Soul/R&B Musicians that Died in June

Davis Eli “David” Ruffin, (The Temptations, Soul Stirrers), June 1, 1991 Anthony “Tony” Ulysses Thompson, (Hi-Five), June 1, 2007 Franklin Delano “Junior” Alexander Braithwaite, (Wailers), June 2, 1999 Benny Spellman, June 3, 2011 Cornelius “Neeny,” Richard Harp, (The Marcels), June 4, 2013 Jayare Cahron Childs, (Cali Swagg District), June 6, 2014 Marvin Isley (The Isley Brothers), June 6, 2010 Billy Preston, June 6, 2006 Melvin “Lil Phat” Vernell III, June…

October 11, 2017

Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose – Teddy Pendergrass

Theodore Dereese “Teddy,” Pendergrass, became a sex symbol after several hits on the R&B,/Soul and Disco Charts. This song “Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose,” came off his 1978, Only You,” his third album. The album was big on both chart and had several major major songs that were released as singles. The album was released under the Gamble & Huff label and solidified his position as a top performer…

January 13, 2017

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – McFadden and Whitehead

Now here is a duo, that started out with Southern Soul, Stax Records and ended up with Gamble and Huff over at the Sounds of Philadelphia. McFadden and Whitehead were discovered by none other than Otis Redding, who they toured with until his death in a plane crash. I saw this duo Valentine’s night, in Kingston, Jamaica and what a show. Reggae and R&B on the same show, it really…

November 18, 2016

The Meaning of Soul Music

  I Love Music I have to thank my mother and father for introducing me to all genre of music, but especially the music of North America and the Caribbean. As my knowledge and curiousity grew I got to specialize in the type of music I wanted to purchase and listen. Do not get me wrong I still listen to all genre of music but the ones I listen to…

March 27, 2016