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EP33: Fredara Hadley on Anita Baker's "Compositions" (1990)

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Heat Rocks
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Fredara Hadley

The album: Anita Baker: Compositions (1990)

Ethnomusicologist Fredara Hadley had been on our wish list for a while and as luck would have it, she came to Los Angeles earlier this spring and things lined up nicely. For our episode, Fredara wanted to get into the queen of the quiet storm from the 1980s and early ‘90s: Anita Baker and her platinum-selling 1990 album, Compositions. During our conversation, we got into the nuances of Baker’s voice and how she compelled your full attention, how she fit (or didn’t) with the sound of R&B in the early ‘90s and how, as successful as she was, she could have thrived even better in an era where jazz and R&B overlap is better embraced.

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Show Tracklisting (all songs from Compositions unless indicated otherwise):

  • “Talk To Me”
  • Anita Baker: Rapture “Sweet Love”
  • “Fairy Tales”
  • Peabo Bryson: Crosswinds “Crosswinds”
  • “More Thank You Know”
  • Mariah Carey: Mariah Carey “Vision of Love”
  • Lisa Stansfeild: Been Around The World “Been Around The World”
  • En Vogue:Born To Sing “Hold On To Your Love”
  • “Look What I Got”
  • Drake: Comeback Season “Think Good Thoughts Feat. Phonte and Elzhi”
  • Perri: “Airstream”
  • “Perfect Love Affair”
  • “Love You To The Letter”
  • “Feel The Need”
  • “Whatever It Takes”
  • “No One To Blame”
  • Jill Scott: The Light of the Sun “Hear My Call”
  • “Lonely”

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Minority Korner 58: A Miracle in Kristmas Kwanzatown Villiage (Gamergate Predicted Trump? Climate Change, Alt Right, Twitter vs. Hate Speech, Mike Pence & Hamilton, Black Lives Matter, Anita Baker)

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We're still in Chicago, and it's still pretty magical! We are mesmerized by how clean this windy, cold ass city is, and they have alleys seems to amaze James (there ain't no alleyways in New York). And is everyone in Chicago a champion ice skater? JamKay also sets out to find and save Kwanzatown Village, potentially a new ABC Family/Hallmark Channel holiday movie vehicle for the Minority Korner hosts. In Nnekay's Korner we talk about climate change.. it's real. It's not a hoax, and the first to go will be Florida. So here's a list of what you can do to help save Florida. Come on ya'll... we know it's Florida... but they need our help. Remember 2014's Gamergate? Did it predict the rise of Trump and the Alt Right through it's wishing of "simpler times", flat out racism, sexism, and ultimate trolling through social media, harassment, and chat rooms? In Quizlet Korner we there are some questions, and we'll find out the answers: Is Mark Anthony is on a Man kissing rampage? Did Mike Pence have a life changing experience at Hamilton? Is Senator Barbara Boxer going out of the Senate like a champ with a last minute call to action? Did Black Lives Matter enter into retirement as a result of Trump?! Find out! Also... what are you opinions about Anita Baker?

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