R.I.P. – Amy Winehouse Joins The 27 Club…

Amy Winehouse

What do I mean by the “27 Club“??  Well, if you do some research….there are scores of musicians and entertainers that were only 27 years old when they passed away.  Most of them by accidental overdose, other tragedies or mysterious circumstances.  An impressive list really…the most notable being, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim [...]

Slow Jam Sundays: John Mayer – I Don’t Trust Myself With Loving You…

Ahhh John Mayer, I have heard strong opinions of him.  Either you love him or hate him. Most of the latter stems from his dalliances with women but he is a musician…isn’t he allowed?  What other musicians have you known that were the marrying type when they are in their heyday??  Name one… exactly.  He [...]

Slow Jam Sundays: Aaliyah – I Care 4 U…

My oh my oh my…I do love this song. There is something about Aaliyah’s voice…she was so sweet and most definitely talented. It truly is a shame that her life was cut short just as she was beginning to soar as a performer. This song has so much old school influence (my mother LOVES this [...]

Slow Jam Sundays: Raheem DeVaughn – Ask Yourself…

Wooooo! Another beautiful voice that reminds me of one from the past. Raheem DeVaughn is a self proclaimed “R&B hippie neo-soul rock star” but to me….his voice sounds like smooth creamy melted chocolate.  His melodies are so very effortless….he slips in an out of falsetto forcing comparisons to D’Angelo (I miss him…) and Donny Hathaway [...]

Slow Jam Sundays: Jodeci – “Stay”…

Ahhh Jodeci….the quintessential thug boy band that could blow.  Something about their voices (K-Ci sounds SO MUCH like Bobby Womack to me) and their strange thugged out look (so 90′s…SO Puffy) And even though all of them (especially K-Ci) looked like crackheads that weighed approximately 85 pounds soaking wet, we still LOVED their music. I [...]

Slow Jam Sundays: Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry “Say Yes”…

Okay, this is by far one of my most favorite groups and they of course have gone their separate ways.  The combo of Marsha’s jazzy vocals with Natalie’s hip hop inspired raps were genius…but obviously too confining for the duo.  Natalie Stewart left the group not soon after their second release with no real explanation. [...]