Continuum, A Journey Through Jazz
Episode 11 - "Summer Soul (and Jazz)"
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Welcome back to another journey through the Jazz Continuum - this week I thought it might be nice to kick back with some Summer Soul. This is my first show "on the road" as it were, recorded live at the Mayors Mansion Inn in Chattanooga, TN - visit them online to get a glimpse of this gorgeous place: http://www.mayorsmansioninn.com/
We'll start this journey with some "Summer Madness" from Kool and the gang, followed by some soul drenched jazz as Chaka Khan sings "Summertime" while Joe Henderson plays along, and we'll go "Flying Easy" on a summer breeze with Donny Hathaway, while Koop (band) tells us about the "Summer Sun" shining over Big Bang's "Summer Fields" during "7 Days in Sunny June" spent with Jamiroquai.
Stevie Wonder gives us the "Summer Soft" side of the season, while Sly sings about the "Hot Fun" that can be had with his Family Stone during what Michael Henderson sings about, "In The Summertime". Pretty much everybody knows that Roy Ayers loves the sunshine, heck "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" - whereas some prefer a "Summer Breeze" with the girl that should have won American Idol - Crystal Bowersox.
One of the reasons it's so hot is because Avery Sunshine just released a New CD today, and she's "Got Sunshine" - Jill Scott thinks it's downright "Golden", and Corinne Bailey Rae and Marcus Miller just want to be "Free". :-)
So, hop on the summer soul express and enjoy the ride!
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PLAYLIST: Continuum - A Journey Through Jazz Episode 11 - Summer Soul
Artist - "Track" - Album - Year - (Label)
Kool and the Gang - "Summer Madness (Live)" - Love & Understanding - 1976 - (Umvd Special Markets)
Joe Henderson (Feat. Chaka Khan) - "Summertime" - Porgy & Bess - 1997 - (Polygram Records)
Donny Hathaway - "Flying Easy" - Extension of a Man - 1973 - (Rhino Records P&D)
Koop - "Summer Sun" - Coup De Grace: The Best Of Koop - 2010 - (101 Distribution)
Big Bang - "Summer Fields (24 Carat Black Remix)" - Be Arisionable Vol. 2 - 2008 - (Arision Recordings)
Jamiroquai - "Seven Days in Sunny June" - Dynamite - 2005- (Epic)
Stevie Wonder - "Summer Soft" - Songs in the Key of Life - 1976 - (Motown)
Sly & the Family Stone - "Hot Fun in the Summertime" - The Best of Sly & The Family Stone - 1969 - (Sony)
Michael Henderson - "In The Summertime" - Do It All - 1979 - (Kama Sutra / Buddha)
Crystal Bowersox - "Summer Wind" - American Idol Season 9 - The Songs Of Sinatra - 2010 - (RCA)
Roy Ayers - "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" - Everybody Loves the Sunshine - 1976 - (Fontana Polydor)
Avery Sunshine - "I Got Sunshine" - Avery *Sunshine - 2010 - (Indie Europe / Zoom)
Jill Scott - "Golden" - Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds 2 - 2004 - (Hidden Beach)
Marcus Miller (Feat. Corinne Bailey Rae) - "Free" - Marcus - 2007 - (Concord)
Music Bed Provided By: Con Funk Shun - "Indian Summer Love" - Secrets - 1977 - (Mercury)
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