Favorite Songs From Summer Music Festival Artists!

by Jennifer Hall
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(Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for BET)

(Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for BET)

When mega-stars in music like Maze and Frankie Beverly, The Isley Brothers, and Kem unite for a concert  you know it’s going to be huge. Their catalogue of songs alone–with hit after hit after hit–make it the hottest concert of the summer.

These smooth brothers of R&B/funk bring their swagger to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre  this Friday, August 2.

In honor of these talented performers hitting the Queen City in August , we’ve compiled a list of eight of our favorite jams from all of the groups.

Check out our selections (in no particular order). Did we miss your favorite?

Maze &Frankie Beverly “Before I Let Go”

A “grown folk” club staple; you will not step into a night club catering to the 30 and up crowd without hearing this song!

Maze &Frankie Beverly “Joy & Pain”

You could easily call this song, “Life” — just listen to the words. Either way it’s an unforgettable song with an honest message.

Maze &Frankie Beverly “Happy Feelings”

The ultimate feel good song; as soon as “Happy Feelings” comes on, your head starts nodding as your hips begin to sway…and you just smile.

Kem “Love Calls”

Every time I hear this song it just stops me dead in my tracks.  It’s just so beautiful and reflective.

Kem “I Can’t Stop Loving You”

“I Can’t Stop Loving You” is an elegant tribute to love. Simply arranged and skillfully delivered; it’s the perfect “sexy time” song.

The Isley Brothers “Between the Sheets”

A classic part of funk/R&B and later hip-hop culture (thanks to Biggie Smalls), “Between the Sheets” is just as alluring today as it was when it was released in 1983.

The Isley Brothers “For the Love of You”

As you look through the Isley Brother’s catalogue of songs it becomes obvious, almost instantly, that the songs from these talented brothers have been repeatedly sampled and remade throughout music history. This 1975 hit, “For the Love of You”, was later covered by several artists, including Whitney Houston.

The Isley Brothers “Voyage to Atlantis”

Talk about an awesome guitar lead— “Voyage to Atlantis” is easily another Isley Brothers favorite.

-Jennifer Hall, CBS Charlotte

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