Wednesday, March 30, 2011

MUSIC! - Anita Baker Tribute: Dionne Farris and Goapele

I know this is a random thing I'm doin' but I must finish what I started. I wanted to write a complete review on the Anita Baker Tribute at the Soul Train awards, and I will. Yes, it has been WEEKS since I've given some love to my blog, been dealin' with stuff, no worries, I'm okay...anyway, I'm back now, and I want to complete my self-task - writing about the Anita Tribute.


Goapele was a nice start to the song "Same Ole Song" with her beautiful happy smiling self. She made the song shine. I loved her colorful dress too! Also, I have to give mad props to the braided hair. Rockin' a beautiful ethnic look for Anita. As you already know or might have figured out, I loved this tribute from beginning to end ("365 days of the year..." lol, couldn't resist), Goapele and Dionne was a nice finishing touch to the whole thing to remember.

Now, Goapele was cool and all, but I HAVE TO SAY...

DIONNE FARRIS  - she ROCKS! Ya know, I still have her 90's single "I Know", sitting on my CD shelf. This woman has some PIPES on her. I've always been a fan of soulful ability to make me feel what she is singing. The song "Hopeless" is icing on a cake. This makes her rightful choice to take part in singing a tribute song to Anita. She sang the finale part of "Same Ole Love", and she blew it out the water!I couldn't find the actual video contain only the footage of Dionne and Goapele's performance, BUT I found some exclusive footage from video blog about Dionne's musical journey up until the moment. I enjoyed it very's something I would do myself. Video tape every waking step of the privilege opportunity.


Now, pheeeew! I am finally DONE with the Anita Tribute! On to writing about other exciting things in my life that I enjoy and admire. Thanks for bearing with me. I will try not to drag on about something like that ever again. I won't promise. I never make a promise I can't keep.


Dee O. said...

Amazing!!! Goapele & Dionne Farris are both so amazing (I love Closer to my dreams by Goapele & Hopeless by Dionne Farris)! You always have such great music on here :)


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