Prince in 12 Songs

Prince Rogers Nelson stood only five feet, three inches, but he was a giant. Bigger than life, Prince’s influence on contemporary music is immeasurable. Prince was the new wave R&B fresh breath that changed the direction of of soulful music. Lean and organic, his sound cut a new trail in Black music, but he quickly … More Prince in 12 Songs

Favorite R&B Songs

Soul music, funk, R&B – call it whatever you want. Those soulful vibes are impossible to resist. You moved to the groove. There is something organic about how that music takes over your being.  Not every song had a funky bass line or seductive horn action.  There were ballads, tasty guitar riffs or thundering percussion.  … More Favorite R&B Songs

Remembering Barry White

That deep baritone voice. Unmistakable. Silenced since 2003 when he passed away. Barry White was referred to as the maker of bedroom ballads, accentuated by that velvety voice. White had a long career as a songwriter, arranger, musician and producer, before most of us heard our first Barry White song, “Love Theme,” an instrumental of … More Remembering Barry White