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“I Am Charlie Wilson” – The Gap Band, despair, addiction and back. Interview with the Soul singer on his upcoming memoir and the life that’s filled its pages

…..”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 […]

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

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 […]

Music Interview: Donell Jones on His Latest CD “Forever” and Finding that Special Someone

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,” […]

Music Interview: Faith Evans on TV Show ‘R&B Divas’ and Making Music

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 […]

CD Review: Love Has No Recession by Kindred

Review By: LeLe Symone For the last decade, Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon, AKA Kindred the Family Soul, have fallen in love, married and raised a family while dropping hit songs about life and relationships. Now, ten years, a web-series (“6 Is It”) and a toddler later, the Philidelphia natives return with their latest CD, Love Has No […]

Musician Interview: Marsha Ambrosius the Person and Artist

Interview By: Lele Symone Her voice? Ethereal. Her pen game? Immaculate. And her success? Inevitable. With two back-to-back concert tours, a number one debut CD and a resume that reads like a “Who’s Who of Soul and Hip-Hop,” Marsha Ambrosius is having a stellar year. As one half of the London, England-hailing duo, Floetry, Natalie […]

DARYL HALL Releases New Solo Album Laughing Down Crying – out September 27

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary singer-songwriter Daryl Hall is set to release his fifth solo studio album, Laughing Down Crying , on September 27 (Verve Forecast).  With his iconic soulful vocals, Hall’s newest collection feels fresh and current while still maintaining his signature style and songwriting prowess.  Hall was joined in the […]

CD Review: Unbelievable by Keke Wyatt

Review By: Melody Charles Few female R&B artists on the scene have a voice as piercing and as powerful as KeKe Wyatt’s: thanks to a pair of sizzling duets with another certified soul talent, Avant (“Nothing In This World” and a potent Rene & Angela remake, “My First Love”), KeKe’s debut CD went gold and […]

Interview: Freddie Jackson: Droppin Knowledge. Yungsters listen up

FREDDIE JACKSON: Coming from the Heart and Soul By: Melody Charles He’s a Harlem-born, church-cultivated  word-processor-turned crooner who, just over 25 years ago, cemented his status among other R&B love men of that time by hitting it big with the number one smash “Rock Me Tonight.” Downright inescapable in the 80s and 90’s with songs […]