Musical STYLings

Sondra Lewis of Chic Chocolate is today’s Musical STYLings guest.

I’m a child of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, the millenium . . . I am definitely a child of all decades, but would have to point to the 70’s/80’s as the decades that influenced my musical tastes.  I am all about REAL singers, songwriters, and producers! I’ve had sophisticated taste in music since I was a child.  I had aspirations to be a singer/songwriter.  I still dabble sometimes!

Your all time favorite song? Asking this question is like asking “which of my children is my favorite?” LOL! Out of many, Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (the extended version) will stop me in my tracks (no pun intended) every time! The man is a pure genius.  No one can touch Prince!

Your all time favorite artist? See the photo collage above!

What does your taste in music say about your personal style? Definitely eclectic! The 70’s/80’s influenced me, but set me up for other favorites like Incognito, Mint Condition, Pat Metheny, Zero 7, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Miles Davis, and the list goes on.  I am always in search of the purity of music. Fakeness need not apply!

Favorite Pandora station? I am currently rocking my own Pat Metheny Station right now.  His music can’t be classified.  The music is a dreamy landscape of moody “feel good music.”

Who do you listen to to unwind? Pat Metheny, Incognito, Donald Byrd.

Who’s on your inner playlist? Zero 7, Jazzanova, Incognito, Stevie Wonder, & The Roots.

What song do you hear in your head when you know you’re looking good? There’s a song by DeBarge called, “You Wear It Well” from the “Rhythm of the Night” Album.  I feel like a runway model when I hear it!

Who was your biggest influence in terms of your musical taste? Stevie Wonder for his songwriting and musicianship, Al Green for his soulfulness, Prince for his musicianship, Michael Jackson for his mass appeal, James Brown for his funkiness,  Bob Marley for his consciousness, Diana Ross for her complete fashion style, Minnie Riperton for being a beautiful songbird, Sister Sledge & DeBarge for their familial harmonious togetherness, etc.

You have a chance to win American Idol, what song do you sing? Aretha Franklin’s “Aint No Way.” Period.

Thanks for sharing your inner playlist with us Sondra!

6 Responses to “Musical STYLings”


  • Fabulous post!!! So being the music lover I am, I had to google Pat Metheny, and loved it!!! Now I also have a pandora station for it. ;)

  • Love Chic Chocolate’s taste in music, especially Diana Ross. I actually went to her concert last year… phenomenal!

  • Funny, how we both love Prince. Aretha Ain’t no way huh? OK Great post!

  • Thanks Kalyn for letting me be a guest on “Possess Your Style!” This was a fun post! Mr. Michael, I wish I saw you at the Diana Ross show last year. I was there, too!!

  • Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your content seem to be running off the screen in Safari. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The design look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon. Many thanks

    • Hey Janita -

      Thanks for the heads up and your kind words about Possess Your STYLE.

      Stylishly yours,
      Kalyn

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