Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Amy Jade Winehouse September 14, 1983-July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse at Bowery Ballroom 18Image via Wikipedia

Amy Winehouse was a singer that lived a fast turbulent life. Amy grew up
in a Jewish family were she was introduced to Jazz at an early age. Amy’s
grandmother wanted her to attend Susi Earnshaw Theatre School to get more
musical training. Amy went there for four years before she was kicked out
at the age of 14 for “not applying herself” and for piercing her nose. I
guess you can say that was the start of her rebellious side. When Amy was
ten she started a rap group call Sweet ’n’ Sour with her childhood friend.
 At the age of 13 Amy’s music career started, she began as an
entertainment journalist for the World Entertainment News Networks,
singing with Bolsa Band and writing music. In 2002 she signed to Simon
Fuller’s 19
Management, they were keeping her secret. In 2003 Frank Amy’s debut album
was released it had a Jazz influence, she co-wrote every song on the album
and it went platinum in 2004.Girl groups of the 60s was Amy’s greatest
love, she copied the beehive hairdo and the Cleopatra makeup from The
Ronettes, Amy’s look was unique. Amy’s Back to Black album came out in
2006; it had the song “Rehab” on it. I like the song “Rehab” it’s a catchy
song. I guess this song was probably a rebellious denial of her problem.
Maybe she should have gone to Rehab. While writing this bog I listened to
the Frank and the Back to Black albums, I was pleasantly surprised they
were actually good albums. I like the Frank album the most it has that
Jazzy old time fell. In 2008 Amy’s Black to Black won all of awards.
Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal
Performance for the single “Rehab”, and her Back to Black album was
nominated for Album of the Year but won Best Pop Vocal Album award. Amy
was a talented singer song writer who got caught up in the drugs, like all
the greats who died at the age of 27, Jimi Hendricks, Kurt Corbain and
Janis Joplin and many more artists. Amy Winehouse will be missed by her
fans; it’s a shame she won’t be here to continue giving her fans her music
for years to come.





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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Streetwise Radio 2nd Anniversary

Wow! I can hardly believe that Streetwise Radio has been on the air for two years. I remember when Michael Ealey said “Lynn we’re going to have a radio station.” When we started off we had all of, I think three people listening now there are hundreds all over the world listening to Streetwise Radio. Our R an B ratings at live365.com has moved us from 17 to 11 out of 440 stations in just one month. This is due to Michael finding and playing music from new artists that the other radio stations are not playing, like Kenya, Arika Kane, Bodine Johnson & Jae Franklin just to name a few. We’re not only an R & B station. We also cater to the Jazz lovers with DJ Michelle I on the Jazz Café. This show is on from 12 pm to 1pm everyday so you can get your Expresso on at lunch time. We even extend the Jazz Café for an extra hour, on some occasions. For all you who like Reggae there is Big Splif’s 4:20 Reggae from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and Irie Vision World Beat TV with host Carmelita Harris. You can watch Carmelita’s show on the Streetwise Radio website. All you have to do is join our website by registering and log in for the streaming video of Irie Vision. My favorite show is Soul City from 6pm to 7pm with DJ Peter Cirivilleri. Yes this Italian soul brother plays classic soul music from past to present. Streetwise Radio even has something for the younger Hip Hop fan. The Streetwise Big Hop 7pm to 8pm every day. It’s a party on Fridays & Saturdays from 11pm to 12pm. Streetwise Ultra Mix is a mixture of R & B, Soul, Jazz, Reggae & Hip Hop. This is the main play list. You can listen to 12 hrs starting at midnight to 12pm without hearing the same song twice.While listen to the music, you can read the blogs about the artist we play on Streetwise Radio. You can listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes as well as Athena365.com a women’s station. I like this station because you have talk radio, Dr. Oz speaking on health issues; mom’s talking and helping each others with issues that have to do with their lives. Streetwise Radio can also be heard on MyGen365.com. This station is geared to the Baby Boomer generation. Streetwise Radio came about from Michael Ealey’s Streetwise Special Delivery Inc. A Courier Service in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yes Streetwise Radio has come along way from the beginning two years ago; we would like to thank all you listeners out there. Keep on listening and sending in those emails with your requests and we will continue bringing the music.