Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Your Scorpio 2016 Mix

scorpio1We part the veils and slink towards closing out this year, my dears. It’s the bewitching season of Scorpio. Though I gave you a ghoul-ful Halloween playlist, I couldn’t let the sign of the emotional depths not have its own time in the waning Fall sunlight. Excavation, surgery and examination of what’s to be kept, and what’s to be left. As we slide towards the finish line of this year, and look beyond to what comes, there’s a legion of artists to pay tribute to during these beautiful, sublime times. It’s also cuffing and linking season so, saddle up to whomever you might feel all lifey and deathy about and make friction for the future.

Shorter and sweeter that the usual pleaser, this assortment of tunes keeps you flush with much love from pioneers of Jazz, Soul and R&B. Here on the list we have the actual first solo woman of Motown and the first British Woman to have a # 1 Pop hit in Postwar America.

Breathe in, reflect and resign that the process of decay leads to renewal. Happy Scorpio Season.

1) Mose Allison – Seventh Sun (1962)
Mose Allison was born November 11, 1927
2) Little Willie John – Talk To Me (1958)
Little Willie John was born November 15, 1937
3) Baby Washington – I Got A Feeling (1962)
Justine “Baby” Washington was born November 13, 1940 
4) Ernestine Anderson – You’re Not The Guy For Me (1964)
Ernestine Anderson was born November 11, 1928
5) Lulu – What’s Easy For Two Is So Hard For One (1965)
Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, know as Lulu, was born November 3, 1948
6) Bettye Swann – The Man Who Said No (1965)
Betty Jean Champion, better known as Bettye Swann, was born October 24, 1944
7) Eddie Holland – Leaving Here (1963)
Eddie Holland Jr. was born October 30, 1939
8) Clyde McPhatter – Crying Won’t Help You Now (1965)
Clyde Lensley McPhatter was born November 15, 1932
9) Ellie Greenwich – Can’t Hide The Hurting (1964)
Ellie Greenwhich was born October 23, 1940
10) Andrea Davis (Minnie Riperton) – Lonely Girl (1966)
Minnie Riperton was born November 8, 1947
11) Little Willie John – Person to Person (1963)
12) Petula Clark – You Better Come Home (1965)
Sally Olwen Clark, better known as Petula Clark, was born November 15, 1932
13) Mahalia Jackson – Sunrise, Sunset (1965)
Mahala Jackson, better known as Mahalia Jackson, was born October 26, 1911
14) Baby Washington – Hold Back The Dawn (1969)
15) The Temptations – I Ain’t Got Nothing (1971)
Last surviving founding member of The Temptations, Otis Williams, was born Otis Miles Jr. on October 30, 1941
16) The Friends of Distinction – Baby I’d Be So Good At Loving You (1969)
Lead singer of The Friends of Distinction, Harry Elston, was born November 4, 1938

17) Minnie Riperton – Only When I’m Dreaming (1969)
18) The Raelettes (Featuring Mable John on lead) – Bad Water (1970)
19) The Manhattans – I Can’t Stand To See You Leave (1971)
Gerald Alston, cousin of Shirelles lead singer Shirley Alston, was born November 8, 1951
20) Glass House – Bad Bill Of Goods (1969)
Scherrie Payne, sister to Freda, one time member of Glass House and Penultimate Supreme, was Born November 4, 1944
21) Mable John – It’s Catching (1966)
The first woman to stand on her own at Motown, Mable John, Willie John’s elder sister, was born November 3, 1930
22) Melba Moore – The Magic Touch (1966)
Beatrice Melba Hill, better known as Melba Moore, was born October 29, 1945
23) Hank Ballard and his Midnighters – One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show (1964) 
R&B Pioneer, and cousin to Supreme Florence Ballard, Hank Ballard was born November 18, 1927
24) Ellie Greenwich – You Don’t Know (1965)
25) Clyde McPhatter – Second Window, Second Floor (1964)
26) LaVern Baker – Fly Me To The Moon (1965) 
Delores Evans, better known as LaVern Baker, was Born November 11, 1929
27) Bettye Swann – My Heart Is Closed For The Season (1968)
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