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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...

Snoh Aalegra – Sometimes Ft. Logic
Snoh Aalegra heightens anticipation around her forthcoming debut album, Feels, by releasing the new single "Sometimes," featuring previous collaborator and longtime friend Logic. The post Snoh Aalegra – Sometimes Ft. Logic appeared first on

La’Porsha Renae Celebrates Dreams in Video For “Already All Ready”
In the clip, the American Idol season 15 runner-up celebrate homecoming season by showcasing marching bands and cheerleaders as they do their chants, marches, and dances. The visual was shot at her her rivalry high school in Magnolia, Mississippi. The post La’Porsha Renae Celebrates Dreams in Vi...

UK Crooner Ricardo Williams Releases New Single, “Personal”
Highlighted by soulful vocals and cleverly-written lyrics, the singer/songwriter taps into the social media world for a relatable and memorable song. The post UK Crooner Ricardo Williams Releases New Single, “Personal” appeared first on

Baby Bash & Frankie J – “Body Yo Body” Ft. Kap G & Paula DeAnda
"Suga Suga" hitmakers Baby Bash and Frankie J release the new single, "Body Yo Body," featuring Kap G and songstress Paula DeAnda. The post Baby Bash & Frankie J – “Body Yo Body” Ft. Kap G & Paula DeAnda appeared first on

Ronnie Wright Reveals Soulful New Single “Adore”
R&B veteran Ronnie Wright stirs the soul with new single, "Adore," a song from his upcoming Bespeak project. On the record, the singer/songwriter promises his "heart and soul" to his special love, making for a heartfelt and inspiring offering. The post Ronnie Wright Reveals Soulful New Single “A...

H.E.R. Releases Sexy Video For Sensual Song “Every Kind of Way”; Drops New So...
MBK Entertainment/RCA Records rising R&B songstress H.E.R. continues to deliver heartstrings pulling music. Her latest is a music video for the sensual song, "Every Kind of Way," where she puts the focus on her King. The post H.E.R. Releases Sexy Video For Sensual Song “Every Kind of Way”; Drops...


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