Essence Band

The Essence Band, from Richmond Virginia, have traveled up and down the east coast from New York to Miami, performing current and past blends of Rhythm and Blues, Top 40, Motown, Beach Music, Jazz, and Golden Oldies. They specialize in playing weddings, colleges, fraternities, sororities, corporations, and for Masonic organizations


The 50sThe 80’s
Gee Whiz-  Carla ThomasBrown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
 All In My Mind- Brenda LeeCarolina Girl
Under the Boardwalk – DriftersWord Up – Cameo
Little Bitty Pretty One- Frankie Lyman and the TeenagersGive It To Me Baby – Rick James
Baby Workout- Jackie WilsonFantastic Voyage – Lakeside          
Build Me Up Buttercup- FoundationAll The Way Live 
At Last- Etta JamesStart Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Come On Baby Let The Good Times RollDon’t Look Any Further – Dennis Edwards and Saidah Garrett
Stand By Me- Ben E. KingAlways – Atlantic Star
Dimples- John Lee HookerJuicy – Mtume
Don’t Let GoJump To It – Aretha Franklin
You Send Me- Sam CookeBad Boy Having A Party – Luther Vandross
Green Grass –Wilson PicketWait For Love 
It’s Alright- ImpressionsCassanova – Levert
Duke of EarlSingle Life – Cameo
Charlie Brown – CoastersDa’Butt- E. U
Twist- Chubby CheckerYou Be Long With Me – Taylor Swift
Poison Ivy – CoastersI Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain
Lipstick on Your Collar – Connie FrancisShame – Evelyn Copeland
New York, New York   Frank SinatraGet Out of My Dreams – Billie Ocean
Fly Me to the Moon    Build Me Up Buttercup
Thought it was Me     Down on the Corner
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash     Holiday
Crazy-  Patsy  Cline                                                            
The 90’s, New Millennium & Hip Hop
The 60’sRapper’s Delight- The Sugar Hill Gang                           
My Girl – The TemptationsNo Diggity – Blackstreet                                                      
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The TemptationsLove No Limit – Mary J. Blije
Papa Was a Rolling Stone Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison                                             
Papa Was a Rolling StoneGet On Up – Jodeci
Mustang Sally – Wilson PickettThis Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
Sitting on The Dock of The Bay – Otis ReddingWhose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under – Shania Twain                           
My Guy – Mary WellsPeople Everyday – Arrested Development
Come See about Me – Diana Ross & the SupremesHome Alone – R. Kelly
Where Did Our Love GoHeard It All Before – Sunshine Anderson
Can’t Hurry Love Just In Case – Jaheim
Can I Change My Mind – Tyrone DavisJust Friends – Musiq
Respect – Aretha FranklinThe Way – Jill Scott
Funky Good Time – James BrownLove Of My Life – Erika Badu
You are the Best ThingComin’ From Where I’m  From – Anthony Hamilton
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
The 70’sNo One – Alicia Keys
I Will Survive –  Gloria GaynorUnbreakable 
I’ll Take  You There- The Staples Singers’I Ain’t Drunk (Blues)
Used To Be My Girl – The O’ JaysMagic – Charlie Wilson
Darlin’ Darlin  Baby – Luther VandrossSeptember
Lady Marmalade – Patti LabelleGreen  Light
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – McFadden & WhiteheadMr. Officer
Celebration – Kool & The Gang                                           Spotlight – Jenifer Hudson
Ladies’ Night Because  of You – Neo
Get Down On It Shake Your body Down To The Ground – Michael Jackson
Jungle Boogie Billie Jean
Hollywood Swinging Don’t Stop Until You get Enough 
To Be Real – Cheryl LynnThere Goes My Baby
Back In Love Again – L.T.D.Before I Let Go
Brick House – The CommodoresToo Close
Got To Give It Up – Marvin GayeLine  Dances
Play That Funky Music – Wild CherryThe Electric Slide
Early In Morning – The Gap BandCha Cha slide
Outstanding Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky Get Loose – Teddy Pendergrass/(Bus Stop )
I Can’t Tell You Why – The EaglesBooty Call
Bad Girl – Donna SummerMississippi Slide
Boogie Oogie Oogie – Taste of Honey
Y.M.C.A. – The Village PeopleChristmas Favorites
Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob SegerSilent Night – The Temptations
Get Down Tonight – K.C. & The Sunshine BandThe Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
Boogie Shoes This Christmas – Donnie Hathaway
Ring My Bell – Anita WardWhat Will The Lonely Do This Christmas
Heart of Glass – Blondie
Love’s Holiday – Earth, Wind & Fire
For The Good Times – Al Green
Keep It Hot – Cameo
Skin Tight – The Ohio Players
Slide- Slave
Happy Feelings – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Before  I Let Go
The Clean Up Woman – Betty Wright
Tonight Is The Night
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
Loves Changes – Mother’s Finest
If you Don’t Know Me By Now –  Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
One In A Million – Larry Graham
Down On The Corner- Credence Clearwater Revival

Next Steps…

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