....."Give me a hit," I croaked into her ear, sure I could score a little something from her out there on the street. "I'm clean, Charlie. Have been for three years," [my cousin Shirley] said, her voice cracking. "Three years?" I yelled.....While I contemplated the thought, Shirley started to full-on cry, her face contorted, tears leaving streaks down her cheeks and chin. … [Read more...] about “I Am Charlie Wilson” – The Gap Band, despair, addiction and back.
Review by: Le Le Symone Soul artists that have been productive and in demand for decades are few and far between, especially ones who have been dropping hits "from the 8-Track to the iPod" generation. Ronald Isley has proven himself to be one of those rarities, a performer who refuses to rest on his mighty laurels even after 50+ years in the music biz. Thanks to the embrace … [Read more...] about CD Review: Ron Isley’s “This Song is for You”…refusing to rest on his mighty laurels even after 50+ years in the music biz
Written By: Melody Charles You can't exactly tell from his youthful look, buttery croon and playful demeanor, but Donell Jones is a certified veteran in the music game. With gold and platinum-selling CDs in his catalog and an enviable arsenal of pop and R&B hits ("Where I Wanna Be," "You Know That I love You," "Love Like This" and his signature take on the Stevie Wonder … [Read more...] about Music Interview: Donell Jones on His Latest CD “Forever” and Finding that Special Someone
Written By: Melody Charles If you're a music fan who reminisces fondly about 1990s R&B, your recollections wouldn't be complete without mentioning Faith Evans. Not only did the mulch-faceted singer and songwriter carve out her musical legacy behind the boards for some of the biggest and brightest in the business (Mary J. Blige, SWV and Usher, to name a few), she … [Read more...] about Music Interview: Faith Evans on TV Show ‘R&B Divas’ and Making Music