​​The first session of the Vinyl Listening Lounge Club was held on Sat. March 19 in Silver Spring, MD. The following selections were played:

Selection                               Artist                                   Played By

What I Say                              RayCharles                           Vanella
Memory Lane                         Minnie Riperton                    Darrilyn
Stand By Me                           Maurice White                       Jerry

That's The Way of the World   Earth Wind and Fire              Rhonda

And the Beat Goes On            Buddy Rich                           Randy
The Two of Us                       Nancy Wilson & Daryl Coley,  April-Mark

                                             Ramsey Lewis            
Never Can Say Goodbye         Issac Hayes                           Minnedore

Thinkin' About It Too             Al Jarreau                             Richardeen Rise                                       Herb Alpert                           Earl

Pusherman                            Curtis Mayfield                      Sean
Save The Last Dance For Me   The Drifters                          Sylvia

Who Can I Turn To                 Ahmad Jamal                        Darrilyn
Theme from the Planets         Dexter Wansel                      Jerry

Jam Tonight                           Freddie Jackson                    Mark

Here is just a list of the few her songs that were played:
1.I Wanna Make It up To You - (with Levi Stubbs)
2. I Knew You Were Waiting For Me
3. Sweet Bitter Love
4. Oh Me, Oh My
5. (I'm A fool for You Baby)
6. Don't Play It No More
7. Chain Of Fools
8 A'int Nothing Like The Real Thing
9. Don't Play That Song For Me

The Event​ - 10/10/2018

We continued the session with host of varied Artists.

The highlight theme of this session was Famous Female solo Artists. Some of the Female Artists presented were;
Nina Simone  Roberta Flack  Gladys Knight
Anita Baker  Chaka Khan  Stephanie Mills  Janet Jackson

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A few of the folks at the Nov. 2018 session

We got the ball rolling on Record Store Day with some great selections by some great artists from our club session attendants.

​Some of the selections and artist played were:

​​Join  Us  on  Record Store  Day at Joe's Record  Paradise
April  13,  2019  in  Silver Spring,  MD.

That was one of the quotes mentioned on our Facebook page from an attendant of the Vinyl LLC session at the Record Exchange on Record Store Day, April 21, at the Record Exchange store in Silver Spring, MD.

Our Event - February 2, 2019

 Two weeks later on April 27 at The Silver Spring Library,  Celebrate  the Music with "Just  For The  Record" Day

Some of the Vinyl Listening Lounge Club players

But the highlight of the afternoon was the last portion dedication to the Queen Aretha Franklin. The Problem was there was too much Re Re and not enough time.

Vinyl Listening Lounge Club - (Vinyl LLC) 

WOW! What A Session - We had a mixture of new regular listeners come through. We heard music from Prince, Sam Cooke, Commodores, Minnie Riperton, Grover Washington, Isdris Muhammed, Patrice Rushen and other musicians.

" That  Was  A  Lot  Of  Fun "

Not a Bad Event for a Holiday Weekend

We had a small crowd but the music was big.  Vanella C. dominated the event by breaking one of the basic rules of the club. Selections should be limited to around seven minutes to allow for more selections to be played. However, since the crowd was small, we allowed it. And WOW, she came with it by brining two phenomenal artist and selections;

​    ….     John Coltrane


Mercy, Mercy Me                    - The Isley Brothers and Santana

​Loveshine                                  - Confunkshun

Forget Me Nots                       - Patrice Rushen

​OR (long solo side)                - Prince

Step Into Tomorrow             - Donald Byrd

​Beautiful 7                                 - Osibasa

​Jamaica                                       - Bobby Caldwell

No Laughing Matter           _ Jean Carne

Do You Like It                    _ BT Express

​Mandrill                             _ Mandrill

I Should Have Loved You    _ Narada Michael Walden

Sanctified Lady                   _ Marvin Gaye

I'm Gonna Love You Just     _ Barry White

 A Little Bit More 
 

WOW!  If You Were Not There, You Missed It.
On the cold, icy first Saturday if Black History month, the Vinyl LLC started out with tributes to our recently departed brother with the golden voice, James Ingram


Our first three vinyl listeners presented some of James's most memorable songs.

     *  "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" with Patti Austin -

         1983 song which reached #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Billboard  

         Adult Contemporary chart. It was one of three songs thatwere nominated for

         the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 55th Academy Awards

     *  "Yah Mo B There"  - Won a Grammy with Michael McDonald for Best R&B

         Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

    *  "Just Once" - from Quincy Jones, reached number 17 on the Billboard chart in 1981

      Later during the session, another player presented "Baby Come to Me", another 

      phenomenal hit collaboration with Patti Austin..