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Friday, December 24, 2010

Old School Friday - Christmas Time Is Here!!!

Happy, Happy, Friday Everybody!!! Tomorrow is the big day! The one that almost EVERY child (and me) wait all year for! Tomorrow is CHRISTMAS!!!!
The past 3 weeks I have posted Christmas songs but it all has been leading up to this final Christmas songs post.

I have a LOT of Christmas songs that I LOVE, some that I LIKE and some that I hate but today I am posting my ALL-TIME FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONGS! These songs are in rotation the entire holiday season, so enjoy!

1. This Christmas - Donny Hathaway

2. Let It Snow - Boys 2 Men

3. Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio

4. That Spirit Of Christmas - Ray Charles

Everyone enjoy your Christmas tomorrow! Remember that JESUS is the "real" reason for the season! Be Blessed!

From my Family to your Family... MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Old School Friday - A Rocking Christmas!

Happy Friday Friends!!
Another Friday and Another Week Closer to CHRISTMAS!!!! Are you ready for the festivities??
Are your gifts all bought and wrapped? I am WAAAAYYYY done with buying stuff. At this point whoever don't have a gift, will not get a gift but I still LOVE YOU! But the money has run out! So now I have to wrap, and wrap, and wrap...
So I need music to get me through this wrapping job! To get the body moving, there is nothing better than ROCK & ROLL! So lets go!!!!!!!!

Run, Run, Rudolph - Chuck Berry

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

Okay, so here is your start to your ROCKING CHRISTMAS!!! Get those gifts wrapped! ~SMOOCHES!~

Friday, December 10, 2010

Old School Friday - Jesus Is The Reason For The Season

Happy Friday All!!
Christmas time is "almost" here!! This is hands down my favorite Holiday! But people tend to get carried away with commercialism. Don't get caught up in all the hype because JESUS is the reason for the season!!!!

The Real Meaning of Christmas - Linus

Jesus Is The Reason - Kirk Franklin & The Family

The Night That Christ Was Born - Kirk Franklin & The Family

Have a Great Weekend!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Old School Friday "The Many Looks of Santa Baby"

Well, here we go!!! The first Friday of DECEMBER! WOW! Where did the time go??? It is time to start the count down to CHRISTMAS! So that means CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!!!
So let's get it popping!!!!

It don't get ANY better than this...
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt (RIP) (don't really like the remix portion but the pictures are FABULOUS!)

OTHERS HAVE TRIED (AND FAILED!!!!) But hey everyone has their own preference... So YOU decide!

Santa Baby - Madonna

Santa Baby - Taylor Swift (I actually like this countrified version!)

Santa Baby - Miss Piggy

Santa Baby - RuPaul (ROFLMAO!! Yes, RUPAUL!)

HAHAHHAHHAHA!!! Others also have done it. Like Shakira, Pussycat Dolls (too scandalous to post!), Kylie Minogue, Sugababes, Brittney Spears, and others!

BUT for me EARTHA KITT did it best (Even in her older years!)!

Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt (WOW 2006!, Get It Lady!)

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Well, Happy Friday All!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Old School Friday! Randoms

Another Friday and it is time for the weekend. Tonight I am relaxing and reflecting because tomorrow is my 44th Birthday!

So sit back with me and enjoy the music, the way it was meant to be enjoyed!


Over and Over - The Delfonics

Baby, I'm For Real - The Originals

The Bells - The Originals

The Love We Had - The Dells

And do not for a moment think that only men held it down musically...
Yes, I'm Ready - Barbara Mason

Happy Friday!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Old School Friday "My 80's"

It is my favorite day of the week AND I am happy because it is also Daylight Savings weekend. I will turn back my clock an hour on Sunday and ENJOY the extra hour!!! It is also getting a little cool out so add a nice warm comforter to that extra hour and it is almost like heaven!! Ohh Yea!!
So let's get to some music! I have a birthday coming up next week and I have been thinking about all the fun I really had in the 80's! The songs that I am featuring are the one's that are not on the "I LOVE THE 80's" show, BUT you KNOW you loved these jams!! ENJOY!!

Touch Me (All Night Long) - Wish & Fonda Rae

Over Like A Fat Rat - Fonda Rae

Searching To Find The One - Unlimited Touch

Do It To The Music - Raw Silk

Have a GREAT WEEKEND!! Don't forget to TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK an hour on Sunday!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Old School Friday "Movies"!

Happy Friday All!!
The weekend is upon us and I feel a major movie weekend coming on! I think tonight I will start out with some classic Blaxploitation movies! I have got to watch "Claudine", then "A Piece Of The Action" and move on to "Let's Do It Again". I may even through in Sparkle.
So since I am doing black movies, my Old School Friday has to match up! Enjoy!

Let's Do It Again - The Staple Singers

The Makings Of You - Gladys Knight & The Pips (LOL! This is in rotation on my Blackberry!)

Piece Of The Action - Mavis Staples

Giving Him Something He Can Feel - Sparkle

Well, Happy Friday All, I have movies to watch!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Old School Friday "Heatwave"

Happy Old School Friday everyone!
Thank God for the weekend! Theses weeks are getting longer and longer, so I need to get all I can out of my weekends! So let's kick it off with some good Old School Music!!

I recently watch Unsung *HEATWAVE*. Let me tell you there were things that I had no clue about in reference to the group Heatwave. If you are not watch UNSUNG on TVOne then you are certainly missing out. Unsung gives us the history of and the behind the scenes stuff on some of our favorite musical groups and personalities. The majority of the groups and singers highlighted by TVOne's Unsung are the ones that did not go as far or as high as we (the listening public) thought they should. The stories are often times sad or tragic, but very entrancing. I have missed quite a few of them because I very rarely watch TV and often forget what is coming on that I wanted to see. So I finally got smart and set the DVR (since I am paying ridiculous prices for the service!) so that when I am not bogged down with school work or Childcare obligations I can sit back, relax, and check it out. Check your local listings for TVOne's Unsung!

Okay, on to the music! HEATWAVE!!

Even though people say that "Always & Forever" was Heatwave's best ballad, My ALL TIME FAVORITE Heatwave ballad is "Mind Blowing Decisions"!

Mind Blowing Decisions - Heatwave

Boogie Nights - Heatwave

Girls - Heatwave

Always & Forever - Heatwave

{*side note* - The organ player Rod Temperton is an English songwriter who went on to write and compose songs for Rufus & Chaka Khan, Tamia, Quincey Jones, Donna Summer, Patti Austin and many, many more. But perhaps Temperton is most known for his work with Michael Jackson, most notably the "Off The Wall" & "Thriller" albums.}

Well, folks ... There you have it, HEATWAVE!!

Have a Fabulous weekend!

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Old School Friday "Old Versus New"

Happy Old School Friday Ladies and Gents!!!
Some songs are good but then you find out that the version you know is NOT the original and you are like WOW because the original is AWESOME!! Some originals are superior and it makes me wonder why we do not hear more of the original music... Don't get me wrong I like a good remake as much as the next person BUT I would LOVE to hear more original works OLD & NEW! Remakes are BIG business, and there are SOOOO MANY but I'll just highlight three.
So for today's edition of OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY, I am posting the OLD versus the NEW! YOU BE THE JUDGE ..... Who did it best???

I Do Love You - Billy Stewart

I Do Love You - GQ

Slow Jam - Midnight Starr

Slow Jam - Usher & Monica

If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

If You Don't Know Me By Now - Simply Red

Well, there you have it! The OLD versus the NEW! What say you??


Friday, September 10, 2010

Old School Friday "RIP MaLinda Sapp" (REPOST)

Friday is the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend and this crossover into weekend always signifies MUSIC for me!! This is usually an awesome time especially since I LOVE MUSIC! However today's Old School Friday post I am dedicating to Dr. MaLinda Sapp, a licensed psychologist, licensed professional counselor, college professor, as well as manager and wife of 18 years of gospel singer Marvin Sapp. Dr. MaLinda Sapp age 43 died on Thursday (9/9/10) due to complications of colon cancer. I send my sincere condolences and prayers up for the Sapp family. Dr, MaLinda leaves behind a husband, Marvin Sapp and three children, Marvin II (age 16), Mikaila (age 13), and Madisson (age 11).

Marvin Sapp's album "Thirsty" is his best selling solo project to date and gave us the hit song "Never Would Have Made It" and the album has also won Sapp 7 Gospel Stellar Awards. Though I absolutely LOVE the song "NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT" and I love the album "Thirsty", that is not my favorite Marvin Sapp song. My favorite from Marvin Sapp is his album "Diary of a Psalmist". If you have never heard the album "Diary of a Psalmist" I suggest you get it, play it, get your cry on, get your praise on and watch God MOVE!
I have lots of Sapp Favorites and below are a few of them all dedicated to DR. MALINDA SAPP ... RIP Dr. MaLinda Sapp, rest well, you will be missed ...

I Need Thee - Marvin Sapp

We Worship You Today - Marvin Sapp

Praise Him In Advance - Marvin Sapp

You Are God Alone - Marvin Sapp

The Best In Me - Marvin Sapp

Be Blessed All & Tell Someone that You LOVE Them!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Old School Friday "Let's Relax & Unwind!"

My, my, my! It has been a very long week! Time to kick back and relax... you know sip on something smooth and soothing!
While you are relaxing you MOST DEFINITELY need some tunes so I posted this JUST FOR YOU!

I've Got Love On My Mind - Natalie Cole

Inseparable - Natalie Cole

Float On - The Floaters

Shining Star - The Manhattans

For The Good Times - Al Green

Happy Old School Friday Everyone!!
Enjoy the extended weekend! Be Good To Yourself & Each Other!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Old School Friday "Isley Brothers!"

I woke up this morning in an Isley Brothers mood. I think maybe I heard a Isley Brother's song before I drifted off to sleep or something because I woke bobbing my head to an Isley song! So here is a few of my favorite Isley hits! So SET SAIL WITH ME!! ENJOY!!!

Summer Breeze -

For The Love Of You -

Voyage To Atlantis -

Don't Say Good Night -

This is just the top of the iceberg! I think I'll spend a few more hours on Youtube!!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Old School Friday "Al Jarreau"

I heard this morning that Al Jarreau was hospitalized in a France hospital with breathing problems, read more about it HERE. Grammy Award winning Jazz vocalist Al Jarreau is in the middle of a European tour and got sick prior to a concert Thursday night. Al Jarreau, aged 70 has a string of albums spanning from 1975 - 2009 as well as a 7 Grammy Awards. Al Jarreau has won Grammies in the Pop, Jazz & R & B categories! Al Jarreau is also the voice behind the opening theme from one of my favorite TV shows "Moonlighting". A very impressive artist with an equally impressive record in the music business. For more on Al Jarreau visit his website HERE.
So today's Old School Friday is all about Mr Al Jarreau! ENJOY!!

We're In This Love Together - Al Jarreau

Moonlighting (TV series opening)- Al Jarreau

After All - Al Jarreau

Take 5 - Al Jarreau & Kurt Elling

Happy Old School Friday everyone!
Stay Safe & Be Blessed!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Old School Friday "The Spinners"

Happy Friday Everyone! It has been a very long week so I need some classic OLD SCHOOL to relax me!
Who better to relax with than the SPINNERS!

Love Don't Love Nobody

Could It Be I'm Falling In Love

Mighty Love

It's A Shame

Working My Way back To You

Have an AWESOME weekend!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Old School Friday "HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHEF!"

Happy Old School Friday!!!!! Today is a special day... My oldest daughter is a quarter of a century old!!! I put it that way because she keeps saying she is old because she's almost 30!! SMDH! That Girl is CRAZY!!!!!
With today being the one year anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson I may be the ONLY ONE who feels this way BUT I AM SICK of all the MJ videos and songs! The radio station is playing ALL MICHAEL, ALL DAY and they started at midnight! Every video on facebook is a MJ video...I am about to barf. He is being played more now than when he was alive. SMDH!
So anyway I wanted to play some other good music! A few songs from that fabulous year 1985!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHEF!!!!! 25 is a very good year!!

Happy Birthday

I Feel For You - Chaka Khan

The Rhythm Of The Night - Debarge

You're The Inspiration - Chicago

Friday, May 21, 2010

Old School Friday "1966 - My Birth Year"

Good Morning friends! Happy Old School Friday! Today I decided to feature music from the year I was born! The songs below were among the Top 100 for 1966! Yes, indeed 1966 was a FABULOUS year! ENJOY!

Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep - The Temptations

Wild Thing - The Troggs

I'm Your Puppet - James & Bobby Purify

These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra

So you see, the year I was born was full of awesome music and I have a very DIVERSE love for music!

Happy Old School Friday &
Keep Rocking!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder

I would be remiss if I did not give a shout out to Stevland Hardaway Judkins (AKA) Stevland Hardaway Morris (AKA) Little Stevie Wonder (AKA) STEVIE WONDER!
Yes today Stevie Wonder is 60 years old! Born May 13, 1950 in Detroit Michigan and blind almost from birth who would have ever guessed the he would become the musical GENIUS we all know and love today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stevie Wonder! You are the spotlight artist for today's Old School Friday!

Knocks Me Off My Feet - Stevie Wonder

Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - Stevie Wonder

Living For The City - Stevie Wonder

Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder &
Happy Old School Friday Everyone!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

RIP Lena Horne, an Icon

Over this past weekend a LEGEND passed away. On Sunday 5/9/10, Lena Horn died at the age of 92. Born, Lena Mary Calhoun Horne on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York she was an Entertainer, A Singer, a Dancer and an Activist in the Civil Rights Movement.

Ms Horne had parts in films such as "Stormy Weather", "Cabin In The Sky" and "The Wiz" as well as starring in her own Broadway show "Lena Horne: The Lady & Her Music".
Ms Horne was an Emmy Nominee and a Tony Award Nominee and she was the winner of an NAACP Award.

At a time in history when Black people were not aloud simple basic freedoms Ms Horne was helping to clear the way for black entertainers who would come after her.
Rest In Peace Lena Horne! We appreciate what you did and you will not be forgotten!
Lena Horne 1917-2010
Lena Horne - Stormy Weather

Lena Horne - If You Believe

We are not promised tomorrow, so make today count!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Where Is Today's Musical Talent?

Listening to the radio is such a big disappointment! Most of the stuff you hear on "urban" stations is garbage! But then the stations that supposedly play the best in old and new R&B are peddling the same stuff over and over. There are so many artist from the past that I NEVER hear on the radio.
so I decided to take a minute and spotlight a few of the female artist who I think are VERY UNDERRATED in the music industry.



BRENDA HOLLOWAY - Every Little Bit Hurts

STEPHANIE MILLS - Never Knew Love Like This Before


VESTA - Congratulations

MIKI HOWARD - Live Under New Management

Wow!!! Can you believe this list?? And these women NEVER really got the Acclaim, Notoriety, Fame, or Respect that they deserved! A SIN & A SHAME!!!

The list can go on for days! Where is the talent of today's generation? There is nothing out there on this level! People we are in a sad, sad, state of affairs when it comes to music!
What do you think?

Friday, April 2, 2010

Stormy Weather & Trouble Man's Marvin Gaye

Happy Friday All!
It is a rainy and dreary day here in Texas. The weather mirrors my mood musically today. My music mood is dark and stormy today. Today is the birthday of one my favorite musical artist, Mr. Marvin Gay"e" (He added the "e" to his name in his teen years). Being a lover of Old School Music means not just loving the music but understanding the artists of those times. For the black community the 60's & 70's were troubling times politically, racially and economically but one of the few places where black people excelled was musically. The 60's & 70's brought forth some of the BEST musical artists and hits of not only that time but for ALL time.
Marvin Gaye was one of those UNFORGETTABLE artists. He was an African - American singer, songwriter with a 3 octave vocal range! Unfortunately Marvin Gaye Jr was fatally shot by his father Marvin Gay Sr on April 1, 1984, one day before his 45th Birthday. Marvin had a voice that oozed sexuality and sensuality as evident in musical hits like "Come Get To This" & "Lets Get It On". He also lent his voice to the ongoing struggle of black people of that era as evident in hits like "Mercy, Mercy Me" & "Inner City Blues". But his voice was also an outlet that was more personal. Music was his escape from a troubling, hurtful and hateful life as evident in hits like "If I Should Die Tonight", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" & "Here My Dear". Marvin Gaye was a product of child abuse, Religious Zealousness, and hatred from his father.
According to
"Living with father was something like living with a king, a very peculiar, changeable, cruel and all-powerful king," Marvin Gaye told biographer Ritz. "You were supposed to tip-toe around his moods. You were supposed to do anything to win his favor. I never did. Even though winning his love was the ultimate goal of my childhood, I defied him. I hated his attitude... If it wasn't for mother, who was always there to console me and praise my singing, I think I would have been one of those child suicides you read about in the papers."
Marvin Gaye had the love of his mother but his father and he had a terrible, volatile and hateful relationship.
According to Alberta Gay (mother of Marvin jr.) & Jeanne Gay (sister of Marvin jr) (via
Alberta Gay said, "My husband never wanted Marvin, and he never liked him. He used to say that he didn't think he was really his child. I told him that was nonsense. He knew Marvin was his. But for some reason he didn't love Marvin and, what worse, he didn't want me to love Marvin either. Marvin wasn't very old before he understood that."

Jeanne Gay said, "From the time he was 7 until he became a teenager, Marvin's life at home consisted of a series of brutal whippings."

His personal demons were further metastasized by drug addiction, porn addiction and paranoia. This formed Marvin Gaye into the troubled soul that we knew and loved. I just finished reading "the Life and Tragic Death of Motown's Marvin Gaye" on I had read most of this story before but it was still a very interesting read. Marvin Gaye is on my phone, mp3 and computer play-list and nothing that I read about his personal life and trials will change that. He would have been 71 years old today had he lived. He was indeed a very troubled soul, a prolific and very talented artist. He is sorely missed...

Rest In Peace, Marvin Pentz Gay Jr (Marvin Gaye) April 2, 1939 - April 1, 1984

Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye

Come Get To This - Marvin Gaye

If I Should Die Tonight - Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye Jr & Marvin Gay Sr - Interview

Still Missed Today...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Old School Friday #96 ~Ron Banks & The Dramatics~

Happy Friday Everyone! Welcome to Regina's Old School Friday Spot! The music was taking over my other blog so I felt it was only fitting that Old School Friday get it's own place!!
I did some running around today and am late posting but when I got back home I heard the disturbing news that Ronald Dean Banks the founding member of the 70's hit group "The Dramatics" died of a heart attack. He was 58 at the time of his death and was said to be in good health. Very sad and tragic...
So for me Today's theme is "Ron Banks & The Dramatics"
I do not often deviate from the chosen theme but today I think it is only fitting that I honor Ron Banks and the Dramatics for Old School Friday. Rest In Peace Ron Banks...Ronald Dean Banks - 1951-2010
Ms Grapevine and MsMarvalus have teamed up to create a meme titled Old School Friday. To join in the Old School Friday Fun go HERE for guidelines. We have lost A LOT of our Old School Colleagues so if I mistakenly removed you please let me know! Here are the other OSF Participants:

- Ms Grapevine -Nordette - CCG --

- Dallassouth - Regina -

MsMarvalus - Clnmike - Vivrant Thing

- SJP -Thembi - D Spot -

-Pop Art Diva - - MsLadyDeborah -

Hey You! Get Off My Mountain - The Dramatics

What You See Is What You Get - The Dramatics

Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
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~Be Blessed~