Been on a Mariah Carey binge lately (as you may or may not have noticed) and I am not apologizing for it. Let’s face it and be honest with ourselves.. Mariah Carey is literally a living legend of our time and I am going continue celebrating her legacy for all the amazing music and tremendous […]
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” (1967)
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” Sung by Aretha Franklin, was initially written by the great Carole King. I was sitting in class during my MUSIC 290 class when I learned this. Til this very day, I am so very grateful I took a couple music courses as my electives during my last […]
Aretha Franklin “What you See Is What you Sweat”
Ya’ll if this song doesn’t get you up & moving, stirring your soul.. oof! child! I don’t know what will! So, so, so grateful to have grown up with such legendary artists to bless my soul & ears ♩He’s sweatin’, he’s got to conquer, he’s sweatin’ by the hour He’s sweatin’, he’s got the taste, […]
A Great Classic: Aretha Franklin “Amazing Grace” (1972)
Though we a see a rapid change in the music culture of the 21st century today, let us throw it back 48 years ago to 1972, when Franklin recorded her album Amazing Grace near my hometown in South Los Angeles. Here music reminds me of when music was raw & authentic & not to sound […]
The Day has arrived.
I just arrived home from work and thought I’d continue the conversation I was having with my uber driver here with you guys on WordPress.. Today, the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin, has passed away. To not acknowledge the tragedy of her death would not sit right with me. I remember when I first […]
This is dedicated to the top female soul artists from the early music business. Long Live Soul.