Sunday, April 30, 2017

Song of the Day - Touch - Little Mix

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Here's a little bit of pop sugar for your Sunday with British girl group Little Mix and their tune Touch...

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Song of the Day - Symphony - Clean Bandit, featuring Zara Larrson

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Though the musical landscape has been quite dismal for quite some time now, there are a few gems hidden amongst the rest.  Clean Bandit is an act that had a monster hit a couple of years back with the stellar Rather Be, but just recently they struck a whole new chord with their up tempo Rockabye. Now the British band has teamed up with up and coming Swedish singer Zara Larrson on this sweet sweet love song that is pleasing to the ears. Check out Symphony...

Friday, April 28, 2017

Flashback Friday Song of the Day - Chain Reaction - Diana Ross

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We conclude our week long tribute to Diana Ross with a tune I was hoping she was going to sing the other night, but didn't.  Back in 1985, Diana released her last great album, Eaten Alive.  The majority of the tracks on the album were produced by legendary disco group, the Bee Gees, with the exception of the title track, which was penned by Michael Jackson.  Though this song was the only big hit to come off the record, many of the tracks here are amongst my favorite Diana songs ever.  So click play below to relive a fond memory and then go out and have an awesome Friday...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Song of the Day - Missing You - Diana Ross

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The year was 1984, and on April 1st Motown legend Marvin Gaye had been murdered by his own father during an altercation at his home in California.  Lionel Richie soon penned a song for Diana to sing in honor of her friend with whom she shared a long and storied friendship.  The song appeared on Ross' album Swept Away and was one of her many top ten hits, and a great one at that.  Check out the beautiful Missing You...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Song of the Day - Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand) - Diana Ross

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This piece from a 1979 Las Vegas show exemplifies just what I love, and what I've always loved, about Diana Ross.  I can't count how many times I've watched this show, and this scene is my absolute favorite.  When she closed the show with this, her signature song, the other night, this very portion of her Vegas show came into my head.  I know it's a little long, about 15 minutes, but I promise you it's worth it. I've been smiling for the past 15 minutes and you will too.  Check out Diana Ross performing Reach Out and Touch...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Song of the Day - Forever Came Today - The Supremes

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Though she didn't perform this particular song last night, Diana Ross did do a whole set of classic Supremes' tunes at her show in NYC.  I wasn't really surprised by it because it wasn't one of their biggest songs.  Still, I love the tune, and my pal Larry, who accompanied me to the concert last night, loves it!  In fact, he turned me on to this particular performance from the Ed Sullivan show circa 1968.  

Back in the day, there was a lot of controversy surrounding Forever Came Today.  Followers of Diana might recall it as being one of her first solo songs.  Mary Wilson, in her memoir Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme, claims she never sang on the tune and it was recorded after Florence Ballard had been fired from the group.  Not a pretty moment in Diana's history, for sure!

Regardless, the tune is classic and the performance even more-so.  Check it out...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Song of the Day - Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross

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Before there was BeyoncĂ©, there was Diana.  Diana Ross was and always will be my very first and very special diva.  I acquired my love of dance music from her, and she's been with me somehow all through my adult life, although she hasn't made anything new for quite some time.  Tonight, for the first time in I don't know how many years, I will be watching her perform in New York City.  I hadn't even known she was out there performing anymore, but when my friend Larry asked for someone to go with I was the first in line.  So I think what I'm gonna do here is celebrate Diana and her vast catalog of music throughout the rest of the week and we'll start with this, her very first solo single, the classic reworking of a classic.  Enjoy Ain't No Mountain High Enough...