Friday, April 29, 2011

Phoebe Snow 1950-2011

Phoebe Ann Snow was best known for her song “Poetry Man”. Phoebe passed on April 27, 2011 at the age of 60 from complications of a stroke she had
suffered in 2010. Phoebe’s personal life was challenging, she was a single mom of a severely brain damaged girl. Phoebe was told by the doctors that
her daughter would not live past a toddler years, but she lived to be 31 years. Phoebe professional career started in 1972 at the Bitter End club, where Denny Cordell a promotion executive for Shelter Records saw her perform. Phoebe signed with Shelter Records and released her first album titled Phoebe Snow. From this album the hit single “Poetry Man”, a beautiful song that Phoebe wrote, put her on the map as one of the best songwriters and singers of that era. During Phoebe’s professional career,she  performed with artist of all styles like The Persuasions, Zoot Sims,
Teddy Wilson, David Bromberg and Dave Mason, Paul Simon, Linda Ronstadt,
Lou Rawls, Boz Scaggs, Take 6, Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt, Donald Fagen, Billy Joel, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Black Mambazo, Jackson Brown just to name a few. In 2010 prior to her stroke Phoebe had planned to release a new album. I wonder what this album is going to sound like, it probably will be good because phoebe could write and sing. Phoebe Snow was a Bluesy,Jazzy Folk singer that had a unique voice that will be missed, but will
live on through her classic songs. You can hear her music on Streetwise Radio.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

JoiStaRR 's New Song "Yellow".

JoiStaRR‘s burgeoning solo career is the result of her artistic ingenuity and relentless hard work as a sought-after performer and songwriter. After touring internationally with Kanye West for more than five years and singing on one of hip-hop’s most heralded tours, Glow in the Dark, the LA-native takes center stage debuting her imaginative and genre-bending talent and artistry to the world.
JoiStaRR has earned a prominent foothold in the music scene having performed and recorded with everyone from Raphael Saadiq and PJ Morton to Ghostface and Christina Milian, Estelle and Kid Sister to Musiq Soulchild and T.I. Her impressive body of songwriting credits also include work with Chris Brown, Mary Mary, Estelle for Slash, Mario, Brandy and more.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ambrosius Marsha

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Marsha Ambrosius

The first time I heard of Marsha Ambrosius was when she was with the Soul/
R&B duo Floetry with Natalie Stewart. A friend had just bought the album we were listening to it and it was good. Floetic was the name of the album it had two top ten singles “Say Yes” and “Getting Late”. Marsha Ambrosius solo career has her collaborating with artist of different genres like Styles P’s “I’m back”, The Game’s “Start from Scratch”, “Why You Hate The
Game” (also featuring Nas), Busta Rhymes’ “Get You Some” and “Cocanina”,Nas “Hustlers” (also featuring The Game), Hi-Tek’s “Music for Life” and Jamie Foxx’s Freak’in Me”. In 2009 Marsha Ambrosius landed herself a placement with R&B and Hip Hop artists Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx, Mario,
Fabulous, Slum Village and Wale. Also in 2009, a number of record labels approached Marsha Ambrosius offering her a record deal. After she performed at the SOB’s concert companied by The Roots in NYC, she signed
with J Records on December 2009. Her debut solo Late Night & Early Morning was released on March 1, 2011. Marsha’s single “Far Away” is now number eight on Billboard Top 100 single chart. You can also hear it on Streetwise Radio. Marsha Ambrosius is an English born R/B Soul sister who
is climbing the charts. When you first see her, you would not expect that voice would come out of her but it does. I think she is an artist that can sing. I really like her music and her style.

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