On a recent trip to Toronto, one of my best purchases was a stack of old records I scored at a yard sale, sentimentally a block near my old apartment. As my fingers shuffled through, I came across Diamond Life by Sade and practically screamed with excitement. I am a huge Sade dork, (she may be my favourite of all time), and at first listen was a song I had never heard before called 'Cherry Pie.' It seemed fitting for summer, and inspired this playlist of smooth r & b jams to take you from sweaty afternoon adventures into the breezy nights.

You can download the songs here  - (note: once you've downloaded the zip file simply drag the folder into your iTunes library)


1. Cherry Pie - Sade
2. Say You'll Be There
3. Mary Jane (All Night Long) - Mary J Blige
4. Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
5. When It Hurts So Bad - Lauryn Hill
6. Fantasy - Mariah Carey
7. N.Y. State of Mind - Nas
8. Big Momma Thang - Lil' Kim
9. Ya Mama - Pharcyde 
10. Bag Lady - Erykah Badu
11. Every Little Thing I Do - Soul for Real
12. My Lovin' - En Vogue
13. Dance For You - Beyonce 

*All music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records!