Why Jimi Hendrix? Because Jimi Hendrix. This man was a genius and a legend in his brief time here on this planet. As part of the "27 club", he made his mark on the world and was gone almost as soon as he came. He exhibited an INSANE amount of talent for one person. And I LOVE it when we see black folks doing some of everything. He was one of the gods of electric guitar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pomuC6QP3Vs
This is another song from the "Breaking Bad" files. What you may not know about me is that I'm an absolute FANATIC of black music from the 50's. And this sounds so authentically like it, that I was in awe when I found out it wasn't made back then. The artist is named Darondo and the album is called "Let My People Go". Get you some! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZqQT5904_U
Ok so I have a tendency to be late, or "sleep" as the kids say, on certain songs or artists. Gnarls Barkley was one of those artists Now, in my defense, I knew about Cee Lo Green from his Goodie Mobb days, so I wasn't sleep on him. But I didn't get "Crazy" when I first heard it or saw the video. So... I slippin. I'll openly admit it now. LOL Thankfully, this song popped up in one of my favorite TV series' of all time, "Breaking Bad". It was so beautiful and perfect for the scene, that I was IN LOVE immediately. You were right, @Loren Oden. Now shut up. LOLOLOL Enjoy!
So I just found out that this song was the inspiration for one of my favorite songs EVER (which shall be shared in a later post). This is another "picnic in the park" song. It just feels good goin down. This is by one of the best rappers to ever do it, featuring one of my top 3 favorite singers of all time, Bilal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U2PnJZq0TM
I heard this song on the radio and it stopped me from getting out the car. You already know what that means. I love that John is ALWAYS himself, regardless of what's happening in the industry. He can sing about whatever he wants to sing about, in whatever way he feels like singing about it. Love that! This is a "new to me" single. Not sure when it came out. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g32YVhIhbjM
I remember the first time I heard this song. I found out that this album existed a little later than most I think (maybe after one of it's many remasters) but I'm SO GLAD I did. This song... It reminds me of the feeling you get from a family/church picnic in the park. The warmth of the sunshine on your skin, the smell of good food in the air, the laughter of adults and children audible from any place you choose to stand. The lyric is especially poignant right now. And that dad gum descending scale he plays in the intro and throughout the song almost sends me into a fit every time I hear it! This song is almost literally EVERYTHING!! It shows up on the newly remastered 4 disc set called "Never My Love: The Anthology" Thanks to J. A. Reynolds for reminding me about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59OykhC9tgY