Full Circle 03-04-03-2022; Bell Hooks Soundtrack

(ICYMI) Here’s the Replay. Tonight’s Full Circle, Hosted by Sentient Shiloh B, AKA DJ Loh is a soundtrack/mixtape inspired by and created from the main ideas in  Bell Hooks’ All About Love: New Visions Published In 2000. It is one of my favorite books of all time and was written by recently transitioned writer, scholar, thinker and cultural activist Bell Hooks. Rest in Power. And is the first book in her trilogy on love.  

All About Love: New Visions. The lyrics in each of the songs I play tonight revolve around love as a verb and ask the question what would society and our relationships actually look like, sound like and be if we lived according to love? – If we designed systems from a foundation of love and behaved as if we cared more for people and health than property and greed –what Bell Hooks calls a “love ethic”, the world would look very different.

Tonight’s Playlist:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?159620-1/all-love-visions  bell hooks in her own words. 

https://www.shondaland.com/inspire/books/a14418770/tough-love-with-bell-hooks/ interview with bell hooks 


Nina Simone Do I Move You?  1967 From the Album Nina Simone Sings the Blues on RCA Records 

Nina Simone – Do I Move You (Audio) 

Stevie Wonder I Was Made to Love Her 1967 from album with same name released on Tamla Label Stevie Wonder – I Was Made To Love Her 

Al Green Simply Beautiful 1972 from the Album I’m Still in Love With You on Hi Records Al Green – Simply Beautiful  

Roy Ayers Love will bring us back together 1979 on the Fever Album from Polydor Records

Roy Ayers – Love Will Bring Us Back Together (1979)  

 Sade The Sweetest Taboo 1985 on the Promise record from Portrait Records 4:37

Sade – The Sweetest Taboo – Official – 1985 

Meshell Ndgeocello I’m Diggin’ You (Like an Old Soul Record) 1993 on Plantation Lullabies from Maverick Records   4:25 can be shortened if need be….

I’m Diggin’ You (Like an Old Soul Record) 

Anthony Hamilton Mama Knew Love 2003 on Comin’ From Where I’m From on So So Def Records  Mama Knew Love  

Leela James Soul Food 2005 A Change is Gonna Come from Warner Records 

Soul Food”, Leela James  

Meshell Ndgeocello Body from Comfort Woman Album released 2003 on Maverick Records again Body  

Mos Def The Panties 2004 on the Album The New Danger released on Geffen Records 


John Legend All of Me 2013 from the Love is the Future Album on GOOD & Columbia Records 

John Legend – All of Me (Official Video)  

Ella Mai Boo’d Up on the Ella Mae Album released on in 2018

Ella Mai – Boo’d Up  Janelle Monea Make me Feel from 2018 on Dirty Computer released on Bad Boy and Atlantic Records Make Me Feel – Janelle Monáe (Clean Version)

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