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! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Here’s wishing you all a wonderful Sunday coming down. I just couldn’t think of a better artist to pay tribute to and share my sundowner with today. It’s hard to believe that the great Gladys Knight is 73 years of age. It feels like yesterday when her famous song, Midnight train to Georgia was paying on the radio. She’s been called the Empress of Soul and I aint going to argue about that. In fact Gladys can tell you what old school was about. I hope that you all have yourselves a great week ahead and most of all, I hope you dance!

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As the sun comes down here in the South and peach blossoms are starting to sprout, today’s tribute is twofold.  In August, we celebrate Woman’s month, celebrating both the successes and beauty of women and fighting the scourge of inequality and many trials and tribulations that women still face the world over. The 9th of August was Woman’s day here. A significant date both in our own history but also the date on which today’s icon was  born. This lady needs no introduction. Though I have showcased her on Sunday coming down before, I think she is fitting for today’s tribute as both a woman to be celebrated for her talent and beauty, but also to be reminded  of her life and times and the songs she sang of the love and pain, the sorrow and the triumph that we experience as women. Happy Women’s month to all the women out there. Join me in toasting the late great Whitney Houston!!!!🎶🎶❤️❤️❤️❤️🎶🎶🎶

 

Another Sunday coming down and the year is racing ahead! Whatever is happening in your life, I hope you’ll join me in this respite and enjoy the cool and smooth jazz vocals  of Dianne Reeves. Have an awesome week ahead y’all.❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

 

Happy Sunday coming down to all of you and as usual, I wish you all an awesome week ahead. Well if you didn’t know it before, you must know that I am a sucker for the saxophone and, Kirk Whalum featured here, is one of my favourite saxophonists. I hope you enjoy the battle of the multigenerational performance of Fit to Battle as much as I did. He is accompanied by his uncle, “Peanuts” and his son, “Kyle”. Here’s a musician who I think deserves a special tribute after many years of making good music and playing with some other well renowned artists featured in collaborations here. I have include two versions of I will always love you. Each are hauntingly beautiful and I couldn’t help but include the version with the violin in the last clip. Look out for another great jazz vocalist next week and other instruments I’ll be profiling. All the Best! Chevvy.

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Hope you’ll be having a great Sunday as the sun comes down on you. I also hope that you’ll enjoy today’s selection of music to accompany your winding down for the weekend. This is my third week into paying tribute to some of my favourite musicians chosen from a combination of R&B and Smooth Jazz and preferably, live performances where I can find them. There’s just something about feeling like you are right there with the audience, hearing the sound of each instrument or the warm embrace of the voice of the vocalist.Too often we celebrate artists when they are gone. As far as possible, this season of Sunday coming down pays tribute to artists who have paid their dues over 20 or more years and may still be performing. That staying power, in mind, is at the heart of real talent. My choice today is Lalah Hathaway, daughter of the late, great Donny Hathaway. Join me in my Studio and be mesmerised by Lalah’s sultry voice and her collaborations with other great performers. Here’s a toast to a great Sunday coming down and a wonderful week ahead! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Dear Friends, Today’s Sunday Coming down begins a new season of featuring and celebrating musicians who in my view belong in the Hall of Fame. These are stars worthy of special tribute for the contribution they have made to the world of R&B and/or Smooth Jazz over many years and will include collaborations that they have done with other artists. Most will be well known names but a few will be my personal favourites that might be less well known but still worthy of recognition. So, as Sunday comes down for you, I hope that you will sit back and wind down or up to  the sounds of Aretha Franklin as you prepare for what I hope will be a fabulous week ahead!🎈🎈✨✨💥💥💫 💫🎈🎈

I end with my favourite “pick me up” song : Wonderful!

It’s Sunday coming down again for me right now with curtains of darkness falling around me rapidly. When it comes around to you, I hope you’ll relax to this last season of Sunday coming down in terms of my selection criteria. I’ve now come to the end of the alphabet, combining the letters, X, Y and Z. There wasn’t too much to choose from but the good thing is that I found music I don’t normally listen to. I hope for example, that you’ll enjoy the stunning performances of Yanni and his band of musicians with its feast of instruments and high energy. Next week, Sunday coming down will begin a feature on individual artists including duets or collaborations that they have done as sought after musicians. Once again my primary focus will be R&B and smooth jazz. To all the Dads in the house, enjoy the rest of Father’s day and to all of you – have a great week ahead!

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Dear Friends, it’s that time of the week when I invite you to join me when the sun sets- have that last glass of wine or if you are in the South like I am, in the middle of Winter – have some decadent hot chocolate. Whatever your flavour, sit back and relax for a while. The year is racing ahead and the world can sometimes be a complex place so if you are looking for some escape – come along with me for a while. I’ve so enjoyed picking out songs every week since I rediscover old favourites or discover new favourites. For those of you who loyally follow this post – I thank you. I invite you also to read Joan’s comments in my comments section and visit her at Just Joan

Her comments are an absolute delight and are part of the fun of doing this post. Thanks also to Tracy from A Joyful Process who is a Music Guru of note. Please listen up for his additions to my list. Today, is the penultimate post in this season of Sunday coming down in which I’ve selected musicians whose names begin with “W”. Next week I will group X,Y and Z . I have an idea for a new season of Sunday coming down after that. Well, it’s dark outside down South and time to wish you a great week ahead! 💞💞