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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Good Vibrations – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

July 6, 2018

  That is me for this ‘Flashback Friday,” and after signing off I am going to take a stroll down to one of the local “ watering holes and enjoy a little conversation with some of the locals and listen to some more R&B. Yes, that is what they play on a Friday night in the little town where I relax. I am going to close this week’s session with…

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You Are The First, My Last, My Everything – Barry White

  You could not mistake my next artist once you heard his voice. I list Barry Eugene Carter aka, Barry White and Isaac Hayes as the real Pioneers of Rap. Each one would get you worked up with their bass voices, giving you a prologue to the song, then we would get some serious orchestration along with the words to the song. Barry white did not just bounce onto the…

April 13, 2018
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Joy And Pain – Rob Base and DJ E Z Rock

Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock are a Hip Hop duo and are considered pioneers in Hip Hop crossing over into the mainstream. Robert Ginyard and Rodney “Skip,” Bryce are from New York and like most Hip Hop or Rap artists sampled music from other artists. Their first hit “It Takes Two,” was a sample of a song by The Godfather, James Brown and Lyn Collins, “Think About It.” Their…

March 2, 2018
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Come Into My House – Queen Latifah

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Dana Elaine Owens, better known to us as Queen Latifah, began her musical career in the Baptist Church. Her sport in high school was basketball where she played a power forward. Most people think her acting ability came after her Rapping, but in reality, they both grew together. She has always been socially political and she is known for that along with her Rhyming/rapping skills…

February 23, 2018
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Body Heat – James Brown

As Bugs Bunny would say “That’s all folks,” for this “Flashback Friday.” Hope you have enjoyed this trip down memory lane and I hope some of the music was what you danced to at high school, in the basement or at a club. It was all good times. This is a period when R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Pop and Rock were at their peak and musicians experimented outside of their…

January 26, 2018
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O.P.P. – Naughty By Nature

Who likes party anthems? Then again who doesn’t? My next group had one of the top party anthems in the 1990 and it still is being used in various movies and television shows. The song has been featured in such The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Monk, and The Office. The group is Naughty By Nature out of New Jersey. Like Salt-N-Pepa, the trio consisted of two main rappers and a…

November 24, 2017
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Shoop – Salt-N-Pepa

Cheryl James (Salt), Sandra Denton (Pepa) and Deidra Roper (Spinderella) are the members of the female Hip Hop group Salt-N-Pepa. Both Cheryl and Deidra are the United States born, Brooklyn to be in fact, while Sandra was born in Jamaica. In the late 1980s, the new genre of Rap/Hip Hop was mostly male artists, until Salt-N-Pepa burst on the scene. Today we take it for granted that there are female…

November 24, 2017
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Wild Things – Tone-Loc

Turn up the volume, whether you’re at home or in the car. If you still at work, put on the headphones and get ready for “Flashback Friday.” Most of my American friends should be either at home resting and digesting their Thanksgiving meal or out in the chaos called “Black Friday.” To all of you in the United States Happy Thanksgiving weekend. This week I am sticking with some of…

November 24, 2017
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