Cupid’s Hunt 2017… Mr. Fresh Flashback: CH2014-Every VDay Deserves A Great Soundtrack

Fufilling a promise I made just before the kickoff of the 10th Anniversary celebration of Cupid’s Hunt here in 2017.  One of our founding members (not to mention a great guy that I share a birthdate with), Doug Ramsey a.k.a. “Mr. Fresh” has been a strong contributer to Cupid’s Hunt over the years. This year he found himself a little busy with scoring the music to a multi-epidsode webseries and couldn’t break away to put together a new mix for the BIG Event this year.

Well, I told him I just could not host this most significant edition of Cupid’s Hunt without him and he agreed that I could post one of his past CH mixes instead. So, here is the Sunday Soundtrack Cupid’s Hunt mix he created back in 2014 (CH #7 just in case you were curious  {smile}). He called it…
CH 2014: Every VDay Deserves a Great Soundtrack (A Sunday Soundtrack Special Edition)

Cupid’s Hunt 2017… Trelly: “When Love Goes Awry” part 1

“LOVE”.
We all know that Love can be a beautiful thing. Being loved, giving love. That wonderful, exhilarating, mental, emotional, psychological and physiological feeling of falling… and being… in L.O.V.E.!

And… then it all disappears.

It happens. We’ve all been there. Probably more (most assuredly more) than once in our lifetimes. No love, heart broken and wondering… WHY?!

Good friend and Cupid’s Hunt founding member, Detrel “Trelly” Howell, (although you may know her better as “SoulMusiqLuva” or “HotButtaSoul” one of the two creative brains and driving forces that created ONUTSS [One Nation Under The Soul Shack]), gives us a glimpse on that opposite side of love…
“When Love Goes Awry, part 1”.
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  1. PROMO: 10th Anniversary CHP – TGrundy
  2. When Love Goes Awry INTRO – Trelly
  3. Set Me Free – Monica Blaire
  4. Either Way – Boney James & Stokley
  5. I Refuse To Be Lonely – Phyllis Hyman
  6. Smile – Chico Debarge
  7. Say Goodbye – Five Star
  8. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? – Al Green
  9. PROMO: It’s Complicated Drop 14 – Sista Suga
  10. If Your Heart Isn’t In It – Atlantic Starr
  11. No Limits – Brian Culbertson ft.Stokley
  12. Sensitive – Ahmed Sirour ft. Cleveland P. Jones
  13. Speechless – Beyonce
  14. Can He Love You Like This? – After 7
  15. Heartbeat – Dazz Band
  16. The Never That You’ll Never Know – Mint Condition
  17. Any Other Night – Chico DeBarge
  18. PROMO: Cupids Hunt-Love Journey – TGrundy
  19. Set Me Free – Leela James
  20. On The Inside – Mary Jane Girls
  21. Runnin’ Out – After 7
  22. Time After Time – Jon B.
  23. After The Pain – Betty Wright
  24. White Line In The Sky – Frank Mccomb

Cupid’s Hunt 2017… RIBS: Roberta-LOVE!, part 2

Part 2 of our look at the timeless music and beautiful vocal styling of Roberta Flack. Listen and enjoy… Roberta-LOVE!, part 2.
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Cupid’s Hunt 2017… RIBS: Roberta-LOVE!, part 1

You don’t hear much about her or her music lately, but no conversation about R&B/Soul ballads back in the 70’s and 80’s can be legitimate or complete without including singer/pianist Roberta Flack. From the beautiful ballads she graced us with as a solo artist to her wonderful collaborations with first Donnie Hathaway and later with Peabo Bryson, hers is what the definition of “timeless music” is all about.

Join us as Cupid’s Hunt and Rhythms In Black Satin explore’s the music of this talented vocalist and musician. Listen and enjoy… Roberta-LOVE!, part 1.
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Cupid’s Hunt 2017… RIBS: “Have A DRAMATICS Valentine”, part 2

More smooth ballads and lush harmonies from The Dramatics. Enjoy and…   “Have A DRAMATICS Valentine”, part 2.
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  1. PROMO: Cupids Hunt Radio Spot (Mike) – Radio95X
  2. I’m In Love – The Dells & The Dramatics
  3. (I Like) Makin’ You So Happy – Dramatics
  4. Highway To Heaven – Dramatics
  5. That Heaven Kind of Feeling – Dramatics
  6. I Dedicate My Life To You – Dramatics
  7. Looks Like Rain – Dramatics
  8. Toast To The Fool – Dramatics
  9. PROMO: Cupid’ s Hunt That’s The Time2 – TGrundy
  10. I Get Carried Away – Dramatics
  11. Cloud Nine – Dramatics
  12. Share Your Love With Me – Dramatics
  13. I Don’t Want to Lose Your Love – Dramatics
  14. Seduction – Dramatics
  15. My Ship Won’t Sail Without You – Dramatics
  16. PROMO: Cupid’s Hunt Love Journey – TGrundy
  17. Beautiful Feeling – Dramatics
  18. You’re The Best Thing In My Life – Dramatics
  19. Hello Love – Dramatics
  20. Spaced Out Over You – Dramatics
  21. Ready 4 Love – Dramatics
  22. That’s My Favorite Song – Dramatics

Cupid’s Hunt 2017… RIBS: “Have A DRAMATICS Valentine”, part 1

The Dramatics (also known for a time as “Ron Banks & the Dramatics”) are one of the groups that made 70’s R&B/Soul music as great as it is remembered to be. You may (or may not) recall them from some of their early hits such as “In The Rain”, “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” “Hey You! Get Off My Mountain” and some others.

The group originally formed in Detroit in 1962 and had limited success. That all changed when their producer , Don Davis, teamed them up with Detroit producer/songwriter Tony Hester to record his song “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get”. The single became  their first major national hit, peaking at number three on the R&B charts. The following year the Dramatics released “In the Rain”, which was also penned by Hester. This single made its way to the number one spot on the R&B charts, maintaining that position for four consecutive weeks.

Like most groups of that era there were numerous lineup changes over the years, however the lush harmonies and smooth ballads they created were a consistent trademark throughout their career. So, let’s give a listen as Cupid’s Hunt and Rhythms In Black Satin invite you to…
“Have A DRAMATICS Valentine”, part 1.
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  1. PROMO: Intro – TGrundy
  2. Be My Girl – Dramatics
  3. (I’m Going By) The Stars In Your Eyes – Dramatics
  4. Thank You For Your Love – Dramatics
  5. Love Is Missing From Our Lives – The  Dells & The Dramatics
  6. PROMO: Let Me Put Love On Your Mind – TGrundy
  7. Ocean of Thoughts and Dreams – Dramatics
  8. Now You Got Me Loving You – Dramatics
  9. Welcome Back Home – Dramatics
  10. Me And Mrs. Jones – Dramatics
  11. Fell For You – Dramatics
  12. I Pray She’ll Never Go Away – Dramatics
  13. Say The Word – Dramatics
  14. PROMO: Cupids Hunt Love Music In All The Right Places – Angel Turner
  15. Do What You Want To Do – Dramatics
  16. Yo’ Love (Can Only Bring Me Happiness) – Dramatics
  17. Love Is Here – Dramatics
  18. Come On And Stay – Dramatics
  19. Fall In Love, Lady Love – Dramatics

Cupid’s Hunt 2017… RIBS: “We Remember Al Jarreau” part 2

Additional goodies from our tribute. Please join us once again as…
“We Remember Al Jarreau”, part 2
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  1. INTRO: Another Edition-CH-10th-Anniversary – TGrundy
  2. Moonlighting (Theme) – Al Jarreau
  3. Morning – George Benson & Al Jarreau
  4. Mornin’ – Al Jarreau
  5. We’re In This Love Together – Al Jarreau
  6. PROMO: 10th Anniversary CHP – TGrundy
  7. Fallin’ – Al Jarreau
  8. Our Love – Al Jarreau
  9. Brite ‘n’ Sunny Babe – Al Jarreau
  10. Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong – Al Jarreau & Randy Crawford
  11. PROMO: Cupid’s Hunt Love Makes The World  Go ‘Round – Angel Turner
  12. Breakin’ Away – Al Jarreau
  13. After All – Al Jarreau
  14. (If I Could Only) Change Your Mind – Al Jarreau
  15. Your Sweet Love – Al Jarreau
  16. I Will Be Here For You – Al Jarreau
  17. Let Me Love You – Al Jarreau
  18. Heart’s Horizon – Al Jarreau
  19. So Good – Al Jarreau
  20. Heaven And Earth – Al Jarreau
  21. More Love – Al Jarreau
  22. Just To Be Loved – Al Jarreau
  23. One Way – Al Jarreau

Cupid’s Hunt 2017… RIBS: “We Remember Al Jarreau” part 1

Alwin Lopez “Al” Jarreau. Or just “Jarreau” as many of his fans often referred to him. We lost Al (too soon, too soon) on February 12, 2017 at the age of 76. An outstanding person by all accounts and one of the most unique vocalists that my ears have ever heard, he will be sorely missed. Now, I could spend several paragraphs and many, many, many words talking about how great his music is, what a joy it was to see him in concert etc., etc. but if you are Jarreau fan, you already know. If you are not a fan yet, then maybe this mix (or Part 2 soon to follow) will entice you to join the club.

So, for this 10th Anniversary of Cupid’s Hunt, Rhythms In Black Satin temporarily pushed aside all the other projects being planned for its annual Valentine’s Day event, so we could present to you a remembrance of the wonderful music this great talent left behind. Turn the lights down low and get comfortable as “We Remember Al Jarreau”
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  1. CH10 Jarreau Intro – TGrundy
  2. Jarreau – Brenda Russell
  3. Your Song – Al Jarreau
  4. We Got By – Al Jarreau
  5. No Rhyme, No Reason – Al Jarreau ft. Kelly Price
  6. Susan’s Song – Al Jarreau
  7. Save Your Love For Me – Al Jarreau
  8. Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay – Al Jarreau
  9. Glow – Al Jarreau
  10. Teach Me Tonight – Al Jarreau
  11.  Since I Fell For You – Al Jarreau
  12. All – Al Jarreau
  13. PROMO: Cupid’s Hunt… Got Love? – Angel Turner
  14. Sweet Baby – Al Jarreau ft. Lalah Hathaway
  15. Breezin’ – George Benson & Al Jarreau
  16. Bring Me Joy –  Al Jarreau  ft. George Duke and Boney James
  17. My Old Friend – Al Jarreau ft. Gerald Albright
  18. I Still Dream – Boney James ft. Al Jarreau
  19. Your Precious Love – Al Jarreau & Randy Crawford