Posts Tagged Yolanda Adams
I just created a mixed CD for someone who had been deaf all their life. The 15 artists and songs I chose are…
I could not possibly even pretend to know what it would be like; the joy, the overwhelming fear and awe in hearing your first sound after being deaf for a lifetime. I think after they listened to my CD I would want them to hear James Earl Jones too. Here is my list:
Concerto #21 – Mozart
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Dangerously In Love – Beyoncé
Portuguese Love – Teena Marie
Torna A Surriento – Placido Domingo
God (instrumental) – Prince
Yesterday – The Beatles
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
A House Is Not A Home – Luther Vandross
Break Of Dawn – Michael Jackson
Do Re Mi – Julie Andrews
I’m Alright – Kenny Loggins
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
You Got Another Thing Coming – Judas Priest
If there was room for another song I would have to include O’ Holy Night by Yolanda Adams. I think there is a nice sample of some of my favorites. As I thought of the songs to include it reminded me of when Commander Data first tasted a drink in Ten Forward and he didn’t like it. He had just put in his emotion chip and even though he hated what he was drinking he drank it all and asked for more. I imagine the person listening to my taste in music might have a similar reaction.
If you’ve never seen the scene I’m talking about, please watch it. It’s only 56 seconds and significantly explains how some people feel about my musical taste until it grows on them!
Tomorrow is Saturday. It’s time for another guest post segment. Saber Hodson is my special guest this month and you will be happy to know her post is about Syphilis. I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself all manner of things. No, she’s not a doctor or ill herself! Just come back tomorrow to have your curiosity satiated.
Recently (Christmas 2009), I came across a singer, Yolanda Adams. I inexplicably am drawn to her music now and I don’t even like gospel music. I heard her singing Christmas tunes in the car last year and was hooked. I went to my Facebook page today and there in the corner was an ad for In Performance at the White House tonight at 8:00 pm on PBS.
I decided to write about her because you might also be interested in someone who is genuinely a great songstress regardless of the genre of music they gravitate towards. Some people sound wonderful recorded with computers fixing all their errors and no talent voices, but she is the real deal. She sounds even better live. I also decided to write about this because it fulfills my daily requirement of posting Black History. The White House performance is a salute to the Civil Rights Movement. If you get the opportunity check out the broadcast. If you are interested in Yolanda but are unable to watch the show, you can go to YouTube and check out one of my favorite songs by her. I first heard it on Iron Cook American’s website. It’s a rather new site and he asked me to promote it. Give him a visit.
I know Sony is going to put together an album or two of the songs Michael recorded but they never made it onto an album. Perhaps Motown will do the same thing if they can find any.
If a tribute album is put together or already in the works, the guy in this video should be included. No questions asked. His name is Sam Tsui and he is all seven of the guys in this video. Check it out on YouTube if you haven’t already seen it.
In my infinite wisdom [insert smile here] this is the playlist that I came up as well as the artists I believe should sing the songs. If you can think of any additional or you have your own ideas, comment.
Much Love To Michael Jackson
The Lady In My Life – Ne Yo
Billie Jean – David Cook
The Way You Make Me Feel – Justin Timberlake
Break of Dawn – Charisse
Heal The World – Yolanda Adams
Bad – Jamie Foxx
The Girl Is Mine – Chris Brown and Usher
Gone Too Soon – Janet Jackson
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Maroon Five
Human Nature – Lee Ritenour
Man In The Mirror – Prince
Stranger In Moscow – Michael Bublé
Farewell My Summer Love – Carrie Underwood
Beat It – Sam Tsui with Slash
Medley – The Jacksons