“Be With You” by Mary J. Blige (1994)/”Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige (2005)

Two songs, performed a decade apart, charting MJB’s evolution from troubled young woman to triumphant survivor. “Be With You” appears on 1994’s My Life, which is widely considered to be the best MJB album (I agree). Mary’s singing about wanting to be with someone but wondering if the dude even wants her around. That pain… Read More “Be With You” by Mary J. Blige (1994)/”Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige (2005)

“Ain’t Nobody” by Rufus & Chaka Khan (1983), Mary J. Blige (2011)

Here are a couple of random observations. God damn, Chaka Khan is a hell of a singer. I know, Aretha’s great. You saw my last post: I love me some Reefa. But if we’re putting great female vocalists against one another (*yeah, I know) then I’d take Chaka and arguably Patti over Aretha. One thing… Read More “Ain’t Nobody” by Rufus & Chaka Khan (1983), Mary J. Blige (2011)