If you haven't sung this song in the shower or in your car or while white girl wasted, then you totally should! This is music. There's no Nicki Minaj or Foxy Brown or Lil Kim professing their "love" with lyrics and an outfit that leave little to the imagination. It's Effie, played by Jennifer Holliday, pouring her heart out in song to her manager Curtis who's ready to kick … [Read more...] about Throwback Friday: “And I Am Telling You” by Jennifer Holliday…original Dreamgirl Effie
If you're truly into roots, rock, reggae the ones at the top of their game have been Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, and Gregory Isaacs. On October 25, 2010 the "Cool Ruler" Gregory Isaacs died of lung cancer at the tender age of 59. He had been battling the big "C" for a year before his death. A native of Jamaica, he also made a home in London. Through his life, like many … [Read more...] about Throwback Friday: “Night Nurse” by Gregory Isaacs. RIP.
This week's Throwback Friday is by special request from JB who thinks he owns this particular column on my blog. Every week, he goes through his iTunes picking out songs he likes and telling me that what I should use. When JB mentioned Ashford and Simpson, I was like "hell no," but then I saw the video for "Solid" and I had a change of heart. The husband and wife duo … [Read more...] about Throwback Friday: “Solid” by Ashford and Simpson
This week, I'm bringing you some classic Philly soul music. The Stylistics brought us songs like "You Make Me Feel Brand New," "Betcha By Golly Wow," and this week's Throwback Friday feature "People Make The World Go Round." It's a song I fell in love with all over again when Spike Lee used the Marc Dorsey version in "Crooklyn" (that soundtrack is a must have, by the way). … [Read more...] about Throwback Friday: “People Make The World Go Round” by The Stylistics
We're at that point in the summer, at least in the United States, where just about anywhere you go in the country it's hot like summer. This is when we start to hate the season and wish for cooler days to come even faster. Instead of moping around, especially when those heat waves and killer humidity roll through, take a minute to appreciate all the wonderful things that are … [Read more...] about Throwback Friday: “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince