Posts Tagged ‘Song of the Moment’

Bill Withers – Sweet Wanomi

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“If you’ve read the album cover by now, you know that my name is what my name is…” – Do It Good, by Bill Withers.

I love that line! I feel like…if you’ve read my About Page by now then you know that I love Bill Withers!  I’m starting to work on a soul compilation for a friend and was going through some Withers when I came across Sweet Wanomi, the b-side to Grandma’s Hands.  I’ve never heard Withers talk about the meaning behind this song, but I like to imagine that it’s about a little girl falling asleep in her Daddy’s arms.  I used to love hearing my Dad sing this song.  Enjoy!

Scott Jarrett – The Image of You

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The Image of You by Scott Jarrett is an original Quiet Storm classic.  It’s a cut from the 1980 Without Rhyme or Reason album. Scott is the brother of jazz musician Keith Jarrett.  Washingtonians who listen to WHUR immediately equate this song with the great Melvin Lindsey, who I often refer to.  This is another example of his flawless taste in timeless music.  This will be one of the songs featured on a new compilation I will be posting soon called Sounds Like Washington.  Enjoy the mellow sounds of The Image of You.

Jamm – You and Me

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You and Me is one of those songs I’ve never been able to forget.  It was a popular Quiet Storm hit in the late 80’s and I searched high and low for years to find it for my own collection.  Jamm released You and Me on the group’s self-titled debut album in 1988.  The tune may be familiar since George Howard covered it the following year on his 1989 release Personal.  The original You and Me will be featured on a late 80’s R&B compilation I’m working on that will soon be available for you to download under the Get BeTrayed link.