Friday, April 21, 2017

Morris Day Releases Prince Tribute Song

"Over that Rainbow" is a stark contrast to the uptempo jams Day is known for.  Today is the one year anniversary of Prince's passing and I haven't seen this much love for the man since his career began nearly 40 years ago.

Check out the I Love Old School Music blog to read the interview where Morris Day talks about the last time he saw Prince.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

RIP Cuba Gooding Sr.

A truly underrated musician whose sound will live on for decades to come.  As lead singer of the Main Ingredient, his recognizable tenor made many Top 40 hits in the 1970's.  While nothing has been confirmed by officials, there's speculation that Gooding suffered a fatal overdose while behind the wheel.  Prayers to the Gooding family.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Did You Know Charlie Murphy Wanted to Rap?

Firstly, prayers to go out to the Murphy family and loved ones. Secondly, I wish the world had gotten to know him like they know little bro Eddie.  Here, he talks to VLAD TV about starting his stand-up career in his early 40s, having a career with a famous brother, being misunderstood, and his desire to spit a little something (whoever said he was too old must not have known about Hammer, who was WAY older than 28 when he was crab walking in genie pants)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

One of the Funniest Guest Stars From Sanford and Son...at 97!

The early episodes of Sanford and Son were the best...particularly those dealing with affairs of the heart.  When it came Grady's turn, it was just cold-blooded all around.  His fiancee (played by Norma Miller) tried to place brother on lock.  Not gonna give away the entire plot but it's one of the best laughs anyone with a pulse can have.

Anyway, according to sources Ms. Milller is still around and feeling good at 97 years young.  Here's a 2016 article,r where she shares her secrets to a long life.

Courtesy of Iloveoldschoolmusic.com

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Way Back Wednesday: White Chocolate Tribute


 Most people don't remember when the J. Geils Band made the R&B charts back in the early 80s. Yep, "Flamethrower" was that jam of doing the Cabbage Patch. Yesterday, J. Geils was found in his home (cause unknown as 4/11/17) but if you're scratching your head...

I had to clarify that the media wasn't talking about Peter Wolf, the long-time frontman that's had his share of problems.  Geils , 71, chose to stay in the background as founder and guitarist.

RIP and thanks for the music

Saturday, April 8, 2017

A Music Throwback and a Message

Sorry, if I'm a little MIA, had back-to-back exams and projects to complete.  But I've been lurking on the some of the blogs about what some of these new entertainers REALLY think about Black women.  Now, being from L.A., I think people should date who they please but respect their own as well, whether it be Black, Brown, or whatever.  

Seems the rappers have particularly strong feelings.  While Kendrick Lamar has praise, others go in on women with dark brown skin, natural hair, and features that are far from keen (but if you have an Inflata-Booty you MIGHT be allowed to party with those who don't have half the wealth they floss).

Anywho, I was so into my gym time today that I let my music tracks do their thing and ran across this gem by Meshell Ndegeocello.  A truly underrated sis whose Plantation Lullabies CD (from 94/95?) was truly on point.  Talk about reading sellout brothers for pure filth...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What You May Not Have Known about the Gong Show as a Kid

Those of us who watched the original Gong Show in the evening or after school may remember there was silliness and real talent.  While many, like the Givens Kids, were never heard from again Cheryl Lynn, Paul Reuben/Pee Wee herman, Oingo Boingo and Boxcar Willie are just a few contestants that made it to the big time.  But it seems producer and host, Chuck Barris, who just died from natural causes at 87, had other things on his mind.
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Here is Audrey Givens all grown up, followed by a comedy skit.  Courtesy of TV One.