The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B singing group from Oakland, California, who achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Spanning over four decades, their repertoire has included such diverse genres as pop, disco, jazz, electronic music, bebop, blues, … Continue reading 10 Classic Songs Recorded By The Pointer Sisters
Nick Ashford (born May 4, 1942, Fairfield, South Carolina) and Valerie Simpson (born Aug 26, 1946, New York City, New York) have two careers, as songwriters and as performers, with the former seemingly more important than the latter until the mid-’80s. The two … Continue reading 10 Classic Songs Recorded By The Legendary Duo Ashford & Simpson
When I decided to create a post about the 10 R&B Albums I regard as masterpieces, I didn’t realize how difficult making a top ten would become. As I began to accumulate my albums, I noticed that I exceeded my … Continue reading 10 R&B Albums I Regard As Music Masterpieces – Vol. 1
The 80’s r&b scene was a time when female r&b had a heavy presence on the charts and legendary Stephanie Mills was one of those r&b ladies. Miss Mills made a name for herself during this era by scoring 5 … Continue reading 10 Classic Stephanie Mills Songs
Although Prince is regarded as the “Architect”, The Time played a major part in the formation and success of the Minneapolis Sound of the 80’s and 90’s. The Time ‘s original members consisted of Morris Day as lead singer, Jellybean … Continue reading 10 Classic Songs By Morris Day & The Time
10. The Birth Of A Band (1959) “The Birth Of A Band” was released in 1959 and includes by legendary musicians Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, and Phil Woods. 9. Explores The Music Of Henry Mancini (1964) “Explores The Music Of Henry … Continue reading 10 Quincy Jones Albums From The 50’s & 60’s That Are Great For Cocktail Hour.
“Always and Forever” is an R&B song written by Rod Temperton and produced by Barry Blue. It was first recorded by the British-based multinational funk–discoband Heatwave in 1976. Released as a single on December 3, 1977, the song is included on Heatwave’s debut album Too Hot to Handle (1976) and … Continue reading 10 Singers That Covered The Heatwave Classic Song “Always And Forever”
10. Naked To The World (1988) “Naked To The World” has a more high-tech, contemporary-sounding (by 1988 standards) approach to production without abandoning the classic soulful and dramatic elements that made her ballad work so appealing to begin with. 9. … Continue reading 10 Dramatic Ballads By “Vanilla Child” Teena Marie
10. Teen Dream – Toy (1987) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huKle5YsJF4 Brown Mark wrote and produced the track “Toy” for R&B/Pop group Teen Dream; from the album “Let’s Get Busy” . (1987) 9. Teen Dream – Puppy Love (1987) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofo3u28JHF0 Brown Mark wrote and … Continue reading 10 Songs To Seek Out Produced By Legendary Revolution Member Brown Mark
10. Love Serenade Part 1 – (1975) Love Serenade was never a single but a cult classic in regards to classic “Bluelight Ballads”. Barry speaks throughout the number hypnotizing the female listener. 9. Just The Way You Are (1978) … Continue reading 10 Barry White Songs That Make Women Want To Make Love.