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Never Knew Love Like This Before - Stephanie Mills

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Never Knew Love Like This Before - Stephanie Mills

Another great soul filled track, that fits perfectly on this playlist. "Never Knew Love Like This Before" by Stephanie Mills was released in 1980, off the heels of the disco era. Still consisting of those familiar disco-pop feels built around twinkly electric piano and a sharp, syncopated guitar, this song hold an everlasting feel good quality…




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 Everybody Loves the Sunshine - Roy Ayers

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Everybody Loves the Sunshine - Roy Ayers

Gearing up for the summertime, I couldn't think of a more warming track than Roy Ayers, Everybody Loves the Sunshine. Another classic soulful jazz record from the 70s that gives you summertime feels no matter the season…




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It’s the Same Old Song – The Four Tops

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It’s the Same Old Song – The Four Tops

This playlist could not truly live up to its title without a Motown track. For me the sound of Motown is truly the music of my soul, because it was my true introduction to music. Before I came into this world my father constantly kept Motown records playing, as this was the soundtrack to his childhood; so naturally it became the soundtrack to mine…

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Feel Like Making Love - Roberta Flack

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Feel Like Making Love - Roberta Flack

Ahhhh, what better track to kick off the month of April? An ode to the essence of love and the celebration of new beginnings. Feel Like Makin’ Love released in 1974, is one of the songs that instantly puts you in a delightful mood. The moment it begins you are greeted by soft strings and Roberta’s angelic vocals…

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Come Share My Love – Miki Howard

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Come Share My Love – Miki Howard

Because it’s Women’s Month, I want to continue to spotlight women artists whose music continues to warm my soul and feel will be a great addition to your music library! It’s honestly, not enough days in this month to highlight everyone, so I will be highlighting some tracks that I believe don’t get enough credit for their contributions…

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Love Me in a Special Way - Tamia

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Love Me in a Special Way - Tamia

Sometimes all you need is a piano and AMAZING vocals! And Tamia doesn’t deliver nothing but amazement on this cover version of DeBarge’s 1983 single “Love Me in a Special Way.” Let’s be clear, any cover of a DeBarge song is no easy task if you truly understand the depth of family talent held between the siblings;…

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Latch – Disclosure featuring Sam Smith

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Latch – Disclosure featuring Sam Smith

A classic deep house/EDM track by English electronic duo Disclosure (brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence) featuring vocals from English singer Sam Smith. Considered a sleeper hit, “Latch” is one of those tunes that I fell in love the first time I heard it, so why not pick this one for Valentines day…

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Never Stop - The Brand New Heavies

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Never Stop - The Brand New Heavies

First post of 2019 and I wanted to start the year off with a classic feel good record. “Never Stop” by the Brand New Heavies is a groovy track released in 1991. And when I say groovy, there isn’t a better word to describe the rhythm section of this track…

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Happy Feelin’s – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

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Happy Feelin’s – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

The feeling when you experience listening to this playlist, “Happy Feelin’s”.  But seriously, the “Warm the Soul” playlist is to evoke positive sentiments while listening and this Maze classic encompasses those exact emotions, again it’s a perfect fit…

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Never Too Much - Luther Vandross

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Never Too Much - Luther Vandross

A classic tune by the late Luther Vandross, “Never Too Much” is a feel good record that combines the elements of soul, funk, disco, and jazz influences. Written, composed, and produced by Luther Vandross, the song was released in 1981 on Vandross’s debut album Never Too Much

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Strawberry Letter 23 - The Brothers Johnson

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Strawberry Letter 23 - The Brothers Johnson

Intros to songs always announce a certain energy that the track will bring. It’s one of the first characteristics I connect with when I first hear a track.  Sometimes it just takes those first 10 seconds that let me know the journey a song will take me. And that’s why tracks with memorable intros land on this playlist…

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A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay

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A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay

One of the great opportunities to curating this playlist, is selecting songs from any genre and/or decade that echoes the warmth of the soul. One of the best feelings in the world is to gaze into the night sky and feel one with the universe, and a song that perfectly embodies that feeling is Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars.”…

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All That I Can Say - Mary J. Blige

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All That I Can Say - Mary J. Blige

Keeping the theme of soft string openings, this week’s track is coming from the Ms. Mary J. Blige. Curating hip-hop soul over the last 26 years, Mary J. Blige is credited for merging hip hop and R&B music, coining her the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul”.  The track “All That I Can Say”, was released in 1999 off Mary J. Blige’s fourth studio album, “Mary”…

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Summertime Magic - Childish Gambino

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Summertime Magic - Childish Gambino

Nothing like an ode to the summer than this gem. If I was to pick a 2018 summer track, this one would hit the mark. Why? Simply, the rhythms. This mellow R&B track sums up that summertime feeling, opening with steel drums that immediately take you to paradise. A place of joy!…

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Free - Deniece Williams

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Free - Deniece Williams

A jazz-kissed ballad penned by Williams and produced by the late great Maurice White of Earth, Wind, and Fire. Another 70s classic, that perfectly fits into this playlist with it’s angelic melodies…

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All I Do - Kirk Whalum

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All I Do - Kirk Whalum

A favorite remake of mine. Originally recorded by Tammi Terrell in 1966, but most notably known by Stevie Wonder, on his 1980’s classic album “Hotter than July.” This performance of “All I Do” was recorded by Kirk Whalum on his 1998 album “For You.”…

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It’s Love - Jill Scott

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It’s Love - Jill Scott

Have you ever found yourself connecting to a song and begun noticing other souls around you connecting to the song? You realize in that moment, everyone around you is vibrating off that same energy? Amazing, right?…

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