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Teena Marie Lady T
Hot irons in the fire!  Fiery classic soul.  Lady T., Teena Marie didn’t have to take a backseat to anyone.  I was lucky enough to see her perform live one time. It was in a large Philadelphia arena.  The size of the crowd did not distract from the intimate punch Lady T. hammered home that night...

Stephanie Mills In The House
Stephanie Mills, Kingsley Smith (King from Powerhouse Radio), and Diane Prior. It’s 1980, we are in the studio of WAYV-FM, Atlantic City, NJ. Diane, our evening dj, went on to WKTU-FM in New York City, and me to 4 different FM stations in Philadelphia, PA.

Sparkle Then and Now
Whitney Houston’s “Celebrate,” a nice uptempo duet with Jordin Sparks of American Idol fame was recorded in early February, 2012. The latest “Sparkle” movie was released in August, 2012. The original film from 1976 starred Irene Cara. “Celebrate” is included in the soundtrack.

Nile Rodgers Chic Le Freak
Nile Rodgers, the surviving founder of Chic, chronicles the rise of his group in “Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny.” Co-founder Bernard Edwards died in Tokyo, Japan in 1996. The distinctive production style of Rodgers was responsible for hits by Diana Ross, David Bow...

Whitney Houston So Emotional
From Newark, New Jersey to Beverly Hills.  Whitney Houston: born August 9, 1963 in Newark.  Died: February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills. Celebrate her life with this “So Emotional” wallpaper from Picture Sleeve Pop.

Donna Summer Remembered
LaDonna Adrian Gaines was born on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1948. She grew up in Boston with her parents and two sisters.  By the time she was 12, she was singing Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick songs. On her approach to singing as an adult, Donna says in her autobiography “to this day I will a...

Sammie Drops Steamy Video For “Too Long”
Sammie's new music video for "Too Long" captures the intimate thoughts of his sexy leading lady as she fantasizes about getting her kitty kissed amongst other things. The post Sammie Drops Steamy Video For “Too Long” appeared first on

Sabrina Claudio Drops Seductive Video For “Stand Still”
Sabrina Claudio reveals a movement visual for her sensual single, "Stand Still," a song from her latest project, 'About Time,' the first collection of songs to follow her celebrated debut EP, 'Confidently Lost.' The post Sabrina Claudio Drops Seductive Video For “Stand Still” appeared first on S...

Morgan Bosman – Runaway Feat. THC, tchr.
"It's easier to run," Morgan Bosman proclaims in the music video for her soulful new single/video "Runaway," featuring THC, tchr. The post Morgan Bosman – Runaway Feat. THC, tchr. appeared first on

Mary J. Blige Cover ESSENCE’s November 2017 Issue; Talks New Film and Love
In her sitdown with the mag, the nine-time Grammy winner discusses her role in Netflix film, Mudbound which is set in the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow South, as well as her feelings on love and more. The post Mary J. Blige Cover ESSENCE’s November 2017 Issue; Talks New Film and Love app...

Ashleigh Watson Taps Into The 50’s For “Little Love”
Alternative R&B singer Ashleigh Watson gives us a hypnotizing, catchy new single called "Little Love," a retro-soul song that captures the essence of the 1950s. The post Ashleigh Watson Taps Into The 50’s For “Little Love” appeared first on

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong’s Musical Collaborations Celebrated In New ...
The timeless musical collaborations from music legends Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong will be celebrated in a new four (4) album set called 'Cheek to Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings. Arriving on November 10th via Verve/UMe, the project 75-tracks and gathers their three Verve albums, Dec...


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