Express Yourself – N.W.A.

January 4, 2019

  Niggaz Wid Attitude (N.W.A.)is considered the originators of Gangsta Rap along with Public Enemy. The original members of NWA were Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy E, Arabian Prince, and DJ Yella. The group were definitely anti-police and they had legitimate reason coming from the Los Angeles area of Compton. The group seemed to celebrate the violence that was so much a part of life in Compton. Their lyrics embraced…

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Christmas Rappin’ – Kurtis Blow

December 21, 2018

  It was difficult choosing the songs for this Christmas “Flashback Friday.” There are so many great Christmas songs recorded by R&B, Soul, Pop, and even Hip-Hop artists, but choose I did and I hope you liked them. If you did just leave a like on my website and tune in on “Soulful Sunday,” when I conclude my selection. I will end this session with one of the pioneers of…

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Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid

December 21, 2018

  Hello Everlasting-Soul followers, we are in the countdown for that magical day. Most of you are going to be running around doing some last minute shopping. Others will be packing the car or suitcases to head to spend the holidays on a beach somewhere warm or to spend time with loved ones. To get you in the spirit or keep the spirit growing, I have selected a few soulful…

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Dancing In The Street – Mick Jagger & David Bowie

December 15, 2018

Welcome to this week’s “Flashback Friday,” where we relive the hits and genre of yesterday’s music. I know people still create R&B and Soul songs, but the music that lives on are those songs from the 50s, to the 90s. Whether you called it R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, House, Hip-Hop or even Pop, it is and will be everlasting. This month is the 50th anniversary of the album that really…

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Whatta Man – Salt & Pepa (Feat. En Vogue)

December 1, 2018

Welcome back to “Flashback Friday,” where we rev up the weekend with some old school R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Dance and House music. Well we are at the tale end of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hope you had an opportunity to take advantage of all the discounts all the participating stores were offering. I kept quiet this year but I do have a few big ticket items I…

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Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic

November 24, 2018

  Alright, we are moving into the House music era. My next selection was probably the first House music song to make it on the American Dance charts. The group Technotronic was the idea of Jo Baegert, a displaced American, who moved to Belgium with the vision of becoming a music producer. His thought was to take the heavy bass and dance grooves and mix them with Hip-Hop. He pulled…

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Get Down On It – Cameo

October 5, 2018

Hello everyone, “Flashback Friday,” in the house. I am back in Canada and cold, but it is suppose to warm up today. So I will enjoy the warmth while we have it and listen to some great R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Disco and Dance music. My first featured artists are the group Cameo. The band was originally known as The New York City Players. They started out in 1974…

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A Woman Can Change A Man – Joe Tex

September 9, 2018

  My next artist won four times at the Apollo Theater, and if you have seen what contestants have to go through to be successful, you know that he was very talented. Joe Tex was born Joesph Arrington Jr. and he would release one of the first Southern Soul records that also crossed over on the Pop Charts. His career did not take off right away, but he was being…

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Tonight – Kool & The Gang

September 2, 2018

What does my next band have in common with Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor? Well, it is not comedy. As Kool & The Gang began to solidify their sound on the East coast, the toured with the two-star comedians and also Ritchie Havens. Robert “Kool,” Bell and his brother Ronald started joined a neighbourhood group that included several friends. At first, the group was known as the Jazziacs, but over…

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Jumping Jack Flash – Aretha Franklin

August 24, 2018

Hello Guys and Dolls, “Flashback Friday,” is here and it is time to listen and move to some R&B, Soul, Dance, Hip Hop and Disco music. As you know last week we lost the “Queen of Soul,” and I played a view of her many fabulous songs. All of this week I have been seeing others paying tribute to Aretha Franklin. Whether it was a music video, on the radio…

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