Brass Construction - "Walkin' the Line" & "Movin'" (Live)

"Walkin The Line" (Randy Muller), Brass Construction, Conversations (Capitol/1983).

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Guy - "Let's Chill", Live Performance medley & Tim Gatling Interview

Guy, at the height of the 'New Jack Swing' movement, with a couple of their biggest hits. Check out the interesting interview with original Guy member, writer-producer, Tim Gatling after the jump, giving his perspective on the origins of Guy, the split & the New Jack Swing era.
Shout out to Keith "Zappman" Crenshaw for this insightful interview.

"Let's Chill" peaked at #3 on the U.S. R&B charts, while "I Like", off their debut album, Guy, hit #2.

Aaron Hall
Teddy Riley
Timmy Gatling
Damion Hall

The Guy Breakup

Guy Live Hits medley

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Coldplay - "Fix You" (Live at Glastonbury)

"When you try your best, but
you don't succeed
When you get what you want,
but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse
When the tears come
streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you"

"Fix You" (Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin) Fix You (EMI/2005)


Earth, Wind & Fire - "After The Love Has Gone" (Live)

Earth, Wind & Fire off their 1977 album, All N All (Columbia).

"After The Love Has Gone" (Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon)

"For a while to love was all we could do
we were young and we knew
and our eyes were alive
Deep inside we knew our love was true
For awhile we paid no mind to the past
we knew love would last
Every night somethin` right
would invite us to begin the dance"

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Bill Withers - "Grandma's Hands" (Live)

"Grandma's hands
Clapped in church on Sunday morning
Grandma's hands
Played a tambourine so well
Grandma's hands
Used to issue out a warning
She'd say, "Billy don't you run so fast
Might fall on a piece of glass
"Might be snakes there in that grass"
Grandma's hands

Grandma's hands
Soothed a local unwed mother
Grandma's hands
Used to ache sometimes and swell
Grandma's hands
Used to lift her face and tell her,
"Baby, Grandma understands
That you really love that man
Put yourself in Jesus hands"
Grandma's hands

"Grandma's Hands" (Bill Withers) Just as I Am (Sussex/1971)


Grandma's hands
Used to hand me piece of candy
Grandma's hands
Picked me up each time I fell
Grandma's hands
Boy, they really came in handy
She'd say, "Matty don' you whip that boy
What you want to spank him for?
He didn' drop no apple core"
But I don't have Grandma anymore

If I get to Heaven I'll look for
Grandma's hands "

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Spending time with Tamia

As we wait for her long overdue, live album and DVD (rumored), here's a few videos to hold you over. Tamia, whose last album, Between Friends (2006) was released independently via Image Entertainment, also beautifully performed the Canadian anthem, "O Canada" last week at the NBA All Star Game. You can check it out after the jump.

"Stranger In My House" (Shep Crawford, Shae Jones) A Nu Day (Elektra/Asylum/2000).

"Tomorrow" (Live)


"How do you keep the music playing?" James Ingram & Tamia


The one that started it all.
"You Put A Move On My Heart" (Rod Temperton), Tamia/Q's Jook Joint, (Qwest/Warner Brothers/1998).

Live at Quincy Jones Celebration


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Noel Gourdin

Nice visuals from Noel Gourdin of his latest single, "The River"

"The River" (Abney, T./Brown, A./Daniels, E./Dawson, M./Gerald, R./Gist, K./Gourdin, N./Lafayette, J./Ly/Muhammad, B./Oliphant, F.) After My Time (Epic/2008)


Jade - "Don't Walk Away" (Live)

Jade performing their early smash,"Don't Walk Away" (Jade to the Max/Warner Bros./1992)

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Happy Birthday Sam Cooke!

Happy Birthday to the immortal Sam Cooke. Hard to believe, but he would've been 88 years old today. As a singer,songwriter, performer, civil rights activist and entrepreneur, he was ahead of his time in so many ways and it's hard not to think about what his life and music would have been like as he evolved with the world around him. However, he has left his the timeless gift of his voice, music and message. Enjoy.
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