Wendy Jane’s Weekend Sounds: Two Songs By Aloe Blacc (and an aside with Bruno Mars)

6 Apr

aloeblacc-vfno-rome-livincool.com-5-of-8I just bought Aloe Blacc’s new CD, Lift Your Spirit, and there are so many good songs it was hard to select just one, so for now I’m posting two.  Aloe’s collection of sounds range from Motown to R&B to inspirational anthems, every one of them worth a listen.

My first selection Can You Do This? is a super-fun retro dance tune in which Aloe has his eye on a gal he might like but first he wants to know if she can dance.

I love the song on it’s own, but I couldn’t help but think of how when  watching the most recent Billboard Music Awards, Bruno Mars came on and sang Treasure, and I said to myself, “my next man has got to be someone who I can dance with–he has to be able to do this–the Bruno Mars move my eye happened to catch at the moment I had that thought.

I’m not sure if I will honestly make my next potential mate pass the Bruno Mars Treasure dance test–do you think I should?

Here’s Aloe Blacc with his song test, Can You Do This?


Whoa!  I just found something out.  I’ve been listening to this next tune while driving and really like its groove, but then I watched the video, and was blown away by its message.  I don’t want to give it away, but it relates directly to my recent blog post, I Should Tell You About Everett Company, Stage & School’s The Freedom Project (Instead Of My MJ Magazine.)

Aloe Blacc says Love Is The Answer.  I say I can’t love Aloe Blacc enough.

(VEVO disabled the embed function for this video, but please click on the link below.  You won’t be sorry you did.)




SOURCE:  www.youtube.com, Bruno Mars, Treasure, Billboard Music Awards, posted by TheRegD

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2 Responses to “Wendy Jane’s Weekend Sounds: Two Songs By Aloe Blacc (and an aside with Bruno Mars)”

  1. Sherry Gordon April 6, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Dear Wendy,
    Hi, there, Wendy! What wonderful videos you put on your blog website! I had the great joy of seeing Aloe Blacc perform on the Live! With Kelly And Michael show recently on TV! What a great talent! He is right-love is really the answer! I love all of the great videos which you mentioned! I vote that your next man must indeed pass The Bruno Mars Treasure Dance Test! What a superb video that was as well! Every video shows just how fantastic they are as talented singers, musicians, and dancers!
    I just love your love of Michael Jackson and of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! I appreciate you so, so much as the lesbian black woman who I am! I think your ardent love of black people and black culture is really wonderful!!!!!! I thank-you, Wendy, you are a true sister! You please have a very nice, special, and a very blessed Sunday!
    Very Sincerely Always,
    Sherry Gordon

    • Wendy Jane April 6, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

      Hello Sherry,

      Thanks so much for taking the time again to visit and comment on today’s music post. I agree-what talents! And, perhaps you can be one of the judges for the dance test:)

      I really appreciate your support of what I’m doing here, and am honored to be called a true sister!

      I hope you’ve enjoyed your Sunday, too, Sherry.

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