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Lalah Hathaway's fanclub posts my Video Content on her Tumblr. I feel special for no general reason. Check it out:

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June 3, 2011 at 6:06 am

Since the Rapture is coming, I will prepare (celebrate?) with the appropriate musics.

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Mary Mary is always appropriate.

Throw in some Kanye West for good measure:

….and Blondie by default. Shoutout to VH1Soul an’em.

Gotta get some Sam Cooke in…


[haiku url=”http://musicnerdery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/08-Nearer-to-Thee.mp3″ title=”Nearer To Thee – Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers”]
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Mahalia Jackson too.
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And its not the Rapture without Anita Baker singing about being caught up in it.

[haiku url=”http://musicnerdery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/11-WE-SHALL-OVERCOME.mp3″ title=”Anita Baker – Caught Up In The Rapture”]
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I havent figured out how to center Haiku Player yet, but just tell me if it works for now.
Enjoy your raptures.

Written by E

May 21, 2011 at 9:02 am

This is the Chapter 8 | "I Just Wanna Be Your Girl" (Anita Baker's First Appearances) Appreciation Post.

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Man. You dont know how much I love this song.

When it plays, I’m overwhelmed by the vivid memories of waking up early sunday mornings… that soft yellow morning light breaking through the shades in my room, the sounds and smells of a focused Mom in the kitchen handling pancakes, turkey sausages cooking, the vinyl player already active and alive with Chapter 8 on the stereo speakers. Along with being a certified Soul Music Classic, theres a certain comforting feeling I associate with this song that expands far outside of its lyrical topic (which just happens to be beautiful, by the way).

Soul, Funk and Disco influenced, Chapter 8 was Anita’s first band and foray into the music industry back in 1979. Unfortunately, some moron at Ariola Records (which was their label at the time), dropped the band after one album, citing that the times and music had changed, and that Anita Baker could not sing (slap them). The label eventually folded. Funny though… Anita eventually rebounded with a new label and her first Solo Record, the legendary “Songstress.” I love how she won in the long run. With all the issues behind the Chapter 8 album, it made physical copies of the record, especially in vinyl (we got that though), very hard to find. Until I got incredibly lucky one day at amoeba. Thank you, Music Jebus.

If you’re interested in some classic soul | old school love music… or if you just need some good Sunday Morning Music (trust me), go ahead and listen to Chapter 8 | Anita Baker – I Just Want To Be Your Girl.
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Later kids.

Written by E

May 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

The amazing @AdrienneWrites sits down with @IamAnitaBaker for a quick catch-up on The New Album.

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This is a really great short feature you should check out right quick. Ms. Adrienne had a chance to sit with Anita Baker and get some great basic info on what shes been up to, the new album and its features, and much more.

I’ll just go ahead and post up the photo, you can have all the fun. Thanks, For Anita Baker Fans.

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April 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Anita Baker and Lalah Hathaway Surprise Appearance with Rachelle Ferrell @ The Catalina Jazz Club. Video Clips and Photos:

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Music Nerdery gets the Anita Baker TweetSeal of Approval. It's the Greatest Day of All Time.

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May this woman never ever ever EVER UNFOLLOW ME AMEN

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There is so much in my life that I am so grateful for, and I praise Read the rest of this entry »

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March 31, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I didn't go anywhere. This is what had happened:

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It'll be over/I'll be back soon.

*Reformatting the site with Chris Edwards is almost done. A bit longer than we’d all like, but it’s getting done.

*Kaki is on tour, caught the bufu bird which then caught AIDS, which then caught Cancer; broke her arm. AKA: Work.

*Been focusing on reading more and my writing for Potholes. I’ve got a review on Strong Arm Steady over there right now. That one is okay, but my thoughts on Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers are due this weekend. Those are better. You can head over there for more.

*My computer caught its first death virus the 1 week I let my AVG lapse. So I gotta handle that. Obviously.

*Helping LaToiya Williams plan out her Social Media platform for a possible new album. Thatll be fun.

*I just… needed to not write for a minute. Give my brain some time to think about how I wanna phrase things. And check my diction. If I had any. Sometimes you just don’t feel like writing, dammit.

*That doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking, hearing and obsessing about my music though. My friends are touring with Katy Perry, Anita Baker is talking about new albums on twitter, new jobs keep popping up, and I’ve got tons of news and interviews to post and things to discuss.

I’ll be back at it soon guys. Just hold on for me.
I’m worth the wait.

-E

I didn’t go anywhere. This is what had happened:

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It'll be over/I'll be back soon.

*Reformatting the site with Chris Edwards is almost done. A bit longer than we’d all like, but it’s getting done.

*Kaki is on tour, caught the bufu bird which then caught AIDS, which then caught Cancer;  broke her arm. AKA: Work.

*Been focusing on reading more and my writing for Potholes. I’ve got a review on Strong Arm Steady over there right now. That one is okay, but my thoughts on Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers are due this weekend. Those are better. You can head over there for more.

*My computer caught its first death virus the 1 week I let my AVG lapse. So I gotta handle that. Obviously.

*Helping LaToiya Williams plan out her Social Media platform for a possible new album. Thatll be fun.

*I just… needed to not write for a minute. Give my brain some time to think about how I wanna phrase things. And check my diction. If I had any. Sometimes you just don’t feel like writing, dammit.

*That doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking, hearing and obsessing about my music though. My friends are touring with Katy Perry, Anita Baker is talking about new albums on twitter, new jobs keep popping up, and I’ve got tons of news and interviews to post and things to discuss.

I’ll be back at it soon guys. Just hold on for me.
I’m worth the wait.

-E

Chaka Khan and I have an awesome moment in time. Anita Baker follows me on Twitter. Life is Suddenly Complete.

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(If the picture is too small for you… and I’m sure it is… just click here.)

Because things like this matter to me.

So not only do I have a beautiful moment in time with Chaka Khan earlier this week (that will be a potholes blog shortly), I achieve the Social Media Nerd’s dream by actually having the Legendary Anita Baker follow me. WTF? Chaka Khan? Anita Baker follow? How in the entire hell did you get her to do this, you ask?  Well, other than using twitter CORRECTLY, I ended up having to explain why some people are twitter stupid and get mad when celebrities don’t follow back (and several other things). I just didn’t want her to be thrown off by internet idiots, you know. In a hilarious twist of fate that completely surprised the holy music Jebus out of me, Ms. Baker then promptly followed my account.

I then did the total anti-thesis of what you’re supposta do as a Twitter Pro and Social Media Director and secretly had a music nerd spazzout. I somewhat recovered, then hit screen shot; thus preserving proof of this epic moment in Music Nerd, Anita Baker loving history. If she ever unfollows me, its TOTALLY okay. I understand. I tweet heavy. Its okay. But for now, I am in an ELITE LIST of motherfu*kers (I’m sitting right next to Esperanza Spalding for the LOVE OF MUSIC JEBUS; that MIGHT require a screenshot within itself), and I will bask in EVERY SECOND of the glory for the meantime. No, I am not ashamed to occasionally release my inner fanboy.

I am a full-out twitter nerd, kids. If you haven’t noticed. I keep a thorough list of followers. Really. Part of it is having an old 2007/2008 account, part of it is just people I know. So I try to keep some kinda  But I gotta admit… pressures on with Anita following me now. @KakiKing complains about me overtweeting and swearing my ass off at times and I totally ignore her. Ms. Baker starts to following me, and I find myself editing my swears and making sure what I have to say is relevant. Thats power. LOL. This, by default, will make me a better tweeter. Should be awesome.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go celebrate this Epic Nerd Victory by immediately putting my entire physical catalog of Anita Baker into rotation. Even the Vinyls. And A bottle of my Bert Simon Riesling. And finish this Roots Grammy Jam Review | Awesome Chaka Khan Moments in Time for you to review pretty soon.

Later people.

Written by E

February 17, 2011 at 12:01 am

Its the “Praise Jebus; Anita Baker is on Twitter” Appreciation and Music Post.

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The Greatest of All Time.

If you don’t know, just act like you do. Or I wont like you too much.

Why You Should Care:

She is Legend. A gift from God. One of the most powerful Altos I’ve had the honor of hearing Live. Her voice can literally. LITERALLY. Fill an ENTIRE amphitheater with a resonance that even her own microphone and speakers cant handle. Its proof that Music Jebus exists.  I’ve SEENT THE GLORY. PRAISE HER NAME.

And then, I mean, along with the 8 Grammys, 9 American Music Awards (give or take), 2 Gold Albums (last one in 2005), 4 Platinum albums… there’s the fact that this woman’s voice is probably one of the main reasons why I adore music the way I do. Waking up every other morning to the sound of this womans voice isn’t a bad way to grow up. Great way to tune your Perfect Pitch too.

With songs like “Angel” (Wedding Song Material), “You’re the Best Thing Yet,” Giving  You the Best That I Got, The Epically Truthiness Filled (Dont Believe In) “Fairy Tales,” and the old school jammyjam, “Do You Believe In Me?” all you have to do is basically shut up and listen. Then watch her sit down with Snoop Dogg for a quick interview and information on plans for a new album. Then go see her live. Then let her change your life.

And now… to add to all the glory… Anita Baker looks like she’s finally made to twitter. While it’s not verified (They aren’t verifying accounts until after the permanent switch to New Twitter, supposedly), It looks genuine and is verified by her website. So for now, I’m going with it.

Oh my God, I love this woman like she’s my Momma. *smh*

Enjoy The Links, and have a good one.

 

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Peace to the Anita Baker Fan Fourm for finding and reaching out to me. You guys are awesome. For all things Anita Baker, Click on that link. 🙂