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Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 90

Burning Spear – “Slavery days” Burning Spear was the very first Soothing the Beast BFP Jamiol Music Pick. After 89 weeks, I thought it might be nice to revisit his music. Tonight’s piece is Slavery Days by once again… Burning Spear. The sound quality on this clip seems a lot better than most so crank […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 89

Playing for Change- “Higher Ground” This week’s Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music pick is Higher Ground by Playing for Change. A multimedia movement, Playing for Change was created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The project was started in 2004 by Mark Johnson and Enzo Buono. Using mobile recording equipment, […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 88

BeBe & CeCe Winans – “I’ll Take You There” Last week it was all about soul on the Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick with Aretha doin’ her thing. This week we segue into a little gospel with brother/sister Gospel duo BeBe and CeCe Winans performing their version of the Staple Singers’ 1972 hit song […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 87

Aretha Franklin – “I Say a Little Prayer” I went over the list of music we’ve listened to on the Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick over the past 86 weeks and noticed one glaring omission and tonight we rectify that by featuring the legendary High Priestess of Soul Aretha Franklin singing I Say a […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 86

Robben Ford & The Blue Line – “You Cut Me To The Bone” This week’s Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick features American blues, jazz and rock guitarist Robben Ford & The Blue Line performing You Cut Me to the Bone. Ford is one of the premier electric guitarists today, known for his blues playing […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 85

Soft Lipa- “Winter Sweet” This will be the second appearance of Taiwanese underground rapper Soft Lipa on the BFP/Jamiol Soothing the Beast Music Pick. This time around the song is Winter Sweet. I love this Hip Hop with jazz undertones and there is nothing better to “sooth the beast” than the low-key beats of this […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 84

Al Green – “Love & Happiness” Tonight’s Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick is all about soul with one of the great soul singers Al Green (now known as the Reverend Al Green) singing his 1972 hit Love and Happiness. Green co-wrote the song with Teenie Hodges. It has been covered by Etta James, Al […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 83

Richie Havens – “Freedom” Freedom. Havens was the opening act at the 1969 Woodstock concert and his performance of Freedom was one of the highlights of the event. He passed away this year and his family went back and scattered his ashes across the Woodstock site. So tonight, kick back and listen to a true […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 82

Big Mama Thornton- “Born Under A Bad Sign” This week’s Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick is all about the blues with American blues artist Big Mama Thornton performing Born Under Bad Sign. The lyrics to “Born Under a Bad Sign” were written by Stax Records rhythm and blues singer William Bell, with music by […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 81

Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark There’s a lot to be said about this week’s Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol pick but I’ll be succinct…Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark. Enjoy…DJPJ

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 80

Shakira – “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” This week the Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol music pick is less soothing and more upbeat with Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira on stage in Paris performing “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”. The song was released on May 7, 2010 as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World […]

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Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 79

Righteous Brothers – “You’ve Lost That Lovin Feelin” It’s back to 1965 for this week’s Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick with the Righteous Brothers (Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield) performing You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’. The song was written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector and Cynthia Weil. Medley and Hatfield’s soulful duo on the […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 78

Mike & the Mechanics – “The Living Years” This week the Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick features Mike & the Mechanics performing In the Living Years. This ballad is about a son’s regret over unresolved conflict with his now-deceased dad. This song brings back memories of my dad and the conflicts I had growing […]