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! 🌹🌹🌹

 

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.❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️