Tag: jazz

“Four Women” Nina Simone, Simone, Laura Izibor & Ledisi

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A modern, soulful classic – thats what this song is to me. Nina Simone, Simone, Laura Izibor & Ledisi lay down the title song to the movie “For colored girls” . I dont know anything about that movie, nor did i care googling it (and i dont mean that in the Tracy Morgan sense ) might be good, might be bad – i am not too much into movies, but good musics good music, and if i was still the mad record collector i was back in the day i would have hunted that tune down. Ps there is a new Janelle Monae song on that album! Definitely worth checking!


Nina Simone, Simone, Laura Izibor, & Ledisi – Four Women

YUM YUM top tunes november


Remember, remember the 5th of november. Hope you enjoy my new soul sister version of Common & Allen Toussaint. The full & finished version online on Monday. Ps Don’t forget this November marks the start of YUM YUM Vienna & YUM YUM Cologne. Help spread the word and enjoy this months YUM YUM top tunes


Common & Allen Toussaint “Soul Sister” (chromes 5th of November YUM YUM version)


Kenyatta Fire “Like A Gipsy”


K. Sparks “Black Magic” ft Ahmad


Sexion d’assaut “Désolé”


DaVille – “Hey Now”


Florence & The Machine ft. Kid Harpoon – “I’m Goin’ Down“


Mack Maine – “Groundhog Day” feat Mayday, Ghostwridah & Cee-Lo Green


Kid Cudi “Scott Mescudi vs the World”


Jolly Boys “Blue Monday” (New Order Cover)


Nas, Damien Marley, M.I.A. & Rye Rye “As We Bang” (Ruben x)


The Beautiful Girls “After All This Time”

Raphael Saadiq – Big Easy (the European Version)

Yes, you are most likely just like myself not attracted by songs that have a “Euro version” in brackets. Therefore I haven’t ever listened to this tune or version. Euro in Europe indicates some horrible dancefloor rubbish à la “Barbie Girl”. So I figured this was one of these versions, where a doomed record label attempts to make soulful and good music “dancefloor friendly” – with horrible results which are even an insult to crappy techno producers.

But on the contrary, this is just a European verison of the same song, that Rapahel Saadiq released 2 years ago and it’s one of these songs that is the pure & living essence of our YUM YUM sound. This version is just a bit more mellowed out, but beautiful nonetheless. Saadiq has always been a favourite in my book and almost every girl I was with got a Raphael Saadiq album (Instant Vintage) as a present to help her climax her musical taste, lol. This means the difference between having a Soul and a lot of so-called modern Soul music.

Big Easy’s actually a sad, sad story but the way he delivers it – I simply – love this tune – love it back

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Raphael Saadiq – Big Easy (Euro Version)

Follow him on ::::Facebook:::MySpace:::Twitter:::Website++++buy all his material via iTunes, some of the few rare artists whose entire catalogue is completely worth it.

PS: Check the video to another one of my favourites on his 2008 album “Way I see it”. Another definite YUM YUM tune – past & present! I Need to play all his music this weekend.

Raphael Saadiq – Let’s Take A Walk directed by Edouard Salier from edouard salier on Vimeo.