Monday, November 23, 2009

Music Monday



From time to time I am going to do a Music Monday.  The idea and "logo" comes from Steven @ No excuse, No Explanation and being a big music fan I thought I would share some of my favorite music once in awhile. 

If anyone looked at my ipod playlist they would notice something glaringly missing. Woman singers. I have some Amy Winehouse and a Duffy cd. I enjoy them but more often than not I skip them, it all depends on my mood.




One I have recently rediscovered is Dana Owens. You may know her better as Queen Latifa. I know nothing of her rap library but I do have The Dana Owens Album. I had seen her on some talk show and couldn't believe how beautiful she sang. The album consists of covers with a "standards" sound. She has a big voice and pulls them off very well.

The playlist consists of

Baby Get Lost
California Dreamin'
Close Your Eyes
Hard Times
I Put a Spell on You
If I Had You
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Simply Beautiful


I didn't recognize any strictly by the title but once she sang them it was an "oh yeah" each time. Even the songs I didn't know, I liked. I also have a couple of her songs from the soundtrack Hairspray



Tomorrow Justifiable Homicide Tuesday my surprise you. My subject that is.

22 comments :

Missy said...

Love the Amy!

Christiejolu said...

Cool. I had no idea Queen Latifa did anything but rap. I will have to check her out.

I too love Amy and Duffy. I just recently saw Rachael Yamagata in concert. Waht an amazing talent she is. You should check her out!

blueviolet said...

I never knew her real name! She has a superbly beautiful voice!

MiMi said...

I love her, she is SO pretty. :)
My iPod looks bipolar if you were to look at the playlist...

adrienzgirl said...

Queen Latifah does have a powerful beautiful voice. Lots of people don't know that! She is one beautiful talented lady!

Tamela said...

I had no idea she had an album out!

The Blabbers said...

That is so funny... I had no idea what her real name was! I remember being pleasantly surprised when I heard her sing in Chicago - she has a good voice!
~Christine

Joanne said...

Queen Latifah is my favourite beauty - so genuine. I will have to check out her music, I only saw her perform in Chicago and adored her - just don't care for rap so ignored her other music. Thanks for sharing.

A Mom on Spin said...

Funny. I like female artists best.

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Thanks for the music!

Cathy said...

I will have to check that album out(and by that I mean download the songs). I think she has a beautiful voice and persona. Thanks for the music tip!

Melissa B. said...

Queen Latifah is AWESOME. I like her voice, I like her voluptuous figure, I like her style, I LOVE her turn as the warden in the movie "Chicago."

otin said...

Wow! She is looking great! I hope that I am not the subject of your homicide.

plainolebob said...

VL,
I was really surprised as well, you are too cool.
Thank-you for sharing the misic.
BIG HUGS

Brian Miller said...

nice. thanks for the tunes!

Alice in Wonderland said...

WOW! What a great idea!
Sorry that I can't get around to writing on every post because of this rotten weather and the power-cuts that we have been getting lately, but hopefully things will get back to normal soon!

BeautifulWreck said...

I love the Queen and the Dana Owens Album is a favorite. It is on my mp3 player and one I play often. She has a beautiful voice.

Kristen said...

Wow. She has a great voice. So Dana Owens? I had no idea.

Tami G said...

Ok - I love love love music and had no idea she did anything but rap either. She has a REALLY pretty voice.
LOVE music - thanks for the post!

Tami G

THeta Mom said...

I love the Queen! And did you know she comes from NJ? She has a beautiful voice!

Amethyst Moon said...

Thanks for the album tip! I love Queen Latifah, and love standards, so I'll be checking out the album!

Sara said...

Queen Latifah is my favorite Cover Girl spokesperson!

(I know that's not really the point of this post, but I couldn't contain myself.)