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After being threatened with revocation of my soul card and a forced moratorium on live show attendance (the horror!) if I didn’t participate in Cupid’s Hunt 2010, I decided that I better get to it!

So I present to you my first mix entitled, Let’s Take A Long Walk [Download]

  • Coultrain- Swimming in the Stars
  • Erik Rico – Wanting You
  • Angela Johnson f/Julie Dexter – How Sweet Life Is
  • Jazzanova f/ Leon Ware and Dwele – Rockin’ You Eternally
  • Jack Herrera (aka Jon B, Dominiquinn and Silky Deluxe) – High Off You
  • Darien Brockington – I Miss You
  • Bradd Marquis – I Never Wanna Live Without You
  • Maysa – The Lady In My Life
  • Corrine Bailey Rae – Closer
  • Jean Grae – Love Thirst
  • Mary J Blige – Beautiful (Black Star Remix)
  • Raheem Devaughn – Desire Interlude
  • Janet Jackson-Anytime, Anyplace
  • Yahzarah – Where I Is
  • Meshell Ndegeocello- Love You Down
  • Bilal- White Turns to Grey
  • D’Angelo-Heaven Must Be Like This
  • Pharoahe Monch – So Good
  • Full Crate & Mar with Eric Roberson– She Was Fly
  • Maxwell – Whenever Wherever Whatever (Espanol)
  • Amerie-I Just Died
  • Sade- The Moon and the Sky
  • Sade –Love Is Stronger Than Pride (Mad Professor Mix)
  • The Luv Bugz – Where Would We Be
  • Aaliyah – At Your Best (You Are Love) (R Kelly Remix)
  • Liv Warfield- Brotha Man (Live)

There you have it. Twenty-six songs that remind me what a beautiful journey “that long walk” can be.

The process of creating this mix was almost like a metaphor for love itself. It was far from easy. Things fell apart a few times, resulting in a missing piece or two. I got aggravated and frustrated. I gave up on it. But someone with a little more patience than me, who is stronger in areas where I am weak, pushed on through and got it done. And from where I’m sitting, it all turned out good in the end.

For that, I am thankful.

I’ve learned song selection is fairly simple for someone who loves and knows music like I do. However putting it together is not an easy task. At all. Shout out to all the mixologists out there that can do this with their eyes closed. Special shout-out to my collaborator and my Valentine, “Lord Divyne” of EvahLution Soundz.

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Special thanks to TGrundy for his vision and for wrangling us all.