September 17th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Lazy Afternoon Mix Vol. I and Vol. II

Not one but two new podcasts with ultra chill music for those lazy afternoons or peaceful weekend getaways.  Great for yoga, winding down after work or bedtime music to help you relax.  In many parts throughout these mixes you will hear beat-less grooves and ambient music with the occasional percussion coming in here and there.  It is great for meditation and in parts sounds like a soundtrack or music for film.  Both mixes start and end with the sound of waves rolling in.  You will hear classical songs, electronic, mellow jazz, ambient, opera, down-tempos and a mix of relaxing world music.

To get your free downloads on iTunes click here Lazy Afternoon Mix (Vol. I) and (Vol. II) or to stream it click on Podbean.

Thanks for visiting our site.  Hope you enjoy this series of mixes and that they help you to relax, get comfortable and unwind.

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August 7th, 2012 by harlemhouse

IN THE SPIRIT

The 5 and Diamond Restaurant PresentsKERSTEN STEVENS
Jazz and Gospel Violinist
Thursday August 16, 2012 7:30pm$45 Pre-Fixe Menu w/ Champagne Toast
David Martinez, Executive Chef
Featuring the Signature “In the Spirit” Cocktail
Reserve now  646-684-4662

About Kersten Stevens

There’s a sound, a musical spiritedness, that transcends the boundaries of contemporary music and transforms the listener from the inside out. Kersten Stevens is a uniquely dedicated artist whose fusion of jazz and gospel discovers this powerful balance between art and sensibility.

Anointed, electrifying and passionate, Kersten has opened for President Barack Obama, the legendary Ray Charles, Denzel Washington, and performed with world-renowned jazz violinist and her mentor Regina Carter. Kersten is a graduate from Yale University with a BA in Music and African American Studies. A three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winner and a three-time “Showtime at the Apollo” champion, she currently serves the Apollo Theater as the on-camera personality and social media correspondent for Amateur Night at the Apollo.

Thursday, August 16 Kersten unveils cuts from her forthcoming album INSPIRE ME in the intimate, culinary setting of Harlem’s 5 and Diamond Restaurant.


About The 5 and Diamond Restaurant

Part of Manhattan’s culinary world has rooted itself in one of the most cutting edge neighborhoods in NYC—Harlem. The 5 and Diamond Restaurant is located on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, referred to as the new “Restaurant Row” by the New York Times.

The 5 and Diamond Restaurant offers refined contemporary American fare and genuine Harlem hospitality. Chef David Martinez prepares food with passion — combining fresh seasonal ingredients and bold flavors with a refined presentation. He is committed to local, organic produce and is inspired by his culinary experience here and in Europe. The 5 and Diamond Restaurant is upscale casual with large windows, sexy lighting, vibrant floral arrangements and soft jazzy music in the background. It is an easy place to drop in at any time. Dine alone at the intimate bar, or enjoy a drink or meal while watching your favorite sports event. Come with friends and family to celebrate, or have a romantic dinner for two. Just remember to leave enough room for the decadent desserts, all made in-house.

 

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June 14th, 2012 by harlemhouse

The world famous chef  and Harlem resident Marcus Samuelsson will host a Harlem Community Day on Monday, June 25th in support of his forthcoming memoir, Yes, Chef.  In association with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, the neighborhood-focused day will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Marcus Garvey Park at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (123rd Street and Mount Morris Park West) and is free to attend.

Marcus Samuelsson who travels the globe regularly is constantly involved with an activity or new event here in Harlem.  His critically acclaimed Red Rooster and newest success Ginny’s Supper Club (in which we recently raved about last weeks Jimmy Scott appearance) continue to enrich our community.  We never expect to run into Marcus himself at these events yet it seems miraculously he is always there with a smile to greet you!  This is why it does not surprise us that he has chosen Harlem to celebrate with him a day before his national release of his well anticipated Memoir.

YES, CHEF, which will be published on June 26th, describes Marcus’ love for Harlem and his gratitude towards this supportive community.  In recognition of this Marcus has chosen to launch Yes, Chef at Marcus Garvey Park a day before the book’s national release.  He will introduce the book with a fun-filled roster of activities and offerings that celebrate the residents, organizers and businesses of the neighborhood.

For a full list of events please visit Harlem Community Day.
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May 29th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Harlem you do not want to miss this. The legendary Jimmy Scott will be performing for three nights live at Ginny’s Supper Club. I recently just had the privilege of seeing him perform in Tribeca at Duane Park to a sold out show. He is in a class by himself and carries with him a long honorable legacy that you simply have to experience.

I’m sure this event will sell out so if you haven’t yet seen Jimmy perform live or if you have and haven’t reserved tickets yet, make sure you do not miss out on what I’m sure will be a memorable three nights of singing.

See all the details below –

A 3-night Spectacular Event
Produced by Jill Newman Productions.

This incredible American vocalist needs no introduction: The legendary JIMMY SCOTT descend upon Ginny’s for a special three-night engagement on June 6th, 8th, and 9th. Performing two sets each night (8pm and 10:30pm), Ginny’s is honored to host “Little” Jimmy Scott as he performs hits from his 70-year career as a prominent player in music history.

Having performed with Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, and Lester Young, JIMMY SCOTT is also a favorite of contemporary talents like Lou Reed, Elton John, Madonna and Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Who can forget his singing of “Why Was I Born” during President Bill Clinton’s 1993 inauguration? Ginny’s is proud to be able to showcase this 86-year-old maestro and we promise it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A special menu will be created for this legendary night.

Showtimes: 8pm & 10:30pm; Wednesday, June 6th, Friday, June 8th, and Saturday, June 9th.

Tickets: $40 for seats, $20 standing room at the bar.

To reserve tickets, call 212.421.3821 and mention the JIMMY SCOTT event.

Produced by Jill Newman Productions

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May 8th, 2012 by harlemhouse

“If you have to ask what jazz is,
you’ll never know.”

– Louis Armstrong

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April 16th, 2012 by harlemhouse


Mark your calendars and make sure not to miss the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival which will run May 7 – 13, 2012.  “The prestige of the past.  The pulse of the present.”

2012 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Re-creates Small’s Paradise Featuring Concerts, Jam Sessions and Educational Events.

The events are scheduled to be held throughout Harlem, from the Apollo Theater to the Harlem Stage Gatehouse.

Johnny O'Neal

The first night will be on May 7, at 9:00 pm Harlem After DarkSmall’s (Re)Created:  Harlem After Dark featuring vocalists Johnny O’Neal, Sachal Vasandani, Umar Hassan (The Last Poets) and The Tap Messengers.  “Harlem After Dark is a journey back into the heydays of Harlem.  In a joint effort between Revive Music and Jazzmobile,  Small’s Paradise will revisit the experience and live music of the 1030s and 1040s, presenting a retrospective concert with a modern day twist incorporating vocal numbers, tap dancing and an after-hours jam session.”

The festivities with various performers will continue nightly until May 13th.

For more information and the full schedule please click here:
2012 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.

The Schedule

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March 5th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

Londel Davis, longtime Harlemite & owner of Londel’s Supper Club at 2620 Frederick Douglass, has opened his new “L” Lounge about 25 blocks south of his well known restaurant. There is no sign on the door yet but friends who attended a pre-opening private event say the lounge is named for the long since dismantled 8th Avenue elevated train, pictures of which adorn

Pushcart vendors under the 8th Avenue elevated train at West 145th Street, Harlem, May 8, 1939.

8th Avenue El, May 1939

this classy new addition to Harlem’s “Gold Coast”. Fans of Londel’s unique blend of “continental, Cajun, and traditional Southern cuisine” will still have to travel to the 139th Street establishment – his new place is a bar lounge, not a restaurant.

(Historical image courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery, Image ID 1811327)

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February 18th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

As part of Black History Month, the Grace Congreagtional Church is hosting two performances by the Oikos Ensemble.  The Church is located on W 139 Street between Edgecomb and Frederick Douglass. Please call 212 694-8658 for more details.

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February 1st, 2012 by harlemhouse

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.

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January 20th, 2012 by harlemhouse

We lost a true legend today.  Etta James dies at age 73.  She won six Grammy’s and was voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Her unique style and earthy voice brought life to R&B, Pop, Soul and Jazz classics throughout a long and vibrant career.  Etta’s  voice always remained true to her own memorable style that will live on with us all now and forever.

R.I.P. Etta James.

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December 22nd, 2011 by harlemhouse

Multi-Rhythmic Mix (Vol.II)  On this collection you will hear a variety of artists and styles of music across the the globe… English, African, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Chillout, House, Electronic, Soul, Dubstep and Jazz.  Carefully selected, compiled and mixed by RhythmDB.


Playlist

  1. Nero – 2808 (Intro)
  2. DJ Click – Guadalquivir (feat. Valentina Casula)
  3. Thievery Corporation – Where It All Starts
  4. Variety Lab – I Can’t Help Thinking About You
  5. Zahed Sultan – I Want Her But I Don’t Want Her
  6. Shonky – Le Velour
  7. Bliss – Dunia (Visti & Meyland Remix)
  8. Mayra Andrade & Trio Mocoto – Berimbau
  9. Robert Elias – Tanto, Tanto
  10. Gregory Porter – 1960 What? (Peas Remix)
  11. DJ Cam – Swim (Blackjoy Remix)
  12. Maya Jane Coles – Little One
  13. Sven Van Hees – Leaving
  14. RhythmDB ft. Mike Harvey – Out Of The Blue (Freedomsound Mix)
  15. Julien Jabre – Swimming Places
  16. Human Life – In It Together (Original mix)
  17. Estroe – Driven (Distortion Remix)
  18. Elon & Vincenzo – Yarra Valley (Reprise)
  19. Second Date – Young, Beatiful Etc.
  20. Kaskade – Let Me Go (Original & Ice Mix)
  21. Thievery Corporation – Safar (The Journey)
  22. Nero – Innocence
  23. Grace Jones & Brigitte Fontaine – La caravane
  24. Deadmau5 – Aural Psynapse (Radio Edit)

Cover Art by Herve’

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September 6th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

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.

PLAYLIST –

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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August 13th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

Another hot and soulful mix for you.  For all you Jill Scott, Mary J Blige, Eric Benet, Andy Caldwell, Ledisi, Blue Six , Sade and Beyonce fans this one is for you.  Keepin’ It Soul (Vol. 1) is the first in a series of mixes that will be coming in the next several months. This one gets it right from start to finish, from commercial R&B songs to underground jazzy vibey downbeats.

Free download of Keepin’ It Soul (Vol. 1) available now on iTunes.  Or to stream click here.

Enjoy! From HarlemHouse


PLAYLIST –

1) King Kooba – Bad Beat
2) Jill Scott – Le BOOM Vent Suite (Edit)
3) Thievery Corporation – Web of Deception
4) Chris Brown –  She Ain’t You (Instrumental Dub)
5) Mint Condition – Ease The Pain
6) Mary J. Blige – Someone To Love Me
7) Eric Benet – Better and Better
8) Jill Scott &  Anthony Hamilton – So In Love (re-edit)
9) Andy Caldwell – Southern Plumperz
10) Ledisi – Shine
11) Mark Oakland – Live Forever
12) Beyonce feat. Andre 3000 – Party
13) Me’Shell Ndegeocello – Fellowship
14) Jaheim – Ain’t Leavin Without You (Remix)
15) Eddie Levert & Eric Benet – Paid
16) Blue Six – Bittersweet
17) Groove Cocktail – Deep Touch
18) Tommy Largo – It’s the Beat
19) R. Kelly – Love Letter (Reworked Mix)
20) Sade – Nothing Can Come Between Us

Also, coming soon a new House mix “HarlemGetzDeep” by RhythmDB which will be available through several Blogs or as always on itunes.

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July 23rd, 2011 by harlemhouse

SUMMER JAZZ MIX (Vol. 2) RHYTHMDB

Stream via podbean or Download via Itunes.

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.

PLAYLIST —

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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July 19th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse
It won’t be long now.  Good things come to those who wait.  The highly anticipated Cedric Bistro which resides in the old “Mojo” space on 119th Street and St. Nicholas is barreling along with construction for a summer grand opening.  An inside source at Cedric tells us that it could be as soon as early next month.  See my previous post

Originally it was scheduled to open in June but like everything else around here from condominiums to restaurants, construction delays are pushing things back.  Not too much longer now though.
We will be following their progress closely and bringing you exclusive first hand information as it develops.
Stay tuned.
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June 30th, 2011 by harlemhouse

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Check out this podcast with cool soothing chillout and world music blended together with atmospheric house. Multi-Rhythmic Mix (Harlem Beauty) never gets off track from it’s relaxing journey.  

A must have for your Music Library Collection.  On this mix you’ll hear songs fromSamantha James, DJ Lounge Del Mar, Si*Se, Nitin Sawhney, Lisa Shaw, Summer of Space, Kaskade, Blue Six, Late Night Alumni, Jody Wisternoff, Kerri Chandler, Orlando Vaughan, Chuck Love, Noel, Eyereel Allstars and more…

FREE DOWNLOAD complimentary from HarlemCondoLife available now on iTunes.

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June 16th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse                                                                                                                      Please check out Billie’s Black Five Years of Serving “Gourmet Soul” in Harlem.  They will mark this important milestone with the following Fifth Anniversary Week Events all to be held at Billie’s Black.

Tuesday, June 21 – Outdoor karaoke & Special Live Performance featuring Benita Charles & Friends, 5pm

Wednesday, June 22 – Salute To Harlem Women Business Owners: “Five Years of Success: A Collective Achievement”

Thursday, June 23 – VIP Customer Appreciation Night

Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 – “Billie’s Black All Star Jam Parts 1. And 2.”  Red Carpet Arrivals 6pm, Performances 8pm – Featuring over 20 Billie’s Black  “alumni” performers including Kevin Anthony, Nakia Henry, Vivian Sessoms, Mika and many others.  Hosted by vocal powerhouse Lorenda Robinson and Def Poetry Jam spoken-word artist ‘ButtaFly Soul”.

(Check out flyer below for more information)

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June 16th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse                                                                                                                      Please check out Billie’s Black Five Years of Serving “Gourmet Soul” in Harlem.  They will mark this important milestone with the following Fifth Anniversary Week Events all to be held at Billie’s Black.

Tuesday, June 21 – Outdoor karaoke & Special Live Performance featuring Benita Charles & Friends, 5pm

Wednesday, June 22 – Salute To Harlem Women Business Owners: “Five Years of Success: A Collective Achievement”

Thursday, June 23 – VIP Customer Appreciation Night

Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 – “Billie’s Black All Star Jam Parts 1. And 2.”  Red Carpet Arrivals 6pm, Performances 8pm – Featuring over 20 Billie’s Black  “alumni” performers including Kevin Anthony, Nakia Henry, Vivian Sessoms, Mika and many others.  Hosted by vocal powerhouse Lorenda Robinson and Def Poetry Jam spoken-word artist ‘ButtaFly Soul”.

(Check out flyer below for more information)

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June 14th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse
Reposting HarlemHouse Vol. I (Be Inspired Mix) to get you ready for summer with soulful inspirational house vocals for that feel good party vibe ! ! !

On this mix… RhythmDB is bringing you true authentic deep spiritual funky house tracks and grooves that will bring you up & take you there.  This mix is in keeping with the spirit of the Sundae Sermon’s in Morningside Park, recently reviewed here by HarlemHouse..  Harlem NYC Summer Sundays / Sundae Sermon in Morningside Park

On HarlemHouse Vol.I (Be Inspired Mix) Compiled and mixed by RhythmDB for HCL you will hear:  Ann Nesby, Jasper Street Co., Kerri Chandler, Byron Stingily, Frankie Knuckles, Grant Nelson, Studio Apartment, Yasmeen Sulieman, Julie McKnight, Louie Vega, Manoo & Francois A., Kathy Brown, Peven Everett, DJ Spen & The MuthaFunkaz, Soul Theory, Unity and more…

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FREE DOWNLOAD complimentary from HarlemCondoLife available now on iTunes.

Harlem House Vol.I (Be Inspired Mix)

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June 14th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse
Reposting HarlemHouse Vol. I (Be Inspired Mix) to get you ready for summer with soulful inspirational house vocals for that feel good party vibe ! ! !

On this mix… RhythmDB is bringing you true authentic deep spiritual funky house tracks and grooves that will bring you up & take you there.  This mix is in keeping with the spirit of the Sundae Sermon’s in Morningside Park, recently reviewed here by HarlemHouse..  Harlem NYC Summer Sundays / Sundae Sermon in Morningside Park

On HarlemHouse Vol.I (Be Inspired Mix) Compiled and mixed by RhythmDB for HCL you will hear:  Ann Nesby, Jasper Street Co., Kerri Chandler, Byron Stingily, Frankie Knuckles, Grant Nelson, Studio Apartment, Yasmeen Sulieman, Julie McKnight, Louie Vega, Manoo & Francois A., Kathy Brown, Peven Everett, DJ Spen & The MuthaFunkaz, Soul Theory, Unity and more…

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FREE DOWNLOAD complimentary from HarlemCondoLife available now on iTunes.

Harlem House Vol.I (Be Inspired Mix)

Download now (via iTunes) |   Play on-line now (via Podbean)

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June 13th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife
If you’re not on Flipboard, Taptu or Pulse on your Ipad, get there soon. I am finding a load of information about Harlem on these app tools, such as Gadling, which has a profile of Harlem up on their site. Gadling is an AOL travel blog.

In their profile on Harlem, they list different things to do than The Boston Globe or The Financial Times. They tell their readers to check out places in Harlem, such as the Jazz Museum, Hip Hop Culture Center, Patsy’s in Spanish Harlem, WYZ Bar at the Aloft Hotel and more. Check out the complete story yourself by clicking here!

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June 11th, 2011 by harlemhouse

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 

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*PLaylist is available upon request.  Please contact HarlemHouse on Facebook.

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June 6th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse                                                                                                                                    An event not to be missed.  For those Stevie Wonder fans and Apollo Theater enthusiasts here is the perfect event for you.  This coming Monday June 13, at the Apollo Theater the musical icon STEVIE WONDER will be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame.  What a night this will be!  As mentioned in the above flyer “Due to unprecedented demand tickets, a limited number of $500. tickets have been released to the Apollo’s Anual Spring Gala.”

As a bonus, the legendary artist will give a special perfromance with friends celebrating his extraordinary career.  The list includes: Melanie Fiona, Yolanda Adams, Raphael Saadiq and Take 6.  More friends to be announced soon.

What an incredible event here in the heart of Harelm to start off the summer in honoring one of – if not the best singer, songrwriter and performer of all time.

For more information please email…

ApolloSpringGala@JKSEvents.com  or call (212) 380-8946

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May 30th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse
Gil Scott-Heron, poet and musician, has died at 62.  A Harlem resident and neighbor who resided on East 112th street who was  considered by many as the Godfather of Rap.  He died on May 27, 2011 on Friday afternoon in New York.  He became sick after a European trip.  Credited with being one of  the progenitors of hip hop, and is best known for the spoken-word piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”  Like many other music greats he struggled with substance abuse but continued to share his music and talent throughout the years.  One of his recent projects “I’m New Here” released in February 2010 was received with much critical acclaim.  http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/im-new-here-bonus-track-version/id351170362

Here is an excerpt from a video clip of Gil-Scott in his own words…. (from Racialicious by Arturo on May 28, 2011)

“The catchphrase, what that was all about, ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,’ that was about the fact that the first change that takes place is in your mind. You have to change your mind before you change the way you live and the way you move. So when we said that ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,’ we were saying that the thing that’s gonna change people is something that no one will ever be able to capture on film. It will just be something that you see, and all of a sudden you realize I’m on the wrong page, or I’m on the right page but I’m on the wrong note, and I’ve got to get in sync with everyone else to understand what’s happening in this country.

But I think that the Black Americans have been the only die-hard Americans here, because we’re the only ones who carried the process through the process that everyone else has to sort of skip stages. We’re the ones who march, we’re the ones who carry the Bible, we’re the ones who carry the flag, we’re the ones who have to go through the courts, and being born American didn’t seem to matter, because we were born American, but we still had to fight for what we were looking for, and we still had to go through those channels and those processes.”
– Mediaburn, 1991

Rest in Peace.  Gil Scott-Heron will be missed.

 

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May 14th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

SUMMER JAZZ MIX (New Podcast) By RhythmDB

Celebrating the beginning of summer with some classic Jazz along with an eclectic selection of various R&B and Jazz remixes to keep your fingers snapping and your feet stomping.

Available for streaming via Podbean or downloading via iTunes.

See playlist below….

1) Tony Bennett – Shine On Your Shoes

2) 9 Lazy 9 – All Aboard

3) Dinah Washington – I’ve Got You Under My Skin

4) Ella Fitzgerald – Wait Til’ You See Him (De-Phazz Remix)

5) Dave Brubeck – Take Five

6) Billie Holiday – All Of Me

7) Louis Armstrong – Just One Of Those Things

8 ) Sarah Vaughan with Ella & Louis – Summertime (RhythmDB Mix/Mash-up)

9) Dinah Washington – I Get A Kick Out Of You

10) Chet Baker mixed with Billie Holiday – Don’t Explain (RhythmDB Edit with Dzihan & Kamien Mix)

11) Chet Baker – My Funny Valentine

12) Cookie Raver – Illumination

13) Waldeck ft. Chet Baker – This Isn’t Maybe (Lo Fly Mix)

14) Aretha franklin – Trouble In Mind

15) Miles Davis – Round Midnight

16) Rinocerose – Last Pictures

17) Washington/Harline – When You Wish Upon A Star

18) Billie Holiday – God Bless The Child

19) DJ Cam – Waiting For Franck Black

20) Shirley Horn/Miles Davis – You Won’t Forget Me

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May 4th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

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By HarlemCondoLife
Duke Ellington, Harlem’s famous jazz musician who is honored with a beautiful sculpture at East 110th Street and Fifth Avenue, performed at the Cotton Club in Harlem in the 1920’s and ’30’s. Now City Center’s Encores! series and Jazz at Lincoln Center will pay respect to the jazz great with “Cotton Club Parade,” a tribute to Ellington’s performances. “Cotton Club Parade” will have six performances at City Center this November (Nov. 18 to 22) with musical direction by Wynton Marsalis and featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

The series will run every two years, with the next production scheduled at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center during its 2013-14 season. Tickets for “Cotton Club Parade” can be purchased through City Center beginning Aug. 15.

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April 28th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

Up The Hill (Morningside Park Mix)

New Podcast by RhythmDB for HCL with a collection of R&B, Soul, Jazz, House, HipHop, Latin  & Chillout songs.  Brand new (unreleased) Sade along with an assortment of other new releases mixed in with some oldies and deep soulful remixes.  This mix is the perfect “feel g00d” transition from Spring into Summer.

On this mix you will hear…                                                                                                            

1) Sade –  Love Is Found // 2) Canvas – La brize// 3) Hammock House – Mambo Mongo (Joaquin”Joe” Claussell Remix)// 4) Billie Holiday – Summertime (Organica Mix)// 5) Lloyd Banks – I Don’t Deserve You (Ft. Jeremih)// 6) Hipp E – Blacker Than (Jimpster Remix)// 7) Janita – Heaven// 8) Eddie Palmieri – Mi Congo Te Llama (Remix)// 9) Delano Smith & Diamondancer – Message for the DJ// 10) Lloyd – Cupid (Extended Mix)// 11) M.I.A. – Space// 12) Millenium Social – I Feel Your Energy// 13) Diddy ft. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Dirty South Remix)// 14) Erykah Badu – Honey (Ron Trent’s Honey Mix)// 15)Groove Armada – History (Love Mix)// 16) Raw Artistic Soul – Bayahibe

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March 13th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

MADE IN HARLEM series represents all of Harlem… from African American to Spanish, French, Arabic, English, Caribbean  etc.  On MADE IN HARLEM (Winter Chill Part 2)  installment you will travel through all the different cultures and styles of music which make up Harlem.  Part two ventures more into down-tempo, jazz and hiphop with a few choice house and instrumental dance tracks mixed throughout keeping a soothing synchronicity and melodic vibe.  Perfect for restaurants, dinner parties, Bar/lounge or just chilling at home with friends.

Click for free download via iTunes or play now (stream).

On this mix you will hear… 9 Lazy 9, Ricardo Eberspacher, Mos Def & Diverse, Lazy Hammock, Gaida, Q-Tip, Nat King Cole, Blank & Jones with Coralie Clement, Bliss, King Britt, Jean-Marc Challe & Max Leonidas, Shad, Teena Marie, Cam’ron, MC Magic ft Twista, Gabin & more…

Click for free download via iTunes or play now (stream).

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February 2nd, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

New Podcast by RhythmDB for HCL.

Come in out of the snow and relax with a new podcast MADE IN HARLEM (Winter Chill Part 1) by RhythmDB.  With a variety of World, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Spanish, African, French & Electronic music , this collection will bring you 80 minutes of aural satisfaction.  It might be stormy outside but inside there’s a warm vibe with eclectic songs compiled and mixed by RhythmDB… for you to enjoy.

On MADE IN HARLEM (Winter Chill Part 1) you will hear music by… Jimpster, Donati, Bliss & Lisbeth Scott, N*Grandjean (Jazzbox Remix), Urban Myth Club (7th Avenue Zero Hours Mix), Faith Evans & Keyshia Cole, Gabin, K-OS, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ricardo Eberspacher, Blank & Jones, Omar Bashir, Teena Marie, Razzoof & Zeb (Red Sea Mix), Henrik Schwartz & Amampondo (Dixon’s Stripped Down Remix), Kiki Navarro & C.B, and Bliss (Global Expansion Mix)

Available for download on itunes or streaming on podbean.

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July 8th, 2010 by Native New Yorker

Jimmy Heath

Ray Mantilla

Dion Parson

Brianna Thomas

ByNativeNewYorker

I usually regard 110th Street as the southern boundary of Harlem but I am willing to stretch my definition to post about a terrific event in Central Park this Saturday presented by Jazzmobile and the Central Park Conservancy.  As the CPC website says: “Bring your dancing shoes and a picnic blanket, and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of art and international jazz music in Central Park at the annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill event”.   The afternoon begins at 1pm with a 1-hour workshop led by artist Emmett Wigglesworth in

Emmet Wigglesworth by Ogundipe Fayomi

which participants can contribute to a jazz-inspired abstract mural that will be displayed during the concert.

The music starts at 2pm with a line-up that includes Jimmy Heath, Ray Mantilla, Dion Parson and the 21st Century Band, and Brianna Thomas, winner of the 2009 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition.  The workshop and concert are free.  Spoonbread Too Restaurant and Greenmarket farmers will be providing food (which is not free).  Check it out!

Saturday, July 10th

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Art Workshop

Central Park, The Children’s Glade
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Jazz Concert

Central Park on the Great Hill
(Weather Permitting)

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June 15th, 2010 by harlemhouse
by HarlemHouse
“Summer Cocktails On The Beach” mixed by RhythmDB for HCL
………………….Sunset On The Hudson – Photo’s by HarlemHouse………………
Listen Now (Podbean):

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RhythmDB has made a lush chillout mix for those relaxing nights at the end of a summer day.  Whether chilling with friends by the river or for social after work get together’s at home, you’ll find this mix to be the perfect blend of cool jazz to electronic instrumental downbeats with infused sounds from Buenos Aires tango artists (Freedom Dub) to vocal downbeats Spanish singer (Natalia Clavier), Harlem jazz classics (Billie Holiday) with a contemporary remixed vibe, to French artists (The Gotan Project) with their signature accordion chillout style and (Air) with  their trademark electronic sound, to Cuban singer (Alex Cuba), to Brazilian jazz classic duo (Getz & Gilberto) with a rare New York live recording, bringing it back to a classic jazz song by (Anita O’Day) remixed for those hipsters in the crowd.

This mellow early evening mix is sure to become a new favorite this summer for those hot summer nights in Harlem enjoying dinner and drinks with friends.

*Coming later this week an Uptempo podcast “Hotter Than July Club Mix” for the HouseHeads and beat oriented peeps in the crowd.

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June 15th, 2010 by harlemhouse
by HarlemHouse
“Summer Cocktails On The Beach” mixed by RhythmDB for HCL
………………….Sunset On The Hudson – Photo’s by HarlemHouse………………
Listen Now (Podbean):

icon for podbean Standard Podcasts [1:00:00m]: Hide PlayerPlay in PopupEmbeddable Player |Hits (0)

RhythmDB has made a lush chillout mix for those relaxing nights at the end of a summer day.  Whether chilling with friends by the river or for social after work get together’s at home, you’ll find this mix to be the perfect blend of cool jazz to electronic instrumental downbeats with infused sounds from Buenos Aires tango artists (Freedom Dub) to vocal downbeats Spanish singer (Natalia Clavier), Harlem jazz classics (Billie Holiday) with a contemporary remixed vibe, to French artists (The Gotan Project) with their signature accordion chillout style and (Air) with  their trademark electronic sound, to Cuban singer (Alex Cuba), to Brazilian jazz classic duo (Getz & Gilberto) with a rare New York live recording, bringing it back to a classic jazz song by (Anita O’Day) remixed for those hipsters in the crowd.

This mellow early evening mix is sure to become a new favorite this summer for those hot summer nights in Harlem enjoying dinner and drinks with friends.

*Coming later this week an Uptempo podcast “Hotter Than July Club Mix” for the HouseHeads and beat oriented peeps in the crowd.

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February 10th, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

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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January 7th, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

HarlemCondoLife is proud to present two new podcasts for your enjoyment this Winter.  Harlem Lounge Vol.I and Vol.II featuring remixes and songs by various artists.  Mixed exclusively for HarlemCondoLife by RhythmDB.  Playlists below.

These and all previous podcasts are listed on our home page and available for download via  iTunes (iTunes required) or web via Podbean (streaming only).

Harlem Lounge Vol.I

1.  Wayward Saints
2.  Sade
3.  Nneka
4.  Mary J. Blige
5.  Angie Stone
6.  Snoop Dogg ft. Jazmine Sullivan
7.  J. Period ft. Nneka
8.  Diana 7addad
9.  Vieux Farka Toure
10. Mariah Carey ft. Oj Da Juiceman & Big Boi
11. Anane/ Louie Vega
12. Maxwell
13. DJ Duke
14. Michael Jackson
15. Whitney Houston/ Frankie Knuckles
16. Wayward Saints/ GIT Beats
17. DJ Rylo
18. Angie Stone

Harlem Lounge Vol.II

1.   The Dining Rooms
2.   Gaelle
3.   Eric Benet & Faith Evans
4.   Missy Elliott/ The Clark Sisters
5.   Alix Perez ft. Ursula Rucker
6.   Mary J Blige & George Michael
7.   Sis n’ Jones ft. Isac
8.   Marie Joly
9.   Clipse ft. Pharrell & Rick Ross
10. Basement Jaxx
11. Jaheim
12. Quentin Harris ft. Margaret Grace
13. Mariah Carey
14. Whitney Houston ft. Kelly Price & Faith Evans
15. Brooklyn Friends
16. Black Joy/ Kerri Chandler
17. Nickodemus
18. Christian Prommer/ Nickodemus

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November 10th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
On November 11, 1939 a jazz institution was born on 288 Lenox Avenue. On Wednesday, the Lenox Lounge, the long standing and well known jazz bar, is marking its 70th anniversary! But do not uncork the champaign bottle just yet. The Lenox Lounge has something big planned in honor of turning the big 70. Those details are being handled just like a jazz song, smooth and delicious, and will be released at a later date. Come back here for more info on their celebration.

In the mean time, feel free to drop by this weekend if you have the urge to celebrate their 70th now or you need a good dose of jazz. The line up this weekend is the Harlem All-Stars. They are playing Friday and Saturday night at 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 PM.

In closing, HarlemCondoLife says congrats to the Lenox Lounge on their milestone and may there be 70 more years of authentic jazz in this great place!!! Salude!

Lenox Lounge
288 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027-4921
(212) 427-0253

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