• 00:56

    DW3 pays “Tribute” to their late drummer-mentor Ricky Lawson

    in Entertainment

    GRAMMY®-nominated vocalists DW3 are brothers Billy & Eric Mondragon and Damon Reel.  With the release of their highly-anticipated Woodward Avenue Records debut, Southern California’s premiere R&B, funk and contemporary urban jazz powerhouse DW3 lets the world in on a cool “Vintage Truth” paying tribute to their late drummer Ricky Lawson.


     “Vintage Truth” features contributions from a handful of the genre’s superstar performers. Brian Culbertson plays piano on the opening track, the rousing, vocal harmony laden R&B tune “Let The Music.” Paul Brown produced, mixed and contributes his inimitable guitar to “I Can’t Tell You Why,” while Greg Adams lends trumpet and horns to Eric’s original tune “Hold Me,” and Dave Koz infuses his lush sax emotion on “When You Cry.”  Before he passed away, legendary GRAMMY®-winning drummer Ricky Lawson, who performed with DW3 in the final two years of his life, co-produced four of the core tracks on “Vintage Truth” with keyboardist Sean Dancy – including “Dance With Me,” “Overjoyed,” “California Dreamin’” and “When You Cry.”


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  • 00:43

    Alysha Live! Radio Show With Special Guest The Ladies of Skyy

    in Entertainment

    Join me for another amazing show with my special guest The Ladies of SKYY, Denise, Dolores and Bonné Dunning, are the original female vocalists of the hit R&B/funk group Skyy.  Their musical career spans more than 30 years. If you remember hits like High, Skyyzoo and Here's To You that had us all moving on the dance floor than you want to tune in to hear this up front and personal interview with the Ladies of Skyy.  Also listen in to hear how you can see the Ladies of Skyy and Emanuel Rahiem of GQ at the fame Taj Mahal Xandu Theater in Atlantic City, NJ on March 28.
     


    Keep it locked on the Alysha Live! Radio Show for the Best in Talk Radio!

  • 00:31

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    This evening, I will interview Sally Linderman a vocalist living in Metropolitan, D.C. Area. Sally is a vocalist who has sung cabaret, show tunes and jazz in the DC area.  After a long hiatus from singing due to professional commitments, Sally retired and returned to singing by taking up the study of Jazz and the American Standard Songbook.  Her favorite female vocalists are Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn, Ann Hampton Callaway, Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland, just to name a few.  Join us this evening at Jazz Notes where jazz lives!

  • 02:00

    NYAIRWAVES 'YOUTH' RADIO - TODAY - 5:00PM PST

    in Music

    NYAIRWAVES  'YOUTH'  RADIO - TODAY - 5:00PM PST


    RASHA WILSON 24 years old artist representing of Rochester ny. He began his journey and discovered his talent as a vocalist at the age of 14, developed his gift of writing at the age of 17, but never pursued anything until the age of 19. Previously working with a music group of four boys, only finding that he was able to express himself freely as a soloist. Soon he, along with another member Kriston, decided to make a duo group in combined their talents. Aside from being an artist, he loves to be active, play games, and spend time with this family. When he's down he loves to swim, play basketball, along with writing music. It helps him express himself and open up about his emotions and feelings. Currently, working on projects with artists such as Chance the Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Usher and many more


    Born in Rochester ny,. kriston musical journey began at the age of 11. Inspired by a variety of artists such as nelly, TI, ludachris , Alicia keys, jagged edge, dru hill, , and today's artist such as drake, honey cocaine, nick Jonas, big Sean and many more. Starting out in church choir, he began shaping and molding his voice. As a young boy in the streets of Rochester, he bgan to lose sight of his true potential and his responsibility as a young artist. Along with parental issues, but that didn’t stop him from perusing his dream. As he grew older he began to join music groups in high school, one specifically “flight gang”. A group of young rappers, and some vocalists, creating music inspired by their lives and experiences. Later on , branching off as a solo artist, recorded 5 songs, and grasped the attention of a local group by the name of young and affiliated (YNA clique) created by Scott laroc . He continues to evolve as an artist, working on his craft and writing music . Preparing for future ambitions.


     


     


     

  • 02:04

    LENNY WILLIAMS - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW-THURS, MAR 12, 2015 - 6:00 pm PST

    in Radio

    The ultimate soul crooner, Oakland, California native Lenny Williams possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music.  With his rich, passionate vocal style, he is rightfully regarded as one of R & B's most influential soul men.  Williams began his musical career making records that have subsequently become R & B and Pop classics, tunes like the mega-hit "Cause I Love You" (recorded on his solo album) and "So Very Hard To Go," which he recorded as the lead singer for Tower of Power.  Lenny Williams' style has transcended into the new millennium, influencing many of today's newest R & B and Pop vocalists.


     


    Lenny himself sounds better than ever as he continues to keep the focus on love. "Love is what has gotten me through all of these years.  I look for love and I surround myself with it," Lenny says.  When it comes to singing love songs, one must "go there to know there," and Lenny never left.  He is able to take the listener to the heart of love with such soulful aplomb because love will never go out of style and no one does it better. 


    Over the past few years, Lenny has continued his solo career, touring the US, Europe and South Africa.  In 2004 and 2005, Lenny and Kanye West were honored recipients of the BMI Songwriter's Award for the song "Over Night Celebrity," recorded by rapper Twista.  He has recently shared stages with Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, K-Jon, Anthony Hamilton, The Whispers, Rick James, Boney James, Bobby Womack, The Ohio Players, Al Green, Usher and Frankie Beverly and Maze.  Lenny has also expanded his multi-dimensional career to include acting, starring in several popular stage plays.  

  • 01:55

    Love and Music

    in Entertainment

    Guess who's stopping by The Relationship Handbook Live Wednesday, March 11th at 9pm EST?  Steven Russell Harts, the Grammy award winning 25 year veteran is one of the lead vocalists of the multi-platinum R&B 1980’s group “Troop”. This group is one of the originators of ground breaking boy bands that were amongst the most exclusive, with unfailingly blowing away their fans with songs such as “Spread My Wings”, “All I Do Is Think of You”, “Mamacita”, “My Heart” and “I’m Not Soupped”. Troop was every teenage girl’s heart throbbing male R&B group and their story hit TV-One’s Unsung in September of 2014 about their astounding experiences. Over the years Steve, the top credential genius has been at work writing and producing epic and captivating hits for many favored artists. Be sure to tune in!

  • 00:43

    Saturday Tea w/Rising Midwest MC SOLE2DOTZ

    in Music

    Midwest emcee Sole2Dotz (often stylized as Sole..), the idea of that person is on full display through his latest project Maverick: Memoirs of a Loner.


     


    The EP serves as a sort of hip-hop journal chronicling the last year of his life for all to hear. Sole explores his way through his issues with humility, relationships, family, loneliness, duality, and life pressures. Through his abstract yet direct style of rhyming, Sole provides captivating stories, clever wordplay, and a smooth, ethereal sound that can only come from the Maverick himself. Most listeners will be quickly drawn in through the sound of the records themselves, but only true free thinking and intellectual listeners will connect to the overall message of the project.


    The EP contains features from amazingly talented vocalists Chris LeSage, Lisa Movado, and Mosunmola Ogunlana. Producers on the EP include Dr. Quandary, Jazz Liberators, MikeDBeatsbyD, Sani, and The Stuyvesants. The project was recorded by Isaac Paul and Joe Rico, and mixed by Joe Rico at Harlem Sounds Recording Studio in Chicago, IL. It will be available for free stream on Soundcloud and purchase on Bandcamp.


    Find him on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/sole2dotz


     


     

  • 00:18

    So Very Hard to Go - Crooner Lenny Williams

    in Lifestyle

    The ultimate soul crooner, Oakland, California native Lenny Williams possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music.  With his rich, passionate vocal style, he is rightfully regarded as one of R & B's most influential soul men.  Williams began his musical career making records that have subsequently become R & B and Pop classics, tunes like the mega-hit "Cause I Love You" (recorded on his solo album) and "So Very Hard To Go," which he recorded as the lead singer for Tower of Power.  Lenny Williams' style has transcended into the new millennium, influencing many of today's newest R & B and Pop vocalists.

  • 00:29

    Jazz Artist Cynthia Holiday Stops by "Conversations Of A Sistah" Wednesday 2/18

    in Radio

    Tune into "Conversations Of A Sistah" with host Tracy L. Bell. We are continuing to celebrate Black History month on "Conversations Of A Sistah" with Jazz artist Cynthia Holiday as she seek to continue the tradition of jazz women who sing the blues, a style that has become a lost art among vocalists. So tune in to hear her on "Conversations Of A Sistah" "LIVE" on Blog Talk Radio as we discuss Ms. Holiday's new endeavors and upcoming events!

  • 01:29

    Special Guest, Musician - Aris

    in LGBT

    "I am hard at work on my 3rd full length album "Pulse", and uplifting journey of love and life. I'm making an album that will touch you and inspire you and resonate with all your emotions. The album is a mixture of dance, rock, soul and world sounds... tribal beats, soaring hooks, entrancing guitars, lush strings and bubbling synths .  I want this album to be a soundtrack for the passions of your life. I also hope for "Pulse" to feature several notable guests vocalists - amazing powerhouse vocalists who have touched your hearts and made your bodies move on the dance floor. 


    I've started recorded basic tracks for the album, and I will utilize this crowd-sourcing campaign to finish the instrumentation on these recordings, and give them extra layers of dimension with live string arrangements and supporting vocals. This is my second time as executive producer on an album, and based on the success and critical acclaim of my last release "Twilight Revival", I am certain I can deliver my best material ever.  With your help, we can bring this music to the world!


    I was raised by a single mom who always taught me to dream big. She herself had toured in the 1960's and 1970's as a belly dancer. She taught herself how to dance, how to sew, and sewed all her own costumes. She taught me how to be brave. She taught me how to love. She taught me that love could change the world... that it could move mountains!


    This new album "Pulse" is all about love. Falling in love, Loving yourself, Loving Life, and I can't wait to share it with you all!" - from Aris.


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  • 00:37

    The Week In Reviews - The Mangoes

    in Music

    Today on the program I will be talking to Tim Morse of the the Mangoes. They have just released their self titled debut almum and it is fair to say that it is an absolute delight. While most artists love to stick in a particular genre these guys know no bounds. Are they 60's pop, 70's prog, 80's rock? I don't know. But they sure are fun to listen to. Please joinus and listen in for what I am sure is going to be an interesting interview, we will also be playine some tracks from the album.


    The Mangoes first album is really a rock opera and we've used different genres of music, instrumental interludes and guest musicians/vocalists to help tell the story. While the story takes a serious turn at the end we want the listeners to know that the whole thing is very tongue in cheek. It's just a story and no Mangoes were hurt in the making of it!

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