Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday – William Bell

December 24, 2018

  Hello “Soulful Sunday,” followers I feel really great sharing the Sunday before Christmas with you all. Listening to some of the best Christmas songs sung by some of the greatest R&B, Soul and Gospel artist of our time. It is really incredible, I finished doing my shopping today and it was primarily for groceries, not presents. I remember when my daughters were small how I would rush around even…

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Never Gonna Give You Up – Barry White

October 28, 2018

If I said Mr. Romance, you could probably think of several artists. Nat King Cole, Jerry Butler, Ben E. King, even Marvin Gaye. A lot of single Black males use to say that once turned off the lights, light some candles and put Marvin on the turntable, you could not go wrong. The music would do the rest. Well, I am not referring to Marvin. I am referring to a…

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Make It Like It Was – Regina Belle

October 21, 2018

  Hello folks, “Soulful Sunday,” here and I am ready to lay down some R&B, Soul, Romantic-Soul and Quiet Storm tracks from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. The period in time when music really was the language of love. Regina Belle Should be considered one of the top ten female R&B, vocalists of the 20th Century. Born in New Jersey, she started her singing career singing Gospel. Her…

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Have You Seen Her – The Chi-Lites

October 7, 2018

The Chi-Lites started out in high school as a Doo Wop trio, with Eugene Record, Robert “Squirrel,” Lester, and Clarence Johnson. They were known as the Chanteurs. Later on two members of another group, Marshall Thompson, and Creadel “Red,” Jones joined them and the name was changed to the Hi-lites and Marshall Thompson became the lead singer. Like a few of the original names chosen by a group the name…

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A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle

September 16, 2018

You would think that my next artist spent most of her singing career, singing songs in duets and for animated movies. That would be far from the fact. Although she debuted in 1987, she had been singing from the age of three. Regina had begun singing in church, and Growing up in a very musical home it is no wonder she began that early. Her earliest influences would be her…

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Nothing Better Than Love – Luther Vandross & Gregory Hines

September 16, 2018

I have written about Luther Vandross and will again, so I thought it would be different to write about the other part of this duet, Gregory Hines. Most of us know Gregory Hines as a successful dancer, and actor, but few of us know of him as a successful singer, which he was. Gregory started out learning to dance at a very early age, two. He and his brother Maurice…

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I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin

August 19, 2018

  Hello folks, it is “Soulful Sunday,” and three days since Aretha Franklin left us and went to join the Soulful Choir in heaven. This Sunday my selection is dedicated to the “Queen of Soul.” Two of my selection will her songs. In 1967, my first song was originally written for Dionne Warwick, by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Lots of other female artists have covered the song, but the…

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Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin

August 17, 2018

As stated earlier I will pay tribute to one of the greatest Gospel, R&B, and Soul artists of our time, Aretha Franklin. I read recently that she feared being forgotten. With all the number one hits she has given us over five decades, I don’t think that will ever happen. I am not certain why Aretha chose to write the song Rock Steady, but to anyone from Jamaica knows, before…

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Nightshift – The Commodores

August 17, 2018

  Hello everyone, welcome to “Flashback Fridays.” We end the working week on a very sad note. The “Queen of Soul,” has gone to join the “King, Prince, Princess of Soul,” and the “King of Pop.” Otis Redding, Prince, Thelma Houston and Michael Jackson are greatly missed, but the two that really stick out in my mind and always will are Otis and Aretha Franklin. From her first breakout single…

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