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 “Sade – Kiss Of Life” 

“Kiss of Life” is the third single from the English group Sade’s fourth studio album, Love Deluxe (1992). The single was released in May 1993 and became a minor hit in the United States, peaking at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 and then went on to become Sade’s seventh top 10 hit on the R&B chart peaking at #10. It also got significant airplay on smooth jazz radio stations.

In the lyrics, the singer believes that her finding love was heavenly inspired. “There must have been an angel by my side. Someone led me to you. He built a bridge to your heart.”



 
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Posted by on January 12, 2018 in female vocalist, music, smooth jazz

 

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 “C’ EST SI BON (IT IS SO GOOD) EARTHA KITT” 

Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, dancer, activist and comedian, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of “C’est si bon” and the enduring Christmas novelty smash “Santa Baby“, which were both US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the “most exciting woman in the world”.[3]

Kitt began her career in 1943 and appeared in the 1945 original Broadway theatre production of the musical Carib Song. In the early 1950s, she had six US Top 30 hits, including “Uska Dara” and “I Want to be Evil”. Her other notable recordings include the UK Top 10 hit “Under the Bridges of Paris” (1954), “Just an Old Fashioned Girl” (1956) and “Where Is My Man” (1983). She starred in 1967 as Catwoman, in the third and final season of the television series Batman. In 1968, her career in America suffered after she made anti-war statements at a White House luncheon. Ten years later, she made a successful return to Broadway in the 1978 original production of the musical Timbuktu!, for which she received the first of her two Tony Award nominations. Her second was for the 2000 original production of the musical The Wild Party. Kitt wrote three autobiographies—Thursday’s Child (1956), Alone with Me (1976) and I’m Still Here: Confessions of a Sex Kitten (1989). She also played Lady Eloise in 1992 film Boomerang, starring Eddie Murphy.

Kitt found a new generation of fans through her roles in the Disney films The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), in which she voiced the villainous Yzma, and Holes (2003). She reprised the role as Yzma in the direct-to-video sequel Kronk’s New Groove (2005), as well as the animated series The Emperor’s New School (2006–2008). Her work on the latter earned her two Daytime Emmy Awards. She posthumously won a third Emmy in 2010 for her guest performance on Wonder Pets.

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LYRICS IN ENGLISH

It is so good
From anywhere
Arms on top of arm
By singing songs

It is so good
To say soft words
Little things at all
But who say a lot

Seeing our delighted mine
Passers-by on the street envy us
It is so good
Watching in his eyes
A wonderful hope
Who gives the thrill

It is so good
These small sensations
It’s better than a million
It’s so, so good

(It’s good, it’s good)
Mmm, it’s good

There it’s good
Passers-by in the street
Arms on top of arm
By singing songs
What a wonderful hope
Mmm, it’s good

I’m looking for a millionaire
With great “Cadillac car”
“Mink coats”
Jewelry up to your neck, you know?

Mmm, it’s good
This little sensation
Or maybe someone
With a small yacht, no?

Ah, it’s good
It’s good, it’s good
You know I would wait
Someone who could bring me
Lots of “loot”

Tonight? Tomorrow? Next week?
Whenever
Mmm, it’s good, so good
It will be very. Crazy, no?
So, it’s so good!

Source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/e/earthakittlyrics/cestsibonitssogoodlyrics.html

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2017 in female vocalist, music, smooth jazz

 

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“Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby (Original) HQ

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“Santa Baby” is a 1953 Christmas song written by Joan Javits (the niece of Senator Jacob K. Javits) and Philip Springer.

The song is a tongue-in-cheek look at a Christmas list addressed to Santa Claus by a woman who wants extravagant gifts such as sables, yachts, and decorations from Tiffany’s.

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“This Christmas – Macy Gray.”

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Macy Gray was born in Canton, Ohio, to Laura McIntyre, a math teacher, and Otis Jones. While studying scriptwriting at the University of Southern California, she agreed to write songs for a friend, and a demo session was scheduled for the songs to be recorded by another singer. When the vocalist failed to turn up, Gray recorded them herself. She then met writer/producer Joe Solo while working as a cashier in Beverly Hills. Together, they wrote a large collection of songs and recorded them in Solo’s studio. The demo tape landed Gray the opportunity to sing at jazz cafés in Los Angeles. Despite Gray’s dislike of her own voice, Atlantic Records signed her. She began recording her debut record but was dropped from the label upon the departure of her A&R man Tom Carolan, who signed her to the label. Macy returned to Ohio but in 1997 Los Angeles based Zomba Publishing Sr. VP A&R man Jeff Blue, convinced her to return to music and signed her to a development deal, recording new songs based on her life experiences, with a new sound, and began shopping her to record labels. In 1998, she landed a record deal with Epic Records. She was on one of the songs from the Black Eyed Peas’ debut album, “Love Won’t Wait”.

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Angelina Jordan – a seven-year-old sings ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ 

Angelina Jordan – a seven-year-old sings ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ 

This 7-year old gives a “bravo” performance in 2014 singing Fly Me To The Moon  on Senkveld The Late Show… 

On a March appearance on Norwegian late-night show Senkveld, the 7-year-old Norway’s Got Talent alum sang Sinatra’s classic “Fly Me to the Moon” in a jazzy style that belied her young age. (She has since turned 8.)

Maybe it’s her accent, but something about Jordan’s singing is able to transport us back to the smoky bars of the 1950s, a time when men wore hats and women were “gals.”  people.com


Enjoy!

Despite being born years after Ol’ Blue Eyes’s death, Norway’s Angelina Jordan has done Frank Sinatra‘s memory proud.

 

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Norah Jones “Don’t Know Why”

Norah Jones “Don’t Know Why”

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“Don’t Know Why” is a song written by Jesse Harris which originally appeared on his 1999 album, Jesse Harris & the Ferdinandos. It was the second single by American singer-songwriter Norah Jones from her debut studio album Come Away with Me (2002). Although Jones’s version only peaked at number thirty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, it was a critical success for her that helped establish her as a respected new artist, and subsequently her album sold extremely well. The single went on to win three Grammy Awards in 2003 for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It remains Jones’s biggest hit single in the United States to date, and her only one to reach the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. The single was also a hit internationally and reached Top 10 in several countries. The song charted at 459 in Blender magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born.[2]

A music video directed by Anastasia Simone and Ian Spencer was released in 2002.

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Posted by on November 17, 2017 in female vocalist, pop music, smooth jazz

 

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Kenny G – Don’t Make Me Wait For Love 

Kenny G – Don’t Make Me Wait For Love 

 “Don’t Make Me Wait For Love” is a song by Kenny G (featuring Lenny Williams on lead vocals), and the first single released from his 1986 album Duotones.[1] The song was written and composed by Walter Afanasieff, Preston Glass and Narada Michael Walden.

In the US, “Don’t Make Me Wait For Love” was first released in late 1986 where it only peaked at #77 on the Hot Black Singles chart. Later in 1987 the song’s re-isuue went to reached #17 on the Hot Black Singles chart and #15 on the Hot 100 chart.[2] This was Kenny G’s first Hot 100 Hit. “Don’t Make Met For Wait For Love” had its best showing on the Adult Contemporary music charts, where it peaked at #2.

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Posted by on November 15, 2017 in smooth jazz

 

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