Last night legendary artist Frankie Knuckles passed away, as reported in excellent detail by the Chicago Tribune and Rolling Stone.
He died too young of what has been reported as Diabetes by music leader www.Beatport.com which can be managed and which is taking the lives of so many in our and many other communities.
Let’s take today to rejoice in his life and tomorrow to celebrate his legacy. We should also take a moment to focus on our own health.
A number of health oriented events are coming Harlem’s way including some focussed on Diabetes. Please see the list below and take a moment to attend, if not for you, then for your friends and families.
But before you do that, take a moment to enjoy the iconic Frankie Knuckles, who will truly be missed.
*** Frankie Forever ***
A Sampling of Hits
What Inspired Him
Important Health Events
WHAT: Understanding Diabetes Medication
WHEN: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
4:00 pm through 5:30 pm
DETAILS: Do you know how your diabetes medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:
· What is diabetes?
· Why is it important to control blood sugar levels?
· Meal Planning
· What lifestyle changes can help?
· What drugs are used to treat diabetes?
· What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
WHAT: Eating for Health
WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2014; and Tuesday, April 22, 2014;
5:30 pm through 6:30 pm
DETAILS: Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals.
Topics will include:
• Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
• Healthy eating on a budget
• How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
· Fun and interactive cooking demos
WHAT: Walk Away the Pounds
WHEN: Monday, April 7, 2014; Friday, April 11, 2014; Monday, April 14, 2014; Friday, April 18, 2014; Monday, April 21, 2014; and Monday, April 28, 2014
11:00 am through 12:00 pm
DETAILS: Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!
Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.
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This week we feature Chaka Khan in our Sunday Jazz Corner video. Chaka is the one and only champion of voice. Though many have tried to come close to her God given talent, she remains untouchable. Here is a video of Chaka Khan singing “The End Of A Love Affair” (LIVE) February 9, 2009. There is no other living singer quite like her whether it be, funk, jazz, soul, blues, dance, pop or rock she surpasses anyone in her path. Hope you enjoy this flawless version of the Billie Holiday classic “The End Of A Love Affair.”
Posted in Entertainment, Harlem, Music Tagged with: @HarlemHCL, apollotheater, Billie Holiday, Chaka Khan, Harlem Condo Life, HarlemCondoLife.com, jazz, Live Jazz, Sunday, Sunday Jazz Corner, video
All of your favorite old school jams compiled by RhythmDB with something for everyone on this mix. To download click on the link…
FAVORITE CLASSICS (Vol. 1) by RhythmDB
Part 2 will be coming soon.
1. Georgy Porgy – Toto
2. Serpentine Fire – Earth Wind & Fire
3. Dancing Machine – Jackson 5
4. Maybe I’m A Fool – Aretha Franklin
5. Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
6. Shining Star – Earth Wind & Fire
7. The Groove Line – Heat Wave
8. I’m Still In Love With You – Al Green
9. Don’t Stop The Music – Yarbrough & Peoples
10. Miss Sun – Boz Scaggs
11. Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
12. Strawberry Letter 23 – The Brothers Johnson
13. Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
14. I Wish – Stevie Wonder
15. Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players
16. Got to Give It Up, Pt.1 – Marvin Gaye
17. The World Is a Ghetto – War
18. Mary Jane – Rick James
19. You Ought to Be With Me – Al Green
20. Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
Posted in Drink, Harlem, Podcasts Tagged with: Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Billy Paul, Boz Scaggs, Chaka Khan, Classic's, Earth Wind & Fire, Harlem, HarlemCondoLife, HarlemHouse, Heat Wave, Jackson 5, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Ohio Players, Old School, Pop, R & B, RhythmDB, RhythmDB Podcasts, Rick James, Soul, Stevie Wonder, Te Brothers Johnson, Tom Tom Club, Toto, War, Yarbrough & Peoples
SUMMER JAZZ MIX (Vol. 2) RHYTHMDB
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By HarlemHouse Summer Jazz Vol. 2 is a follow up to Summer Jazz Vol. 1 with a mixture of classic jazz standards along with cool remixes adding a contemporary edge. The first Summer Jazz mix was one of HarlemCondoLife’s favorites. Vol. 2 moves smoothly from Gegory Porter to Esperanza Spalding, Jill Scott, Billie Holiday, Ella, Chet, Sarah Vaughn, DJ Cam, the Gotan Project and a whole lot more… (See playlist below)
As always we aim to bring you a variety of different music mixes on various collections to enjoy at your leisure, whether at home, work or just while browsing through our posts on HarlemCondoLife.
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Jazz is Harlem… Happy listening and hope you enjoy the mix! HH.
SUMMER JAZZ MIX (Volume 2) RHYTHMDB 1)Feeling Good – Gregory Porter (intro Edit)// 2)Little Fly – Esperanza Spalding// 3)I’ll Remember April – Chet Baker// 4)Lover Man – Sarah Vaughan (Remix)// 5)When I Wake Up – Jill Scott// 6)Lady Sings the Blues – Billie Holiday// 7)Un ete a Paris – DJ Cam// 8)Mi Confesion – Gotan Project// 9)Angel Eyes – Ella Fitzgerald// 10)I need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc//11)God Bless The Child – Jill Scott, Al Jarreau & George Benson// 12)Illusion – Gregory Porter// 13)My Funny Valentine (Live) – Chaka Khan//14)Ver de Cabo di Nhas Odjos – Cesaria Evora// 15)Stay Together – Ledisi & Jaheim// 16)Make My Day – Waldeck (Parov Stelar Mix)// 17)Lover Come Back – Swing Republic feat. Nat King Cole// 18)That’s How Life Goes – Janita// 19)Manana – Souleance// 20)That Old Devil Called Love – Chet Baker// 21)All of A Sudden My Heart Sings – Shirley Horn// 22)Yesterdays – Billie Holiday (Junior Boys Trippy Mix)
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HCL brings you a new Podcast Mix in Celebration of Black History Month. Mixed by RhythmDB you will find on this mix Gospel, Jazz, House, R&B, Soul, HipHop & Classics.
Enjoy & Celebrate!!!
iTunes (podcast download) and Podbean (podcast streaming).
HCL”Black History Month”Mix by RhythmDB
1) Sounds of Blackness- Optimistic
2) Karen Clark Sheard- I Won’t Let Go
3) Billie Holiday (Remix)- Billie’s Blues
4) The Jazzual Suspects- Ba Dada
5) Stevie Wonder- I Wish
6) Chaka Khan (ft. Meshell Ndegeocello)- Never miss The Water
7) Luther Vandross- Remember The Nights In Harlem
8) Stevie Wonder feat. Q-Tip (Remix)- So What The Fuss
9) Sade- Bring Me Home
10) Kenny Dorham Octet- Afrodisia
11) Studio Apartment (feat. Yasmeen Sulieman)- Sun Will Shine
12) Mississippi Mass Choir (feat. Rev. James Moore)- Jesus Paid It All
13) Snoop Dogg (feat. The Dream)- Gangsta Luv
14) Caron Wheeler (Remix)- Another Star
15) Vanessa Bell Armstrong- Til the Victory’s Won
16) Onda- Happiness Is Free
17) Luther Vandross (Remix Edit)- Shine
18) Jay-Z & Alicia Keys- Empire State Of Mind
19) Alicia Keys (Reprise fade)- Empire State Of Mind
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