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Today’s morning jam w/ Roberta Flack “Feel like makin’ love” …

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Roberta Flack & Donnie Hathaway were like wine and romance never mixed before. Such a wonderful musical texture captured that still touches the hearts of listeners. A favorite Donnie Hathaway arrangement was the live “groove” version of “What’s goin’ on”.

Roberta Cleopatra Flack (born February 10, 1937)[2][3] is an American singer. She is known for her No. 1 singles “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face“, “Killing Me Softly with His Song“, “Feel Like Makin’ Love“; and “Where Is the Love” and “The Closer I Get to You“, two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway.

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Flack was the first artist to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in two consecutive years: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” won in 1973 and “Killing Me Softly with His Song” won in 1974. Only U2 and Billie Eilish have repeated this feat.

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Flack in 1971

Les McCann discovered Flack singing and playing jazz in a Washington nightclub.[6] He later said on the liner notes of what would be her first album First Take noted below, “Her voice touched, tapped, trapped, and kicked every emotion I’ve ever known. I laughed, cried, and screamed for more…she alone had the voice.” Very quickly, he arranged an audition for her with Atlantic Records, during which she played 42 songs in 3 hours for producer Joel Dorn. In November 1968, she recorded 39 song demos in less than 10 hours. Three months later, Atlantic reportedly recorded Flack’s debut album, First Take, in a mere 10 hours.[11] Flack later spoke of those studio sessions as a “very naive and beautiful approach… I was comfortable with the music because I had worked on all these songs for all the years I had worked at Mr. Henry’s.”

In 1971, Flack participated in the legendary Soul to Soul concert film by Denis Sanders, which was headlined by Wilson Pickett, along with Ike & Tina Turner, Santana, The Staple Singers, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, The Voices of Harlem, and others. The U.S. delegation of musical artists was invited to perform for 14th anniversary of African independence in Ghana.[17] The film was digitally reissued on DVD and CD in 2004 but Flack declined permission for her image and recording to be included for unknown reasons. Her a cappella performance of the traditional spiritual “Oh Freedom” retitled “Freedom Song” on the original Soul to Soul LP soundtrack is only available in the VHS version of the film.[18]

Flack’s cover version of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” hit number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972. Her Atlantic recordings did not sell particularly well, until actor/director Clint Eastwood chose a song from First Take, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” written by Ewan MacColl, for the sound track of his directorial debut Play Misty for Me; it became the biggest hit of the year for 1972, spending six consecutive weeks at #1 and earning Flack a million-selling Gold disc.[19] It finished the year as Billboard‘s top song of 1972. The First Take album also went to #1 and eventually sold 1.9 million copies in the United States. Eastwood, who paid $2,000 for the use of the song in the film,[20] has remained an admirer and friend of Flack’s ever since. It was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1973. In 1983, she recorded the end music to the Dirty Harry film Sudden Impact at Eastwood’s request.[11]

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Today’s music choice on Easter Sunday “Treasure House” by Brentwood jazz quartet

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Brentwood Jazz Quartet is the best of the best in the contemporary jazz genre living and creating music for the Lord Jesus Christ on the Brentwood Record Label. You will not find the artists listed on liner notes, on Wikipedia or even recognized among the contemporary jazz community. A wonderful, beautiful blend of talented musicians that can hang anywhere and shine.

I wish Brentwood Jazz Quartet would continue . . .

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  • Craig Nelson has been a professional session and live performance Bass player in Nashville, TN for over 30 years with an extensive recording experience than can be heard on both Acoustic and Electric bass, in styles ranging from Gospel, Jazz, all the way to Orchestral work with the Nashville Symphony and the Nashville String Machine. Belmont University
  • Mark Baldwin is an in-demand studio musician and producer, solidly established in the ever-changing Nashville music scene. Mark was born and raised in Japan, the son of Presbyterian missionaries. About Mark Baldwin.com
  • Bob Mater is a Nashville session musician who has played drums on award winning recordings with Nashville country and bluegrass legends for many years, and is a first call drummer for local groups, mainly jazz and large ensembles. In addition he is a well respected arranger currently producing tracks for a new label in Nashville, Grand Vista, and is the staff drummer on Crook and Chase, a new cable variety show . Reade more on PearlDrum.com

Track listing: We’ve Got a Story to Tell the Nations; What a Friend We Have in Jesus; Fairest Lord Jesus; Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Holy, Holy, Holy; Were You There?; I Love to Tell the Story; It Is Well with My Soul; Send the Light; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; His Eye Is on the Sparrow; All Creatures of Our God and King; Do Lord; A Mighty Fortress; O Sacred Head Now Wounded (68:26).

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Shawn Mullins Early Show – Safety Harbor Art and Music Center

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Shawn Mullins (born March 8, 1968)[1] is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music.[2] He is best known for the 1998 single “Lullaby“, which hit number one on the Adult Top 40 and was nominated for a Grammy Award.[3][1]

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Early life and military career

Mullins was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He cultivated an interest in music beginning in his days at Clarkston High School in Clarkston, Georgia (where he made the acquaintance of friend and mentor Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls).[4] Later, he honed his craft in his college days at University of North Georgia (then known as North Georgia College) as a solo acoustic musician and bandmaster of the military marching band (Golden Eagle Band). He attended the University of North Georgia [1] on an ArmyROTC scholarship with an intention of possibly pursuing a military career. Although he quickly abandoned this notion in favor of songwriting, the contract nonetheless obliged him after graduation to serve a short term as an inactive infantryofficer in the Individual Ready Reserve component of the U.S. ArmyReserve.[1] He served in an inactive status, reaching the rank of 1st lieutenant before fulfilling his service obligation and resigning honorably.

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Alanis Morissette w/special guest Garbage & also appearing Liz Phair

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Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two mildly successful dance-pop albums.[1][2][3] Afterward, as part of a recording deal, she moved to Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. In 1995, she released Jagged Little Pill, a more rock-oriented album which sold more than 33 million copies globally and is her most critically acclaimed work to date.[4][5][6][7] This was made into a rock musical of the same name in 2017, which earned 15 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. Her follow-up album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998.

Morissette assumed creative control and producing duties for her subsequent studio albums, including Under Rug Swept (2002), So-Called Chaos (2004), Flavors of Entanglement (2008), and Havoc and Bright Lights (2012). Her ninth album, Such Pretty Forks in the Road, was released in 2020. Morissette has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and has been dubbed the “Queen of Alt-Rock Angst” by Rolling Stone.[8][9][10][11]. ~ Wikipedia

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