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The music industry lost a GIANT when Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. passed away August 10, 2008; 5 years ago.  I chose to release this LINER NOTES article 5 years to the date of Isaac’s passing […]

LINER NOTES – ISAAC HAYES

The music industry lost a GIANT when Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. passed away August 10, 2008; 5 years ago.  I chose to release this LINER NOTES article 5 years to the date of Isaac’s passing […]

CURRENTLY ON STAGE is the article that features one artist or group at a time.  The intention is to present artists in a live performance setting (thus the “ON STAGE” part of the title) who […]

CURRENTLY ON STAGE… with BEVERLEY KNIGHT

CURRENTLY ON STAGE is the article that features one artist or group at a time.  The intention is to present artists in a live performance setting (thus the “ON STAGE” part of the title) who […]

THIS FROM THAT articles mostly reveal sampled music and from whence it originally comes.  As you know, sampled music can be so mixed with other sampled tracks and added music riffs that it takes close […]

THIS FROM THAT – JAHEIM FROM CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT & THE WHATNAUTS

THIS FROM THAT articles mostly reveal sampled music and from whence it originally comes.  As you know, sampled music can be so mixed with other sampled tracks and added music riffs that it takes close […]

The INSPIRATIONAL CORNER is the article in NO SKIPS NO SCRATCHES that should make you feel better for having stopped by.  Sometimes the songs in this article are Gospel… music that is specifically created for […]

INSPIRATIONAL CORNER – INCOGNITO/NOEL/ALICIA/MAXWELL

The INSPIRATIONAL CORNER is the article in NO SKIPS NO SCRATCHES that should make you feel better for having stopped by.  Sometimes the songs in this article are Gospel… music that is specifically created for […]

Of course, there is nothin’ new under the sun; I know this.   Howsoever, there is a recent trend of R&B singers collaborating with Jazz artists and creating some awesome music.  American R&B was close to […]

INCREDIBLE R&B VOICES EXPLODE OVER BEAUTIFUL JAZZ MUSIC

Of course, there is nothin’ new under the sun; I know this.   Howsoever, there is a recent trend of R&B singers collaborating with Jazz artists and creating some awesome music.  American R&B was close to […]

Now normally I would prefer that today’s young recording artists NOT use AUTO TUNES and NOT sing over SAMPLED MUSIC TRACKS… that’s normally.  There are always EXCEPTIONS to any rule, even when you’re making up […]

CHRISETTE & FANTASIA STRIKE GOLD SINGING OVER OLD SCHOOL TRACKS

Now normally I would prefer that today’s young recording artists NOT use AUTO TUNES and NOT sing over SAMPLED MUSIC TRACKS… that’s normally.  There are always EXCEPTIONS to any rule, even when you’re making up […]

In 2007, there was a fear that we may have lost Will Downing from the music business.  Rumors were flying that his singing days were over because of a disease he contracted that prevented him […]

STOP, LOOK, LISTEN TO… WILL DOWNING – THE COMEBACK KID

In 2007, there was a fear that we may have lost Will Downing from the music business.  Rumors were flying that his singing days were over because of a disease he contracted that prevented him […]

We all know bad kids who bully a neighborhood with their un-ambitious thuggery and hanging out, doing nothing with their lives.  Right?  And inevitably, you say to yourself, “If those bad kids would go somewhere […]

JUST KICKIN’ IT – MORE BLACK BRIT STANDOUTS

We all know bad kids who bully a neighborhood with their un-ambitious thuggery and hanging out, doing nothing with their lives.  Right?  And inevitably, you say to yourself, “If those bad kids would go somewhere […]

A coupla’ music geniuses whose careers intersected in Chicago at Curtom Records, Curtis Mayfield’s record label and time and again.  Both born in Chicago, Donny was raised in St. Louis, went to Howard University in […]

A COUPLA’ PHILOSOPHICAL GEMS FROM CURTIS MAYFIELD & DONNY HATHAWAY

A coupla’ music geniuses whose careers intersected in Chicago at Curtom Records, Curtis Mayfield’s record label and time and again.  Both born in Chicago, Donny was raised in St. Louis, went to Howard University in […]

Let’s go back to a time when watching TV was a privilege and your parents controlled the channel knob… this was before remotes.  When I was a kid, we watched what our parents watched, which […]

CLASSIC TV PERFORMANCES

Let’s go back to a time when watching TV was a privilege and your parents controlled the channel knob… this was before remotes.  When I was a kid, we watched what our parents watched, which […]

I was on the hunt for the unusual… singers who normally do their solo thang… paired with another equally talented singer to create a Kodak Moment in music history as a DUET.  I just so […]

DUETS – RARE PAIRINGS

I was on the hunt for the unusual… singers who normally do their solo thang… paired with another equally talented singer to create a Kodak Moment in music history as a DUET.  I just so […]

Issac Hayes has so many JAMS, we couldn’t fit them all in this month’s edition of LINER NOTES… so I decided to extend our enjoyment of this Masterful Music Creator by checking out some… I […]

LISTENING LOUNGE – ISAAC HAYES SONGS RADIO HAS FORGOTTEN

Issac Hayes has so many JAMS, we couldn’t fit them all in this month’s edition of LINER NOTES… so I decided to extend our enjoyment of this Masterful Music Creator by checking out some… I […]