Top Jazz Tracks Week of April 23

Brian Culbertson Funk

Top Jazz Tracks Week of April 23

Brian Culbertson continues at the top of the charts with Hey Girl.  This is off the Funk! album.  Fun fact:  Brian has written and produced more than 28 number one smooth contemporary tracks.  Many hits throughout his career, and there’s no end in sight.

Lindsey Webster is back in the top ten with Where Do You Want To Go.

 

  Song Artist Album Listen! Buy Now!
1 Hey Girl Brian Culbertson Brian Culbertson Funk
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2 Why Not Marc Antoine Featuring Philippe Saisse
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3 We Don’t Talk Anymore Rick Braun Featuring Peter White Rick Braun Around The Horn
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4 Boom Boom Gerald Albright
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5 I Am Kayla Waters Featuring Kim Waters Kayla Waters Apogee
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6 Midnight Drive Michael Lington Michael Lington Second Nature
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7 Category A Cindy Bradley Featuring Chris Standring Cindy Bradley
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8 Where Do You Want To Go Lindsey Webster Lindsey Webster Back To Your Heart
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9 Bona Fide Julian Vaughn Julian Vaughn
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10 Don’t Say A Word Walter Beasley Walter Beasley Blackstreams
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Stokley New Single Level

I must say that I have always been a Mint condition fan.  What’s not to like?  Live instrumentation and a slow swing groove made for jams that you can run on repeat all day.  Then there is Stokley.  He can surely sing those slow jams.  I mean, between some of those modern classics:  What Kind Of Man Would I Be, U Send Me Swingin’, Breakin’ My Heart(Pretty Brown Eyes) and You Don’t Have To Hurt No More, which for me, has the best ad libs I have ever heard.

Stokley has also done work in the Jazz genre, collaborating with Boney James and Brian Culbertson.  Do not forget the duet with Kelly Price, Not My Daddy.

Stokley has a new single out.  It is called Level, and it is the first single off of a new, soon-to-be-released album.

Stay tuned for updates on the new album.

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Joe Thomas in Concert 2017

Joe Thomas in Concert 2017Singer Joe Thomas has been cranking out smooth R&B music since 1993.  Considering it is now 2017, I would say that anything over 20 years is a really good run.  Funny thing, I do not think he has received his just due.  When people discuss the top male vocalists over the past two decades, I never hear his name mentioned.  I can pick out a song or two off of each album, and they will stack up against any other vocalist.

As far as slow jams go, I am partial to All The Things(Your Man Won’t Do) or More and More.  Find me a couple of better tracks……

How about the groovy sounds?  I will go with Stutter against any of your dance songs.  Hip Hop?  Ride Wit U featuring G-Unit will work for me.  By the way, in case you missed it, he remade the Stevie Wonder classic, That Girl.  Lastly, there is some old school flavor from the Bridges album.  If You Lose Her is a track that would have been a hit in the early 70’s.

I could go on, but I think you get my drift.

Joe has some dates scheduled for the month of May, and I thought you should know, in case you wanted to go check it out.

By the way, he will be performing with some of his friends, so that is an added bonus right there!  Mary J Blige, Tank, Tamia, The Isley Brothers and Cameo.

Sounds good to me!

 

 

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Top Jazz Tracks Week of April 16

 

Brian Culbertson Funk

Top Jazz Tracks Week of April 16

Brian Culbertson is back with Hey Girl.  This is off the Funk! album.  A slow groove for you to play over and over.  Brian is starting to work on an album of romantic songs.  This will be released on Valentine’s Day 2018.  We will keep you updated on the progress.

Also do not forget the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway happening June 7-11.  Big names will be performing.  Check out the info here.  One new entry in top top ten this week.  Shuffle the Deck, by John Novello featuring Tom Scott.

  Song Artist Album Listen! Buy Now!
1 Hey Girl Brian Culbertson Brian Culbertson Funk
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2 Why Not Marc Antoine Featuring Philippe Saisse
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3 We Don’t Talk Anymore Rick Braun Featuring Peter White Rick Braun Around The Horn
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4 I Am Kayla Waters Featuring Kim Waters Kayla Waters Apogee
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5 Category A Cindy Bradley Featuring Chris Standring Cindy Bradley
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6 Midnight Drive Michael Lington Michael Lington Second Nature
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7 Boom Boom Gerald Albright
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8 Don’t Say A Word Walter Beasley Walter Beasley Blackstreams
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9 Bona Fide Julian Vaughn Julian Vaughn
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10 Shuffle The Deck John Novello Featuring Tom Scott John Novello
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Gulf Coast Summer Fest 2017

September will usually mark the end of summer, but there will be an event in Florida that will keep the summer vibes going for one last weekend.  The Gulf Coast Summer Fest 2017 will take place in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday, September 2nd.  The concert will be happening at the Pensacola Community Maritime Park.

Florida in September.  I am sure you can handle that!

All of the Smooth Jazz All Stars will be performing for you:

  • Boney James
  • Mindi Abair
  • Nick Colionne
  • Adam Hawley
  • Cindy Bradley

Pretty nice lineup, and there will be a few more surprises, I am sure.

General admission tickets are available.  There’s also a preferred limited table seating option.  These run $100 per person.

Gates open at 2:30pm/showtime 3:30pm

Gulf Coast Summer Fest 2017

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