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SHE WAS MY MENTOR........MY FORMER MOTHER-IN-LAW....
MS. SHIRLEY "MOMMIE" SYLVERS.
REMEMBERING "MOMMIE" ON "TRUTH HEALS"
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The real adonis breaks down the secrets behind the law of attraction and the power of perception. Listen to his stories in this introductory episode of "Perception" where he breaks down the keys to succes through the experiences of his life in music. Dont forget to subscribe to the LATRA blog on his website (Life as the real adonis) where you can follow his day to day routines and live his life through music. www.polystylez.com or www.the realadonis.com or google him on face boook as "Subway singer".
Howard Hewett (born October 1, 1955, Akron, Ohio, United States) is an American R&B and gospel singer, and former lead vocalist of the R&B group Shalamar.
Raised in Akron, Ohio, Hewett moved to Los Angeles in 1976, where he met John and Alonzo Daniels, owners of an historical club in the LA Crenshaw district, called Maverick's Flat. It was at Maverick's that Hewett first met Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley (eventually Shalamar). Hewett and the Daniels brothers formed a show group called "Beverly Hills" and through Daniels bookings toured throughout Europe, the UK, Scandinavia and Asia for all of 1978 till the middle of 1979.
After returning from overseas, Hewett started recording for Jeffrey Bowen, a Motown producer (The Temptations, Commodores, Bonnie Pointer) who was working on a solo project on guitarist Eddie Hazel (Parliament-Funkadelic). Hewett never completed the project because towards the end of 1979, he got a call from Jeffrey Daniel, who was on the road with Shalamar in the middle of a promotional tour. They had suddenly found themselves in need of a lead singer and Daniel made Hewett an offer that he accepted. Within three days Hewett flew to New Jersey, where he met up with Watley and Daniel, rehearsed the lip synch and choreography to the current Shalamar single "Take That To The Bank", and found himself in front of a TV camera on a local dance show in Paterson, New Jersey. They completed the promotional tour and returned to Los Angeles and immediately started recording the Big Fun LP with their producer, Leon Sylvers. The trio went on to record songs such as "Second Time Around", "Make That Move", "A Night to Remember", "Dancing in the Sheets" and the ballad "This Is for the Lover in You". Hewett was the group's lead singer from 1979 until 1985.
April Deep Aries Presents Producer/Singer/Songwriter Leon Sylvers III. Leon Sylvers is the founding members of the 1970's group, The Sylvers. With hits like "Boogie Fever" and "Misdemeanor" whose music was sampled by rapper D.O.C. in the late 80s with "Its funky enough". The Sylvers have been featured on UNSUNG! Mr. Sylvers has also produced several artists over the decades like The Whispers, Shalamar, Evelyn Champagne King and one of my childhood favorites, Five Star and one of the best groups, Guy w/Teddy Riley up until 2000.
Rising Star Raymond Luke Jr of Broadway Hit Motown the Musical, he portrayed Michael Jackson, young Berry Gordy & Stevie Wonder from 4/14/2013 until 1/18/2015 & was Nominated for Outstanding featured Actor in a Musical. He remade Misdemeanor ( by Foster Sylver) of the Sylvers. Raymond version is a hit on youtube. Come join Ronin Martin & Shanda as they interview this talented young man, Sunday 1/25/2015 at 3:00(pacific) 6:00(eastern) call in (347) 884-8239 to congratulate Raymond Luke Jr. Independent West Coast Artist & formerly of DIME, Reppa will be joining us to start things off in the new year.
In the 2nd half of the broadcast, we will be discussing the topic of Legacy Building 101 - Giving the notion that many people wax poetic about the approach of February & Valentine's Day, there are very important issues and suggestions needed to be discussed in order to make better decisions beyond this season but for the generations to follow. Legacy is important as we will delve in deeper...We'll see you there...
RICKY “FREEZE” SMITH BIO:
Ricky D. Smith (was born March 25, 1960) is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He was reared in a Christian home at an early age, where music became and inevitable part of his future. At the age of five Ricky discovered his talent on drums, which later branched into other interest in the piano, organ and bass guitar.
Ricky made his debut at 7 years old, where he began playing drums in church along side with his mother who was a great pianist, organist, and choir director, which lead himalso to play with Billy Preston for concerts in church.
Ricky’s Music Career began at the age of seventeen where he went on tour playing drums and keyboards for the pop singing group (The Sylvers). This thrilling experience ranged from Concert Halls, State Fairgrounds, to Stadiums filled with screaming fans that every aspiring musician dreams of… This connection with the group prompted extensive collaborations with Leon Sylvers for several Albums he was producing, at that time was asked to play keyboards for Solar Recording group (Dynasty), and this is where songwriting and producing records began.
Ricky was introduced to Morris Day in 1985 and played keyboards on the “Color of Success” album. Morris and Ricky went to work putting together the band for the Tour, and they hit the road to sold out shows all over the country. Ricky and Morris also put together an all girl band signed to Warner Bros. called (The Day Zs) too. They still hit the road every year as Morris Day and The Time!!!
Ricky “Freeze” Smith
It is not an overstatement to say he is one of the greatest living musicians/songwriters/producers of all time. He is a legend quite simply. With an amazing body of work,he is a pioneer in black music as we know it. producing the likes of The Sylvers,The Whispers,Lakeside,Gladys Knight and of course Shalamar...we can give great thanks to him for the music we love and hold dear to us..with a distinctive sound he is quite simply amazing.. He recently produced a grammy award nominated album for N'Dambi as well... I am so proud..so very proud to have the great honour to have him on the show.
Today, Jay King has a music phenom on. Foster Sylvers of the famous Sylvers family. Here his story, as we walk together with each other on THE JAY KING NETWORK - Take A Walk In These Shoes... 347-205-9366 when we are live, otherwise, connect, sit back and enjoy -
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Jay King is an expert in the business of music who has worked in many capacities from management to actual performing artist. tune in every Monday & Wednesday as he navigates you thru the unpredictable business we call music. www.thejaykingnetwork.com or listen by phone 347-205-9366 7-9pm pst
The guest on Show Talk with Angela Butler is the very talented Song writer Kevin Bion Spencer. Spencer is a song writer that has wrote many songs for numerious artists. Such as Angie Stone, Shalamar,Luchini,Blaque,The Whispers, Carrie Lucas, The Sylvers, 900 Degrees and many others. Also Kevin Bion Spencer sings with the group Dynasty. This shows date is
I personally go for that ill lyricas and a hot beat Hip Hop but still that Hip Hop that is running the game is cool in context. In the right mood I could ride with some of it. Monday I'm riding with some of it. Mic issues but still hot mix.
2. Sylvers - How Love Hurts
3. Kendrick Lamar feat. Young Jeezy - Westside, Right On Time
4. Pusha T feat. Chris Brown - Sweet Serenade
5. Meek Mill - Heaven Or Hell
6. Jadakiss-Now Till Then
7. Drake feat. Jay Z - Pound Cake
8. Slim Thug feat. Boston George & Bun B - Cocaine
9. The Alchemist feat. Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, Pusha T - Lose Your Life
10. Yo Gotti feat. J. Cole - Cold Blood
11. Black Milk - Over Again
12. Royce Da 5'9 feat. Travis Barker - Legendary
Leon Sylvers first rose to prominence in the early 1960s as a member of The Little Angles harmony vocal group featuring his siblings (Olympia, Charmaine, and James). During this time they appeared on variety shows such as Make Room For Daddy and You Bet Your Life. Following their parents divorce, Leon and his older siblings went to live with various relatives before reuniting with their mother Shirley and their four younger siblings in Los Angeles, California. In 1970, Leon entered the family act into a local talent contest which now included younger brothers Edmund and Ricky. They won that talent contest hands down due to their versatility, choreographed and harmonies. The impresario Mike Curb signed them to MGM Records in 1971 and marketed them as The Sylvers.
Leon wrote his first hit single ("Wish That I Could Talk to You") which was on their debut album called The Sylvers. He also penned his brother Foster Sylvers' Top 10 US R&B chart single "Misdemeanor" which was a hit during summer of 1973. For the next several albums, Leon would continue writing songs on his family's albums which included 1977's Top 10 US R&B chart single "High School Dance".
In 1978 Leon would produced The Sylvers most critically acclaimed album, Forever Yours.
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