March 25th, 2014 by harlemhouse

SOUL (two) HarlemCondoLife HCL

Everything’s better with a little soul on it!  A follow up podcast to SOUL (one), comes SOUL (two) with more r&b, soul, some hip hop and classics.  As with the first one, we never work up to a house beat with this mix either.  But the downbeat grooves blended with the old school tracks will keep you satisfied from start to finish.

On this mix you can expect to hear Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Sade, Tribe Called Quest, Mary J Blige, Wyclef Jean, Fantasia, Missy Elliott, Faith Evans, John Legend, Caron Wheeler, Common, Aretha Franklin, Notorious B.I.G., Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Angie Stone and more.

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Playlist:

1) Too High
2) You Got Me (Remix)
3) Umm Hmm
4) Free (Mashup Mix)
5) Lovers Rock (Original)
6) Word Play (Special Extended Vocal/Beats Mix)
7) Land of the Kings (Instrumental Dub)
8) King & Queen (feat. Wyclef Jean)
9) Without Me (feat. Kelly Rowland)
10) Can’t Stay Away (feat. Keyshia Cole)
11) The Impossible
12) Soul
13) Angel (Interlude) [feat. Stacy Barthe]
14) Another Star (Remix feat. Caron Wheeler)
15) Let It Go
16) 8 Minutes to Sunrise
17) Real Love (Remix) [feat. The Notorious B.I.G.)
18) Wonderful (Original Extended Mix)
19) They Said You Needed Me
20) Move Me No Mountain
21) I Want You (With Michael McDonald)
22) I Ain’t Hearin’ U (Vocal Edit Mix)

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February 12th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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In honor of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day for the month of February “SOUL (one)” celebrates a compilation of soul, soul and more soul!  Nothing fancy, no tricks or DJ effects just raw talent.  The mix flows pretty smoothly throughout with back to back downtempo grooves ending with a couple ballads including “A Song For You” by Donny Hathaway.  Check out the playlist below and hopefully “your song” is somewhere in the mix.  If not I definitely have enough material for a SOUL (two) & (three) mix.  Hopefully in March & April.

Celebrate Black History Month… and have a soulful, Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Playlist –
1) Worth It – Faith Evans
2) I’m Not Perfect – Missy Elliott ft. the Clark Sisters
3) Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away – Stevie Wonder
4) Fall In Love (Your Funeral) – Erykah Badu
5) Got 2 Be Down – Robin Thicke ft. Faith Evans
6) Nothing Can Come Between Us – Sade
7) Good Woman Down (special edit) – Mary J. Blige
8) I’m Still In Love With You – Al Green
9) Fool For You – Alice Smith
10) Georgy Porgy (original mix) – Eric Benet
11) Heard It All Before (extended) – Sunshine Anderson
12) Changes I’ve Been Going Through (original) – Mary J. Blige
13) Better and Better – Eric Benet
14) Do Your Time – Faith Evans
15) Moon Blue (Special Edit Mix) – Stevie Wonder
16) You And I – Vesta (RIP Vesta)
17) Heartbreak Hotel – Whitney Houston w/ Kelly Price & Faith (RIP Whitney)
18) A Song For You – Donny Hathaway

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September 22nd, 2013 by harlemhouse

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For those who don’t know, you need to know.  For those who do know, you don’t need me telling you why Rachelle Ferrell is so respected and admired by all of our musical greats and in the jazz community.  There is a reason Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Night, Stevie Wonder and the list goes on and on, can be found at one her live performances.  With a little bit of Sarah Vaughan to a little bit of just about everything but the kitchen sink, this contemporary jazz artist creates, channels and delivers styles that nobody has even heard of yet.  This is someone that was born to sing and perform music.  We hear over and over about certain singers and hopeful talent rising up in the business who are tagged with the word unique.  I’m encouraged to watch these new singers to develop and grow.  Rachelle Ferrell on the other hand is the definition of the word “unique.”
But don’t take my word for it just listen to what “the voice” can do.

Here are two videos  (live) below showing off her jaw dropping vocal abilities and her passionate commitment in how it is delivered.

Rachelle Ferrell – I Can Explain (live)

Rachelle Ferrell & Jennifer Hudson, Improvisational (live) moment on stage

Visit her great collection of music on iTunes.

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September 13th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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“Life has meaning only in the struggle.  Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods.  So let us celebrate the struggle!”

– Stevie Wonder

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July 29th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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I attended the kick off of HarlemWeek on Sunday at U.S. Grant National Park on West 122nd Street and Riverside Drive (the Western edge of Harlem).  It was great!

I arrived at 3pm just in time for an hour and a half of uplifting gospel performances.

The crowd was then treated to an incredible fashion show. The centerpiece of which were amazing hats.  A planned medley of Steve Wonder tunes was cancelled by persistent and increasingly heavy rain.   A scheduled appearance by Stevie Wonder was canceled, though he called in to inspire the crowd, and told us that he had been inspired by us too. There was a verbal tribute to him, during which we were reminded of his role as a great artist and civil rights figure prominent in bringing about Martin Luther King day.

It was the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, a feeling that permeated the day and its festivities.

There was a reading of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream”, the words of which remain as moving and relevent today a they ever were.

I was able to catch up with Vince Morgan with whom I first met recently at my local favorite HarlemFoodBar.  We chatted about politics, music, and the need for grass roots representation now more than ever.

And I also got a chance to meet Elliot Spitzer. I told him I really loved what he had to say on Bill Maher this past Friday: July 26, 2013 Clip: Race Issues

The food was great, the crowd was fun, the police respectful. It was a great way to spend a day and kickoff a workweek. We hope that everyone takes in a piece of HarlemWeek.

Click here for more information on HarlemWeek and this week’s activities.

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November 19th, 2011 by harlemhouse

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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.

Playlist –

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

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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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April 25th, 2011 by HarlemGuy


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As Easter approached I found myself walking the streets of Harlem humming a beloved Stevie Wonder song Have A Talk With God.

While I did not get a chance to post in time for Easter I feel compelled to share the song’s timeless message today.  If you’ve not done so in a while (or ever) please take a moment to really listen to the lyrics.  Songwriting at its peak and its best.  Bar none.

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February 13th, 2011 by harlemhouse

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Happy Black History Month to everyone from HCL.  To celebrate here is a new Podcast of Gospel and Inspirational music mixed by RhythmDB.  Just go to iTunes for your FREE DOWNLOAD or you can STREAM FOR FREE on Podbean.

The Clark Sisters – Livin’
Chris Johnson & The Clark Sisters – Since I’ve Been Born Again
Karen Clark Sheard – Sometimes
Twinkie Clark – Let Your Anounting Be In This Place
Dorinda Clark – Change
Smokie Norful – I Will Bless The Lord (Live)
Ann Nesby – Went Through Hell
BeBe Winans – Thank You (Remix)
Tramaine Hawkins – Fall Down Spirit of Love (Extended Mix)
Stevie Wonder & Take 6 – O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion
The Clark Sisters – Blessing and Highly Favored
Antonio Neal – The Only One
Michelle Weeks & Dawn Tallman – We’re Gonna Make It (Benzo Remix)
Daniel Weatherspoon & Face to Face Prod. – That’s Just Like Him
Kerri Chandler – Sunlight
CeCe Winans – A Place Like This

 


 

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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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