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
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
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:
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..