Friday, November 16, 2012

Douye`-Golden Days

It has not been a Jazz, Pop, Contemporary artist that has stood out since Sade, Anita Baker. Well, Douye` in my opinion is right up there. Michael Ealey the DJ of Streetwise radio said to check her out. I’m listening to her music while I’m writing this blog and I must say she has smooth and sultry sound. Douye` is Nigerian born, lives in Los Angeles and is a real talent. She first started singing in church at the age of seven. In her mid-teens she traveled to Europe to pursue her growing musical dreams. Douye` came back to the USA where she studied voice at the acclaimed Musicians Institute in Hollywood California. After graduating, Douye performed in clubs throughout Los Angeles. I can’t believe I have never heard of her before. This goes to show you that there are so many great artists out there that have not been played on mainstream radio. Douye` debut album “Journey” came out in 2008. Four years later she has a new album out called “Golden Days”.  The songs on the album “Golden Days” and “Life Is Good” have me thinking about days when I’m kicked back on a Sunday afternoon with my honey. Douye` is an artist that beautiful! With a lot of sweetness! I’m a fan! Streetwise Radio is playing “Golden Days”.  You can listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGen365, Athena365, Live365 and ITunes.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Keith Washington “Thinking Bout You”

I remember seeing Keith Washington on a couple of television shows and a movie in the 80’s and 90’s. He was on the sitcom Martin, the soap opera General Hospital and in the movie Poetic Justice. I was wondering why this R&B crooner was not singing any more. Keith Washington had some success in the 90’s with "Kissing You", which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance Male and won a 1992 Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B and Soul Single – Male. "Kissing You" also topped the Billboard Hot R&B and Hip-Hop songs chart for week. Keith is another artist that was so underrated. I think he can out sing some of these so called R&B singers of today. Well, Keith Washington is back with a new single “Thinking Bout You”. It is about time Keith Washington is singing again. If this song is any indication of what his new album is about I can’t wait to hear the whole album. You can listen to “Thinking Bout You” on Streetwise Radio. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGen365, Athena365, Live365 and iTunes.