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Grammy and American Music Award Winning… Platinum and Gold Record Producing… Considered by many of their peers, as being one of the greatest live performing Funk/Rock Bands to ever hit a stage!
Formed in 1978, by The King of Punk Funk, Rick James, The Original Sto...ne City Band served as Rick's exclusive recording and touring band from the beginning and through the height of his career. They were responsible for cranking out the memorable sounds to timeless hits such as “You and I”, “Super Freak”, “Mary Jane”, “Bustin’ Out”, “Ghetto Life”, “Fire and Desire”, The Temptations’ “Standing on the Top”, The Mary Jane Girls’ “All Night Long”, “Boys”, “In My House” and many, many more.
This legendary band not only have released their own albums under Motown's Gordy Label, but for more than two decades, have provided the sounds that have been heard on recordings and tours with Rick James, MC Hammer, Teena Marie, The Temptations, Eddie Murphy, The Mary Jane Girls, Smokey Robinson, New Edition and Bobby Brown just to name a few.
Their musical performances can be seen on The Grammy’s, The American Music and Soul Train Awards, as well as appearances on the Arsenio Hall, Tonight with Jay Leno and Lopez Tonight Shows, Saturday Night Live, Dick Clark's Rockin New Years Eve, and many more. Countless samplings are used by many of today’s Hip Hop artists. On any given day, you can watch a TV commercial or listen to your Radio and you will hear that distinctive signature sound of Rick James’ Original Stone City Band. …Pulsating bass lines and irresistible rhythms!!
Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Onel Mulet has performed with a roster of legendary artists including Santos Colon, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez and Celia Cruz as well as internationally renown artists Johnny Pacheco, Bobby Valentin, Ismael Miranda, Larry Harlow, Bobby Cruz, Jose Luis Rodriguez "El Puma", Israel Sardiña of Los Van Van, Arturo Sandoval,Malena Burke, Carlos "Patato" Valdes as well as the notable Cuban Troubadour Pedro Luis Ferrer, and NY-based Grammy nominated artists, David Oquendo and Roman Diaz. Born and reared in Miami, of Cuban heritage, Onels musical environment was anchored by the music of his parents, Cuban masters, and richly influenced by the diversity of American music including Motown, funk, old school Rhythm & Blues, classical music and jazz greats, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Paquito DíRivera and John Coltrane. A graduate of the New World School of the Arts in Florida, he quickly became part of the local Miami music scene.
Arnetta Murrill-Crooms is one of those rapidly expanding musical virtuosos who have done just that! She continues to revolutionize the gospel music industry with a resilient creative edge. Remarkably, she has provided indisputable proof of her great talents and of an even greater future
Her debut project Self-Titled: “Arnetta Murrill-Crooms” is an authentic masterpiece validating she was standing on the edge of an artistic epiphany. The project features the incredible hit single “I Am God.” This single intensifies the very “eternality” and the ‘isness” of God, the great “I AM THAT I AM!”
she was featured on numerous projects including the legendary Bishop T.D. Jakes’ “Sacred Love Songs” CD with Arnetta singing lead on “Usher Me,”
Notably,” Arnetta was the lead vocalist for several of the gospel great Donald Lawrence’s CD projects. These projects include” “I Am God” on the “Bible Stories” CD “In The Presence Of a King – “Best of Restoring The Years” CD ”and “Love The Hurt Away” on “Tri City4.com” CD. Through her affiliation with Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, she has accumulated several Stellar and Dove awards, including distinguished Grammy nominations.
We did not get a chance to get into this topic due to technical problem that we were having here in Chicago. So tonight we will get it going on "Jealosy Amongst Close Friends". How is it that this happens? What types of events could occur in a close friendship that would make someone you call a "friend" jealous? If you have a situation or have experienced something like this, please feel free to join in and be part of show. Would love to hear your comments and feedback.
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We will discuss new segments coming to Rockafellaz Radio as well....
- Tea in Two - Dwight Allen O'Neal
Find out what going on on and whos doing it and why. All this by the one and only Dwight Allen O'Neal. Giving you the Tea in Two minutes.
- Happenins in The Idustry - Neal "TimeforAChange" Brown
Whats going on with who in the idustry these days? You can find all this out and more during "Happening in The Idustry" with Neal Brown.
We will also be discussing The fifth annual FLAVAMEN BLATINO AWARDS is an award for and by men of color. Vote for your favorite blogger, website, star, club and more! NOMINATIONS STARTING NOW!!!
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Join Nick K and guests as they discuss everything fashion related.
* Adam Levine married
* VMA nominations
* Olsen twins design a wedding gown
* Olivia Palermo's show collaboration
* Trend alert - frayed hems
* 7 must have pieces
* How to wear a lether jacket on every occasion
* Tips to make the perfect cutoff shorts
* Best and worst of the week
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Hicks (Miqael Persson) is an accomplished songwriter from the south of Sweden, with multiple Gold and Platinum records to his credit. His rock-edged songs have been recorded by artists like Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Giant (Dann Huff), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Little River Band, W.E.T. (Featuring Jeff Scott Soto), Grammy nominated Toby Hitchcock and Grammy winner, Barbados. He has also written with Nashville heavy-hitters like Anthony Smith, Dallas Rogers, Dennis Morgan and Sharon Vaughn. In late June 2014, “Hayride” will become his first official US radio single release on MTS Records.
South African singer-songwriter-guitarist Jonathan Butler is tending to his herb garden at his suburban Los Angeles home. Growing tomatoes, bell peppers, rosemary, sage and thyme, his new pastime that he says gives him “a new sense of heaven,” is part of a mindset he has cultivated that he has dubbed “the season of me.” The musical counterpart to this harvest season in the two-time Grammy® nominee’s life is Living My Dream, a bountiful feast of organically nurtured contemporary jazz instrumentals and soul-mined R&B vocal cuts—all original songs that he produced and tracked live in the House of Blues studio in Los Angeles.
“Each album is a page of your life and this is the season of Jonathan Butler, the season of me. It took years for me to be able to use the term ‘living my dream.’ I had to grow in my confidence and comfort and security first,” says Butler. “It’s one of those albums that I really didn’t think I had in me. I had been struggling, going through this emotional period. Last year was a transitional period. Once I got my wind and got back to a place of focus, it turned out to be the best experience for me. I had to be vulnerable to the songs. It was magical tracking the album and I felt surrounded by the positive vibes from everyone in the studio, especially [daughter] Jodie [Butler] and Dennis Dodd, Jr. They beat me up to write every day. They motivated and pushed me, and kept me focused. When others believe in you, it’s nothing to take lightly. Jodie and Dennis believed in me and I think we did something great on this album. I kept the production natural. These are all original compositions that came from the heart. It’s a classic Jonathan Butler album.”
July 24 - Blues Guitarist/Vocalist/Composer - Memphis Gold
Blues fans all over the world continue to discover the incredible sounds of Memphis Gold. Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, Memphis Gold, Chester Chandler was the thirteenth child of fourteen. His father also a musician introduced his son to the guitar at the tender age of 4. By the age of 8, he was a regular on historic Beale Street in Memphis where he played the guitar and danced for pocket change from the crowd.
Following in the footsteps of his famous cousins, Grammy Award Winner, Denise Williams, and Author/Activist/Comedian, Dick Gregory, Memphis has come a long way on a journey that has lasted half a century. Having released four full length albums to date, he has shared the stage with such artists as Bernard Allison, David Banner, James Brown, R.L. Burnside, Barbara Carr, Big Lucky Carter, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic All Stars, Deborah Coleman, Shemikca Copeland, Robert Cray, Eddie Cusac, John Hammond, Little Jimmy King, Bettye Lavette, Johnny Lang, Kenny Neal, Taj Mahal, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Bobby Parker, Louisianna Red, Lil Jimmy Reed, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Guitar Shorty, Elder Utah Smith, Mavis Staples, Hubert Sumlin, Roomful of Blues, Sister Rosetta Tharpe , Otis Rush, The Temptations, Jimmy Vaughn, and many more.
Get ready for an hour of some good old, down home, foot thumpin blues. As the saying goes, Memphis Gold is definitely the real deal.
Co-Hosts, and brothers, Ernest and Matthew Thacker talk about bluegrass (and traditional country) music, including its roots and culture.The Thacker Brothers will play songs, conduct in-depth interviews with both bluegrass veterans and newcomers, and relate it all to the time they spent on the road together, touring as Ernie Thacker and Route 23.Tune in every Wednesday night, 10pm-12am EST, and join the conversation by calling in.Only on TRUE Radio Entertainment
Like many popular leading men of Hollywood’s heyday, Garner boasted all-American good looks and a winning personality that carried him through comedy and drama alike. Garner won two Emmys and racked up a total of 15 nominations. He had his greatest impact in television, first on “Maverick” in the ’50s and then in the ’70s on “The Rockford Files,” for which he won an Emmy in 1977 Variety
“What you saw is what you got,” childhood friend, Roy Hamilton
Garner was born James Bumgarner but changed his name for Hollywood. His relatives say the name was the only thing that changed.
“As much as people liked what they saw of him on television and in the movies, I think they’d like him even better if they would’ve known him in person,” said nephew, Terry Bumgarner. Norman Transcript
James Garner was Jim Rockford. Jerry Pippin
Budding R&B star Marvin Ambrosius knows the value of working with legends—and relatives. “I’m very proud of Friends and Lovers,” he tells Fresh Perspectives Radio host Nikki Rich of sister Marsha Ambrosius’ new album. “The song we did together, Spend All My Time, was originally a love song but it turned into a family song about my loved ones—my auntie and nan. Then Charlie Wilson got onboard, and now it’s got that billionaire feeling,” he adds of The Gap Band frontman. You listen to it and it’s like, This is why we do music. I never thought I’d have my name next to Charlie in a credit. But now I made a bet with Marsha. I said, If you get a Grammy—and this album is gonna win; you can’t be nominated 13 times and not win on your next one—I told her we’ll be there with Charlie goin’ thank you! Because he’s gonna be the reason we got it.”