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Leon Huff 2012

Leon Huff (2012)

Urban music’s history book undoubtedly contains a chapter on R&B musician/industry executive Leon Huff. A true veteran of the game, Huff, who hails from Camden, New Jersey, has crafted a stellar career, with his name being synonymous with the Philadelphia sound. Mr. Huff, half of the legendary duo of Gamble […]

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George Duke 2012

George Duke – Part 2 (2012)

George Duke: His Music Is His Legacy By Deardra Shuler Sometimes the heavens reward us with divinely inspired artists. One such individual was Grammy winner George Duke. Keyboardist, composer, singer, producer, arranger, director, writer, and professor of music, Duke went boldly into the recesses of music, performing and experimenting in […]

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George Duke 2012

George Duke – Part 1 (2012)

George Duke: His Music Is His Legacy By Deardra Shuler Sometimes the heavens reward us with divinely inspired artists. One such individual was Grammy winner George Duke. Keyboardist, composer, singer, producer, arranger, director, writer, and professor of music, Duke went boldly into the recesses of music, performing and experimenting in […]

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In Memory of Leon Ware

Leon Ware (2012)

Quietly – by choice – Leon Ware has been steadily planting seeds of love and sensuality by way of songs…songs distinguished by the sophistication of jazz chords, soul pulses, dream pop and blue-lit basement hues that alert those who listen that the time has arrived to draw the blinds, pour […]

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Billy Paul 2011

Billy Paul (2011)

Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Paul began his singing career when he was twelve, appearing on local radio shows. Listening at home to his family’s collection of 78s, Paul began developing a vocal style that would eventually incorporate traces of jazz, R&B and pop. Paul attended Temple University, […]

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Patti Austin 2011

Patti Austin (2011)

From the stirring, gospel-flavored intro of her inspiring reading of Des’ree’s 1994 hit “You Gotta Be” to the final bars of a highly distinctive, ethereal and moody remake of the Depeche Mode staple,“Enjoy The Silence,” Patti Austin has created what is destined to be another musical gem in a catalog […]

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Bootsy Collins - Part 1 2011

Bootsy Collins – Part 1 (2011)

Grammy winner Bootsy Collins was born in Cincinnati OH., where he still resides. At the tender age of 15, he became a staff musician at the very prestigious King Records and soon afterwards, he was touring the world with Hank Ballard and the hardest working man in show business, Mr. […]

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Bonnie Pointer 2011

Bonnie Pointer (2011)

Bonnie signed a new deal with Strangest Day Productions and is currently releasing a new CD in the winter of 2010-11 entitled “Like A Picasso.” The “Like A Picasso” the EP which includes “Like A Picasso, Eyes Don’t Lie and The Strangest Day” is now available for download worldwide on […]

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Chris Jasper 2010

Chris Jasper (2010)

If you are familiar with THE ISLEY BROTHERS, then you know CHRIS JASPER, an integral member of THE ISLEY BROTHERS during the 1970s and 1980s—their gold and platinum years—from the “3+3” (1973) to “Go All The Way” (1980) albums. These were the years when THE ISLEY BROTHERS were a self-produced, […]

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The Whispers 2009

The Whispers (2009)

One of R&B music’s most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, The Whispers, began their legendary and timeless career in 1963. Twin brothers Walter and Wallace Scott joined with friends Nicholas Caldwell, Marcus Hutson, and Gordy Harmon to form a local singing group. They perfected their tight harmonies on the […]

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