Summer snuck up on me….but Sunday’s feel the same.

It’s a Sunday Slowdown post of the new and old. Culled from the quiet corners of R&B- overlooked compilation albums and album-only cuts from R&B royalty. By any stretch, it’s a reminder that quiet storm R&B invites the best singers into the fold. Along side the warm familiarity of Al Green and Anita Baker, there is Peggi Blu and Ms. Monique, two relatively unknown artists that sound pinch perfect among their companions.  Calvin Brooks’ guitar gives background to Hari Paris vocals while Bobby Womack teams up with saxophonist Wilton Felder in an uncharacteristically beautiful mellow, mellow groove. In between, Angela Winbush, the Pointer Sisters and other artist weave sweet harmonies for a slow summer evening.

It feels good to be back…

Mr. Do Right-Ms. Monique/Good Thing Going On-Jean Carne & Billy Paul/I Need You-Pointer Sisters/Long After Midnight-Peggi Blu/You’re a Special Part of Me-Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams/Sensitive Heart-Angela Winbush/Do Not Disturb-Phil Perry/Forever-Wilton Felder f. Bobby Womack/Just for Me-Al Green/My Favourite Thing-Calvin Brooks f. Hari Paris/Close Your Eyes-Anita Baker