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Grammy Performance of the Day/Jennifer Hudson/”I Will Always Love You”

Okay, so, it’s never the Philly Mixtape intention to rip apart anybody’s world at any time during the groove-filled day, but a week-long Grammys tea without spilling about this performance would be simply unfathomable and a dishonor to our dearly departed, Ms. Whitney Houston.

In other words, grab that Kleenex...now. 

It may be still very hard to believe (it is..)but this upcoming February 11th will mark seven years since the tragic passing of our beloved Whitney that fateful night at the Beverly Hills Hotel during Grammys weekend. It also marks that long ago (seriously, how??) that a visibly shaken Jennifer Hudson served, delivered and conquered a haunting tribute to her–and our–idol with a life shattering rendition of “I Will Always Love You” that none of us–not even Whitney her heavenly self–will ever forget anytime soon. 

If you have your Nippy pearls handy, put them on before you watch because thy will be clutched when it comes to this incredible Grammy moment.

We will always love you, Ms. Whitney Houston.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards air this Sunday night, February 10th at 8 pm ET on CBS. 

 

 

 

 

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Academy Awards Groove of the Day/Whitney Houston/”I Have Nothing”

Sigh……

That collective outcry of pearl clutching air can be construed in many different ways when it comes to our dearly departed Whitney Houston‘s behemoth David Foster & Linda Thompson penned ballad from The Bodyguard.

For one, it’s fucking “I Have Nothing” we’re talking about here, and please, stop trying to hit those high notes with the key change….it’s never going to happen. 

Two, it gets us more than woke to see Ms. Deborah Cox own the stage at The Academy of Music starting tonight through Sunday with her giving of life to Whitney’s role in the regional touring musical based off of the box office owning 1992 movie. 

Third, and get ready to clutch….the soul shattering serenade lost to “A Whole New World” for the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 1993 Academy Awards. Yes, it’s true and hard to believe being that “Nothing” still destroys our worlds with every earth crumbling note. 

Even more unbelievable is that Mizz Houston was nominated three times in total in the category as “Run to You” and “Queen of the Night” also got nods and sadly, lost.

Like, they couldn’t give our beloved Diva of It All one Oscar?? 

Sigh….if only “I Will Always Love You” was eligible for an Original Song nod (the legendary Ms. Dolly Parton wrote it for Whitney/us in 1974) would we all not want to throw major Twister shade at Jazmine and Aladdin right now. 

Because as you’ll hear once again (if you haven’t fifty times already today, in which most likely..yas), this track is life within Whitney life within more life within its god damn self. 

And again…please stop…you’re offending California as there’s truly only one diva that can serve up the “I Have Nothing” goods–our beloved Ms. Whitney Houston

Sigh….

 

This year’s grooves sound like….enjoy. 

 

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Deep House Groove of the Day/HADE/”It’s Not Right”

Although German DJ and music producer HADE has experimented with a range of music genres including rock, hip hop and dubstep, it was his foray into the Whitney world that took him to the deepest levels of the music sea. Taking the vocals from her My Love Is Your Love hit, “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay,” the DJ cooked up a perfect deep house beat, complete with sultry synths, feisty hand claps and a pure sass that only our cherished Ms. Houston knew how to serve up. 

While today’s deep house groove is certainly a chilly one, the power of this late ’90s vocal firestorm will warm you right up as we all wait for whatever the f$%k is going down with the weather this weekend. 

Go on, Ms. Whitney.