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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...

Lloyd Drops New Song ‘Holding’ Ft. Lil Wayne
After much anticipation, the Atlanta native releases his brand new EP, TRU, via his Young Goldie Music imprint and EMPIRE. Along with the EP's release comes the new record 'Holding,' an infectious ride or die tune featuring long-time collaborator Lil Wayne. The post Lloyd Drops New Song ‘Holdin...

RENÉ – Voices
London-based artist RENÉ unveils her mesmerizing new track titled "Voices" on which soaring synths collide with an infectious melody, creating an intriguing groove. The post RENÉ – Voices appeared first on

Watch Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Hairspray Live!’ Performance of ‘I Know Where I’ve B...
Last night (Dec. 7) was NBC's premiere of Hairspray Live where Jennifer Hudson brought the house down (no surprise) with her performance of "I Know Where I've Been." The post Watch Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Hairspray Live!’ Performance of ‘I Know Where I’ve Been’ appeared first on

BJ The Chicago Kid – Uncle Marvin ft. Marvin Gaye
On the heels of his three Grammy nods, BJ The Chicago Kid drops a newbie called "Uncle Marvin" featuring a sample "Cleo's Apartment," a tune by one of BJ's biggest musical inspirations, Marvin Gaye. The post BJ The Chicago Kid – Uncle Marvin ft. Marvin Gaye appeared first on

Wade Brown – Coffee (EP)
Meet Wade Brown. An alumni of "The Voice" on #TeamCeelo a few years ago, the Huntsville, AL raised artist just dropped his soulful EP Coffee. The project features some smooth, soulful grooves as the underlying current for concepts of seduction, love, good vibes, and encouragement... The post Wa...

Dates Revealed For Kehlani’s 2017 ‘SWEETSEXYSAVAGE’ World Tour
The upcoming trek will kick off on Feb. 21 in Montreal, Canada, then to New York, before hitting the UK for a stretch of dates. The North American leg of the tour will restart on April 1st in Philadelphia, making stops in major U.S. cities like Atlanta, Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago, San Francisco, ...


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