Does Language Matter?

This afternoon, I was listening to Cassandra Wilson‘s “Waters of March,” which is an English cover of Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina‘s  Portuguese duet “Águas De Março.” I thought Ms. Wilson’s rendition had a nice jazzy flow to it, but I am usually partial to original works, and am very critical of most covers. That’s…

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The Listening Suite – Thanksgiving 2013 Edition

Welcome to the Thanksgiving 2013 Edition of The Listening Suite. Click below to hear the podcast: The Listening Suite – Thanksgiving 2013 Edition by Calandra Branch on Mixcloud Here’s tonight’s playlist: Slipping Jigsaws – Baby Mammoth Mr. Quicke Cuts the Cheese – DJ Food After – dZihan & Karmen Invocation – The Dining Rooms Sand – Max Melvin Not Again…

The Listening Suite: The Soul Edition

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Listening Suite! This episode explores three genres: (Classic) Soul, Neo Soul and Future Soul. Special thanks to Karen Parker, Doug Ramsay, Ray Garraud and Jua Howard for their continued encouragement and support of the Liner Notes Lounge and the Listening Suite! Here’s the playlist: Soulfinger – The Bar-Kays…