Grab a drink- stiff liquor, preferably brown, unquestionably top shelf. If you don’t smoke, think about it because everything about this post deserves the strongest menthols. It’s a time warp of classics raided from the melodic archives of the purest, classiest R&B and jazz singers. It’s in parts brittle and bone-dry and in others lush, lonely and lost. It’s for the women that stumbled down concrete steps decorated with beautiful lies, stones littered by promises of lovers recognizable only by their retreating shell. And yet, there is the tiniest of space where you hear gasps of love realized, pushed into permanent radiance to shine and heal the most blessed.  It’s healing and heartbreak, tears and strength. It’s real. Love.


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Track List:

I’d Rather Go Blind- Etta James

Tracks of My Tears- Aretha Franklin

Baby, I’m for Real- Esther Phillips

So Far Away- Marlena Shaw

Just Me and You Phyllis Hyman

That’s All Right with Me- E. Phillips

Help Me Make It Through the Night- Gladys Knight (w/the Pips)

You and Me- Aretha Franklin

Words (Are Impossible) Margie Joseph

Sometimes When We Touch- Tina Turner

Master of Eyes- Aretha Franklin

Phoebe Snow- Something Real

Making Love- Roberta Flack

If You’re Not Back in Love by Monday- Millie Jackson

When the World Turns Blue- Merry Clayton

Home Alone- Gladys Knight

Miles Blown’- Chaka Khan

Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair- Nina Simone

I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got- Bettye LaVette

I’ll Get Along Somehow- Nancy Wilson

Send in the Clowns- Shirley Bassey

A Single Woman- Nina Simone