Are you ready for it? – to sit down and relax with your favourite drink and join me in listening to some soulful sounds. Here’s hoping that you find something you like when the sun comes down on you. Have a lovely week ahead!

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It’s been a cold weekend here in the South and today’s selection, many of them mellow classics, are great accompaniment to relaxing with something to warm you up if temperatures are falling. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a super week ahead!

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It’s that time of the week again where you wonder where the weekend has gone. Still I  hope you are enjoying a peaceful and joyful Sunday whatever the weather. For me it’s been a great weekend for gardening with both sunshine and rain. At the end of the day, it’s great to take in the scent of jasmine, the rain drenched lawn and the fantastic colours of a fast approaching Summer. The title of the first song here is therefore quite  appropriate. But don’t stop there. Listen up for those special guitar solos and be amazed at the magic of those chords as I was. Happy listening and have an awesome week ahead!

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For those who stumble across this post, I hope you take the time to stop and listen to some of the music I’ve put together. To my regular followers, thank you for your loyal stopping by. This is still a post I do at Sundown here in the South and it’s been an awesome blue skies day.

I’ve renamed this post “Soulful Sundays” with the hope that you will enjoy some of the music that moves my soul. Where I can find live versions I try because it’s great to feel like you are attending a concert. I’ve mentioned to some that I once had a fantasy to be a DJ. Since that dream didn’t realise, I have created my own Studio and hope you’ll find among these tunes a special dedication to you or someone you love. Enjoy what remains of your Sunday and have an awesome week ahead! 🌹🌹🌹

 

Today marks my first post of Soulful Sundays. Most likely, you will hear some of my favourite artists that I’ve posted before. I’m still keeping it mellow but drawing from a wider repertoire of music and artists that warm my heart and soul because they hold special memories for me. While I’ll dip into some of my classics, my choices will not be time bound. I hope that among the songs you’ll find relaxation for a Sunday afternoon and…. better still if the music moves your soul. I’ve just returned  from a wonderful trip to Vienna and thought it fitting to include a song performed by Brian Mcknight in Vienna. He was also part of a recent line up here in our SA “Joy of Jazz” Festival. As usual, I wish you all a wonderful week ahead! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

As the sun prepares for bed here in the South, today also marks my last post of “Sunday coming down” but not the end of my Sunday music posts. I’ve enjoyed paying tribute to great musicians who shared their art so gloriously for so many years.  I must also thank those who have shared my passion with me. In particular I’d like to thank Joan from JUST JOAN 42    Joan’s commentary has made these posts all the more special for me. If you haven’t read her comments every week, do yourself a favour and languish in her reviews as I have done.

There are many other musicians who I have already covered in other posts. I’ll be taking a break for the next two weeks and coming back with a new slot called “Soul-filled Sundays”. I’m hoping to extend my repertoire of music to include more of the songs and musicians that I love, most of them going back a few years and reminiscent of special moments in my life. Today’s final “Sunday coming down tribute” goes to the Great Smokey Robinson who is still rocking at 77 years of age. What a sexy voice – ooh the agony and ecstasy of swooning over a voice like that. Have yourselves a fine week ahead! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Today’s Sunday coming down is a special tribute to the sizzling sounds of Keiko Matsui, a keyboardist who has been making great music for over 30 years. A special recognition goes to the late Carl Anderson whom she featured in songs like “Drop of Water” and “She prays to the wind”. Enjoy and have an awesome week ahead! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

It’s time for that Sundowner here in the South and you are welcome to save listening for later if you’re in a different timezone. Whether you’re enjoying the early blossoms of Spring as we are or the first blushes of Autumn, I hope you’ll enjoy today’s tribute all the same. Apart from Whitney Houston, I’ve tried to pay tribute to musicians who are still alive and have contributed to the music industry for twenty years or more. Join me today in celebrating the smooth jazz of Boney James and I hope he’ll make your day as he did mine. Have a fantastic week ahead! 🎈 💫 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 💫 🎈