Category Archives: Tuesday Tunesation

Retro Motown style of Mayer Hawthorne #TuesdayTunesation

Good morning Kittens and Dawgs! Starting now and until further notice, I’m gonna pulled together multiple daily posts into a single post. I am preparing for April’s A-Z Challenge right now and then next month I’ll be busy with the month long hop.  Anywho, I’m delighted you stopped in to listen to this morning’s featured artist.

Last week’s Ink Interrupted Coffee Chat got postponed. Les experienced a  blog shut issues. That prompt is today’s topic but mine went live last week after I learned of her problems and if you missed it then you can read my response, here.

This morning’s singer (new-to-me) is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, audio engineer, producer, multi-instrumentalist. He sounds a bit like a one-man band, doesn’t he? 🙂

Crank up the volume and get ready to dance to this 65-song playlist of the new retro Motown style of Mayer Hawthorne!

 

 

 
 

What did you think of this morning’s mewsical guest?

 

That’s a wrap for now. I’m hopping over to Stacy’s for Random Tuesday Thoughts and I hope you’ll join me at midnight for a Double Feature post with not-so Wordless Wednesday & BoTB! 😉

Have a tunesational day!

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Robyn #TT

Good morning Kittens and Dawgs!  Thanks to fellow blog pal, Mr. Shady, I have a new talent for ya.  This morning’s featured artist is a singer/songwriter from Sweden who rose to fame in the mid-90s with her debut album spawning two hits charting on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 List with “Do You Know” and “Show Me” (listed below).  Please allow me to share the mewsical talent of Robyn!

 

 

In 2010, Robyn got her first Sweden #1 hit and 4th top 10 hit in the UK and US with “Dancing On My Own”!

 

From her Body Talk album, this electropop hit she portrays a woman asking her partner to break up with an old girlfriend while offering suggestions on how to do it gently.

 

This song positioned number one the US Hot Dance Club chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2012 for Best Dance Recording.

The last song spotlight is from Robyn’s 2014 mini-album (available on iTunes) and title cover song, “Do It Again” which peaked  #1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, #2 on the Belgium weekly single chart, Ultratip, and #3 UK Independents Single Chart.

 

Thanks for making me a part of your morning and I hope you’ll share the mews of my new weekly meme with your lovelies with the below tweet or through other social media shares.

Have a tunesational day and stick around for my following post Movie Review & Giveaway: 1 NIGHT (ends 03.07.2017) & Who Do You Trust? coffee chat prompt!

 

Barry White on #TuesdayTunesation!

Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs!  You’ve made this Cathy happy with your visit.  For several months I wanted to spotlight today’s artist. Born Barry Eugene Carter September 12, 1944, this singer/songwriter, composer is a three-time Grammy Award recipient and well-known for his romantic baritone vocals.  I give you, Barry White!

White’s two biggest hits were You’re My First, My Last, My Everything (which I don’t remember) and “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe” (I do remember).

 

But, the song I remember him best from his 1973 #1 Billboard Pop Charts’ hit!

 

“Love’s Theme” appeared on his first album, Rhapsody in White, under Love Unlimited Orchestra.


I sorta lost touch with Barry White after the 70s but in the late 80s he released, The Man is Back, that produced three Top 40 singles on the Billboard R&B chart. “Super Lover” landed on #34,  “I Wanna Do It Good to Ya” hit #26, and “When Will I See You Again” took #32.

 

With the involvement in Quincy Jones production of The Secret Garden allowed White to ride a new wave of popularity after which he launched several albums returning him to spotlight in 1991 with Put Me in Your Mix at #8 on Billboard R&B Album chart and the song by the same name hit #2 on Billboard R&B Singles chart.

 

1994 was a good year for White with the release of Icon of Love that went to #1 on the Billboard R&B Album charts and from this album, the first song, “Practice What You Preach” hit #1 on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart which was a first for him in 20 years.

 

White’s album was nominated for a Grammy in the Best R&B Album category. However, he lost to TLC’s CrazySexyCool.

In 1996, Barry White teamed up with Tina Turner to produce, “In Your Wildest Dreams”.

 

Staying Power (1999) was White’s last album which produced his final hit single with the song by the same name at #45 on the Billboard R&B Charts but it also landed him two Grammy Awards: The Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and The Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.

 

Barry White was a big man. Unfortunately, his obesity contributed to problems with high blood pressure and diabetes.  In May 2003 while on dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant, Barry had a massive stroke forcing him out of the limelight, then two months later on July 4th, White died.

Barry’s career was mega size on a worldwide level with 106 gold albums (41 of these reached platinum), 20 gold and 10 platinum singles and sales of more than 100M dollars. He’s regarded as an all-time world’s best-selling artist. His career inspiration comes from Motown greats – The Supremes, The Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye plus some southern influence from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and the King of Rockin’ Roll, Elvis Presley.

 

Thanks for making me a part of your morning and I hope you’ll share the mews of my new weekly meme with your lovelies with the below tweet or through other social media shares.

 

 

Want more romantic mewsic? Visit my Smoother Than Chocolate Love Mewsic post from yesterday and if you stick around a bit you can catch my random Valentine’s Day post on Cathy Chats! 😽

Have a tunesational day!

 

 

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McFly

Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs,  today I’m introducing to you a new mewsic meme to replace (short-term/long-term I haven’t decided yet) my Saturday Songsuasion post with Tuesday Tunesation!  This morning’s featured artist crossed my path on the 4M dance floor when retro-mewsic maniac Steve shared the new-to-me band, English rock band, McFly!

5 Colours in Her Hair surf/pop rock sound of McFly’s début single charted #1 on the UK Singles Chart April 2004.  It’s a fun little ditty!

The next song was their second chart single in 2004.

 

 

From the Wonderland album, this single reached #1 in March 2005.

 

In 2007, the band released All The Greatest Hits and the first single from this album reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart.

 

The 5th album produced, Party Girl, release 2010 and the second single penned with Taio Cruz reached #3 on the UK Charts

 

McFly played four shows in America in 2012 – two in Los Angeles and two in New York. These were an all sell out events and they premiered this new song title.

 

Their next song came from their committed 18 date tour in 2013 to promote their Memory Lane: The Best of McFly album and this is how the next song was introduced to the public.

 

 

Did you catch my earlier post, Simple hand-drawn Valentine Cards & other V-Day Ideas? If not, I invite you to check it out. Thank you for being a part of Tuesday Tunesation and I hope you’ll join me next week.  Don’t forget to join my mid-week photo meme at midnight not-so Wordless Wednesday!

Have a tunesational day!

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