1. Erykah Badu - Window Seat
2. Conya Doss - Don’t Change
3. Mary J. Blige - All That I Can Say
4. Jill Scott - Blessed
5. Lalah Hathaway - Let Go
6. Mariah Carey - Fly Like A Bird
7. Aretha Franklin - Ain’t No Way
8. Etta James - I’d Rather Go Blind
9. Minnie Ripperton - Inside My Love
10. Ann Peebles - I Can’t Stand The Rain
11. Patrice Rushen - You Remind Me
12. Stevie Nicks - Stand Back
13. Pat Benatar - Love is a Battlefield
14. Whitney Houston - Run To You
15. Anita Baker - Angel
16. Toni Braxton - Let It Flow
17. Sade- Hang on to Your Love
18. Ledisi - Blame you
19. Lina - Smooth
20. Amy Winehouse - Stronger Than Me
21. Sevyn Streeter ft. Chris Brown - It Won’t Stop
22. Jhené Aiko - The Worst
23. Amel Larrieux - Afraid
24. Ash-Lee - All Right
25. Carlitta Durand - Her
26. Emeli Sande - Kill The Boy (Acoustic)
27. Lianne La Havas - Empty (Tour Bus Session)
28. Esperanza Spalding - Little Fly
29. Yusef Lateef - Purple Flower

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SoulVibe(s) - Beats and Gil; A Tribute to the Messenger

I’d like to welcome you back to the SoulVibe(s)- Podcast. I’ve been M – I – A for a while enjoying what this early part of the summer has to offer; some travelling, a bit of relaxing, and a lot more new music. I am still busy digging in the record crates and looking for gems. Be sure to listen for a few of my classic pulls throughout the podcast with albums by Afu-Ra, Jeru the Damaja, Artifacts, Grand Wizard Theodore, DJ Shadow, and Vinyl Monkeys.

This month’s podcast is heavy with instrumentals, old school hip hop, underground bangers, and laced with poetry and readings from one of my all-time favorite artists; The Lone Prince of The Revolution - Gil Scott-Heron. Gil’s thoughts and words: provocative, raw, and unforgiving – are mixed throughout the entire podcast alongside and with music from Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Pusha-T, Catch Wreck, GZA, and many others.

This show is dedicated to the life and memory of my cousin who recently passed. Elijah Daise, aka Snoop, aka Doom; another king plucked from his kingdom, his family, his friends far too soon. Much love goes out from my heart to his two little boys, his wife, his brothers, and his mother. You may rest in paradise King Elijah, knowing that we will all continue to invest in the legacy you left behind.

I hope that you enjoy this mix and if you have any questions or comments concerning any artist or the podcast in general, please leave a comment below. Be sure to check the back catalog for the other mixes in my Soul Vibe(s) series like Sunday Brunch Vol I and II, Love Sounds, The Minimal Mix and a many others.

Thank you again for checking out the latest installment of the Soulvibe(s) Podcast series - Beats and Gil; A Tribute to the Messenger

1. Intro Blend: The Revolution/No Knock - MKSB & Gil Scott-Heron
2. On Coming From A Broken Home - Gil Scott-Heron
3. Whirlwind Thru Cities - Afu-Ra
4. Come Clean - Jeru The Damaja
5. Wrong Side Of Da Tracks - Artifacts
6. God Lives Through - Busta Rhymes & Q Tip
7. Spliff Lifta feat. Retrospek - Catch Wreck
8. Subway Theme: The Genesis Instrumental - Grand Wizard Theodore
9. Patience - Nas & Damian Marley
10. My Guru - DJ Shadow and Dan the Automator
11. Duel of the Iron Mic feat. Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck & Ol’ Diry Bastard - Gza
12. Where Did The Night Go - Gil Scott-Heron
13. Sea of Cloud - Nujabes
14. The Doo Bad Hustle ft. DJ Blake9 - Vinyl Monkeys
15. Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain - DJ Shadow
16. Caprice Down - Oddisee
17. Peace Go With You Brother/Poe Mans Dreams Blend - Gil Scott-Heron, Kendrick Lamar & GLC
18. Egyptian Cotton - Big K.R.I.T.
19. The End Is Near feat. Mac Miller - Ab-Soul
20. World Negatives feat. Ab-Soul - Kendrick Lamar
21. I’m New Here - Gil Scott-Heron
22. Offering - Cookin Soul x Gil Scott Heron
23. We Almost Lost Detroit - Cookin Soul x Gil Scott Heron
24. Fell Together - Cookin Soul x Gil Scott Heron
25. Enough (Live) - Gil Scott-Heron
26. Numbers On The Boards - Pusha T
27. On Coming From A Broken Home II - Gil Scott-Heron
28. Tokyo Spring - MKSB

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watching the sun set against the backdrop of night; the lust of ebony drips from lips as they wait on the evening sky

silently sitting with mother earth and her moons, eternal bodies blessed with the opportunity to share our first kiss under the stars

like fingers in her hair, I intertwine my words through space and time connecting stars like constellations along her spine; seducing scorpio with a feather and making aries smile 

I share the night with my love, dancing together like two butterflies in flight along the path of forever, only stopping to rest on a cherry blossom to bask our wings in the moonlight of Erzulie

The Fall is here. It’s like a patchwork quilt made of orange, red, and yellow hues lying over the trees warding off Old Man Winter.

The Leaves Are Falling Mix represents many of the sounds from my young adulthood till now. This entry of the SoulVibe(s) podcast includes artists like; Larry Heard, Stephen & Damien Marley, Les Nubians, Grover Washington Jr., and Esthero. Each individual artist interprets the fundamentals of rhythm and sound using their own elements of Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, House, and Funk.

Push play, sit back, relax, and enjoy….

1. Brighter Daze - MKSB
2. Modern Marvel - Mos Def
3. Invisible /\ Visible - Taylor McFerrin Feat. Bobby McFerrin & César Camargo Mariano
4. Sunshowers - T!BE
5. Goodbye Isaac - Questlove
6. Straight Off The Block - Gramatik
7. Loran’s Dance - Idris Muhammad
8. Loran’s Dance - Grover Washington Jr.
9. Pushing The World Away - Kenny Garrett
10. Lovely Afternoon - Khan Jamal
11. Be Good (Lion’s Song) - Gregory Porter
12. Riders On The Storm - The Doors
13. That Girl - Esthero
14. Makeda - Les Nubians
15. Stay Ready - Jhene Aiko ft. Kendrick Lamar
16. Wicked Games - Cœur de Pirate
17. Trust - Miza feat. Kabomo
18. And So I Dance - Larry Heard
19. Do You Love What You Feel - Rufus And Chaka Khan
20. Slum Beautiful - OutKast feat. Cee-Lo
21. Pimpa’s Paradise - Stephen & Damian Marley
22. Kawaii - MKSB

I hope that you enjoy this mix and if you have any questions or comments concerning any artist or the podcast in general, please leave a comment below. Be sure to check the back catalog for the other mixes in my Soul Vibe(s) series like Sunday Brunch Vol I and II, Love Sounds, The Minimal Mix and a many others.

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Section 1.10.32 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum”, written by Cicero in 45 BC Translated

“But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?”

SoulVibe(s) Podcast - The Jazz Superstars Vol. II <–click link for podcast


  1. MLK - Speech
  2. Nina Simone - Why (The King of Love Is Dead)   
  3. Chet Baker - Almost blue             
  4. Art Tatum - Sweet Lorraine                        
  5. Bill Evans Trio - My Foolish Heart             
  6. Miles Davis - You’re My Everything         
  7. Madeleine Peyroux  - Dance Me To The End of Love      
  8. Ella Fitzgerald - All The Things You Are   
  9. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Cheek to Cheek         
  10. Ray Charles - Deed I Do
  11. Frank Sinatra - All of Me               
  12. Etta James - At Last                        
  13. Lester Young & Count Basie  - Lady Be Good
  14. The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra - My Pretty Girl         
  15. Fats Waller - All That Meat and No Potatoes
  16. Cannonball Adderley & John Coltrane - Wabash               
  17. Charles Mingus - Moanin’            
  18. Clifford Brown & Max Roach - Sandu      
  19. Archie Shepp - You don’t know what love is        
  20. Joe Henderson - Invitation         
  21. Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Quartet - More Than You Know  
  22. Nat King Cole - I miss you so       
  23. Ornette Coleman - Una Muy Bonita       
  24. Joao Gilberto & Stan Getz - So Danco Samba      
  25. Wynton Marsalis Septet - Sunflowers    
  26. Muddy Waters - She Moves Me              
  27. Richard Pryor - Richard Pryor Sings the Blues      
  28. Janis Joplin - Maybe                       
  29. Al Jarreau - Take Five    
  30. The Roots - LIVE from The North Sea Jazz Festival
  31. Jazztronik Dentro Mi Alma - (Osunlade Yoruba Soul Mix)