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Tracy Smith
Trying to be a better person each and every day.
Trying to be a better person each and every day.
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Thanks to Soul Tracks, I heard this song a little over a week ago for the first time. I have been playing it at least once a day ever since. Last year, I featured a song from Renee Neufville, one-half of the nineties R&B duo Zhané. This song features the…
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For those of us who have today off thanks to the noted explorer who got lost sailing to China and accidentally found the New World, I hope you enjoy the day. This post won’t be a history lesson though, I promise. I know I said I’d be back doing this…and…
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One of my favorite phrases that the Teacher uses is when she is getting ready for bed. She refers to that time as “covers time.” In smooth jazz, a lot of artists make covers, or remakes, of other songs: mostly pop hits, but on occasion, even smooth jazz…
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…or more accurately, “what I did over the summer while I wasn’t blogging.” In a recent post, I answered many of the comments by saying that I had a busy summer. That is true; though I was able to post a couple reviews of concerts that I saw over the last…
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It’s been a while since I’ve done a Funky Friday, so here’s a quick one for you. Skyy (as the band was known in the US; elsewhere known as New York Skyy) was one of those bands that churned out hits over the course of much of the 1980s. They weren’t…
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Let me get the kinks out…. It’s been two months since I’ve done a Smooth Jazz Sunday playlist, and wouldn’t you know, for the first time back, I’ve gone a little overboard. Nineteen tracks, all taken from the most recent Smooth Jazz BDS Radio Chart,…
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This isn’t how I intended to return to blogging. I’ve had at least five “I’m back” posts in my head to write for the moment I decided to start writing again. The fact is, it has been a busy summer. Much of what has been going down I will eventually get to…
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After seeing Incognito last fall at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland, I vowed that I would see another show at the venue. Thanks to The Teacher, I was given a birthday gift of a ticket to see Euge Groove in concert this past Friday. She and I…
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The anticipation was electric at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, June 25th. Jill Scott would be performing her second show in as many nights in the new entertainment complex just outside of Washington, DC. Somehow, I managed to get a ticket (courtesy of…
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I’ve written countless times on this blog that the 1980’s were a decade of transition of R&B. Funk went through the transition from being performed by self-contained bands full of horns, guitars, and keyboards to become synthesized. This transition wasn’t…
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