SONG OF THE DAY: THIRDSTORY feat. ERYN ALLEN KANE – STILL IN LOVE

If you enjoy hearing people SAAAANGING with soul in a tight four part harmony, then you will love today’s Song of the Day. The three guys that make up Thirdstory (Elliott, Ben and Richard) have the most beautiful vocal blend, but when you add Eryn Allen Kane’s bluesy and soulful tone in to the mix it creates the kind of music I imagine is just … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: THIRDSTORY feat. ERYN ALLEN KANE – STILL IN LOVE

SONG OF THE DAY: ETERNAL feat. BEBE WINANS – I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE (LIVE GOSPEL VERSION)

Last week I documented how my passion for music began in the late 80s with Kylie Minogue, well a few years later in September 1993, Easther, Vernie, Kéllé and Louise – collectively known as Eternal – released their debut single ‘Stay’; well and truly solidifying my love for music. Their debut record ‘Always and Forever’ is the first CD album I owned and it’s one … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ETERNAL feat. BEBE WINANS – I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE (LIVE GOSPEL VERSION)

SONG OF THE DAY: MARIAH CAREY feat. KRAZIE BONE and WISH BONE – BREAKDOWN

Although cherished and much-loved amongst Carey’s loyal fanbase, this song is not on the radar of many casual fans due to it not receiving a full release back in 1997 when its parent album, ‘Butterfly’, was released. Despite the album being considered her magnum opus, conflicts with her record label at the time meant only two songs were ever officially released from the album (‘Honey’ … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MARIAH CAREY feat. KRAZIE BONE and WISH BONE – BREAKDOWN

COVER OF THE WEEK: WHITNEY HOUSTON MEDLEY – JADE NOVAH

OK, ordinarily I wouldn’t go near a Whitney Houston cover. The bar is just set way too high and most performers struggle to even come close. However, when I saw this one was done by Jade Novah who I KNOW can kill it vocally, I decided to give it a go.With this near eight minute medley, Jade tributes Whitney with such dignity by maintaining her … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: WHITNEY HOUSTON MEDLEY – JADE NOVAH

SONG OF THE DAY: DEBORAH COX – NOBODY’S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE

There’s really not much to say about this song because just from reading the title above, a wave of 90s nostalgia will have washed over you and you’ll be feeling the desperate urge to hit play on the song below.So go ahead and click play on what is probably one of the greatest R&B records of the late 90s, a song that his Cox’s most … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: DEBORAH COX – NOBODY’S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE

SONG OF THE DAY: CELINE DION – SKIES OF LA

If you listened only to the singles from Celine Dion’s 2007 album ‘Taking Chances’, you could be forgiven for thinking a song like ‘Skies of LA’ would not be on it. Placed right at the end of the set’s 16 songs, it doesn’t really fit with the theme of the album which is made up largely of guitar driven pop songs – something of a … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: CELINE DION – SKIES OF LA

COVER OF THE WEEK: HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE (BEE GEES) – PJ MORTON feat. YEBBA

There is literally nothing Yebba can’t sing. I’m crazy for this girl. Here she joins forces with PJ Morton who is Stevie Wonder’s closest musical descendant (you can quote me on that) to take on the 1977 Bee Gees UK number one single ‘How Deep Is Your Love’. Coming a full four decades after the original version was released, this rendition is fresh and full … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE (BEE GEES) – PJ MORTON feat. YEBBA

SONG OF THE DAY: BEYONCÉ feat. ANDRÉ 3000 – PARTY

For me, ‘4’ is Beyoncé’s best album. Whilst on the surface the theme may not be as cohesive compared to albums such as ‘Lemonade’ or ‘B’Day’, I think there is something to be said for the big, broad musical strokes that this album is painted with. As you journey through ‘4’ you can go from the unashamedly pop bob that is Love on Top, past … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: BEYONCÉ feat. ANDRÉ 3000 – PARTY

COVER OF THE WEEK: UNTHINKABLE (ALICIA KEYS) – BROCKHAMPTON

If you are familiar with Brockhampton’s music you might not think this alternative Hip Hop group an obvious choice to cover an Alicia keys down-tempo, but here they are tackling what is possibly one of Alicia’s finest moments artistically. Unthinkable (I’m Ready) was the fourth release from Alicia’s 2009 album The Element of Freedom and not only did it top the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: UNTHINKABLE (ALICIA KEYS) – BROCKHAMPTON

SONG OF THE DAY: ANGIE STONE – WISH I DIDN’T MISS YOU

As one of Angie Stone’s most well known songs many people believe I Wish I Didn’t Miss You to be a bigger commercial hit than it really was. Aided by a club remix by Hex Hector, the track became a dance floor anthem and much loved particularly amongst the gay community, but did not light up the charts as one might have imagined. Still, who … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ANGIE STONE – WISH I DIDN’T MISS YOU