Dezaray Dawn is an exciting new artist on the future soul scene, possessing a voice which resonates with the depth of both emotion and experience. This German-born, Southern-raised Army brat is a self-described gypsy, having lived in 2 countries, 4 states, and 6 US cities by the time she was 16. She attended 16 schools in 12 years, and Dezaray states: “When nothing else was solid in…
Added by Edie Antoinette on November 30, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Added by Harold Lee Rush on November 25, 2009 at 12:56pm —
Prior to becoming "The Sylvers", the four eldest members (Olympia, Leon, Charmaine, and James) recorded as the Little Angels, appearing on variety shows such as "Make Room For Daddy" and "You Bet Your Life," and opening for such acts as Johnny Mathis and Ray Charles.
During 1972 the act was joined by brothers Edmund and Ricky. The sextet changed their name from the Little Angels to the Sylvers and released three albums on the… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on November 24, 2009 at 11:37am —
Almost a precursor of California Motown in the 70s, given that the young Stevie Wonder spends a day at the beach!
Stevie at the Beach is the fifth album by Motown singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder released on the Tamla (Motown) label in 1964. This album—with the exception of the mild hit—"Hey Harmonica Man", was a concept album of sorts, focusing on beach and surfer anthems as an attempt to get Wonder to now sing surf… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on November 17, 2009 at 10:44am —
This Bay Area native of Puerto-Rican ancestry has established her musical presence with powerfully sweet vocals, passionately poetic song writing and sultry production. Her music has been defined as neo-funk & soul but its roots go much deeper with an infusion of afro-latin/carribean rhythms, jazz, hip-hop, salsa and rock, blending perfectly to create a unique sound all her own.
A radiating, fiery… Continue
Added by Edie Antoinette on November 15, 2009 at 8:00pm —
BLUES AND SOUL MAGAZINE ARTICLE...1987
Although SoleMann was never a Major Music Star, he was well known throughout the south from 1982 to 1986. He had 1 album titled "Come and Get Your Sole" which was released in the spring of 1982 and was well recieved throughout the south...
The Album contained 12 songs, all of which was written by SoleMann himself, but the one song that generated heavy airplay, was a song that he had… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on November 14, 2009 at 5:38pm —
Given the fact that Motown had not been conducting Live sessions with the vocalists and instrumentalists recording at the same time since at least 1963, this session was clearly staged for the CBS News cameras that were doing a brief piece called The Motown Sound.
Pictured in the studio are songwriters Lamont Dozier (Standing on the steps at the back of the studio), Brian Holland (The guy who cuts in on the band), Ivy Jo Hunter (Does… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on November 13, 2009 at 8:17am —
Ah the good old days. We so often think back about those good old days with little consideration as to why they earned the name. If you really stop and ponder the concept one may realize that it had nothing at all to do with a specific time in history but rather those who were making history at that time.
It was the people, not a timeline, that created an era where doing the right thing just because it was the right thing to do was what the memories we call the good old days. It was… Continue
Added by Steve Powell on November 11, 2009 at 2:56pm —
Because the "deceiver" is relentless and it appears that this evil spiritual being is quite successful at getting God's creation to deny his effect and influence upon mankind...God's sons continue to cry aloud and spare not.
Many people feel that they can legitimize the celebration and observation of this "holiday" called halloween by targeting and criticizing those who openly condemn it for what it is...a celebration of evil.
What may seem to be a logical explanation, offering… Continue
Added by Big Papa on November 11, 2009 at 9:22am —
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING, FUNNY, ODD OR JUST DOWNRIGHT WEIRD STUFF I FIND WHILE SURFING THE NET.
Here is one bully that got exactly what he asked for. Just goes to show ya, a person can only take so
Added by KnightD12 on November 11, 2009 at 7:00am —
My brother KnightD, not sure how many years he served in the AirForce
This is my youngest brother, he served 15 years in the army.
This is my oldest son Marvin. He graduated in 1983, that same year he joined the Army. He served 8 years.
This is my youngest son Michael,he graduated in 1985, that same year he joined the army, He… Continue
Added by Boo on November 10, 2009 at 11:15pm —
Damon Harris is most notable as a member of The Temptations from 1971 to 1975. Twenty years old when he joined the group, Harris was the youngest member of The Temptations during his tenure in the group. As a teenager Harris had formed a Temptations tribute band named The Young Tempts (AKA The Young Vandals).
After leaving the group, the dejected Harris decided to reform The Young Vandals with Simms, Timmons, and Tighman, renaming the… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on November 6, 2009 at 12:33pm —
1970 release on the Isley Brothers’ T-Neck label. The falsetto here belongs to Otis Harris, Jr., who had formed this singing group as a teenager in Baltimore. The group sang Temptations covers and called itself the Young Tempts – until Motown objected. They became the Young Vandals and then, simply, the Vandals. Continue
Otis Harris joined the real-life Temptations in 1971, occupying the high-tenor slot originally held by Eddie Kendricks.…
Added by Edie Antoinette on November 6, 2009 at 9:30am —
A holiday gift for that special little one...
Added by Lydell Jackson on November 5, 2009 at 10:28am —
Vocalist/keyboardist Frank Brunson formed People’s Choice in Philadelphia in the early ’70s.
Drummer/percussionist David Thompson, vocalists Valerie Brown and Marc Reed, guitarists Darnell Jordan and Johnnie Hightower, keyboardists Clifton Gamble and Bill Rodgers, and bassist/vocalist Stanley Thomas were in the original lineup.
Despite the vocalists, the group’s biggest hits were instrumentals. They were signed to… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on November 3, 2009 at 3:41pm —
Despite their name, the Chicago Gangsters were originally from Ohio,
consisting of brothers James, Sam, Chris, and Leroy McCant. Their sound ranged from heavy funk and disco to sweet, smooth soul.
They adopted the name Chicago Gangsters after catching on with the Gold Plate label, where they worked with prolific songwriter/arranger Richard Evans and a number of Chicago's top studio musicians.
Their debut LP,… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on November 3, 2009 at 10:57am —
What movie could bring a 14 year old Black male living in the segregated South in the very early 60s to the verge of tears? This one! Although I would never admit to crying, I will fess up to getting 'misty eyed'. Ahem cough, cough.
One hot summer afternoon, I decided to go to the movies. Lucky for me I lived within walking distance of 2 of the 4 movie houses that Blacks could go to. One was old, but the other had only been opened for a year or so. The new one had better air… Continue
Added by KnightD12 on November 3, 2009 at 2:57am —
Ronnie & The Hi-Lites was a Doo-Wop Musical Group from the United States.
They formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in the early 1960s. Their song "I Wish That We Were Married" reached the 1962 Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The group originally called The Cascades, initially consisted of tenors Sonny Caldwell and John Whitney, bass singer Kenny Overby and baritone Stanley Brown. Adding 12-year-old Ronnie Goodson as their… Continue
Added by Shelley "SoleMann" King on November 2, 2009 at 1:58pm —