I recently posted a video of an acoustic cover of the song R. Kelly wrote for Whitney Houston – “I Look To You”. This was the same song that he performed at her unforgettable memorial service. What a sad day that was. I felt like I was one with the community of fans that watched the service and tweeted and facebook’d about it as it was happening.
I haven’t always been the biggest R. Kelly fan, but I must admit, I found his performance epic. I was so moved, I decided to do an acoustic cover of it. Whitney recorded the song with the 2nd verse and the bridge, but I did one verse and 2 modulations like R. Kelly did at her service. There’s a video online of him singing “I Look To You” a few years ago, and he only sang the first verse then as well. It made me wonder if he penned the lyrics to the rest of the song. Here’s the video.
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I’m diggin’ the song “Love That Girl” by Raphael Saadiq. I thought out bust out a quick rendition. I’ve been away from the blog for a minute, but I’m back! Enjoy this video and share it on your Facebook pages. I hope you are all having a wonderful 2011!
Let me know if you have any requests. I’m trying to learn LOTS of new songs! More videos to come!
I’m doing an unplugged set this Thursday evening August 12th at the House Of Blues on the Sunset Strip. Performing with me will be Danny Formica on acoustic and Angela Songbird on vocals.
Danny’s a super talented guitar player and singer and we WILL be jammin! I hope you can make it out. Tickets are $10 at the door and I would love to see some friendly faces in the place. The House Of Blues is located at 8430 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069. Click here for event details and directions.
I will have SOULvivals for sale and we MAY even take some of your requests. Showtime is 8:45 sharp. See you there!
I’m getting down at Lucy’s 51 in Toluca Lake! Come out MONDAY NIGHT July 19th and get some of this silky soul music. It will be a sick 4-piece band with Stephen “Stevo Theard – drums, Michael Kennedy Sr. – bass, Dan Formica – guitar, and PapaLee on the vocals and acoustic. Showtime is 9pm sharp. $5 cover charge and TELL ‘EM YOU CAME TO SEE PAPALEE!
Lucy’s 51 is at 10149 Riverside Drive (between Pass Ave. and Forman) in Toluca Lake.
Check out some of the snippets from Papalee’s debut album SOULvival! The release date is June 1st, but you can PRE-ORDER IT NOW! Make sure you’re on the mailing list, and LEAVE COMMENTS if you like what you hear.