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JLJ And His Christmas Music

No I don’t have a full length Christmas Album (one day!) but I am building up to it with three yes three Christmas songs from ME! 

 

Hey It’s Christmas is a new song from me and my collaborators Chog. It’s a fun, funky song! And here is the link:https://soundcloud.com/jameslottjr/hey-its-christmas

 

Santa Santa Santa (Hurry Up Santa) was he first Christmas Song I did. Released in 2017, i wanted to do a christmas dance song! Here is the link: https://soundcloud.com/jameslottjr/santa-santa-santa-hurry-up-santa

 

There’s Always Hope At Christmas- I am proud of this new release. Much slower tempo, back up choir, very Christmas! Here’s the link : https://soundcloud.com/jameslottjr/theres-always-hope-at-christmas

Each song is different from the other! Each to fit your every mood! Please enjoy and Happy Hoildays!

 

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2019 in Music, Spoken Word/Poetry

 

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One of my Biggest Influences-Gil Scott-Heron

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My parents loved Gil Scott Heron and played his albums continuously while I was growing up. He had a presence in his vocals that I admired and later imitated. He spoke about reality of the black man, the black family , the society at large. I didn’t fully relate until i became an adult and lived some life. He is most famous for the song, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. A song that is as relevant today as ever.His last album before he passed, I’m New Here, was a mini masterpiece. I REALLY enjoyed it and played it over and over again. One of the songs, Running, is one of my favs, and I am sharing it with you all.

 

 
 

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Spoken Word Piece- You’re Kinda Right

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You’re Kinda Right by James Lott, Jr 2015

I can see what you’re sayin. 

Some of it is true.
In a wierd way we are on the same page about many things.
In a complex way we couldn’t be more different.

You’re younger. 

I’m older. 

You’re intense
I’m slower.
You see things in black or white
I like grey areas…sometimes
I own what you want someday.
I have a business.
You want one someday.
You want to raise a family.
I’ve already done that.
We both have tempers.
We are over that.

You’re kinda right. 

Things weren’t going so well.

You’re kinda right

The fighting was more frequent.

You’re kinda right
It stopped working.
You are right.
We have to focus on ourselves
To each his own.
You ARE right.
But That doesn’t help with the hurt.

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Spoken Word/Poetry

 

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