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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...

Jake&Papa – Phones
Jake&Papa unleash the brand new single "Phones," a song from their upcoming mixtape, Tattoos&Blues. The post Jake&Papa – Phones appeared first on

Soulstress Mary Akpa Delves Into The ‘Unseen’ On New EP
Headed by the heartfelt tune "That Day On The Train," Unseen is a story about emotions, those things that are felt but still remain "unseen," especially that of love. The post Soulstress Mary Akpa Delves Into The ‘Unseen’ On New EP appeared first on

Ran Christian – Dead Or Alive
Harlem singer/songwriter Ran Christian brings us some risky business today with the fiery new single "Dead Or Alive." The song is full of Marvin Gaye-like swag as Christian stiff-arms a woman who has her eye on him. The post Ran Christian – Dead Or Alive appeared first on

Jidenna – Bambi
They say it is better to have loved and lost than never loved at all— and in Jidenna’s cinematic new video for the infectious ballad “Bambi” off of his debut album The Chief, we see that familiar saying being put to the test. The post Jidenna – Bambi appeared first on

Jason Derulo – Swalla ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign (Lyric Video)
Produced by Ricky Reed (who also produced Derulo's "Want To Want Me), "Swalla" delivers a catchy chorus over a sun-soaked island groove. The post Jason Derulo – Swalla ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign (Lyric Video) appeared first on

Still At It: Paula Patton Accuses Robin Thicke Of Meddling With Custody Order
Singer Robin Thicke and ex wife, actress Paula Patton, are still legally bickering ever since Patton was awarded custody of their 6-year-old son Julian. In a filing made public yesterday (Feb. 23), Patton accused Thicke of manipulating the custody court order and plotting to get her arrested in...


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