SoulfulSaturday #ForGrownsOnly

S-P-L-A-C-K-A-V-E-L-L-I-E !!!

‘Love Is An International Language’

The last of Michael’s final videos before his early departure, he expresses his positive, worldly view of the international language of love. His final hit featured fellow R&B/Pop crooner Justin Timberlake of the former group *NSYNC. This hit was originally recorded in 1983, which came before Justin of course. In 2013, Justin re-created the track as a duet along side MJ. A jam that’s guaranteed to get you up and on your feet, movin’ and #vibin’. Enjoy…

#SoulfulSaturday #NowPlaying

“If It’s Alright With You…”

#ForGrownsOnly

#SoulfulSaturday – H-Town “Knockin’ The Boots”

“Good lovin’, body rockin’, knockin’ boots all night long, yeah
Makin’ love until we tire to the break of dawn
But oh, come on, come on and turn the lights down, and let me get on it, yeah
‘Cause when I do, just me and you, it’ll be so right

Give me some good love
Somebody rockin’ knockin’ da boots!”

#SoulfulSaturday #ForGrownsOnly

#LyricLove #ForGrownsOnly

From the 1998 Platinum selling album “Phoenix Rising”, a true #ForGrownsOnly groove from the (then) newly “renovated” Temptations.

“I’ll save you from the highest mountain (The highest mountain)
Paint the words across the sky (All across the sky)
(Ooh…ooh…ooh…)
I can’t live without you (You know I can’t)
I can love you through the day and all night, and all night (Please), and all night
Of all the riches in the world, you will forever be my girl…”

#SoulfulSaturday #NatinaBDayLove

GFM spreads the B~Day Love to the late Natina Reed (October 28, 1980 – October 26, 2012). A true all-around spirit, literally. Natina had several occupations, which all of them were of equal importance but she remains remembered as one of the members of the 90s/2000s R&B group ‘Blaque’. In loving memory from GFM and all of our #Growns, continue to fly high Ms. Natina Reed.

October 28,2017

#ForGrownsOnly :”That’s what LOVE makes one do…”

So sweet, so passionate, and oh so full of love. Before Kashif’s early transition, he and GFM developed musical/family bond that will forever be apart of the GFM bylaws. Kashif is still a well respected, all around gifted composer. Speaking of composing…let’s go back to ’87 for a minute…feel this #Growns. Never forgotten!

Enjoy…

#SoulfulSaturday #ForGrownsOnly