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Singer-songwriter Jonah Smith has many extremely loyal fans. Make that “friends” who went out of their way to contribute hard earned cash to fund Jonah’s newly released album,Lights On. This may not seem all that unusual given the need to improvise because of the shape of today’s withering music business. But while most of his […]Continue reading
To catch everyone up, Raphael Saadiq was the former lead singer for Tony! Toni! Tone!, earned a #2 R&B smash with “Ask Of You” from the Higher Learning soundtrack, produced huge hits for D’Angelo and Joss Stone, and contributed as a songwriter to or collaborated with Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Lionel Richie, John Legend, […]Continue reading
You most likely know Buffy Sainte-Marie from her many Vanguard folk albums or instantly identifiable hits. She’s penned An Officer And A Gentleman‘s Academy Award-winning theme song “Up Where We Belong” (released by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes), plus the classics “Piney Wood Hills” (recorded by country legend Bobby Bare), “Cod’ine” (covered by Donovan, The Charlatans, […]Continue reading
One of the surprise modern rock hits of 2006 was “King Without A Crown” by New York’s Matisyahu, a devout Hasidic Jew who employs reggae, hip-hop and alternative styles to communicate his very unique brand of music. His sound has tied him to influences such as the late Bob Marley; but it was guitarist Trey […]Continue reading
On Thursday, June 18th, Lamont Dozier will be receiving the Johnny Mercer award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame at their 2009 awards dinner held at the New York Mariott Marquis Hotel. This honor is bestowed to those members whose songwriting is not only exemplary, but also has contributed significantly to the culture. In Lamont […]Continue reading
On April 23rd, 2009, literally 24 hours after its release, Carpenters (no “the”) had their highest charting record of their careers in Japan. In that territory, 40/40 The Best Selection was released the day before to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Carpenters’ signing with Herb Alpert’s and Jerry Moss’ independent label, A&M Records. The string of […]Continue reading
James Taylor To “Stand & Fight” For Barack Obama in North Carolina “When are people going to see that nothin’ ain’t never gonna change unless somebody finally makes up his mind to stand up and fight!” Exactly. Singer-songwriter James Taylor spoke these words over two decades ago in the intro of the song “Stand & […]Continue reading