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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Available now for download on iTunes Blue Skies (Vol. 2). A smooth blend of classic jazz with new remixes that will get your party started right. This FREE DOWNLOAD is a continuation of Blue Skies (Vol. 1) which is also available on iTunes Podcasts. Play them back to back for a solid 3 hours of jazz classics and remixes of all different kinds of styles including some rare remixes. GREAT for a cocktail party or just chilling at home. These were made available to several restaurants / bars locally here in Harlem (including Harlem Food Bar earlier last month) but now you can download them both for your enjoyment. (Any other restaurants/bars that are interested in advanced future podcasts, please contact us at HarlemCondoLife@gmail.com HarlemCondoLife.com.)
Click on link below to download Blue Skies Vol.2 podcast and to see the playlist. Enjoy!
DOWNLOAD: Blue Skies Vol. 2 (New Harlem Meets Old Jazz)
PLAYLIST – (coming soon)
(The Model on the cover art is Hali Kai Burns. Friend to our blog and one of our favorite New York City Models Hali Kai)
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It’s been awhile since our last podcast but we are happy to say that Blue Skies (Vol. 1) is now ready for FREE DOWNLOAD on iTunes for your listening pleasure. On this mix you can expect to hear a few modern day remixers from trap to club mixed together with old jazz classics. Including a spoken word intro from “Lady Sings The Blues” soundtrack, the Billie Holiday story. Also a spoken word jazz remix of Ursula Rucker and a beautiful track by Meshell Ndegeocello – Four Women (Pour use ame souveraine) – a dedication to Nina Simone.
See the full playlist below. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, a martini or glass of wine and enjoy some classic jazz with new remixes that will get your party started right.
DOWNLOAD: Blue Skies (New Harlem Meets Old Jazz) Vol. 1
1. Intro – Billie Sneaks Into Dean & Dean’s / Swingin’ Uptown
2. Ain’t Nobody’s Business – Billie Holiday
3. God Bless The Child (Remix Edit) – Billie Holiday
4. Corcovado (TOKiMONSTA Remix) Getz & Gilberto
5. Supa Sista (Society Nu’mericana Jazz Mix) – Ursula Rucker
6. Georgia On My Mind (Brown Stone Mix) – Ray Charles
7. I Love…Dub (Edit) – Funky DL
8. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (DJ Carnage & Victor Niglio Mix) – Dinah Washington
9. Bei mir bist du schon (Dub) – Waldeck
10. Avenue du Gare (Martini Dub Mix) – Tape Five
11. Four Women (Dedication to Nina Simone) – Meshell Ndegeocello
12. Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Mix) – Ella Fitzgerald
13. My Man – Billie Holiday
14. My Man (Toro Y Moi Dub Mix) – Billie Holiday
15. So Nice (Summer Samba) (Azari & Ill Mix) – Astrud Gilberto
16. Haunted Town (Remix Edit) – Lena Horne
17. Bodysnatchin’ (On the Isle) – Rubberoom
18. Right Here – DJ Mitsu
19. Fly Me To The Moon (Kaskade Remix) – Astrud Gilberto
20. Tequila (Pistel Remix) – The Champs
21. Mama Guela (STUHR Remix) – Tito Rodriguez
22. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Zeds Dead Remix) – Nina Simone
23. Feeling Good (Bassnectar Dub Edit) – Nina Simone
24. All Night – Billa Quase
25. Just Move (Remix Edit) – Uneeq
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Nights In Harlem (Lounge Mix)
RhythmDB’s latest mix for HCL is sure to be a favorite for the grown and sexy crowd. Bringing it downtempo this podcast will take you on a soulful journey with chillout grooves, jazz, neo-soul, brazilian, hiphop, world, remixes & mellow house grooves. To download or stream “Nights In Harlem” (Lounge Mix) click on the following links below…
Download free (via iTunes) | Play on-line now (via Podbean)
See Playlist below
Nickodemus– (intro fade) Sun People mixed with DJ Sun– Ten
Nina Simone– My Man’s Gone Now (Dj Wally Remix)
DJ Sun– Marks On The Keys
Incognito– Everybody Loves the Sunshine mixed with Roy Ayers– Everybody Loves the Sunshine (9th Wonder Remix)
Billie Holiday- Trav’lin All Alone (Nickodemus & Zeb Remix)
Blue Six– We Used to Rock
Cesaria Evora– Quem bo e (Who Are You)
J.Period & Nneka– Mind Vs. Heart
Marcio Faraco– No Casa Do Seu
Ursula Rucker– Anyouknowhat? (Original Mix)
The Game f./Pharrell & Justin Timberlake– Ain’t No Doubt About It
Malcolm McLaren– Un Coche de Agua Negra
Raul Paz– Buena Suerte
Fat Freddy’s Drop– The Raft
Samantha James– Find a Way
Vikter Duplaix– Electric Love (Jneiro Jarel Remix)
U.Rucker– Obama Interlude #2
Jill Scott, Al Jarreau & George Benson– God Bless the Child
Billie Holiday– All Of Me (Live Version)
Sunshine Jones– If You Wouldn’t Mond (Tiger Stripes Remix)
Kindred the Family Soul– House of Love (AC’s Dub Mix)
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Celebrate Black History Month with podcasts from HarlemCondoLife.com. Featuring classic and new sounds of Harlem and beyond.
Classics, a little gospel, jazz, soul, R&B and soulful house by RhythmDB. Get yours here.
Gospel and Inspirational music mixed by RhythmDB. Get yours here.
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This is an oldie but a goodie that we posted a couple years ago HCL BlackHistoryMonth Mix Vol 1 compiled by RhythmDB for HarlemCondoLife. We are posting it again in honor of Black History Month.
We hope that you enjoy this music to celebrate with as we honor February 1st the first day of Black History Month. On this mix you will hear a few classics, a little gospel, jazz, soul, R&B and soulful house. Check out the playlsit below and don’t forget to check out BlackHistoryMonth Gospel Mix Vol 2 available on itunes podcasts under HarlemCondoLife.
Black History Month Vol 1 – 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 The Nights In Harlem
8) Stevie Wonder (ft. Q-Tip) Remix -So What The Fuss
9) Sade – Bring Me Home
10) Kenny Dorham Octet – Afrodisia
11) Studio Apartment (ft. Yasmeen Sulieman) – Sun Will Shine
12) Mississippi Mass Choir – Jesus Paid It All
13) Snoop Dogg (ft. 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 Edt) – Shine
18) Jay-z & Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind
19) Alicia Keys (Reprise) – Empire State Of Mind
*Please check out all of the music available by these talented asrtists.
*For more mixes click here PODCASTS.
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Volume Two of “Keepin’ It Soul” by RhythmDB is available now on itunes and Podbean. With music by Jill Scott, Kindred The Family Soul, Jay Z , Kelly Price, Raw Artistic Soul, Jennifer Hudson, DJ Jazzy Jeff & much more. A variety of new and old Soul, Jazz, R&B, Downbeats and Mellow House blended together in a smooth collection by RhythmDB. For full Playlist see below.
Links… Available now on iTunes FREE DOWNLOAD through HarlemCondoLife and also on RhythmDB Podcasts. Also via Podbean for streaming.
That Way – Wale (Instrumental Dub)
Take A Look Around – Kindred The Family Soul
Trippin’ – Eric Benet
Nice Spirits – Skrillex (Phonat Remix)
Isn’t It Romantic? – Mel Tome (Paul & Price Remix)
New Day – Jay Z & Kanye West (Extended Mix)
You Ain’t No Good – The Bamboos
Don’t Look Down – Jennifer Hudson
Fela Brasil – Raw Artistic Soul
Fall In Love (Your Funeral) – Erykah Badu
I Miss You – Beyonce
I’m Beginning to See the Light – Ella Fitzgerald (Rondo Brothers Mix)
Intervention – Kelly Price
You Got Love ft. Snoop Dogg – Kindred The Family Soul (Remix)
The Journey ft. Ursula Rucker – Kraak & Smaak
Night In Tunisia – Duke Jordan (DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix)
Stargazer – Thievery Corporation
Amazing Place – Karu
Until Then (I Imagine) – Jill Scott
I’m New Here – Gil Scott-Heron/R.I.P (Jamie xx mix)
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A celebration of House Music in Harlem and beyond. Inspired by the music at Sundae Sermon, Deep House Parties throughout the city and played at Harlem’s Hudson River Cafe, Nectar Wine Bar and Aloft Lounge.
On this mix RhythmDB brings you soulful house vocal tracks along with some deep house and dubby instrumentals that will keep the crowd pumpin’.
Available now on iTunes FREE DOWNLOAD through HarlemCondoLife and also on RhythmDB Podcasts. Also via Podbean for streaming.
For full playlist please contact HarlemHouse on Facebook.
HarlemGetzDeep (Vol. 1)
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Feels like it’s been too long since the last one but we can all get our groove on again this Sunday from 3PM- 7PM in Morningside Park at 114th street and Morningside Drive. This Sunday spinning on the decks will be DJ Tommy Bones & Brian Coxx and of course the crowd pleaser… DJ Stormin’ Norman.
If you have not yet witnessed one of these classic summer parties that are fun for the whole family, do yourself a favor and pass through this Sunday and check it out. As the slogan says “GOOD MUSIC FOR GOOD PEOPLE”
See you there and lets all pray for NO RAIN!
Posted in Community, Harlem, Health & Wellness, Sundae Sermon Tagged with: 114th Street, Brian Coxx, DJ Stormin' Norman, Dj Tommy Bones, HarlemCondoLife, HarlemHouse, House, Morningside Drive, Morningside Heights Park, RhythmDB, Soulful House, Sundae Sermon
A new follow up Podcast to “SCOTB” Vol. I Summer Cocktails On The Beach (Vol. II) is now available on iTunes.
This podcast is the perfect mix for you to share a bottle of wine with friends, or head to the water’s edge with your headphones and enjoy the sunset. On this mix you will hear relaxing Jazz, Chillout, World, R&B, Brazilian, French, Spanish, Electronic and Downtempo tracks blended together to keep you in that perfect summertime vibe.
Mixed specifically for one of those perfect summer afternoons or evenings to sit back, relax and enjoy…
Download on iTunes Summer Cocktails On The Beach (Vol. II)
Stream from Podbean
*PLaylist is available upon request. Please contact HarlemHouse on Facebook.
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