New Music: Tamar Braxton – ‘Love and War’

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The wait is over! Okay y’all…I normally don’t “promote” music, because I know how some people can get  pushy with tweeting music downloads, links, writing on ya FB wall! I swear I JUST got a notification from some random artist asking me to follow them and tweet their music as I’m typing this. lol

But seriously when I run across some good music I love to share it! We have grown to love, crazy, reality star/bombshell “She” aka Tamar Braxton and her ever-so vocal self. She has been so passionate about her music career and one thing is for sure, patience is a virtue! When I heard her new song “Love And War”…chiiiileeeee I had to go to iTunes and download it ret then!!! This song is AH-maze!!! It reminds me of the REAL R&B — that feel good music from back in the day.

You can download it here. I promise it won’t disappoint.  Also if you would like to hear a snippet of her “Love and War” Showcase (Acoustic) rehearsal you can hear it here! This is some good stuff!

Enjoy Music Lovers!!!

Whitney Houston | Legend.Icon.Voice.Music.

I am in total shock…still. I normally don’t like to post when it comes to sad news, but Whitney Houston is an exception.Whitney will always be a Legend, an Icon…and her voice…not enough words to describe. I remember hearing her music like it was yesterday. I think I was probably about 4 years old. My Mom and Dad always had her record or tape in rotation, especially at their house parties.

Such a beautiful woman with such a tremendous journey. My heart and prayers go out to all of her family, manager, friends, fans, and loved ones. Whitney is truly loved and her music will NEVER be forgotten!

Here is a clip of her last Pre-Grammy Performance 2012:

“YES…JESUS LOVES ME!” – That says enough…

*tears*

We love you Whitney!

Back To Love

It’s FEEL GOOD Friday and words can’t express the excitement I feel! But one thing is for sure, Anthony Hamilton’s new album….owwwwww!!!! “Back To Love” sums it all the way up! This album truly illustrates the vicissitudes of love – reality at it’s best. With his soulful, yet charismatic voice and vintage style, “I just can’t get enough”!  It’s so easy to put this album on repeat and listen to it for hours at a time. I confess, I haven’t listened to anything else since I played it the first time. 

Mr. Hamilton’s heartfelt lyrics in, Back To Love, encourages the passion between he & his lover to be rekindled and re-inspired. Another title track, he sings about his mistakes and fear of losing the BEST.THING.EVER.! I was listening to this song and was like is that Babyface I hear in the background? And WAS! This song is absolutely beautiful! My favorite is Best Of Me for so many reasons! *smile*

Everyone should go out and get this album TODAY! You can also get it here.  There’s something about feel-good music. It gets no better than that!

Have a Fabulous Friday!!!  :)

~A

Vintage Friday: Vesta Williams One Of The Greatest

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I will never forget growing up and listening to all kinds of good music Saturday mornings as my Mom did her house cleaning. Vesta Williams, one of the greatest, was one of those artists in heavy rotation in the stack of vinyl records. A true Diva by definition with a voice so powerful, who started illuminating the charts in the 80’s. I think around the age of 7 or 8 I knew one of her hit songs, “Congratulations”, by heart — no literally, word-for-word! “Sweet, Sweet Love” was another favorite along with many more! I’m so thankful for her music and it being shared with me at such an early age. I didn’t know a thing about what she was singing about for real, but when I became of age,  her music became very real to me! I want to remember her just as she was in my mind when I heard her for the very first time and when I saw her perform last…Beautiful, Talented, and a REAL artist!

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