Tag: Aretha Franklin

Black History Month honors the great Black Female vocalists

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Whitney Houston starts us out with her iconic rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Oh yeah, she sold a few records in her too short career...more than 200 million of them worldwide.
Yesterday we looked at some of the greatest Black male vocalists of all-time. Today we check their female counterparts. The final list was whittled down from a group of more than thirty great performers. They also included Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Donna Summer, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack and Dinah Washington.... Read more »

Ten influential musicians who died in 2018

Aretha Frankllin died after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. The Queen of Soul was 76.
Each January, I like to honor the musicians who left us the previous year. Some all time greats passed on. Here they are with some of their best music: Among the other artists we lost last year were Tony Joe White, Charles Aznavour, Yvonne Staples, Dennis Edwards, Hugh Masekela, Ray Thomas, Danny Kirwin and Charles... Read more »

The week in review: Summer is over

How big a baby do you have to be to sit with your arms folded like this? You don't need a body language expert to figure this one out!
Goodbye to August. Hello September. Summer is ending. Fall is right around the corner. Let’s take a look at some of the craziness that ended August: That’s it for another week. Enjoy the three day weekend. Hey Matt Kaminski, do you have any Labor Day songs? HA!! Related Post: Seven songs for Labor Day
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Is it old school or just old?

Is it old school or just old?
It’s hard to admit this but I’m getting old. I know…I know..everyone is but there’s a difference between getting older and getting old. And it seems the universe is giving me signs. EVERY. DAY. I’m a few months from reaching 65. Yep, senior citizenville. Facebook lets me know this by sending me a targeted ad... Read more »

Black History Month Music: The Legends From A-Z Part 1

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Louis Armstrong- One of the most important figures in the history of Jazz. You can make a case that there's never been a better musician in any form of music. He hits note you can't believe. Check out the last minute of "Ain't Misbehavin'"
February is Black History Month. Music is a big part of it. You can find great contributions in every genre of music. From Rock, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Hip-hop and even Country music. Here’s a mix of some of the great musicians. Today we’ll look at the first half of the alphabet…A through M. Tomorrow N-Z... Read more »

10 Favorite Musical Movies

That Thing You Do-1994Tom Hanks and Tom Everett Scott in a film about a one hit Wonder band. Catchy title tune the first hundred times it's played.
With last weeks release of “Get On Up, the James Brown bio-pic, it’s time to take a look at the best of other movies with a musical theme.
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