Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Jennifer Meade is all about the positive. This woman’s got a
major league voice, the kind A&R guys from Stax, Motown,
and Atlantic used to go crazy for: silky smooth but with a lot
of muscle behind it. “I.T.N.O.L” is all about love. Lyrics are Hits, vocal performances are epics, romanticals, sounding like coming out of the soul of the listener. Jennifer Meade will expand one way or another, she has great natural depth, and makes you feel the emotion in each and every word. Stronger, her first single, is a commercially viable musical score, filled with oodes of emotions. Jennifer Meade first encounter with music was through her father’s passion and love of it. At the age of 15 her work as young choir director caught the interest of Second Regard - She started singing in a group called The Harmonettes, then later on became part of another group, Touch of Heaven. "Working with those group opened me up to other branches of international music," says Jennifer. "I met musicians and vocalists from all over the world." Of those musicians, there was Quincy Jones, Freddy James, Michael Bolton, Paul Anka, Celine Dion, Kirk Franklin, Oliver Jones, and Oscar peterson. She shared the stage with renowned artist such as James Hall, Hezekiah Walker, Craig Hayes, Marvin Sapp, Daniel Lavoie, Joane Blouin and Aretha Franklin. She was featured as the music director on CBC Canada evening special with international opera singer Wilaminia Ferdenez. Meade, whose influences include Kirk Franklin and CeCe Winans, recently released Divine Conversations Vol. I and Vol. II, a collection of more than two dozen new original songs that blend R&B, soul, hip hop, funk, gospel, and pop. She’s described them as a series of conversations within. Some might find her music a little preachy, but preachy or not, it’s heartfelt and it’s hard to ignore what she can do to a piece of music. Source: canadianmusician.com
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
When Quincy was 18 he won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston. Quincy got a offer to go on the road with bandleader Lionel Hampton, so he dropped out of school.
This experience led him too becoming a free lance arranger in the 50's.
He wrote music for some of the greats like Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dinah Washington, Cannonball Adderley and Ray Charles. Quincy arranged for Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Dinah Washington these were some of the most important artist in the 60's. Quincy Jones, 1962 song Soul Bossa Nova came from the Big Band Bossa Nova album. Soul Bossa Nova song were in motion picture The Pink Panther and Austin Powers. Quincy Jones wanted to re-record with Miles Davis some of his classics albums, but Miles refused him he didn't want to revisit the past. Suffering from pneumonia in 1991 Miles Davis agreed to perform some of his music from the past at the Montreux Jazz Festival with Quincy Jones. This duo resulted in the recording, Miles & Davis Live at Montreux. This was Davis last recording, he died several months after. Quincy Jones and David Salzman got to together and produced An American Reunion concert extravaganza for President Bill Clinton's inauguration. From this collaboration they formed the company Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment. Quincy Jones produced Michael Jackson Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad albums. This made Quincy the most powerful record producer in the music industry.
Now Quincy Jones has done it again he has a new album out called Soul Bossa Nostra. Quincy has a collaboration of artist from different genres of music. This album has Snoop Dog singing and rapping "Get the Funk Out of My Face" in his laid back style. "It's My Party" song by Amy Winehouse you might want to turn the volume down. Talib Kweli is featured on the "Ironside" song and I must say I like it a lot. "Give Me the Night" Jamie Foxx is blowing like always. Akon in featured on Strawberry Letter 23 a Brothers Johnson song one of my old time favorites. Bebe Winans is singing "Everything Must Change" a beautiful song. John Legend sings "Tomorrow".
Jennifer Hudson putting her heart in "You Put A Move on My Heart". These are some of the artist and songs on Soul Bossa Nostra. This album has a little something for everyone. Quincy is headed in my opinion for a Grammy nomination or possibly a Grammy for this album. Go out and get it you won't be disappointed.
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- "WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: amy winehouse feat quincy jones - it's my party" and related posts (wongiesmusicworld.blogspot.com)
- Quincy Jones Lashes Out At Kanye, New Michael Jackson album (omg.yahoo.com)
- Quincy Jones: Lady Gaga is "Madonna, Jr." (omg.yahoo.com)
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- Quincy Jones interview (telegraph.co.uk)
- Quincy Jones: I wasn't dissing Kanye West (guardian.co.uk)
- Quincy Jones book schools next generation (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- "Quincy Jones on Kanye West: â€˜Heâ€™s just a rapperâ€™" and related posts (music-mix.ew.com)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Lisa Taylor is a soulful singer, she sings about life. Her CD has a little something for what ever you are go through in life. Her song “The Day” is one of my favorites, it spoke to me. She is definitely a artist that has something to say. Lisa Taylor is a artist to watch.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The singing group 'Dru Hill' rose quickly to fame in the mid-1990's, offering a smooth blend of R&B, soul, and gospel music.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Over the years, God has blessed Cynthia to work at the #1 Radio Station in the markets where she has been employed. In fact, she was nominated for Who’s Who Among America’s Broadcasters.
Through Cynthia Austin.com, she provides Radio Stations and Websites with the daily news program Exposure Ni. She also hosts Adultery Online, Bible Minute, Bible Quiz Radio and has authored a book. Exposure Ni is a rapidly growing syndicated Radio News Program which can be heard over 150 times daily on Radio Stations across America and around the world.
Cynthia attended the University of Houston and Columbia School of Broadcasting. She was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Elite News National Religious Hall of Fame. She resides in Arlington, Texas with her two children (the cubs)..
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Minott died Saturday at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Jamaica's capital, Kingston, his wife Maxine Stowe said Sunday. She did not disclose the cause of death.
Sugar Minott who I met years ago at Reggae Sun Splash was
not only a great Reggae Singer but a Great Person. I remember chanting with him backstage.
Sugar will be missed.