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  • 0 Charles Bradley And Sharon Jones

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    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 12/15/2017

    We lost Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings in 2016 and Charles Bradley earlier this year. There are always new trailblazers who prove that talent with luck will rise to the top. Who says today's classic soul can't be as good as the songs from "the golden age." Both Jones and Bradley are late bloomers in the music business if one brands success by age. However, they are not overnight sensations by a long shot. Check out "Sail On," one of the last tracks recorded by Sharon Jones. After that, listen to Charles Bradley belt out Neil Young's "Heart of Gold." It's the "official" audio from Daptone Records. Enjoy them both! Previous Post

  • 0 The Queen of Sugar Hill Records: Sylvia Robinson

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    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 09/15/2017

    It's good to be "The Queen" when you have the reputation of being one in the music business! Sylvia "Vanderpool" (1936 – 2011) had her first number one R&B song ("Love Is Strange") in 1956 as part of the vocal duo Mickey and Sylvia. She became singer/songwriter/producer Mrs. Sylvia Robinson after marrying Joe Robinson, owner of All-Platinum/Vibration Records. All Platinum eventually became Sugar Hill Records. Sylvia had another number one R&B hit in 1973 with "Pillow Talk." In 1974 her "Sweet Stuff" song peaked at number 4 on the R&B charts. By the end of the decade, Sylvia concentrated on harvesting the fresh young sound of the exploding, hip-hopping, street beat rap pioneers. These impresarios put Sugar Hill Records on the map. 1979's "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugar Hill Gang peaked at number 4 R&B giving the label an early hip-hop hit. In the video below you’ll see a few more noteworthy records by Sugar Hill artists. 60 seconds of Sylvia's "It's Good To Be The Queen" is featured in the label montage. "The Queen" throws down some amusing bougie lyrics. You know it's worth a laugh, so enjoy! Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Miss Sharon Jones!

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    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 08/25/2016

    I was so sad to learn about the passing of Sharon Jones. It wasn't a long timespan between my discovery of her as a new rising star and her untimely demise from cancer. Her gritty soulful songs have the bite of emotion you just can't ignore. Here's the the trailer from the new documentary about her life: Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Earth, Wind & Fire - Chicago

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    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 08/19/2015

    Earth, Wind & Fire together with Chicago Saturday, August 15, 2015 on the Heart and Soul tour in Camden, NJ segue from "September" into Chicago's "Free." Enjoy 18 seconds of both groups playing together! Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 How Students Remix Classic Soul

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    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 05/21/2015

    Drexel University in Philadelphia is known for teaching technology. A fortunate group of students taking Uncovering the Philly Groove course at Drexel are embracing tech to remix a bunch of unreleased City of Brotherly Love tracks never heard by the public. Watch the video and learn how the students add different elements to the old classic soul songs mixing up something fresh. If the embedded video doesn't play, you can follow the direct link below to the story on 6abc Philadelphia. Students at Drexel University get to remix old R&B, soul songs Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Retreat

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    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 10/19/2013

    Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Listen to "Retreat!" from the new album: Give The People What They Want. I'm not crazy about the animation but the song is strong enough to grab and hold you. Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 President Obama sings Sweet Home Chicago

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    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 03/21/2012

    President Obama sings "Sweet Home Chicago." Enjoy! Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Ohio Players Album Covers

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    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 09/28/2011

    Pain, Pleasure, and Ecstasy. Album titles with cover art guaranteed to attract even more attention than the funky music inside of the exotic grooves. Take a Powerhouse Radio slide show trip with the "Fire" and "Skin Tight" Ohio Players from Dayton, Ohio. Both the album covers, and the players, have a special message for you. Watch and listen. Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Michael Jackson's Solo Timeline

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    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 06/24/2011

    Here's a video flashback looking at the major albums released by Michael Jackson. June 25, 2011, is the 2nd anniversary of his death. The index of his picture book, Michael Jackson: The Man In The Mirror, 1958 - 2009, lists over 60 MJ solo singles released Between 1968 - 2003. His very first single was "Let Me Carry Your School Books" in 1968, followed by "Got To Be There" in 1971. Watch and listen to this 2 minute video tribute we enjoyed producing. Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 20 Years of Mary J. Blige

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    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 06/14/2011

    Why watch the calendar until 2012! It's been almost 20 years we've enjoyed Mary J. Blige. Watch and listen to our special tribute. Previous Post | Next Post

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