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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...







The Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music Renew Longstanding Music Agreement
The Estate of late Michael Jackson and Sony Music have agreed to a new deal which will extend the landmark 42-year relationship with the King of Pop’s music. Effective January 1, 2018, Sony Music will extend the term of their administration of MJ’s catalog in a long-term recording agreement.  So...







PREMIERE: Aplus – “Strangers”
R&B duo and singing sisters Aplus premiere their new single, “Strangers,” the second release off their forthcoming debut album, Pride Liberty Detroit. On the piano-led offering, the Detroit-born songstresses deliver painstaking lyrics coupled with emotionally-riched vocals and lush harmonies abo...







Mylezia Focuses On Self-Worth in “Party Of One” Music Video
Wilmington, Delaware R&B artist Mylezia drops the music video for her self-esteem building single, “Party Of One.” On the Ricodaproducer-produced ballad, the singer and songwriter shine the spotlight on herself as she aims to promote self-love, despite any challenges or pains. Mylezia begins her...







Rachel Kerr Unveils Music Video For Inspiring Single “Alive”
UK born singer/songwriter Rachel Kerr reveals the music video to her breathtaking new single, “Alive,” a powerful anthem written for every person who has survived life’s trials and obstacles. “ALIVE…. Many people go through a tough mental process this time of year, especially reflecting on all t...







Ravyn Lenae Announces New EP; Drops New Single “Sticky”
R&B/Pop singer Ravyn Lenae will kick off 2018 with the EP, Crush, via 323 Music Group/ Atlantic Records. Arriving January 26th, the project is being executive produced by Steve Lacy (The Internet, Kendrick Lamar), who also joins Lenae on two of its five tracks including the vocal call-and-respon...







Jesse Campbell – Ain’t No Sunshine x Christmas Time is Here
Former NBC’s The Voice contestant, Jesse Campbell tickle our souls during the holiday season with two new covers of classic songs. The first offering is a sweet and intoxicating rendition of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Delivering the only way he knows how, Jesse glides over the track effo...










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