Let’s Talk About Artist, Songs, and Meanings According to Char
CHAR’S MUSIC SELECTION FOR ‘LOVE THYSELF’ LIVE BROADCAST
Keyshia Cole is an American singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and television personality. Nominated for the Grammy Awards four times, Cole was passionate about music from her childhood, and did some recording with Bay Area resident MC Hammer when she was only 12. Her music career took off in the early 2000s when she sang on Messy Marv’s ‘Nubian Queen’ remix.
Her hit ‘Love’ from the ‘Way It Is’ album is truly a banger. Nine years ago this song was just a nice tune to me, but today the chorus ‘Oh, Love never knew what I was missing but I knew once we started kissin’ I found…… ‘ has a meaning to me. Kissing was never a deal breaker for me and as of today if I encounter another’s lips and it’s not the passion of what I have now………this song will be played in the mix as I think about him.
Musiq SoulChild was among a crop of R&B artists who arrived during the 2000s with no debt to the flashy and sexually aggressive sounds that prevailed throughout the preceding decade. The Philadelphia-born Taalib Johnson grew up in a household that provided him with an education in ’70s soul. Additionally inspired by the contemporary likes of D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill, he applied his musical upbringing to a love for noncommercial hip-hop and refined his romantic and affable everyman style across a string of six major-label albums, four of which went either gold or platinum in the U.S .
‘Love. So many things I’ve got to tell you, but I’m afraid I don’t know how. Cause there’s a possibility you’ll look at me differently’
This songs sends chills through me. Loving a man and being In Love with a man is a feeling I’m new to experiencing. I found the song to play when I mustard up the courage to admit it to him.
CHAR HAS A NEW FOUND APPRECIATION FOR JAZZ SINGERS
Name at birth: Nathaniel Adams Coles
Nat King Cole was one of the first African-American pop singers, with hits in the 1940’s and ’50s that included “Unforgettable” and “Mona Lisa.”
Raised in Chicago, Nat King Cole started out as a piano player and was a bandleader while still in his teens. He recorded and toured in 1936 and 1937, then settled in Los Angeles, where he turned to performing solo. Cole formed a trio the next year and began touring, then signed a record deal with Decca. His first big crossover hit was 1943’s “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” The King Cole Trio recorded mostly jazz records, but they had their greatest success with songs sung by Cole, including “The Christmas Song” (known for its opening line, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”) and “I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons).” Cole’s position as an influential jazz pianist was eclipsed by his popularity as a vocalist in the 1950’s; his smooth, warm delivery put him in the higher ranks of crooners, right alongside Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. He also had his own television show (1956-57) and appeared in feature films, while maintaining a run of hit records that included “Mona Lisa,” “Too Young,” “Ramblin’ Rose,” “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” and “L-O-V-E.”
‘ L is for the way you LOOK at me, O is for the ONLY ONE I see, V is VERY, VERY extraordinary, E is EVEN more than anyone that you adore’ There isn’t any type of rewarding description I can give on how this songs moves me other than; these are the most precious words my beautiful ears has heard.
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