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  • 01:08

    Thelma Houston and Janitor: New Release

    in Music

    Grammy Winning Disco Diva Thelma Houston Collaborates With Janitor a young Producer/Musician and release their New EP entitled FORTY TWO.
    Original songs aren’t a dime a dozen. It may be hard to recreate such a sound from one of American music’s most famous disco diva icons, Thelma Houston.  Add into the mix a 28 year old producer named JANITOR who is deeply embedded in the Los Angeles indie rock scene and you have “fortytwo” - the EP concept and the actual age difference between Houston and JANITOR and an innovative new side-project that challenges the limit of an unlikely collaboration that incorporates both contemporary and vintage sounds.
    Houston is well-known to the world of Disco, R&B and Motown. One of her most notable singles during that period was "You've Been Doing Wrong for So Long" which secured her a Grammy nomination for a Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Houston released her third album Any Way You Like It in 1976. The first single released was her version of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ 1975 song "Don’t Leave Me This Way”. In February 1977 the track hit Number 1 in the U.S. on the R&B and Club Play Singles charts and in April 1977 on the Hot 100 Charts. "Don't Leave Me This Way" won Houston the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the Grammys for 1977.
    Infusing electronic and R&B and indie pop music, listeners can hear almost every genre in the five-song EP as JANITOR cites his taste in everything from jazz, hip hop to powerpop. Each song is a journey that starts from dark to light – raw, uncensored, thought-provoking lyrics is what JANITOR describes as “Conscious Club” music. They are making music that has a specific idea around it.  It’s also the next generation of Thelma’s sound

  • 01:27

    Thelma Houston - Grammy Award Singer & Motown Legend

    in Music

    Colored People® Network Presents:


    Grammy Award Singer & Motown Legend Thelma Houston


    Houston is well-known to the world of Disco, R&B and Motown. One of her most notable singles during that period was "You've Been Doing Wrong for So Long" which secured her a Grammy nomination for a Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Houston released her third album Any Way You Like It in 1976. The first single released was her version of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ 1975 song "Don’t Leave Me This Way”. In February 1977 the track hit Number 1 in the U.S. on the R&B and Club Play Singles charts and in April 1977 on the Hot 100 Charts. "Don't Leave Me This Way" won Houston the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the Grammys for 1977.


    Thelma's Grammy-honored career spans four decades of American musical history, yet her vocals have never sounded richer than today.


    Thelma Houston & JANITOR met in 2012 while performing at a benefit concert in Northern California. He played cello. She sang. Despite the 42 years between them, a musical bond was clear. Writing and recording music since 2012, Thelma & JANITOR are pleased to release their debut EP, “fortytwo” ­named for the difference in their ages. The five-song EP maps a journey of success and struggle in Thelma's words and a genre-defying tapestry of contemporary and vintage sounds in JANITOR’s beats.


    Meet the Legendary Thelma Houston and share her life and latest collaboration with producer Janitor. Sponsored by: ZealForLifeProducts.com

  • 01:49

    Holly Stephey & Thelma Houston and JANITOR NEW EP!

    in Music

    Houston is well-known to the world of Disco, R&B and Motown. One of her most notable singles during that period was "You've Been Doing Wrong for So Long" which secured her a Grammy nomination for a Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Houston released her third album Any Way You Like It in 1976. The first single released was her version of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ 1975 song "Don’t Leave Me This Way”. In February 1977 the track hit Number 1 in the U.S. on the R&B and Club Play Singles charts and in April 1977 on the Hot 100 Charts. "Don't Leave Me This Way" won Houston the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the Grammys for 1977.Most recently she has teamed up with JANITOR, an up-and-coming producer and multi-instrumentalist who has played on hundreds of records as a cellist and bassist for veteran bands. Together they have formed this creative relationship built on respect and friendship.This project is a testament to how an unlikely pairing can collaborate as they formed this partnership by creating songs that truly speak about their issues.  Keeping an open mind, blending genres, styles, and focusing on the emotional context is what “fortytwo,” is about .Original songs aren’t a dime a dozen. It may be hard to recreate such a sound from one of American music’s most famous disco diva icons, Thelma Houston.  Add into the mix a 28 year old producer named JANITOR who is deeply embedded in the Los Angeles indie rock scene and you have “fortytwo” - the EP concept and the actual age difference between Houston and JANITOR and an innovative new side-project that challenges the limit of an unlikely collaboration that incorporates both contemporary and vintage sounds.

  • 01:00

    Thelma Houston

    in Entertainment


    Grammy legend, Thelma Houston continues to celebrate her outstanding career (over 21 albums) and shows no signs of slowing down. This August 14th release courtesy of Shout! Factory, will release Thelma Houston’s latest musical gift, “A Woman’s Touch.” This spectacular CD features Thelma’s rich interpretations of many classic R&B and pop recordings, originally made famous by such male vocalists as Luther Vandross, Rev. Al Green, Sting and Marvin Gaye among others.

  • 01:46

    Victor Green, Willie Simmons, Ivory Sully, Ken Houston, David Meltzer...

    in Football

    This week on Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: former Jets DB Victor Green, Prairie View A&M Head Coach Willie Simmons, former Rams DB Ivory Sully, Houston Oillers Hall of Fame Safety Ken Houston and in our weekly "12th Man" segment Sports 1 Marketing CEO David Meltzer will be joined by Arizona State Athletic Director Ray Anderson.


    Join Chris Mascaro and Bob Lazzari every Thursday night from 8:00-10:00 PM EST as they talk with current and former players and coaches from around the NFL & CFL on "Thursday Night Tailgate." Chris and Bob talk football with the greats of the game year round so set a reminder, you don't want to miss an episode. Plus, check out the TNT web site: www.thursdaynighttailgate.com to keep track of upcoming guests, stream or download any of our archived episodes, plus see what players are saying about the show.


    “I want to congratulate you on your outstanding show. I’m extraordinarily impressed. I’ve been on a lot of shows over the years in various cities but this one is exceptional."  Andy Russell, Former Pittsburgh Steelers LB

  • 02:01

    Blacktopia Presents Crossing The T's: Grown Folks Radio

    in Podcasting

    The panel will discuss what is the meaning of Civil Rights Assets? What's the cause, effect, and solution to the problems the Black community faces? How the Black community can come together to influence Government, Politics, and policies that can benefit us as a people. Also, the panel will dissect current cases in the local and national media to figure how to prevent these issues from happening in the future.

  • 01:21

    YGY 2015 Series Preview Show: Yankees-Braves Preview (8/28-8/30)

    in Baseball

    On tonight's episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, host and senior staff writer Ricky Keeler gives his takeaways from the Yankees' series against the Houston Astros, which included the return of Michael Pineda to the rotation and Mark Teixeira to the starting lineup. However, with New York scoring only four runs in the series, is it time to panic about the Yankees' offense? 


    Then, Johnathan Savitske and John Buhler from ATL All Day join the show to help Ricky preview the Yankees-Braves series. John and Jonathan will give their take on the Braves' rebuilding plans, Brian McCann coming back to Atlanta for the weekend, and how Atlanta has scored the fewest runs in baseball. Plus, with Craig Kimbrel gone and Jason Grilli gone, how has Atlanta's makeshift bullpen been doing? Ricky, Jonathan, and John will breakdown the pitching matchups and give you their players to watch. 


    After that segment, Ricky will air a special interview he did Monday night with Yankees' first round James Kaprielian, who is currently pitching for the Staten Island Yankees. 


    As always, you can interact with the show at anytime by calling us at (347)-324-5455 or tweeting us: @YGYRadioShow


     


     

  • Roy Jones Jr talks about upcoming fight; Texans - Hard Knocks & Astros Run....

    in Sports

    Does it ever seem that some athletes hold on to their professional careers too long? Well, that might be easy for you to say if you've never walked in their shoes or if you don't understand what motivates them. 46-year old Roy Jones, Jr. is a former world champion and in the 90's considered to be the fighter of the decade. Well, Jones is back in the ring and many people are asking why. Jones joins us to talk about his career, his future plans and some of his business dealings as he prepares to face Danny Sanitago in St. Marteen  August 29th.  It's football season, so we will of course talk about what's happening around the NFL. Injuries, roster updates and more. Plus we'll talk about the Houston Texans and have our weekly "Hard Knocks" update. Then we'll talk a little baseball and see if your crystal ball can give us any insight into posteason. The Houston Astros are trying to make the playoffs for the first time in a decade. If rookie sensation Carlos Correa has anything to say about they will! All of this and more as we get you ready to have "Chalk Talk" in the board room; classroom or whatever room you need to impress in. 

  • 00:24

    Bringing Your Business Ideas to Life

    in Work

    A great idea for a new business or to expand your existing homebased business, might just as well be a lousy idea if you are not taking the opportunity to bring that business idea to life. The trinity to bringing your business ideas to life is Time, Money, and Abilities. Get informed. Ask questions. If you already own a homebased business and find you can't do it alone. Get help now. Ask questions! Seek answers! Begin to do something now! A great idea does not put itself into action. A great thinker makes great ideas reality. Work for life is a job readiness training organization that has helped people across America to get their ideas up and operating. We want to help those especially in the Houston area do more, get second chances, or being at entry level. A 9 to 5? A homebased business? Work for Life can help you, beginning here, today. Listen to my recent show now. Then contact here today www.blogtalkradio.com/workforlife with your question or comments. email me wfl@workforlife.net I'm online www.twitter.com/workforlifebea

  • 00:32

    Marketing Pulpit - TX (MPI-TX)

    in Marketing

    Tune in  each Thursday Morning from 10:30-11:00 AM (CDT) and 11:30-12:00 AM (EST) to The Little Flower Literacy and Economics Radio Show. Hosted by Dr. Florita Bell Griffin in Houston, Texas and Leon Gatewood in Morven, North Carolina, the Little Flower Show addresses the connection between illiteracy, economics and communities. The show is an affiliate of Marketing Pulpit International, Washington D.C.


    Dr. Griffin, a Houston, Texas author, creative director, urban planner and urban and regional scientist, is concerned with analytical approaches to problems that are specifically urban, rural and regional in nature. Functional illiteracy in youth, and its link to the economic stability of communities is an urban, rural and regional problem that deeply concerns her. She believes that improving literacy is the way forward for communities who want to boost their local economy, and that investing in creative literacy vehicles today is necessary for building a solid and secure future tomorrow.


    Leon Gatewood, is the co-founder and CEO of Helping Our Loved Ones Learn And Achieve! HOLLA!, a non-profit Community Development Corporation in Morven, North Carolina, with a youth literacy mission. Since formally organizing in 2011, HOLLA! has caused over a half million dollars to be injected into the Morven Community, which using the Economic Multiplier Effect equates to approximately two million dollars.

  • Do the Mets Take Over the City?, Dodgers, Kevin's Random Q's (08-26-15)

    in Sports

    Mets continue their hot streak in Philadelphia and beat the Phillies to maintain their lead on the NL East.  Do the Mets now have a complete team ready for the postseason?   We look at the Mets in the 2nd half plus the Dodgers come off the rails in Houston but rebound slightly in Cincinnati.  Just how good are the Dodgers?  The lack of reliable pitching comes into question, Dave covers the particulars.  In Hour 2, Kevin returns for "Kevin's Random Questions" and we ask Kev why did the Red Sox fire Don Orsillo from the broadcast booth despite their problems being on the field?  That and more with the Patriots and the NFL this season.   Kevin and Dave offer predictions plus more.