Cupid’s Hunt 2017: The Tenth Anniversary Special

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cupid hunt vintage artwork.jpgAs always, I am honored by an invite to the musical love fest known as Cupid’s Hunt. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Mr. Grundy’s open source rhythmic orgy, I’m serving up two episodes. Duets is 2017’s theme. We need each other and each others’ love right now, TODAY, more than ever. Solo play is necessary, fun and easier to clean up. However, these are tryin’ times and we need to be with our tribe- be they family, friends, lovers or others. Grab a partner and in the words of Jim Gilstrap, “Swing Your Daddy”.

Cupid’s Hunt 2017 Duets: The A Side

I Knew You Were Waiting (Aretha Franklin & George Michael)/Saturday Love (Cherrelle & Alex. O’Neal)/I Can’t Complain (Freddie Jackson & Melba Moore)/Take Me, I’m Yours (Michael Henderson & Phyllis Hyman)/I Don’t Do Duets (Patti LaBelle & Gladys Knight)/All I Want is Forever (JT Taylor & Regina Belle)/Two Hearts (Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass)/Street Corner (Ashford & Simpson)/Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams)We Both Need Each (Norman Connors & Phyllis Hyman), Then Came You (The Spinners)/Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers)/The Girl is Mine (Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney)

Cupid’s Hunt 2017 Duets: The B Side

Weakness (Stevie Wonder & Dionne Warwick)/Guilty (Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb)/Love All the Hurt Away (Aretha Franklin & George Benson)/Friends and Lovers (Carl Anderson)/What About Me (Kenny Rogers, James Ingram & Kim Carnes)/One More for the Lonely Hearts Club (David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick)/Be Real Black for Me (Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway)/I Who Have Nothing (Luther Vandross and Martha Wash)/How Do You Keep the Music Playing (James Ingram and Patti Austin)/Mathematics of Love (George Clinton & Kim Burrell)/Hold Me (Teddy Pendergrass and Whitney Houston)/The Last Time I Made Love (Jeffery Osborne and Joyce Kennedy)/Tonight (Kem and Marissa Rose)/Send It (Ashford & Simpson)

 

Please check out the supremely talented music bloggers participating in Cupid’s Hunt over at http://www.cupidshunt.com

Cupid’s Hunt 2013: Old Ladies Sing About Love

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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.

Ashaki

Click here: Cupids Hunt 2013

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