Wednesday, January 25, 2012
We also remember Etta James on today. She would have have celebrated her 74th birthday. She passed five days before she could see it.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Umm...yeah. I had to re-read what I typed up there also. Now I know Brandy's been on the promo trail for her upcoming album (click here if you missed that) and her new role on BET's hot show, The Game, but I think she's reaching a little bit now...
New single for legendary singer/songwriter Roberta Flack called "We Can Work It Out" released last year November. Originally released by The Beatles, it's off her upcoming album (date TBA) entitled Let It Be--Roberta Flack Singing The Beatles which will be her interpretations of some of their classic hits. At 74 years old, the singer most known for her hit, "Killing Me Softly" is still out here doing it!
Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time," Franklin said. "We will not comment on it any further because of the very personal and sensitive nature of it. We appreciate all of the many well wishes from friends. "We're very compatible, and he supports me and I support him a lot, and he has given me specialized attention that I don't think I've received from anyone else," she said. SourceMr. Wilkerson would have made husband #4 for Ms. Franklin. It wasn't stated if they are still together or not, but either way I'm pretty sure they'll continue to remain friends.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Who remembers this 1999 hit from these two? Some years ago, before Trey Songz chart-topping hit, "Can't Be Friends", everyone was rocking to this breakup anthem. This song was in heavy rotation and reached #1 on the R&B charts. A lot of people could relate because it's about a couple who's broken up, but can't seem to go back to how things used to be because they're still in love with each other. Sigh...we've all been there before!
This song came at the last of the pure R&B years as we remember it. Before the takeover of the whole Hip-Hop and R&B label that songs today are labeled as. Pure R&B songs today are labeled as either "Adult R&B" or "Neo-Soul". BRING BACK REAL R&B!
"Celebrating my birthday by taking a stroll down memory lane. I've come a long way since "What's the 411". Been in the game for over half of my life!"Happy Birthday Mary J. Blige! Peep her new video off of her latest album My Life II: The Journey Continues, "Mr. Wrong" ft. Drake after the break!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Throughout Beyonce's pregnancy there has been speculation and much conspiracy theories on the reality of her pregnancy. From her first announcement of her pregnancy at the MTV Awards until now, there have been doubts among the public as much as there has been congratulations. However some of the comments must've gotten under her sister, singer-songwriter Solange Knowle's skin because she took to Twitter (as most celebs do) to voice her anger...
Here's a R&B classic from the legendary soul singer, Al Green. "Let's Stay Together" is one of Al Green's most notable singles. This love song was #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and R&B charts back in 1971 from the album with the same name and is still thriving today.
"Let's Stay Together" is probably one of the most sampled and covered songs in the history of R&B. It's been covered by Roberta Flack, Margie Joseph, Tina Turner, Boyz II Men, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Issac Hayes, Robin Thicke and several others. It has also been featured in numerous commercials, TV shows, and movies. It has also been named one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stones.
From the first chords of this song, to the last adlibs, you can't help but tap your foot, dance or sing along. I wonder if he knew how big of a hit he was actually recording when he was in the studio back in the 70s. I love good music.
Monday, January 9, 2012
We have Both Been Blessed Beyond Measure..14years later,” tweeted Monica, while Brandy responded, “I love you so much Mo❤thank u!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
This song soared to the top of the charts and was #1 on four Billboard charts which included, Pop, R&B, Club Play, and Disco Single. "Boogie Oogie Oogie" sold over two million copies and earned the group a Grammy award in 1979 for Best New Artist. This song is the epitome of funk, soul, and disco and is their biggest hit to date.
I love the fact that the two lead singers, Janice-Marie Johnson and Carlita Dorhan, are rocking it out on the mic and guitars. You didn't see that too often back in the day. Especially among the popularity of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sly, Commodores, and other rock/funk groups primarily dominated by men. Nowadays, we are familiar with Beyonce's all-girl band, but salute to bands like A Taste of Honey and Klymaxx who came before them.
Have a good weekend and enjoy!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Raise your hand if you remember this 1990 classic slow jam! This is one of my absolute favorite RnB duets of all time! You have the beautiful and talented singer, Pebbles combined with the smooth and musically talented Babyface together singing about the rollercoaster ride of love.
I love the whole concept and storyline of this video. Videos like this one makes me miss the days when singers actually sung without being naked and sexually explicit. It's simple, classy, and enhances the song really well. We haven't heard from these two in a while, but this song right here is always in rotation on my iPod. Enjoy!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tank's latest single, "Next Breath", from his upcoming fifth album, Savior, has been making a lot of buzz. No release date yet, but this single gives us that melodic, smooth sound that Tank is known for. More RnB news after the break...
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I had the pleasure of getting a last minute ticket and chance to go see RnB and Soul singers Chrisette Michele and Musiq Soulchild perform live on Friday night! I was excited because they are two of my favorite artists and I've never heard them perform live. Read more of my review after the jump...
Awwww yeah! Taking you back to those New Jack Swing glory days! I was probably only about 3 years when this Guy hit was out, but you couldn't tell me nothing when it came on lol. This song still gets me groovin' and is a part of my daily jogging playlist.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Thanks Singersroom for the link!