“Sunday Brunch: The First and Last Song” features bass musician, author, educator, and minister Russel Blake, an ambassador for children around the world who has published a new book, "Proverbs 31: The Virtuous Black Woman" & is releasing "Fierce Solitude" a companion new multi-genre CD. Mr. Blake talks about his relationship to the term "Virtuous Black Woman" and why it is important that a black man his written this book. Russel shares why the song "Children of the World" on his new CD was created to have a global impact on the well-being of children. As a bass artist, he has performed & recorded Wynton Marsalis & others including five years as the exclusive Bassist for Sonny Rollins. Guest Elli Fordyce, is an actress, life coach, & a 72-year-old jazz vocalist whose album “Songs Spun of Gold” attracted Grammy Award pre-nominations for 2009 in six different categories. Elli shares what has caused her to go "in-and-out-of-the-closet" concerning her relationship with music, offers sage words of wisdom to younger performers as they gain success in the music industry and question whether the "business" aspects are worth the stress one must face, and more. Discover the "first" & "last" songs for both guests! EJ Flavors, a popular, seasoned podcaster & an official blogger for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards is our guest co-host. Neil Alexander co-hosts the show with producer and host, Val Oliver.
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