Tags : Lenny Williams, Mary J Blige, Michael Sterling, TLC, Zhane
The House On Sunday: Al Green, Luther Vandross, The Delfonics, The Temptations & The Winstons
Call your loved ones today and let them know that you love them before it’s too late. If you have a father, thank him and be grateful. If you have a son, stand him up straight when he cries and if you have a daughter show her what love from a man should be.
Tags : Al Green, Luther Vandross, The Delfonics, The Temptations, The Winstons
The House On Sunday: All-4-One, En Vogue, Keith Sweat, Shai & Toni Braxton
If you have a nephew or little cousin make sure you hit him hard enough to make him cry sometimes. Don’t start feeling sad and guilty when he starts crying though. You gotta grab him by the arms, stand him up straight and make him wipe the tears. Without uncles that do these type of things, he might be dressed like Sisqo sitting in Marvin’s Room listening to Beyonce by the time he’s 13. Call your loved ones today and stay grounded as you end and start a week.
Tags : All-4-One, En Vogue, Keith Sweat, Shai, Toni Braxton
The House On Sunday: Babyface, Levert, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson & The Isley Brothers
This playlist comes directly from my uncle’s basement. When I was younger, he would send my cousins and I to the store every Sunday to buy new albums. He had all the new music but still played Luther Vandross and Levert no matter what. Those are the type of memories that will last a lifetime. Call your loved ones and reminisce about some of your own before it’s too late.
Babyface – Nobody Knows It But Me
Gerald Levert & Eddie Levert – Already Missing You
Tags : Babyface, Eddie Levert, Gerald Levert, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, R Kelly, The Isley Brothers
The House On Sunday: Call Your Loved Ones To Tell Them You Love Them
The worst feeling in the world is receiving a phone call and hearing someone has passed. The second worse feeling is knowing that you could’ve easily called or seen that same person yesterday. Don’t take your time on this earth for granted for tomorrow is not promised. No amount of money, parties, clothes, cars, drugs, sports events, etc; can equate to the life of a loved one. One love.
Boyz II Men – It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Tags : Boyz II Men, Destiny's Child, Jackson 5, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston
The House On Sunday: Adina Howard, Bell Biv DeVoe, David Ruffin, Toni Braxton & More)
It’s that day of the week again. It’s time to drive home halfway drunk, hop in the shower, make it to church late and sit in the back row hoping the preacher doesn’t mention you. It’s also the day to call your loved ones if you haven’t. Tell the people you love that you love them… they might need to hear it.
Adina Howard – Freak Like Me
Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
David Ruffin – My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
With the passing of Whitney Houston last night, it’s only right to dedicate this week’s edition to her greatness. Below are few of her records, her memorable national anthem performance, Bobby Brown’s speech after learning the news and hip-hops reaction to her death.
Whitney Houston – Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Tags : Jackson 5, Kim Weston, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Supremes
The House On Sunday: Barrett Strong, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Miracles, The Supremes & More
Our cousins tossing horsehoes at the park.
It’s that time of the week again so thank your parents, get a recipe from your aunts, give some game to your little cousins and don’t eat fast food. Next week I’ll be heading home and my mission is to write this blog at the actual “house” I speak of. Love.
Barrett Strong – Money, That’s What I Want
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street
Tags : Barrett Strong, Martha Reeves, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Miracles, The Supremes, The Vandellas
The House On Sunday: Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, The Marvelettes & More
Our cousins and uncles in the basement up at "The House"
Sometimes I catch myself acting like I can sing as I tap the wheel and nod my head like my father does every time he drives. There isn’t anything wrong with doing that until you turn your head and realize everyone in the car next to you is laughing. It’s Sunday so if you woke up listening to rap your dreams will never come true. Call your aunts, uncles, parents, siblings and cousins today… life isn’t short when you’re broke but you might hit the lottery tomorrow.
Tags : Earth Wind and Fire, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Jr Walker and the All Stars, Stevie Wonder, The Marvelettes
The House On Sunday: Curtis Mayfield, Five Special, Love Unlimited Orchestra & The Miracles
Curtis Mayfield Swag
These beautiful sounds were brought to you by way of Justyn Waves’ musical catalog. I feel like you have to know this music in order to appreciate what we have today, but that’s just me and what do I know? I’m just a blogger still waiting to get my internet connected. Take time out of your day to call some of your aunts, uncles, siblings, parents and cousins. Stay grounded.
Tags : Curtis Mayfield, Five Special, Love Unlimited Orchestra, The Miracles
The House On Sunday: Al Green, Commodores, Luther Vandross, The Jackson 5 & More
Waves with part of the female side of the 15th Story.
Sometimes we get caught up in the troubles of the world and forget the things that really matter. The people that love you and their health should always be the most important thing. The majority of the time we don’t realize that until it’s too late, so on this Sunday take time out of your day to call your loved ones or go see them. You never know when you’re going to get that phone call telling you someone is gone. Much love to my family, the people who support us and the 15th Story.
Al Green – Hangin’ On
Dustin Gibson ft. Veelo – Pushin’ On (Prod. Justyn Waves)
Tags : Al Green, Commodores, Dustin Gibson, Justyn Waves, Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, The Jackson 5
The House On Sunday: Curtis Mayfield, Tom Brock & Willie Hutch
Cousins together in St. Louis.
My father used to say, “they don’t make music like they used to” and I dismissed him by turning Master P back up. Looking back, I now realize that my favorite rap is inspired by that soul feeling from back then. Thank you dad, 9th Wonder, Kanye, Just Blaze, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Dilla.
The House On Sunday: David Ruffin, Lamont Dozier, Mtume, Vernon Burch & Willie Hutch
Cousins outside The House probably up to no good.
You see those 3 guys up there? They were probably talking about something they had no business doing, but that’s what usually happened when the street lights came on. As I get older, I cherish and appreciate the times we had up at The House. I’ve also realized that the music we listen to today was inspired by everything we heard then. So in my effort to stay grounded, we put together another Sunday playlist of the music we grew up on. Call some of your family members and reminisce on the old times… it’s good for the soul.