• Great is thy faithfulness | Ep 21

    Come with me as I take a walk down memory lane. Great Is Thy Faithfulness crossed my mind and it instantly took me to a memory that I never thought would cross my mind.

    If you hear me say Good morning at 7pm, this episode will explain why and may even encourage you to do the same.

    11m | May 18, 2022
  • Sound of Music, Outkast & John Coltrane do My Favorite things| Ep 20

    Today, I explore my childhood love for the musical, Sound of Music. I grew up on it and couldn't understand why everyone didn't love it. Had to shelter my love for it around my peers until Outkast, specifically Andre 3000, did a version of My Favorite Thing.

    Not until recent years did i discover that John Coltrane wrote his My Favorite Things in 1961.

    It was absolutely dynamic to see how these three separate project intertwine.

    Come along and enjoy the journey with me.

    26m | May 10, 2022
  • Say Yes, Michelle Williams and the traditional worship sound from Nigeria | ep 19

    For many across the continent of Africa, the song When Jesus Says Yes by Michelle Williams is not a new surprising banger. Most of us grew up hearing and singing this on an almost daily basis.

    Come along on the ride as I reminisce on how this song hit me and took me back to my childhood and the raw beauty that comes to mind.

    Have you heard any songs that though a remake takes you to a time in life you barely ever think about?

    Take the journey with me and revel in the momemts.

    14m | Apr 28, 2022
  • Send Down The Rain: 1989 | Ep 18

    Today, come discover how a torrential rain awakened a memory in me that took me back to my childhood in 1989 when I experienced my first drought and the rain maker that saved us from the terrible season. If you have never heard the song, Send down the rain by Majek Fashek, you should take a listen. Feel just how spiritually grounded and sincere it is.

    Enjoy the episode and search out the song and add it to your playlist.

    Don't forget to Subscribe.

    22m | Apr 19, 2022
  • Brown Skin Girl, Beauty and Self Image | Ep. 17

    Today let's take a trip down memory lane to explore what the song Brown Skin Girl by Beyonce and WizKid means to me and my family and ultimately means to every brown skin girl that struggles with seeing the beauty that lies within.

    I felt a lot while composing this episode. I truly hope it connects for you like it did for me.

    Has me recognizing the beauty within every brown skin girl I see today.

    20m | Apr 12, 2022
  • Best Man I Can Be- Ginuwine, R.L, Tyrese, Case: my short stint in an R&B group| Ep 16

    In this week's episode, I explore my musical talents in this short but sweet experience singing the absolute smash by Ginuwine, RL, Tyrese and Case.

    Come learn how the journey came about and how long the group lasted.

    If you request enough, I might have to get the band back together...what do you think?

    14m | Apr 5, 2022
  • Beautiful-Christina Aguilera, Boarding School and Doctor life | 15

    On this episode, I got a chance to speak to the brilliant Dr Folake Lawal. We explored some of her upbringing in boarding school from a young age and a bit of her journey as an infectious disease doctor.

    We of course got to chat about a few songs, heavy focus on Beautiful by Christina Aguilera. There is a beauty that lies within each one of us. Come hear how we find that beauty.

    1h 15m | Apr 3, 2022
  • Brandy, Nat King Cole & Boys II Men all mean Love to me | Ep 14

    Today I sit with the Brilliantly powerful Karen Beverly: Mom, new grandma, business mogul, the list of her accolades could go on.

    Having known her for years, I was blown away by the depth of her journey. Come listen in on how much Brandy plays into her world. Why does Straighten Up and Fly Right by Nat King Cole take her to childhood memories? What is it about Motownphilly by Boys II Men that takes her back to fond memories?

    Come along for this exhilarated journey down memory lane

    1h 8m | Mar 22, 2022
  • Fix you Coldplay, blackness and healing: Gia's Kaizen Way| Ep. 13

    Today I sit down with the host of The Kaizen Minds Show, Gia Jordan. What an exciting conversation we have about her love for music, culture and people. Gia shares what music means to her on the journey through life and how its created anchors for healing and affirmation.

    We explore what Coldplay's song, Fix you means to her, what being black means and the healing power of music.

    Sit with us as we take you down memory lane.

    1h 25m | Mar 15, 2022
  • Cinderella, Daddy-Daughter Dance | Episode 12

    Today I decided to dedicate this episode to my daughter for this International Women's Day special. I wanted to honor the day with a recent experience that blew my mind and melted my heart.

    Join me as I take a trip down memory lane, live in the moment and project into the future.

    27m | Mar 13, 2022
  • Love and Divorce | Episode 11

    To kick off Women's History Month, I invited my friend and host of Mommy Oyoyo podcast, Berry Dakara to the show this week.

    Listen in on our conversation about love, divorce and reassigning meaning to the song As by Marsha Ambrosius and Anthony Hamilton.

    Listen in on how Berry didn't let divorce ruin her love for the song, life and future love.

    1h 2m | Mar 1, 2022
  • Suicidal Thoughts, The Notorious BIG | Episode 10

    A plague in the world, particularly the black community is suicide. It's been quite taboo to talk about for far too long.

    Listen to how Suicidal Thoughts by Notorious BIG shed light on a dark but necessary conversation.

    Join in on the conversation with my guest- Speaker, trainer, mental health advocate- Harold Branch, III. He shares some personal stories of how suicide affects his journey in life, how he continues to thrive and persevere in the world.

    **Special bonus** He drops some poetry on the episode.

    If you or someone you know, living in the US, is dealing with suicidal ideations call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

    Let me know how you like this episode.

    1h 33m | Feb 22, 2022
  • Anthony Hamilton verzuz Music Soulchild Nostalgia | Episode 9

    Verzuz presents: Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild played a role in making Neosoul a force in the early 2000s. Their soul and style complimented an era that incorporated many styles to create something new and versatile.

    Today I share some time with a friend, Joslyn Brown-Davis, who has been in the music industry about 20 years working with many up and coming artist and producers as well as industry greats.

    Listen in as we reminisce on some of our favorite songs by Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild. We get nostalgic about how their songs carried us through some interesting times in our lives.

    We tried to make some unbiased picks on who would bag this verzuz. Proved to be harder than we'd like to admit.

    Who is your pick? Who you watching it with? What songs are a must for you?

    1h 32m | Feb 15, 2022
  • Episode 8: Remember the Titans, a chapter on resilience

    Remember the Titans was such are remarkable story. Learning that it was based on a true story made it a lesson worth watching. I fell in love with so much of the narrative. The song that resonated the most for me was Ain't no mountain high enough.

    Come along in the ride this movie took me on. I believe you might have caught some of these feelings.

    29m | Feb 8, 2022
  • Episode 7: Hymnals in the black church: Personal Stories w/ Minister Kalaya Lee

    February is Black History Month. To celebrate the month I invited my friend, Minister Kalaya Lee to talk about a couple of Hymnals that she grew up with and the connection to her faith, family and future.

    I also share my experiences hearing the deep southern style of line and hymn, a style that has a distinct and unique feel. Kalaya talked about her love for the music and the desire to serve the present age.

    In celebrating Black History Month, I wanted to shed light on an aspect of the black church and its relationship to music. Can't wait for you to enjoy the episode

    Catch Kalaya's single on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQRBSULZxKQ&list=OLAK5uy_nOkYiEfzbXmvtuYFqMwRJiWh6q5ka_tJI

    54m | Feb 1, 2022
  • Episode 6: This episode, Ice Prince, Oleku and Baltimore make an Afrobeats splash

    Come with me as Ice Prince brought Oleku to Baltimore and made a crazy Afrobeats splash way before it was a thing.

    25m | Jan 25, 2022
  • Episode 5: This Episode, We Can't Be Friends

    Did you know Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Day and Debra Cox/RL have a connection that I can't deny?

    Have you ever heard a song that should be absolutely unrelated but somehow finds its way into a story of your life?

    This week's episode of Music and Nostalgia visits the connection I have with Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Day and the classic, We can't be friends, by Debra Cox featuring RL.

    Follow Music and Nostalgia's journey to a day of service in Atlanta, home of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The connection between Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day and Debra Cox featuring RL in the song We Can't Be Friends is a lovely story of repetition ruling the day.

    Loving the reaction to this episode of Music and Nostalgia so far.

    Listen. Rate. Comment. Share.

    21m | Jan 18, 2022
  • Episode 4: This episode, we're Young Forever

    What's the wildest date you've ever been on? How have you tested your mental and physical limits?

    Come along as we stay Young Forever as I take you thru my skydiving experience.

    It certainly isn't for the faint of heart. The more interesting part of it all is the experience of doing it with my then girlfriend, now wife.

    Music has a way of enhancing the memories and giving it color!

    Comment. Like. Share. Subscribe. 5 star rating.

    Muisc and Nostalgia, the joy is in the journey!

    28m | Jan 11, 2022
  • Episode 3: So hard to say goodbye

    Come hear how Boyz II Men's its so hard to say goodbye to yesterday sticks to my memory of the movie Coolie High. One of my first Decatur experiences and memories. I think you will relate.

    Don't forget to subscribe and share!!!

    24m | Jan 4, 2022
  • Episode 2: This episode is Cause I love you

    You ever been in love? Ever had your heart broken? Ever gotten the advice to just get over it?

    College was the first time I remember falling deeply in love. My heart was crushed in the most devastating way and I couldn't wait to share this story with you guys.

    How did you get over a broken heart? Let's discuss.

    25m | Dec 28, 2021
Music and Nostalgia