Hello and welcome back to the 3rd Episode Recap of The Moore Chante Show, your weekly Ice Cream Sunday (social) and in-home concert, presented for the inspiration, elation and education of the Chante Moore nation! If you’re here, it’s because you missed Sunday’s episode, saw it and would like reminders of emphatic moments or you simply want and need MOORE CHANTE!
Let’s just call it what it is. Chante brought the laughter, the old school and the joy this week. If you haven’t noticed how playful and colorfully charismatic she is, then you learned on Sunday, excuse me, “ChantDay” From her quick jokes to her song snippets to her facial expressions, she reiterated the fact that life is short and we need to embrace and enjoy every moment.
She opened with an apology for not being able to air on Facebook Live this week, as her page had been compromised, leaving her to perform on IG Live only. The word went out to the different social media platforms, prior to showtime to make sure everyone knew that the dinner party had been moved to Aunt Chante’s beach house. Did I say beach house and party? One day. Correction: IG LIVE.
That’s the mark of a champion, someone who believes that rain or shine, the show WILL go on…
She asked if we’d like her to continue the makeup tutorials (let her know). She has fun doing them and hopefully you all do too. I know “I” do, but I have difficulty explaining to my sons when they walk in on me and I have mascara on my beard. Hey, I’m watching TMCS. Full immersion…
I hope she didn’t hear that…
Next, she shared her enthusiasm for the upcoming Verzuz Battle of all battles. R&B/Soul legends Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight for what would later prove to be any and everything BUT a “battle”. In fact, I think it appropriate to call it a Verzuz BLESSING! Chante reminded us again that we need to support them and other artists (buy their music, folks!) shower our love on these people while we still have them; give them flowers while they LIVE (I think her glow from her telephone conversation with Patti is another testament to Chante’s greatness in humility. And was she geeked about it?
Seeing and listening to her excitement confirms that although Chante easily and effortlessly shines among the stars, oftentimes she looks up to her peers with wonderment. Her love and admiration for the two of them is so immense that we all knew she had intentions to honor them in song like never before.
And speaking of songs, oh how she kissed us with old school this week…
- “Love’s Taken Over” by Chante Moore (Only she can unceremoniously sing, “…got something in my eye right now…” in the middle of a song and never miss a step.)
- “If You Asked Me To” by Patti LaBelle (a song, written by Prince, that should have received the backing and been much bigger on a global scale. It didn’t matter though, because Patti put this song in our lives with power regardless.)
- “Yesterday” by The Beatles (for people who are worried about time; what’s going on – what’s NOT going on…)
- “Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)” by Gladys Knight & The Pips (Love and praise to Gladys for her poise and grace, being the consummate performer)
- “Killing Me Softly” by Roberta Flack (Personal note: I’ve heard Roberta, I’ve heard Al B. Sure, I’ve heard Luther and I’ve heard Lauryn Hill. But I never realized that I wasn’t LISTENING to this song, until Chante put a piece of peace on it. Ahhh, my soul is nourished…)
- “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers (followed by a snippet of “I Like It” by DeBarge. Like I said, my girl went straight old school on us this time and yeah, I Liked It.)
- “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” by Stevie Wonder (God’s got it all under control. Period.)
If I may, I think it’s wonderful that Chante works hard to preserve the value of the classics – music that has so boldly and definitively defined a generation. With all of the changes we’ve witnessed over the years (and frankly, devolution), her dedication to the craft is so desperately needed, for those who grew up listening to it, and the generations that follow.
She took a moment to talk about menopause, at which point I posted (in the live chat) that the men should shut their ears because grown folks (specifically – women) were talking. And y’all KNOW better than to interrupt the ladies when they’re talking. Let me show you.
Umm, excuse me, Chante, ladies-
Sorry. I’ll wait…
She did ask for our prayers, since she’s going through it (the M-word). She also shared her personal situation regarding the news of her estrogen and testosterone levels, which are always a cause for concern, so do keep her in our prayers.
New phrase for you fellas to look up so you won’t get in trouble later – Identical Hormone Therapy.
She followed that by telling us to be content with our situations (we’re married and want to be single and vice versa). Be content with the life you have and make the best of it. Simple wisdom.
Her Personal Passage of Passion: Write down your gratefulness, so you can later see what God has done for you during this time. This is a time that’s unprecedented and you want to remember it. If you don’t tell the stories, just like now, we won’t have what’s called history. And remember, it’s not HISstory, it’s OUR story. So write it down for your children… …and your children’s children… …take them into your tomorrows. These days are not going to stay the same. It might get worse – it might. Live to the fullest today. Make your choice – make your calling and election SURE. Figure out who you are and live that. NOW.
Her Inscription Of Inspiration:
Isaiah 61: 1-3
(NIV) 1The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3and provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
(KJV) 1The Spirit of the LORD GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
She also gave a special thanks to Javon (sp.) Dawkins of HMG Studios for making this episode’s appearance possible.
And finally, the thought to keep with you daily, particularly during these most challenging days: If you get down, call a friend and encourage each other, alright? Don’t suffer in silence…
Airhugs and out! See you all next week for another recap!
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