RIBS: EJ Flavors – A Song For You…

Our friend, our mentor, our music “consigliere”, Eric Joseph (“EJ”) Flavors left us way too soon on October 2, 2022. His help, his kindness and most of all his generosity will be remembered forever. There are so many of us out here listening to music, discussing music, and/or blogging about music that have been influenced and guided by him. That’s why we called him, “The Sensei”. This is a mix with some of his favorite artists. EJ, this is a song(s) for you.

Playlist: (song – artist [album])

  1. DROP: DJ Diva – “Hit ‘Em Sensei”
  2. INTRO: EJ Flavors – “Let’s Go!”
  3. Still A Friend Of Mine – Incognito [Positivity]
  4. Hangin’ On A String(Contemplating) – Loose Ends [A Little Spice]
  5. Call On Me – Workshy [Smile Again]
  6. Heart Like An Open Book – Michael Franks [Barefoot On The Beach]
  7. DROP: Macedonia – “At the feet of The Sensei”
  8. Simpatico – Maysa [Metamorphosis]
  9. Slow Down – Loose Ends [Zagora]
  10. Never Satisfied – Michael Franks [Passion Fruit]
  11. DROP: TGrundy – “Joe the DJ”
  12. A Song For You – Merry Clayton [Merry Clayton]
  13. Deep Waters – Incognito [Positivity]
  14. Hangin’ Downtown – Cameo [She’s Strange]
  15. Yours For The Taking – Workshy [The Golden Mile]
  16. Your Secret’s Safe With Me – Michael Franks [Skin Dive]
  17. DROP: EJ Flavors RIBS-1
  18. Help Is On The Way – The Whatnauts [Non-Album Single]
  19. Let`s Rock – Loose Ends [A Little Spice]
  20. All I Do – Maysa [Metamorphosis]
  21. Love Is The Colour – Incognito [Inside Life]
  22. Tell Me What You Want – Loose Ends [A Little Spice]
  23. You’ve Got Me Dancing – Windjammer [Windjammer]
  24. DROP: EJ Flavors – “Corn Liquor”
  25. One Bad Habit – Michael Franks [One Bad Habit]
  26. Centre Of The Sun – Incognito [No Time Like The Future]
  27. Heaven Sent – Workshy [Soul Love]
  28. Watching You – Loose Ends [The Real Chuckeeboo]
  29. One Hundred And Rising – Incognito [100° And Rising]
  30. Why Can’t We Be Lovers – Workshy [Soul Love]
  31. I Couldn’t Love You More – Incognito [Amplified Soul]
  32. DROP: TGrundy – “Do You Have Soul?”
  33. Outro: EJ Flavors – “Take It Light”
  34. Everybody Loves The Sunshine – Incognito [Bees + Things + Flowers]

We Sing The Songs Of Bill Withers…

Here’s part 3 of the Rhythms In Black Satin “In Memoriam” remembrance of Bill Withers. This time around we take a look at the many different interpretations of Bill’s catalog as performed by a wide variety of artists.


Playlist: (song – artist [album])

  1. RIBS: We Sing The Songs Of Bill Withers Intro – TGrundy
    music bed: “Lovely Day” by Smooth Jazz All Stars [Smooth Jazz Tribute to Bill Withers]
  2. Use Me/Ain’t No Sunshine – Straight No Chaser [Under The Influence]
  3. Kissing My Love – José James [Lean On Me]
  4. Harlem – Creative Source [Migration]
  5. Who Is She (And What Is She To You) – Gladys Knight and The Pips [‘Neither One Of Us]
  6. Heartbreak Road – Dionne Farris [First Wives Club OST]
  7. The Same Love That Made Me Laugh – Queen Latifah [The Dana Owens Album]
  8. World Keeps Going Around (ft. Ledisi) – Brian Culbertson [Bringing Back The Funk]
  9. Grandma’s Hands – Gil Scott-Heron [Reflections]
  10. RIBS: Music of Bill Withers Drop-2 – TGrundy
  11. Friend Of Mine – Sabrina Starke [Lean On Me, The Songs Of Bill Withers]
  12. I Wish You Well – Marcia Ball [Peace, Love & BBQ]
  13. I Don’t Know – Anthony David [Hello Like Before: The Songs of Bill Withers]
  14. Make Love To Your Mind – Checkmates, LTD. [Single Release]
  15. Paint Your Pretty Picture – Marlena Shaw [Elemental Soul]
  16. I Want To Spend The Night – Smooth Jazz All Stars [Smooth Jazz Tribute to Bill Withers]
  17. Hello Like Before – Jon Lucien [Premonition]
  18. Let Me In Your Life – Creative Source [Creative Source]
  19. Just The Two Of Us – Marlena Shaw [Lookin’ For Love]
  20. Just The Two Of Us – Smooth Jazz All Stars [Smooth Jazz Tribute to Bill Withers]
  21. Lovely Day – Robert Glasper Experiment [Black Radio 2 (Deluxe Edition)]
  22. RIBS: aka “RIBS” – TGrundy
  23. Lean On Me – Club Nouveau [Life, Love & Pain]
  24. I Can’t Write Left-Handed – Anthony David [Hello Like Before: The Songs of Bill Withers]
  25. Hope She’ll Be Happier – José James [Lean On Me]
  26. Better Off Dead – José James [Lean On Me]
  27. Soul Shadows – Smooth Jazz All Stars [Smooth Jazz Tribute to Bill Withers]
  28. Lonely Town, Lonely Street – Al Jarreau [Lonely Town, Lonely Street]
  29. RIBS: Music of Bill Withers Drop-2 – TGrundy
  30. Can We Pretend (ft. Tony Monrelle) – Reel People [Retroflection]
  31. Let Me Be The One – Syreeta [Syreeta (1980 Album)]
  32. You Just Can’t Smile It Away (ft. Kirk Whalum) – Will Downing [After Tonight]
  33. Ain’t No Sunshine – Grover Washington, Jr. [Inner City Blues]