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! 🎈 💫 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 💫 🎈

 

It’s a cool Sunday evening here though Spring is in the air. It’s also just the kind of weather to sit back and relax and listen to the smooth sexy tones of Will Downing. As usual, the saxophone is never far away so enjoy the great accompaniment of  Gerald Albright on Sax and I hope you are romanced as much as I was by the beautiful rendition of “Nothing has ever felt this way”. Have an awesome week ahead y’all!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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!!!!🎶🎶❤️❤️❤️❤️🎶🎶🎶

 

For those who join me for Sunday Coming down, I apologise for not being able to post last week. It’s 6.30 p.m down South and time for that Sundowner . You will know how partial I am to the saxophone and it’s always in the mix no matter the other instruments. But I do also have a special place in my heart for a few guitarists. Someone whose music I’ve collected over the years and would like to pay special tribute to today, is a guitarist from the U.K. who has been making good music for over 20 years. Groove on or sit back and relax to my favorites from the great Peter White and his collaborations with other great musicians. Of course, I hope this great music ushers in a brilliant week for all of you!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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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