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Monday, February 15, 2010

Music Monday: Sexy Music Video "Lily Was Here" by Candy Dulfer & Dave Stewart


"Love is not just for the time when it's expected, but everyday!"


Yes, Lily was here.

"HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY"

Hope you enjoy listening to my selection this week.


I would like to share with all music lovers this piece of sexy music for this week Music Monday. Honestly, I can't get enough of listening to it myself.

Let me introduce you the beautiful and talented lady who is behind this great piece of music. She is the one in a million talented lady saxophonist. Believe me so far till today, I have never heard a lady saxophonist this good! Love to hear this great music over and over again not just because the music is entitled "Lily was Here" and my name is Lily ...

Since I admire her very much, I would like to include her biography below for those who have not heard of her to get to know more about her. Go on, when you have the time, just read on below ......


Biography

Candy Dulfer (born 19 September 1969) is a Dutch smooth jazz alto saxophonist. She started to play saxophone at the age of six. She has had her own band, Funky Stuff, since she was fourteen. Her debut album "Saxuality" (1990) received a Grammy Award nomination. Over the years she released nine studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation album. She has performed and recorded songs with several other musicians, such as her father Hans Dulfer, Prince, Dave Stewart, René Froger, Van Morrison, and Maceo Parker. For the Dutch television series Candy meets... (2007), she interviewed musicians she worked with.

Performing since age seven, bandleader of Funky Stuff since age fourteen, international recording artist since age nineteen, touring the world since age twenty.

Has recorded and / or performed with artists like Prince, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Sheila E., Mavis Staples, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Cliff, George Duke, Blondie, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Angie Stone, Tower of Power, The Time, Alan Parsons, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Joey DiFrancesco, Jonathan Butler, and many others.

‘Lily was here’ - her first collaboration with former Eurythmics Dave Stewart, in 1989 - was a Number 1 hit all over Europe, in 1999 they worked together on the soundtrack of the Robert Altman motion picture ‘Cookie’s Fortune’, and in 2002 they toured Europe with his new project Da Univerzal Playaz, featuring reggae legend Jimmy Cliff.

Candy Dulfer’s 1990 solo debut album ‘Saxuality’, recorded at the age of nineteen, sold over a million copies worldwide and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Her fourth album ‘For the love of you’ (1997) was a major hit in the USA and remained in the Billboard charts for over forty weeks. Her sales for her solo albums are now well over two and a half million CD’s worldwide.

With Prince she appeared in the ‘Partyman’ video, was featured on the ‘Graffiti Bridge’ soundtrack and performed with him on a special anniversary edition of ‘Saturday Night Live’. In 1998 and 2002 she toured with him again and appeared on his 3-CD live box set ‘One Nite Alone… Live!’ as well as his internet-only released album ‘Xpectation’.

In 2004 Candy Dulfer joined Prince for the massive Musicology Tour, playing over ninety shows in sell-out arenas across the USA to over 1.5 million excited fans. Prior to the Musicology Tour she performed with Prince and Beyoncé at the prestigious Grammy Awards and also performed with Prince at Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show’. She also featured prominently - with sax and vocals - on Prince’s hit album ‘Musicology’, including the smashing duet ‘Life ‘o’ the party’.

TV appearances include Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show’, ‘Good Morning America’, CNN’s ‘Showbiz Today’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, The Sinbad Show, and a recurring spot on The Arsenio Hall Show. All the major television shows in Japan. Her European TV shows include ‘Ohne Filter’, The Harald Schmidt Show, ‘Rockpalast’ and Pepe Linhardt.

Candy Dulfer has been touring the world with her own band Funky Stuff since the early nineties. From the Roxy in L.A. and the illustrious Bottom Line in New York to the Blue Note clubs in Japan and the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. She toured in Canada, USA, Asia, Scandinavia and the Baltic States, as well as performing in San Remo and Perugia, Italy, the Gurten Festival in Bern, Switzerland, the Nice Jazz and Vienne Festival in France, Couleur Locale in Brussels and of course the famous North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague where Candy Dulfer sold out their biggest venue for over thirteen years.

In 2003 Candy Dulfer’s song ‘Finsbury Park, Café 67’ (from her solo album ‘Right in my Soul’) became a major smash at all the smooth jazz stations across the USA and in October the song reached the Number 1 position on the R&R Smooth Jazz chart - making it the most played smooth jazz song in the USA.

Her second live album ‘Live at Montreux’ was released in 2005 on DVD and CD as part of the prestigious selection of releases by Eagle Vision from the archives of the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival.

In 2006 Candy Dulfer performed as a special guest at the renowned Berks Jazz Fest in the USA, followed by more shows in the States in July together with Jason Miles (of Miles Davis fame) with a band that included Candy’s fellow Prince band members Rhonda Smith and Chance Howard. By popular demand she once again returned to the famous Blue Note clubs in Japan for an extensive tour in October.

In between two American tours and shows in Japan, Candy wowed European festival crowds in 2007 with ‘Candy & Friends’. Spectacular concerts featuring her musical friends from around the world, including special guest star Rosie Gaines (of Prince fame). Earlier in 2007 Candy performed with Sheila E. for a European tour with her all-female band C.O.E.D.

Candy’s latest studio album ‘Candy Store’ - her debut recording for her new label Heads Up International - was released in the summer of 2007. The fans’ excitement and many rave reviews propelled the album to #2 on the Billboard Jazz Contemporary Chart. In November, Candy once again hit #1 on the R&R Smooth Jazz Chart in the USA, with the single ‘L.A. Citylights’.

2007 also saw another longtime dream come true for Candy, with the start of her own television show ‘Candy Meets’ on Dutch primetime television - a series of six personal documentaries in which Candy visited some of her musical friends and heroes on location to discuss their careers and love for music. Guests included Dave Stewart, Maceo Parker, Mavis Staples, Sheila E. and her own father Hans Dulfer. The show concluded with a rare interview and impromptu performance with Van Morrison.

In 2008 she was awarded the Golden Harp for her outstanding contributions to music in the Netherlands. Due to popular demand she once again toured the USA and Japan, and also performed all over Europe and visited South Africa for the first time for a show at the famous Cape Town Jazz Festival. In between tours she is a regular co-host of the popular Dutch prime time television talk show ‘De Wereld Draait Door’.

In September she joined superstar Lionel Richie on stage for four nights at the ‘Symphonica in Rosso’ spectacle at the Gelredome Stadium in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Candy Dulfer’s new studio album ‘Funked Up & Chilled Out’ is released worldwide by Heads Up International in May 2009.




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22 comments:

Mariuca said...

8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca said...

Ohhhhh this song! I know dis song Lil but never knew the title! :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said...

I like dis one too, mellow gitu.. Happy Music Monday Lil! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca said...

I just got back from foot massage woo hoo! I hope ur having a nice holiday too with ur meows! :) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Lil said...

Hello Marzie,
Not bad kan, the music is entitled "Lily was here" sexylah the sound of the saxaphone tu buat I feel so special lah! :) ;) 8-) :* :* :*

Lil said...

"Happy Music Monday" to you too my dearest Marzie. :* :* :* :* :*

Lil said...

Wah! seronok nya foot massage lagi, good for you it is good to treat yourself after all the hard work kan? You deserved it, I noticed you ni so rajin all over, pandai kerja cari duit, pandai jaga your B, he is so lucky to have you as a wife, so memang good that u too manja your diri.

Dulu I kat KL, I suka pi facial lah, go to kedai rambut lah, ni tak tau dah jadi apa lah dok ashek dgn kucing aje, even though I love all cats, I am still planning to send many to the Shelter Home soon, tomorrow any jap that day tak jadi pulak, hopefully early March to send them off, itu pun I will still keep all mine 16 cats and maybe 4 or 5 rescued cats yg I dah syg. keeping them hopefully to give to good home one day! Then only I can be living a normal life! Phew!!! hoping it to happen soon, even though of cause I will be very sad for a while, cry for a while, what to do those selfish owners are not responsible, expect me to do wonders and be a super woman!!! >:o >:o >:o

This one for u dear 8-) :* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said...

LOL thanks sweetie, need to take some time out to smell the roses, tul tak? 16 cats is still a huge amount so don feel too sad abt having to send some to shelter homes okay? You’re doing a great job with the meows and I am sure they will eventually find good homes. Hugs! :)

Lil said...

Agree with you, just risau sikit takut kalau orang tak ambil, mereka ni put them to sleep, kesian lah mereka, tak pasal2, dah bela elok2, Shelter Home suppose to protect them bukan murder them!!!! I hairan lah kenapa lah authority kita ni tak ambil kesah pun to try to stop the suffering by now. They have the power to do many things, firstly impose law lah to all pet owners to spay their pets if they feel they cannot code to have their cats or dogs give birth to frequently and it willl definately be out of control! Fine aje lah those pet owners if caught abusing their pets by abandoning them especially little kittens and puppies just about anywhere they feel like i! FINE THEM LAH! Even Singapore bukan negara Islam pun boleh buat law to find ppl kalau found abusing the animal. Malu lah Malaysia tak perihatin pun on this subject. Ajar lah children in school semasa mereka kecil to love animal and not to abuse them, plus of course teach the children now to use toilets in a correct way, at least the new generation will be better humanbeings!!! >:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

LadyJava said...

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LadyJava said...

Lily was here.... ehehhehe... I'm also known as "whitelily" as I was chatting before.. in fact that was my handle when I met my hubby ...heheh... Lily.. sexy name lah..lol!

LadyJava said...

Happy MM dearie.. can i have LJC today dearie? Thanks! :* :* :*

Lil said...

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Lil said...

Hi White Lily,
So I have your another name, good! good! good!
Sexy name aje ke? Hope we both pun sexy lah! 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Lil said...

Happy Music Monday to you too my dearest LJ.

See you around always ....... ;) :) 8-) :* :* :* :* :*

Lil said...

Hi White Lily,
So you have another name, good! good! good!
I am also known as Tiger Lily by the way, born in Tiger year da!
You mentioned nama Lily sexy, hope we both are sexy too, hehehe
8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

LadyJava said...

Hahah.. of course we are sexy Lily!!
Most Lilies are ..lol!! heheh
Oh tiger lily eh? garang tu…heheh

Mariuca said...

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Mariuca said...

Hi Lil! I just got back from the vet meow! 8-) 8-)

Mariuca said...

Working on my FF post, come chop tonight! ;) ;)

Lil said...

cope...
too ..
fine people ..
nowadays..

Lil said...

Tak lah LJ, I ni a cuddling tiger lah, macam teddy bear lah! hehehe 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

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