"Love is a great degree of understanding"
This had to be done.
We had to offer up some love since the holiday was upon us.
Since I'm personally not involved in a steady relationship, the task was somewhat bittersweet.
For the most part, it's by personal choice though because at the moment the only things I'm seriously involved with is loving my money, pursuing various personal interests and enjoying my family, simply the things in which I find the most joy.
But that's not to say I haven't enjoyed my fair share of Valentine's. To keep from causing females from the past who read what I say on here from calling me later, I'll plead the 5th. Let's just say I've had tremendous fun being the complete savage that I was and I want to thank them all for participating haha.
Let me stop & focus again...the following albums were personal choices as well as ones suggested by the crew and various associates.
I think I've listened to them all at least once so I will safely say that they should fit the purposes of the holiday.
So download a few of these, sample some tracks, make your dinner reservations, wash your sheets & spray some Febreeze on them, make sure to shower with one of those fruity gels...do it up something lovely & make sure you show love to the one you love.
As for me, I'll be spending time with the love of my life, my daughter.
If I had to categorize my mind when it comes to the emotion of love right now...it'd have to be Jill, of course, because she's been in constant rotation. In particular, this track because it takes me somewhere mentally & reminds me of someone I once loved.
Jill Scott - "Cross My Mind"
And if I had to say which R&B album I'm rockin the hardest right now, it'd have to be this Gaopele. I admit it...I'm dumb late on giving this one the pub it deserves but that's solely because I have to really listen and get into an album before I can cosign for it..and it took me a minute to pronounce her damn name properly. Well, shorty gets my signature...she has an airy but strong voice (Is that possible?), the beats are sonic...an all-around good debut. Highly recommended.
Goapele - Change It All
And if somebody asked me, "Yo Gotty what's THE number one R&B album of all time?", I'd confidently vote for Marvin Gaye's "I Want You."
Timeless & never sounding dated.
Perfect tempo and flow to all the songs; nothing too fast & the slow songs don't seem to lull but continuing to move the album forward.
No reason to skip a song because each one overtly/subtly says sex, love, lust & romance...all simultaneously, which is something that only a few other albums have been able to do, being possibly lustful while still showing geniune emotion at the same time.
And mainly because I'm obnoxius enough to think I know enough about music and heard enough music to tell you what's hot.
(P.Diddy voice) "Take that, take that, take that!" (P.Diddy voice)
Marvin Gaye - I Want You
I'mma change it up a little today...no gunman mafioso "Salute!" today...Nope...today...
No Stray Shots either...we'll just keep adding music as it comes to us so feel free to send in your links for albums that you think are worthy for the occassion.
Donell Jones - Where I Wanna Be
Tyrese - I Wanna Go There
Maxwell - Urban Hang Suite
Jagged Edge - JE Heartbreak
R. Kelly - Chocolate Factory
Toni Braxton - Secrets
Keith Sweat - Best of Keith Sweat: Make You Sweat6
Percy Slegde - Ultimate Collection
Jodeci - Diary Of A Mad Band
Jodeci - Forever My Lady (1991)
Prince - One Nite Alone Live
Janet Jackson - Janet
Mary J. Blige - My Life
Mary J. Blige - Share My World
112 - Room 112
112 - Part III
Bilal - Love For Sale (Advance)
Usher - 90 Minute Freakoff
Boney James - Sweet Thing From Neo-Souljah's Chronicles
Isley Brothers - Beautiful Ballads
Love Songs ~ You're My #1 (37 of the most beautifull lovesongs ever)
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
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Posted by Gotty™ at 2/13/2006 09:12:00 PM