smokey robinson and the

old1ddude  asked:

I'm very often humming, whistling, or singing a song to myself - more often than not, lately, one of Harry's. I was singing his version of Ultralight Beam and suddenly imagined it without guitars, or drums, but a massive pipe organ. I wish I had the tools to record my idea, but I can hear it very clearly in my mind - it would work. Part hymn and part a Bach organ adagio mixed with Harry's bluesy singing. Thoughts? Thanks so much!

I have an ask about what songs Harry should sing on Live Lounge, and honestly I am thinking about a lot of bluesy songs for him. I think he would do such great Talking Heads covers– because his aesthetic is just off-beat enough, he’s just quirky and smart enough to do it. I also want him to cover The Smiths, maybe Smokey Robinson and Norah Jones (Come Away with Me).

I think his voice sounds tremendous with any acoustic instrument. Why not pipe organ? Gospel-like. Talking Heads’ Burning Down the House, Psycho Killer, or And She Was.

My Girl
The Temptations
My Girl

My Girl by The Temptations from my Motown Grammy Rhythm & Blues Performances of the 1960’s modern classic vinyl.

Enjoy the ticks and pops. Let Smokey treat you right.

Iconic Black Individual's Sun Signs

*Unfortunately, I believe astrology has become very white-centric as of late and the sign’s are often represents by white people. I wanted to make this post to not only showcase the successful/influential Black people but to give them their much deserved visibility. This post is for the recent events happening in the USA where people want to diminish the value of black lives, I’m here to tell everyone that BLACK LIVES MATTER!*

Aries: Billie Holiday, Dianna Ross, Aretha Franklin,  Maya Angelou

Taurus: Janet Jackson, “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson, Malcolm X, Stevie Wonder

Gemini: Tupac Shaku (2Pac),Gladys Knight, Naomi Campbell, Laverne Cox

Cancer: Nelson Mandela, Solange Knowles, Kevin Hart, Missy Elliot

Leo: Barack Obama, Whitney Houston, Halle Berry, Usain Bolt 

Virgo: Beyonce, Kobe Bryant, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Jackson, Zendaya

Libra: Will Smith, Usher, Serena Williams, Ray Charles

Scorpio: Drake, Whoopi Goldberg, Ciara, Frank Ocean

Sagittarius: Tina Turner, Nicki Minaj, Tyra Banks, Jimi Hendrix

Capricorn: John Legend, Muhammed Ali, Martin Luther King Jr., Michelle Obama, Denzel Washington

Aquarius: Alicia Keys, Oprah Winfrey, Bob Marley, Michael Jordan 

Pisces: Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Rihanna, Shaquille O’Neil “Shaq”

When I Had Your Love
Marvin Gaye
When I Had Your Love

Marvin Gaye - When I Had Your Love (1966)

I posted the a-side to this single, One More Heartache, and I like this tune just as much, maybe more.  Leading off with a slightly bizarre faux “Japanese” piano bit, written and produced by Smokey Robinson and a couple Miracles, this is another great Marvin Gaye song.