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Charlestown, Boston, MA
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As a way to brighten things up during this quarantine and re-connect all of us, I will be making and sharing playlists on Spotify periodically.  Sharing and playing music has always been one of my big passions (along with sports and MATH!) and something I've been missing recently, so I want to share a bit of myself through these playlists.  Each one will be about an hour long, with a different theme for each, so the musical stylings may vary wildly, but it'll all be good and soulful.  
1) First up is "Lovely Day", which is inspired by this recent bout of glorious sunshine and hoping that Spring has finally sprung!  All of these songs just make me feel good and think of enjoying the outdoors on a nice day...  Enjoy!
We also plan to open up this endeavor to playlist from some of your other CLLC favorite people, so stay tuned, and please feel free to reach out anytime!  Most of the postings for new releases  will be from Instagram and FaceBook, so make sure to follow us there (info below)!
"Lovely Day" track list;
  1. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
  2. Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  3. Award Tour - A Tribe Called Quest
  4. Lively Up Yourself - Bob Marley
  5. Callin' Out - Lyrics Born
  6. Luchini - Camp Lo
  7. Dreamin' - G. Love & Special Sauce
  8. Where I'm From - Digable Planets
  9. Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
  10. Awnaw - Nappy Roots
  11. Tennessee - Arrested Development
  12. Mistadobalina - Del The Funky Homosapien
  13. Definition - Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)
  14. Doo Wop (That Thing) - Ms. Lauryn Hill


2) Mother's Day mix - As a way to celebrate all of the awesome moms & ladies in general, I have released our 2nd Spotify playlist "early" so you can rock out and dance to it all weekend.  

"Ladies First" is inspired by all of the women that have dominated the musical landscape and changed music history.  From the the OG "miss thang", Nina Simone, to the new Queen B, Lizzo,these women poses amazing pipes, can't hold me back attitudes, and sheer will to be legends!  I know in the last email I said I'd keep these playlists to around an hour, but I couldn't help myself this time, so consider this like a double album...  Enjoy!
"Ladies First" track list;
  1. Feeling Good - Nina Simone
  2. Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks
  3. I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
  4. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
  5. Express Yourself - Madonna
  6. Rhythm Nation - Janet Jackson
  7. Free Your Mind - En Vogue
  8. Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
  9. Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin
  10. These Boots Are Made For WALKIN' - Nancy Sinatra
  11. Think - Aretha Franklin
  12. Good As Hell - Lizzo
  13. Run The World (Girls) - Beyonce
  14. Just A Girl - No Doubt (Gwen Stefani)
  15. What's Love Got to Do with It - Tina Turner
  16. How Come You Don't Call Me - Alicia Keys
  17. Crazy, Classic, Life - Janelle Monae
  18. Ladies First - Queen Latifah ft. Monie Love
  19. I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
  20. Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  21. I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
  22. Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
  23. My Jamaican Guy - Grace Jones
  24. Back In The Day - Erykah Badu
  25. Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
  26. Everything is everything - Ms. Lauryn Hill
  27. Cheers To the Fall - Andra Day
  28. Call Me -  Blondie
  29. 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
  30. If I could Turn Back Time - Cher


3) "Forgotten Gems - Classic Rock edition" is simply a mix of amazing classic rock type songs that haven't got as much pub, press, and radio airplay as some of the other songs from their era, but have stood the test of time in their awesomeness regardless.  "Forgotten Gems" will be a recurring theme that I will come back to with other genres of music down the line as well since I love digging DEEP into great musicians catalogs to find these gems...  Enjoy!
Again, stay tuned for more playlists periodically and please feel free to reach out anytime!  Most of the postings for new releases will be from Instagram and FaceBook, so make sure to follow us there (info below)!
"Forgotten Gems - Classic Rock" track list;
  1. 96 Tears - ? & The Mysterians
  2. Bury My Body - The Animals
  3. Sweet Jane - The Velvet Underground
  4. Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
  5. Ophelia - The Band
  6. I'm Livin' For You Girl - The Grass Roots
  7. No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature - The Guess Who
  8. A Life of Illusion - Joe Walsh
  9. Funk #49 - James Gang
  10. Living On a Thin Line - The Kinks
  11. Jungle - Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
  12. The Way Young Lovers Do - Van Morrison
  13. That Was Your Mother - Paul Simon
  14. Nobody Knows - Paul McCartney
  15. Stay With Me - Faces
  16. Why Can't I Touch It? - Buzzcocks