Category Archives: Music

Cover Me Monday: Postmodern Jukebox

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This week’s installment is going to be a little different. Instead of focusing on a cover of a single song I figured I would put the spotlight on a band instead. Postmodern Jukebox, if you have not heard of them, is an assemblage of really talented singers and musicians who get organized by bandleader/pianist Scott Bradlee to perform re-imaginings of songs ranging from today’s biggest pop hits to classic pop from the last few decades.

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Whitney Houston’s Mom Is Absolutely Captivating

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Aretha Franklin is out promoting her upcoming CD of cover songs and one of her first stops was the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN to perform her rendition Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”. And as much as I love Aretha and think she sounds better singing this song live than on the CD (thanks to no Auto-tune), this performance is great mostly because of the taciturn presence of Whitney Houston’s mom, Cissy.

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Cover Me Monday: Rolling In The Deep

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Aretha Franklin joins the millions of YouTubers around the world who have made cover versions of the Adele hit “Rolling In The Deep” as part of her upcoming cover record, DIVA CLASSICS where The Queen of Soul sings songs made famous by other musical divas.

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Shuffling On My iPod: Mama Cass Elliot

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Today, in addition to being the day that Adam West burst into the world, is also the birthday of the one and only Mama Cass Elliot. The brassy songbird from the classic 60’s band The Mamas & The Papas would have been 63 today if she hadn’t passed away tragically in 1974.

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Shuffling On My iPod: Sam Smith

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Sam Smith feat A$AP Rocky – I’m Not The Only One

Shuffling On My iPod: Eminem

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Guts Over Fear – Eminem feat. Sia

Shuffling On My iPod: Jazmine Sullivan

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Back from her 2011 self-imposed hiatus from making music, Miss Sullivan is making soulful tunes like she never left. All it takes is an acoustic guitar and that distinctly powerful voice to produce magic like she does on her new song “Stupid Girls” (which she sang at a barber shop in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival for NPR).
That girl can sang!babylawd
Jazmine Sullivan – Stupid Girls (NPR Live Performance)